Tourist in Cyprus FAQ

Frequently asked questions by tourists visiting Cyprus

What type of currency is used?

The unit of currency in Cyprus is the euro (€).

What is the timezone in Cyprus?

Cyprus is in the GMT+2 timezone.
Check the current time in Cyprus

What languages are spoken?

Greek and English, but many restaurants (especially in Famagusta area) offer menus in other languages like Russian.

What is the power plug adapter needed?

In Cyprus, the power plugs and sockets are of type G like in the picture below. The voltage is 240V and frequency 50Hz.
Click to get a Cyprus compatible adapter.

What is the best time to visit Cyprus?

Cyprus is the country of all seasons, with hot summers and mild winters.

How many airports are in Cyprus?

There are two airports in Cyprus. One is in Larnaca and the other one is in Paphos. Larnaca airport is bigger, more modern and nearer to Nicosia, Ayia Napa and Protaras. Some airlines, however, only stop at Paphos airport, so plan accordingly.
Visit the website for both airports

Shall I use the ‘Ercan’ airport in Cyprus?

No! ‘Ercan’ and any other airports in the Turkish occupied area are illegal points of entry into the Republic of Cyprus. The penalties for entering through an illegal airport are imprisonment for no more than twelve months, or payment of a fine for no more than €1,700, or both.
It is not recognized by ICAO, and also the entry, clearance, immigration, customs, quarantine regulations, aviation security and conditions for passengers, mail and cargo, as required by the Republic of Cyprus are not observed. Hence, your security and safety are not guaranteed.

Tourist in Cyprus FAQ

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