Generally, citizens of any country are permitted to cross the line, including Greek and Turkish Cypriots. A 2005 EU report stated that “a systematic illegal route through the northern part to the government-controlled areas exists” allowing an influx of asylum seekers.
Can you visit the buffer zone in Cyprus?
You can’t travel inside the buffer zone. You can see part of it from the Ledra street crossing which is the only place you can cross on foot straight into the northern part.
Is there a border between north and south Cyprus?
Cyprus currently has eight crossings between south and North Cyprus (April 2020). Starting from west to east, these are the names of the Cyprus border crossings. Crossing from the Republic of Cyprus in the south to North Cyprus: Kato Pyrgos (Yesilirmak).
Is there still a border in Cyprus?
Political situation. The Republic of Cyprus is a full member of the EU, but the country remains divided by the Green Line which separates the so-called ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ from the rest of the island.
Which is better north or south Cyprus?
The North is a little cheaper, but not much. The people is friendly in both parts of the Island. The food is more or less the same in both parts; there are more good restaurants in the South. There are good beaches (sand and pebble) in both parts.
Is North Cyprus safe?
Despite political tensions, an often-noticeable military presence and geographic proximity to troubled areas, North Cyprus is currently perfectly safe and a vast majority of visitors will experience no problems during their visit. The political situation is somewhat tense, but not violent.
Can I drive a hire car from South Cyprus to North Cyprus?
Border Crossing With a Car
If you rent a hire car in the south of Cyprus you are allowed to cross the border into North Cyprus with your car. If on the other hand you rent your car in the North of Cyprus you are not allowed to take it across the border.
Is it easy to cross the border in Cyprus?
“It is possible to travel to the north of Cyprus from the south (and back again), including via the Ledra Palace and Ledra Street checkpoints in central Nicosia where you can cross by foot. If you intend to take a hire car to the north, the main crossing in Nicosia is Agios Dometios.
Is Famagusta in the Turkish part of Cyprus?
Famagusta, Greek Ammókhostos, Turkish Gazi Mağusa, a major port in the Turkish Cypriot-administered portion of northern Cyprus. It lies on the island’s east coast in a bay between Capes Greco and Eloea and is about 37 miles (55 km) east of Nicosia. The port possesses the deepest harbour in Cyprus.
Where is the nicest place in Cyprus?
8 Best Cyprus Towns and Resorts
- Coral Bay.
- Ayia Napa.
Is there a curfew in Cyprus?
North of Cyprus
There is a daily curfew in place between 12am to 5am.
Can you go to the Turkish side of Cyprus?
Our understanding is it is acceptable for use in Cyprus. When travelling between the UK and North Cyprus via Turkey, you are a transit passenger. It is best to assume if the flight is via Turkey it will be deemed as if you have travelled to Turkey.