Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union.  It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and east of Greece.

Travelling to Cyprus

Travelling to Cyprus is very easy.

Cyprus has two airports, Larnaca International Airport and Pafos International Airport.

58 airline companies from every corner of the world fly to Larnaca airport. Click here to see the detailed list: LARNACA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Airlines. Larnaca is only a 45 minutes drive away from Limassol, the city that hosts the congress. Pafos aiport serves 24 airlines (see here the detailed list: PAFOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Airlines) and is only 40 minutes drive from Limassol.

The documentation required for travelling varies, depending on your nationality. A valid passport is required for a stay of up to 90 days for all bonafide tourists except citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland , Iceland , Liechtenstein and Norway who may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided it bears a photo. Some non-EU third country nationals require a visa. Further detailed information can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Greek and Turkish are the main languages spoken by the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities respectively. English is widely spoken. French and German are also well spoken within the tourist industry.

Currency & Currency Exchange

The currency of the Republic is Euro. All banks operating in Cyprus offer foreign currency exchange services and quote the exchange rates of the Euro against all major foreign currencies daily. Foreign currency can also be exchanged at hotels. More detailed information concerning exchange rates can be obtained from the Central Bank of Cyprus. You can also use the currency converter.

Forms of Payment

Hotels, large shops and restaurants accept credit cards, travellers’ cheques, Eurocheques and banknotes of major foreign currencies.

V.A.T. Refund

Foreign visitors from countries outside the EU can claim back V.A.T. on goods exported in their hand luggage.  More detailed information can be obtained from the V.A.T. Service of the Customs and Excise Department

Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Cyprus

Detailed information concerning foreign Embassies and High Commissions in Cyprus can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pharmacies and Medications

Medicine can be purchased at pharmacies on presentation of a doctor’s prescription. Almost all brands of medicine are available in Cyprus . Pharmacies are all marked with a green cross.

Emergency Numbers

In case of emergency call 112 wherever you are on the island.


Sources: Wikipedia, Cyprus Tourism Organization.


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