It’s not what you'd envision as ideal vacation hotspot: Long lines at ATMs, reports of local businesses straining just to stay open and protesters taking to the streets.
By many accounts Cyprus doesn’t seem like a carefree holiday destination right now. But should you steer clear?no.
“Definitely go ahead and take that vacation and enjoy Cyprus. Just make sure you take extra precautions to have enough money and room on your credit card limits to enjoy a hassle- and worry-free trip
Cyprus, which boasts blue waters, beautiful beaches and three UNESCO world heritage sites, is a popular destination, especially for Europeans. But travel agents say that more Americans looking for good deals are vacationing in Cyprus rather than nearby Greece, with its own financial problems.
Whether recent travel trends could change, at least for the short term, remains to be seen. All banks in Cyprus are closed at least until Thursday, and an increasing number of businesses reportedly have stopped accepting credit or check payments, insisting on cash only.
though Cyprus continues to work through its financial problems, travelers should be prepared and take enough cash to pay for all expenses, including incidentals.Carry a couple of credit cards with enough room to add charges during your stay. I recommend a Visa or Mastercard, as well as an American Express,Don't carry more than you need for a particular day or excursion to avoid any potential issues