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TIPS FOR TOURISTS & ALL TRAVELLERS

Sevan Bevedian

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Passports and Visas

Admission and Transit Restrictions
Entry regulations apply only to the areas controlled by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

A passport is required by all travellers, except for holders of:
– Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations.
– Document issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees.

Further to the above, citizens of the European Union (EU) countries, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Cyprus with their national identity card, provided this has a photograph.

Visas
A list of countries requiring a Visa to enter Cyprus can be found HERE

Work Visas
Those intending to work in Cyprus, need an employment permit by the Civil Archive and Migration Office, in which case a visa to travel to Cyprus is not required

For detailed information on Visa Application procedure please contact:

Consular Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus
Presidential Palace Avenue
1447 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Tel: (+357) 22 406 800 / (+357) 22 651 113
Fax: (+357) 22 661 881 / (+357) 22 665 313 / (+357) 22 665 778
Email: [email protected]


Travelling With a Pet

If you are coming from an EU Member State, you are allowed to bring your pet(s) to Cyprus, provided they possess either a passport or an Animal Health Certificate.

For travellers with pets coming from a non-EU country, you will also need a Vaccination Certificate.

The following breeds of dog are not allowed into the Republic of Cyprus:
American Pitbull Terrier; Pitbull Terrier, Japanese Tosa; Tosa Inu, Dogo Argentino; Argentinian Mastiff, Fila Brasileiro; Brazilian Mastiff


FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND CYPRUS

 Driving safely

Traffic moves on the LEFT hand-side of the road, NOT on the right.
Distances and road speed limits are shown in kilometres and kilometres per hour (km/h) respectively.
Maximum speed limit on the motorways is 100 km/h and the lower speed limit is 65 km/h.
In built-up areas, the speed limit is generally 50km/h, unless otherwise stated.

On all other roads the general speed limit is 80 km/h, unless otherwise stated.

Rush hours in the towns are approximately between 07:30 – 08:00 / 13:00 – 15:30 and in late afternoon 17:00 – 18:00 in winter, or 18:00 – 19:00 in summer.

Don’t Drink & Drive

Driving, or being in charge of a motor vehicle or pedal cycle with alcohol concentration in breath or blood above the prescribed limit, is an offence. The permissible limit in the blood is 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (BAC 0,5mg/ml). The permissible limit in breath is up to 22 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of exhaled air.

Public Transport
There are four types of bus services in Cyprus:
Airport Transfer Buses:  linking all the towns to the island’s two airports of Larnaka and Pafos.
Kapnos & Sons Transport Ltd Tel: (+357) 77 771 477 / (+357) 24 008 718
Website: www.Kapnosairportshuttle.com

Transport Company for Lemesos District (EMEL) Ltd
Tel: (+357) 77 778 121 / (+357) 77 777 075 / (+357) 97 779 090
Website: www.airportshuttlebus.eu

Interurban buses
All the major towns are linked by bus with routes at specified intervals. For more information concerning timetables you may contact the operating company:

L.L.L.A. Intercity Buses Ltd
Tel: (+357) 70 007 789 / (+357) 24 643 493
Website: www.intercity-buses.com

Urban Buses
These operate in all major towns, and run frequently during daytime, whilst in certain areas, they are extended till midnight. For more information contact the operating companies:

L.L.L.A Intercity Buses Ltd
Tel: (+357) 24 643 493 / (+357) 80 007 789
Website: www.intercity-buses.com

Lefkosia:Transport Organisation for Lefkosia District (OSEL) Ltd
Tel: (+357) 77 777 755 / (+357) 22 468 088 Website: www.osel.com.cy

Lemesos: Transport Company for Lemesos District (EMEL) Ltd
Tel: (+357) 77 778 121 / (+357) 25 343 201 Website: www.limassolbuses.com

Larnaka: Larnaka Buses Zenonas Ltd
Tel: (+357) 80 007 744 / (+357)  24 665 531 Website: zinonasbuses.com

Pafos:Pafos Transport Organisation Ltd
Tel: (+357) 80 005 588 / (+357) 26 934 410
Website: www.pafosbuses.com

Paralimni/Protaras & Agia Napa: M.E. Ammochostos Buses Ltd
Tel: (+357) 23 819 090 / (+357) 80 005 200
Website: www.osea.com.cy


Rural Buses

Rural buses operate less frequently than urban and interurban buses, typically running two or three times a day on both weekdays and weekends. For more information concerning timetables you may contact the operating companies.

Lefkosia:Transport Organisation for Nicosia District (OSEL) Ltd
Tel: (+357) 77 777 755 / (+357) 22 468 088
Website: www.osel.com.cy

Lemesos:Transport Company for Limassol District (EMEL) Ltd
Tel: (+357) 77 778 121 / (+357) 25 343 201
Website: www.limassolbuses.com

Larnaka:Larnaka Buses Zenonas Ltd
Tel: (+357) 80 007 744 / (+357)  24 665 531
Website: zinonasbuses.com

Pafos: Pafos Transport Organisation Ltd
Tel: (+357) 80 005 588 / (+357) 26 934 410
Website: www.pafosbuses.com

Paralimni/Protaras & Agia Napa: M.E. Ammochostos Buses Ltd
Tel: (+357) 23 819 090 / (+357) 80 005 200
Website: www.osea.com.cy


PARKING PLACES
(both municipal and private) are found in town centres, charging approximately €2-€3 for a half day’s parking.

Parking in central city areas is parking meter controlled. The cost per hour is €1- €2 on weekdays, during office hours. Parking meters do not operate on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Public Holidays.

 

PETROL STATIONS are numerous in all towns and tourist resorts but only few in mountainous areas and villages. So if you are planning such a trip, be sure you have enough fuel to get you there and back.

Opening hours:Monday-Friday: 06:00 – 19:00 (April 1 – September 30)
Monday-Friday: 06:00 – 18:00 (October 1 – March 31)
Saturday: 06:00 – 15:00

Most petrol stations are closed for attendant service on Sunday and Tuesday afternoon (Wednesday afternoon in Lefkosia area) but this is not a problem as petrol stations are equipped with petrol vending machines that accept banknotes and credit cards.

Vending machines operate during non-working hours, on weekends and on Public Holidays.