It is possible to cross from south to North Cyprus, but travelers must pass through a border checkpoint and present a valid passport or other appropriate travel documents.
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Yes, it is possible to cross from south to North Cyprus, but travelers must pass through a border checkpoint and present a valid passport or other appropriate travel documents. The checkpoint is located in Nicosia, the capital city, and is known as Ledra Palace crossing. It is open to both pedestrians and vehicles, but visitors should be aware that it can be a time-consuming process, especially during peak travel periods.
According to the UK government travel advice website, “There are no restrictions on crossing the UN-patrolled Green Line between north and south Cyprus.”
It is important to note that while crossing from south to North Cyprus is possible, the same is not true for crossing from North to south. The Republic of Cyprus considers the northern part of the country to be under illegal occupation, and as such, does not recognize any land or sea ports of entry in the area.
Here are some interesting facts about Cyprus:
- Cyprus is an island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean, located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, and north of Egypt.
- The island is divided into two distinct sections: the southern area, which is known as the Republic of Cyprus and is recognized as a sovereign state by the international community, and the northern area, which is known as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and is recognized as a sovereign state only by Turkey.
- Cyprus has a rich cultural history that dates back more than 10,000 years. The island has been inhabited by a variety of civilizations, including ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, and Byzantines, among others.
- Cyprus is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning natural landscapes, and warm climate. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors from around the world.
- The island is also known for its wine production, particularly of the sweet dessert wine known as Commandaria.
- Cyprus is one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, with an estimated 1.3 million landmines still in place across the island. The majority of these mines were laid during the conflict in the 1970s and 1980s.
The video discusses the possibility of applying for a visa to Europe after crossing from North Cyprus to South Cyprus. The speaker explains that this is illegal and is mostly done by asylum seekers or for a visit. To apply for a visa to Europe, individuals need legal residence or a student permit. If someone has moved from North to South Cyprus, they would not have a residence permit in South Cyprus, making it impossible to apply for a visa. However, it is possible to apply for a student visa through Turkey, and some embassies in North Cyprus do not give visas directly. The speaker advises viewers to verify with the embassy before making any decisions and warns about the difficulties of applying from South Cyprus. For those seeking asylum, the speaker cautions against getting married in a situation where they cannot fulfill their promises.