Cyprus destination information

All you need to know before visiting Cyprus

Cyprus summary

Cyprus is a small country with around 847K Cypriot. Official languages are Turkish and Greek. Cyprus uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC+02:00 to UTC+03:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Cyprus is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 83
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 38

ATMs in Cyprus are Common. Internet speed in Cyprus is on average 6.7 Mbps. In Cyprus you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Nicosia
🗣️ Greek Armenian Turkish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 847K ☀️ ~19 °C 🌧 ~39 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 9k km2 (4k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Cyprus uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • Greek
  • Armenian
  • Turkish


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

Cyprus uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Cyprus. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Cyprus. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Cyprus (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Cyprus uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Cyprus upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Cyprus, dial +, then 357 (the country code for Cyprus), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Cyprus, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 23 .

international: + 357 23 1234567
calling local: 23 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Cyprus is on average 6.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Cyprus is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about €16.92, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Cyta, KKTC Telsim, KKTC Turkcell, MTN or PrimeTel.


Rules 🚗

In Cyprus you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Cyprus

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Customs rules

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Cypriot embassies

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