Drink Driving or Driving under the Influence of Alcohol

Understand the Cypriot position on driving under the influence of alcohol...

It is illegal to drive a car or motorbike - or even pedal bicycle - while under the influence of alcohol. A driver is considered to be driving drunk in Cyprus if:

  • The breath/alcohol level equals or exceeds 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 mililitres of breath
  • The blood/alcohol level equals or exceeds 50 miligrams of alcohol per 100 mililitres of blood (0.5 grams per litre)

A holder of a Cypriot driving licence could have from 3 to 6 points deducted from the licence for drink driving. The fine will be determined by the court. Foreign licence holders not living in Cyprus can be imprisoned or fined on the spot.