Travel advice for Cyprus.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cyprus.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Euro (EUR)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Euro EUR

Currency exchange rate

EUR 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 0.91 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1h

National language

Official language

Greek

Language capabilities

English, German and French

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220/240 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

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.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Nikosia, Medcon Tower, 6th Floor, 46 Themistocles Dervis Street
Tel. +357 22 466800

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 12.30 h and 15.15 - 16.45 h (Mon)
8.30 - 12.30 h (Tue - Fri)

Stores

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)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • 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 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

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.

Security

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.

Capital

Nikosia (Lefkosia / Lefkosa)

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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