Travel Tips and Visa Requirements

Flights to North Cyprus are via a brief courtesy touch down in Turkey. All North Cyprus flights arrive at Ercan Airport, Nicosia, North Cyprus, just a short 15-minute taxi transfer to the conference venue Sun Residence Hotel. Ercan Airport is the closest airport. Taxi fares from Ercan to the hotel are about 120 TL (approximately 20 Euros) and from Larnaca Airport, South Cyprus to Sun Residence Hotel are about 60 Euros. In both cases, four delegates can share a taxi. Please make use of the local transportation booking form attached in the congress website.  For more information, please visit  Shuttle bus services from the airport to Nicosia city center are also available. The local transportation bus company is KIBHAS and the current bus fare for one-way ride is $5. For more information about the bus services, please visit  The local currency is Turkish Lira. For current currency exchange rates, please visit



Foreign travelers travelling directly into North Cyprus except Nigerians and Armenians do not need visa. Those delegates who want to enter into Turkey are expected to obtain an electronic visa before coming to Turkey. Nationals of most European countries, the USA, Canada may obtain tourist visas, valid for 3 months by paying a fee of approximately US$20 at the port of entry if they hold foreign passports valid for more than six months in Turkey for purposes of sightseeing, business, family visits, and study or training. Tourist visas obtained are for multiple entries. The electronic visa (e-visa) was replaced by “sticker visa” which may be obtained from the Turkish Consulate or Embassy in the applicant’s country. Applicants need to log on to  which provides the requested information. For more information, please visit