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Covid-19: CDC Lifts All Cruise Travel Warnings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently dropped all warnings for cruise travel.

Greece Keeps Covid-19 Measures in Place, Considers 4th Vaccine Shot

Greece’s health authorities announced that Covid-19 measures will remain as they are in the country until the end of April.

Covid-19: Greece Changes Expiration Dates of Vaccination and Recovery Certificates

The Greek government is considering to harmonize Greece’s domestic validity period of vaccination and recovery certificates with the expiration dates recommended by the EU.

Covid-19: Up-to-date Info for Tourists in Greece

Traveling to Greece soon? Here’s what you need to know about some of the Covid-19 safety measures still in force in Greece.

EU Urges Member States to Lift Last Remaining Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders has called for Member States of the European Union to lift the last remaining Covid-19 travel restrictions within the bloc.

Covid-19: Greece to Drop Fine for Unvaccinated Seniors

Greece will stop fining seniors who have not been vaccinated starting April 15, according to Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

Covid-19 Travel Rules Stay the Same in Greece

Besides abolishing the once mandatory PLF, the Greek authorities have kept in place all other Covid-19 rules that travelers from abroad must follow.

Covid-19: Tourism Leaders See Sector’s Restart Underway

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have welcomed the steady lifting and easing of the travel restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Issues New Covid-19 Health Rules for Hotels to Follow in 2022

The Greek government has announced a new set of Covid-19 health protocols to be followed by hotels in 2022.

Covid-19: IATA Sees Progress in Opening the World to Travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) sees increasing momentum towards the reopening of borders and the relaxation of travel restrictions, as Covid-19 moves into the endemic phase.

GBTA Calls for End to Covid-19 Testing Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is calling on governments in Europe, Canada, the US and Latin America to end Covid-19 testing requirements for vaccinated travelers.

Global Air Travel Industry Wants End to Covid-19 Controls

Airlines and airports are calling for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped.

Covid-19: Greek Ferries Return to 100% Capacity

Greece is fully lifting capacity measures on ferries as the number of Covid-19 cases appear to be stabilizing.

EU Poll: Covid-19 Pandemic Behind Surge in Violence Against Women

The majority of women in the EU attribute a sharp rise in physical and emotional violence against females to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the figure in Greece reaching a massive 93%, according to a new Eurobarometer survey.

Covid-19: Greece Scraps Mandatory Outdoor Masks Rule

Greece from Saturday will lift the mandatory requirement for face masks to be worn in all outdoor public places.

Greece Keeps Masks Outdoors in Fight Against Covid-19

Mask-wearing in all public spaces and outdoors remains mandatory in Greece after the country’s Covid-19 committee decided to postpone its decision on the matter for next week.

UNWTO – WHO: Covid-19 Travel Measures Should Be Based on Risk Assessment

UNWTO and WHO are calling for the lifting of travel bans, agreeing that blanket restrictions should be replaced with risk -based, evidence- informed policies.

Athens’ Cultural Sites, Covid-19 Safety Measures Attract Visitors in 2021

Athens’ cultural sites and Covid-19 safety measures were among the main reasons why leisure travelers chose to visit the Greek capital in 2021, a survey reveals.

Covid-19: EU Countries Can Now Issue Recovery Certificates Based on Rapid Tests

Member states of the European Union are now able to issue Covid-19 recovery certificates also based on positive rapid antigen test results.

UK to Drop All Covid-19 Restrictions this Week

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that starting February 24, all coronavirus restrictions will end and Covid-19 will be treated as other infectious diseases such as the flu.