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CYPRUS

Cypriot Flag  CYPRUS – drives on the left
Please read the general notes in conjunction with those below.

Essential Safety Equipment

  • Warning triangle x 2
  • GB plate (see note 1)

Recommended Safety Equipment (by Cyprus and/or EUroadlegal.co.uk)

  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Spare bulbs (see note 2)
  • Reflective vest
  • Torch

Seatbelt Requirements
The wearing of front and rear seatbelts is compulsory when fitted.

Children Passengers
Children under the age of five must not, under any circumstances, sit in the front passenger seat. Children from five to ten years old may occupy the front passenger seat only if an appropriate child restraint has been fitted. Smoking is not permitted if any passenger is under the age of 16.

Drink Driving Limits
50mg/100ml (UK 80mg/100ml).The admissible limit in breath is up to 22
micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of exhaled air

Minimum Driving Age
The minimum driving age using a full UK licence is 18

Speed Limits

Distances are marked in Km and speed signs in Kph

 

Urban kph (mph)

Open Road kph (mph)

Motorway kph (mph)

Car

50 (31)

80 (50)

100 (62)

Towing

50 (31)

80 (50)

100 (62)

Lights
Dipped headlights must be used half an hour before sunset and half an hour after sunrise.

Fuel
Most filling stations are found only in the major towns on Cyprus.

Tolls
There are no toll roads on Cyprus.

Parking
Parking places (municipal and private) are found in town centres.

Fines
In the case of a foreign licence holder (e.g. a tourist) the courts can fine or imprison the offending driver.

Mobile Phones
The use of hand-held mobile phones while driving is prohibited. Drivers wishing
to use their mobile phone while driving must use a hands-free device.

Emergency Numbers
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services.

Local number:
Police/Fire/Ambulance - 199

Useful Local Website
http://www.cyprusdriving.net/index.php

Embassy Details
Address:
British High Commission
Alexander Pallis Street
PO Box 21978
1587
Nicosia

Telephone:
+357 22 861100

Email:
UKinCyprus@fco.gov.uk

Office Hours:
GMT/BST:
Mon-Fri: 0530-1230

Local Time
Mon-Fri: 0730-1430

Website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-high-commission-nicosia

Note 1: UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on blue background) no longer need a GB sticker when driving in European Union countries.  Countries outside the EU still require national identification.

Note 2: Regardless of local requirements it is always a wise precaution to carry a spare set of vehicle bulbs. A spare bulb kit will not prevent a fine if you are travelling with faulty lights, but it may avoid the cost and inconvenience of a garage call out. On some cars it is inadvisable or impossible for anyone other than a qualified technician to change a headlamp bulb or lamp unit e.g. high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and carrying spare bulbs is not an option. However, it is recommended that spare bulbs are carried for any lights which may be easily and/or safely replaced by the owner/driver. Do not forget to ensure that you also carry any tools that might be required to change the various bulbs.

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