BRITISH DTC CITIZENS VISITING GREECE
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every British DTC 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 UK - British DTC 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 British DTC citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
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.
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 British Dtc diplomatic offices in Greece
British Embassy in Athens, Greece
Address: 1 Ploutarchou str, 106 75 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 7272 600
Details: The United Kingdom’s relationship with Greece goes back nearly two centuries, to the foundation of the modern Greek state – if not longer than that. Our two countries are partners and friends. Like the UK, Greece is a mature member of the European Union and of NATO, and much of our cooperation takes place within that framework.
List of Greek diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Southampton
Address: 64 Wilton Gardens, Southampton SO15 7QR, United Kingdom
Phone: (00442380) 788060
Fax: (0044870) 7424752
Honorary Consulate in Leeds
Address: 8 Street Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 2ET, United Kingdom
Phone: (0044113) 2262672
Fax: (0044113) 2262672
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Glasgow
Address: 1 Kirklee Quadrant, Glasgow G12 OTR, United Kingdom
Phone: (0044141) 3340360
Fax: (0044141) 3340360
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Gibraltar
Address: Imossi House, Ste 1C, 1/5 Irish Town, P.O. Box 167, Gibraltar
Phone: (00350) 73500
Fax: (00350) 73550
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Edinburgh
Address: 12 Queens Crescent EH9 2 AZ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Phone: (0044131) 6205496
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Birmingham
Address: 229 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9RP, United Kingdom
Phone: (0044121) 4543369
Fax: (0044121) 4562722
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Belfast
Address: Hurst House, 15-19 Corporation Square, Belfast BT1 3AJ, Northern Ireland
Phone: (02890) 242242
Fax: (02890) 235776
Consulate General of Greece in London
Consulate General of Greece in London, England (UK)
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