ETIAS Greece for British

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Requirements to enter Greece from the UK

British citizens can visit Greece for up to 90 days without a visa. Tourists and business travellers can enter the country using their valid UK passport.

From plugin:content-inject, British travellers will also need an ETIAS authorisation to visit anywhere in the Schengen Area, including Greece.

ETIAS is not a visa, but it will be a mandatory entry requirement for UK tourists.

British citizens will need to register online before departure. ETIAS will facilitate safer visa-free travel to Greece by pre-screening foreign visitors arriving in the Schengen Area without a visa.

ETIAS for Greece will be valid for:

  • 3 years or until the UK passport expires
  • Multiple trips to Greece or other Schengen countries
  • Trips for business, tourism, or transit

When will ETIAS be necessary to travel from the UK to Greece?

ETIAS for Greece will be available from November 2023. Pre-departure registration will become mandatory following a short implementation period.

Travellers from Britain and other eligible third countries will need to apply online.

How to apply for ETIAS for Greece

The online ETIAS for Greece application process is fast and efficient. British citizens will be able to complete the electronic application form and submit their application in just a few minutes.

To apply for ETIAS for Greece, UK citizens will need:

  • Valid UK passport
  • Email address
  • Debit or credit card

Travellers have to provide basic personal details, passport information, and some safety and security data.

British applicants will need to pay the ETIAS for Greece processing fee by debit or credit card.

Provided all the ETIAS eligibility requirements are met, the applicant will receive the approved visa waiver by email.

Travel to Greece after Brexit

Since Brexit, travelling to Greece with a UK passport has changed.

Third-country travel rules apply to British citizens now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union.

British passport holders may only stay in Greece visa-free for up to 90 days and will need ETIAS to travel from November 2023.

The new visa waiver is one of several changes, others include:

  • Passports issued by the UK must be valid for at least 6 months and must not be more than 10 years old
  • When entering Greece, visitors from the UK may no longer use EU border gates
  • British citizens could be asked for proof of onward travel or funds
  • To work in Greece or stay longer than 3 months, a visa is required

Tourists also need to be aware of changes to mobile roaming charges and health cover when visiting Greece on holiday.

Information about Greece

Greece is the southernmost country in Europe. With the longest coastline of all European nations, it is a popular destination for British holidaymakers. As well as many beaches, mainland Greece also features mountains, forests, and lakes.

Athens, the Greek capital, is the most visited city in Greece. Athens is home to many famous architectural sites, including the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus.

Greece has thousands of islands dispersed throughout the Aegean Sea to the east, the Mediterranean Sea to the South, and the Ionian Sea to the west. Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, and Zakynthos are popular amongst British tourists.

Capital City:Athens
Language:Greek
Currency:Euro
Plug Types:Types C and F
Emergency Phone Number:112

Recommended insurance to travel to Greece

British travellers can continue to use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) until it reaches its expiry date.

With a valid EHIC, visitors from the UK can receive state-provided healthcare if they fall ill or have an accident in Greece.

Due to Brexit, expired EHIC cards are being replaced by a new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC).

Neither the EHIC nor the GHIC is a substitute for travel insurance when visiting Greece. British nationals should take out insurance with adequate coverage for medical costs.

British consular services in Greece

The United Kingdom has several representations in Greece. British citizens residing or travelling in Greece can receive consular services at the UK embassy and consulates.

Consulate
Location
Address
British Embassy in Athens
Athens
1 Ploutarchou Street 106 75 Athens Greece
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Corfu
Corfu
29 Gr. Lambraki Street 851 00 Rhodes Greece
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
43, rue Tsimiski 546 24 Thessaloniki Greece
Consulate
Location
Address
British Vice Consulate in Heraklion
Heraklion
16 Papa Alexandrou Street 712 02 Heraklion Greece
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Vice Consulate in Patras
Patras
1 Ploutarchou Street 262 21 Patras Greece
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Rhodes
Rhodes
Pavlou Mela 3 P O Box 47 851 00 Rhodes Greece
Consulate
Location
Address
British Vice Consulate in Zakynthos
Zakynthos
5 Foskolos Street 291 00 Zakynthos Greece

The United Kingdom has several representations in Greece. British citizens residing or travelling in Greece can receive consular services at the UK embassy and consulates.

Consulate
British Embassy in Athens
Location
Athens
Address
1 Ploutarchou Street 106 75 Athens Greece
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Corfu
Location
Corfu
Address
29 Gr. Lambraki Street 851 00 Rhodes Greece
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Thessaloniki
Location
Thessaloniki
Address
43, rue Tsimiski 546 24 Thessaloniki Greece
Consulate
British Vice Consulate in Heraklion
Location
Heraklion
Address
16 Papa Alexandrou Street 712 02 Heraklion Greece
Consulate
British Honorary Vice Consulate in Patras
Location
Patras
Address
1 Ploutarchou Street 262 21 Patras Greece
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Rhodes
Location
Rhodes
Address
Pavlou Mela 3 P O Box 47 851 00 Rhodes Greece
Consulate
British Vice Consulate in Zakynthos
Location
Zakynthos
Address
5 Foskolos Street 291 00 Zakynthos Greece

Greek consular services in the United Kingdom

Citizens of the United Kingdom can get information about Greek visas and residence permits at the Greek Embassy in London or one of the consulates.

uk-map

Consulate
Location
Address
Embassy of Greece in London
London
1A Holland Park London W11 3TP United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Honorary General Consulate of Greece in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
12 Queens Crescent Edinburgh EH9 2 AZ United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Greek Honorary Consulate in Belfast
Belfast
BT95 JX Belfast United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Greek Honorary Consulate in Birmingham
Birmingham
229 Hagley Road Edgbaston Birmingham, B15 3DH United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Greek Honorary Consulate in Glasgow
Glasgow
PB 83 Glasgow G12 OTR United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Greek Honorary Consulate in Leeds
Leeds
8 Street Lane Leeds, LS8 4EU United Kingdom

Citizens of the United Kingdom can get information about Greek visas and residence permits at the Greek Embassy in London or one of the consulates.

uk-map

Consulate
Embassy of Greece in London
Location
London
Address
1A Holland Park London W11 3TP United Kingdom
Consulate
Honorary General Consulate of Greece in Edinburgh
Location
Edinburgh
Address
12 Queens Crescent Edinburgh EH9 2 AZ United Kingdom
Consulate
Greek Honorary Consulate in Belfast
Location
Belfast
Address
BT95 JX Belfast United Kingdom
Consulate
Greek Honorary Consulate in Birmingham
Location
Birmingham
Address
229 Hagley Road Edgbaston Birmingham, B15 3DH United Kingdom
Consulate
Greek Honorary Consulate in Glasgow
Location
Glasgow
Address
PB 83 Glasgow G12 OTR United Kingdom
Consulate
Greek Honorary Consulate in Leeds
Location
Leeds
Address
8 Street Lane Leeds, LS8 4EU United Kingdom

Major airports in Greece

There are direct flights to Greece from several UK cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

ETIAS will be valid to enter Greece through any of its international airports. The travel authorisation will be verified before crossing the external Schengen Area border.

These are some of the most important airports in mainland Greece and the islands.

plane

Airport
Location
IATA Code
Athens Airport
Athens
ATH
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Heraklion Airport (Nikos Kazantzakis)
Crete
HER
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Thessaloniki Airport
Thessaloniki
SKG
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Rhodes Airport (Diagoras Airport)
Rhodes
RHO
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Corfu Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport)
Corfu
CFU
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Santorini Airport
Santorini
JTR
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Zakynthos Airport (Dionysios Solomos Airport)
Zakynthos
ZTH

There are direct flights to Greece from several UK cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

ETIAS will be valid to enter Greece through any of its international airports. The travel authorisation will be verified before crossing the external Schengen Area border.

These are some of the most important airports in mainland Greece and the islands.

plane

Airport
Athens Airport
Location
Athens
IATA Code
ATH
Airport
Heraklion Airport (Nikos Kazantzakis)
Location
Crete
IATA Code
HER
Airport
Thessaloniki Airport
Location
Thessaloniki
IATA Code
SKG
Airport
Rhodes Airport (Diagoras Airport)
Location
Rhodes
IATA Code
RHO
Airport
Corfu Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport)
Location
Corfu
IATA Code
CFU
Airport
Santorini Airport
Location
Santorini
IATA Code
JTR
Airport
Zakynthos Airport (Dionysios Solomos Airport)
Location
Zakynthos
IATA Code
ZTH

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