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Covid-19: Greece Allows 100% Capacity at Vaccinated-only Conferences and Events

Greece has eased Covid-19 protocols for conferences and events allowing 100% capacity at exhibition spaces for vaccinated-only participants.

Greece Loosens More Covid-19 Restrictions

A number of Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted in Greece, allowing standing customers at bars and a 50% capacity at sports events starting on Saturday, February 19.

Greece Lifts Mandatory Covid-19 Test for Travelers from US, Canada, Australia

Vaccinated travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia no longer need to present a negative Covid-19 test when they arrive in Greece.

Greece Covid-19 Health Experts Say ‘No’ to Carnival Events

Greek health experts have ruled against Carnival activities, citing the persistently high number of incidents and deaths from Covid-19.

German, UK and US Tourists Top Spenders in Greece Before Covid-19

Travelers from Germany, the UK and the US were the top spenders in pre-pandemic 2019, according to a report by SETE Intelligence (INSETE).

Entering Greece: New Covid-19 Rules for International Travelers

Inbound travelers to Greece from EU/Schengen countries and 33 non-EU countries that hold a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate will no longer be subject to additional restrictions.

Covid-19: Facilitating Meetings and Events Tourism Next on Greece’s Agenda

The Greek Tourism Ministry will propose the easing of Covid-19 protocols for business events in an effort to rekindle MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) activity.

Greece to Decide on Covid-19 Measures for Carnival Festivities

Greek health experts are expected to soon decide what measures should be held for carnival festivities, which are to kick off next week in Greece.

Commission Proposes Extending EU Covid-19 Travel Pass by a Year

As part of ongoing efforts to facilitate safe travel, the European Commission proposed extending the use of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by a year.

Covid-19 Pushing Greek Hoteliers to Despair, Aid Needed

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is pushing Greek hoteliers to their limits, with hospitality professionals expecting 2022 to be one more challenging year.
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Covid-19 Impact on Greek Tourism

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is providing a timeline with select moments of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the Greek tourism sector.

EU Airports, Airlines: Studies Prove Covid-19 Travel Controls Ineffective

Blanket travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19’s Omicron have failed, global travel and tourism organizations say in a joint statement.

EU Covid-19 Certificates for Travel Now Valid 9 Months Without Booster Shot

The digital COVID certificate for travel in the EU is now valid for only 9 months after 2 doses of a vaccine against Covid-19.

Covid-19: Greece Updates Rules for Entrance to Public Services, Churches, Restaurants

The Greek government has updated the Covid-19 rules that citizens must follow to enter public services, banks, churches, restaurants and bars in Greece.

Cyprus: New Covid-19 Travel Rules for Entry from March 1

Authorities in Cyprus have announced new entry requirements for travelers entering the country as of March 1.

Covid-19: Greece Lifts Music Ban and Midnight Curfew for Restaurants, Bars

Greek authorities have announced the lifting of the mandatory closing time and music ban imposed on restaurants, cafes and bars.

ETC Investigates Impact of Covid-19 on Tourists’ Sustainable Travel Attitudes

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has released a report to help destinations in Europe better understand consumers’ attitudes in the Covid-19 era.

Greece’s Entry Rules Unchanged, All Travelers Must Present Negative Covid-19 Tests

The Greek authorities have extended all Covid-19 aviation directives that concern flights and arrivals to Greece from abroad.

Greece Keeps Covid-19 Restrictions in Place for Another Week

The Greek Health Ministry’s committee of experts for Covid-19 has decided to extend the measures against the spread of the coronavirus for another week.

Fines Force Seniors in Greece to Rush and Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Greek residents over 60 rushed to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before the end of January, when fines reach 100 euros for every month they don’t get the jab.