Republic of Cyprus

Travel Information for Cypriot Nationals

Country : Turkey

Travel Advice : Avoid non-essential travel

Details : Following a coup attempt on 15/07/2016 the situation in Turkey remains unsettled and a state of emergency is still in place. Further deterioration of the situation cannot be excluded. In addition the country has experienced numerous bomb attacks on its territory in the last years, faces a high terrorist threat and further terrorist attacks may be repeated.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) urges all Cypriot citizens who intend to travel to Turkey in the coming period to avoid doing so. The MFA also advises Cypriot citizens who may reside, visit or intent to visit the country, to avoid traveling to certain areas if it’s not necessary where is the epicenter of tensions, such as Istanbul, Ankara, southeastern Turkey and areas near military installations.
Cypriot citizens are advised to avoid crowded places and mass gatherings. Moreover, are encouraged to keep abreast of local and international media coverage (especially from the Internet) of events and to follow the safety instructions of the Turkish Authorities.

Please note that due to the absence of diplomatic relations with the Republic of Turkey, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not able to provide direct consular assistance to Cypriot citizens who are visiting this country

Cypriots are also informed that, as citizens of the EU and in the absence of Cypriot diplomatic missions in the visiting country, they have the right (under Article 23 of the Treaty of Lisbon) to receive consular protection from any diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) of an EU Member State.

Contact Details : In case of emergency, Cypriot citizens can contact the following numbers and/or register with the system of voluntary registration for Cypriots abroad at

The Duty Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel.: + 357 99660129

The Crisis Management Department at the MFA
Tel.: +357 22801000

The Consular Affairs Department at the MFA
Tel.: +35 7 22651113

Updated : 11/09/2017 [Print] [Close]

Last Modified at: 13/03/2020 02:34:22 PM