Travel in Cyprus

Time:Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Electricity:240 volts AC, 50Hz.
Language:Most Cypriots speak Greek, and a small percentage speak Turkish. English, German and French are spoken in tourist areas.
Health:No vaccinations are required. Health services in Cyprus are of a good standard. UK citizens should bring with them a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which enables them to receive free emergency medical treatment.
Tipping:A 10% service charge is levied in hotels and restaurants so a tip is not obligatory.
Safety:The terrorist threat is low, and crime against tourists is rare.
Business:Business hours are usually 8am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm Monday to Friday in summer, closing at 5pm in winter.
Communications:The international access code for Cyprus is +357. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). Area codes are not required. Mobile phone operators use GSM networks and have roaming agreements with most international operators, but not the United States. There are public phones in all towns and villages which can be used for domestic and international calls. Phone cards can be purchased from shops, banks and post offices. Internet cafes are available in the main towns and resorts.
Duty Free:Travellers to Cyprus over 17 years arriving from non-EU countries do not have to pay duty on 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g smoking tobacco; 1 litre spirits with higher than 22% alcohol volume or 2 litres spirits or aperitifs with less than 22% alcohol volume, or 2 litres of wine; 50g perfume or 250ml eau de toilette; 500g coffee; 100g tea; medicines for personal consumption; and other goods to the value of €175. Prohibited items include fresh fruit, meat and dairy products.