Travel Advice for the Cyprus
Cyprus
Capital: Nicosia

Time Zone GMT +2
(GMT + 3 from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in September)
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 357
IDD: Direct dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
All services - 199
Tourist
Information
Cyprus Tourism Organisation, 213 Regent Street, London, W1R 8DA.
Tel: (0207) 734 9822 or 734 2593 Fax: (0207) 287 6534.
Passport
Information
PASSPORTS, must be valid for 3 months after date of departure for visitors not requiring visas. Those requiring visas must have their passport valid for at least 6 months from the point of departure. Return Ticket Required, may be subject to change at short notice. Contact consulate before travelling.
Visa
Information
VISAS required by all except: Nationals of Great Britain, Australia, Canada, USA, EU, Japan. Nationals of Commonwealth countries (except nationals of Bangladesh, Bermuda, Pakistan who do require visas. Nationals of Bahrain, Fiji, Iceland, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Yugoslavia (Consult Embassy if passport as issued before the outbreak of civil war).
Health
Information
No vaccinations are compulsary. Please seek medical advice prior to travel.
Food
& Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency Cyprus Pound (Cú) = 100 cents.
Travellers cheques can be cashed in all banks, US dollars, Pound sterling and the Deutschemark are all accepted currencies. All major credit cards are accepted.
ATM availability: Approximately 200 locations.
Cost of
Living
Languages Mostly Greek with some Turkish. English, German and French are also spoken.
Weather Mediterranean climate. Hot Dry Summers with mild winters. Rainfall is most likely during the winter.
Electricity 240 volts, AC 50 Hz.
Post Approx. 3 days to Europe. Poste Restante facilities are available in the main cities and resorts.
Transport BUS: Services are cheap and efficient.
CAR HIRE: Widely available and considered to be the best way of seeing the island.
DOCUMENTATION: IDP or National driving licence is accepted
Special
Information
It is considered impolite to refuse an offer of Greek coffee or a cold drink. Casual wear is usually accepted, but beachwear should be confined to the beach or poolside. Respect should be shown for religious beliefs. Visitors can expect a warm and hospitable reception from Cypriots.