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Postby Jazzo123 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:48 pm

I am an Australia girl who is going to Cyprus in June and am a little worried about crossing the border.

My flight comes into the ercan airport. Firstly is this airport safe as I've heard it's off the airline radar?

Also if I land is north Cyprus will it be possible to cross the border to south Cyprus easily?

I am an Australia citizen and I am a little worried this would be a problem, As I heard if you come in from the north side of Cyprus you may get arrested if you go to the south as your came an "illegal" way by the north.

So should I change my flights to come into Cyprus in the south? Would that be safer?

Or should I be safe flying into the north.

I am 19 years old and travelling by myself and with all the political unrest these months I am curious to know how I should plan..
Really need honest and real response, so if you know certainly that would be great!

Thank you for your help!!
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Re: Crossing Cyprus Borders 2016! much help NEEDED!!

Postby Sotos » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:24 pm

There are no borders in Cyprus. There is a cease fire line that separates the free territories of the Cyprus from those which are under illegal Turkish occupation. The "Ercan" airport is not legal either and it is not a legal port of entry into Cyprus. Coming to Cyprus from that airport is illegal. Chances are you will not be prosecuted but that is the same as stealing if you think you aren't going to get caught. If you are planning to come to the free part of Cyprus then you should come legally through either Larnaca or Paphos airports.
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Postby B25 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:06 pm

Sotos wrote:There are no borders in Cyprus. There is a cease fire line that separates the free territories of the Cyprus from those which are under illegal Turkish occupation. The "Ercan" airport is not legal either and it is not a legal port of entry into Cyprus. Coming to Cyprus from that airport is illegal. Chances are you will not be prosecuted but that is the same as stealing if you think you aren't going to get caught. If you are planning to come to the free part of Cyprus then you should come legally through either Larnaca or Paphos airports.


If Australian citizens need a visa to enter Cyprus then you won't be allowed to cross from the illegal occupied areas in the legal free areas.

Why not play it safe and fly to Cyprus via the legal safe and airway safe method to avoid such issues. Otherwise you are just asking for trouble,
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Postby Cap » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:23 pm

Australia girl, why are you flying to Turkey and then to Cyprus?
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Postby Lordo » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:45 pm

Jazzo123 wrote:I am an Australia girl who is going to Cyprus in June and am a little worried about crossing the border.

My flight comes into the ercan airport. Firstly is this airport safe as I've heard it's off the airline radar?

Also if I land is north Cyprus will it be possible to cross the border to south Cyprus easily?

I am an Australia citizen and I am a little worried this would be a problem, As I heard if you come in from the north side of Cyprus you may get arrested if you go to the south as your came an "illegal" way by the north.

So should I change my flights to come into Cyprus in the south? Would that be safer?

Or should I be safe flying into the north.

I am 19 years old and travelling by myself and with all the political unrest these months I am curious to know how I should plan..
Really need honest and real response, so if you know certainly that would be great!

Thank you for your help!!

dont listen to a word these people say. nobody has ever been arrested for crossing the border in either direction. The Turkish Nationals are not allowed to cross over but everybody else is fine. they usual rabble are trying their scare tactics to scare you. it is safer than larnaca airport and more modern too. there has never been an incident of any kind there. ia am flying there soon too and intend to cross the border to claim my land the greak csheepriots have stolen from me. enjoy your stay. let me also tell you that life is more natural in the north cheaper and better. food tastes twice as good if not three times and greak sheepriots are very jelous of the situation. our beaches in the north are a milion times better than what they have in the south which is a few rocky outcrops with imported sand. eastern beaches around magusa are the best in the country.
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Postby Sotos » Sun May 01, 2016 12:42 am

Lordo is a Turk. The Turks illegally occupy the north part of Cyprus that is why the only way to fly there is if you first stop in Turkey. No international flights can go to that illegal airport directly. If you care about your safety DO NOT go to Turkey or Turkish occupied Cyprus. Read what the Australian government advises you:

About Turkey:
https://smartraveller.gov.au/countries/turkey

Turkey overall, exercise a high degree of caution


We continue to receive information that indicates that terrorists may be planning attacks in Turkey which could take place at any time. Tourist areas and locations frequented by foreigners have been attacked. Further attacks in urban centres are expected.


About Cyprus:
https://smartraveller.gov.au/countries/cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus Government has designated the airports of Larnaca and Paphos and the seaports of Larnaca, Limassol, Latsi and Paphos as legal ports of entry into and exit from Cyprus. Despite the partial lifting of restrictions on crossing between the north and the south, entry or exit via any air or seaport in northern Cyprus, including Tymbou (Ercan) and Lefkoniko (Gecitkale) airports and the seaports of Kyrenia (Girne) and Famagusta (Gazi Magusa), is still regarded by the Republic of Cyprus Government as an illegal act. The Republic of Cyprus government authorities reserve the right to impose legal sanctions on Australians entering Cyprus via northern airports and seaports.


The Government of the Republic of Cyprus is the sole internationally recognised authority in Cyprus but its control, in practice, is exercised only in the southern part of the island which is predominantly Greek Cypriot. The northern part of Cyprus is controlled by the so-called 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus' ('TRNC') which is only recognised by Turkey. There is also a Turkish military presence in the north. A United Nations peacekeeping force (UNFICYP) patrols the buffer zone between the two sectors.
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Postby Paphitis » Sun May 01, 2016 3:37 am

Jazzo123 wrote:I am an Australia girl who is going to Cyprus in June and am a little worried about crossing the border.

My flight comes into the ercan airport. Firstly is this airport safe as I've heard it's off the airline radar?

Also if I land is north Cyprus will it be possible to cross the border to south Cyprus easily?

I am an Australia citizen and I am a little worried this would be a problem, As I heard if you come in from the north side of Cyprus you may get arrested if you go to the south as your came an "illegal" way by the north.

So should I change my flights to come into Cyprus in the south? Would that be safer?

Or should I be safe flying into the north.

I am 19 years old and travelling by myself and with all the political unrest these months I am curious to know how I should plan..
Really need honest and real response, so if you know certainly that would be great!

Thank you for your help!!


You should have read the advice issued to Australian Citizens on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Website. They explain to you that Australian Citizens should be entering Cyprus from the legally recognized ports, where if something happens to you, Australian Diplomatic staff from its consulate in Nicosia is more easily able to render assistance to you rather than go through the UN.

Cyprus is illegally occupied. Ercan is an illegal port of entry.

Therefore, when you enter Cyprus, you will enter illegally.

If you require a VISA, then you will have difficulty crossing the ceasefire line.
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Postby repulsewarrior » Sun May 01, 2016 4:22 am

...i bet you are flying from Australia to Turkey; and that on Turkish Airlines you get a really good deal.

In any case, flying to Turkey, being in Turkey, has its risks right now. Several countries have advised their Citizens to act with extreme caution, others ask their Citizens to register themselves with the Embassy, in Turkey. There would be better times to visit than now, unless you want to experience this fear.

If you would like to visit Turkey from Cyprus, you may find that this is possible, and in the best sense under these conditions, having risk, greater risk than least risk, but far less risk, otherwise.

...curious where else will you be visiting?

cheers.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Sun May 01, 2016 5:36 am

Australian passport holders do not appear to need visas to visit Cyprus as tourists.

http://www.cyprusvisa.eu/countries-not- ... yprus.html
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Postby Tim Drayton » Sun May 01, 2016 5:38 am

Lordo is a Turkish Cypriot and a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus.
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