Information for Patients
Cyprus National Health Insurance System (NHIS) was introduced in March 2019 to overhaul the existing system. The NHIS aims to ensure all Cypriots get necessary health services including general check-up, surgery and laboratory services. The NHIS fund is contributed by employees, employers and government funding. The system is a mixed public-private system which means that there are hospitals and private clinics available all around the island. The healthcare is generally free for state hospital services or inexpensive for private services. However, private international health insurance during staying in Cyprus is recommended as foreign travellers may not qualify for NHIS.
Information for Health Care Professionals
Eligible health care professionals must have graduated a medical diploma from a medical school that is recognised by KYSATS and must pass B2 certificate for knowledge of Greek language. Eligible candidates may be invited to a personal interview. In addition, they must also obtain permission to stay and work before working in Cyprus.
Popular medical specialities in Cyprus are maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic surgery, fertility treatment and ophthalmology.
Information for Travelers
The number of medical tourists in Cyprus is growing every year. The key strengths of Cyprus health system are highly qualified specialised physicians, cost-effective medical treatments and short waiting time.
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Rabies vaccinations are recommended for most travellers.
The official languages of hospitals in Cyprus are Greek and Turkish, but the English language is also widely spoken.