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Greece Immigration Information Entry Visa

Non-Visa Countries

Greece follows the Schengen Agreement provisions and the subsequent regulations concerning short term visa issues. Nationalities of most countries require a visa to enter Greece. When travelling to Greece on a tourist visa, visitors are required to have travel insurance that covers cases of medical or other emergencies for the duration of the stay.

The following do not require a visa to enter Greece:

Citizens of the Schengen Area Member States

Greece follows the Schengen Agreement and provisions for short-term visits. The Agreement abolished controls at the common internal land, air and sea borders and allows for movement by nationals of its member states without a visa for short-term stays of up to three (3) months. Airlines or other carriers, however, require a valid passport and or official national I.D. card or piece of identification issued by a public authority.

The Schengen Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, plus associated countries: Iceland and Norway.

Non-visa EU & Other European Countries

Nationalities of the following EU and other European countries do not need a visa to enter Greece but they do need to provide a valid passport and/or official national I.D. card at the border and to airline or other carriers:

Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Non-visa Other Countries

No visa is required for holders of regular valid passports of the following non-EU countries who wish to visit Greece and stay up to 3 months (90 days) within a six (6) month period:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand The Holy See (Vatican), Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Countries Requiring Visa

Nationalities of countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Greece. Visas are granted by affixing a sticker uniform for all Schengen countries to a valid passport, travel document or any other official document recognised by our country. This sticker includes the following important information about the visa:

  • the visas period of validity, i.e. the time period for which foreigners are allowed to use the visa;
  • the period of stay, i.e. the total time (number of days) for which foreigners are allowed to stay in one or more member states of the Schengen area;
  • the number of entries, i.e. the number of entries allowed through the Schengen areas external borders (one, two or multiple entries).

Short-stay visas are divided into the following categories:

  • Airport Transit Visa (Type A)
  • Transit Visa (Type B)
  • Short-stay or Travel Visa (Type C)
  • Limited Territorial Validity Visa (LTV)
  • Group Visa

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