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Capital city: Athens
Official language: Greek
Currency: Euro
Population: 10.72 million
EU member state since: 1st January 1981

Because Greece is a member of the Schengen Area, persons who fulfil the ETIAS requirements can use the same travel permit to visit Greece and any other Schengen area nation.

Italy is the ETIAS country closest to Greece. A direct flight from Athens to Rome takes less than two hours, and there are also car and boat options.

France, another ETIAS country, is easily accessible. As the world’s most visited country, visitors to Greece may make the most of their journey to Europe by seeing the famed Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. The flight from Athens to Paris takes around three and a half hours.

Greece is surrounded by four nations, none of which are members of the European Union. Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey are among them.

Visitors from other nations who desire to visit any of these countries should verify the visa requirements.

Visitors from visa-exempt countries do not require a visa to visit the Schengen Area for up to 90 days. Many of these third-country citizens will be eligible to travel to Greece on ETIAS beginning in late 2023. Soon after its adoption, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System will become required.

The ETIAS Greece application is entirely online and may be done from home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To register, you only need a valid passport, an email address, and a debit or credit card.

A Schengen visa is normally required to enter Greece from third countries that are not eligible for visa-free travel to Europe. Different visas for Greece are offered depending on the reason for travel.

Additional supporting evidence, such as proof of money and health insurance, is required when applying for a visa.

Before visiting Greece for business or pleasure, or transiting through a Greek airport, eligible non-EU travellers will soon be required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver.

ETIAS Greece requires that all conditions be completed. This includes possessing a passport that is valid for at least three months after your arrival in Greece.

When an ETIAS application is granted, the travel authorization is electronically linked to the passport and detectable when the passport is scanned at the border. This implies that there is no need to carry a printed permission.

Overseas travellers who are not qualified for ETIAS must get a visa to enter Greece. In order to obtain a Schengen visa, extra supporting papers must be submitted in addition to the passport.