Cyprus – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Advisory Issued August 21, 2019

Exercise normal precautions when traveling in Cyprus.

Do not attempt to enter the United Nations buffer zone at any place other than a designated crossing point. Police and UN forces strictly enforce this restriction. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Cyprus:

UN Buffer Zone: Since 1974, the southern part of Cyprus has been under the control of the government of the Republic of Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus, administered by Turkish Cypriots, proclaimed itself the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (“TRNC”) in 1983. The United States does not recognize the “TRNC,” nor does any country other than Turkey. A buffer zone patrolled by the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, separates the two sides. For U.S. citizen travelers:

  • Enter and exit the Republic of Cyprus ONLY at Larnaca and Paphos airports and at the seaports of Limassol, Larnaca, and Paphos. The Republic of Cyprus does not consider entry at Ercan Airport in the north to be a “legal” entrance into Cyprus.
  • You cannot receive a residency permit from the Republic of Cyprus to reside in the area north of the UN buffer zone.

Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor edits.


Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/cyprus-travel-advisory.html
Originally Published: August 21, 2019

No posts found.

Hungary – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Advisory Issued August 22, 2019

Exercise normal precautions in Hungary. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to …
Read More

San Marino Travel Advisory On August 21, 2019

This advice has been reviewed in full; Entry requirements section (Passport validity) – revised guidance on passport validity Travel Advisory …
Read More

Cuba Travel Advisory On August 21, 2019

This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment Travel Advisory Published: August 21, 2019 15:21 Cited Source: …
Read More

Central African Republic Travel Advisory On August 21, 2019

Safety and security (Local travel) – removal of information on clashes in Alindao in November 2018 Travel Advisory Published: August …
Read More