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Why do you need Travel Insurance for Greece?

Travel Insurance for Greece will give you peace of mind on your getaway, knowing you’re covered for medical emergencies, repatriation and cancellation costs.

To help you make the most of your 2022 travel , AllClear branded policies include Superior2 rated Covid-19 for FREE.

Comprehensive cover when travelling to Greece

Last summer, UK visitors spent around €2.83 billion in Greece. So, why do so many have it on the top of their travel wish list?

If you are adventurous, the Dodecanese offers the perfect opportunity to explore. If you enjoy sightseeing, perhaps a trip to Athens to marvel at ancient architecture will captivate you.

It’s important to travel safely no matter which part of Greece you’re hoping to visit.

As the UK’s No.1 for Travel Insurance3, AllClear can offer you:

Superior Covid-19 Travel Insurance for Greece

Did you know that, after receiving their full course of the Covid vaccine, at least 3 out of 4 over 50s (77%4) we surveyed feel more confident to travel in the next 12 months?

While a year of adventures is an exciting prospect – it’s still important to stay safe.

CEO of AllClear Travel, Chris Rolland, said: “With the booster drive gaining momentum, the future of travel remains bright. However, safety is key. Expanding travel opportunities, alongside Covid cover, will help you make the most of 2022.”

There are a few things to consider when planning your trip to Greece; as part of the process, we recommend that:

  • Before taking your trip, check the entry requirements for Greece
  • Be aware and follow any local restrictions in place (such as curfews or face coverings)
  • Buy Covid cover 

What should Travel Insurance for Greece cover?

If you wish to travel with confidence, look for a policy that includes:

Medical expenses cover – unexpected medical expenses can be extortionate without Travel Insurance. Choose a policy that includes medical expenses cover, ensuring that you declare all pre-existing medical conditions.

Repatriation – the GHIC scheme doesn’t cover medical transport back to the UK, so you’ll need a Travel Insurance policy that includes repatriation.

Cancellation cover – if you need to self-isolate or cancel your trip due to a Covid diagnosis or pre-existing medical condition, your policy should cover any financial losses as long as it includes cancellation cover.

Personal property cover – don’t let the stress of losing luggage ruin your trip. Protect your items with personal property cover.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Planning and protecting your holiday abroad

Things to know before you go:
  • Remember to check the latest travel advice from the FCDO for your destination. You will have no cover if you choose to travel against FCDO advice, unless that advice relates specifically to Covid-19 (check our Covid FAQs  for more details)
  • Check any entry requirements and quarantine requirements for your chosen destination
  • Choose a Travel Insurance policy that includes Covid-19 Cover
  • For information on how Covid might affect your trip, visit our dedicated FAQs page

Join the UK’s most trusted Travel Insurance provider1

More than 3.5 million people have chosen AllClear, and 995% of customers rate us as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Great’.

Discover other travellers’ experiences of AllClear Travel insurance for Greece:

Single trip cover - Greece.

“Called for a quote… A single trip to Greece. Not waiting long for connection. Agent Matthew was friendly, polite and professional. Very clear re medical questions… whys and wherefores and explanations. Also, full no-nonsense explanations of cover and costs. I felt I got a first-class service and was happy to go for the policy offered at a very fair price. All good and excellent… I would definitely recommend AllClear to anyone like me… over 65 with some medical issues. Thanks, Matthew!” – Tom

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Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.

Frequently asked questions

Is it currently safe to travel to Greece?

As of January 2022, there are no countries on the Red List, meaning you can safely travel to Greece. However, as we all know, control measures across Europe change frequently; check the FCO travel advice for Greece before you travel.
Read our guide for the latest rules on testing and quarantining.

What does the GHIC cover in Greece?

The new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) has replaced the EHIC following Brexit.

The GHIC offers the same level of cover for emergency medical expenses as the EHIC. It will mean that you will receive healthcare at the same rate as local citizens. However, you won’t be covered for repatriation back to the UK, which may leave you with a medical bill that’s thousands of pounds.

That’s why it’s still essential that you have a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy in place before you travel to Greece.

How much is travel insurance for Greece?

Your Travel Insurance policy premium to Greece is calculated by combining several different contributing factors. Any pre-existing medical conditions that you have will affect your insurance price, as will your age. The cost of medical treatment in the country you are travelling to and how long you are planning to be there will also affect the final premium. Any optional extras will also affect the final price of your travel insurance policy.

Call AllClear today for a quote today on 0800 377 777

What to do while on holiday in Greece?

With its magnificent beaches and string of islands, Greece is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. Whether you want to try canoeing for the first time or are a keen jet-skier, it’s vital that your Travel Insurance policy covers these activities.

AllClear covers various water sports, including canoeing, fishing, jet skiing, kite surfing, kayaking, parasailing, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing.

Top Tips for Greece

Did you know that Greece is one of the sunniest places on earth? Rhodes, Greece, has about 300 sunny days each year!

Need some top tips for your next trip to Greece?

Currency:

Euro

Language

Greek

Emergency number

If you experience an emergency anywhere in Greece call 112

Health

Greek hospitals offer a high-quality standard of care, however, treatment available on the islands is limited. You’ll need a GHIC card and Travel Insurance to cover the costs of any medical emergencies while on holiday.

Visa

As Greece is part of the EU, you can take a visa-free trip for up to 90 days. The 90 days limit must fall within any 180-day period.

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

2 Covid cover rated Superior by a leading Independent UK Consumer Champion.

3 Ranked first Overall for Travel Insurance on SmartMoneyPeople.com from over 14,300 independent customer reviews on 27/01/2021.

4 Research-based those that took part in AllClear’s Summer Survey, July 2021. 1440 respondents.

5 Based on 166 AllClear customers surveyed in April 2021.

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.