VISITING CYPRUS

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

All banks operating in Cyprus offer foreign currency exchange services and quote the exchange rates of the Euro against all major foreign currencies daily. Foreign currency can also be exchanged at hotels.

FORMS OF PAYMENT

Hotels, large shops and restaurants accept credit cards, travellers’ cheques, Eurocheques and banknotes of major foreign currencies.

VAT REFUND

Foreign visitors from countries outside the EU can claim back V.A.T. on goods exported in their hand luggage. Visitors are eligible for a V.A.T. refund if:

In order to claim your V.A.T. refund you will have to:

More detailed information can be obtained from the V.A.T. Service of the Customs and Excise Department

INTERNET CONNECTION

Many establishments including phone centres, internet cafes and hotels offer internet connection services of various speeds and types. Depending on the establishment, the service offered is wired or wireless and is usually charged by the hour.

TIPPING

Since a 10% service charge is levied in hotels and restaurants, tipping is not obligatory but is always welcome and appreciated.