Water is safe to drink in Cyprus. Water pollution is negligible and every home has fresh running drinking water. Tap water in hotels, restaurants, public premises, etc., is also safe to drink.
The electricity supply in Cyprus is 240 volts, a.c. 50 Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square pin in most buildings. More than one low current rating appliance may be operated from the same supply point by using an adaptor.
Cyprus uses the metric system of weights and measures. Temperatures are reported in degrees Celsius, petrol is sold by the liter, grocery items are in grams and kilograms, fabric lengths in meters, and road speeds and distances posted in kilometers.
Cyprus Domestic Transportation Services: One can travel around Cyprus either by bus or by taxi. There are no trains in Cyprus.
Medical treatment and assistance in Cyprus is offered free of charge to international tourists in cases of emergency at the Accident and Emergency Department of Government Hospitals and Health Institutions. EU citizens must produce an E111 form issued by their country's health care authorities to obtain additional health care. Holiday makers can also use their health insurance towards their medical expenses, provided the policy covers the length of their stay on the island.
Cyprus has an excellent reputation for being a safe and friendly place. You can help us keep it that way. A few basic precautions can be enough to protect your belongings.