Special Series: Health and Travel Information for Travelers to Cyprus

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10/23/2012 | By: Guest Contributor

The Mediterranean island of eternal sunshine has long been the pursuit of UK holidaymakers; but today a growing number of international travelers are discovering Cyprus natural wonders and outstanding health care services.

Cyprus tourist track is beaten with mass visitors of all shades, drawn by the island’s abundant history culture, enthralling Roman ruins and beguiling beaches-- spread along its crimson coastline.  

Cyprus hosts a wide range of medical treatments and services provided by accredited specialists and modern hospitals. That’s why many visitors to the island care to combine a sun-filled vacation with medical treatment.  

Leisure activities available on the island range from undersea walking, to practically lazing idly by the beach. When it comes to medical care, Cyprus is the centerpiece of affordable treatments covering plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and infertility.                                                                                                                                                         

How to be Prepared for a Medical Trip to Turkey 

It is extremely vital to visit your local doctor or medical provider before traveling to Cyprus in order to identify your immunization history and medical record. The most appropriate period to see your doctor is, at least, 4-6 weeks in advance to allow time for vaccines to take effect.

Even if you are tight on time, you should still see your local physician to gain adequate medical information on how to protect yourself against illness and in case of injury while traveling.

If you are planning on traveling to other countries in the Middle East and Europe besides Cyprus, it is wise to inform your doctor so s/he can provide you with tips on how to receive the appropriate vaccination for all of your intended destinations.

Make sure your routine vaccinations are up to date. Routine vaccines such as influenza, chickenpox, polio, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), and diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT), poliovirus vaccine are given at all stages of life.

Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG): it is recommended for people going to places with an intermediate or high level of hepatitis A virus infection where exposure might occur through food or water.

Hepatitis B: The vaccine is advised for individuals traveling to countries with intermediate to high levels of endemic HBV transmission, especially travelers who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with local population, or be exposed through medical treatments for injury resulting from an accident.            

Rabies: It is only recommended for travelers involved in any activities that might bring them in direct contact with bats, carnivores or other mammals in Cyprus. Travelers such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals or researchers are advised to take the vaccination.

If you are taking any medication with you to Cyprus, make sure you have enough stock to last during your trip. Keep them in their original prescription bottles and always in your carry-on luggage.

But before you do, first check the airport security guidelines and screening procedures in the airport you will be landing in Cyprus if the medicines are liquids.

Medications are available in Cyprus and pharmacies sell many prescription drugs over the counter.

Doctors in Cyprus

Cyprus is known as the island of hope as it helps hundreds of patients struggling with infertility realize their dream of having a baby. IVF Cyprus is among the most advanced and reasonably priced fertility destinations providing a comprehensive range of assisted reproductive procedures.  

North Cyprus IVF clinic constitutes the right place to undergo an IVF treatment due to the established successful practice of infertility care and the distinctive calling card for attention to detail, compassion and patient-centered approach.   

Favorable fertility laws allow egg donation Cyprus, gender selection and MicroSort Nicosia to be permissible giving patient a safe and easy access to family building.  

Plastic surgery Cyprus afford the latest treatments in cosmetic surgery, performed by some of the finest plastic surgeons in Europe. Most plastic surgeons in Cyprus are highly-skilled board-certified doctors who employ the most sophisticated approaches and attention to detail for plastic surgery candidates.

Cyprus cosmetic clinics enjoy excellent reputation for specializing in all forms of body contouring surgery treatments such as breast implants, tummy tuck, liposuction Limassol.  

Scores of patients from Europe and Middle East descend upon Cyprus to achieve a happy and healthy smile. Dentists Cyprus offer state of the art facilities to maintain high quality dental care at an affordable price to fit the patient’s budgets and dental needs.

General and cosmetic dentistry include dental implants Cyprus, dental veneers and dental crowns in Nicosia and Limassol.   

How to Stay Healthy when Traveling to Cyprus

Be Careful about Food and Water: The most common diseases and illnesses such as vomiting and diarrhea are derived from food and water. Make sure to avoid un-pasteurized dairy products. Before eating, wash your hands often with soap and water- or alcohol based hand gel if water is not available.

The standard of basic medical care in Cyprus is very efficient with considerable number of doctors and dentists having been trained overseas. The National Health System in Cyprus provides free health care at the point of delivery for everyone including foreign nationals in case of accident; however in-patient care must be paid for by those who do not qualify for free medical treatment.  

Major cities in Cyprus are home to several government hospitals; however smaller government-run hospitals and clinics exist in other areas of the island. There are also a number of private hospitals and medical centers operated by qualified medical practitioners who were trained overseas.  

The cost of health care in Cyprus is generally inexpensive. Medical services are being offered by the government, private and several other schemes catering to certain sections of the population

Visas and Travel Regulations  

Register with nearest US embassy or consulate thought the State Department’s travel registration website. Registration at the embassy will make your whereabouts known in case of emergency.

American Embassy in Nicosia: Metochiou & Ploutarchou Street, Engomi, 2407 Nicosia, Cyprus
Phone: 357-22-39-39-39

Visa, Entry and Exit Requirements: US citizens don’t need a visa if staying for less than 90 days.



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