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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Albanian citizen for short-stay period in Greece starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Greece. All tourists entering Greek territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Greek authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Albania who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Albanian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Greek custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Greek territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigars (200), cigarillos (400), tobacco (1Kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), Spirits under 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), cigarillos (100), tobacco (250g) if arriving by air.
  • Cigarettes (40), cigars (10), cigarillos (20), tobacco (50g) if arriving by other means.
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (1L), Spirits under 22% (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).

Exporting any antiquities (items more than 100 years old) it's forbidden, the penalties applied are second to drug smuggling only. All the archeological sites must be kept untouched.

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Greece with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

List of Albanian diplomatic offices in Greece

Albanian Consulate General in Thessaloniki, Greece

Address: Tsimiski 43, TK 54623, Thessaloniki, GreeceCheck on map

Phone: 0030 2310257598

Fax: 0030 2310 222571



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Details: Ilirian Zhupa - Consul General

Albanian Consulate General in Ioannina, Greece

Address: Plateia Arx. Spiridonos 13, 45444, Ioannina, GreeceCheck on map

Phone: +30 26510 21330

Fax: +30 26510 37768



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Details: Daut Gumeni - Consul General

Embassy of Albania in Athens, Greece

Address: Vekiareli 7, Filothei 15237, Athens, GreeceCheck on map

Phone: +30 210 6876200; +30 210 6876216; +30 210 6876214

Fax: +30 210 6876223



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Details: Bashkim Zeneli - Ambassador

List of Greek diplomatic offices in Albania

Consulate General of Greece in Korca, Albania

Address: Pavllo Katro 4

Phone: (00355822) 52888, 52889

Fax: (00355822) 45052

Consulate General of Greece in Gjirokaster, Albania

Address: Pazari I VjeterCheck on map

Phone: (00355) 84263804;84263091;84262010

Fax: (00355) 84268141


Consulate of Greece in Albania

Address: Rruga Frederik ShirokaCheck on map

Phone: (003554) 2274644, 2274645, 2274852

Fax: (003554) 2234443



Embassy of Greece in Tirana, Albania

Address: Rruga Frederik Shiroka, No 3, TiranaCheck on map

Phone: (003554) 2274668, 2274670

Fax: (003554) 2234290



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About Greece

Capital: Athens
  • Greek 99%;
  • Other 1%

Area: 131,940 KM2
Population: 11,000,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +30

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