Travel Insurance for Greece, Greek visa travel insurance

Procedure to get the Visa letter for Greece(Schengen Visa) consulate

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Greek Visa Requirements
  • A medical maximum of at least 30,000 Euro (the equivalent being about $50,000 USD) with coverage for accidents, sudden illness for the entire length of stay.
  • A repatriation benefit.
  • An emergency medical evacuation benefit.
  • The insurance provider must have an office in Europe.

Travel to Greece

Greece is one of the more affordable holiday destinations in Europe. The country has plenty to offer like Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and Naxos. July and August are the peak tourist seasons which are both very crowded and expensive. Traveling during April to June, or from September to November will make your holiday budget much more affordable. If you are traveling in a group, renting a villa in an island with a pool and staff is quite often more reasonable than renting individual hotel rooms.Buying travel medical insurance for Greece or any other Schengen countries on a website called Americanvistorinsurance.com is ironic, however while we have travel insurance for visiting USA, we also have insurance plans offered by US insurers that insures travelers in Europe and satisfies Schengen visa requirements.

Travel medical insurance for vacationing in Greece

Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and attracts over 30 million tourists annually. This is no surprise given that Greece has 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with having a long coastline filled with islands and beaches. To top all of this, Greece is one of the most affordable vacation destinations in Europe.

The country has plenty to offer like its capital Athens as well as other popular attractions like Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Crete, Chalkidice, Santorini, Paros and Naxos. July and August are the peak tourist seasons which are both very crowded and expensive. Traveling during April to June, or from September to November will make your holiday budget much more affordable. If you are traveling in a group, renting a villa in an island with a pool and staff is quite often more reasonable than renting individual hotel rooms.

Visitors to Greece should buy proper travel health insurance. Most domestic health insurance plans including US Medicare do not insure travelers outside their home countries. This is where international travel insurance is important as they are designed for the specific needs of international travelers.

Buying travel medical insurance for Greece or any other Schengen countries on a website called Americanvistorinsurance.com appears ironic, however while we have travel insurance for visiting USA, we also have travel medical insurance plans offered by US insurers that insures travelers in Europe as well as satisfies Schengen visa requirements if required.
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#1  Policy Maximum is the maximum eligible medical expenses that the plan will cover.

#2  Deductible is the amount of expenses that must be paid out of pocket before an insurer will pay any expenses.

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Long term Europe Visa Insurance
US citizens who want to stay in any of the 25 Schengen countries for more than 90 days in a 180 day period need a Long Stay Visa. One of the requirements for this visa is proof of medical insurance with medical expenses coverage up to €30,000 (or the equivalent in US dollars) which is valid during the whole stay in the Schengen countries. The insurance company should provide a visa letter stating coverage amounts for medical expenses, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation while in Europe (or 'unlimited' if there is no limit of coverage).

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Travel insurance for residents of Greece visiting the USA

Visitors to the USA from Greece should buy proper travel health insurance given the high cost of medical care in the US. Most health insurance plans do not insure travelers outside their home countries, and tourists cannot buy US domestic insurance plans. This is where travel medical insurance is important as they are designed for the specific needs of international travelers for visits to the US. These plans can be either ‘fixed benefits’ or 'comprehensive', and travelers should know the difference between fixed and comprehensive visitor insurance options.

Popular tourist destinations in Greece

Greek Islands

The beautiful and exotic Greek islands lure droves of tourists every year, making them one of the world’s top travel destinations.

Athens

Athens is widely known as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The city presents a blend of historical and modern features.

Crete

Crete is a spacious land of pleasing contrasts where landscapes range from stunning coastline to rugged mountains and rolling countryside dotted with olive trees.

Peloponnese

Shaped much like a large leaf, Peloponnese was traditionally called Morea, which means mulberry leaf. Located in the southernmost region of both Europe and Greece.

Greece - General information

Greece Flag
map  Location

Southeastern Europe

house  Capital

Athens

calendar  Best time to visit

July to August

currency  Currency

Euro

population  Population

Around 11 million

language  Language

Greek, Cappadocian Greek, Cretan dialect

map  Vacation spots

Athens, Corfu, Santorini, Corinth, Dodecanese, Khania, Cyclades, Thessaloniki, Samos, Lesvos, Heraklion.


Tourist information about Greece

Greek Visa Information
  • The Schengen Visa is required for international travelers visiting Greece. With the Schengen visa you can visit 26 Schengen countries.
  • You can apply for the Greek visa in the country of your residence by visiting the Greek embassy or consulate.
  • The visa fees vary for different types of Schengen Visa.
  • It takes 10 days to issue visa for the travelers.
  • The applicants are expected to pay the Visa Fee at the time of submitting the application. The fees once submitted for obtaining visa is non refundable.
  • Insurance Plans available here are valid for
    • Schengen Visa A (Airport Transit Visa)
    • Visa B (Transit Visa)
    • Visa C (Travel Visa)
    • Visa D (Long Stay Visa)
Visa Application Submission Procedure
  • Applicants for short term visa can submit the application through travel agents or representatives with photo identity and authority letter.
  • Representatives of Corporate companies should submit the application with authority letter and photo id (letter should be on the company letter head and signed by authorized signatory)
  • More than 10 applicants traveling together are considered as a group and it will take 20 working days to process the application.
When to visit
The best time is from July to late August.
Vacation Spots
Athens, Corfu, Santorini, Corinth, Dodecanese, Khania, Cyclades, Thessaloniki, Samos, Lesvos, Heraklion...
Cuisines
Moussaka, stifado, Greek salad, spanakopita, souvlaki, lentil soup, retsina (white or rose wine sealed with pine resin) and pasteli (candy bar with sesame seeds baked with honey)....
Languages
Greek, Cappadocian Greek, Cretan dialect, Pontic Greek, Tsakonian, Yevanic, Albanian, Aromanian, Bulgarian...

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