Greece will issue Schengen visas only for tourists with arrivals no earlier than June 1
All consulates of the Schengen countries have temporarily stopped or limited the acceptance of visa applications. Germany and Greece were the last to close this list.
Due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus, German visa centers in the Russian Federation temporarily suspended their work from March 20 until further notice.
Visas acceptance at the Embassy and Consulates General of Germany until April 15 is limited. Applications can only be accepted in exceptional cases.
The Consulate General of Greece in Moscow from March 23 to April 30 stopped accepting applications of visas. Registration for obtaining a visa will be carried out only through the visa center (Moscow, Mytnaya, 66).
In this case, applicants must submit documents with an estimated date of arrival in Greece no earlier than June 1. Applications that do not meet the above dates will not be considered.
The Greek National Tourism Organization adds that travel agencies accredited by the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow may, as an exception, apply in May (but, for visas valid since June 1), if during this time no further instructions will be issued on the extension of the ban on entry into Greece.
Starting March 20, the Consulate General of Greece accepts applications only in emergency cases.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.