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EY: Estimated Tourism Losses for Greece at €10bn due to Covid-19

Covid-19 is estimated at costing the Greek tourism sector some 10 billion euros in 2020, according to the latest report by Ernst & Young (EY).

OECD Revises Covid-19 Outlook for Greece

OECD revised its previous forecast for Greece, regarding the impact of Covid-19, estimating that the country’s economy will contract at a smaller rate this year compared to the eurozone average.

Air Travel: Consumers Still Wary About Flying but Industry Experts Positive

Industry experts may be confident about the resumption of travel after the Covid-19 pandemic, but travelers appear to be fearful of getting on planes.

Mastercard Offers Technology Knowhow for the Restart of Greek Tourism

Mastercard is offering its technology knowhow for the development of new tools that will support Greece's efforts to restart its tourism sector.

IATA Releases Criteria for Covid-19 Testing in the Air Travel Process

Should governments choose to introduce Covid-19 testing for travelers arriving from countries considered as high risk, testing must deliver results fast, be able to be conducted at scale, and operate to very high rates of accuracy, says IATA.

‘We are Europe’ Tourism Campaign Launched by ETC and Euronews

The ETC and Euronews have launched a new media campaign to inspire people to get ready to travel again as restrictions across Europe are gradually being eased.

Greece Travel Info: Entry Requirements, Covid-19 Testing, FAQs

Updated information on travel to Greece during June 15-30 and from July 1 onwards (entry requirements, Covid-19 testing and answers to FAQs).

Tourism Between Greece – Israel to Take Off in August

Tourism between Greece and Israel will resume on August 1, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu have confirmed.

Greece and Israel Agree to Increase Tourism Cooperation

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and his Israeli counterpart, Asaf Zamir, have agreed to continue bilateral negotiations to strengthen tourism ties between Greece and Israel.

‘Athens is Back’ Initiative to Revive City’s Market

The Athens Municipality and the city’s traders union have launched the “Athens is Back” initiative, which offers businesses and cultural bodies the chance to promote their discounts and products.

Seasonal Hotels in Greece Open as Flights Resume

Seasonal hotels in Greece have opened their doors, as international flights to Athens and Thessaloniki restarted following the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greece Opens its Skies for Flights to Athens and Thessaloniki

Greece on Monday, June 15, officially reopened to international travel and is now welcoming visitors, following three months of Covid-19 restrictions.

Re-open EU: New Site & App Offers Real-time Info for Safe Travel

Travelers planning to visit EU countries can now access a new website offering real-time information on destinations and Covid-19 safety regulations.

Greece Extends Suspension of Flights to/from UK and Turkey

Greece has extended the temporary suspension of flights from and to Turkey and the United Kingdom until June 30.

Europe Timidly Opens Up to Travelers

A number of European countries timidly opened up to travel on June 15 easing border controls and implementing health protocols for incoming travelers.

Athens Airport Gives Travelers a Warm Welcome – Video

As Greece officially opened to travel on Monday, June 15, Athens International Airport (AIA) gave travelers a very warm welcome.

Greece Allocates €30m to Offer ‘Tourism for All’ Greeks

Greece's "Tourism for All" social tourism program will give 250,000 Greeks the chance to take subsidized holidays in the country throughout the year.

Greek Shop Owners in Tourist Areas Need Business Boost, Says Traders Body

Greek shop owners, operating businesses in tourist areas, are calling on the government to introduce financial support measures in the post-Covid-19 era.

Santorini Looks Towards a Future Without Plastic

Santorini, one of Greece's and the world's most popular island destinations, is taking action to reduce its plastic footprint resulting from tourism activity.

New Visit Greece App to Offer Whole New Experience to Tourists

Tourists in Greece will soon have access to a new innovative app to assist them during their trip in the country by giving them personalized tips and all they need to know about the Covid-19 health protection measures.