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jnilas

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My travel agent here in Australia said that when I travel to Greece my passport must have at least 6 months left before expiry.

This differs from country to country.

Does anyone know if this is a Greek government requirement?

Thanks
 

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jnilas

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MMH2009

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My travel agent here in Australia said that when I travel to Greece my passport must have at least 6 months left before expiry.

This differs from country to country.

Does anyone know if this is a Greek government requirement?

Thanks
This is correct. I was told the same-thing here in the US prior to my last trip to Greece this past Fall. Have fun !
 

bvelonis

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That is true for most if not all countries I believe.
 

Jerry s

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k_tsoukalas

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I think it is an EU thing as a whole - I was told this not only for Greece, but for a trip to Germany I took a few years ago.
 

jnilas

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Jerry s

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And what is the reason exactly?
Why do passports need a buffer for travel? This is mostly due to visa precautions – ensuring that you have valid documents at the point of departure. Governments tend to err on the side of caution, factoring in any unforeseen circumstances that may extend your stay.
This is why some countries are more conservative than others when it comes to buffer times. Most European and Asian countries require six months’ passport validity from your departure date.

There are a few countries that only require 3 months but most need 6.

I don't see any problem there in Australia we get 10 year passports so it is only once every 10 years that I need to renew it .


 

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