US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Cyprus. Some areas have increased risk. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 2 blank pages in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the country more than 89 days.
 (22) 393939; US Embassy in Nicosia, Metochiou and Ploutarchou Street, 2407, Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus; https://cy.usembassy.gov/; ACSNicosia@state.gov
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
See WHO recommendations
Temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): G
Greek 80.9%, Turkish 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filipino 1.1%, other 4.3%
Orthodox Christian 89.1%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Protestant/Anglican 2%, Muslim 1.8%, Buddhist 1%
UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October
Opt for bottled water
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Salamis; Kolossi Castle; Cape Greco; Troodos Villages; Nicosia (includes Cyprus Museum); Nissi Beach; Paphos Archeological Park; Choirokoitia
Soccer, basketball, volleyball, motorsports
Many Turkish Cypriots lower their eyes during a greeting as a sign of respect.
At restaurants, tipping 2-3 euros is sufficient. For taxis, rounding up to the nearest euro - or 5% of the final fare for exceptional service- is appreciated.
Handmade lace, woven fabric and silk items, basketware, pottery, silver items, leather goods, brandy and liqueurs
Souvla — large pieces of meat cooked on a long skewer over a charcoal barbecue; salt, spices, oil, and wine are sprinkled or brushed on the meat during the cooking process
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Wednesday, May 03, 2023