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    Will my Maestro Card be accepted in Cyprus (Protaras)?
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    • 11th Apr 08, 3:11 PM
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    Will my Maestro Card be accepted in Cyprus (Protaras)? 11th Apr 08 at 3:11 PM
    Hi folks..

    Just a quick question - If someone has advice or experience I'd be gratfeul if you could help out.

    I'm going to Cyprus later in the year and just wondered will I be OK using my Maestro card (chip&pin) over there? Just spoke to my card company and they tell me there isn't a problem as long as it is accepted.

    I'm hoping I can use it in the usual shops, bars and restaurants - or failing that at least be able to wthdraw cash from an ATM or exchange bureau.

    I know Mastercard is the most widely accepted card but I have only Maestro.

    Thanks, PAUL
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    • buyitall
    • By buyitall 11th Apr 08, 5:41 PM
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    • 11th Apr 08, 5:41 PM
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    • 11th Apr 08, 5:41 PM
    I have used HSBC Maestro in Pernera, just outside Protaras to withdraw money from ATM's, have never tried using it in shops.
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    • 11th Apr 08, 7:00 PM
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    • 11th Apr 08, 7:00 PM
    Thanks for that.. I'll be happy if at least I can do that (withdraw from atm).
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    • By choccyface2006 21st May 08, 10:28 PM
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    • 21st May 08, 10:28 PM
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    • 21st May 08, 10:28 PM
    You would be best to open a Nationwide Flex account and putting your holiday spends in there - no fees for buying on your card or withdrawals and there are plenty of cash points in Pernera.


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