Health Care System
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 medical card issued by their country's health care authorities. Holiday makers can also use their health insurance towards their medical expenses, provided the policy covers the length of their stay on the island. More detailed information can be obtained from the Cyprus Ministry of Health.
Cyprus at present has no dangerous infectious diseases. Visitors do not require any vaccinations to travel to Cyprus.
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.
Wherever you are on the island you can call 112 numbers in case of emergency.
The closest hospital is the Iasis - this is 3minutes by car and about 10 minutes to walk to.
This is however a private hospital but it has a 24hr emergency department and accepts foreign national patients - you must however ensure that you have valid travel insurance. The hospital, if needed, will liaise with insurance companies on the patients behalf.
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. However as a precautionary measure we always recommend using bottled water. The apartment has a separate drinking water supply from a small tap at the main kitchen sink - we still however recommend that you use bottled water.
Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Cyprus
Detailed information concerning foreign Embassies and High Commissions in Cyprus can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign affairs.
Cyprus has an excellent reputation for being a safe and friendly place. You can help keep it that way by taking a few basic precautions to protect both yourself and your belongings.
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