Summary

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.

Cobalt Aero has suspended operations and all flights, including those between the UK and Cyprus, have been cancelled. If you were due to complete the return leg of your journey with Cobalt on a date up to and including 24 October, you can contact a designated travel agent in Cyprus (Top Kinisis Travel on +35722869999 or Orthodoxou Travel on +35724841100) to arrange a new one-way ticket. More information on these arrangements is available in this Cyprus Ministry of Transport announcement.

If you were due to travel on 18 October and have already purchased a new ticket, the Cyprus Ministry of Transport has advised you to retain proof of purchase, and will publish information about reimbursement in due course. All other passengers with Cobalt Aero bookings seeking further information should contact their tour operator or travel agent.

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

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

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

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

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

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.