Cyprus Entry Requirements

Please see all the related information below such as information about travelling documents, legal points of entry and much more.

Travelling Documents

Just like any other country, travelling to Cyprus is simple and easy. The documentation required, sometimes may vary based on your nationality. It is required that all travellers must have a valid passport for a stay of up to 90 days, except citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway who may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided it bears a photo. Other, non-EU third country nationals must have a visa. For more detailed information please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Legal Points of Entry

Cyprus Island has the following legal ports into the Republic of Cyprus and those are Larnaca (Larnaka) and Paphos (Pafos) airports, as well as the ports of Larnaca (Larnaka), Lemesos (Limassol), Latsi and Pafos (Paphos). All of the entry points to the island are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. Any other entry into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus via any other port or airport in which the Government of the Republic does not exercise effective control (Turkish occupied areas) is illegal.

Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Cyprus Abroad

Detailed information concerning Cyprus's Embassies and High Commissions abroad can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Travelling With a Pet

Travellers that are coming from an EU Member country, they are allowed to bring their pets to Cyprus but they have to possess a passport or an animal health certificate. For those, who are coming from a non-EU country, they will also need a vaccination certificate (especially showing vaccination against rabies).

Notes:

  • All animals must be transported in cages made in accordance to IATA specifications.
  • A veterinary officer or the duty customs officer will inspect the animals and their accompanying documents on arrival.
  • All animalls that fulfil the relevant veterinary provisions will be allowed to enter without being subject to quarantine.
  • The Veterinary Officer in charge decides on the basis of the relevant veterinary provisions whether the animal will be quarantined or not.
  • Flight details or the name of the vessel with which the animal is due to arrive in the island should be known by the District Veterinary Officer at the point of entry, two days prior to arrival.
  • The Republic of Cyprus does not allow the following breeds of dogsare regardless of their country of origin:
  • American Pitbull Terrier, Pitbull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Inu, Dogo Argentino, Argentinean Mastiff, Fila Brasileiro, Brazilian Mastiff.

For more information please refer to the Veterinary Services ,of the Agriculture Natural Resources and Environment.

Importing Products

All travellers that enter Cyprus is entitled to import the following duty free articles (not intended for commercial purposes), provided they are carried in the passengers' hand luggage or accompanying baggage:

Tobacco

  • 800 cigarettes
  • 400 cigarillos
  • 200 cigars
  • 1kg of tobacco

Alcohol

  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 20 litres fortified wine, (such as port or sherry)
  • 90 litres of wine (of which, a maximum of 60 litres of sparkling wine)
  • 110 litres of beer

* Persons that are under seventeen are not allowed to duty free tobacco products and alcohol. It is forbidden to import agricultural products or propagating stock such as fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, dry nuts, seeds, cuttings, without the approval of the responsible authorities. Drug use or possession is strictly prohibited and the import of fire arms, ammunition, explosives, knives, daggers, swords is also strictly prohibited. In addition, prohibited or restricted are pirated or counter feit goods, uncooked meat, fish, milk and dairy products.