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Commission Approves Visa Validation at E. Aegean Island Ports

A visa facilitation pilot program that allows non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit select Greek islands has been extended by one year.

Greece to Request Commission Re-examine Pilot Visa Plan Decision

Greece will request that the European Commission re-examine its decision to prohibit visa clearance at Eastern Aegean island ports through a pilot program.

EU Decides Against Visa Validation at E. Aegean Island Ports

Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos has informed that the European Commission will not approve of visa validation at Eastern Aegean island ports.

Greek Visas to Russian Travelers on the Rise

There may have initially been some glitches to the visa process for Russian travelers to Greece, but the procedure is now as prompt as ever with the number issued between January and July 2016 up by 11 percent compared to last year.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Collaboration with Russia

Boosting tourism flows between Russia and Greece as well working together on actions that will strengthen the ongoing collaboration in tourism between the two countries, including the issue of three- and five-year visas, was on the agenda of talks recently between Alternate...

Boosted Greek Consular Services Meet Russian Visa Demand

Greek consular services in Moscow are meeting the increased demand for visas by Russian nationals wishing to travel to Greece, Alternate Foreign Minister Nikos Xydakis said on Tuesday, adding that the goal is to further increase tourist flows from Russia.

Russian Tour Operators Urge Early Bookings for Fear of Visa Delays

The tedious visa regime and seemingly short-staffed consulate offices in Russia are negatively affecting Russian bookings to Greece with local tour operators requesting travelers book two weeks in advance.

Visa Process Red Tape Turns Russian Tourists Away

Russian tourists might not be traveling to Turkey this year due to the escalating military conflict between the two countries, but they are not opting to visit Greece either, Greek tourism sector insiders are saying, citing the tedious and time-consuming visa procedure as the reason.

New Visa Regime May Push Russian Tourists Away

A new visa regime comes on top of an “unfriendly” exchange rate to push all the more Russian tourists away from Greece.