Greece Visa Guidelines

Updated: 27th September 2023

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least three months from your planned date of departure from Greece.

Visa Requirements

UK, AUS, NZ, USA and CAN passport holders do not require a visa at present to enter Greece for touristic purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

For passport holders of other nationalities not included here, please check Project Visa for more information.

Greece Visa Information for

South African Residents

Greece is part of the borderless region known as the Schengen Area and South African passport holders require a Schengen visa in order to enter Greece. A passport valid for at least three months from your departure is required and a visa will only be issued if blank pages are available.

Requirements for the procurement of a visa are subject to change but current application requirements include round-trip travel itinerary specifying entry and exit dates from the Schengen state and proof of funds to support yourself during your stay. Ask your bank for this - it should include your name too. R600 per person per day is required with a minimum of R3,600.

You’ll need to contact the consulate general in Johannesburg directly for inquiries and questions regarding visa regulations and passport requirements.

Greek Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa
Fortune Kunene House
261 Oxford Road, Illovo
P.O. Box 2405, Houghton 2041
2196 Johannesburg
South Africa

Tel: (+27) 11 214 2300

Email:[email protected]


See Also

To help you plan your trip to Greece, check out our handy Travel Guide resources:

Best Places to Visit - ancient monuments and stunning islands in Greece
Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons in Greece
Top Travel Tips - information about money, food and vaccinations

Greece Trip Styles