Visa Information

Greece is a Member-State of the European Union (EU) and citizens travelling inside the EU will only have to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Passport and Visa Information

Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. Greece follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card during check-in and boarding.

Citizens of the majority of the countries that are not Member-States of the Schengen Agreement require a visa to enter Greece. Visitors from these countries can obtain further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or even from their travel agencies.

Visas are not required by holders of valid passports from the following non-EU countries if they want to visit Greece and remain in the country for up to 3 months (90 days) within a chronological period of 6 months:


Andorra Chile Israel Vatican South Korea
Argentina Costa Rica Japan Nicaragua USA
Australia Croatia Malaysia Panama Uruguay
Brazil El Salvador Mexico Paraguay Venezuela
Brunei Guatemala Monaco Saint Marino  
Canada Honduras New Zealand Singapore  

 

Note: During their stay in Greece, visitors with a visa must also have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.

Embassies and Consulates in Greece