Visit the Embassy of Greece website for the most current visa information.
Greece is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Greece without a visa for stays of up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes. For additional details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.
For entry into Greece, your passport should have at least six months of remaining validity.
A U.S. citizen traveling on a passport that has been previously reported lost or stolen will not be allowed entry in Greece. This decision is the purview of the Greek immigration authorities; the U.S. Embassy cannot intervene.
You must arrive in country with proof of sufficient funds and a return airline ticket.
U.S. official and diplomatic passport holders must obtain a Schengen visa prior to arrival. If you are traveling on a U.S. official or diplomatic passport, you will not be allowed to enter Greece without a visa.
If traveling on official military orders, review the guidance in the Department of Defense Foreign Clearance Guide.
If you are a U.S. citizen born in the Republic of Macedonia, your U.S. passport should be recognized as a valid travel document. However, be aware:
Greek Immigration officers at ports of entry (land, air, and sea) will not place entry stamps in a passport listing the traveler’s place of birth as Macedonia or the Republic of Macedonia.
You will be asked to complete a short form on which the entry stamp will be placed.
Keep the form with your passport while you are in Greece and present it upon departure. If you lose the form, you must visit a police station and file a report before the Greek authorities will permit you to depart the country.