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Air France Grounds Airbus 380 Aircraft and KLM its Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

The Air France-KLM Group will gradually reduce its flight activity during the next two months following travel restrictions imposed in France and other countries due to Covid-19.

Emirates Implements Thermal Screening on All US-bound Flights

Emirates is implementing thermal screening measures for all passengers travelling on US flights departing from Dubai International Airport.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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).

TUI Suspends Vast Majority of Travel Operations Due to Coronavirus

Travel giant TUI is suspending the vast majority of all travel operations until further notice - including package travel, cruises and hotel operations - due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Stay Home and Close the Door to the Coronavirus, Says Greek PM

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is urging everyone in the country to "stay at home" to avoid getting seriously ill from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Greece Halts All Flights to Italy Because of Coronavirus

Greece has suspended all remaining flights to and from Italy after the government discussed additional measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Russia’s MITT 2020 Travel Fair Postponed

The Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition – MITT will be postponed to a later date due the spread of the coronavirus.

Royal Caribbean Suspends All Cruises Globally

Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced the suspension of all the sailings of its fleet globally due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Greece Shuts Restaurants, Bars, Malls as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Greece has tightened its nationwide shutdown further, in response to the rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Commission: €37bn to Support EU States in Coronavirus Fight

The European Commission announced the set up of a 37-billion-euro fund to help member states boost their economies due to the coronavirus outbreak.