The Olympic and Paralympics Games will be held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012 and from 29 August to 9 September 2012, respectively.
Cypriot nationals visiting London for the Olympic or/and Paralympics Games, are cautioned that the transport system will be extremely busy, especially in the areas close to the venues. Therefore, if Cypriot citizens are going to a London 2012 sports event or ceremony, it’s important to plan and book their journey well in advance and to follow news reports on local Authorities’ decisions that may affect their travel schedules. There is no spectator parking at London 2012 venues – so the use of public transport is highly recommended.
Local Police and Security Agencies will take strict measures to ensure that Games-related sites and venues are safe and secure and that appropriate mitigations are in place to protect the large numbers of people travelling to the Games. Security screenings for spectators will be tight and widespread, with airport-style checks at most venues. Terrorism poses the greatest security threat to the Games. The British Authorities define the threat level as “substantial”. Cypriot citizens are kindly advised to use extreme caution and cooperate with the Police.
For more information please visit the Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games - www.london2012.com
In case of emergency, interested persons may contact the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in London (see contact information below) or call 999 if police, fire or ambulance services are urgently needed.
HIGH COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
13 St. James' Square
London SW1Y 4LB
Tel.:+ 44 207 3214 100
Fax:+ 44 207 3214 164/165