Baggage Shipping to Cyprus
Cyprus is a Eurozone country in the Mediterranean with a mixed community of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. The Greek Cypriots mainly speak Greek and the Turkish Cypriots speak Turkish. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, with an area of 9,251 km2. Cyprus enjoys hot, dry summers, and mild winters, with an annual average temperature of 24°C on the coast. To find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Cyprus please read on:
Why Ship to Cyprus?
If you are going to Cyprus for a beach holiday or if you plan to stay active and explore more of the island, Send My Bag can help by shipping your luggage and any sporting equipment you might need to your hotel. You can also go mad at the local shops as your purchases can be shipped home by Send My Bag. This allows you to avoid the possibility of excess or oversized baggage fees and to avoid queuing at bag drop or luggage carousels.
If you are studying in Cyprus, perhaps as part of your degree, or on a language course, Send My Bag can send all the possessions you will need for your stay in Cyprus. By shipping your things rather than bringing them on the plane yourself, you can avoid the risk of excess baggage fees. Plus, you can bring so much more with you than you could check into the hold of your plane.
Ways of Shipping to Cyprus
If you are going on a beach holiday or an activity holiday in Cyprus, or if you are moving to Cyprus to live, or to study, you should investigate the many options available for shipping to Cyprus. Some options will be more suitable for you than others. You can take your pick from several different options for international shipping to Cyprus. Here are some of them below:
Send Luggage to Cyprus
No matter if you are going to Cyprus for a holiday or if you are moving to Cyprus for good, you can send your luggage and boxes with Send My Bag. This means you can fully enjoy your journey to Cyprus knowing that your luggage is being taken care of. You can pack all the possessions you need to make you feel at home in Cyprus, while avoiding the hassle of dragging heavy bags behind you through airports and onto buses and trains. Instead, your baggage can be waiting for you at your hotel. To learn more about sending luggage to Cyprus, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
Send golf clubs to Cyprus
There are six golf courses on the island of Cyprus, most located in the south, such as Elea, Aphrodite Hills and Secret Valley. You can enjoy these courses under the sunny skies of Cyprus using your very own golf clubs, by shipping them to Cyprus with Send My Bag. Other than being able to use equipment that is familiar to you, you can also avoid having to wait around at bag drop or luggage carousels, or having to drag large golf bags behind you. See more information on how to send golf clubs with Send My Bag, including how to best package your golf clubs.
send your bike to Cyprus
Cyprus caters perfectly for both road bike and mountain bike enthusiasts, with pretty countryside for all cyclists to enjoy. Why not explore Cyprus by bike by sending your bike to Cyprus with Send My Bag? This means you don’t have to bundle it into the back of a taxi or onto a bus. Instead it will be waiting for you at your accommodation. Your bike needs to be taken apart and safely packaged up before being sent to Cyprus. Check out our information on bike shipping to learn more.
Removals to Cyprus
If you are relocating to Cyprus you will have to investigate international removals to Cyprus in order to shift all of your possessions too. Make sure you go for a reputable removal company and that you package up all your items carefully so that they arrive in one piece. Use suitable packaging for your items and tape everything up well.
student shipping to Cyprus
You might decide to take your degree course in Cyprus, at one of the public universities, perhaps ? such as Cyprus University of Technology, the Open University of Cyprus or the University of Cyprus. If you are studying at one of these institutions, or at one of the private institutions, Send My Bag can send your possessions to your student accommodation, making your move an easy one. Send My Bag can help you ship everything you need to Cyprus, from books, to clothes, to writing materials. Read more about student shipping on our student page and find out how to receive your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Cyprus
Sending a parcel to Cyprus with Send My Bag is a great idea if you need to send fewer items. You can ask a friend or family member to send things to Cyprus for you, or they can also use the service to send you gifts or care packages. When sending a parcel to Cyprus make sure you pick a sturdy box and seal it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Read more about sending a parcel and find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.
If you want to send more than parcels, baggage and luggage to Cyprus, you could consider the following options for shipping items internationally, particularly if you need to send bulky items like a canoe or an armchair:
Air Freight to Cyprus
If you have items ? such as a console table or ottoman ? that you need to send to Cyprus you could try air freight. It usually takes one or two days for items to be flown to your destination, making it a quick service. It can be quite expensive, though, with costs increasing as your shipment size increases. You will probably also have to pay for a customs agent to sort customs clearance for you. Another expense to consider is getting your items to and from the airport, which means the price of using air freight could quickly mount up. If you send internationally by air freight to Cyprus your items will likely arrive at Ercan, Larnaca or Paphos Airports.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Cyprus
Another means of shipping large bulky items is sea freight or container shipping. Sea freight shipping to Cyprus can take a number of weeks, but it’s a good option if you don’t need your items straight away, especially as it’s typically cheaper than air freight. However, you will still need to pay for the services of a customs agent and will need to arrange transport for your items to and from the ports. When using container shipping to Cyprus, your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports, such as the Port of Limassol.
Shipping Goods to Cyprus
You must find out about current customs rules when shipping goods to Cyprus. You should know about any duty that you need to pay and what items are permitted to be shipped to Cyprus, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Read the section below on ‘What can I send to Cyprus? What items are restricted?’
Important Cyprus Customs Information
Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.
The volume of shipments sent to this destination across the last 12 weeks has not been sufficient to meet our minimum number of on time shipments required for holiday baggage approval.
Shipments of Personal Effects will require a copy of the owner’s passport and a copy of their flight ticket to be uploaded to their Send My Bag account to demonstrate to customs that they have travelled or will be travelling to Cyprus from the country they are shipping from.
On this route, you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.
Upon arrival at the destination you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.
General Customs Information
Personal effects are normally considered to be used items that have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more.
So that customs officials know that your shipment consists of personal effects, you must create a short non-generic packing list online, to be completed as follows: "3 x Denim Jeans, 2 x Pairs of Leather Shoes, 5 x Cotton T-Shirt", etc., rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 3 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
If Cypriot customs find brand new or commercial items in your shipment, they may assess what you are sending for customs duties and taxes. If you are shipping Christmas gifts to Cyprus please check with local customs so you are aware of any customs duties that need to be paid, follow any advice given and attach all documentation required of you.
As customs processes and allowances are different, depending on the country, we advise travellers to take 5 minutes to see how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be viewed under current Cypriot customs regulations.
Further information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Cyprus? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia & China when no device containing a lithium battery can be shipped) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish, perfume, aftershave & liquid deodorant);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any type of battery;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Cyprus we prohibit the sending of:
- Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
Cyprus is a great destination for beach holidays, with plenty of beaches to choose from. Quieter areas can be found on the western peninsula and livelier resorts in the east. One of the most popular beaches is Fig Tree Bay. Others include Konnos Beach, Nissi Beach and Governor’s Beach, all of which have blue flag accreditation. These resorts all have restaurants nearby, umbrellas for hire and lifeguards on duty during the day.
Outdoor activities are well catered for, with deep bays offering excellent snorkelling or diving. The packed sand of the south coast also offers walking and jogging opportunities. There are facilities for water sports at many of the resorts. Cycling will allow you to appreciate the landscape of Cyprus inland, from its mountains to vineyards and olive groves. Alternatively, these regions can be enjoyed on foot, along the hiking and nature trails set out by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.
There is also much to be seen indoors in Cyprus, including several local and national museums.