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Passport, Medical & Visa

Where can I find passport information? (UK Only)

Online

You must hold a valid passport at all times during your stay in Greece. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have a valid passport. If waiting on your first UK passport you should allow at least six weeks for delivery.

For British Citizens, detailed and up-to-date passport information to obtain or renew your passport can be found by visiting the government website www.ukpa.gov.uk. The UK Passport Office suggests passports be valid for at least six months after your return. To obtain your passport please visit www.ips.gov.uk.

Do I need a visa for Greece?

No

Greece is a part of the Schengen area and allows British Citizens and passport holders from the following countries multiple entry: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. British Citizens should visit the Foreign Office website www.fco.gov.uk for further information. Non-EEA travellers to Greece must hold passports valid for at least three months after the intended departure date and visitors requiring a visa are also required to have medical insurance.

What document do I need for medical treatment?

EHIC

The health service in Greece is of a high standard with foreign nationals being treated the same as for Greek citizens. You have the option of paying to see a doctor whilst being treated in hospital. Certain countries, such as Britain have reciprocal medical arrangements where you should not have to pay for any emergency treatment if you show your passport. As always when travelling, we recommend you take full travel insurance to cover any medical costs before travelling to Greece. Travellers can seek online travel advice by visiting www.masta.org and www.doh.gov.uk. British Citizens should hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to receive healthcare during your visit to any EEA country or Switzerland. For further information about the EHIC please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website to download. Without this form in any medical payment abroad will not be subsidised by the British Government.