How long does it take to clear customs in Greece?

Expect 15-20 minutes max unless you’re unlucky. However since you fly with the luggage, this might take a while, and you can take overall up to 40 minutes before you leave the customs. They don’t really hurry there.

Do you have to go through Customs in Greece?

No. You have to go through Schengen Immigration at your first port in the Schengen area (in this case Athens). If the travel is on one ticket, the luggage will be checked through to Santorini, and will go through Customs there. Immigration (Passport Control) is the process that takes time.

How long does it take to transfer at Athens Airport?

Athens Airport is an “all under the same roof” airport. 1 terminal and all flights commencing from the same spot. Minimum transfer time we advise is two hours. That means avoiding to book a flight with a take off less than two hours after landing time.

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Where is Customs in Athens Airport?

Passengers, eligible for VAT refund, need to proceed to the Customs office which is located opposite Check-in Counter Nr. 61 (public access), prior to Check-in, in order for the Tax Refund form to be stamped by Customs.

How much time do you need to connect in Athens?

You do not need much time to connect. An hour at the most as long if your flight is on time. personally I would even book with 45 minutes.

What are some customs in Greece?

Here are some of the superstitions and traditions of the beautiful country of Greece that only Greeks can understand.

  • Name Days. …
  • First Day of the Month. …
  • Evil Eye (Mati) …
  • Spitting. …
  • Name Giving. …
  • Saints’ Day Celebrations. …
  • Plate Smashing. …
  • The Christmas Boat.

How much cash can I bring into Greece?

There are no limits to how much cash you can bring into Greece, but if it’s €10,000 or more (or the equivalent in a foreign currency), you’re required to declare it at customs.

How long does it take to clear customs in Athens?

Expect 15-20 minutes max unless you’re unlucky. However since you fly with the luggage, this might take a while, and you can take overall up to 40 minutes before you leave the customs. They don’t really hurry there.

Can you transit through Athens Airport?

Transit passengers, including those from restricted origins, transferring in Athens from international to international flight, are not required to be tested against Covid-19, nor to display a negative molecular test result (PCR) or vaccination certificate upon arrival in Athens.

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Are Olympic and Aegean Airlines the same?

The airline uses the IATA code OA that it inherited from Olympic Airlines, and the ICAO code OAL. … However, the sale to Aegean Airlines was approved by the EU Competition Commission on 10 October 2013, and the airline is now a subsidiary of Aegean Airlines.

Is Passport control the same as customs?

“Immigration” is about the people traveling from one country to another. It’s sometimes called “passport control” or “border control” depending on the airport. “Customs” is about the stuff those people are carrying with them.

How much alcohol can I bring to Greece?

800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco. 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine). 110L of beer. 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22% or 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

What are you required to declare at customs?

You must declare all items you purchased and are carrying with you upon return to the United States, including gifts for other people as well as items you bought for yourself. This includes duty-free items purchased in foreign countries, as well as any merchandise you intend to sell or use in your business.

Who can enter Greece coronavirus?

Since May 14, Greece has opened its borders for persons all over the world wishing to visit the country during the summer season in a bid to help the country’s travel and tourism sector recover from the loss suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Do I need transit visa for Athens?

27. Re: Do I need a transit visa in Athens Airport? No. But you will need your passport and boarding pass to get to the gate for your connecting flight.

Is Athens airport big?

Athens International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Greece. By the end of 2020, it was the 19th busiest airport in Europe.