- One similarity to the UK is that Cypriots drive on the left and overtake on the right. Be aware, locals tend to undertake which can be dangerous.
- Some roads are uneven and have small potholes, so take care and slow down.
- Try to avoid driving in rush hour traffic, which tends to be from 7am to 8.30am, then from 4.30pm to 6pm.
- Remember to take your sunglasses in the car wherever you go. Cyprus has up to 340 days of sunshine per year!
- Make sure you have two warning triangles in your car in case of an incident.
- All passengers must wear seatbelts. Any child aged four and under must not sit in the front seat. 5 – 10 year olds are able to sit in the front if there is a child seat fitted.
- It’s illegal to use a mobile phone when driving.
- Sometimes, the insurance provided by the car hire company, will become invalid when crossing from the North to the South, and vice-versa. You should check with your car rental company before travelling. Providing your insurance remains in place, insurance4carhire excess policies will be valid. Remember to take your insurance documents with you for proof!
- As with driving anywhere abroad – you should always check the local road rules and regulations before getting behind the wheel. What is acceptable in your country may be against the law in Cyprus.
For more information on travel, including travelling from the North to the South, please visit The UK Foreign Office’s website.