Marketing Greece have released the following in view of any concerns that holidaymakers currently in Greece, or due to visit Greece in the coming days and weeks, may have due to recent developments in the country.
Authorities have confirmed that the daily ATM withdrawal limit at Greek banks do not affect credit and debit cards issued abroad, for which the daily withdrawal limits remain unchanged. Visitors will, therefore, be able to use their cards as they would during any other visit to Greece, either at ATMs or through transactions at hotels and shops and for services.
In a statement on June 29 by Greece’s Economy Ministry, to which the Tourism Ministry belongs: “[The Ministry] informs all who are visiting Greece, or planning to visit, that the measures the Greek government has imposed, limiting the movement of capital within the country, do not affect those who wish to make cash withdrawals from ATMs or carry out bank transactions with debit and credit cards that have been issued abroad
“It should be noted that the country has ample fuel supplies and access to the products and services required to ensure that visitors to Greece’s urban centres, rural areas and islands fully enjoy their stay.”
Therefore, while the updated travel advice of most countries that visitors to Greece should bring extra cash with them is sound under the circumstances, holidaymakers may feel reassured that there is no reason for concern.
There are no disruptions in tourist destinations, or in the operation of hotels and tourism-related activities. The latest political and economic developments affect local residents only.