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EU Moves Forward with Green Certificates Aiming for June 

The Digital Green Certificate, aimed at enabling travel across the EU, is expected to enter into force in June or early July, according to EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.

All the Covid-19 Measures for a ‘Safe’ Greek Easter

Greeks will celebrate Easter for a second time at home this year, with measures aimed at ensuring a better, freer summer.

Athens Supports Tourism Industry Through Partnerships

The Municipality of Athens and its tourism partners are preparing for the reopening of Greek tourism in mid-May, aiming to provide the city’s visitors with safe experiences.

US Urges Citizens to Reconsider Travel Abroad Due to Covid-19

The US State Department is urging Americans to reconsider all travel abroad, after updating its travel advisories, including its notice for Greece.

Cruise, Yachting, Diving Top Greece Regional Tourism Meeting

Cruise travel, yachting, and diving topped the agenda of the 1st Inter-Regional Forum held by Greece’s Regional Tourism Council.

Greek PM Expects Return to Normalcy in May

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his confidence that Greece will return to normalcy in the aftermath of Covid-19 with the restart of economic activity in May.

Covid-19: Greek Hoteliers Call for Measures to Facilitate Road Tourism

Greek hoteliers are calling on the government to take measures that will facilitate road travel and ensure safe admission into the country.

ETOA: EU Must Speed Up Launch of Digital Green Certificate

With summer approaching, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is calling on EU authorities to speed up the process for the launch of a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate travel.

Covid-19: High Viral Load, Greek Easter Holiday Force Authorities to Reconsider Measures

Greek authorities are not ready to lift Covid-19 lockdown measures, which would, among others, allow inter-regional travel.

Greece’s ‘Ktimatologio’ Land Registry Offers Online Services

Lawyers, court clerks, notaries, and engineers will now have access to Greece’s land registry, also known as ‘ktimatologio’, through a new digital platform.

Sea Safety at Greek Beaches a Priority for GNTO

Aiming to prevent accidents on Greek coasts, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has joined forces with the Safe Water Sports NGO.

Chambers of Arcadia and Guiyang to Join Forces in Tourism

The Chamber of Arcadia in Greece will partner with the Chamber of Guiyang in China to promote common initiatives in tourism.

US Government will Not Support Covid-19 Vaccine Passports

The US government does not intend to support a system that requires travelers to carry vaccine passports, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Greece Looking to Speed Up Procedures to Attract ‘Digital Nomads’

Greece is speeding up procedures to launch a special visa in its aim to attract digital nomads from other countries to relocate to Greece.

Greek PM: Self Tests, Vaccinations Weapons Against Covid-19   

Greece is in its last critical two-month battle against Covid-19, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in parliament, adding that hopes were now on self-testing and vaccination.

Greece’s Covid-hit F&B Sector to Get €330m in Aid

The Greek government will subsidize the country’s food and beverages (F&B) sector with 330 million euros in aid to assist recovery after Covid-19. 

Covid-19 Fatigue Forces Greek Authorities to Allow Shopping

Greek authorities have given the go-ahead for small retail shops to reopen, allowing at the same time movement between municipalities on weekends.

Tourism Accommodation Facilities to Get Lease Extension 

Tourism accommodation enterprises in Greece will be able to extend their current lease by two years, as part of the latest government Covid-19 support measures.

Greek Tourism to Gain from ‘Ellada 2.0’ Resilience Plan

The Greek tourism sector stands to gain from a total of 57 billion euros in funding out of Greece’s national recovery and resilience plan dubbed “Ellada 2.0”.

Greece Welcomes Extra €2.5bn Under Commission’s SURE Tool

The Greek government has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for additional funding through the SURE program, to go towards jobs and incomes affected by Covid-19.