Saturday, March 23, 2013

Take Lots of Euros at Look Out for Thieves

At Telegraph UK, "Take a pile of euros and watch out for thieves, Foreign Office tells Britons going on holiday to Cyprus":
Easter holidaymakers planning a trip to Cyprus have been told by the British Government take piles of euros with them - and watch out for thieves - as the country faces financial meltdown.

Every year one million Britons visit Cyprus, with many of them choosing to go on holiday over the long Easter weekend.

Advice published on the Foreign Office's website is urging Britons to take enough cash “to cover the duration of your stay” and take “appropriate security precautions”.

The official guidance prompted fears that British tourists could be at greater risk of crime in Cyprus where banks have remained shut during the financial crisis.

The advice, published on the Foreign Office’s website, said: “The Government of Cyprus has announced an extended bank closure.

“ATMs, debit and credit cards can be used as normal however, while banks are closed, we advise taking sufficient euros to cover the duration of your stay, alongside appropriate security precautions against theft.”