Cyprus international travel guide

Landscape view of Cyprus

Cyprus πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ύ

Cyprus is part of Europe with main city at Nicosia. It's usually 🌀️ 10.80 °C in Cyprus with a rainfall of 🌧 76.16 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Cyprus. Internet speed in Cyprus is on average 6.7 Mbps. In Cyprus you drive on the left side. Its Developed country with a population of 847K people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Greek, Turkish and Armenian. Automatic teller machines are common in Cyprus. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
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Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Cyprus. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Cyprus.

issued date: November 4, 2019

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Cyprus uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Greek, Turkish and Armenian

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Cyprus uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

πŸ’³ Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Cyprus (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Cyprus. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Cyprus. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Cyprus is on average 6.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Cyprus is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €16.92, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Cyta, KKTC Telsim, KKTC Turkcell, MTN or PrimeTel. Cyprus uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Cyprus upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Cyprus, dial +, then 357 (the country code for Cyprus), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Cyprus, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 23 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Cyprus you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways. Left turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 22 313131 (Cyprus Automobile Association (CAA)) or 22 446600 (RescueLine). For general news on Cyprus's traffic use Cyprus Automobile Association (CAA) or Traffic 4 Cyprus. Most popular petrol stations in Cyprus are Eni, Agip, Shell, Lukoil, Total, EKO, Petrol, Esso and Petrolina. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called ??????? or ??????? ?Β΅?????? (Bentsini amolibdi) 95/98/100. Petrol costs about €1.18 per liter.Diesel options are called diesel, ?????? or Diesel Plus.

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Last updated: February 12, 2020