EARLI 2015


Important travel and stay information


•    The voltage on the island is 240. Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type (same as in United Kingdom).
•    English is the second language and is widely spoken. A greater Knowledge of French and German is increasingly noticeable.
•    The currency of the Republic is Euro.
•    Banks in Cyprus open for the public from 8:30am to 13:30pm. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
•    All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
•    Telephone: Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.
•    There are two international airports in Cyprus, Larnaca and Pafos.
•    The two main ports are in Lemesos and Larnaca.
•    Around 30 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most European and Middle-East countries, which provide ongoing services to anywhere in the world.


Travelling With a Pet

If you are coming from an EU Member State , you are allowed to bring your pets to Cyprus provided they possess either a passport or an Animal Health Certificate. But, if you are coming from a non-EU country, you will also need a Vaccination Certificate (especially showing vaccination against rabies).

Please also note the following:

- Animals should be transported in cages made in accordance to IATA specifications.

- Animals and their accompanying documents are inspected on arrival by the Veterinary Officer or by the duty Customs Officer acting on behalf of the Veterinary Services.

- Animals that fulfil the relevant veterinary provisions will be allowed to enter without being subject to quarantine.

- The Veterinary Officer in charge decides on the basis of the relevant veterinary provisions whether the animal will be quarantined or not.

The date, time of arrival and flight number of the aircraft or the name of the vessel with which the animal is due to arrive in Cyprus must be communicated to the District Veterinary Officer at the point of entry, 48 hours prior to arrival.

The following breeds of dogsare not allowed into the Republic of Cyprus regardless of their country of origin.

- American Pitbull Terrier; Pitbull Terrier

- Japanese Tosa; Tosa Inu

- Dogo Argentino; Argentinean Mastiff

- Fila Brasileiro; Brazilian Mastiff

Further information can be obtained from the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment.


Importing Products

Every person entering Cyprus is entitled to import the following duty free articles (not intended for commercial purposes), provided they are carried in the passengers' hand luggage or accompanying baggage: tobacco and alcohol(for a detailed breakdown of quantities check here). Travellers under the age of seventeen are not entitled to duty free tobacco products and alcohol.

It is prohibited to import agricultural products or propagating stock such as fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, dry nuts, seeds, bulbs, bulb-wood sticks, cuttings, etc., without the approval of the competent authorities. The import, possession and use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances are strictly prohibited. The import of fire arms, ammunition, explosives, flick knives, daggers, swords, obscene books, photographs, films and articles as well as goods bearing a forged trademark or false trade description is prohibited or restricted. Also prohibited or restricted are pirated or counter feit goods, animals, birds, uncooked meat and fish and products there of, milk and dairy products.


Source of text: Cyprus Tourism Organisation Page