Travel Information


Thessaloniki Airport ‘Macedonia’ (SKG, 16 km outside Thessaloniki, 100 km far from Naoussa) is the closest airport. There are direct scheduled flights connecting Thessaloniki Airport with many European cities.

Athens International Airport (ATH) can be an alternative, but a domestic flight to Thessaloniki Airport is required. Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki are frequent (8-12 per day) by Aegean Airlines and Ryanair.

Complimentary transportation from SKG Airport to venue Hotel on May, 30 and on June, 3

For your convenience, on Monday, May, 30 and on Friday, June, 3 there will be one shuttle bus to transfer you from SKG airport to the Congress Venue and vice versa. The time will be fixed based upon the travel requests.

Please, complete the form: arrival/departure providing the time of your arrival and departure in order to arrange the airport transfer in the best possible way.


Passports and visas (information on this subject is for informational purposes only). Entry regulations apply only to the areas controlled by the Government of the Republic Cyprus.

Passport required, except for holders of:

[A] Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations

[B] Document issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees

[C] Further to the above, citizens of the European Union countries, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided there is a photo and an expiry date.


[A] No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days for all bona fide tourists nationals of the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See (State of Vatican), Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

[B] Additional categories of persons who do NOT require a visa:

  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports of Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine. (In compliance with the Agreements between the European Community OJL 129, 17.5.2007, p.27and OJL 334, 19.12.2007 p.
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports of Armenia, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Georgia, India, Iran, Syria
  • Holders of diplomatic, service, and special passports of Egypt and Lebanon
  • All flight crew member who are holding Flight crew Member’s License or a Crew Member Certificate issued under the Chicago Convention
  • The flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights and other helpers in the event of disaster or accident
  • The civilian crew of ships navigating in international waters
  • The holders of laissez-passer issued by the United Nations to their officials
  • School pupils having the nationality of a third country listed in Annex I who reside in a Third Country listed in Annex II and are travelling in the context of a school excursion as members of a group of pupils accompanied by a teacher from the school in question
  • All persons who are in possession of work permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Officer
  • All persons who possess a permanent or a temporary residence permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Officer
  • All persons who possess a study permit

[C] List of third countries whose citizens are required to have a visa. States: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Marianas (Islands), Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Entities and territorial authorities: Taiwan, Palestinian Authorities.

Categories of visas:

Short-stay or travel visas: multiple-entry visas: This visa entitles aliens who seek to enter the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, for reasons other than immigration, to enter once or several times. The duration of each visit may not, however, exceed three months in any half year, starting from the date of first entry. As a general rule, this visa may be issued for one or several entries. In the case of aliens who need to travel frequently to Cyprus, e.g., business, short-stay visas may be issued for several visits, provided that the total length of these visits does not exceed three months in any half year. This multiple-entry visa may be valid for one year and, in exceptional cases, for more than a year, but for no more than five years for certain categories of persons.

[D] Visa Application Procedure and Documents Required:

  • Applications must be submitted in person. However, for those who reside more than 200 miles (300 kms) from the Consulate, the applications may be submitted by recorded delivery, including a registered self-addressed, special-delivery envelope, for the safe return of the passport and the documents.
  • One completed application form, signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian in the case of minors), with 2 passport- sized photographs attached to it.
  • A full national passport, valid for at least three months after the date of expiration of the visa applied for. Visitors wishing to obtain a visa are advised to be in possession of a passport whose expiration date, outdates the period of intended stay for at least 6 months.
  • The visa for the return country must be valid for at least three months after the period of the intended stay.
  • Provisional booking (or the Itinerary of travel arrangements, i.e. round-trip ticket with fixed dates) is necessary. You are advised that tickets should not be purchased before the visa is issued.
  • A Hotel for Reservation, as confirmed by the hotel manager, is necessary.
  • In case of a business trip, an official letter of invitation from a Cyprus company must be presented.
  • For a visit to family and friends, a letter of invitation, including complete address, phone number and occupation in Cyprus, must be submitted (This may be requested together with a certified Assumption of Responsibility form, duly completed and signed by the host).
  • Solid evidence that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the intended stay in Cyprus, e.g. a bank statement or travelers’ cheques (credit cards can be accepted only in addition to bank statements and only with recent statement confirming credit limit. Please note that cash is not an acceptable proof).
  • A recent (dated within one month only) official letter from the employer, addressed to the Cyprus Consulate with proof of the applicants wages / salary. If self-employed, a letter from the solicitor, the accountant or the bank manager of the applicant will be sufficient. If a student in the country of the Consulate, an original letter from the school or University addressed to the Cyprus Consulate confirming the status / attendance and the duration of the course.
  • The Consulate may also ask for a copy of a bank guarantee letter from the host, throughout a visitor’s stay in Cyprus, so as to cover the possible cost of repatriation. bank guarantee letters are issued for the amount of:

    €854 for visitors from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, China, and other Asian countries

    €515 for visitors from the CIS, and other Eastern Europe countries

    €341 for visitors from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and other Middle East countries

Applications / Forms

In order to download the relevant forms please press the links below: