Traveling documents: Passport and Visa Information:

Visa exemptions apply to citizens of EU countries, Commonwealth countries, and the USA, while Schengen Visa holders can enter Cyprus. However, individuals from certain countries must obtain an entry visa for Cyprus. For more details, refer to the following link:

Flying to Cyprus:

Cyprus offers convenient accessibility through a comprehensive network of direct and connecting flights, linking it to major European cities, the Middle East, Africa, and Asian countries. With two airports—Larnaca and Paphos—travelers attending the conference in Limassol benefit from added convenience. This dual airport setup ensures accessibility from various regions, facilitating seamless travel arrangements for conference participants.

Legal ports of entry to Cyprus: view here

The primary airlines servicing Cyprus include:

Aegean Airlines, Air Baltic, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Cyprus Airways, Easyjet, Egypt Air, Emirates, Eurowings, Gulf Air, Jet2, Lot – Polish, Lufthansa, Olympic Airways, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Skyexpress, Swiss, Transavia, Wizz Air

Airport transfers options:  

  1. Car rentals: At Larnaka and Paphos airports, multiple car rental companies are available
  2. Private taxi transfer: For a private taxi transfer, please reach out to the Conference Secretariat Office at
  3. Public transport:
  4. Cyprus Public Transport
  5. Airport shuttle: Kapnos Airport Shuttle

Time Zone:

Cyprus is in the Eastern European Time Zone. The Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).


The official languages of the island are Greek and Turkish, whilst English is widely spoken. French, German and Russian are also spoken within the tourism industry.

General open hours:

Public sector working hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 – 14:30  with the exception of Wednesday when the closing time extends until 18:00.

Private sector working hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 – 13:00, and 15:00 – 18:00

Shop opening times vary by season and type, generally opening between 07:00 and 09:00. Shops close at 20:00 on weekdays and at 15:00 on Wednesdays.


Cyprus experiences warm days and cool evenings during October, perfect for activities like swimming and sunbathing. Recommended attire includes lightweight clothing for the day and slightly heavier options for October evenings.

Useful phone numbers:

  • Emergency 199
  • Fire department, police and ambulance: 112 and 199
  • Night pharmacies Limassol: 1415
  • Limassol General Hospital: +357 25 801 100
  • Airport information for Larnaca and Paphos: +357 77 778 833
  • Cyprus Tourist info: +357 25 571 868

Voltage frequency and outlet plug type:

In Cyprus, electricity is provided at 230 volts, 50 Hz. Most buildings have 13 amp, square pin sockets. Adaptors are available for low-current appliances, but not recommended for high-current ones. Hotels may provide adaptors, or they can be purchased at supermarkets, or grocery stores.


The currency in Cyprus is the Euro (€). Currency exchange services are provided by all banks and hotels, with daily exchange rates quoted. Airports provide currency exchange services 24/7.

Forms of payment:

Major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in Cyprus, with options for cash withdrawal. When using a credit card abroad, fees are common. However, certain travel-oriented cards waive overseas purchase fees entirely, while others lower the typical 3% charge associated with most credit cards.  In case of lost credit cards, contact JCC Payment Systems Ltd. and the respective bank for assistance.


Tipping is optional but appreciated by service providers. A small tip is always welcomed by service professionals, including taxi drivers, porters, hairdressers, etc., as a gesture of gratitude.

Covid 19 info: current restrictions in Cyprus

As of now, there are no entry limitations for travelers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus. Moreover, all arrivals, regardless of their origin, are no longer obligated to present proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or negative test results.