Visa Requirements for Greece
If you are reading this, you are considering or have already booked your ticket to visit Athens. The following information is provided to give you some general visa guidelines. It is always best to consult your travel agent and/or local Greek embassy or consulate before traveling. If you do require a visa, we recommend that you plan ahead.
Citizens of most countries require a visa to enter Greece.
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.
- Citizens 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, United Kingdom.
- 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, Venezuela
NOTE: 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!!!