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Greece Considers Support for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

The ministries of economy, development and tourism are examining a series of measures to support business owners in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Report: Greece 2020 Tourism Resilient but Still Faced with Coronavirus and Refugee Crisis

Entering the third month of 2020 and a key pre-booking period for the summer ahead, Greece is faced with the refugee crisis and the coronavirus outbreak.

Greece Controls Borders in Efforts to Delay Coronavirus Spread into EU

Greece has managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 to seven confirmed cases, after a series of emergency measures that included restricting the country’s border with neighboring Turkey.

European Travel Industry Calls for Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

ECTAA is calling upon the European Commission to set-up an official working group with the travel industry on coronavirus issues.

AEGEAN: Prevention Measures Against the Coronavirus

Greek airline company AEGEAN has announced that it is taking all prevention measures for the coronavirus outbreak.

Delphi Economic Forum Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The 5th Delphi Economic Forum, which was to be held in Delphi, Greece, has been postponed for late May - early June this year, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Choking Travel Won’t Stop the Coronavirus Spreading, WTTC Warns

Imposing blanket travel bans and implementing extreme policies are not the answer to stopping the spread of coronavirus, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Lufthansa Group to Reduce Flight Capacity By Up to 25% Due to Coronavirus

Lufthansa Group expects to reduce the number of its short- and medium-haul flights by up to 25 percent during the next weeks, due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Greek Tourism Ministry Closely Monitoring Coronavirus Situation

The Tourism Ministry has one of the main roles in a crisis management team set up to monitor the coronavirus situation in Greece.

Greece Cancels All Carnival Events Due to Coronavirus

The latest coronavirus cases recorded in Greece, forced health authorities to cancel all carnival festivities scheduled for the three-day weekend ahead.

Greek Gov’t Act Lays Out Urgent Coronavirus Measures

Greece's first coronavirus case was reported in Thessaloniki, following the country's announced emergency response measures, which includes the right to impose controls at all of the country’s entry and exit points.

UNWTO: Excessive Coronavirus Measures May Hurt Tourism Sector

The UNWTO has warned that taking excessive health measures to face the coronavirus outbreak may lead to negative repercussions on tourism.

Tourism Body SETE Calls for Calm as Greece Confirms First Coronavirus Case

"In the coming months, Greece is expected to welcome more than 30 million visitors, and calmness, coordination and cooperation is needed," SETE said in regards to the coronavirus outbreak.

Greece on Heightened Alert for Coronavirus After Italy Infections

Greece is intensifying precautionary measures after the coronavirus spread to neighboring Italy.

AEGEAN: No Rebooking Fees Until March 20 Due to Coronavirus

AEGEAN will not apply rebooking fees until March 20 to passengers that wish to reschedule their travel plans due to the coronavirus outbreak.

ITB China 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The ITB China B2B travel trade show will be postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Air China Suspends Athens-Beijing Flights Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Air China is suspending its direct flights between Athens and Beijing due to the 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak.

WTTC Warns Against Panic and Stigmatization Over Coronavirus

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is warning against disproportionate reactions and the possible stigmatization of Chinese tourists as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Cruise Industry Steps Up Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

Measures for cruise travel are being tightened in response to developments concerning the 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the global cruise industry, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Advanced Coronavirus Measures in Place at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) has moved ahead with a series of measures to halt the potential spread of the Wuhan virus.