If you need an ambulance, call 119 in the Republic of Cyprus or 112 in Northern Cyprus.

Pharmacies can dispense basic medicines without a prescription. You can consult a pharmacist for minor ailments. Pharmacists will also direct you to a doctor or hospital if necessary.

Citizens of EU countries are entitled to free or cheaper medical care in the South, but not in Northern Cyprus. EU citizens must carry proof of their entitlement in the form of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Citizens from other countries should find out if there is a reciprocal arrangement for free medical care between their country and Cyprus and  travel insurance is always recommended.

No vaccinations are required to travel to Cyprus, but the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all travellers should be covered for diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella and polio. There are mosquitos so make sure you bring a mosquito net for when out and about together with other forms of insect protection.

Remember to protect little ones from sunburn, dehydration, heat stroke and sunstroke by covering heads and necks, dressing them in long sleeved/ legged, loose clothing and applying sun block (for babies older 6 months). Babies younger than 6 months should be kept in the shade as much as possible and older toddlers encouraged to play in the shade (if possible). Dress babies and toddlers in UV protected clothing when in the water.