TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN VISITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT RELATED TO TRAVELLING TO CYPRUS BY DISPLACED THIRD COUNTRY CITIZENS AND UKRAINIANS
The Republic of Cyprus, in line with Article 5 of Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001 concerning the mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine following the hostilities which began on 24 February 2022, decided that it will accept entry into its territory of the following categories of displaced persons:
a Holders of valid biometric and non biometric passports, irrespective of their expiration date. Holders of non biometric passports do not need a visa.
b Holders of expired biometric or non biometric passports.
c Holders of Identification Cards issued by the Government of Ukraine.
d Holders of internal passports issued by the Government of Ukraine.
e Holders of Temporary Travel Documents (laissez-passer) issued by the Government of Ukraine in case they are not in possession of the above documents (a to d)
f Underage Children which are included in their mothers passport. Original or copies of birth certificates of infants and children are accepted for entry to the Republic of Cyprus on the condition that their authenticity is certified by the Ukrainian diplomatic missions. It is suggested, if possible, that in the case of infants, a certified written consent from the parent /parents who is /are not accompanying them is made.
g Students and Workers legally residing in Ukraine before February 24th
It is noted that within 30 days from their arrival in Cyprus, Ukrainian citizens should apply to the Civil Registry and Migration Department for the issue of a residence permit. Therefore, they have to receive from the Embassy of Ukraine in Nicosia any documents requested by the said Department.
Covid-19 Travel Protocol (PDF version): https://www.tourism.gov.cy/tourism/tourism.nsf/All/984DE7909287817AC22587D80032FBC9?OpenDocument
Announcements by Dep. Ministry of Tourism: https://www.tourism.gov.cy/tourism/tourism.nsf/announcements_en/announcements_en?OpenDocument
Updates for COVID-19: https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/eng/categories/press-releases
COVID-19 Destination Protocol, Cyprus available under link:
Current entry regulations:
Consular Affairs, Visa Policy and Travel Information
Visa applications must be submitted no later than 14 days before the intended date of departure.
Citizens of the European Union (including Poland and Lithuania): The travel document entitling to visa-free entry and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for up to 90 days (within every 6 months counting from the date of the first entry) is a passport (it should be valid at least until the date of departure from Cyprus) or a valid identity card (as long as it is a document with a photo ID).
Children and infants: should have their own travel document - passport or identity card.
Other general information for Polish citizens travelling to Cyprus is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland: Guidebook "Polish citizen abroad".
Third-country nationals in possession of a valid Schengen double or multiple entry visa or a visa of this kind issued by Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania, as well as persons in possession of a residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Member States or by Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania, do not need a short-term visa to enter Cyprus for a stay not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period. This provision does not apply to Turkish and Azerbaijani nationals, who are subject to the standard procedure for issuing visas.
The Republic of Cyprus has adopted the provisions of Decision No 565/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 introducing a simplified regime for the control of persons at the external borders based on the unilateral recognition by Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania of certain documents as equivalent to their national visas for transit through or intended stays on their territories not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.
Third-country nationals planning to travel to Cyprus must be in possession of a valid travel document for crossing the border, which should be valid for at least three months after the intended date of departure from the Republic of Cyprus and which has been issued within the last 10 years.
1. the Government of the Republic of Cyprus is recognised by the international community as the only legitimate government on the island, which has been a member state of the EU since 1 May 2004 and also belongs to the UN and other international organisations. The Government of the Republic of Cyprus cannot exercise effective control over the areas occupied by Turkey. The so-called 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus' is not recognised by any state except Turkey, nor by any international organisation. On the basis of UN Security Council Resolutions 541 (1983) and 550 (1984), the international community categorically condemned the unilateral declaration of independence of the TRNC and declared it illegal and invalid.
(2) Currently, foreign tourists who travel to the Republic of Cyprus can go to the occupied areas. To do so, they have to cross the Green Line at designated places. Only persons who have entered Cyprus through the areas where the Government of the Republic of Cyprus exercise effective control are entitled to cross the Green Line (see section no. 4).
(3) Staying in illegally operated hotels owned by Greek Cypriots may expose tourists to financial claims by the rightful owners.
(4) The boundaries of the Republic of Cyprus can only be crossed through the crossing points at Larnaca and Paphos airports and the maritime crossing points at Larnaca, Limasol, Paphos and Latchi, located in the areas administered by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. Entry into the Republic of Cyprus through airports or seaports located in the so-called "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (the occupied part of the island) shall be treated as illegal by the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus. The Government of the Republic of Cyprus may impose sanctions on persons who enter the island through illegal/closed airports and seaports (i.e. all airports and ports in the occupied areas). Therefore, persons travelling to Cyprus are advised to enter Cyprus only through legal border crossings.
Persons wishing to take up employment in Cyprus must have a work permit issued by the Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Cyprus Ministry of Interior. Persons holding such a document do not need a visa to Cyprus.
Visa application form
To download the relevant form (Visa application form, Assumption of Responsibility form) , please click the link below:
Information regarding immigration permit for third country nationals:
• 17/04/2013 Grant of an Immigration Permit, within the Scope of the Fast-Track Procedure
• 17/04/2013 Permanent Resident Permit
For any further information please contact the:
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Warsaw (Monday – Friday, between 10:00 – 13:00)
ul. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego 70
Tel: +48 22 844 45 77, +48 22 844 08 16, +48 22 845 11 10
Fax: +48 22 844 25 58
Division of Schengen, Consular Affairs and Crisis Management
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus,
Presidential Palace Avenue
Tel: +357 22 401124 / 401131
Fax: +357 22 661881 / 665313 / 665778