Cyprus Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 29 January 2015

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit

Cyprus Airways has suspended operations. The Cyprus government will make alternative arrangements for holders of Cyprus Airways tickets. If you’re travelling before 9 February 2015, you can call travel agency Top Kinisis Travel Public on 77 78 78 78 from within Cyprus or on +357 2286 9999 from overseas. If you’re travelling on 10 February or later, you should look out for further announcements.

Cyprus is implementing measures to protect its banking sector. Check with your bank for further information.

You can use ATMs, debit and credit cards as normal. Limits have been imposed on withdrawals from Cypriot bank accounts, but this should not apply to withdrawals from UK or other foreign bank accounts.

Capital controls remain in place and are subject to revision. There are limits on how much cash you can take out of Cyprus, including when travelling through one of the checkpoints to the north of the island. Refer to the notices displayed in the arrivals halls at Larnaca and Paphos airports for the latest information, check with your tour operator/airline, or see the Cyprus Ministry of Finance website.

There is a general threat from terrorism.

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

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

Cyprus has a strict zero tolerance towards drugs. 

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