Vaccinations in Greece



Greece does not require any specific immunizations. The only exception is travelers coming from yellow fever infected areas (Africa or the Americas) that are more than one year old are required to show a vaccination certificate.

Prior to moving to Greece, a visit to a physician at least four to six weeks before the scheduled trip is recommended to review and update all appropriate vaccinations such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus), polio, and chickenpox. Seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended for travelers who have not received flu shots for the previous 12 months. 

Health care professionals (such as dentists, physicians, nurses or laboratory technicians) and individuals who will work closely with the local population (such as teachers, aid workers or missionaries) are recommended to take a Hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through infected blood products or infected items such as needles, razor blades and sexual intercourse. This vaccine is often combined with the Hepatitis A vaccine.  

Vaccine recommendations when travelling to Greece are based on the current available risk information and can change on a regular basis. To be certain, it is best to check travel advisories or consult the nearest local Greece embassy prior to travelling. Persons who require special medicine should bring sufficient supplies to cover the stay or ask the doctor if there is an available brand locally.