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Last verified: Tuesday, 7. July 2020 at 07:21 AM

Cyprus Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Cyprus

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Cyprus. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Cyprus

There are currently 1,004 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Cyprus. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 19 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Cyprus.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Cyprus

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Cyprus.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Cyprus from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 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 ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/cyprus-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - På grund av situationen i Cyperns närområden har de cypriotiska myndigheterna höjt hotnivån till medelnivån på en skala med tre nivåer. Var uppmärksam i vänstertrafiken.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CY

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cyprus

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Commercial flights have resumed and seaports have reopened. If you travel from a Category A or B country, you’ll be permitted to enter Cyprus, subject to conditions (see Travel). If you’ve been to or transited any other country in the preceding 14 days, you won’t be allowed to enter, unless you have the right to live and work in Cyprus. Crossings between ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/cyprus

Individual rating changes for Cyprus

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Cyprus. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Cyprus changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Cyprus with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Cyprus changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Cyprus to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Cyprus changed from 1.3 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Cyprus with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Cyprus to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Cyprus changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Cyprus with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Cyprus with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Cyprus with a rating of 2.0.

About Cyprus

Cyprus with its capital Nicosia is a country in Europe (Western Asia), about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut (9,250 km²). The country is located Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. The climate can be described as temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters. The landscape is central plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along southern coast. With a population of about 0.79 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Nicosia
Population less than one million
Size 9.250 km²
Size comparable to about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut
Common languages Modern Greek, English, Turkish
Currency Pound (short: CYP)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +357
Internet Top Level Domain .cy
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CY
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CYP
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 196

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Cyprus is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • coastal degradation
  • increased salination in the north)
  • loss of wildlife habitats from urbanization
  • sea water intrusion to island's largest aquifer
  • seasonal disparity in rainfall
  • water pollution from sewage and industrial wastes
  • water resource problems (no natural reservoir catchments

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • moderate earthquake activity

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Cyprus. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverage processing
  2. cement
  3. clay
  4. clay products
  5. clothing
  6. copper
  7. food
  8. foodstuffs
  9. furniture
  10. gypsum

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. cheese
  3. citrus
  4. citrus fruit
  5. dairy
  6. grapes
  7. lamb
  8. olives
  9. pork
  10. potatoes

Cypriot Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Cyprus.

Export products

  1. cement
  2. citrus
  3. clothing
  4. pharmaceuticals
  5. potatoes

Import products

  1. consumer goods
  2. lubricants
  3. machinery
  4. petroleum
  5. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Cyprus?

Cyprus is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Cyprus.

Is it safe to travel Cyprus in 2020?

Visiting the country Cyprus is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Cyprus?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Cyprus.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Cyprus?

There are currently 1,004 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Cyprus. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 19 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Cyprus.

What is the size of Cyprus?

Cyprus has a size of 9,250 km² or 3,571 mi² which is about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.