The Global Visa Center World (GVCW) on Thursday announced that Indian citizens and residents of India can now enter Greece. However, they need to follow the Covid-19 testing protocol as a precautionary measure against the pandemic.
It is worth mentioning here that Indians who wish to travel to Greece can also submit their visa applications as per the standard procedures outlined on the official website of Global Visa Center World (GVCW)
According to the latest regulations, limited categories of visitors are now allowed to enter Greece, including:
- Citizens of the EU & Schengen Area countries.
- Residents of a limited number of third countries, including residents of India.
“You can now apply for a short-stay visa (C- Visa category) at GVCW application centres in New Delhi and Mumbai on Mondays and Wednesdays,” said DuDigital Global and GVCW, which jointly operate the Visa Application centres in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
- New Delhi Visa Application Centre: Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Concourse Level Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place
- Mumbai Visa Application Centre: 4th Floor, Urmi Axis Building, Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi (West)
Guidelines For Travel To Greece From India
As per the latest guidelines announced by the Greece authorities, all travelers arriving into the country must complete their Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before entering this European nation, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece.
In case of multiple stays? the travelers are required to provide the address for the first 24 hours at least. One PLF should be submitted per family.
- Travelers will receive the PLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the email).
- The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.gr. It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior their arrival in Greece.
- Tourists must fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arriving in Greece.
- Prior to departure, all travelers must ensure that they carry an acceptable form of certification of their health condition.
Documents Requited For Travel To Greece
- A negative PCR molecular test result from a laboratory; the test must be taken up to 72 hours before entry.
- A negative antigen (rapid) test result from a laboratory; the test must be taken up to 48 hours before entry.
- A vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority.
- A certificate of recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory. The certificate is issued 30 days after the day of the first positive COVID-19 test and is valid for 180 days after it.
- Proof that the traveler was tested positive with COVID-19 in the past 30 to 180 days. This can be proved either by presenting a positive PCR molecular or an antigen test result performed by an authorized laboratory or a medical certificate confirming that the holder was tested positive with SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.