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The island in the Mediterranean Sea is divided into the Republic of Cyprus (Greek) and Northern Cyprus (Turkish). While Northern Cyprus is only recognised by Turkey, shipping to Northern Cyprus therefore requires extra consciousness.
Parcels going to Northern Cyprus must be sent via Turkey
How to send a parcel to Cyprus? Required Documents
When sending a parcel from Switzerland to Cyprus, please enclose the proforma invoice which is automatically generated by Expedismart. For a new product you have just purchased, the proforma invoice is not the receipt you received from the shop. The proforma invoice is used to inform customs about the contents of your parcel. When reselling the goods after arrival in the country, the shipment must be accompanied by a commercial invoice, which can also be created automatically on Expedismart. For high value goods, we recommend that you take out insurance. The cost of insurance is 1% of the declared value of the goods. If you wish, you can arrange this directly when preparing the shipment. For insurance, Expedismart has a partnership with AXA Winterthur.
Compare services and prices for shipping to Cyprus. In addition, you can choose the carrier (e.g. FedEx, DHL, Aramex or TNT) that will collect your parcel at the time of your choice and deliver it safely to the destination country.
Necessary informations for proforma or commercial invoice
Please complete the documents in English or in the local language
How to send a parcel to Cyprus? Customs regulations
Import duties in the country of destination are based on the local tax on goods and services and the 19% VAT in Cyprus. In addition, they depend on the type of shipment as well as its declared value.
How to send a parcel to Cyprus? Prohibited goods
Make sure you are not sending prohibited or unauthorised goods to Cyprus. The following list may change depending on the carrier (FedEx, DHL, UPS, TNT, or Aramex).
Some goods are not permitted for the import into Cyprus.
- Radioactive materials
- Infectious substances
- Sensitive biological substances
- Explosives, flammable substances
- Corrosive material
- Weapons and ammunition
- Counterfeit, pirated articles
- Flowers and live plants
- Honey and other bee products
* This list may be amended by the country of destination. For more information, including information on restricted goods, see the website of the Cypriot authorities.
Furthermore, the customs have the right to inspect the packages by method or means, including opening the parcels in order to prevent the transportation of unauthorised goods.
If you are not sure whether your goods fall into the "prohibited goods" category, please contact us by phone or email. We will be happy to provide you with the requested information.
How to send a parcel to Cyprus? Fragile items
If you are sending fragile or sensitive items from Switzerland to Cyprus, it is important to pack the goods properly to protect them. Use sufficient cushioning materials such as newspapers, bubble wrap, or foam sheets for this purpose, this is highly effective.
How to send a parcel to Cyprus? Delivery times for shipments
On Expedismart.ch, you benefit from a fast and simple shipping service to Cyprus. To ensure timely delivery, please make sure that your parcel contains the complete and correct address, as well as e-mail address and a mobile or landline telephone number of the recipient.
How to send a parcel to Cyprus? Public Holidays
Pay attention to the many public holidays in the Republic of Cyprus when sending your parcel. Please remember that your packages will not be delivered during these holidays.
- 1 January: New Year's Day
- 6 January: Epiphany
- Clean Monday (date variable)
- 25 March: Greek Independence Day
- 1 April: Cyprus National Day
- Good Friday (date variable)
- Holy Saturday (date variable)
- Easter Sunday (date variable)
- Easter Monday (date variable)
- Easter Tuesday (date variable)
- 1 May: Labour Day
- Pentecost Monday (date variable)
- 15 August: Dormition of the Theotokos
- 1 October: Cyprus Independence Day
- 28 October: Greek National Day
- 24 December: Christmas Eve
- 25 December: Christmas Day
- 26 December: Boxing Day
How to send a parcel to Cyprus? Track my shipment
Track your shipment to Cyprus with us. All tracking information is available on our website.
Do you have a question? Contact Expedismart directly.
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