Greece Extends Pilot Program Granting Visas on Islands for Visitors Arriving from Turkey

The visa facilitation pilot program that enables non-European Union residents from Turkish ports to go to chosen Greek islands within the jap Aegean and not using a visa from a Greek consulate will run once more this season, the Overseas Ministry mentioned on Wednesday.

In accordance with the ministry, following efforts to strengthen Greek tourism, the pilot program for the issuing of vacationer visas to vacationers coming from Turkey to the border entry factors of the islands of the Jap Aegean (Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos, Rhodes, Symi, Kastelorizo) will probably be prolonged for one yr.

In accordance with the pilot program, Turkish vacationers or different non-EU residents visiting Turkey that want to go to the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos, Rhodes, Symi and Kastelorizo for lower than 15 days can problem visas both by means of Turkish journey brokers or straight from the ports of the islands (with the correct documentation).

All visas will probably be issued by means of the brand new digital Visa Info System (VIS), with assortment of candidates’ biometric information and digital vetting of functions.