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Telework Gaining Ground Among Employees in the Coronavirus Era

The majority of employees working from home in the Covid-19 era want to be able to choose between remote work and the office once restrictions ease, a survey reveals.

Coronavirus Restrictions Announced for Regional Units of Ioannina and Kozani

Rising Covid-19 cases in the regional units of Ioannina and Kozani have prompted the Greek authorities to announce restrictive measures.

Coronavirus Hits Greek MICE Industry Hard

Greece’s MICE industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and sector professionals are predicting a severe drop in arrivals and revenues for 2020.

Coronavirus: England Adds 7 Greek Islands to Quarantine List

Travelers arriving to England from seven Greek islands must self-isolate for 14 days as of September 9, according to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Study: Coronavirus Affecting Leisure Travel More

Leisure travel appears to be among the hardest-hit segments with business travel the least affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a study reveals.

Athens Sprays Streets to Curb Coronavirus Spread

The Municipality of Athens will disinfect the city’s streets and squares in efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19 as hundreds of Athenians return from their holidays.

Coronavirus: 40% of Destinations Have Eased Travel Restrictions

Forty percent of all destinations worldwide have now eased the travel restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to Covid-19.

Coronavirus-related Checks to Increase on Mykonos

The Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection will step up checks to make sure all businesses on the island of Mykonos are complying with rules announced to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Greece to Cover Cost of Coronavirus-infected Tourists

Greece will cover the cost of treatment for any tourists who test positive for Covid-19 during their visit to the country.

Greek Tourism Businesses Not Liable for Coronavirus-related Charges

Tourism operations in Greece, which will be implementing the new (Covid-19) health protocols, will not be held liable for any coronavirus-related civil charges, says a draft bill tabled in parliament.

Health Experts: Greece Must Be Prepared for Travelers with the Coronavirus

Health experts warn that heat will not kill off Covid-19 and that Greece should be ready to deal with tourists possibly infected with the virus.

Protocols for Hotel Services post-Coronavirus – EU Guidelines

The Commission has issued guidelines for the establishment of health protocols in hospitality, that will ensure the safe operation of accommodation facilities in the post-coronavirus era.

Greece Welcomes EU Guidelines to Safely Restart Tourism post-Coronavirus

Greece has welcomed the European Commission's guidelines for EU tourism, announced to help member states cope in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Reverses Initial Favorable Forecasts for Greece

Greece could face a recession of 7.9% in 2020, with the tourism, transport and shipping sectors expected to suffer a major blow, says the country's 2020-2023 Stability Program.

Coronavirus: Emirates Ramps Up Ticket Refund Capability

Emirates has ramped up its capability to process refunds, reaffirming its commitment to customers and travel trade partners impacted by disruptions due to Covid-19.

Travel Medicine Specialists Examine Protocols for Greece to Welcome ‘Coronavirus-free’ Tourists

Travel medicine experts are examining health protocols for Greece to welcome inbound travelers during the post-Covid-19 period.

Coronavirus Global Response: EU Kick-starts Worldwide Pledging Marathon

The European Union on May 4 will launch a global pledging effort – the Coronavirus Global Response – to raise funds to help in the fight against Covid-19.

Study: 55% of Greeks Ready for ‘Normal’ Life after Coronavirus

More than half of all Greeks are ready to return to their “normal” lives once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, according to a new study by Kapa Research.

US Airlines to Get $25 billion Coronavirus Payroll Bailout

Ten coronavirus-hit US airlines have tentatively agreed to a 25-billion-dollar injection to help them meet payroll needs through to September.

Greek Tourism Ministry Sets Post-Coronavirus Agenda

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and the GNTO are exploring ways to redefine Greece’s tourism product so it can adapt to the new reality after the Covid-19 pandemic.