If you're driving in Cyprus your checklist requirements are:

  • A valid UK driving licence - both the photo and paper parts
  • A GB sticker on the back of your car - even if your car has 'Euro-plates' (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background)
  • Your motor insurance certificate
  • 2 warning triangles inside the car in case you break down

You must also:

  • Be 18 or over
  • Make sure everyone in the car wears a seatbelt at all times
  • Wear a crash helmet if you're riding a motorcycle

It's a good idea to have:

  • Spare bulbs for your car's external lights
  • A fire extinguisher
  • A first aid kit

Other things you should know:

  • You won't have to pay motorway tolls when driving through Cyprus
  • Petrol (leaded and unleaded) and diesel are readily available. You can't get LPG
  • The speed limit is 50kph in built-up areas, 80kph on open roads and 100kph on motorways
  • If you're caught committing a driving offence, you'll be given an on-the-spot fine
  • The drink driving limit is zero - so there must be no alcohol in your blood when driving
  • If you're driving in the south of Cyprus, you may not be insured to drive in the north - if you do want to travel between the two, make sure you have all the appropriate paperwork. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for more information
  • It's illegal to carry any radar detection equipment, whether or not it's switched on
  • If you have a GPS navigation system that shows you where any fixed speed cameras are, you must deactivate this function
  • You shouldn't use your horn between 10pm - 6am or near hospitals
  • Children under age 10 can't sit in the front and must use an appropriate child restraint in the back
  • If a driver flashes their lights at you, they want you to give way
  • If you have an accident, you mustn't move the car until police say you can
  • You mustn't eat or drink while driving

Useful guides and maps

Michelin Motoring Atlas: Europe