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Deutsche Bank Suggests Travel with ‘Health Certificate’ Could Help Tourism

Deutsche Bank has suggested actions that tourist destinations could take, after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, to ensure a balance between health risks, economic damage control and travel.

Covid-19: Commission, EIF Announce €8bn in Urgent Relief for Hard-hit SMEs

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have unlocked 8 billion euros in funding, aiming to facilitate cash flows for 100,000 SMEs hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

OECD Forecasts Post-Covid Slowdown of the Greek Economy

The Greek economy is expected to suffer a blow once the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, due to its heavy reliance on tourism, according to the OECD.

Greece Looking at Domestic Tourism to Jumpstart Sector After Covid-19

Greece will show extra attention to domestic tourism this year in an effort to salvage the 2020 season, which is up against the Covid-19 challenge.

Ionian Island Waterway Network Operation Deferred to 2021

The operation of the first waterway network in Greece, set to link the Ionian islands, has been deferred to 2021 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Bets on Contemporary Culture with €15m Boost

The Greek government will allocate 15 million euros in funds to enhance contemporary culture and support artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Germany Suspends Refund Obligation of Airlines for Canceled Flights

The so-called "Corona-Cabinet" of the German Federal Government has decided to temporarily suspend the reimbursement obligation for flights canceled due to a Covid-19 pandemic.

Europe’s Hard-hit Aviation Industry Calls on EU to ‘Act Now’

Europe’s aviation stakeholders are ringing alarm bells calling on EU lawmakers to take action now and protect the industry as the Covid-19 crisis pushes ahead.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UNWTO Lists 23 Recommendations for Tourism’s Recovery from Covid-19

The UNWTO has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector recover from the unprecedented challenge of coronavirus (Covid-19).