The Greek passport is currently ranked 7th place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 187 countries. This makes it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score. Greek passport holders have visa-free and visas on arrival access to countries such as Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States and the entire European Union allowing almost instant travel worldwide. Greek passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 42 destinations in the world.
The Greece passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Greece passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Greece passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 145 Greece passport visa-free countries, 30 Greece visa-on-arrival countries, and 12 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Greece passport holders can enter a total of 187 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Greece passport ranks 7 in the world.
Separate from these Greece visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 42 additional destinations which Greece passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The Hellenic Republic consists of thirteen provinces and is located in the European Union with neighboring Albania, Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. The most important provinces are Attica, Crete and Southern Aegean. Greece has a surface area of 131,957 square kilometers and is therefore the 15th largest country in Europe. Its climate is temperate with mild wet winters and hot dry summers. The terrain is mostly mountainous. It has a long coastline with several beaches, beautiful peninsulas and world renown islands such as Santorini and Mykonos.
The overall population is over 10 million people. The capital of the country is Athens, which is also the most populous city with 3.1 million people, followed by Thessaloniki and Patras. The largest airports are Athens International Airport (ATH) with 25 million annual passengers and Heraklion International Airport (HER) with 7.9 million yearly passengers. Athens International Airport has excellent flight frequency to Europe and great connections worldwide.
Greek culture has evolved over thousands of years, with the Greek Orthodox Church as the main religion. The official language of the country is Greek. The legal system is the civil law based on the Roman law. The government type is a parliamentary republic. The chief of state is the elect Ekaterini Sakellaropoupou and the current head of government and Prime Minister is Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
The official currency of the country is the Euro (EUR) with the current exchange rate being EUR 0.84 to the USD. The nation has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $310 billion, making it the 21st largest economy in Europe. Its citizens have a per capita income of $29,045. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors, which are services and agriculture. Its main goods of export are textiles, chemicals, olives, wine, wheat, corn and barley. A major economic contributor is also the tourism industry.
Greece is filled with a variety of urban, natural, historic and ancient tourism destinations. It is known for its ancient Greek historic sites and beautiful resorts. Also, it is an attractive country to visit due to its rich culture and fantastic food. Some of the major destinations include the Acropolis, Santorini, Mykonos, Delphi, Corfu and Rhodes. The country also has 18 UNESCO world heritage sites. This makes it an extremely popular European tourist destination. The nation has a total of approximately 33 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from Europe and the United States.
The Greece passport is one of the most sought-after and powerful passports in the world. It provides its holders visa-free access to 190 countries and territories.
Greek citizenship can be acquired in a variety of ways, including by birth, descent, or naturalization. Individuals can also apply for Greek citizenship after 7 years of acquiring a Greece residency permit through the Greece Golden Visa program.
Set up by the Greek government in 2013, the Greece Golden Visa Program gives applicants a 5-year residency which can be renewed for the same period indefinitely, as long as they maintain the property investment in the country. There is no need to reside in the country to renew the residency permit. Individuals can apply for the Greece Golden Visa through the following options:
Greece Golden Visa has various benefits, including the following:
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