US Embassy in Athens



Finance Minister Christos Staikouras attends the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels.

The US Embassy in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.

Validity of ESTA applications for Greeks extended to two years

The United States has extended the validity of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for Greek citizens to two years after the country implemented improvements in border security, the US embassy in Athens said in a press release on Thursday.
Until now, the US issued ESTAs with a one-year validity to Greek citizens traveling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).