UK Citizens Heading to Greece Warned of Airport Delays

British citizens heading to Greece are being advised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that additional checks will be in place for all EU citizens coming from outside the “Schengen area.”

Britain, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia are the only EU countries which are not included in the Schengen area.

Nations within the Schengen area have abolished all border controls and passports between their mutual borders.

The Foreign Office said in a statement: “As of April 7, 2019, the Hellenic Police will begin implementing systematic passport control checks for all European citizens traveling to and from destinations outside the Schengen area (including the UK) in line with a 2017 Schengen Borders Code regulation.

“Increased waiting times at passport control are possible on departure from and arrival into Greece. You should ensure you arrive at the airport in good time,” the statement noted.