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EU Commission Urges Vacationers to Accept Vouchers for Future Travel

Τhe European Commission is encouraging customers to opt for vouchers instead of refunds and consider traveling at a later date, in an attempt to offset losses for the travel industry due to COVID-19.

Emirates to Suspend Most Passenger Operations

Emirates will temporarily suspend most of its passenger operations by March 25 and retain flights to only 13 countries to support the repatriation of travellers.

Travel Restrictions Force Singapore Airlines to Ground 96% of Fleet

Singapore Airlines is grounding 138 aircraft out of a total fleet of 147, given the further tightening of border controls around the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greek Government Officially Closes Most Hotels

After shutting down seasonal hotels, the Greek government has published the decision to temporarily close Greece's year-round hotels, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Thessaloniki: Access to Seikh Su Forest is Prohibited

The Region of Central Macedonia has banned access to Seikh Su, the hilltop forest surrounding the city of Thessaloniki, as part of its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Minoan Lines Brings Greeks Back Home from Italy

Minoan Lines contributed to the repatriation of Greek citizens and transferred them from Italy to Greece, following the Covid-19 travel restrictions imposed worldwide.

AEGEAN to Temporarily Stop International Flights

AEGEAN has announced the temporary suspension of its international flights as of March 26 due to the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lufthansa Group Extends Free Rebooking Period

The airlines of Lufthansa Group are extending their free rebooking period until August 31 to meet their customers' needs due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 virus.

7th Rhodes Int’l Marathon Event Postponed for April 2021

The 7th Rhodes International Marathon event, originally scheduled to take place on Rhodes on May 3, has been postponed for April 2021, due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Greece.

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.

Greece Steps Up Checks on All Incoming Travelers at Airports

Strict checks are being carried out on all incoming travelers entering Greek airports, regardless of nationality.

Only Greek Island Residents, Suppliers Allowed to Travel by Ferry

Greek authorities have tightened restrictions for ferry travel, allowing travel only to permanent island residents and to those wishing to return to Athens.

Greece Bans Private Pleasure Boats from Entering its Ports

Greece has temporarily banned the entrance of private pleasure boats from entering its ports, as part of efforts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

EU Agrees to Suspend Airport Slot Rules for Airlines

The EU has agreed with the request of airlines to temporarily waive a "use it or lose it" rule on slot requirements, due to the major impact of Covid-19.

Greece Suspends Year-round Hotel Operations

Greece is suspending the operation of year-round hotels until the end of April, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Greece May Take Additional Measures for Ferry, Air Travel

The Greek government may take additional measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Greece, including rules on ferry travel in the country.

IATA: Airlines will Need Emergency Aid Up to $200bn

Emergency aid of up to $200 billion is required for airlines due to the evaporation of air travel demand caused by Covid-19, says IATA.

Cyprus to Close Airports, Shut down Hotels

Cyprus will not accept incoming flights as of March 21, implementing a two-week travel ban, in efforts to contain the further spread of the coronavirus.

The Olympic Flame Goes from Athens to Tokyo

The Olympic Flame began its journey from Greece to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, following the Handover Ceremony that took place in Athens.

Scoot Offers Voucher Refunds for Flexible Rebooking

Scoot is offering voucher refunds for the full value of bookings made on or before 15 March 2020 for travel up to 31 May 2020 with immediate effect.