Cyprus travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Cyprus with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Cyprus.

Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa, Cyprus © Parasola.net - Alamy Stock Photo
Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa, Cyprus © Parasola.net - Alamy Stock Photo

Cyprus travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Cyprus with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Cyprus - quick facts
Flight time 4.5 to 5 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Greek, English
Currency Euro, Turkish Lira (North Cyprus only)
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Cyprus weather

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Cyprus travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Cyprus from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Cyprus.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Cyprus travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Cyprus with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Cyprus, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Cyprus covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Cyprus with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Cyprus FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Cyprus including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Cyprus due to Covid-19?

Cyprus is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Cyprus.

Check out Ministry of Health, Republic of Cyprus for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Cyprus?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Cyprus. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Cyprus from the UK?

The flight time to Cyprus from the UK is typically 4.5 to 5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Cyprus and the UK?

The time difference between Cyprus and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Cyprus?

The main languages spoken in Cyprus are Greek and English.

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What is the currency in Cyprus?

The currency in Cyprus is the Euro (EUR) and the Turkish Lira (North Cyprus only) (TRY).

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Which plugs are used in Cyprus?

Cyprus uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in Cyprus?

They drive on the left side of the road in Cyprus.

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