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Cyprus Wants to Join EU’s Visa-Free Schengen Area in 2024 for Travel

November 22, 2023

NICOSIA – Cyprus in 2024 aims to get into the European Union’s Schengen Area of 27 countries that have abolished the need for passports and other types of border control and  join the United States Visa Waiver Program.

Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos said those are priorities and could contribute to the long-stalled hopes of reunifying the island divided by unlawful 1974 invasions that seized the northern third noted SchengenVisaInfo.com.

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/cyprus-aspires-to-join-schengen-area-in-2024/

Cyprus has been a member of the EU since 2004 and it would be 20 years later to become part of the visa-free area that includes members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway able to travel without visas to Cyprus, and Cypriots allowed the same to all 27 EU states.

Cyprus gained accession to the Schengen Information System (SIS) for security and border management in Europe on July 25 this year, lauded by the Deputy Executive Director of EU-LISA, Luca Tagliaretti.

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