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Do you have to have car insurance in Cyprus?

Do you have to have car insurance in Cyprus?

All motor vehicles being driven on the road in Cyprus must be insured for third party risks as a minimum. Motor vehicles towing trailers must have extra insurance.

Can a car be kept without insurance?

The law says that you must normally have at least third party motor insurance if you drive or own a vehicle. You must also have insurance if you leave it parked on the street, on your driveway or in your garage. The police can check on the spot if your vehicle is insured using the Motor Insurance Database.

Are cars cheap in Cyprus?

New and used cars are more expensive to buy in Cyprus than the UK. It may be more cost-effective to purchase a car on the island, however, if excise taxes add up when shipping yours over. It’s worth noting that cars tend to retain their value more in Cyprus than they do in the UK.

Can I drive in Cyprus with my UK driving Licence?

Yes. You can legally drive in Cyprus with a full and valid UK driving licence.

What happens if your car isn’t insured?

Potential consequences of driving without insurance include a costly ticket, license suspension, a lack of financial protection in the event of an accident, and even denial of insurance coverage if you’re involved in a wreck and deemed not-at-fault.

What do I need to buy a car in Cyprus?

The following documents (and at least one photocopy) will be required:

  1. Identification (passport or Cypriot Residency Card) for both buyer and seller.
  2. DoRT (MOT) test certificate.
  3. Proof of insurance coverage, provided by the buyer.

Can a foreigner buy a car in Cyprus?

Foreign citizens have the right to buy a car as personal property in Cyprus. If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union, the car may be purchased after obtaining a residence permit (pink slip), a residence permit in Cyprus, F-visa or passport stamped with multivisa.

Can foreigners drive in Cyprus?

Foreigners arriving in Cyprus can drive vehicles using a valid international driving license or national driving license provided that this license is valid for the class of the vehicle they wish to drive.

What is the speed limit in Cyprus?

Speed Limits in Cyprus

In Urban Areas 50 / 65 km/h
On open roads 80 km/h
Motorways / Highways 100 km/h

How long can I go without car insurance?

So, how long can you be without car insurance? If you’re driving, you can’t. Anytime you get behind the wheel as a licensed driver, you need insurance coverage or you’ll risk incurring major consequences.

Do you need car insurance to drive?

If you plan to operate a vehicle, do you need insurance to drive? In most states, all drivers must have some type of vehicle insurance, even if it’s the minimum requirements. All states require proof of financial responsibility to pay for damages or bodily injury caused by an at-fault accident.