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Travel Insurance Greece

Travel insurance Greece can be purchased online from our website. It covers perils such as loss of luggage, delay in flights from India to Greece, flight cancellation, passport loss, Sickness on your Trips etc.

Greece is one of the 26 Schengen countries which require travel insurance mandatorily before applying for a Schengen Visa to travel to those countries. Greece being a part of the Schengen countries list requires a mandatory travel insurance policy from India and the travel insurance policy should be submitted at the time of applying for a Visa. The minimum requirement of travel insurance for Greece from India is €50,000 without which the visa would not be processed.

Travel insurance policy for Greece from India can be purchased online from Tata AIG Online Travel Insurance with very cheap premiums and higher covers available from the list of options, to understand how travel insurance premium is calculated check our travel insurance premium calculator . Travel insurance is made mandatory by Greece for every person entering the country without which the Greece visa would not be approved by the Embassy.

There might be many uncertainties while travelling to a foreign country such as Loss of baggage or hospitalization due to Sickness or accident which might require you to shell out money from your pocket if you don’t have valid travel insurance while travelling to Greece from India.

Travel insurance for Greece should be taken if you are visiting for pleasure, business as well as educational purposes.

Major benefits of buying a travel insurance Greece plan:

  • Emergency travel assistance to the insured in case of an emergency
  • Hijack cover if the passengers are in the hijacked plane for more than a certain period of time
  • Loss or delay of complete checked-in luggage
  • Personal liability cover
  • Hospitalization cover for illness and sickness
  • Coverage for medical expenses arising from the diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19 during your journey
  • Convenient and swift purchase of the Tata AIG travel insurance Greece plans
  • Affordable travel insurance for Greece from India, starting at just ₹40.82 per day
  • Automatic extension of your travel insurance for Greece plan for upto 60 days or date of discharge whichever is lesser in the event of hospitalisation close to the expiry date of the plan
  • Automatic 7-day extension of your travel insurance policy for Greece following a cancellation or delay of your flight home

Travel Insurance from India for Greece

Are you planning to visit Greece for education or pleasure purposes? Then you must have an International Travel insurance policy for Greece to cover yourself from unforeseen circumstances such as loss of baggage or hospitalization in Greece during your travel.

Travel insurance policy for Greece from India can be purchased online from Tata AIG Online Travel Insurance with very cheap premiums and higher covers available from the list of options. Greece travel insurance is compulsory for anyone travelling to Greece from India.

To prevent yourself from being stuck in a financial crunch as a result of hospitalization it is critical to have travel insurance for Greece. In addition to the hospitalization, Greece travel insurance policy covers flight delay, hotel cancellations, flight cancellations, loss of completely checked-in baggage etc.

Tata AIG general insurance company has designed comprehensive travel insurance plans for Greece from India to cover various unforeseen circumstances while travelling to Greece from India. If you are travelling to Greece, it is of utmost importance to take a travel insurance Greece policy before starting your travel to Greece from India.

Why do you Need for travel insurance from India for Greece

There is a great need for travel insurance to be taken at the time of travelling to any foreign country due to the high healthcare costs in foreign countries. For instance, the healthcare costs in Greece are high when compared to India and you do not wish to break your savings to spend on your health care in emergency situations. Having travel insurance for Greece is the best option to prevent digging into your savings at the time of an emergency.

Travelling to a foreign country without any financial support would lead to jeopardy in case of unforeseen circumstances. These circumstances can be overcome by having a proper travel insurance policy. The food in Greece might be different to what we have in India and some people might fall sick due to the consumption of that food to which they are allergic. In this situation, your Tata AIG travel insurance policy will pay the hospitalization costs and you can preserve your savings.

The need for travel insurance from India for Greece may also arise at the time of loss of checked-in baggage or flight cancellation or flight delay which needs to be corrected by purchasing new baggage items or flight tickets. Having a travel insurance policy can cover these costs on your behalf.

Here are some of the benefits offered by the Tata AIG Greece travel insurance

There are many benefits of Greece travel insurance such as Flight delay cover, Hospitalization cover, Personal accident cover etc. Below are the benefits offered by Tata AIG for Greece travel insurance from India:

i. Medical Cover: Tata AIG travel insurance for Greece plan covers the cost of medical expenses incurred in Greece during your travel to Greece from India or travel in Greece. The travel insurance also covers the medical expenses as a result of Covid-19 which is one of the biggest advantages and much-required cover during these times.

The travel health insurance Greece plan covers the Covid-19 hospitalization expenses when the insured customer is outside India and the treatment is to be carried out in Greece. Tata AIG Online travel insurance takes care of emergency medical treatment including medical evacuation and the repatriation of the insured’s remains.

ii.Flight Delay: While travelling abroad, your flight can be delayed by more than 12 hours for a number of reasons. During this time, if you have to check into a hotel or some accommodation for the night, your Tata AIG travel insurance plan will cover the expenses.

iii.Bounced Booking: Despite booking your flight or hotel well in advance, you may not be able to get a flight or an accommodation due to overbooking. To make this situation less stressful for you, our travel insurance plan will reimburse the costs of the pre-booked arrangements.

iv. Trip Curtailment : A sudden illness or emergency can compel you to curtail your trip or cancel the entire booking. This can mean a financial loss when it comes to the pre-booked hotels and flights. But our travel insurance plan will cover you for these unused or non-refundable bookings.

v.Passport Loss: A lost passport can lead to a number of problems and getting a new one is not an easy job. However, your Tata AIG travel insurance policy will help you cover the expenses when you are getting a new passport made. This will ensure that you do not have to spend the rest of your trip worrying about a new passport!

vi.Missed Departure: Connecting flights are common for many international trips from India. But a delay with the first flight due to any reason can cause you to miss the other one, in which case, you will have lost the time and the booking. But our Tata AIG travel insurance will help you cover the loss due to missed connection/departure.

vii.Emergency Dental treatment: Travel insurance from India for Greece from Tata AIG travel insurance covers the emergency dental treatment during the stay in Greece. The dental treatment coverage is only available for emergency situations such as loss of teeth or injuries to the mouth due to an accident etc.

viii.Travel Assistance: Tata AIG travel insurance policy provides emergency travel assistance to the customers in certain situations such as loss of baggage or loss of passport by providing assistance to apply for a new passport.

Loss of baggage or passport in a foreign country can be scary as these are the major things required at the time of travel in a foreign country like Greece.

ix.Baggage Loss : If your bag is lost, stolen or delayed Tata AIG travel insurance from India for Greece will cover the cost of purchasing necessary personal items or reimburse the cost of your lost luggage.

x.Other Benefits:

  • Personal liability arises in case of accident or damage to the third party property due to an accident in which you have to pay for the damages from your pocket.
  • Tata AIG travel insurance policy will save you from your personal liability in the above-explained scenarios by taking care of the cost of medical expenses or repairs on behalf of the insured.
  • Travel insurance for Greece from India plans start at Rs.40.80 per day.
  • Premium payment in travel insurance for Greece is done in Indian Rupees whereas the Claims are settled in American Dollars.

Greece Visa and Entry Requirement

Visa information for Greece

There are different types of Visas for different requirements depending on the purpose of your travel to Greece. The visa type depends on the purpose of visits, such as work, study, tourism, etc. Based on your requirement you have to apply for a different Greece Schengen Visa. It is important to apply for a Greece Schengen Visa since Greece has been a member of the European Union since 2000, thereby becoming the member state of the Schengen Area.

a) Greece Tourist/ Visitor Visa :

⮚ Invitation letter from friends or family members with their address and phone number- if applicable
⮚ Declaration form if travelling without any invitation from friends or family
⮚ Bank statement of the last 6 months
⮚ Passport copies
⮚ Travel insurance for Greece visa

b) Greece Visa for Business Purpose :

⮚ Invitation letter from Greek company stating that you will be visiting the country for business purposes
⮚ A certificate from your employer stating/ allowing the business travel
⮚ Business bank statement for the last 6 months
⮚ Memorandum and Article of Association in original certified copy (registered with joint-stock companies) Trade License (first issued and present renewal), Proprietorship/Partnership documents
⮚ Either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses during the stay of the applicant
⮚ Valid travel insurance for Greece to be provided either by the employer or the partner company

c) Greece Visa for Medical purpose :

⮚ A local medical report stating the condition of the applicant
⮚ Medical attestation from the treating doctor or hospital in Greece, confirming the date of your appointment as well as your medical situation
⮚ Payment receipt of medical fees
⮚ Valid travel insurance for Greece from India

d) Greece visa for Cultural, Sports, Film Crew & Religious purposes :

⮚ An invitation letter from the above-mentioned authorities stating the nature of events or activities- the purpose of visit, expense coverage etc
⮚ Duration of stay
⮚ Travel itinerary
⮚ Travel insurance Greece policy

e) Greece Visa for Study, Training or Research :

⮚ An enrolment certificate from the college or research institute allowing attendance of courses
⮚ Financial sustenance proof
⮚ Student travel health insurance Greece

f) Greece visa for Spouse of Greek Citizen : ⮚ Proof of Greek citizenship
⮚ Marriage certificate
⮚ Greek family record book
⮚ Travel insurance for Greece from India

Process of application for a Greece Visa:

Step 1- Decide on the Visa type: The first step is to decide which type of Greece Schengen visa is required, depending on the purpose of visit, length of trip etc. The standard Schengen visa for trips lasting less than 90 days is a short-stay visa, with longer stays required for a Work, Study or family reunion visa.

Step 2- Fill the application form: The next step in the Greece Schengen visa is to fill the application form online from the Greece government website and pay a fee of €80 for adults and €40 for minors and proceed to slot booking for visa interview. You must apply for your visa no less than 6 months and no fewer than 15 days before your trip.

Step 3- Book the slot & attend interview: After the application form is filled the applicant should book the slot for visa interview on any of the available dates shown and attend the visa interview with all the necessary documents. One of the necessary documents required is Travel insurance for a Greece visa which should be produced at the time of the visa interview.

Step 4 – Track the status: The status of your visa application can be tracked online here on the website of the Greece government. Communication will be sent to the applicant once the visa is approved by the Embassy.

Documents Required By Indian Nationals applying For a Greece Visa

Indian citizens travelling to Greece from India need to submit the below requirements before applying for a Greece visa:

⮚ A printout of the Greece Visa application form with signature
⮚ Two recent passport size photographs as per the Schengen Visa photograph requirements
⮚ A minimum coverage of at least 30k EUR or $50k travel insurance for Greece. Travel insurance for Greece visa as mentioned above from Tata AIG travel insurance
⮚ Visa depending on the type of requirement – Work, Visit, Study etc
⮚ Indian passport valid for at least three months from the intended date of entry into Greece
⮚ Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of stay in Greece
⮚ Adherence to the local laws and European Union transit rules
⮚ Proof of your accommodation in Greece; if there are more than 1 accommodations then the accommodation in the first 24 hours should be mentioned
⮚ Proof of payment of visa fees

Your Schengen Visa Fee is based on the visa type you apply for and the planned duration of your stay in Greece. A Short-stay Schengen Visa costs €80 for Indian nationals over the age of 18 years and €40 for Indian nationals between 6 and 12 years of age. There is no visa fee for Indian children below the age of 6 years.

Entry Information for Indian Citizens Travelling to Greece

All Indian nationals travelling to Greece must adhere to certain conditions and should possess the below-required documents before entering the country:

  1. A valid Indian passport with at least 3 months time before the expiry date on the passport
  2. A valid Schengen Visa;
  3. Proof of your accommodation in Greece with the complete address;
  4. Two passport-sized photographs as per the requirements;
  5. Proof of sufficient funds for your stay in Greece;
  6. A valid travel health insurance Greece with a medical cover of €30,000 or more, comprising a cover for medical evacuation and repatriation;
  7. Return ticket from Greece;
  8. Adherence to the latest European Union transit rules.

Covid-19 guidelines: As of July 2021, Indian nationals who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have been allowed to travel to Greece at least seven days after their second dose of said vaccine. The traveller must carry a vaccination certificate. Indian travellers with a 'Talent Passport' as well as students and researchers can enter Greece with the negative report of a PCR test conducted not earlier than 72 hours or a Rapid Antigen Test conducted not earlier than 48 hours before their departure from India.

Travel Documents Required While Travelling From India to Greece

There are certain documents that are required to be submitted before travelling from India to Greece which is mentioned below:-

⮚ A valid Indian passport
⮚ Valid Schengen visa
⮚ Travel insurance from India for Greece
⮚ PLF completion confirmation before entering Greece
⮚ Travellers entering Greece should have either a negative PCR certificate from a testing laboratory, for a Covid-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before arrival or a negative rapid antigen certificate taken no longer than 48 hours before arrival.
⮚ Vaccination certificate in case the vaccine is taken by the traveller
⮚ Flight tickets and hotel tickets or proof of stay in Greece
⮚ Travel insurance policy for Greece from India

Greece Travel: Safety and Precautionary Measures to be undertaken

  • Every traveller who arrives in Greece may be asked to undergo random health screening irrespective of their Covid vaccine certification. If you are selected, please keep in mind that the screening is mandatory. Refusing may result in denial of entry into the country.
  • Keep your passport and travel tickets safely all the time during your stay in Greece.
  • Do not engage in a verbal or physical spat with any of the local citizens which may result in your detention under local laws
  • Do not participate in any unlawful activities such as Drugs or Smuggling which results in prison imprisonment according to the local laws.
  • Do not go out in the open without a proper mask to contain the spread of Covid-19.
  • In case of emergency, you can call the emergency line 112 or 166 or directly visit the local hospital or inform the Indian embassy in Greece.
  • Do not overstay your visa validity which may lead to serious troubles.
  • Protect your personal belongings and do not visit isolated places all alone.

Covid-19 specific safety guidelines

  • Take travel insurance policy from Tata AIG which covers the COVID-19 related expenses while travelling in a foreign country. The travel insurance Greece can be purchased online from the Tata AIG online travel insurance with ease by entering the basic details and paying the premium online. The policy will be provided without any medical tests.
  • Try to avoid crowded areas as much as possible as the spread of covid-19 would be higher in those areas.
  • Do not venture out in public areas without a mask
  • In case of fever or any other Covid-19 symptoms please take a test at the local hospital.
  • Practise social distancing and any other local Covid-19 related laws in place.

The Indian Embassy in Greece

The Indian Embassy in Greece is located at the following address in Athens:

Address: The Embassy of India ;3, Kleanthous Str., Athens 10674

Present Ambassador: H.E.Mr. Amrit Lugun

Contact details of the Embassy:

Website: Embassy of India, Athens, Greece

Telephone number: 00 30 210 7216227 & 30 210 7216481

Emergency Consular Services number: 00 30 210 7245129

Fax number: 00 30 210 7211252, 00 30 210 7235458

Mail: amb.athens@mea.gov.in

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

International Airports in Greece

There are several international airports in Greece, some of which have been listed below:

  1. Athens Airport
  2. Heraklion Airport
  3. Thessaloniki Airport
  4. Rhodes Airport
  5. Corfu Airport
  6. Chania Airport
  7. Kos Airport
  8. Santorini Airport
  9. Zante Airport
  10. Mykonos Airport

Currency and Foreign Exchange

Greece is one of the European countries which has the Euro (€) as the official currency. It is important to have enough cash in the form of (€) before entering the country. The conversion of Indian Rupees (₹) to Greek (€) can be done at any of the banks or money counters.

The rate of a Euro to Rupees changes on a daily basis. make sure you verify the prevailing Exchange Rate before converting your Indian currency to Euro. Also, be careful about the money conversion centres. Better to carry a debit/credit/forex card than carrying a lot of cash around.

Greece Tourist Places

Greece is the city of an ancient civilization where there were many war heroes and there are hundreds of stories about their valour. But now there remain only the memories of the past in the form of ancient cities like Athens and Rhodes which are the must-visit places in Greece. There are many places which are known for their beauty such as mountains, beaches, hills etc.

Athens:

Athens is the capital of Greece and is also the oldest inhabited and largest city in the world. The city traces back to the 5th century and is one of the oldest inhabited places with people living for more than 7 centuries. The city has many landmarks such as the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the Parthenon temple which is one of the most visited places in Athens. Acropolis museum of Athens has many national sculptures, jewellery dating back to the Greek civilization. The city has good food and music which attracts tourists from all over the World.

Santorini:

Santorini is one of the many islands in the Aegean Sea which is the most famous place to visit in Greece which is about 200km from the capital city Athens. The city was known as Thira or Thera during the Greek period and traces back to the Bronze age. The city has many dome-shaped houses which are painted a beautiful blue.

Since the city is in close proximity to Sea, it is famous for its views and soothing atmosphere. It is believed that thousands of years ago there was a volcanic eruption that caused the Strongili to sink leaving the crater. Santorini is famous for its crisp dry, desert wines known as Visanto. The wines are made from the locally available grape variety, assyrtiko.

Zakynthos:

Zakynthos is one of the well-known islands in Greece which is used as a Summer resort by many tourists. The city is located in the centre of the Ionian Sea is a centre of attraction with hilltop villages and other natural landscapes. Zakynthos also known as the flower of the East is believed to be inhabited since 1500BC and is still the oldest inhabited city in the World. The city has many beaches such as Laganas Zanga, Greakas beach, Vasilikos beach and Spiantza beach. The beaches are the breeding hubs for Caretta sea turtles which are on the list of most endangered species.

Delphi:

Delphi is one of the ancient cities in Greece. It is the place of the important Greek temple Apollo. Delphi has been recognised as an archaeology site by the UNESCO and steps are being taken by the Greece government to protect the national heritage monument. Ancient Greeks considered the Delphi city as the centre of the World. There is a new city which is constructed adjacent to the old city with the same name and the site is a major tourist attraction in Greece.

Best Time to Visit Greece

The best time to visit Greece is during spring (April to early –June) and autumn (September-October). A visit to Greece during this period guarantees mild weather which can be enjoyed and fewer crowds during these seasons. This season the crowd would be less thereby providing you with the space to enjoy the length and breadth of the country without much restriction on your budget.

Visiting Greece during these seasons also saves you a bit of money as the demand for hotels and other places would be less during these seasons. Most of the tourists descend on the small island from May to September to enjoy the full nature of Greece. You can compare travel insurance plans to pick the one that suits you the most, in terms of coverage amount & premium.

The planning to visit Greece should be done well in advance so that there wouldn’t be any last-minute surprises which may ruin your trip to Greece. To cover any unforeseen circumstances it is advisable to take Tata AIG online travel insurance policy for your travel insurance for Greece from India. The best travel insurance plans to Greece from India can be found on the portal Tata AIG Travel insurance.

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Frequently Asked Question

⮚ Is medical check-up mandatory for a travel insurance Greece plan?

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A medical check-up is not mandatory for taking travel insurance from Tata AIG Online travel insurance. If you suffer from any pre-existing diseases, you need to declare them while buying the policy

⮚ Is it mandatory to buy travel insurance for Greece from India?

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Yes, it is mandatory to buy travel insurance while travelling to Greece from India as the travel insurance for Greece from India is the mandatory requirement before applying for a Greece Schengen visa. Without a valid travel insurance policy, you would not get a visa to travel to Greece. For the best travel insurance in India please visit the online portal https://www.Tataaig.com/travel-insurance, and get travel insurance quotes as per your requirements.

⮚ How much should I pay for a Greece travel insurance plan?

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The premium to be paid for travel insurance from India to Greece depends on various factors such as Age of the applicant, Coverage required, Duration of stay and other factors. The travel insurance premium for Greece can be calculated online using the Tata AIG Online travel insurance calculator.

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