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Greece travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Greece with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Greece.
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Greece travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Greece with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
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|Flight time✝||3.5 to 8.5 hours|
|Time difference||UK +2 hours|
|Electricity||C + F plug (230V)|
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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.
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Greece travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Greece from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Greece - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Greece - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Greece - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Greece - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Greece - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Greece - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Greece.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Greece travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Greece with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Greece - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Greece - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Greece - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Greece, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Greece covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Greece with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for Greece - Ministry of Health, Greece
- Coronavirus timeline in Greece - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to Greece - Hellenic Republic Travel Advice
Greece travel features
Do you want to learn more about Greece? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Greece.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Greece including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Greece due to Covid-19?
Greece is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Greece.
Check out Ministry of Health, Greece for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Greece?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Greece. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the flight time to Greece from the UK?
The flight time to Greece from the UK is typically 3.5 to 8.5 hours.
Flights to Greece
What is the time difference between Greece and the UK?
The time difference between Greece and the UK is UK time+2 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Greece?
The main language spoken in Greece is Greek.
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What is the currency in Greece?
Which plugs are used in Greece?
Greece uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Greece?
They drive on the right side of the road in Greece.
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