Facts about Cyprus

Area: 9,251 sq km
Capital: Nicosia
Language: Greek, Turkish
Currency: Euro
  Turkish Lira
Population: 784,301
Coastline: 648 sq km

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Emergency Phones

A list of important emergency phone numbers and useful phone numbers in Cyprus.


Health facilities are generally of a high-quality standard. The latest technology and operating techniques are standard, with heart bypass surgery and kidney transplantation now routine in hospitals.The emergency departments of all hospitals are manned with English-speaking personnel, although it is advisable to seek the assistance of an interpreter for more complex medical matters. Emergency medical treatment, administered in the Accident and Emergency department, is free to international tourists. International travelers are, however, advised to take out full medical insurance before departure. No health agreement exists with the UK.

Phisicians, Clinics and Health Centres

Cyprus has a very high standard of medical services. Hospitals, private clinics and medical centers are equipped with the latest facilities.

For non-emergency cases there are many good doctors' surgeries, clinics and health centers in Cyprus, several with English speaking doctors or translators.


Dentists, and dental specialists, are available everywhere and their fees are quite low compared to European standards. Low cost international private medical insurance is available for non-Cypriot people living in Cyprus. Dentists are of a high standard and dental surgeries are well equipped with the latest facilities.


Most pharmaceutical products in Cyprus can be bought directly over the counter. There are various pharmacies on the island and many stay open late and some even 24hrs. Non prescription medicines are easily available and reasonably priced.

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