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AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING GREECE


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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

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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.


Visa
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America 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 American 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 American diplomatic offices in Greece


Consulate General of United States in Thessaloniki, Greece

Address: 43 Tsimiski, 7th Floor 54623 Thessaloniki, GreeceCheck on map


Phone: +30 2310 242 905,6,7


Fax: +30 2310 242 927


Email: usconsulate@state.gov


Website: http://thessaloniki.usconsulate.gov


U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece

Address: 91 Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, 10160 Athens, GreeceCheck on map


Phone: 30-210-721-2951


Email: AthensAmEmb@state.gov


Website: http://athens.usembassy.gov


Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 until 5:00 and on Wednesdays from 8:30 until 1:00



List of Greek diplomatic offices in United States of America


Consulate of Greece in Houston

Address: 520 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 450, Houston, Texas 77027Check on map


Phone: (001)(713) 840-7522; 840-7523


Fax: (001)(713) 840-0614


Email: houston@greekembassy.org


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/AuthoritiesAbroad/North+America/USA/ConsulateHouston/en-US/


Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm


Consulate of Greece in Atlanta

Address: Tower Place, Suite 1670, 3340 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326Check on map


Phone: (001)(404) 261-3313: 261-3391


Fax: (001)(404)262-2798


Email: atlanta@greekembassy.org


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/AuthoritiesAbroad/North+America/USA/ConsulateAtlanta/en-US/


Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm


Consulate General of Greece in Tampa,

Address: 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800 , Tampa, FL 33606Check on map


Phone: (001)(813) 865-0200


Fax: (001)(813) 865-0206


Email: grgencon.tam@mfa.gr


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/AuthoritiesAbroad/North+America/USA/GeneralConsulateTampa/en-US/


Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Consulate General of Greece in Chicago

Address: 650 North St.Clair St., Chicago, Illinois 60611Check on map


Phone: (001312) 335-3915, 335-8848


Fax: (001312)335-3958


Email: chicago@greekembassy.org


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/AuthoritiesAbroad/North+America/USA/GeneralConsulateChicago/en-US/


Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 2:00pm


Consulate General of Greece in New York

Address: 69 East 79th Street , New York 10075Check on map


Phone: (001)(212) 988-5500


Fax: (001)(212)734-8492


Email: nycons@greekembassy.org


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/NewYork


Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday & Friday: 9:00am to 2:30pm, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00am to 3:30pm Passports Applications Acceptance Monday to Friday : 9:00am to 12:30 pm


Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles

Address: 12424 Wilshire Blv., Suite 800 , Los Angeles, CA 90025Check on map


Phone: (001)(310) 8265555, 8266032


Fax: (001)(310) 826 - 8670


Email: lagr@greekembassy.org


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/AuthoritiesAbroad/North America/USA/GeneralConsulateLosAngeles/en-US/


Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 2:00pm, Visa Section 10:00am to 12:00pm


Consulate General of Greece in Boston

Address: 86 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108Check on map


Phone: (001) (617) 523-0100


Fax: (001) (617) 523-0511


Email: boston@greekembassy.org


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/AuthoritiesAbroad/North America/USA/GeneralConsulateBoston/en-US


Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday & Friday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Thursday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Consulate General of Greece in San Francisco

Address: 2441 Gough Street , San Francisco, CA 94123Check on map


Phone: 001 (415) 775 - 2102


Fax: (415) 776 - 6815


Email: sfgr@greekembassy.org


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/AuthoritiesAbroad/North+America/USA/GeneralConsulateSanFrancisco/en-US/


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm


Embassy of Greece in Washington DC, United States

Address: 2217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20008Check on map


Phone: 1(202) 9391300


Fax: 1(202) 9391324 or (202) 939 1562


Email: greece@greekembassy.org


Website: http://www.mfa.gr/washington



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About Greece

Capital: Athens
Languages:
  • 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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