ETIAS Visa Waiver for Greece

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ETIAS Travel Authorization for Greece

The ETIAS for Greece is expected to be introduced in 2021. ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. It is an electronic travel authorization which will allow eligible citizens to travel to Greece and the Schengen Area for short stays.

The European Commission is creating the ETIAS Visa Waiver for Greece in order to strengthen European borders by pre-screening visa waiver travelers to the Schengen Area.

The European visa waiver for Greece will allow a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180-day period for each entry to the Schengen Area. It is a multiple entry travel authorization valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

Eligible travelers can complete the simple ETIAS application for Greece online in just a few minutes to receive an approved ETIAS Greece via email. Applicants are required to complete the ETIAS application form for Greece with personal, passport, and travel information, and answer a few health and security-related questions.

Those who apply for the ETIAS to Greece will be able to visit any of the Schengen Area countries for tourism, business, medical treatment, or transit purposes.

Those who wish to visit Greece for other purposes, or longer periods of time, should contact a Greek Embassy or Consulate for further information.

ETIAS Requirements for traveling to Greece

In order to apply for the European Visa Waiver for Greece, it is necessary to meet the Greece ETIAS visa waiver requirements for documents:

  • Passport eligible for ETIAS with validity of at least 3 months beyond the arrival date in Greece and the Schengen Area.

Requirements for an ETIAS for Greece also involving the applicant:

  • Providing valid credit or debit card details with which to pay the ETIAS Greece fee
  • Receiving the approved ETIAS for Greece at a current email address
  • Printing a copy of the approved Greek ETIAS to present to transportation carriers and at border control upon arrival in the Schengen Area.

ETIAS requirements for Greece also state that applicants should travel to Greece and the Schengen Area using the same travel document used to complete the ETIAS application, as the ETIAS is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport. Travelers with dual citizenship should remember to bring the correct passport.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Greece Visa FAQ

  • What is the ETIAS authorization for Greece?

    The ETIAS authorization for Greece is an electronic travel authorization which will allow visa waiver citizens for the Schengen Area to visit all 26 member states, including Greece, for short stays. It is expected to be introduced in 2021.

  • What is the validity of an ETIAS for Greece?

    The ETIAS for Greece is valid for 3 years from the date of approval.

  • How long can I stay in Greece with each entry with the ETIAS?

    The ETIAS for Greece allows a maximum stay of 90 days within every 180-day period with each entry to Greece and the Schengen Area.

  • Can I enter Greece with my ETIAS at any port of entry?

    Yes, it will be possible to enter Greece and the Schengen Area at any port of entry, whether the applicant is arriving by air, sea, or land.

  • How do I enter and exit Greece using the ETIAS?

    Applicants are able to enter and exit Greece through any port of entry with the ETIAS, whether they are arriving by air, land, or sea. It is necessary to present the approved ETIAS Greece when boarding transportation to the country, as well as at border control upon arrival, in order to gain entry to the Schengen Area.

  • How much does it cost for an ETIAS Visa Waiver to Greece?

    The government price of the ETIAS visa waiver to Greece has not yet been announced.The fee of the ETIAS for Greece is expected to be the same for all eligible nationalities. The cost will be published on this site when available.

  • Are there any restrictions with my Greece ETIAS?

    The Greece ETIAS allows multiple entries for short stays in Greece and the Schengen Area during its validity. Applicants are allowed to stay for a maximum of 90 days within every 180 days, with each entry. It is also necessary to indicate the first country of entry in the Schengen Area when completing the ETIAS application form.

  • How many entries does the Greece ETIAS authorisation allow?

    The Greece ETIAS authorization is a multiple entry travel authorization which allows multiple entries to the Schengen Area during its validity.

  • Do I need to go to a consulate to get my ETIAS for Greece?

    No, there is no need to go to an embassy or consulate to apply for an ETIAS for Greece. Eligible citizens can apply for and receive an approved ETIAS exclusively online.

  • How do I get an ETIAS for Greece?

    Eligible citizens can apply for the ETIAS for Greece through a simple online application. Applicants are required to complete the ETIAS form with personal, passport, and travel information to receive an approved ETIAS via email.

  • I want to apply online for an European Visa Waiver for Greece. What do I need?

    In order to apply for the European Visa Waiver for Greece, it is necessary to:

    • Have a passport eligible for ETIAS with validity of at least 3 months beyond the arrival date in Greece and the Schengen Area
    • Provide valid credit or debit card details with which to pay the ETIAS Greece fee
    • Receive the approved ETIAS for Greece at a current email address.
  • Do I need to get an ETIAS Greece for my kids?

    Yes, it is necessary to get an ETIAS Greece for all kids from eligible countries traveling to the Schengen Area. It is necessary to submit a separate ETIAS for Greece application for all minors under 18, whether for a baby or a child.

  • What should I do after I apply for my ETIAS visa waiver to Greece?

    After receiving an approved ETIAS visa waiver to Greece, it is necessary for the traveler to print at least one copy to present to transportation carriers and upon arrival at Schengen Area border control.

  • How long will it take to receive approval for the Greek ETIAS visa waiver?

    The processing time for the Greek ETIAS visa waiver has not yet been announced. It will be published on this site once made available.

  • What are the conditions for applying for an ETIAS to Greece?

    In order to apply for the ETIAS to Greece, it is necessary to be visa-exempt for Greece and the Schengen Area. It is also necessary to submit an application for the Greek ETIAS from outside of the Schengen Area at least a few business days before departure, in order to allow sufficient processing time.

  • Is it obligatory to print my ETIAS visa waiver for Greece?

    As it will be electronically linked to the applicant’s passport, it may not be necessary to print the ETIAS visa waiver for Greece. However, travelers are advised to print a copy of the ETIAS in the rare case of any problems with the electronic system.

  • Will I be made aware of the reasons why an ETIAS Greece application is rejected?

    Yes. If the ETIAS Greece application is rejected, it is likely because some of the data provided on the form does not match the details of the applicant’s travel document. It is necessary to double check there are no errors in the information provided in order to avoid the ETIAS Greece being denied.

  • Can I extend my stay in Greece with my ETIAS?

    The ETIAS for Greece allows a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180-day period with each entry. Those wishing to stay in Greece and the Schengen Area for longer consecutive periods should contact a Greek Embassy or Consulate for further information.

  • How do I check the status of my ETIAS application for Greece?

    Applicants will be able to check status for the ETIAS for Greece through the updates and notifications sent to the email address provided on the ETIAS form.