Regarding Cyprus Airports, The Cyprus Republic has the sole sovereign authority with exclusive jurisdiction to determine which of its airports on its territory are open and functioning.
Visitors arriving on the island by air can only enter enter the Republic legally via Larnaca & Paphos airport. Regarding entering the north of the island by air, here is the official ruling by the Republic.
This is the information given regarding Ercan Airport in the north of Cyprus by the Cyprus Tourist Authority in southern Cyprus.
"Entry via other airport is illegal.
The operation of cyprus airports built in the territory of under Turkish occupation after 1974, has never been authorized by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.
These illegal airports are, consequently, illegal points of entry into the Republic of Cyprus. The Republic of Cyprus maintains the right to impose penalties on those who violate the law by using illegal airports.
The penalties are very strict and provide for imprisonment for upto more than twelve months, or payment of a fine for no more than 1.700 euros, or both.
Furthermore, the illegal operation of the unrecognized “ERCAN advisory service” causes serious risks over fight efficiency and airspace development in the region.
The airport, the ATC systems, the technology and the procedures used are not subject to any control or audit by any internationally recognized authority. At this airport the entry, clearance, immigration, customs, quarantine regulations, aviation security and conditions for passengers, mail and cargo, as required by the Republic of Cyprus are not observed.
Hence, the security and safety of passengers and cargo is not guaranteed."
Larnaca International Airport
The airport is:
Services offered to travellers at the airport include:
Automated Flight information
24/7 service the telephone number to call is 77778833.
Available from 08:00-23:00 hrs daily.
Cyprus Tourism Organisation Information Desk.
Located in the Arrivals hall open every day from 08:15-23:00 hrs. Hotel Reservations can also be arranged.
Hermes Airports Customer Service Desk.
A 24/7 service. For assistance please call 24816426
You will also find:
For more detailed information about the airport visit our page about Larnaca Airport
Paphos International Airport
The airport is:
Services offered to travellers at Paphos International Airport include:
Cyprus Tourism Organisation Information Desk
Located in the Arrivals hall for all arriving flights from 08:00- 23:00 hrs daily.
Hotel Accommodation can be arranged here if you need to.
Other services at the airports in cyprus include:
For more information go to Paphos Airport
Both Cyprus airports are of a fantastic international standard and you will find them both a great place to arrive and depart from when you visit this wonderful Cyprus Island.
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