Greek Flag

Last verified: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19 AM

Greece Travel Advisory

Advertising

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Greece

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Greece. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Greece shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Greece), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Bulgaria (3.9), Turkey (3.8), Albania with 3.7 and Macedonia with 3.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Greece

There are currently 15,595 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Greece. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 344 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Greece.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Greece

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Greece.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Greece from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

Flag of Finland

Iaktta normal försiktighet - Iaktta normal försiktighet. Jordbävningar, skogsbränder och översvämningar kan förekomma. Följ de lokala myndigheternas anvisningar.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/GR

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

Flag of United States

Reconsider travel to Greece due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Greece due to COVID-19. Greece has resumed most transportation options, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/greece-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

Flag of Canada

The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/greece

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

Flag of Australia

A curfew from midnight to 7am is in place for bars and restaurants in some mainland areas and islands. Face masks are mandatory in all indoor retail and public service spaces. Entry requirements are in place due to COVID-19. Check arrival protocols in the Travel section. We advise: Do not travel to Greece.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/greece

Individual rating changes for Greece

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Greece. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 18th 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 3.0 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government increased their existing warning for Greece to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 2.6 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of United States

The United States government increased their existing warning for Greece to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from July 22nd 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 3.0 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Greece to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 3.1 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Denmark

The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Greece to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 2.8 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Canada

The Canadian government issued a new warning for Greece with a rating of 4.0.

Flag of Denmark

The Danish government increased their existing warning for Greece to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 2.5 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Australia

The Australian government increased their existing warning for Greece to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government increased their existing warning for Greece to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 2.2 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government increased their existing warning for Greece to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 1.8 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Australia

The Australian government issued a new warning for Greece with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Greece changed from 1.6 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Denmark

The Danish government increased their existing warning for Greece to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for Greece changed from 0.0 to 1.6. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Denmark

The Danish government issued a new warning for Greece with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Greece changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of United States

The United States government issued a new warning for Greece with a rating of 1.0.

Flag of New Zealand

The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Greece with a rating of 2.0.

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government issued a new warning for Greece with a rating of 1.0.

Flag of Finland

The Finnish government issued a new warning for Greece with a rating of 2.0.

About Greece

Greece with its capital Athens is a country in Europe (Southern Europe), slightly smaller than Alabama (131,940 km²). The country is located Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey. The climate can be described as temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers. The landscape is mostly mountains with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands. With a population of about 10.72 million citizens.

Greek flag

Flag of Greece

Introduction Video

Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Athens
Population about 10.72 million
Size 131.940 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Alabama
Common languages Modern Greek, English, French
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +30
Internet Top Level Domain .gr
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GR
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GRC
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 300

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Greece is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • Santorini (367 m) has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; although there have been very
  • severe earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Greece. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. food
  3. metal products
  4. mining
  5. petroleum
  6. textiles
  7. tobacco processing
  8. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. beef
  3. corn
  4. dairy products
  5. olives
  6. potatoes
  7. sugar beets
  8. tobacco
  9. tomatoes
  10. wheat

Greek Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Greece.

Export products

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. food
  4. manufactured goods
  5. petroleum products
  6. textiles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. fuels
  3. machinery
  4. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Greece?

Greece is currently rated at 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Greece.

Is it safe to travel Greece in 2020?

Visiting the country Greece is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Greece?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Greece.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Greece?

There are currently 15,595 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Greece. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 344 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Greece.

What is the size of Greece?

Greece has a size of 131,940 km² or 50,942 mi² which is slightly smaller than Alabama.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.