Cyprus Travel Vaccines and Travel Advisories

You cannot help but admire the magic of Cyprus, a country which is both charming and fascinating. Famous for its magnificent Byzantine frescoes, ancient marine treasures, and delicious mezze and kebabs, the culture is unparalleled. Interesting cities are scattered in between authentically rural, mountainous and coastal landscapes. You must spend a fair amount of time in the country in order to fully immerse yourself in the Cyprian culture. Home to castles and monasteries, mountains resorts, and vast expanses of forest, this country offers something for everyone. For those interested in archaeology, Cyprus offers fascinating ruins dating back to the Neolithic period. Note that a rainy season is nonexistent here, and thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Cyprus offers you a comfortable temperature all year round.

A beautiful view on the waters of Cyprus

Recommended travel vaccinations for Cyprus

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Cyprus

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Cyprus


Medical Care in Cyprus

In Cyprus, the quality of care provided is good, yet slightly more so in private clinics than in public health facilities. Most of the doctors practicing in the country have studied in the United States or United Kingdom. Nicosia is home to a new, well-equipped hospital center. Other establishments popular among foreigners include Limassol General HospitalLarnaca General Hospital or Paphos General Hospital. The care offered is reliable, but the cost is quite substantial.

In order to source good quality and reliable drugs, you should visit the Dena Karacosta Pharmacy.

In the case of an emergency, dial 112.

Is Cyprus Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Territory Assistance to Canadians in the southern area (Greek Cypriot)Limited assistance to Canadians in the northern area (Turkish Cypriot)
Crime Low rate; Caution required in urban areas
Fraud Risk present in some bars and “cabarets”Risk of violence
Terrorism Risk present
Road safety Vary greatly throughout the countryCaution required in rural and mountain roads
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Public transportation Public buses are limitedMetered taxis are widely available
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Cyprus?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to visit Cyprus. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry. You will not require a tourist visa.

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Embassy of Canada to Cyprus information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Cyprus
Street Address:
15 Themistocles Dervis Street,
1066 Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel.: 357 22 77 55 08
Fax: 357 22 77 99 05

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Embassy to Greece (ATHENS)
Street Address:
48 Ethnikis Antistaseos Street,
Chalandri, 152 31, Athens, Greece

Tel.: 30 (210) 727-3400
Fax: 30 (210) 727-3480

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Greece.