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Passport rank
16th
Visa-free travel to
178 Destinations
Cyprus

Cyprus

Cyprus passport ranking

The Cypriot passport is currently ranked 16th place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 178 countries. With a high mobility score it is one of the highest-ranking passports in the world. Cypriot passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Japan and the entire European Union. This allows almost instant travel opportunities worldwide. Cypriot passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 51 destinations in the world. Some countries where a visa is required are China, India and the United States.

Passport rank
16th
Visa-free travel to
178 Destinations
Visa free access
143 Destinations
Albania
Albania
Andorra
Andorra
Angola
Angola
Anguilla
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Armenia
Armenia
Aruba
Aruba
Austria
Austria
Bahamas
Bahamas
Barbados
Barbados
Belarus
Belarus
Belgium
Belgium
Belize
Belize
Bermuda
Bermuda
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Botswana
Brazil
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Brunei
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Croatia
Croatia
Curacao
Curacao
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Estonia
Estonia
Eswatini
Eswatini
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Fiji
Finland
Finland
France
France
French Guiana
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Polynesia
French West Indies
French West Indies
Gambia
Gambia
Georgia
Georgia
Germany
Germany
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Greece
Greece
Greenland
Greenland
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hungary
Hungary
Iceland
Iceland
Ireland
Ireland
Israel
Israel
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Macao
Macao
Malawi
Malawi
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malta
Malta
Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mayotte
Mexico
Mexico
Micronesia
Micronesia
Moldova
Moldova
Monaco
Monaco
Mongolia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montenegro
Montserrat
Montserrat
Morocco
Morocco
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Norway
Norway
Palau
Palau
Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Philippines
Philippines
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Reunion
Reunion
Romania
Romania
Rwanda
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Samoa
San Marino
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Senegal
Serbia
Serbia
Singapore
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Africa
South Korea
South Korea
Spain
Spain
St. Helena
St. Helena
St. Maarten
St. Maarten
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Suriname
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Taiwan
Taiwan
Tanzania
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uganda
Ukraine
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Vatican City
Venezuela
Venezuela
Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna
Zambia
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

Cyprus Passport Ranking

The Cyprus passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Cyprus passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Cyprus passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 143 Cyprus passport visa-free countries, 31 Cyprus visa-on-arrival countries, and 4 eTA destinations.

Altogether, Cyprus passport holders can enter a total of 178 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Cyprus passport ranks 16 in the world.

Separate from these Cyprus visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 51 additional destinations in which Cyprus passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

About Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus consists of six districts and is part of the European Union. The most important districts are Nicosia, Limassol, and Larnaca. The island nation is situated in the Eastern Mediterranean with Turkey to the north, Lebanon to the west, and Greece to the southeast. Cyprus is one of the smallest countries in the European Union with a surface area of 9,251 square kilometers. It has a warm Mediterranean climate. The terrain is characterized by a central plain and mountains to the north and south.

The overall population is over 1,2 million people, making it one of the least populous countries in the European Union. The capital of the country is Nicosia, which is also the most populated city. It is followed by Limassol and Strovolos. The largest airport is Larnaca International Airport (LCA) with over 8.2 million annual passengers. The airport provides connections throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Russia.

Cypriot culture has a far-reaching history, influenced by both Turkish and Greek origins. There is a multi-national mix and the Orthodox Religion is predominant. The official languages are Greek and Turkish. The legal system is a mix of English common and civil law. The government type is a presidential republic. The chief of state and the head of government is the elected President Nikos Anastasiadis.

The official currency of the country is the Euro (EUR) with the current exchange rate being EUR 0.91 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $35.9 billion, which puts it at the lower end of the European Union. Its citizens have a per capita income of $33,807. The GDP is mostly made up of the services sector. Tourism, real estate, shipping, and finance are hereby the most important contributors accounting for over 80% of the GDP. Cypriot export goods include citrus, vegetables, barley and olives.

Tourism is a very important part of the economy in Cyprus. The country has a variety of historic and natural sites. There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Popular vacation activities are sailing, diving, fishing, and hiking. Some of the major destinations include Ancient Kourion, St. Hilarion Castle, Larnaca, Ancient Salamis, Cape Greco, and Nissi Beach. The nation has a total of approximately 3.9 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from the United Kingdom, Russia, and Israel.

The Cyprus passport is one of the most powerful and most desirable passports in the world. It provides its holders visa-free access to more than 175 countries and territories.

Cypriot citizenship can be acquired in a number of ways, including by birth, descent, or marriage. Individuals can also apply for Cypriot citizenship after 7 years of acquiring a residency permit through the Cyprus Golden Visa program. 

Cyprus Golden Visa Program

Cyprus Permanent Residency Permit is one of the fastest and most straightforward Golden visa programs. It gives investors and their families the chance to acquire Permanent Residency Permits or PRP without going through the tedious process required by normal immigration. Cyprus permanent residency can be obtained in just two months by investing in real estate properties. Applicants can obtain a Cyprus Golden Visa through the following option:

  • Investing in new real estate bought directly from the developer with a minimum value of €300,000. The investor has the option to live in the property or rent it out. Investors can split their investment into a maximum of two properties but their combined value should not be less than €300,000.

Cyprus Golden Visa comes with various benefits, including the following:

  • Easier to get a visa for Schengen countries
  • Investors and their dependents have the right to live and study in Cyprus
  • Enjoy low taxation in Cyprus, along with their international double taxation agreements
  • Maintain permanent residency by only visiting Cyprus at least once every 2 years
  • Eligibility to apply for citizenship after 7 years and only residing in the country for one year before applying for citizenship

For personalized information on how to apply for Cyprus Golden Visa, contact Guide Consultants through the following options:

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