Travel Advice for People Travelling to Greece

Government Issues Travel Advice for People Travelling to Greece

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued the following travel warning for Irish tourists visiting Greece:

“The Greek Government has indicated that Capital Controls will not affect tourists but you are strongly advised to bring adequate cash (see below). When travelling outside of Ireland, you should take more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit card, credit card). Visitors to Greece should be aware of the possibility that banking services – including credit card processing and servicing of ATMs – throughout Greece could potentially become limited at short notice. At present Irish visitors should be able to use ATMs as normal as long as the ATM has been replenished. Credit/debit cards are not widely acceptable as a form of payment on many Greek islands. Make sure you have enough money in cash to cover the duration of your stay, emergencies, unforeseen circumstances and any unexpected delays, alongside appropriate security precautions against theft.”