An amendment was tabled in Greek Parliament on Tuesday facilitating the entrance of foreign businessmen from non-EU countries to Greece.

The Greek Foreign Ministry’s draft law, entitled “Regulations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union”, introduces the Airport Transit Visa (ATV), a new type of entry visa to the country.

The amendment to the law includes the provision for a “business invitation” that allows for third-country nationals to visit. This will be a support document for examining requests for a business professional visa should third country citizens not be able to certify the specific requirements by themselves.

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The amendment also foresees penalties (fines and imprisonment) for persons that invite a foreign national using a “business invitation” with the aim of violating migration law and the provisions of Schengen.