Cyprus Passport Visa Free Countries List

Visas are issued by authorities to foreigners who want to come to their nation. There are different kinds of visas, but the most common ones are tourist, business, and in-transit visas. Visa-free travel is a facility to visit a country without having to complete its long visa methods. Citizens of a country can have a visa-free trip to another country if the authorities of those two countries have an agreement or treaty to that effect, or if the receiving country unilaterally opened its borders.

 

As per the Global Passport Index (2019), the Cyprus passport ranks 8 in terms of travel freedom. The index takes into account 199 passports and 219 travel destinations. One of the essential benefits of taking up Cyprus citizenship either by naturalization or through investment is to get access to travel to 122 countries visa-free, 39 countries by visa on arrival, and require permission for only 37 countries. Apart from the visa-free travel benefits, Cyprus is a picturesque location with sunny weather, a growing economy, and excellent healthcare, making it a popular destination for a second passport.

 

Benefits Of A Visa-Free Travel

 

  • There is no necessity to fill out lengthy application forms or give additional documents such as letters of reference from friends and employers, photographs, copies of passports, and bank statements.
  • There is no requirement to share private or confidential data.
  • There is no need to spend money on a visa. Visa charges are usually higher for developed countries.
  • One does not have to wait for the embassy or a related body to process the application for their visa.
  • One can travel on an impulse, without needing to plan days or weeks in advance.
  • There is no need to wait in those long lines at border control on arrival.

 

Difference Between Visa on Arrival and Visa-Free Travel

 

As the name may suggest, Visas on Arrival are allotted when the visitor actually ‘arrives’ in a nation. The method of releasing the visa is started and completed, at the port of arrival, where government officials generally examine the visitor’s passport, collect the applicable visa payment, and finally issue the visa. Some countries collect biometrics, which include the visitor’s fingerprints or an eye scan. Like a regular visa, the visa-on-arrival is stamped on to the visitor’s passport, which must have enough number of empty pages. The visa-on-arrival process is thought to be simpler than that of obtaining a visa before traveling, as all steps take place in one spot – the port of arrival – and the visitor is not expected to participate in any formal procedure at the country’s consulate or embassy, which is time-consuming.

 

Be careful, as some states may need the visitor to present proof of a return or onward journey, hotel reservations, and adequate funds. Visa-on-arrival services are usually available at principal ports of admission, such as airports and large seaports. If no such amenity is possible, the visitor must ensure he or she has already received a regular visa from the embassy before landing.

 

Importantly, where visa-on-arrival facilities are available, they are generally separate from immigration controls. The officer who handles payment and issues the visa is different from the official who lets the visitor cross the frontier. It helps and decreases the possibility of corruption.

 

Visa-free travel, on the other hand, enables the holder of a valid passport to enter a nation without the need to apply for a visa beforehand, and without requiring to go through any further visa fulfillment procedure upon entering a country. Entry is also free, allowing visitors to travel spontaneously, without having to pre-plan or collect documentation.

 

Even when visitors have visa-free travel benefits to a country, they must still pass through an immigration control facility, where their passports are checked for legality. At this point, visitors may also receive a passport stamp. Note that countries like the U.S. and Japan stamp passports upon entry only, while other countries, like Singapore and the UAE stamp passports both upon entry and upon exit. Nations like Hong Kong and Israel have done away with passport stamps, but provide visitors with landing slips, which are not a need for departure.

 

Whether traveling with a visa, using a visa-on-arrival facility, or entering visa-free, visitors must but be careful not to overstay their leave of entry. Even visitors authorized to visa-free entry may only live in a country for a limited time, usually between a period of a fortnight and three months, which is sometimes further limited to within a given period of six months or a year. Staying more than that is an immigration crime, which visitors must dodge if they do not want civil or even criminal charges, or fail their future rights to travel quickly and reliably.

 

Cyprus Visa-Free Travel Countries List In The Schengen Area

 

Although Cyprus, which entered the EU on 1 May 2004, is lawfully obliged to join the Schengen Area, implementation got delayed because of the Cyprus conflict. As of 2019, no date has been fixed yet for application of the Schengen rules by Cyprus. Cyprus has less possible benefit from an implementation of Schengen, for it has no land border with another EU member state. It requires air travel or around 12 hours of sea travel to reach the nearest EU member.

 

Those with a Cyprus passport can travel to the Schengen countries under EU Freedom of Movement. All they need is a valid ID card for a seamless trip without internal border checks.

 

The Cyprus passport visa free countries list in the Schengen area includes:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • SpainSweden
  • Switzerland

 

Here is the extensive list of Cyprus passport visa free countries list for 2019.

 

Country Visa status Maximum number of days allowed
Afghanistan Visa is needed  
 Albania Visa is not needed 90 days
 Algeria Visa is needed  
 Andorra Visa is not needed  
 Angola e Visa 30 days
 Antigua and Barbuda Visa is not needed 3 months
 Argentina Visa is not needed 90 days
 Armenia Visa is not needed 180 days
 Australia E Visitor 90 days
 Austria Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Azerbaijan e Visa 30 days
 Bahamas Visa is not needed 3 months
 Bahrain e Visa / Visa on arrival 14 days
 Bangladesh Visa on arrival 30 days
 Barbados Visa is not needed 3 months
 Belarus Visa is not needed 30 days
 Belgium Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Belize Visa is not needed 1 month
 Benin e Visa / Visa on arrival 30 days / 8 days
 Bhutan Visa is needed  
 Bolivia Visa on arrival 90 days
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa is not needed 90 days
 Botswana Visa is not needed 90 days
 Brazil Visa is not needed 90 days
 Brunei Visa is not needed 90 days
 Bulgaria Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Burkina Faso Visa is needed  
 Burundi Visa is needed  
 Cambodia e Visa / Visa on arrival 30 days
 Cameroon Visa is needed  
 Canada Visa is not needed 6 months
 Cape Verde Visa is not needed 30 days
 Central African Republic Visa is needed  
 Chad Visa is needed  
 Chile Visa is not needed 90 days
 China Visa is needed  
 Colombia Visa is not needed 180 days
 Comoros Visa on arrival  
 Republic of the Congo Visa is needed  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa is needed  
 Costa Rica Visa is not needed 90 days
 Côte d’Ivoire Visa is needed  
 Croatia Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Cuba Tourist Card needed  
 Czech Republic Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Denmark Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Djibouti e Visa 31 days
 Dominica Visa is not needed 90 days
 Dominican Republic Visa is not needed 90 days
 Ecuador Visa is not needed 90 days
 Egypt e Visa / Visa on arrival 30 days
 El Salvador Visa is not needed 3 months
 Equatorial Guinea Visa is needed  
 Eritrea Visa is needed  
 Estonia Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Eswatini Visa is not needed 30 days
 Ethiopia e Visa up to 90 days
 Fiji Visa is not needed 4 months
 Finland Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 France Visa is not needed Freedom of movement (in Regions of France)/ ID card valid
 Gabon e Visa / Visa on arrival 90 days
 Gambia Visa is not needed 90 days
 Georgia Visa is not needed 1 year
 Germany Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Ghana Visa is needed  
 Greece Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Grenada Visa is not needed 3 months
 Guatemala Visa is not needed 90 days
 Guinea Visa is needed  
 Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrival 90 days
 Guyana Visa is needed  
 Haiti Visa is not needed 90 days
 Honduras Visa is not needed 3 months
 Hungary Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Iceland Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 India e-Visa 60 days
 Indonesia Visa is not needed 30 days
 Iran Visa on arrival 30 days
 Iraq Visa is needed 15 days
 Ireland Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Israel Visa is not needed 3 months
 Italy Visa is not needed Freedom of movement
 Jamaica Visa is not needed  
 Japan Visa is not needed 90 days
 Jordan Free visa on arrival  
 Kazakhstan Visa is not needed 30 days
 Kenya Visa is not needed 3 months
 Kiribati Visa is not needed 90 days
 North Korea Visa is needed  
 South Korea Visa is not needed 30 days
 Kuwait e Visa / Visa on arrival 3 months
 Kyrgyzstan e Visa / Visa on arrival 60 days
 Laos Visa on arrival 30 days
 Latvia Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Lebanon Visa on arrival 1 month
 Lesotho Visa is not needed  
 Liberia Visa is needed  
 Libya Visa is needed  
 Liechtenstein Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Lithuania Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Luxembourg Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Madagascar Free visa on arrival 30 days
 Malawi Visa on arrival  
 Malaysia Visa is not needed 30 days
 Maldives Visa on arrival 30 days
 Mali Visa is needed  
 Malta Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Marshall Islands Visa is not needed 90 days
 Mauritania Visa on arrival  
 Mauritius Visa is not needed 90 days
 Mexico Visa is not needed 180 days
 Micronesia Visa is not needed 90 days
 Monaco Visa is not needed  
 Mongolia Visa on arrival 30 days
 Montenegro Visa is not needed 90 days
 Morocco Visa is not needed 90 days
 Mozambique Visa on arrival 30 days
 Myanmar e Visa 28 days
 Namibia Visa is needed  
 Nauru Visa is needed  
   Nepal Visa on arrival 90 days
 Netherlands Visa is not needed Freedom of movement (European Netherlands)/ ID card valid
 New Zealand Visa is not needed 3 months
 Nicaragua Visa is not needed 90 days
 Niger Visa is needed  
 Nigeria Visa is needed  
 North Macedonia Visa is not needed 90 days
 Norway Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Oman e Visa 30 days
 Pakistan Online Visa  
 Palau Visa is not needed 90 days
 Panama Visa is not needed 180 days
 Papua New Guinea e Visa / Free visa on arrival 60 days
 Paraguay Visa is not needed 90 days
 Peru Visa is not needed 90 days
 Philippines Visa is not needed 30 days
 Poland Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Portugal Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Qatar Visa is not needed 90 days
 Romania Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Russia Visa is needed  
 Rwanda e Visa / Visa on arrival 30 days
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa is not needed 3 months
 Saint Lucia Visa is not needed 90 days
 Saint Vincent and Grenadines Visa is not needed 90 days
 Samoa Visa is not needed 90 days
 San Marino Visa is not needed  
 São Tomé and Príncipe Visa is not needed 15 days
 Saudi Arabia Visa is not needed  
 Senegal Visa is not needed 90 days
 Serbia Visa is not needed 90 days
 Seychelles Visa is not needed 3 months
 Sierra Leone Visa is needed  
 Singapore Visa is not needed 90 days
 Slovakia Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Slovenia Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Solomon Islands Visa is not needed 90 days
Somalia Visa on arrival  
 South Africa Visa is not needed 30 days
 South Sudan Visa is needed  
 Spain Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Sri Lanka e Visa / Visa on arrival 30 days
 Sudan Visa is needed  
 Suriname e Visa  
 Sweden Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
  Switzerland Visa is not needed Freedom of movement/ID card valid
 Syria Visa is needed  
 Tajikistan e Visa 45 days
 Tanzania Visa is not needed 90 days
 Thailand Visa on arrival 15 days
 Timor-Leste Visa is not needed 90 days
 Togo Visa on arrival 7 days
 Tonga Visa is not needed 90 days
 Trinidad and Tobago Visa is not needed 90 days
 Tunisia Visa is needed  
 Turkey e Visa 1 month
 Turkmenistan Visa is needed  
 Tuvalu Visa is not needed 90 days
 Uganda Visa is not needed 3 months
 Ukraine Visa is not needed 90 days
 United Arab Emirates Visa is not needed 90 days
 United Kingdom Visa is not needed Freedom of movement (in Constituent countries)/ ID card valid
 United States Visa is needed  
 Uruguay Visa is not needed 90 days
 Uzbekistan Visa is not needed 30 days
 Vanuatu Visa is not needed 90 days
  Vatican City Visa is not needed  
 Venezuela Visa is not needed 90 days
 Vietnam e Visa 30 days
 Yemen Visa is needed  
 Zambia Visa is not needed 90 days
 Zimbabwe Visa is not needed 3 months

 

General Points Before Travelling

There are certain general points that must be kept in mind while travelling.

  • Passport validity

The required passport validity length differs from country to country. While most of them require passports to be valid for at least six more months on arrival, few countries require either a passport valid on arrival or a passport valid throughout the intended stay. Some countries have mutual ties with each other to cut the period of passport validity needed for each other’s citizens or even accept passports that have already expired.

 

  • Blank passport pages

Many countries need a minimum number of blank pages in the passport presented, generally one or two pages. Signature pages, which often appear after the visa pages, are not counted as being available.

 

  • Vaccination

An International Certificate of Vaccination is required to prove that the passenger is vaccinated against yellow fever. Most African countries require all incoming passengers to have a current International Certificate of Vaccination. Some countries need the certificate only if the passenger is coming from an infected area or has visited one recently.

 

 

The holders of Cyprus passport can make the most of it and visit all the Cyprus citizenship visa free countries whether Schengen or in the rest of the world. Those with Cypriot citizenship do not have to face visa related inconveniences if they wish to travel either for pleasure or work purposes.

To learn more about Cyprus citizenship visa free countries, and the overall process to secure a second citizenship, contact us by booking an appointment today! Our experienced and qualified team would be more than happy to guide you and provide you with the best advice.