For those fans travelling to Cyprus, here is some information they may find useful….
First of all, please remember that the kick-off time for this game has changed from 9pm local time to 5.45pm local time (3.45pm UK).
There are excellent facilities on the Palm Tree Promenade in Larnaca. A number of bars, particularly The Brewery and The Bailey, welcome Spurs fans, but fans must wear shirts when entering the premises.
Also on the promenade are a number of cafes, including fast food restaurants serving all types of food. The beach is also worth a visit.
This area is approximately 15 minutes from the Airport and 25 minutes from the Stadium. It is advisable that our fans do not leave it too late to reach the Stadium to avoid possible traffic problems.
On arrival at the Stadium, our fans should head to GATE EIGHT. Welfare facilities inside the Stadium are adequate, but small.
Fans will be searched on arrival by the local Police and should be aware that items such as alcohol, lighters and any item they consider to be offensive will be confiscated. There is a strict zero policy on drugs.
We would also ask fans to respect the political sensitivities between Cyprus and Turkey and do nothing that could cause offence to the local community.
Our fans behaviour on our travels both in England and abroad in the UEFA Cup has been a credit to the Club - let's see that continue as we head into Europe again this season.
FAQs FROM THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
What should fans do if they lose their passport?
In the first instance they should report the loss to the police and obtain a police report. They will be able to apply for an emergency passport at the British High Commission during office hours (8 –12, Monday to Friday) if they bring with them the police report, two passport photographs, and the fee, which is currently CYP £50.00 and must be paid in cash in local currency. The relevant forms can be completed at the High Commission.
What should fans do if they are arrested?
Foreign nationals have the right to call their embassy or High Commission if they are arrested in Cyprus. The British High Commission can arrange for you to be given a list of local lawyers and can advise you on the legal process in Cyprus. We can also contact family or friends to let them know what has happened. We cannot provide legal advice, investigate crimes, get you out of prison, pay your fine, or interfere in civil or criminal court proceedings.
Are there any particular local laws we should be aware of?
Cyprus has a zero tolerance policy on drugs, and even possession of a small amount of a prohibited drug for personal use can result in a heavy fine or even a custodial sentence. Fans should also be aware that British Nationals have been arrested in the past for becoming involved in fights, particularly when under the influence of alcohol.
Are there many police stations in Larnaca (police station where English is understood)?
All police officers know basic English and some are fluent. The central police station in Larnaca is located in the centre of the town close to the seafront and can be contacted on (+357) 24 80 40 40. There is also a police station at Larnaca airport, telno (+357) 24 80 43 29.
Is there a need to carry ID (Passport) with you at all times?
Do you have locations and addresses of tourist offices in Nicosia?
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) Headquarters can be contacted on (+357) 22 691 100. Local offices are as follows:
CTO Larnaca – Vasileos Pavlou Square, Tel: (+357) 24 654 322
CTO Larnaca Airport – Larnaca International Airport, Tel: (+357) 643 576
Have you contact details and addresses for local hospitals?
There is one state hospital in Larnaca, which is the Larnaca General Hospital, tel: (+357) 24 800 500. This is located on the edge of the town. Fans should ensure that they bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with them to show that they are eligible for free state healthcare. These can be obtained from the Department of Health (www.dh.gov.uk).
There are also several private clinics in the area, but fans should be aware that they will have to pay for their treatment in these clinics or be covered by travel insurance.
Can you use British pounds in pubs/shops etc in Larnaca centre or surrounding areas? Should we advocate the use of Euros or strictly the Cyprus pound?
The only acceptable currency for use in shops and bars is the Cyprus pound. Euros and British pounds will not be accepted. Fans will be able to withdraw local currency from cashpoint machines using cards with the Visa and Mastercard symbols if they do not bring any cash with them. There are also currency exchanges and exchange facilities in banks.
General travel advice for Cyprus can be found on the British High Commission’s website at www.britain.org.cy and details of what consular services we can provide are available at: http://www.fco.gov.uk/Files/kfile/consularfullguide,0.pdf
Please note that supporters MUST NOT travel to Anorthosis Famagusta without a match ticket. Tickets will NOT be available on the night to Spurs fans.