Assuming I hold a single entry Cyprus visa, can I use it to enter Romania if the single entry is valid and unused?

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Both short-term and long-stay visas issued by Cyprus are valid in Romania for transit or visits up to ninety days, provided any entry limits have not been exhausted.

Quoting from the Romanian Department of Foreign Affairs web site:

Holders of Schengen visas with two or multiple entries, national visas or residence permits issued by Schengen Member States. Starting July 11, 2014, in keeping with the provisions of Decision No 565/2014/EU, Romania acknowledges as being equivalent to its own national visas, for transit and for stays up to 90 days per period of 180 days the following:

The two or multiple entry short-stay visa issued by a Schengen member state;

The limited territorial validity visa issued by a Schengen member state;

The short-stay visa issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus or Croatia;

The long-stay visa issued by a Schengen member state;

The long-stay visa issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus or Croatia;

The residence permit issued by a Schengen member state;

The residence permit issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus or Croatia

The long-term resident's EC residence permit (the validity of which is of 5 years or more) issued by a member state of the European Union.

Attention! The number of entries as well as the right of stay established as per the Schengen visas must not have been exhausted. The right of stay on the territory of Romania shall not exceed the right of stay granted as per the visas/residence permits issued by the Schengen Member States

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    If the answer to the question is yes, it would amount to Cyprus issuing visas solely for entry to Romania. The question specifies a single entry Cyprus visa. All of your answer refers to two or multi entry visas.
    – user16259
    Jan 28, 2018 at 13:33
  • @user16259 The OP specifies a Cyprus visa, which I'd interpreted as a national visa in the above text. The wording doesn't specify a multi-entry requirement for national visas.
    – user67901
    Jan 28, 2018 at 13:47
  • Not saying you're wrong, just that it is bizarre if a citizen of say, USA, wants to go to Romania (and, seemingly, not go to Cyprus) on a single entry visa and he can apply to Cyprus to accomplish this.
    – user16259
    Jan 28, 2018 at 15:10
  • @user16259 Haha, so I'm confused here, does it matter if the visa is single entry or no? Jan 28, 2018 at 21:04
  • @user16259 That's not the case, Cyprus is not supposed to issue visas solely for visits to Romania and it doesn't follow from the question that they do. One scenario would a visit to Romania followed by a visit to Cyprus. That's possible on a single-entry Cyprus visa because a visit to Romania doesn't count as an entry for that visa.
    – Relaxed
    Jul 30, 2021 at 14:36

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