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Will my Maestro Card be accepted in Cyprus (Protaras)?
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Old 11-04-2008, 3:11 PM
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Default Will my Maestro Card be accepted in Cyprus (Protaras)?

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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Old 11-04-2008, 5:41 PM
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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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Thanks for that.. I'll be happy if at least I can do that (withdraw from atm).
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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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