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Greece Inks Deal for Metro Line 4 to Cover Athens’ Commuting Needs

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has finalized an agreement for the construction of Athens’ Metro Line 4 with Alstom SA, paving the way for works to begin soon.

EU Approves Greek Recovery Plan, Paves Way for Funding

The European Commission has approved Greece’s resilience plan, paving the way for the release of 30.5 billion euros for the country to emerge stronger after Covid-19.

Mega Athenian Riviera Hellinikon Project Clears Last Hurdle

Hellinikon, a highly anticipated, controversial and delayed project in Greece, set to breathe new life into the Athenian Riviera, is ready to begin.

Covid-19: Greek Minister Says Perks for the Vaccinated in the Pipeline 

Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will soon have certain advantages, according to Greek Development & Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Greek PM: Mandatory Vaccination, ‘Benefits’ to Enter Agenda Soon

The Greek government soon intends to discuss mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for certain groups as well as possible benefits for the fully vaccinated.

Greece Considers ‘Privileges’ for the Vaccinated

Greek authorities are thinking about granting “privileges” to vaccinated residents as an incentive to boost vaccination rates once vaccines are fully available.

Night Curfew in Greece Continues as Vaccination Slows Down

Greek authorities announced that a 12.30-5am night curfew will remain in view of slow vaccination rates and the appearance of new strains on Crete.

Greece Steps into a ‘Greener Future’ with Astypalea E-mobility Project

Greece has taken its first step towards a “greener future”, with the delivery by Volkswagen Group of eight electric vehicles to the South Aegean island of Astypalea.

PM Announces €420m in Support to Reboot Greek Tourism Sector

A total of 420 million euros in working capital will go to Greek tourism enterprises impacted by Covid-19 to help them restart operations.

SETE Chief Expects Strong Traveler Flows to Greece from US

SETE President Yiannis Retsos expects booming tourist flows from the US in the coming months after the CDC revised its travel guidelines.

Posidonia: Greece Leads the Way in Mediterranean Cruise Travel Restart

Global cruise companies are hoping to stimulate traveler interest and kick-start operations from Greece this summer.

Greece Ready to Issue EU Digital Covid Certificate for Travel

Greece will be ready to grant EU Digital Covid-19 Certificates to its residents in June after successfully passing simulation tests.

Global Travel Stakeholders Welcome EU Covid-19 Pass Deal

Global tourism stakeholders have welcomed the agreement between EU lawmakers and member states on the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel.

Airlines, Cruise Companies Betting on Greece this Summer

Airlines and cruise companies are looking to Greece this summer in hopes of covering ground lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Greece Not Ruling Out Local Lockdowns in Case of Virus Load

Greek authorities are leaving open the possibility of ordering local lockdowns should Covid-19 incidents rise anywhere across Greece.

Health Minister: Full Vaccination by June on These Greeks Islands 

Greece is moving ahead fast with its new ‘Blue Freedom’ plan, prioritizing Covid-19 vaccination of its islands to ensure the safety of both residents and tourists.

Greece Sends Message of Safety, Prioritizes Vaccination of Island Residents

The Greek government is accelerating the vaccination against Covid-19 of residents on dozens of Greek islands.

Step by Step Greece Attempts Return to Normal

Greece is taking gradual steps to return to normal life with authorities expected to lift even more Covid-19 restrictions in the coming weeks.

Global Tourism Sector ‘Disappointed’ with UK’s ‘Green List’

Global tourism stakeholders are disappointed with the UK’s “green list” of countries that excludes popular holiday destinations such as Greece and Spain.

ETC Says Full Travel Recovery Expected After 2024

The European Travel Commission (ETC) expects international arrivals to Europe this year to remain 46% below 2019 levels, predicting that full travel recovery should not be expected before 2024.