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Are you looking for removals to Cyprus? The ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’ is the third largest island in the region behind Italy’s Sardinia and Sicily and is a popular expat relocation destination.
Packing up your belongings and moving to a distant island can be an uneasy prospect at first. Yet many expats who make the move report being very content and do not regret their decision.
Key to any successful relocation is careful planning. GoodMove are specialists in European removals and can personally ship your belongings to Cyprus. We safely wrap and pack your items for export to avoid any damages while in transit. We can also advise and help you with filling out customs documentation.
Call today and book an appointment for a free, no obligation home move quotation.
Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.
We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials so all your items can be packed properly and avoid any damage in transit:
Once we ascertain the volume of effects being moved we will send you a free no obligation written quotation. If satisfied we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.
We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions should you wish to take advantage of them.
A former British colony and military base, Cyprus gained independence in 1960. Its eastern Mediterranean location has made it a popular holiday destination for Brits looking for sun, sea and relaxation.
Although the whole island is part of the EU, Cyprus is subject to a decades-long feud between Greece and Turkey. As a result, the island is divided into Northern Cyprus (Turkish) and Southern Cyprus (Greek). Despite this conflict Cyprus is a very safe place to both live and holiday.
Cyprus has a very laidback feel —the practice of ‘Siga Siga’ if widely observed, which means ‘Slowly, Slowly’ and summaries the Cypriot attitude to enjoying family life and downtime.
Summer lasts for at least 7 months! The warm Mediterranean climate sees daytime temperatures regularly hit 32 degrees and can reach over 40 in some parts.
With a diverse landscape including snow-capped mountains, you can enjoy skiing in the snow and snorkelling in the sea in one day.
At the axis of Europe, Africa and Asia, Cyprus has an eclectic pallet, ranging from traditional Cypriot dishes of pork, fish and halloumi to potatoes and pastas.
UK nationals do not have to pay capital gain taxes in Cyprus on the sale of their British assets.
Purchasing property is relatively painless on Cyprus and has become huge business for the island.
EU citizens can purchase property in Cyprus without restrictions. As many as 60,000 British nationals’ own property on the island.
As more and more expats from around the world choose to emigrate here, the demand for new housing has increased. There are many new developments constructed for foreign investment, from permanent to holiday homes.
According to Numbeo, the average cost per square metre to buy a one-bedroom apartment in Cyprus ranges from €1343-1768 (£1192-1569).
If you intend to rent a property rent is generally cheaper than the UK. A fully furnished, three bedroomed apartment costs around €698-892 (£619-792) per month.
EU citizens can work in Cyprus without any restrictions. You must register at the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) to obtain a registration certificate as soon as you find a job.
Tourism is the largest part of GDP in Cyprus but jobs are scarce and generally low paid. Lower wages have been historically offset by a low cost of living.
However, in recent years the island has become a costlier place to live. The Cypriot Government also gives preference to local workers. Although it is not easy to gain employment, it is not impossible either. Do your research and secure work before you leave.
In recent years there has been an increase in demand for more qualified personnel in the areas of IT, accounting and finance.
Public transport on the island is substandard and unreliable. The main cities of Larnaca, Limassol, etc do fair better, with the option of using buses and taxis but there is no operational railway service.
Travelling by car is the most popular mode of transport. Below are some useful tips for driving in Cyprus:
It is always good advice to familiarise yourself with the rules of the road before attempting to drive in Cyprus. For more useful tips on driving in Cyprus see the RAC’s guidance.
Cyprus has state-sponsored education as well as private and international schools. All are open and accessible to expats. However, the standard of schooling varies enormously throughout the island. Speak to other expats and do some research on expat sites before you arrive.
Most expats living in Cyprus, especially those whose first language is English, send their children to private or international schools. These offer a more UK based curriculum, however, they can be expensive with tuition ranging from €3,000 to €12,000 per year.
The healthcare system in both the North and South parts of Cyprus are on par with international standards. Expats can choose between public and private healthcare.
Most Cypriot doctors and nurses are trained overseas, and English is widely spoken. Local chemists are of a good standard and usually open until 7pm each day.
Emergency treatment at government hospitals is provided free of charge to everyone, including foreign nationals. However, subsequent in-patient treatment costs will have to be paid by those who don’t qualify for free treatment.
An assortment of private medical schemes are available to expats in Cyprus. Each one is tailored individually based on certain criteria.
Cyprus like the other countries in the eurozone, uses the euro (€) as its official currency.
Cyprus has embraced the culture of online and mobile payments, and these co-exist alongside more traditional methods. Most UK credit and debit cards are accepted and there are plenty of ATM’s in the larger towns and cities.
It is always advisable however to carry some cash when eating out in restaurants or visiting more remote parts of the island.
The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially so when relocating abroad. GoodMove has over 35 years of experience in the removal industry and can help make the process run smoothly.
We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation. It will be carried out by one of our qualified surveyors, who will able to answer any of the questions and concerns you have and offer advice where necessary.
The purpose of the survey is to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in the container. Following the visit, you will receive a written quotation.
During your door to door service, all your possessions are treated with respect and care. Our experienced teams located across the UK will pack and prepare your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture ready for export.
We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move. All china and glassware will be wrapped in special paper and then packed in double-thickness cartons.
Furniture can be wrapped in bubble blanket for extra protection. Items requiring specialist care, such as antiques, can be packed in made-to-measure wooden crates.
Upon arrival at your residence in Cyprus, our trusted agents will place boxes and furniture in appropriate rooms as directed. They will unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.
You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions for a period of time prior to moving abroad.
Our depots offer secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873. Just speak to our surveyor for further information.
Our partners in Cyprus can also offer you storage. You may be renting for a while and may not need all of your effects delivered immediately. You can arrange for the delivery of certain items and once settled in your new home, the rest can follow. Please note that storage rates may apply.
For further information on our removals service to Cyprus, or any other international destination, contact our international office. Alternatively, complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.
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