Kos travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Kos with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Kos.

Kos travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Kos with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Kos - quick facts
Flight time 4 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Greek
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Kos?

Considering a holiday to the Kos? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife
  • Night owls - nightlife

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Kos weather

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The Kos weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Kos Town.

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Kos travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Kos from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Kos.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Kos travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Kos with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Kos, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Kos covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Kos with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Kos travel features

Do you want to learn more about Kos? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Kos.

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Kos FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Kos including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Greece?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Greece. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Kos from the UK?

The flight time to Kos from the UK is typically 4 hours.

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What is the time difference between Kos and the UK?

The time difference between Kos and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Kos?

The main language spoken in Kos is Greek.

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What is the currency in Kos?

The currency in Kos is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Kos?

Kos uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Kos?

They drive on the right side of the road in Kos.

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