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Post: #1   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:18 pm Reply with quote
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Have just heard from some friends in the UK that they have been told they will need an IDP to drive in Cyprus after 29th March!

Anybody know if that's fact?

Thanks.

P.S. Please note the 'B' word was not mentioned in the above! Cool

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:23 pm Reply with quote
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I can't tell you for a fact as it would depend on the outcome of ongoing
negotiations.

However this is an article that deals with this and was posted
here recently:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45512152

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:25 pm Reply with quote
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I can't imagine why you would need an IDP. When I first came here, I was allowed to drive using my US driver's license. Then after 6 months of living here, I converted my US DL to a Cypriot one.

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:35 pm Reply with quote
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And a link to the Post Office if you want or need to get one.

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/international-driving-permit
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:36 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Steve, I have forwarded that information to them.

CFM, it appears you didn't read my post correctly! Smile

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:50 pm Reply with quote
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An IDP issued in the UK is so easy and cheap to obtain on the spot that it's worth having as a back-up if you will be driving anywhere in the EU (or outside the UK) after March 29th. Valid for 1 year, it costs GBP5.50. The AA can no longer issue them but you can get one over the counter at selected UK Post Offices. Be careful though, there are 2 different IDPs depending on the country you will be visiting. You need to have with you your driving licence, Passport, and a passport-type photo.
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:53 pm Reply with quote
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According to the RAC:-

Quote:
Driving licence
Visitors riding or driving in Cyprus must have reached the minimum age required to drive/ride a vehicle of equivalent category even if they are qualified to drive at a lower age in their country of residence. You must be 18 or over to drive a private vehicle in Cyprus.

All valid national driving licences are recognised.

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:59 pm Reply with quote
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From Sixt rent a car:-
Quote:
Cyprus - Passenger vehicle
General rental information
Important documents
The renter and all approved drivers must be in possession of a full, valid driving licence for at least 3 years and present it together with an identity card or passport while receiving delivery of the vehicle. Furthermore, the following conditions apply depending on the issuing country of the driving licence.

EU Driving Licences
Valid driving licences of all EU countries are accepted.

All Other Licences
Driving Licences printed with non-Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, and Cyrillic) must be accompanied by a valid International Driving Permit. For Chinese driving licences, no International Driving Permit is required, however you must provide a valid translation form for the licence (available from the Sixt China Customer Service by contacting).


So according to them, you won't need and IDP.

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Post: #9   PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm Reply with quote
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spanner wrote:
According to the RAC:-

Quote:
Driving licence
Visitors riding or driving in Cyprus must have reached the minimum age required to drive/ride a vehicle of equivalent category even if they are qualified to drive at a lower age in their country of residence. You must be 18 or over to drive a private vehicle in Cyprus.

All valid national driving licences are recognised.


Thanks spanner, but I suspect that info from the RAC was issued prior to the uncertainty and shambles that is........... Silenced Silenced !!

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Post: #10   PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:52 pm Reply with quote
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I am going for mine on Saturday PO does it there for you passport and driving license , passport size photo and 5:50 I am there 29 March and I am not taking any chances .

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:08 am Reply with quote
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spanner wrote:
According to the RAC:-

Quote:
Driving licence
Visitors riding or driving in Cyprus must have reached the minimum age required to drive/ride a vehicle of equivalent category even if they are qualified to drive at a lower age in their country of residence. You must be 18 or over to drive a private vehicle in Cyprus.

All valid national driving licences are recognised.

Note that it says VISITORs, not residents.
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