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Region: Middle East-West Asia


Passport Validity
European Union passports: must be valid on the date of return. Non EU passports require three months validity on the date of return.
Other Documents
Travellers require proof of sufficient funds and a return airline ticket.
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets are permitted transit without visa in international transit area for up to 24 hours.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Exemption also applies for passports of British Overseas Territories.
  2. For the following passports, visa exemption applies only for biometric passports: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine.
  3. Regarding the territories under Turkish Cypriot occupation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns: "Currently, it is possible for foreign visitors who visit the government-controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus, to cross to the occupied areas. Staying in Greek Cypriots’ property, including hotels in the occupied areas, which are being illegally exploited, would put you at great risk of possible legal action on the part of the owners. Travelers entering the Republic of Cyprus via the illegal / closed airports and ports (i.e. all the airports and ports in the occupied areas), are in breach of national law of the Republic of Cyprus".

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-03-16
Global Ban and Quarantine
(Source: Cyprus Press and Information Office)
  1. Starting March 16 and until April 30, entry denied to all travellers.
  2. Citizens and legal residents of Cyprus, travellers employed in Cyprus, and travellers attending educational institutions in Cyprus are excepted and allowed entry, provided that upon arrival they submit a medical certificate (issued no more than 4 days before) showing that they have been tested for coronavirus by certified medical centers in their country of origin.
  3. All travellers who are granted entry, regardless of their country of origin, will be placed under a 14-day compulsory quarantine at accommodation facilities designated by the government.