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Cyprus - Getting There

Cyprus is around five hours by air from London and eight hours from Washington DC. Foreigners are only allowed to enter Cyprus via Larnaca airport or Paphos Airport in the Republic of Cyprus. The Government has prohibited the use of airports in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus by foreigners entering and leaving Cyprus, and these are only used by Turkish airlines. It has been reported, however, that the policy of fining visitors for entering North Cyprus from Turkey is seldom enforced.

Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport are served by over 30 airlines, including Cyprus Airways, the national carrier. There are direct flights between Cyprus and most countries in Europe and the Middle East.

Ferries operate regularly from the port of Limassol to Athens and to Israel, with some companies also operating direct routes to Rhodes, Patmos and Crete. Ferries also operate between the TRNC and Turkey, but visitors are only allowed to leave Cyprus on these if they also entered Cyprus direct from Turkey.

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