This Agreement applies to visitors from 3A 9A CT DL EA EI ES F G GD GI GJ GM GU GW HA HB9 HB0 I LA LX LY LZ OE OH OK OM ON OZ PA S5 SM SP SV T9 TA TF UX YL, also 4X OA PJ VE W ZL ZS, (and probably CU OX OY and French Possessions too, but check with the Ministry.)
If you hold a licence equivalent to CEPT Class 1 or 2 from one of the above countries and visit Cyprus, you are allowed to operate from the Republic for a couple of months, signing 5B/'homecall'. (5B4/'homecall' is not correct). (What licence? eg in G any callsign other than M3 (Foundation) or 2E (Intermediate) types, and in W an Advanced or Extra only).
If your country is not on the list above, please contact the Ministry of Communications & Works to enquire whether you may operate with a temporary reciprocal permit. This permit now has to be on paper, and not just verbal.
It is a good idea to bring and have with you whenever you are operating, a copy of your licence, as the police can be a little sensitive to foreigners with radio equipment.
The Cyprus Frequency Schedule can be found HERE under the "Licensing" section,
Because of the CEPT agreement, if you do not intend to leave your Amateur Radio equipment here you may import it on a temporary basis without payment of taxes. The Ministry of Communications has sent a circular to the Customs Department informing them of this. Unfortunately you may occasionally meet a customs officer who has not read or does not remember this circular and who will insist that it is not allowed. In that case please try to contact the Ministry of Communications and Works.
ALSO: You may contact a CARS Official, see "Organisation Structure" under the "About CARS" section .
If you are coming to live here, see the "Licensing" section.
Please note. You may not operate from the UK Sovereign Base Areas of Dekelia, Akrotiri, Episcopi etc. These (ZC4) areas are quite large, irregular in shape and with exclusions and are mostly not signposted when you enter them, except for the military parts. For a guide to their locations see the free map you can get from Cyprus Tourist Organisation, or the small one under the "Licensing" section.
Note also that ZC4 is not part of the CEPT agreement, so you may not operate ZC4/"homecall".
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