Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cyprus.
in Euro (EUR)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in euro (EUR)
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
EUR 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 0.91 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
English, German and French
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid after end of stay or valid ID card, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Nikosia, Medcon Tower, 6th Floor, 46 Themistocles Dervis Street
Tel. +357 22 466800
8.30 - 12.30 h and 15.15 - 16.45 h (Mon)
8.30 - 12.30 h (Tue - Fri)
9.00 - 20.30 h (Mon, Tue, Thu; April - October)
9.00 - 14.00 h (Wed; April - October)
9.00 - 21.30 h (Fri; April - October)
9.00 - 17.00 h (Sat; April - October)
Cloesed from 14.00 to 17.00 h (June - September)
9.00 - 19.00 h (Mon, Tue, Thu; November - March)
9.00 - 14.00 h (Wed; November - March)
9.00 - 20.00 h (Fri; November - March)
9.00 - 15.00 h (Sat; November - March)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 3 years previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
Cyprus is divided into two parts: Republic of Cyprus (southern part of the island) and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (northern part of the island).
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Entering the prohibited area is forbidden (zone between the South and the North).
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Nikosia (Lefkosia / Lefkosa)
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