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.
Cyprus is set for a busy summer, having seen off the pandemic in spectacularly successful terms. Property prices should be highly attractive too. The only question is, when will flights from Britain and other worst affected countries begin?
Although the coronavirus pandemic hit Cyprus, it had nowhere near as bad an effect as in the UK, Italy or Spain. The lockdown in Cyprus came in very early and last week began to be lifted. That will continue in three-week phases.
So, you’re about to buy your new home in Cyprus and are ready to start the fun bit: choosing furniture and fittings. If you’re not shipping anything from the UK, you’ll be starting afresh – so don’t miss my tips for where to get the best value and what you’ll need in Cyprus.
Moving to Cyprus is an exciting adventure, but it can be daunting to leave friends and family behind. Fortunately, locals and expats are welcoming and sociable, so you’ll find plenty of chances to meet new people.