COLOMBIAN CITIZENS VISITING GREECE
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Colombian 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 Colombia 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 Colombian 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 Colombian diplomatic offices in Greece
Embassy of Colombia in Atenas, Greece
Address: Vrassida 2, 115 28
Phone: 009 30 1 7236848
Fax: 009 30 1 7246270
List of Greek diplomatic offices in Colombia
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Cartagena
Address: Carrera 9, Esq. Edificio Castillo del Mar, Castillo Grande, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone: (00575) 6551352
Fax: (00575) 6647388
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Bogota
Address: Carrera 12 A No 78/18, Santa Fe De Bogota D.C., Colombia
Phone: (00571) 2113576, 6107854
Fax: (00571) 2111845, 6203947
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