"Money for Education and Health, not for banks, ministries, debt," a sign reads at a Greek austerity protest. Nov. 6, 2014 (photo: Dionysis Kouris/Flickr) - Credit: "Money for Education and Health, not for banks, ministries, debt," a sign reads at a Greek austerity protest. Nov. 6, 2014 (photo: Dionysis Kouris/Flickr)
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 08:25
Dutch issue Greece travel advisory for financial unrest
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is warning travelers to be extra careful when planning a stay in Greece due to the financial unrest in the country. Travelers should also stay up to date to changes in the situation. "If the payment system in Greece is affected by the financial turmoil, then it may be impossible to draw money in Greece. It may also be possible that credit cards can't be used there." The Ministry's travel advisory for Greece reads. "Ensure that you have enough cash to cover all expenses of your stay in Greece until your return, even unexpected costs. It is also wise to take out good insurance so that unexpected expenses are covered." Minister Bert Koenders advises travelers to closely follow the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel advise, as it is constantly being updated. That can be done by following @BZReisadvies on Twitter. Travel agencies and hotels can also provide useful information.