Local insurance is compulsory.
Can foreigners drive in Cyprus?
Anyone driving a motor vehicle (excluding mopeds) on the roads in Cyprus must be 18 years or older and have a valid driving licence. Some foreign-issued driving licences are valid in Cyprus indefinitely (provided certain requirements are met) and some are valid for a limited period.
Do I need an international driving license to drive in Cyprus?
The driving licence requirements in Cyprus state that you must have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. You also must have an international driver’s licence.
Can I drive a car in Cyprus?
In Cyprus, motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road, just like they do in the UK. Can I drive my car in Cyprus? Yes, so long as you have all your essential documents, including a valid UK licence, V5 document and sufficient insurance for your trip. However, be aware that the journey is a long one.
What driving licence do I need to drive in Cyprus?
Drivers can drive with a current valid:
EU driving licence – until it expires. UK licence – Valid while visiting Cyprus. (Visit without a visa is a maximum of 90 days). UK licence – of person currently resident in cyprus it is valid until 7th July 2021.
How much is a driving test in Cyprus?
Driving Test Application
The test fee is €20. It is possible to pay an extra €34.17 to take the test out of hours. This is to pay the examiner to work overtime. The test will be in the afternoon, after normal working hours.
Can asylum seekers get driving Licence in Cyprus?
Current rules state that refugees and other foreign nationals become eligible to obtain a driver’s permit no earlier that six months of lawful stay in Cyprus, but the new rules specify that only those who obtain an approval of legal status will be able to submit the original document for a driver’s licence application.
How do I get an international driver’s license in Cyprus?
How to apply for a Cyprus International Driving Permit.
- Completed form TOM 26A.
- Your Full Cyprus Driving Licence.
- Two recent passport size photograph (40x35mm)
- Fee of € 30.
What countries require an international driving permit?
International Driving Permits are Required* in the following countries for US Licensed Drivers: Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Spain. *IDP enforcement may vary based upon car rental supplier as well as renting country.
Is it hard to drive in Cyprus?
Poor driving is usually only in the cities, and if you take your time, keep your distance and keep your eyes on all nearby traffic, you should be fine. And if anyone is curious, one of the main reasons for this poor driving could be down to it being fairly easy to get a driving license in Cyprus (or so I’ve read)…
Is it easy to drive around Cyprus?
Driving Cyprus is also very easy and safe – even for scaredy cats like me – and I wouldn’t hesitate to rent a vehicle from Astra Car Rental again. Professional, friendly and well-organised, they made the whole thing a breeze and, dare I say it, even enjoyable!
What are the roads like in Cyprus?
If you are on the main roads or highways, they are virtually traffic free and very pleasant to drive on. Most of these roads are less than 10 years old so are in very good condition and make it very easy to get from one side of the island to the other with no fuss at all.
Is the tap water safe to drink in Cyprus?
Tap Water. Tap water is perfectly safe to drink in the South, although most locals drink bottled water, as it is very hard. However, the glass of water you automatically receive with your Cypriot coffee will undoubtedly be tap water. It is advisable to drink bottled water in the North.
Is there mosquitoes in Cyprus?
Although mosquitoes are predominantly a biting nuisance in Cyprus, in other countries they can spread some debilitating diseases such a Malaria and West Nile Virus. There are over 23 species of mosquito in Cyprus.
Can I use my UK driving Licence in Cyprus?
Cyprus. You can exchange your licence without taking a test. You must exchange your UK licence within 6 months of becoming a resident in Cyprus. If you became resident in Cyprus before 31 December 2020, you must exchange your licence by 7 July 2021.