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Do you need Travel Insurance for Greece?

When travelling to Greece, it’s vital you have a  comprehensive travel insurance policy in place to suit your specific needs. Each year over 10 million British tourists travel without travel insurance and claims are made every single minute by UK citizens abroad. A travel insurance policy can take care of any emergency medical expenses so you won’t be left with a life-changing medical bill.

Greece is home to many holiday destinations. The Greek islands include; Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos and Zante. The iconic islands, spectacular views and Mediterranean climate confirm Greece as one of Europe’s top travel destinations.

AllClear provides tailored, comprehensive cover for travel to Greece, including any medical conditions you have, and will cover your medical expenses up to £15 million – including repatriation to the UK.

Enhanced COVID-19 cover for Greece

40% of AllClear customers surveyed said travel insurance is more important to them since the Covid-19 pandemic

Although over 37 million doses of the COVID vaccine have been given across Europe and over 43 Million in the UK, it’s still important to get enhanced COVID-19 cover when travelling to Greece. This will ensure that you’re covered for COVID related cancellations and medical emergencies.

We offer enhanced Coronavirus COVID-19 cover for medical emergency expenses, find out more at our AllClear COVID-19 travel insurance page.

At AllClear we want to make sure our customers are fully informed. Before you travel visit the FCDO website for information on the latest travel restrictions to Greece.  You may also want to learn about plans for vaccination passports and what they mean for travel. As well as, what to expect when arriving at your holiday destination after the coronavirus lockdown.

What should a travel insurance policy for Greece cover

It’s vital that your policy covers all of your pre-existing medical conditions. Look for a policy that includes cover for:

  • Emergency medical expenses – make sure you declare all pre-existing medical conditions and they are accepted for over
  • Repatriation back to the UK
  • Cancellation and curtailment – due to medical conditions and other unforeseen events
  • Baggage and personal property – should your luggage get lost, damaged or stolen while you are away

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

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

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Do you need a GHIC when travelling to Greece?

The European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) scheme ended for UK residents in December 2020. If you  still have an EHIC card it will remain valid until its expiry date. The new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will replace the EHIC.

The GHIC offers the same level of cover for emergency medical expenses as the EHIC. It will mean that you will receive 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.

What our customers have to say

We have a 4.8 star Trustpilot rating and have won many awards for the quality of products as well as for customer services. We offer 5-star independent rated travel insurance and have helped thousands of people with medical emergency expense claims over the last 20 years.

More than 3.5 Million people have chosen AllClear and 97% of customers rate us as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Great’.

Call our team today for a quote on 0800 377 777.

Holiday to Greece

“This is the second time of using AllClear, they are so easy to deal with and offer competitive prices. This time I spoke with Emily who was most helpful and patient and explained things very clearly. I would definitely use them again.” – Mrs Mckenzie

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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. Freephone to get your quote on: or

Frequently asked questions about travel insurance for Greece

Is it currently safe to travel to Greece?

Control measures across Europe change frequently, check the FCO travel advice for Greece before you travel.

Do you have to quarantine when arriving back in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The UK government are formulating a traffic light system to categorise countries based on their COVID risk. So, we’ve put together a guide to help you know what to expect when you arrive on holiday and the quarantine rules on returning.

How much is travel insurance for Greece?

Your travel insurance policy premium to Greece is calculated by combining a number of 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, as well as 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. Whether you want to try canoeing for the first time or are a jet-ski enthusiast, it’s vital that your travel insurance policy covers these activities.

AllClear travel insurance cover a variety of water sports including: canoeing, fishing, jet skiing, kite surfing, kayaking, parasailing, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing.

Author notes

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

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