Yes, it is possible for visitors to cross between the north and south sides of Cyprus with appropriate travel documentation.
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Yes, it is possible for visitors to cross between the north and south sides of Cyprus with appropriate travel documentation. The island has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded the north following a coup in Cyprus backed by the Greek junta. However, crossing the “Green Line” – the buffer zone that separates the two sides – has become much easier in recent years. In fact, the opening of the buffer zone has allowed Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to reconnect and rebuild some of the bridges burnt by years of division.
According to The Guardian, “The crossing points are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm in winter; to 8.30pm in summer. The easiest places to cross are in Lefkosa/Nicosia, the capital, and Metehan/Kermia near Famagusta. The Ledra Palace checkpoint in Nicosia’s buffer zone became the fourth checkpoint to open after Tymbou/Ercan near Lefkosa, Lokmaci in central Nicosia and Agios Dometios/Metehan border crossing.”
But, it’s important to note that visitors should have their passports with them since you’re leaving one country (Cyprus) and entering another (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus). It should also be noted that there may be restrictions on bringing certain items across the border – for example, you may not be allowed to bring meat or dairy products.
Here’s a table showing the different crossing points on the island:
Overall, while there are some restrictions, it’s definitely possible for visitors to cross between the north and south sides of Cyprus. As the United Nations spokesperson, Kent Page, said: “A shared future for Cyprus can help build a better future in the region, offering an example of hope and peace to others facing seemingly insurmountable challenges.” So, crossing between the two sides of the island can only help promote this shared future.
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The history of Cyprus is examined, from control by various empires to the current territorial dispute between Turkey and Greece. Turkey’s recognition of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and their hard-line stance on a two-state solution make successful negotiations for unification difficult. Recent economic issues in Turkey have highlighted the isolation of Northern Cyprus, leading to overwhelming calls for reunification from both Greek and Turkish Cypriots, but nationalist and political ties have prevented progress. The excerpt raises questions about safeguards to protect the interests of Turkish Cypriots in a post-unified Cyprus and the moral dilemma of forcing Turks who have lived in Northern Cyprus for half a century to return to a country they may not have a connection with anymore. Despite political obstacles, there is a strong desire for reunification among the people.
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Although Cyprus is bisected by the 180km Green Line, it is easy to explore on both sides of the border. Walkers and cyclists will find trails in the Troodos Mountains in the south and the Kyrenia Mountains in the north, equally satisfying.
Also people ask
Can I enter at south Cyprus and exit at North Cyprus?
Answer to this: Local travel
The Government of the Republic of Cyprus may fine you for illegal entry if you cross into the south, or refuse you entry into or exit from the Republic, or prevent crossing at the boundary with the north.
Can tourists cross the border in Cyprus?
Response to this: You are free to cross and spend as long as you wish by producing your passport or ID card. There are a number of Cyprus border crossings you can use: Metehan (also called Agios Dometios or Kermiya) in the west of Nicosia: A crossing point where you can cross with a vehicle, bicycle or by foot.
Correspondingly, Can you visit North and south Cyprus? Response: Yes you can! only you need to have European Union Passport. But other than EU Passport cannot pass the borders between south and north Cyprus.
Keeping this in view, Is it legal to visit Northern Cyprus?
All foreigners who wish to stay in the TRNC for more than 90 days, are required to obtain a residence permit. Entry to and departure from the TRNC is possible through designated ports and border crossings with a valid passport or travel document.