GHIC: Your post-Brexit healthcare is covered

GHIC: Your post-Brexit healthcare is covered

Good news! The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is being replaced with a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This means that Brits travelling to Cyprus, and indeed all EU countries, will still be able to receive free, or cheaper, state-provided medical care.
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Property news from Cyprus, Spring 2019

With many of us heading off for property viewing trips in Cyprus, what can we expect from the property market in Cyprus this spring? The news is mixed. Prices are rising but maybe too fast. The golden visa is working but maybe too well. Rentals are booming but the government wants a piece of the action! 
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Shopping in Cyprus

“We’re not tourists anymore – we live here!” It’s the first thing we all say when we move to Cyprus, determined to live like a local and take advantage of the lower living costs. So what does that mean in practical terms? For a start it means shopping like a local. Here’s what you need to know about shopping in Cyprus.
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The culture and customs of Cyprus

Cyprus may feel like an outpost of Britain in some ways, but the weather tells a different story! And so do some of the customs. Take the time to immerse yourself in the culture and customs of Cyprus and you will be rewarded with a deeper understanding of the Cypriot lifestyle. Even more importantly, you’ll be welcomed by the Cypriots as one of their own.
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Election? Brexit? No problem for property buyers in Cyprus

Playing golf in the warm winter sunshine. Eating al fresco by your pool. Renting out your holiday home for a profit all summer and enjoying it in winter for yourself. You can do all this and more, however the election and Brexit works out. Read why most buyers in Cyprus don’t need to fret about Brexit…
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Finding good tradespeople in Cyprus

Buying your dream home in sunny Cyprus is just the start of the adventure. Now you have to ensure it’s perfect for you, and that’s quite likely to include a lick of paint, maybe a wholesale renovation. So where do you start on finding good tradespeople in Cyprus? Who do you ask and what will you pay? Our writer in Cyprus investigates.
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Do I need a car in Cyprus?

Cyprus is small, and one of its great joys is being in the snowy Troodos Mountains in the morning and basking in the sun on the beach in the afternoon. But one question overseas buyers often have is whether it’s really necessary to have a car in Cyprus. The answer is a yes and no – find out more in my guide to getting round in Cyprus.
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What’s it like moving to Cyprus as a single person?

Single? Are you thinking of living in Cyprus but not sure if it’s the place for you? Not to worry: Cyprus welcomes everyone! As a single person, you’ll be treated with respect and find you fit into your local community fast – and it’s not difficult to meet people! 
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Cyprus’ quiet winter pleasures

January and February are the winter months in Cyprus, when it’s time to put away those swimsuits and beach balls and enjoy the quiet winter pleasures here in Cyprus. “Cyprus is all sun and sand!” I hear you say. Really though, it’s not, says our writer in Cyprus, Helen Epaminonda. Here are some quiet hobbies in Cyprus that you can do in the winter months.
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Enjoy delicious cuisine in Cyprus

Having lived in Cyprus now for just over 25 years I can honestly say that the food is unlikely to disappoint you! It’s as if the Cypriots have an ingrained creative flair and a knack for flavours that they are always proud to display. You will always find that Cypriot food is freshly cooked, oozing temptation, and beckoning you to eat it. And that’s before you get to the mouthwatering desserts!
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What is healthcare in Cyprus like?

I know that it’s difficult to think about the possibility of becoming ill in Cyprus – the weather is so good and the food is so nutritious, so why worry? But realistically, anything can happen – yes, even here! So I’m going to tell you about the basics of the healthcare system in Cyprus for the British and other Europeans who come to live here.
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