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Living in Greece
« on: Wednesday, 09 September, 2020 @ 16:10:48 »
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Living in Greece

Official information for UK nationals moving to or living in Greece, including guidance on residency, passports, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

Last updated 9 September 2020

Passports and travel section updated to include information on passport validity and entry requirements when travelling to other European countries from January 2021
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece


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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 17 September, 2020 @ 21:41:36 »
Change made
Visas and residency section updated to include information about how to access the UK Nationals Support Fund for those who may find it harder to complete their residency applications.

Time updated
2:41pm, 17 September 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 @ 00:38:34 »
Healthcare for UK nationals living in Greece

Page summary
How to get state healthcare if you live, work or study in Greece.

Change made
Updated 2 sections: ‘Healthcare if you’re using an S1 form in Greece’ and ‘Healthcare if you’re studying in Greece’. Students and people with a registered S1 in Greece can now apply for a new UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that will remain valid from 1 January 2021.


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/healthcare-in-greece

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 @ 16:17:11 »
Change made
Healthcare section updated on how to apply for a new UK EHIC as a student or S1 holder. Working section updated with information on frontier workers.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 13 November, 2020 @ 16:38:46 »
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Brexit: how UK nationals and their family members resident in an EU country can stay there after 31 December 2020 – Greece

Find out more based on your situation:
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/residence/brexit-residence-rights/uk-nationals-living-in-eu/greece/index_en.htm

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 16 November, 2020 @ 16:00:56 »
Change made
New information on cross-border banking and pensions

Time updated
12:28pm, 16 November 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-europe

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 04 December, 2020 @ 18:58:12 »
Change made
Visa and residency section updated on how to get the new residence document

Time updated
3:38pm, 4 December 2020

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 07 December, 2020 @ 19:25:34 »
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UK nationals legally resident in Greece to retain right of residence after December 31

United Kingdom citizens and their family members, irrespective of nationality, who are permanent residents of Greece will have an established right of residence in the country after December 31, when the transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union comes to an end, according to a migration and asylum ministry announcement on Monday. There is also a provision for special residence permits for UK citizens and their families, irrespective of nationality, that are not permanently resident in Greece, the ministry said.

The Withdrawal Agreement calls for the issue of a new residence permit document by EU member-states that will certify the new residence status of UK citizens and their family members. Greece has opted for the fast-track process of simply confirming right of residence, rather than re-establishing the right, thus acknowledging the contribution of UK citizens to the social and economic progress of Greece.

This means that UK nationals that have been legally resident in Greece for more than five years or register as residence in Greece before December 31 and continue to stay in the country after that date establish the right to remain in the country, based on the Withdrawal Agreement.

UK nationals and their family members can apply for the new residence document from January 1, 2021, supplying the necessary supporting documents. In the case of UK citizens, they must apply to the relevant citizen protection ministry services (nearest police aliens departments) while non-EU family members must apply to the nearest Directorate for Aliens and Migration of the decentralised administrations in their area.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/511904/UK-nationals-legally-resident-in-Greece-to-retain-right-of-residence-after-December-31

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 11 December, 2020 @ 14:33:53 »
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Greece keeps most restrictions through Christmas

Greek authorities have announced that bookshops and hairdressers will be allowed to open as of next Monday, while all other retail stores, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and cafes will remain shut throughout the Christmas period as part of the country’s second lockdown.

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Friday that despite five weeks of lockdown measures, coronavirus infections remain high, putting pressure on the country’s health system. Intensive care units are at 83% of their capacity nationwide, with that increasing to 91% of capacity in the hard-hit northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest urban center.

Petsas said a curfew currently in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. will be reduced by one hour as of Sunday night, when it will start at 10 p.m. every night until Jan. 7. Authorities have no intention of amending this for New Year’s Eve or Christmas Eve, he said.

Authorities also announced the softening of a compulsory quarantine of travelers arriving in Greece from Dec. 18, reducing it to three days from the previously announced 10.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/260175/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-keeps-most-restrictions-through-christmas

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 @ 11:50:52 »
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Greece Introduces Gathering Limits For Christmas And New Years

Greek Government Spokesperson Stelios Petsas on Monday announced new household gathering restrictions during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

No more than nine people (from two households) should gather in the same house, in order to avoid overcrowding.

Petsas reiterated that the nationwide night curfew from 10pm-5am will continue to apply.

All individuals residing in Greece will be required to send an SMS text message to 13033 in order to obtain permission to leave their homes during the lockdown.

The SMS to 13033 should be formatted as follows: X (one of the digits 1-6 corresponding to the activities below), name, surname and address.

The six reasons (you must SMS) are:

1.    Visit to a pharmacy or visit to a doctor if necessary
2.    Visit to a supermarket or stores for essential supplies
3.    Visit to a bank if e-banking transactions are not possible
4.    Visit to people needing assistance or escorting children to and from school
5.    Attending a funeral, as per the conditions provided by the law, or visiting children in case of divorced parents
6.    Physical exercise outdoors or up to two persons taking their pet for a walk while always observing a 1.5-metre distance.

Alternatively, individuals unable to send SMSs, can fill out the form by hand.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/12/15/greece-gathering-christmas-new-years/

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 @ 11:54:36 »
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Greece Announces Covid-19 Vaccination Procedure

Greece is getting ready for one of the largest mass immunizations as it awaits the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines, authorities said this week.

Speaking on MEGA channel, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis announced that the procedure for vaccination will start from booking an appointment online through an e-platform very similar to airline ticketing sites, he said.

More specifically, according to Pierrakakis:

*   The vaccine is free.
*    Users will enter their health number (AMKA) and current address online at emvolio.gov.gr– which is set to go on the air in the coming days. They will see open vaccination dates and locations available, and once selected will receive an online prescription. Authorities have left open the possibility of pharmacies also serving as booking spots.
*    Users will book two appointments as the vaccine will be administered in two doses – the appointments may be subject to change should the user request.
*   Special support services – not call centers – will be set up around the country for people who have no digital skills. Users will receive guidance through these channels. Pharmacies are set to operate as Information and Counseling Centers.
*    Vaccination will be carried out at 1,018 centers and at set hospitals around the country.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/12/14/greece-announces-covid-19-vaccination-procedure/

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 17 December, 2020 @ 10:46:14 »
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Brexit: The residence status of British nationals in Greece

Just a couple of weeks remain until the end of 2020. This also marks the expiry of the transition period for Brexit. As such, many British nationals living in Greece are still uncertain about their residence status and the actions they need to take to safeguard their rights. Below is a brief guide for British nationals and their families, intended to shed some light on this process.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/260358/article/ekathimerini/business/brexit-the-residence-status-of-british-nationals-in-greece

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 18 December, 2020 @ 04:28:00 »
Change made:
Passports and travel section updated on carrying proof of residence when travelling.

Time updated:
2:20pm, 17 December 2020

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 01 January, 2021 @ 03:36:49 »
Change made:
Updated as the transition period ends with new information on residency, pet travel and moving to Greece

Time updated: 11:00pm, 31 December 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece
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Change made:
Updated sections on living and working in Greece, using an S1 form in Greece, posted workers and studying in Greece. Changes reflect healthcare arrangements for people moving to Greece under the new rules of the UK’s deal with the EU.

Time updated: 11:01pm, 31 December 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/healthcare-in-greece
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Change made:
Updated as the transition period ends

Time updated: 11:01pm, 31 December 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-europe

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 01 January, 2021 @ 11:03:50 »
And let's not forget: when travelling to the UK from today we have to put our watches back two hours and fifty years...  :lol: :oki: :oki: :oki:

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 @ 18:04:17 »
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Healthcare for UK nationals living in Greece
How to get state healthcare if you live, work or study in Greece.

Last updated 10 February 2021
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/healthcare-in-greece

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #16 on: Friday, 19 February, 2021 @ 21:36:32 »
Change made:
Coronavirus section updated with a link to guidance on vaccines.

Time updated:
11:18am, 19 February 2021

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #17 on: Monday, 19 April, 2021 @ 21:05:30 »
Change made:
Additional support section updated with link to guidance on UK Nationals Support Fund, healthcare section updated including guidance on the S1 form and applying for EHIC and GHIC cards; working in Greece section updated with link to Department for International Trade (DIT) guidance on recognition of professional qualifications and link to DIT guidance on working or providing services.

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2:44pm, 19 April 2021

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, 20 April, 2021 @ 11:24:09 »
Living in Europe

Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare.

Change made:
Healthcare section updated including guidance on applying for EHIC and GHIC cards; studying in the EU section updated with information on funding eligibility for students; and citizens’ rights section updated with advice on submitting complaints.

Time updated:
7:49am, 20 April 2021

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-europe

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 @ 19:32:15 »
Living in Europe

Page summary:
Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare.

Change made:
Update on pensions if you have also lived in Australia, Canada or New Zealand

Time updated:
3:56pm, 12 May 2021

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-europe

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #20 on: Friday, 14 May, 2021 @ 16:32:34 »
Living in Europe

Page summary:
Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare.

Change made:
Citizens’ rights section updated including a link to the European Commission complaint form.

Time updated:
11:54am, 14 May 2021

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-europe

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #21 on: Thursday, 01 July, 2021 @ 12:40:25 »
Living in Europe before 1 January 2021: citizens’ rights

Change made:
Guidance reviewed and updated for UK nationals living in the EU and EEA EFTA countries before 1 January 2021.

Time updated:
7:45am, 1 July 2021

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-europe

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday, 20 July, 2021 @ 21:16:57 »
Living in Greece

Change made:
Working in Greece section updated: new guidance for frontier workers

Time updated:
11:50am, 20 July 2021

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece?

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #23 on: Monday, 02 August, 2021 @ 16:07:29 »
Living in Greece

Change made:
Professional qualifications section updated for British citizens who are moving or moved to Greece after 1 January 2021 and those living there since before 1 January 2021.

Time updated:
8:14am, 2 August 2021

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece

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Re: Living in Greece
« Reply #24 on: Monday, 09 August, 2021 @ 16:02:58 »
Living in Greece

Change made:
Guidance reviewed for Passports and travel, Healthcare, Working in Greece, Studying in Greece, Emergencies, and Returning to the UK sections.

Time updated:
1:12pm, 9 August 2021

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece