Foreign travel advice

Cyprus

Summary

The EU Referendum held on 23 June delivered a clear vote for the United Kingdom to leave the EU. The Prime Minister has made a statement. In his statement, the Prime Minister reassured British people living in the EU, and European citizens in the UK, that there would be no immediate changes to their circumstances, and that there would be no initial change to the way people can travel. Until it leaves, the UK remains a full member of the EU. The period for exit, under the EU Treaties, is two years unless the other Member States agree to extend it.

A flight from Borg el-Arab, Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on 29 March 2016 and diverted to Larnaca, Cyprus. The alleged hijacker was arrested by the Cypriot authorities. Operations at Larnaca airport have returned to normal. The incident was resolved without loss and is not believed to be terrorist related.

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Around a million British nationals visit Cyprus every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

You can use ATMs, debit and credit cards as normal.

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

Cyprus has a strict zero tolerance towards drugs. See Local Laws and Customs

Driving standards are poor. You should drive with great care. See Road travel

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.