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Ministry issues travel guidelines for Greeks

The Greek Foreign Ministry advises against travel to countries with high coronavirus infection rates. The GNTO suspends Greece’s international tourism promotional campaign due to the coronavirus crisis. Authorities announce that Greece will close its borders to non-EU...

Kallichoron Hotel: Travel Flex Policy for Free Cancellations

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Astypalea's Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel has postponed its opening for the season and has introduced a flexible policy for cancellations.

Austrian Airlines to Temporarily Terminate Flight Operations

Austrian Airlines is temporarily terminating all regular flight operations as of March 18 due to entry bans being imposed across the globe to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Mediterranean Yacht Show 2020 Cancelled

The Greek Yachting Association (GYA) has decided to cancel the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2020 event in Greece due to the coronavirus pandemic.

EU Commission Proposes 30-day Schengen Zone Shutdown

The European Commission has proposed a ban on foreign nationals entering the 22-state Schengen open border zone in efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

KEPE: Scenarios for Covid-19 Impact on Greek Economy

Greece’s Centre of Planning & Economic Research (KEPE) has presented three scenarios on the impact the coronavirus may have on the Greek economy.

CAPA: Most World Airlines Will Go Bankrupt By End of May

By the end of May 2020, most airlines in the world will be bankrupt due to the coronavirus pandemic, unless governments and the industry take action immediately, according to CAPA - Centre for Aviation.

Covid-19 Takes Toll on Transport in Greece

Greek authorities are thinking of banning travel from Germany, France and the UK in efforts to contain the further spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Covid-19: Airline Alliances Expect ‘Ripple Effect’ in Industry

Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance expect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to have a ripple effect through the value chain that supports the airline industry and are requesting for governments to alleviate the unprecedented challenges.

Stringent Safety Measures at Greek Super Markets

Greek super markets have started implementing tighter safety precautions in efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

AirDNA: Covid-19 Hits Short-term Rental Market

The first signs of Covid-19’s effect on the short-term rental market have emerged with thousands of cancelations worldwide, according to AirDNA.

Greek Property Owners and Airbnb Hosts Offer Shelter to Medical Staff

The members of the Greek Property Managers Association (PASIDA), which includes owners of Airbnb-style rentals, are offering their properties for free to newly-hired medical staff in need of accommodation.

Trainose: Train Tickets Usable Within 1 Year from Issue Date

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Greece's railway service operator Trainose is giving passengers the opportunity to exchange already booked tickets with travel vouchers valid for one year.

Ryanair May Ground All Flights Due to Covid-19 Virus

Ryanair expects to reduce its seat capacity by up to 80 percent for April and May and informed that a full grounding of its fleet cannot be ruled out.

Cyprus Airways Suspends Flights Until April 30

Cyprus Airways is suspending its flight schedule until the end of April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SWISS Takes Half of Fleet Out of Service

SWISS has temporarily grounded half of its aircraft making up the short-haul and long-haul fleets, due to the coronavirus crisis.

Airbnb Allows No Penalty Cancellations to Bookings

Airbnb has activated its Extenuating Circumstances Policy that allows hosts and guests affected by COVID-19 to cancel bookings with no charge or penalty.

Greece Closes Ports to Cruise Ships, Suspends Flights to Spain and Albania

Greece has decided additional measures to limit entry to the country in its aim to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Greek Seasonal Hotels and Resorts Closed Until End of April

Seasonal hotels and resorts in Greece will remain temporarily closed from March 15 until April 30, according to a government decision taken due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Covid-19: ECTAA Applauds Commission’s Acknowledgement of Travel and Tourism

ECTAA has applauded the European Commission's acknowledgement of the immense damages the coronavirus outbreak has caused to the travel and tourism industry.