The beautiful island-nation of Cyprus is located in the south-eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Its 330 days of sun per year, some of the best sandy beaches in Europe and crystal clear waters make it an ideal holiday location.
Travelling to Cyprus is very easy. There are over 50 flights daily connecting Cyprus with Europe, North Africa and the Middle East!
The documentation required varies, depending on your nationality. A valid passport is required for a stay of up to 90 days for all bona fide 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
For citizens of countries that need a tourist visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus, you will need to contact the Embassy of Cyprus in your country. For more information regarding visa process please visit the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs page
For Russian and Ukrainian citizens the tourist visa is free and the procedure is online (Pro-Visa). The procedure takes a few minutes and the visa is delivered via email within a few hours although it can take up to 3 days.
In order to apply for a visa from the website of the Embassy of Cyprus in Russia, please visit this page to download the required document.
In order to apply for a tourist visa (Pro-Visa) from the website of the Embassy of Cyprus in Ukraine please visit this page.
For your peace of mind, you are strongly encouraged to arrange your travel and medical insurance before arriving in Cyprus. Please inquire with your local travel insurance agencies for the various options available including loss of personal belongings and short notice cancellations.
Thanks to its year-round sunshine, blue skies and warm waters, Cyprus enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the world’s top sun, sea and sand holiday destinations. In Cyprus, there are long periods of sunshine with almost 11 hours of daylight during summertime.
Daily temperatures during summertime range from 22°C in the mountains to 29°C in the center of the island.
Daily maximum temperatures differ significantly from night minimum temperatures.
In July and August, the two hottest months in Cyprus, the temperature can range from 29°C in the mountains to 38°C in the lowlands.
It is recommended to wear very light clothing during summertime.
Cyprus is an ideal destination to study and practise English. Being part of the vast British Empire in the past has made English an official language. The level of English is high as all schools must be accredited by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus while teaching staff consists of qualified native English speakers.
The electricity supply in Cyprus is 230 volts, a.c. 50 Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square pin in most buildings and follow British Standards. More than one low current rating appliance may be operated from the same supply point by using an adaptor (i.e. radios, electric clocks etc.). Adaptors can be purchased from electricians, supermarkets, grocery shops, etc.