Driving in Cyprus

Visitors to Cyprus can drive using a valid international driving licence, or their national driving licence, provided it is valid for the class of vehicle they wish to drive.

European driving licences are recognised officially by the law 94(1)/01. Driving licences issued by Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Australia, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, United States of America, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Russia, must be replaced after a stay exceeding six months.

Non European citizens and citizens who come from the previously mentioned countries are allowed to drive holding their national driving licence for a period of about 30 days ( this period is not strictly enforced ). If they are holders of an international driving licence they are allowed to drive provided their licence is valid.