If you are reading this, you are considering booking or have already booked your ticket to visit Athens Greece. We hope so. 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 travelling. If you do require a visa to travel to Greece, we recommend that you plan ahead.
To find your local Greek diplomatic mission go to: Foreign Affairs Ministry
We look forward to seeing you in Athens where you can explore the past while discovering all that is new.
Citizens of most countries require a visa to enter Greece.
Citizens That Don’t Require a Visa to travel to 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:
- The Netherlands
- Sweden, plus associated countries: Iceland and Norway
Citizens of the following EU and other European non-Schengen 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:
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
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:
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- New Zealand
- The Holy See (Vatican)
- San Marino
- South Korea
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 their stay.