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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

Coral Bay

When to go

Summer in Cyprus is the most popular period to visit, with many visitors opting to travel between June and August when temperatures hit highs of 30°C and above. Beaches and bars welcome patrons throughout the day, while trips to Paphos and Larnaca offer sightseeing, shopping and culture in abundance. However, Coral Bay is popular year-round and in the later months, the climate is milder and the resorts are more serene. As a result, Autumn and Winter are ideal for those seeking affordable holiday packages to Cyprus.

Health and safety

Before you leave you should make sure you've got medical and travel insurance for yourself and anyone else who's travelling with you before going on holiday. Coral Bay, as part of Cyprus, enjoys the same privileges as any other EU country when it comes to healthcare. Access to good health and medical facilities is uniformly high. If you're likely to take part in sports – including hiking – or watersports, you should make sure your travel insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page page for more information.

Many travellers continue to seek the advantages offered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Having the card grants you the same rights as a Cypriot national during your stay, giving you peace of mind on your holiday. For up-to-the-minute information on visiting Cyprus from the UK, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus/health.

Passports and visas

British nationals are freely welcomed to Cyprus, and do not need to go through visa applications. However, it's always a smart idea to ensure your passport's up-to-date. You can get information about any travel rules that apply to Cyprus using the World Travel Guide website.

Getting around

Coral Bay has excellent connectivity to both its surrounding countryside and the major towns you will want to explore on Cyprus holidays. Your flight will land in one of the country's major airports, with most flights from London connecting to Larnaca International Airport or Paphos International. Both flight options take around four and a half hours, and bus and road links from either to the splendours of Coral Bay are swift and reliable, typically taking less than half an hour.

Advice for travellers with children

Coral Bay is well known as one of Cyprus' most family-friendly destinations. The rural charm of the town lends itself well to safe and serene family outings, while the little ones will have plenty to do among the safari trips, waterparks, resorts and nearby tourist destinations – including a turtle reserve full of cute new flippered friends.

Bus trips to Paphos or Larnaca will ensure there's plenty to keep curious young minds engaged on All Inclusive Cyprus holidays, while the surrounding regions boast everything from fossilised dinosaurs to mini-golf.

Electricity

Cyprus uses the same three-pronged plugs as the United Kingdom, operating between 220-240 volts. Most modern electronics will transfer perfectly from your home.

Emergency information

Dialling 112 will connect you to the European emergency helpline, although 199 is the number to dial specifically for Cyprus.

British consulate

The British Consulate of Cyprus offers services and assistance to all UK citizens in Cyprus. It's based in the country's capital, Nicosia, and can be reached via +357 22 861100, or emailed via UKinCyprus@fco.gov.uk.

The office address is Alexander Pallis Street, PO Box 21978, Nicosia, 1587 – although be aware that consular services at the public counter are only accessible if a prior appointment has been made.

Hospital

Coral Bay's closest hospital is Paphos General Hospital, in the city's Anavargos sector. You can reach the hospital by telephone on +357 26 240100.