Foreign travel advice

Cyprus

Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.

Summary

Coronavirus (COVID-19): stay up to date

The UK has left the European Union. The rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until 31 December 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Cyprus as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

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

If you’re living in or moving to Cyprus, visit our Living in Cyprus guide in addition to this travel advice.

Terrorist attacks in Cyprus can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

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

There have been reports of an increase in holidaymakers being encouraged to submit a claim for personal injury if they have experienced gastric illness during their stay. You can find more information about the action you can take if you have suffered a personal injury on the Citizens Advice website. You should only consider pursuing a complaint or claim if you have genuinely suffered from injury or illness; if you make a false or fraudulent claim, you may face legal proceedings in the UK or Cyprus.

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. For information on the European Health Insurance Card see Health.