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Greece Secures €21bn from EU in ‘ESPA’ Funds for 2021-2027

Greece has secured more than 21 billion euros in ESPA funds that will go towards a greener and digital economy, more social cohesion and a new approach to its fisheries and maritime sectors.

Greece’s Covid-19 Vaccine Platform for 12-15 Age Group Opens on July 30

Greek authorities have announced that the Covid-19 vaccination platform for children aged 12-15 will open on July 30.

Greece Pushes for Covid-19 Vaccination with New Incentives and Laws

Greek authorities are introducing a new round of Covid-19 incentives and measures including mandatory vaccination for certain groups.

Greece Takes Action to Reopen Zakynthos’ Famed Shipwreck Beach

A bill open for public consultation is expected to pave the way for the popular Navagio Beach on Zakynthos to reopen to the public.

Covid-19: Greece to Increase Quarantine Hotels, Ship Isolation Cabins

Greek authorities have decided to increase the number of Covid-19 quarantine hotels and ship isolation cabins to address the rise of cases in Greece.

Greek Vaccination Incentive ‘Freedom Pass’ Opens This Week

Greece’s “Freedom Pass” program offering 18- to 25-year-olds who get vaccinated against Covid-19 a pre-paid card worth 150 euros, goes into effect this week.

Athens Municipality and GNTO Team Up to Promote Greek Capital as Leading Destination

The Athens Municipality and the GNTO are joining forces to promote the Greek capital as a leading international tourism destination.

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ Climate Plan Triggers Reactions

Greek shipowners are among those reacting against the EU’s “Fit for 55” plan, which includes proposals for members states to meet a 2030 target of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 55%.

Hotels: ‘Last-second’ Bookings to Make or Break Greek Tourist Season

Greek hoteliers are betting on late July and August tourist flows to stimulate the market hoping that vaccinations proceed and the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

Greece’s Indoor Restaurants, Venues Only for the Vaccinated 

Starting July 16, indoor venues such as restaurants, bars, and theaters will only be accepting vaccinated and seated-only customers.

British Tourists Eager to Book Greece Holidays After UK Eases Rules

British travelers hungry for some sea and sun rushed to book their holidays to Greece after the UK eased quarantine rules for amber-listed countries.

Tourism – F&B Boost June Employment in Greece

A total of 73,502 new jobs were created in June, up by an additional 35,954 against June 2020 mostly driven by the re-opening of tourism and F&B businesses.

Greece Makes Covid-19 Vaccination Mandatory for Some Groups

Nursing home caregivers and healthcare providers will be the first groups who will be required by law to get vaccinated as Greece takes urgent steps to address a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Quality Top Priority for Greek Tourism in 2021

The year ahead will be defined by last-minute bookings and diversification, said Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis during a recent Economist conference held in Athens.

Authorities Recommend Self-test for Land Travel in Greece

Travel by road in Greece will not require a rapid test but the presentation of a negative Covid-19 self-test is highly recommended, said Greek authorities.

Greece to Launch ‘Covid Pass’ App that Checks Customer ‘Safe’ Status

As of July 15, F&B businesses in Greece will be able to download a free app that will check whether health/vaccination info provided by customers is valid.

No Quarantine for Vaccinated Britons to Greece and Amber List Countries

Fully vaccinated British travelers, as of July 19, will not need to self-isolate when returning from amber list destinations, including Greece.

Delta Variant Forces Greece to Re-examine Curfews, Lockdowns and Vaccination

Greece will re-examine curfews, local lockdowns, mandatory vaccinations and mask wearing as Covid-19 cases soar.

Commission Revises Upward Greek Economy Growth Outlook for 2021-22

The Greek economy is expected to expand by 4.3 percent this year and 6 percent in 2022, the European Commission said.

UK Says it Will Ease Covid Measures Opening Door for Travel to Greece

British travelers will be able to visit Greece without facing quarantine on return after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be easing measures at home.