Categories of persons and countries whose nationals do not require a visa

The following categories of persons, as well as holders of passports of the countries listed separately below, are NOT required to hold a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus,:

    • Holders of diplomatic passports of Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Qatar.
    • Holders of diplomatic and service passports of Armenia, China, Costa Rica, Georgia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, Seychelles and Ukraine.
    • Holders of diplomatic, service, and special passports of Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Syria and of the United Arab Emirates.
    • Holders of diplomatic, official and service passports of Colombia, Cuba, India, Mexico, Panama, Marshal Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Peru, United Arab Emirates, Tonga, Palau, St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa and of Trinidad and Tobago.
    • Holders of diplomatic or official passports of the Republic of Korea.
    • Holders of biometric passports of Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and of Moldova.
    • All flight crew members who are holding Flight crew Member’s License or a Crew Member Certificate issued under the Chicago Convention.
    • The flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights and other assistants in the event of disaster or accident.
    • The civilian crew of ships.
    • Holders of United Nations laissez-passer.
    • Holders of Council of Europe laissez-passer.
    • Holders of valid double or multiple entry Schengen visa or Bulgarian, Croatian and Romanian national visa, as well as residence permits issued by Schengen Member States or by Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania, are not required to hold a short-stay visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus for a time period that does not exceed 90 days in any 180 day period. This provision doesn’t apply to Citizens of Turkey and Azerbaijan who have to follow the regular visa issuance procedure. [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 Cyprus as well as by Bulgaria, Croatia 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].
    • Holders of travel documents issued to recognised refugees under the Convention relating to the Status Refugees of 28 July 1951, do not require a visa to enter Cyprus, if their travel documents are issued by a member-state of Schengen or by a state listed in Annex II to the Council Regulation 539/2001 as per its amendments.
    • Holders of travel documents issued to stateless persons under the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 28 September 1954, do not require a visa if the documents are issued by a member state of Schengen and the holders of these documents are residing in this Member State.
    • All persons who are in possession of work permit or entry permit issued by the Civil Registry and Migration Department.
    • All persons who possess a permanent or a temporary residence permit issued by the Civil Registry and Migration Department.
    • Citizens of all EU Member States, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as per the list below (they may also enter Cyprus with their Identity Card, provided it bears the holder’s photo).

 

List of countries whose nationals do NOT require a visa for a stay up to 90 days, provided they are bona fide visitors:

1. ALBANIA*

2. ANDORA

3. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

4. ARGENTINA

5. AUSTRALIA

6. AUSTRIA

7. BAHAMAS

8. BARBADOS

9. BELGIUM

10. BERMUDA

11. BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA*

12. BRAZIL

13. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

14. BULGARIA

15. CANADA

16. CHILE

17. COLOMBIA

18. COSTA RICA

19. CROATIA

20. CZECH REPUBLIC

21. DENMARK

22. DOMINICA

23. ESTONIA

24. FINLAND

25. FRANCE

26. GEORGIA*

27. GERMANY

28. GREECE

29. GRENADA

30. GUATEMALA

31. HOLY SEE

32. HUNGARY

33. ICELAND

34. IRELAND

35. ISRAEL

36. ITALY

37. JAPAN

38. KIRIBATI

39. LATVIA

40. LIECHTENSTEIN

41. LITHUANIA

42. LUXEMBOURG

43. MALAYSIA

44. MALTA

45. MARSHALL ISLANDS

46. MAURITIUS

47. MEXICO

48. MICRONESIA

49. MOLDOVA*

50. MONACO

51. MONTENEGRO*

52. NETHERLANDS

53. NEW ZEALAND

54. NICARAGUA

55. NORWAY

56. HONDURAS

57. PALAU

58. PANAMA

59. PARAGUAY

60. PERU

61. POLAND

62. PORTUGAL

63. REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA*

64. ROMANIA

65. SAMOA

66. SAINT LUCIA

67. SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

68. SAIN VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

69. SALVADOR

70. SAN MARINO

71. SERBIA*

72. SEYCHELLES

73. SINGAPORE

74. SLOVAKIA

75. SLOVENIA

76. SOUTH KOREA

77. SPAIN

78. SWEDEN

79. SWITZERLAND

80. TIMORE-LESTE

81. TONGA

82. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

83. UKRAINE *

84. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

85. UNITED KINGDOM

86. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

87. URUGUAY

88. VANUATU

89. VENEZUELA

*Only for holders of biometric passports

 

  • Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China:
    HONG KONG S.A.R.
    MACAO S.A.R

  • British citizens who are not nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the purposes of Union law:
    British nationals (Overseas)
    British overseas territories citizens (BOTC)
    British overseas citizens (BOC)
    British protected
    persons (BPP)
    British subjects (BS)’.

  • Entities and territorial authorities not recognised as States by at least one Member State:
    TAIWAN