connect with us
Greece's latest tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Visa Facilitation For Turkish Travelers Requested By Eastern Macedonia–Thrace Region, Greece

Nestos River, Region of Eastern Macedonia–Thrace. Photo © Panos Karas / Shutterstock

Nestos River, Region of Eastern Macedonia–Thrace. Photo © Panos Karas / Shutterstock

The regional governor of Eastern Macedonia–Thrace, Georgios Pavlidis, has requested from the Greek ministries of Foreign Affairs, Public Order and Tourism to consider the establishment of a visa facilitation scheme for Turkish citizens who are interested in visiting the region.

turkey visaAccording to an announcement, Mr. Pavlidis has suggested the establishment of a 72-hour visa scheme to attract Turkish citizens to the Eastern Macedonia–Thrace region.

The regional governor believes that a visa facilitation scheme would bring huge benefits to the region as it could attract millions of Turks, in search of weekend getaways and beach excursions, that live in a driving distance of only 3-4 hours from the border.

He added that his proposal could solve the current problems that occur when issuing regular visas, which discourage Turkish visitors from visiting Greece.

Such a measure requires approval by the competent authorities of the Schengen Agreement and Mr. Pavlidis said that if his proposal is accepted, he is prepared to develop appropriate places to serve as visa centers in the Eastern Macedonia–Thrace region.

Follow GTP Headlines on Google News to keep up to date with all the latest on tourism and travel in Greece.
About the Author
This is the team byline for GTP. The copyrights for these articles are owned by GTP. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner.

Add your comment