Greece: Removal of 6 Month Restriction on Transit Logs
Great news for non-EU cruisers as Greece re-instates 18 month Transit logs.
Published 8 years ago, updated 5 years ago
Greece is at last in harmony with the rest of the European Union and from 1st October 2015 will now issue Transit Logs to non-EU boats valid for 18 months.
This is the normal Temporary Importation (TI) period for non-EU registered boats sailed by a non-EU skipper in the European Union. In addition, this period can be extended by 6 months if the boat is officially laid up and recorded as such by the Customs Authority.
Boats already in Greece are best advised to leave, surrender their existing 6-month Transit Log and re-enter the country. It may be possible to have an existing Log extended but the procedure on how, or if, this can be done is currently uncertain.
Carrying a copy of the official Greek Government document which includes (among many other things!) the new regulation regarding Transit Logs for private boats might be advisable as it is possible not all officials are aware of the change to the regulations.
Here is a copy of the original document (in Greek) Greece: New Transit Log Regs
Our thanks to Stratos Paisios for advising Noonsite of this information.