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Covid-19: Greece Planning Targeted Actions for Tourism Sector

The Greek government is planning targeted actions for tourism to limit the Covid-19 outbreak’s impact on the sector.

Greece Extends Covid-19 Social Distancing Restrictions Until April 27

The social distancing measures in Greece, taken to curb the spread of Covid-19, will be extended by three weeks until April 27.

Covid-19: Commission Approves €2bn Greek Guarantee Measure to Support Companies

The European Commission has approved a €2 billion Greek guarantee measure to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

ING Study: Greece Among Eurozone Economies Vulnerable to Covid-19 Shock

The spread of Covid-19 will have a significant impact on growth in Greece, with recovery after the crisis subsides expected to be slower, according to a study by ING.

Global Air Passenger Traffic Sees Steepest Decline Since 9/11, Says IATA

Global air passenger traffic in February 2020 experienced its steepest decline in demand since 9/11, according to IATA.

The Telegraph: Greece First on Travel List After Covid-19 Crisis

The Telegraph's travel editor Oliver Smith says Greece is the first holiday destination he intends to visit when the Covid-19 crisis ends.

Pandemic Spurs EU MPs to Call for More Refugee Support

European lawmakers urged member states to offer Greece more support in its efforts to deal with the ongoing refugee crisis, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greece Shows Italy Solidarity in Coronavirus Times

Greece expressed its solidarity to Italy, which has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, during an event held by the Greek Foreign Ministry in Athens.

Covid-19: Volos Authorities to Close Waterfront Area

Local authorities in Volos, central Greece, have decided to ban access to the city's waterfront, as part of efforts to avoid the further spread of Covid-19.

Goldair Donates Intensive Care Beds to Support Covid-19 Relief in Greece

Goldair has donated eight new intensive care beds to the Greek Health Ministry to support the Greece's Covid-19 relief efforts.

TIF-Helexpo Offers Premises for Covid-19 Cause

TIF-Helexpo has offered its Thessaloniki and Athens premises to state authorites, with the aim to support their efforts against the further spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Accor Creates Fund to Help Staff Affected by Covid-19

Accor has launched the “ALL Heartist Fund” to assist its employees affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) and also offer support to partners.

Lufthansa Group Extends Returnee Flight Schedule Until May 3

Lufthansa is extending its returnee flight schedule until May 3, due to the continuing travel restrictions.

Culture at Home: Greece’s National Theater Streams Plays for Free Online

The National Theater of Greece is offering free online access to some of its performances, aiming to bring people closer to art amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19: EU to Set Up SURE Job Protection Tool for Member States

The Commission has proposed the creation of SURE, a temporary emergency support instrument aiming to safeguard thousands of jobs at risk across the EU.

IATA: Covid-19 Travel Bans a Threat to Airline Cash Reserves

Airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, if governments do not step in with aid, says IATA.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Tumbles by 61.3% in March

Passenger traffic at Athens Airport dropped by 61.3 percent in March 2020, compared to the same month last year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel.

Greece Bans Swimming Due to Covid-19

Greece has imposed a ban on swimming, underwater fishing and the use of private marine recreational facilities, as part of safety measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Covid-19: New Guidelines for Greece’s Public Transport

The Greek Transport Ministry has announced new regulations to cover public and private means of mass transport, as part of precautionary actions against Covid-19.

Greek Island Mayors Call for Total Easter Travel Ban

The mayors of a number of Greek islands are urging the government to tighten current travel restrictions ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter, in efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.