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Travel and COVID-19

You can find the latest information on how COVID-19 is affecting travel to Greece on the Re-open EU website and via Destination Greece. COVID-19 travel information can change frequently, but you can find out what you should be looking out for on the front page of this guide.

Entry visa requirements

We are seeking clarification as to arrangements after 1st January 2023.

Working fewer than 90 days?

"Exemptions: Certain categories of intellectual and artistic creators are exempted from the obligation to issue a visa to work for a short period of time, until 31.12.2022. This exemption is valid for artists and accompanying audiovisual staff and enter our country for one performance, concert or TV show, under the condition that there is no dependent work in Greece, their pay is not provided in Greece and they are insured for a work accident in Greece. The applicants are advised to contact the Consular Office ([email protected]), for any enquiries related to the exemption status. This exemption does not apply to entertainers performing at hotel facilities."


We are seeking clarification as to arrangements after 1st January 2023.

Working for more than 90 days?

We are currently seeking clarification on all requirements for stays of more than 90 days in light of the Schengen visa exemption outlined above.

Special purpose residence permit for ‘intellectual creators’ including musicians and singers (1.2.8).

A D-visa may also be needed for stays of over 90 days.

Law no. 4251 Immigration and Social Integration Code and other provisions refers to both (Article 17 for special purpose residence permits; Article 18c for D visas)

Additional requirements

In addition to general supporting documents for a Schengen visa, applicants much submit:

Contract of employment
Private health insurance for the duration of the stay

Visa application through Global Visa Centre.


£68 for Schengen C Visa

£18.70 service fee per passport

Contact details

Greek Embassy Website
1a Holland Park
London W11 3TP

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7229 3850
[email protected]

Honorary consulates: Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds

Planning a tour?

The information provided in this guide is for your reference only and does not constitute legal or immigration advice. The ISM recommends that if you have any doubts about your eligibility to enter any country, you contact a suitably qualified migration expert for each individual country in good time prior to intended arrival.