A valid passport is required for all tourists for entry into Cyprus, with the exception..Travel Health
There are no vaccinations required for entry into Cyprus however tetanus and hepatitis A..Local Currency
The official currency of Cyprus is the euro. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200..Weather
Cyprus experiences a Mediterranean climate with abundant sunshine throughout the year...Local Customs
The people of Cyprus are generally warm, welcoming and believe in having a good time...Languages
The official languages of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish with other common languages spoken..Transport Options
The main international airports in Cyprus are Larnaca, Pafos and Ercan. Ercan serves the..Travel Tips
Respect should be shown for religious beliefs at all times when in Cyprus. You should..Local Food
All major resorts have restaurants and bars offering international cuisine and authentic..Local Timezones
Cyprus is in the Eastern European Time Zone; Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich..Dutyfree Limits
The following goods may be imported into Cyprus by visitors arriving from countries..
The following goods may be imported into Cyprus by visitors arriving from countries outside the EU without incurring duty: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; 1l of spirits (over 22% volume) or 2l of fortified wine or sparkling wine, 2l of still wine; 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette; goods (excluding jewellery) up to €175 and €90 for travellers under 15 years of age.
On 30 June 1999, the sale of duty-free alcohol and tobacco at airports and at sea was abolished in all of the original 15 EU member states. Of the 10 new member states that joined the EU on 1 May 2004 and the two states that joined on 1 January 2007, these rules apply to all new member states, except for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and Romania.
There are transitional rules in place for visitors returning to one of the original 15 EU countries from one of these four new countries. Nine of the original 15 EU member states put in place transitional rules for goods from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. These are Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Belgium, France and Ireland. Imports into these countries include a restriction of 200 cigarettes. An additional restriction of 250g of tobacco for rolling cigarettes applies to Estonia. Four of the original 15 EU member states put in place transitional rules for goods from Bulgaria and Romania. These are Germany, UK, Denmark and Hungary. The restriction for travelers is 200 cigarettes.
But for all other EU member states, there are no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another.
Travelers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only. Member states may follow the EU's guide levels of: 10l of spirits; 20l of intermediate products; 90l of wine (including a maximum of 60l of sparkling wines); 110l of beer; 800 cigarettes; 400 cigarillos (cigars weighing not more than 3g each); 200 cigars and 1kg of tobacco.
As of December 2009 all of these transitional rules will expire.
Prohibited imports include: agricultural products and propagating stock (natural fruit, flowers, seeds etc. without the approval of the relevant authorities), the importation of a number of other articles such as uncooked meat, fish, animals, dairy products, fire arms and explosives, pirated or counterfeit goods and obscene publications.