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    Greece Travel Insurance

    Travel Insurance for Greece: A picturesque destination for a dream vacation, Greece offers an ideal setting that is marked by the grandeur of historic structures and serenity of nature. Pristine beaches, ancient structures with stunning architecture, quaint villages, white buildings with blue domes shimmering under the sun and beautiful sunsets beyond cliff tops, Greece gives countless picture-perfect moments for travelers.

    As you set out to admire the magnificence of this land, remember to secure your trip with GreeceTravel Insurance policy. International travelers are always advised to buy travel plans that help in safeguarding their finances during any medical or non-medical exigency. You can never predict situations like trip delays, misplaced baggage or even an illness. It is, therefore, wise to be prepared for them and take suitable measures to financially protect yourself.

    Is Travel Insurance for Greece Mandatory?

    Greece is one of the 26 European countries that are a part of the Schengen Countries. International travelers are allowed to freely move through these countries without any separate passport or other type of border control. However, you will require a Schengen Visa for your stay in Greece. In order to avail this visa, a travel insurance plan is mandatory for travelers planning to visit Greece. Moreover, Indian citizens should opt for Greece travel insurance which should provide a minimum coverage amount of around INR 24 Lakh.

    Quick Facts about Greece



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    Modes of transportation

    Greek Ferries, Cars, KTEL Buses, Taxis, Trains

    Time difference

    3 Hours and 30 Minutes Behind IST

    International Airports

    There are 15 Internationals Airports in Greece including the Athens International Airport and the Thessaloniki International Airport

    What is covered in Travel Insurance for Greece?

    Here we have listed all the major benefits covered in Greece travel insurance policy:

    • Emergency hospitalization: In case you find yourselves in a medical emergency that requires hospitalization, the travel insurance plan for Greece will provide you complete cover encompassing IPD and OPD expenses.
    • COVID-19 Coverage: Our travel insurance plans also cover hospitalization in a foreign country due to coronavirus.
    • Personal Accident: We will compensate up to 100% of the sum insured in the event of the death. Permanent Total Disability is also covered up to 100% depends on the injury.
    • Pre-existing diseases: Under Greece Travel Insurance Plan treatment for pre-existing diseases is also covered in case of life-threatening condition.
    • Treatment in home country: In case you require further treatment in your home country, there is coverage for expenses for up to 30 days or up to the policy end date, whichever is earlier.
    • Medical Evacuation: Get cover during an emergency when there is a need for medical evacuation to the home country.
    • Common Carrier Accidental Death: A lump sum amount as compensation will be paid if the insured person loses his/her life while traveling in a common carrier/ public transport.
    • Trip delay, cancellation, or interruption: You will get compensation for the trip delayed, cancellation, or interruption up to the sum insured and subject to policy terms and conditions.
    • Loss of passport and checked-in baggage: Get coverage for loss of checked-in baggage or delay of checked-in baggage. In case of loss of passport, the plan offers a fixed amount to obtain its new or duplicate copy.
    • Up-gradation to Business Class: For a comfortable journey, if you require an up-gradation to business class, you will receive coverage under the Greece travel insurance policy.


    Under international travel insurance, you are also eligible for personal liability cover and coverage for the return of the minor child.

    What is Not Covered in Greece Travel Insurance Plan?

    Greece travel insurance will not offer expense cover in the following instances:

    • Medical treatment has taken outside the Country of Residence if that is the sole reason or one of the reasons for the journey
    • Any Treatment, which could reasonably be delay until the insured person's return to the country of residence
    • Any dental treatment or surgery unless necessitated due to an injury.
    • Circumcision unless necessary for the treatment of an illness or as may be necessitated due to an accident.
    • Treatment of any Congenital Anomaly or illness or defects or anomalies or treatment relating to birth defects
    • Hormone replacement therapy.
    • Weight management services and treatment, vitamins, and tonics related to weight control programs, services, and supplies, including treatment of obesity (including morbid obesity)

    Note: Plan features, benefits, coverage, and underwriting of claims are subject to policy terms and conditions. Please refer to the brochure, sales prospectus, and policy documents carefully.

    Eligibility for Greece Travel Insurance?

    Check the below eligibility criteria according to the plans:

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    Eligibility Criteria 

    Explore - International Travel Insurance

    The minimum entry age is one day.
    The entry age of a proposer is a minimum of 18 years or above.
    The maximum entry age for an adult is as specified in the plan.

    Student Explore – Student Travel Insurance

    The minimum entry age is 12 years. 
    The maximum entry age is 40 years.

    Please refer to the prospectus for more details on eligibility. 

    Insurance Premium

    The insurance premium for an overseas travel insurance plan for Greece is calculated on the basis of various factors such as traveler’s age, trip duration, destination country and type of coverage selected.

    Types of Greece Visas

    International tourists must avail a short-stay type ‘C’ Schengen visa to visit Greece. Based on the purpose of the visit, they can avail the following types of visas:

    Short term stay visa if you are planning to stay in the country not more than 90 days:

    • Tourist or visitor visa: People traveling to Greece for the purpose of tourism, sight-seeing, recreation, meeting family or friends, etc. can avail a single-entry visa that has a validity of 60 days.
    • Business visa: People traveling to Greece for business purposes like meetings, conferences, etc. on a temporary basis must avail this visa.
    • Visa for medical purposes: Those visiting Greece for medical treatment must avail this visa. Supporting documents like medical reports are required for visa application.
    • Visa for Study, Training, Research or Internship: Those traveling to Greece for pursuing study, training, research or internship can avail this visa on the basis of supporting documents like enrolment certificate, certificate of completion or courses attended.
    • Airport Transit Visa: To transit through Greece, travelers require a valid passport, a round-trip or onward ticket and a valid visa for the next destination.

    There are other short term visas that are applicable for Members of Official Delegation, SeaFarers, Under-age children as well as Film Crew and those traveling for cultural, sports or religious purposes.

    A long term stay visa is required for those planning to stay in the country for more than 3 months. With a National ‘D’ visa, travelers can enter the country to apply for a residence permit. With the validity of one year, this visa can be issued under categories like work, studies, etc.

    Visa Procedure for Greece

    Indian citizens can apply for a Greece visa online and schedule their appointment with the nearest Visa Application Centre (VAC).

    Step 1: Based on the purpose of visit, duly fill the visa application form with relevant details

    Step 2: Visit the VAC and submit all the supporting documents

    Step 3: Submit the visa fee, as applicable

    It takes around 15 working days, can be extended up to 30 calendar days, for processing the visa application.

    Essential documents needed for visa application:

    • Duly signed visa application form
    • Recent passport-sized photographs
    • Passport with validity of a minimum of 3 months and a minimum two blank pages
    • Copy of the passport ID page
    • Medical insurance with specified minimum coverage
    • Flight ticket for return or round trip
    • Proof of accommodation
    • Recent bank statement

    Greece Travel Guide

    Greece has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with dry summers and mild winters, making it favorable for travelers to visit the country any time of the year. However, the best time to plan your trip to Greece is during April and June or September to October.

    Getting around Greece is easier with the reliable Athens train system and buses. The average fare both is around 20 EUR. In the towns where these public transport modes may not be available, you can conveniently opt for a scooter, moped or ATV rentals. For traveling to the various islands within Greece, ferries and boats are available that make your journey comfortable and enjoyable.

    Accommodation costs in Greece may vary anywhere between 10 EUR to 40 EUR, depending on the place you are traveling to and the type of accommodation. Greece is also known for its cuisine especially the seafood and the Mediterranean diet. You will need to spend a minimum of 30 EUR for a lavish dinner.

    Places to Visit in Greece

    Located in Southeast Europe, Greece is officially called the Hellenic Republic. It comprises of various islands and is listed among those countries in the world that have the longest coastline. Greece is known for its amazing cuisine, art, and literature. A visit to this country will remind you of the legendary stories you may have heard about Greece as you will also discover relics of the bygone era and a multi-faceted culture that has evolved over the centuries.

    • Acropolis of Athens: Discover the history of Greece by taking a trip to this ancient citadel. Also known for the presence of a magnificent temple - Parthenon - dedicated to Greek Goddess Athena.
    • Meteora: Famous for its monasteries nestled on mountains, this place is mentioned in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You are also likely to find historic caves that prove the existence of early human civilization.
    • Corfu Island: Visit Corfu Island to explore the expansive beaches, fishing villages and centuries-old structures including Churches and Venetian houses.
    • Santorini City: One of the vibrant cities of Greece, this volcanic island is known for admirable sunsets, quaint villages on clifftop and churches.
    • Mount Olympus: Go hiking or simply admire the beauty of Mount Olympus – the highest mountain in the country which is believed to be the home of the Greek gods.

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