Cyprus haldol im International Travel Information

Traveling through europe: the republic of cyprus is a member of the european haldol im union but is not a party to the schengen agreement. However, if you are planning to visit or travel through european haldol im countries, you should be familiar with the requirements of the schengen haldol im agreement.

Since 1974, the southern part of cyprus has been under the control haldol im 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 haldol im cyprus separates the two sides. For U.S. Citizen travelers:

• enter and exit the republic of cyprus ONLY at larnaca haldol im and paphos airports and at the seaports of limassol, larnaca, and paphos. The republic of cyprus does not consider entry at ercan haldol im airport in the north to be a “legal” entrance into cyprus.

• you can cross the buffer zone and enter the turkish haldol im cypriot-administered area by showing a valid U.S. Passport at one of the recognized checkpoints. You can stay in the turkish cypriot-administered area for less than 90 days. The republic of cyprus does not recognize residence permits issued haldol im by turkish cypriots. If you stay in the turkish cypriot-administered area for over 90 days, you may be detained by republic of cyprus immigration or haldol im police, or denied entry into the government-controlled part of the island.

Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents haldol im of the republic of cyprus. There are no restrictions for short-term tourist stays and no HIV testing on entry. Authorities will not grant a residence permit for work or haldol im study to a U.S. Citizen who tests positive for HIV. Please verify this information with the embassy of the republic haldol im of cyprus before you travel.

• never photograph military installations or anything that could be perceived haldol im as being of a security interest. Pay particular attention to areas marked with “no photography” signs. Police on both sides of the island strictly enforce these haldol im restrictions.

Terrorism: credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting possible near-term attacks in europe. All european countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational haldol im terrorist organizations. Terrorist groups, including their associates, and those inspired by such organizations, are intent on attacking U.S. Citizens abroad. Terrorists are increasingly using less sophisticated methods of attack — including edged weapons, pistols, and vehicles – to more effectively target crowds. Frequently, their aim is unprotected or vulnerable targets, such as:

• avoid so-called “night clubs” (topless bars), as they reportedly employ women trafficked to cyprus for sexual haldol im exploitation. Night clubs have presented foreign patrons with grossly-inflated bar tabs, threatening customers who refuse to pay.

Criminal penalties: you are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires haldol im additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent haldol im local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business. Possession of a U.S. Passport will not prevent you from being detained, prosecuted, or imprisoned.

• immigration officials at larnaca airport have occasionally turned around non-EU citizens who announce their intention to stay in hotels haldol im or villas determined by the republic of cyprus to be haldol im on land belonging to displaced greek cypriots. For more information on this issue and a full list haldol im of such properties, visit the webpage of the embassy of the republic of haldol im cyprus in the united states.

• car insurance purchased in the government-controlled area is not valid in the area administered by haldol im turkish cypriots. If you travel north of the UN buffer zone, you must have separate car insurance that can be purchased haldol im at the crossing points.

LGBTI travelers: there are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in haldol im the republic of cyprus or in the area administered by haldol im the turkish cypriots. Despite broad legal protections, LGBTI individuals sometimes face societal discrimination and few are open haldol im about their sexual orientation or gender identity. Although public attitudes tend to be socially conservative in cyprus, the U.S. Embassy has not received reports of violence against LGBTI travelers.