Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Athens – tourism travel update

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Athens – travel from US to Greece banned until July 1

Tourism Travel Update:  Travel from the United States to Greece is banned until July 1.  The Greek authorities announced a list of 29 countries from which it will accept tourists starting on June 15.  The countries are Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, and Switzerland.

For all other countries, including the United States, the current travel ban will continue to apply.  The Greek government is expected in the coming weeks to announce an updated and expanded list effective July 1.  Exclusions relate to the flight’s origin point, not the traveler’s nationality.

As more details become available, we will post them on our COVID-19 page.

Flights:  For those seeking to return to the United States, commercial flights with connections are available.  Direct flights between Greece and United States are scheduled to start in early July.  See flight information on our website.

Ferries:  Masks are required (cloth recommended).  Passengers must complete a health status questionnaire and submit to a temperature check prior to boarding for trips longer than 30 minutes.  The questionnaire is available in Greek and English on our website, most ferry operator websites, and at the ports.

Consular Operations:  Routine consular appointments for passports and notarial services remain suspended.  U.S. citizens with verifiable emergency situations and confirmed travel tickets may contact us at to request consideration. We will update our website when we re-open for appointments.

See our website for the latest COVID-19 information and other topics, including how to request extensions of 90 day visa free travel, COVID-19 economic impact payments, and current entry/exit requirements and quarantine requirements for all arriving international passengers.

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