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.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Cyprus
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic 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 Hospital, Larnaca 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|
|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|
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
15 Themistocles Dervis Street,
1066 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: 357 22 77 55 08
Fax: 357 22 77 99 05
Canadian Embassy to Greece (ATHENS)
48 Ethnikis Antistaseos Street,
Chalandri, 152 31, Athens, Greece
Tel.: 30 (210) 727-3400
Fax: 30 (210) 727-3480
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Greece.