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US Embassy Urges Americans in Greece to Request Extension of Visa-Free Status

The consular section of the US Embassy in Greece issued a statement on Friday urging American citizens who are currently in Greece to apply for an extension if they cannot leave the country due to the ban on certain...

Greece Enables Non-EU Entrepreneurs to Come and Do Business in the Country

An amendment facilitating the entrance of foreign, non-EU nationals who are entrepreneurs to Greece was brought before the Greek Parliament on Tuesday. The amendment, which is attached to the Foreign Ministry's draft legislation entitled "Regulations for the United Kingdom's withdrawal...

Youth Mobility Program Between Greece and Australia Comes into Effect

A new visa agreement for the Greek and Australian youth has came into effect as of July 1st. The program is based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Greece and Australia on a ''Work and Holiday'' Visa...

Russia Refutes Claims Moscow Hacked Greek Foreign Ministry

The Russian Embassy in Athens posted three tweets on its Twitter account on Monday regarding a statement made recently by Greece's former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Kotzias suggested several days ago that the documents presented to the Greek Parliament by...

Five-Year Temporary Visa Program for Parents Begins in Australia

Australian citizens or permanent residents can now apply for a temporary visa for their parents to stay for a longer period with them compared to the time they were allotted with the old visitor's visa. Announced by the government on...

Greeks Permanently Included in U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Greek nationals have been permanently exempted from the obligation to obtain travel documents (a visa) before traveling to the United States, according to a letter sent by U.S. authorities to Greece's Minister of Citizen Protection Olga Gerovassili. According to the...

Moscow Queries Athens Over Russian Priests' Visa Bias Claims

Moscow is asking Athens to clarify the Greek authorities' reported refusal to grant visas to Russian Orthodox clerics, Russia's Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova has said. Some Russian priests have claimed that the Greek authorities have denied them a visa without...

Canada Includes Athens in New Travel Data Collection Centres

The number of Visa Application Centres (VACs) that Canada operates around the world will be expanding from 137 in 95 countries, to 157 in 105 countries, in order to support its increased collection of biometrics data for visitors to the...

Visa Requirement for Post-Brexit Brits Could Hurt Greek Tourism

Greek hoteliers and others connected to the tourist trade could see a sharp fall in British visitors if post-Brexit visa fees being suggested in Europe, come into effect. According to documents seen by MEPs and the Politico Europe news site,...

Greece Continues Visa Program for Turkish Tourists

Greece will provide short-term visas to Turkish nationals wishing to visit Greek islands again this year, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed. A ministry statement said the European Commission agreed to extend the system into 2018, so that Turkish tourists and...