Transport and Travel for the Mobility Impaired

Understand what transport provisions are in place for the mobility impaired, including parking bays and hire transport...

Driving

Differently abled vehicle owners may be exempt from paying road tax in Cyprus. Application for the exemption must be made at the Inland Transport Department & Licencing Authority (Ministry of Communications and Works) Nicosia offices.

  • Ministry of Communication and Works
    At
    : Acheon 28, 1424 Nicosia
    Tel: 22 800288
    Fax: 22 776266

Parking

There are generally a few parking bays marked for disabled drivers in municipal car parks (though they are often occupied with vehicles belonging to non-disabled drivers).

The EU Blue Badge is recognized in Cyprus. It is a standardised European Community disabled person's parking permit which provides parking entitlements to badge holders in all complying European countries - a Blue Badge from one country is valid in another. A person coming to Cyprus from another EU country can apply in their home country for this universal badge which allows the use of reserved parking.

To apply for a Blue Badge, contact the Service for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Disabled (Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities).

  • Service for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Disabled
    Tel
    : 22 406 406
    email

Things to keep in mind about parking in Cyprus:

  • Disabled spaces in car parks reserved for disabled people are marked with a wheelchair symbol
  • Do not park or drive in pedestrian zones unless there is a sign stating that vehicles with disabled stickers or badges are allowed
  • Do not park on roads where parking is not allowed
  • Most car parks allow vehicles displaying a disabled parking sign to park free of charge
  • Disabled drivers may park without time restrictions on roads with parking time limits
  • Disabled parking is free on roads where payment is required

Drivers with a blue badge from another European country may display this translation beside a badge written in another language (text from the UK Automobile Association):

Κάρτα στάθµευσης για άτµα µε ειδικές ανάγκες. 

Τo άτµ πυ επιδεικνύει την 

παρύσα κάρτα στάθµευσης είναι 

άτµ µε ειδικές ανάγκες πυ

πρέρεται απ ώρα της Ευρώπης

και δικαιύται τις ίδιες πρνµιακές

ρυθµίσεις στάθµευσης πυ

δικαιύνται ι µνιµι κάτικι µε

ειδικές ανάγκες της ώρας.

ΥΠ∆ΕΙΓΜΑ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΗΣ

ΚΙΝΤΗΤΑΣ

Car hire

Rental cars with hand controls may be available in Cyprus although they are not common. Contact the hire company directly to find out. 

Hire transport

C&A Taxi specialises in disabled transport (including airport transfers) and can accommodate electric wheelchairs as well as power scooters. Transport must be booked ahead of time.

Oberon Explorations specialises in disabled transport (including airport transfers) and can accommodate wheelchairs and 3-wheeled scooters. Transport must be booked ahead of time.

  • Oberon Explorations
    Tel
    : 26 941528 / 99 376886
    Fax: 26 941834
    email

Seven Sense Ltd provides wheelchair accessible transit in Limassol.

  • Seven Sense Ltd
    Tel: 99 422211
    email