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Visa-free travels for Greece passport holders

Greece passport holders can visit 186 countries without a visa, including all European countries. To visit the USA, Canada and Australia, Greeks obtain an electronic travel authorisation.

The Greece Golden Visa can be the first step for foreigners to obtain a passport. This Visa is also an alternative to a Schengen one.

Let’s observe the main directions that you can travel visa-free if you get a Greece passport.

Greece Passport Visa-Free Countries 2023

4 types of countries for travellers with a Greece passport

We can divide all countries into four types, depending on entry conditions for Greek citizens: Visa Free Countries, Visa on Arrival Countries, Electronic Travel Authorisation Countries, and Consulate Visas Countries.

Visa Free Countries — 140. Greece passport holders can visit these countries without a visa at all. In the Schengen Area, they have freedom of movement and are granted a 90-day stay every 180 days. Greeks often do not need an ID or passport to enter Schengen countries. Conditions for non-Schengen Area countries can differ: at least you must take a passport to visit them. 

Visa on Arrival Countries — 36. In this case, Greek citizens get visas at the destination country airport or online through an official website. This type of visa requires paying a fee: its amount varies from country to country, but it is usually less than a fee for a visa received through a consulate.

Electronic Travel Authorisation Countries, or eTA Countries — 10. This type is almost the same as Visa on Arrival — you fill out the questionnaire online and activate the entry permission when crossing the country's border. 

Consulate Visas Countries — 41. Greeks can get permission to visit these countries by submitting an application directly to the Consulate or Embassy and passing an interview.

Please note that the Greece visa-free countries list and entry requirements are constantly changing due to geopolitical changes, international relations and agreements between countries. 

All the countries available visa-free to Greece passport holders


#CountryEntry conditions and duration of stay
1AlbaniaVisa Free for 90 days
2AndorraVisa Free for 90 days
3AustriaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
4BelarusVisa Free for 30 days
5BelgiumVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
6Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
7BulgariaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
8CroatiaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
9CyprusVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
10Czech RepublicVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
11DenmarkVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
12EstoniaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
13Faroe IslandsVisa Free for 90 days 
14FinlandVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
15FranceVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
16GeorgiaVisa Free for 1 year 
17GermanyVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
18GibraltarVisa Free for 90 days 
19GreenlandVisa Free for 90 days
20HungaryVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
21IcelandVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
22IrelandVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
23ItalyVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
24KosovoVisa Free for 90 days
25LatviaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
26LiechtensteinVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
27LithuaniaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
28LuxembourgVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
29MaltaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
30MoldovaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
31MonacoVisa Free for 90 days
32MontenegroVisa Free for 30 days 
33NetherlandsVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
34North MacedoniaVisa Free for 90 days 
35NorwayVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
36PolandVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
37PortugalVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
38RomaniaVisa Free for 90 days
39San MarinoVisa Free for 90 days
40SerbiaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
41SlovakiaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
42SloveniaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
43SpainVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
44SwedenVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
45SwitzerlandVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
46TurkeyVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
47UkraineVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
48United KingdomVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
49Vatican CityVisa Free for 90 days 


#CountryEntry conditions and duration of stay
1ArgentinaVisa Free for 90 days
2BelizeVisa Free for 30 days 
3BermudaVisa Free for 21 days or more
4BoliviaVisa Free for 90 days 
5BrazilVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
6Canada eTA for 180 days per visit
7ChileVisa Free for 90 days 
8ColombiaVisa Free for 90–180 days 
9Costa RicaVisa Free for 90 days 
10EcuadorVisa Free for 90 days 
11El SalvadorVisa Free for 90 days 
12Falkland IslandsVisa Free for 4 weeks
13French GuianaVisa Free for 3 – 6 months
14GuatemalaVisa Free for 90 days 
15GuyanaVisa Free for 90 days 
16HondurasVisa Free for 90 days 
17MexicoVisa Free for 180 days 
18NicaraguaVisa Free for 90 days 
19PanamaVisa Free for 180 days 
20ParaguayVisa Free for 90 days 
21PeruVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
22United States eTA for 90 days per visit
23UruguayVisa Free for 90 days 
24VenezuelaVisa Free for 90 days 


#CountryEntry conditions and duration of stay
1Bangladesh Visa on arrival for 30 days
2BruneiVisa Free for 90 days
3Cambodia Visa on arrival for 30 days
4Hong Kong (SAR China)Visa Free for 90 days
5IndonesiaVisa Free for 30 days
6JapanVisa free for 90 days
7KazakhstanVisa on arrival for 30 days
8KyrgyzstanVisa Free for 60 days
9Laos Visa on arrival for 30–90 days
10Macao (SAR China)Visa free for 90 days
11MalaysiaVisa Free for 180 days
12Maldives Visa on arrival for 30 days
13Mongolia Visa on arrival for 30 days
14Nepal Visa Free for 30 days
15PhilippinesVisa Free for 30 days
16SingaporeVisa Free for 90 days
17South KoreaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
18Sri Lanka eTA
19TaiwanVisa Free for 90 days
20Tajikistan Visa on arrival for 45 days
21ThailandVisa Free for 30 days
22Timor-LesteVisa Free for 90 days
23UzbekistanVisa Free for 30 days

Middle East 

#CountryEntry conditions and duration of stay
1ArmeniaVisa Free for 180 days
2Bahrain Visa on arrival for 14 days
3Iran Visa on arrival for 30 days
4IraqVisa on arrival for 2 months
5IsraelVisa Free for 180 days
6Jordan Visa on arrival for up to 30 days
7Kuwait Visa on arrival for 90 days
8Lebanon Visa on arrival for 30-90 days
9OmaneTA for 30 days
10Palestinian TerritoryVisa Free for 31 days
11QatarVisa Free for 90 days
12Saudi Arabia Visa on arrival for 90 days
13United Arab EmirateVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days


#CountryEntry conditions and duration of stay
1American SamoaVisa Free for 90 days every 180 days
2AustraliaeTA for 90 days
3Cook IslandsVisa Free for 31 days
4FijiVisa Free for 120 days
5French PolynesiaVisa Free for 90 days
6Guam eTA for 90 days 
7KiribatiVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
8Marshall IslandsVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
9MicronesiaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
10New CaledoniaVisa Free for 90 days
11New ZealandeTA for 90 days 
12NiueVisa Free for 30 days
13Northern Mariana IslandseTA for 90 days 
14Palau IslandsVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
15Papua New GuineaVisa on arrival for 60 days
16SamoaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
17Solomon IslandsVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
18TongaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
19TuvaluVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
20VanuatuVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days


#CountryEntry conditions and duration of stay
1BotswanaVisa Free for 90 days
2Burkina Faso Visa on arrival for 30 days
3BurundiVisa on arrival
4Cape Verde IslandsVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
5Comoros IslandsVisa on arrival for 45 days
6EgyptVisa on arrival for 30 days
7Eswatini (Swaziland)Visa Free for 30–60 days
8EthiopiaVisa on arrival for 30–90 days
9GabonVisa on arrival for 30–90 days
10GambiaVisa Free for 90 days
11Guinea-BissauVisa on arrival for 90 days
12MadagascarVisa on arrival for 30–60 days
13MalawiVisa on arrival for 90 days
14MauritaniaVisa on arrival for 90 days
15MauritiusVisa Free for 90 days 
16MayotteVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
17MoroccoVisa Free for 90 days 
18MozambiqueVisa on arrival for 30 days
19ReunionVisa Free
20Rwanda Visa on arrival for 30 days
21Sao Tome and PrincipeVisa Free for 15 days
22SenegalVisa Free for 90 days 
23Seychelles Visa on arrival for 30 days
24Sierra Leone Visa on arrival for 30 days
25Somalia Visa on arrival for 30 days
26South AfricaVisa Free for 90 days 
27St. Helena Visa Free for 183 days
28Tanzania Visa on arrival for 90 days
29Togo Visa on arrival for 7 days
30TunisiaVisa Free for 30 days 
31Uganda Visa on arrival for 45 days
32Zambia Visa on arrival for 90 days
33Zimbabwe Visa on arrival for 90 days


#CountryEntry conditions and duration of stay
1AnguillaVisa Free for 90 days
2Antigua and BarbudaVisa Free for 90 days
3ArubaVisa Free for 90 days
4BahamasVisa Free for 90 days
5BarbadosVisa Free for 90 days
6Bonaire; St. Eustatius and SabaVisa Free for 90 days
7British Virgin IslandsVisa Free for 30–60 days
8Cayman IslandsVisa Free for 180 days
9CuracaoVisa Free for 31 days
10DominicaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
11Dominican RepublicVisa Free for 90 days
12French West IndiesVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
13GrenadaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
14HaitiVisa Free for 90 days
15JamaicaVisa Free for 30 days
16MontserratVisa Free for 180 days
17Puerto Rico eTA for 90 days
18St. Kitts and NevisVisa Free for 90 days
19St. LuciaVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
20St. MaartenVisa Free for 90 days
21St. Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
22Trinidad and TobagoVisa Free for 90 days for every 180 days
23Turks and Caicos IslandsVisa Free for 90 days
24US Virgin IslandseTA for 90 days

Most popular directions for travel from Greece

In spite of a wide range of available destinations, Greece citizens mostly prefer to visit the nearest countries in Europe. In 2021, 2 million Greeks travelled abroad. 

The most popular destinations for outbound tourism from Greece are: 




North Macedonia



United Kingdom 



The highest international travel payments in 2021 were in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, France, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, the United States, Bulgaria, Egypt, Poland, and the Czech Republic. 

USA entry. Greek citizens can enter the USA with eTA or ESTA — an electronic visa. The process of obtaining this visa is called “mail-in”. For application, you need to register with Global Support Service: the entire procedure is described on the U.S. Embassy website.  

UK entry. For travel to the United Kingdom, you do not need a visa, in spite of Brexit. The allowed period of stay is 90 days out of 180.

How to get a Greece Passport

You can get a Greek passport even if you aren’t ethnic Greek. For example, you can get it if you marry a Greek citizen. But there is one more way if you have no wedding plans: you can obtain a passport through a Golden Visa and naturalisation.

About 6 months
Obtain a residence permit by investment
Obtain a residence permit by investment

Make €250,000+ contribution to the country’s economy.

In 5 years
Apply for permanent residence
Apply for permanent residence

You are eligible if you have lived in Greece for five consecutive years and maintain the investment.

In 2 years
Apply for citizenship
Apply for citizenship

You can get citizenship by naturalisation for a 7-year permanent living in Greece. Moreover, you must pass an exam and prove your knowledge of Greek at a B1 level.

Greece Golden Visa Program and its benefits for investors

The Greece residence permit program, or the Golden Visa program, allows you to take a first step on your pathway to citizenship. The main idea of this program is simple: you get an RP in Greece in return for your contribution to the country’s economy.

The minimum investment amount is €250,000, and the decision waiting period is 3 months. Under this residence program, you can buy a property in Greece, rent a hotel or tourist residence, purchase a land plot for construction or agriculture, get a timeshare, inherit or get as a gift real estate, buy securities or open a bank deposit. 

The most popular option is buying real estate: it allows participation with minimal investments, and the property can be sold in 5 years — after obtaining permanent residency. 

Immediately after receiving a residence permit, you get travel freedom in Europe — you can visit all 27 Schengen countries without a visa:

Czech Republic

And one more benefit of the Greece residence permit: if you become a tax resident, you can expect tax optimization.  

Instead of a conclusion

  1. The Greece passport in 2023 allows travelling visa-free in 186 countries.  
  2. You can get a Greek passport through naturalisation, and obtaining a residence permit is the first step toward citizenship.  
  3. Greece residence permit can be acquired by investing €250,000 or more in the country's economy. This program is also called “Golden Visa”. The most popular investment option is purchasing real estate.  
  4. You can get into the Greece Golden Visa program with legal assistance from Immigrant Invest. 

Frequently asked questions

Can you go to the USA with a Greek passport without a visa?

With a Greek passport, you can enter the USA with eTA, an electronic visa obtained online. The maximum duration of stay is 90 days.

Do Greeks need a visa for Turkey?

No, Greek citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Turkey. Travellers are granted a 90-day tourist stay every 6 months.

Do Greeks need a visa for Thailand?

Greek citizens do not require a visa to travel to Thailand.

Can I enter the UK with a Greek passport?

Yes, if you have a Greek passport, you can enter the UK without a visa. You may stay in the country for 90 days every 180 days.

How strong is a Greek Passport?

The Greek passport is at the top of the strongest passports — it allows you to visit 186 countries without a visa. And you can get Greece citizenship through the Golden Visa Program and then naturalisation.

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Visa-free travels for Greece passport holders