Thank you for the anecdotal reports of previous reports of problems endured by yachts who had visited the Turkish part of Cyprus, we must take these reports at face value.
The reason for asking the flag under which you sail was necessary to help in determining
where you could obtain up-to-date information on visiting Southern Cyprus after visiting
the Turkish north.
Travel Information can be obtained from :-
U.K British High Commission
Alexandrou Palli, P.O.Box 1978, 1587 Nicosia
Tel: /7, Telex: 2208 UKREPNIC CY, Telefax:
Office Hours: Mon., wed., Thurs., Fri., 8:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:30
(visiting hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 - 12:00)
Cyprus High Commission in London
Head of Mission: HE Mr George Iacovou
17 Hanover Street
London W1R 0AA
High Commission, Consular Section
Another source of local information regarding the issue of coming from Northern Cyprus by boat
could be obtained by contacting the 2 biggest marinas in Southern Cyprus, here are their email addresses :-
I am sure that you will agree that the source of the best information on visiting Cyprus,
by yacht is best answered by talking to the relevant authorities and the local yachting fraternity.
However, there remains a caveat, and that is, the continuing disagreement between between the two communities means that a good situation can turn bad overnight, and visiting tourists suffer the consequences.