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Greece Welcomes EU Guidelines to Safely Restart Tourism post-Coronavirus

Greece has welcomed the European Commission's guidelines for EU tourism, announced to help member states cope in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Reverses Initial Favorable Forecasts for Greece

Greece could face a recession of 7.9% in 2020, with the tourism, transport and shipping sectors expected to suffer a major blow, says the country's 2020-2023 Stability Program.

Coronavirus: Emirates Ramps Up Ticket Refund Capability

Emirates has ramped up its capability to process refunds, reaffirming its commitment to customers and travel trade partners impacted by disruptions due to Covid-19.

Travel Medicine Specialists Examine Protocols for Greece to Welcome ‘Coronavirus-free’ Tourists

Travel medicine experts are examining health protocols for Greece to welcome inbound travelers during the post-Covid-19 period.

Coronavirus Global Response: EU Kick-starts Worldwide Pledging Marathon

The European Union on May 4 will launch a global pledging effort – the Coronavirus Global Response – to raise funds to help in the fight against Covid-19.

Study: 55% of Greeks Ready for ‘Normal’ Life after Coronavirus

More than half of all Greeks are ready to return to their “normal” lives once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, according to a new study by Kapa Research.

US Airlines to Get $25 billion Coronavirus Payroll Bailout

Ten coronavirus-hit US airlines have tentatively agreed to a 25-billion-dollar injection to help them meet payroll needs through to September.

Greek Tourism Ministry Sets Post-Coronavirus Agenda

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and the GNTO are exploring ways to redefine Greece’s tourism product so it can adapt to the new reality after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Economist Sees Considerable Coronavirus Toll on Greek Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to impact Greece’s tourism sector more than in any other Eurozone country, according to The Economist.

World Media Commend Greece on Coronavirus Crisis Control

Media worldwide are praising the Greek government on its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, as it remains among the few countries in the world with low infection and death rates.

Greek Tourism Ministry Announces New 1572 Coronavirus Hotline

The Greek Tourism Ministry has announced a new hotline that will provide answers for Covid-19 concerns of consumers, tourists, businessmen and tourism workers.

Greece Shows Italy Solidarity in Coronavirus Times

Greece expressed its solidarity to Italy, which has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, during an event held by the Greek Foreign Ministry in Athens.

Global Airline Capacity Nosedives Hit by Coronavirus Outbreak

In the last seven days some 20 million scheduled seats were cut by airlines globally, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide.

European Parliament Approves €37bn for Coronavirus-hit Sectors

The European Parliament has voted in favor of making 37 billion euros from EU structural funds available to member countries to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

Poll: Coronavirus Repercussions on Economy Worry Greeks

The majority of Greeks expect the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic to negatively impact business activity in Greece.

Pre-coronavirus Travel Revenue for Greece on the Rise – January Data

Greece's tourism revenue was on an upward trend in January, before the coronavirus health crisis hit the country, recording a 24.4 percent rise.

Greece: Third Round of Aid to Boost Coronavirus-hit Economy

Greece has announced a new round of support measures focusing on employees and businesses, laid-off staff, the Easter bonus, loan payments, and budgetary planning.

EU Shuts Borders to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

The EU is closing its external borders and temporarily banning "non-essential travel" to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus globally.

Eurogroup: Transport and Tourism to Receive Economic Coronavirus Response

Transport and tourism are among the severely affected sectors in the EU that are to receive liquidity support to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Greece May Ban Entry of Travelers from Coronavirus-affected Countries

Greece may impose a temporary ban on the entry and exit of foreign nationals travelling from and to affected countries abroad to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).