Not only is shipping one of the major industries in Greece, but the Mediterranean is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world. It follows that there are literally hundreds of companies competing for customers, and shipping items to and from Greece should be fairly inexpensive for expats.
Types of shipping in Greece
The mountainous territory in northern Greece means road and rail access is somewhat limited, and shipping by sea is still generally the best option. That said, it pays to shop around to see what's on the market. Air freight is also an option. Though more expensive than other types of shipping, it's the fastest way of getting personal belongings from point A to B.
Customs clearance in Greece
Expats moving to Greece from elsewhere in the EU can bring their personal belongings into the country duty free, while non-EU expats will be liable to pay customs on certain items.
Expats will have to make a detailed inventory of shipping container contents before the journey. Customs officials will check the inventory list against the container contents once the shipment arrives. Shipping companies can assist with the process of putting together the inventory list, as well as sorting out any other documentation requirements.
Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance
With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.
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