Country Report

Country Report: Cyprus Last updated: 09/05/24


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Since 2017 and up to 2023, updates of this report were written by Corina Drousiotou, Coordinator and Senior Legal Advisor, and Manos Mathioudakis, Senior Social Advisor, of the Cyprus Refugee Council and edited by ECRE. The first version of this report and the first two updates were written by Corina Drousiotou and Manos Mathioudakis at NGO Future Worlds Center and edited by ECRE.

All information provided in this report is based on direct assistance provided to asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection as well as information received for advocacy interventions and studies/assessments, and on information obtained from the authorities. Information on detention is based on monitoring visits to Menogia Detention Centre; information on the Kofinou Reception Centre from monitoring visits and information on the First Registration Centre, Pournara in Kokkinotrimithia from the vulnerability assessments carried out by CYRC.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2023, unless otherwise stated.


To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of contents on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation