Country Statistics

Total Population: 1,213,034


Estimated migrant population: 196,167


Estimated refugee population (2019): 12,311


Estimated number of undocumented migrants (2019): 25,000


Main migrant populations (2020): N/A


Healthcare rights of migrants and HIV testing and treatment in Cyprus


Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Are entitled to free public health care if they do not have the means to support themselves. They have to apply for a medical card at the Ministry of Health, or the General Hospital in their district in order to have access to the public healthcare system. Note that asylum seekers are not covered by the General Health System, and thus cannot access personal GPs


Refugees: Are entitled to healthcare under the same conditions as Cypriot nationals. Healthcare is received under the General Health System (GeSY). 


Undocumented migrants: Can access emergency care free of charge. They may also access primary and secondary care in return for payment of the full cost.


HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Testing is free and anonymous for all. It is provided at the disease-control governmental centres in Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca. Use the aidsmap European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 

Treatment: Treatment is free for Cypriot and European citizens only.

Support Organisations

Caritas Cyprus: 

Provides support and information for migrants in need to access their legal rights and basic needs.

+357 226 626 56

8 Saint Marona Street, Flat 4, 1010 Nicosia CY

Service(s): Advice and information