Yes, you can go to Israel from Cyprus by air or sea. There are several direct flights and ferry services available for travelers.
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Yes, you can go to Israel from Cyprus by air or sea. Cyprus and Israel have a strong diplomatic relationship and this has made travelling between the two countries quite easy.
There are several direct flights from Larnaca International Airport (LCA) in Cyprus to Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv. Airlines such as El Al, Cyprus Airways, and Aegean Airlines offer this service. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Alternatively, there are ferry services available for travellers who prefer to travel by sea. Passengers can board the ferry at Limassol port in Cyprus and travel to Haifa port in Israel. The ferry service is operated by Salamis Lines and it takes approximately 12 hours to complete the journey.
Travellers are advised to ensure that they have the necessary travel documents before embarking on their journey. This includes a valid passport and visa if required. It is also recommended that travellers check the latest travel advice from the relevant authorities before travelling.
- Cyprus and Israel signed a bilateral agreement on air transport in 2012, which has helped to increase connectivity between the two countries.
- Israel is a popular tourist destination for Cypriots. In 2018, approximately 17,000 Cypriots visited Israel.
- Cyprus and Israel have close ties in various sectors including energy, defence and tourism.
Table showing flight options:
|Airline||Departure Airport||Arrival Airport||Flight Time|
|El Al||Larnaca International Airport||Ben Gurion International Airport||1 hour and 30 minutes|
|Cyprus Airways||Larnaca International Airport||Ben Gurion International Airport||1 hour and 30 minutes|
|Aegean Airlines||Larnaca International Airport||Ben Gurion International Airport||1 hour and 30 minutes|
Quote from Prime Minister of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades:
“Israel is one of our most important partners. Our countries share common values and challenges. Importantly, we share many opportunities and untapped potential. This has been demonstrated through our cooperation in multiple fields, from energy and security to culture and innovation.”
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The video shares multiple personal experiences of racism towards Black people and foreigners in Cyprus. Several people share their experiences of being treated disrespectfully and as sub-humans, with some even being denied basic rights and services. The video emphasizes that this mistreatment is not limited to one particular establishment or situation but is widespread. The speaker advises against visiting or studying in Cyprus and suggests that people look for other options. Despite his love for the country, he stresses the need to acknowledge the truth and promote peace and love through his videos.
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There are 2 ways to get from Cyprus to Israel by plane, train or bus. Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2Rio’s travel planner.
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Economy air ticket Cyprus-Israel- Cyprus inclusive of all taxes and with just 1 small hand/ cabin bag. Meet, greet and assist upon arrival at Tel Aviv, Israel Airport. Day tour by private car/ Minivan with professional guide in English.
Beside above, What do I need to travel to Israel from Cyprus? Answer to this: Visa Information
- You travel with a valid passport (Passport should be valid at least until before the date on your return ticket). You cannot travel with your EU card.
- You have a return ticket.
- You must make a travel insurance, covering for Covid-19.
- General visa requirements.
People also ask, Can you go to Jerusalem from Cyprus? There is no direct connection from Cyprus to Jerusalem. However, you can take the drive to Ercan airport, fly to Tel Aviv, take the walk to נתב”ג, then take the train to Jerusalem.
Can you take a boat from Israel to Cyprus?
As a response to this: SAILING TO Cyprus from Israel is not common, and the trip takes long enough that it’s not exactly a pleasure cruise. I’d heard about the opportunity through the Yam Sailing School and Yacht Club in Tel Aviv, the same school where I’d studied sailing and received an Israeli skipper’s license in 2022.