Greece

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. COVID test result is required unless you are either recovered, vaccinated or EUDCC holder.
Quarantine is not required. Find more details on official websites.

EUDCC certificate is respected in GreeceHolders of EUDCC are not subject to extra restrictions when entering Greece. Visit the EUDCC's official website.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Greece?

+6,201 New COVID cases in Greece
+102 New COVID deaths in Greece
64.07% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Basic facts about Greece

Greece is a small member state of the European Union. The capital of Greece is Athens and the most spoken language is Greek (modern). The national currency in Greece is Euro (EUR).

What taxi apps are available in Greece?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Greece.

You can use Uber in 3 cities: Athens, Santorini, Thessaloniki. Bolt is not available in Greece.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

Euro (EUR)Official currency
1 USD~0.88 EUR

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Greece?

The official language of Greece is Greek. Although English is not the official language, a large number of people in Greece are fluent English speakers. You will, however, most likely not be able to speak smoothly with everyone in Greece. Learning a few basic words and phrasees will make your trip in Greece a bit easier.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Greece was ranked 21st out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Greece?

There are 2 common plug types used in Greece:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Greece?

Currently, citizens of 93 countries can enter Greece without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Greece?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Greece.

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Is it safe in Greece?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On August 2, 2021, the risk level for Greece was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Greece

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Greece?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.

Alcohol

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

Your tobacco allowance is determined on your form of transportation.

If you are travelling by air:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

If you are NOT travelling by air:

  • 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50g of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Greece:

AlbaniaBulgariaNorth MacedoniaTurkey
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