WHERE CAN I TRAVEL TO WITH MY GREEK TRAVEL DOCUMENT? FOR WHICH COUNTRIES WILL I NEED A VISA?

If you have a Greek refugee travel document after receiving a positive asylum decision in Greece, you can normally travel to every country in the world, except your country of origin. There is a group of countries in Europe called ‘Schengen states’ for which you will not need a visa. This includes: Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. If you want to travel to these countries, such as to visit friends or family, you can fly there with just your travel document and Greek residence permit. Please note, that you will not be able to stay and work there, but you will only be able to visit for a maximum time of 3 months. Even if you don't need a visa, there are some requirements you still are expected to meet. For example, your travel document should be valid for at least 6 months. There are no systematic passport controls in Schengen countries any more. When arriving you might still need to provide proof that you have enough money to be able to sustain yourself during your visit, that you have valid health insurance for the country and that you have a return ticket to fly back again. We have seen cases where people are sent back at the airport because they didn't meet the above criteria. For other European countries you have to apply for a visa before your travel, like for example the UK, Ireland or Serbia. You also almost always need a visa to travel to a non-European country. Always check the specific requirements to enter the country with the embassy. For more information about travelling to other countries with your travel document, please click here: https://www.mobileinfoteam.org/travel-from-greece