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Aside from renting vehicles, visitors wishing to bring their own car to Cyprus can do so, providing they secure the relevant authorization by the Department of Customs and Excise. For further information contact:

Customs & Excise Department
M. Karaoli & Gr. Afxentiou
1096 Lefkosia
Tel: (+357) 22 601 713, Fax: (+357) 22 302 031
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mof.gov.cy

If bringing your own vehicle to the island, please note that drivers from the territory of the EU should not be intercepted at the point of entry in Cyprus for proof of insurance cover, as it is presumed that the driver and car are covered by insurance in the country that issued their license plates, even if they may not be so covered.

In the latter case, the International Insurance Bureau of the driver’s country will be held responsible to compensate the claimant as a result of the Guarantee Agreement in force. (Unified Agreement or Internal Regulations).

If a foreign visitor brings a motor vehicle bearing a registration plate not belonging to one of the EU territory countries into Cyprus , then the Cyprus Authorities should check whether the foreign motorist has a valid Green Card In force for Cyprus. For further information please contact:

 

Motor Insurer’s Fund
Zinonos Sozou, 23, CY 1075, Lefkosia
P.O.Box: 22025, CY 1516, Lefkosia
Tel: (+357) 22 763 913, Fax: (+357) 22 761 007
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mif.org.cy