The Embassy of Greece in Delhi has increased manpower to handle the surge in visa applications, it has said.
Greek action to beef up staff is similar to that of other European countries and comes following complaints of long delays by visa applicants. The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) too, petitioned the Ministry of External Affairs of India to intervene as delays are impacting holiday plans.
“An exceptionally high volume of requests was recorded in the last months. Upon instructions from the minister of foreign affairs Nikos Dendias and in consultation with minister of tourism Vassilis Kikilias, the Greek