The ideal location of the island is situated for visitors to travel to/from all four corners of the world, making it a perfect location and one with excellent transportation and communication infrastructure.
Travellers to the Republic of Cyprus may enter only through the legal points of entry: Larnaca and Paphos International Airports, or the Larnaca and Limassol ports. The closest airport to Nicosia is Larnaca International Airport (49 km). Please note that you should not arrive from the occupied Northern Cyprus.
The best airport to fly into is Larnaca International Airport as the conference will be held in Nicosia (approximately 40 minutes from Larnaca Airport). Conference organisers are arranging for transportation for delegates at a special price. Please see more information here.
The island has two airports:
An approximate indication of flight times from Larnaca or Paphos International airports to major destinations in various parts of the world are the following:
|London: 4.5 hours||Frankfurt: 3 hours||Prague: 2.5 hours|
|Amsterdam: 4 hours||Budapest: 2.5 hours||Athens: 1.5 hours|
|Paris: 4 hours||Vienna: 2.5 hours||Cairo: 1 hour|
|Moscow: 3 hours||Brussels: 4 hours||Hong Kong: 11 hours|
|New York: 11 hours||Toronto: 12 hours||Sydney: 18.5 hours|
c. Airlines and destinations (that fly to and from Cyprus)
To/from Larnaca International Airport:
|Aegean Airlines||Aeroflot Airlines|
|Air Baltic||Air Malta|
|Air Moldova||Air Serbia|
|Austrian Airlines||Belavia Airlines|
|Blue Air||British Airways|
|Enter Air||EasyJet / EasyJet Switz|
|Edelweiss Air||Egypt Air|
|El Al (UP by El Al)||FlyNiki|
|Globus / S7||Gulf Air|
|Lot Polish Airlines||Lufthansa|
|Mahan Air||Middle East Airlines|
|Monarch||Norwegian Air Shuffle|
|Primera Air||Qatar Airways|
|Qeshm Airlines||Rossiya Airlines|
|Royal Jordanian||Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)|
|Swiss International Airlines||Small Planet Airlines|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||Thomas Cook Scandinavia|
|Transavia Airlines/Transavia France||Travel Service Airlines|
|TUI Fly Nordic||Ural Airlines|
|Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)||Vueling Airlines|
|Wizz Air / Wizz Air Ukraine||Wind Rose Aviation|
(Information obtained from the official site of the airport - http://www.hermesairports.com)
d. Visa Requirements
Passports and visas (information on this subject is for informational purposes only)
Entry regulations apply only to the areas controlled by the Government of the Republic Cyprus.
Passport required, except for holders of:
The Government of the Republic of Cyprus strictly refuses admission to:
A) No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days for all bona fide tourists nationals of the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See (State of Vatican), Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.
* British overseas citizens who are not nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland territory citizens who own the right of abode in the United Kingdom are British subjects for community purposes and enjoy the same rights as citizens of the United Kingdom.
B) Additional categories of persons who do NOT require a visa:
C) List of third countries whose citizens are required to have a visa. States:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova*, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Marianas (Islands), Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian National Authority, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
* visa is not required for holders of biometric passports
D) Categories of visas:
This visa entitles aliens who seek to enter the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, for reasons other than immigration, to enter once or several times. The duration of each visit may not, however, exceed three months in any half year, starting from the date of first entry.
As a general rule, this visa may be issued for one or several entries.
In the case of aliens who need to travel frequently to Cyprus, e.g., business, short-stay visas may be issued for several visits, provided that the total length of these visits does not exceed three months in any half year. This multiple-entry visa may be valid for one year and, in exceptional cases, for more than a year, but for no more than five years for certain categories of persons.
E) Where to obtain a visa:
Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad, if there is no Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Cyprus close by.
F) Visa Application Procedure and Documents Required:
Applications / Forms
In order to download the relevant forms please press the links below:
For any further information please contact the:
Schengen and Consular Affairs Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus,
Presidential Palace Avenue,
Tel: +357 22 22651113
Fax: +357 22 661881 / 665313 / 665778
Information obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Last Update: 5/6/2015) (www.mfa.gov.cy – Consular Information)