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Covid-19: Greece Braces for Omicron Wave, Urges Vaccination

Greek authorities are urging the public to get vaccinated in the midst of an Omicron wave which has kept cases above 43,000 in the last few days.

Covid-19: Greek Hoteliers Say ‘Omicron’ Taking Toll, Call for Backing

Greek hoteliers are appealing to the government to extend financial support to hotels as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has put a brake on bookings.

Greece Puts Price Cap on PCR Tests, Announces More Covid-19 Self-testing in Schools

The Greek government has announced a €47 price cap on PCR molecular tests for Covid-19 at private diagnostic laboratories and clinics.

Covid-19: Greek Health Experts Say ‘Omicron’ Likely to Peak in January

The fast-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19 will be short-lived, said infectious diseases expert Gkikas Magiorkinis, forecasting that it may peak in Greece in January.

Greece Mulls Making Covid-19 Vaccination Mandatory for Some Age Groups

Making vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory for some age groups in Greece is on the table, according to Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

Greece Updates Rule for Domestic Travel with a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has issued an update to the rule for travelers flying on domestic flights in Greece with a Covid-19 recovery certificate.

Covid-19: Greece Supports Jobs, Businesses with New Measures

The Greek government has announced new measures aimed at supporting businesses and employees affected by a new round of Covid-19 restrictions.

Greece Updates Covid-19 Quarantine Guidelines

Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) has updated Covid-19 quarantine guidelines following the announcement of new restrictions by the government.

Greece Extends Voucher Period for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for cancelled trips due to Covid-19 to March 31, 2022, in view of ongoing restrictions.

Covid-19: Inbound Travelers to Cyprus Must Have Negative PCR Test Result

Inbound travelers to Cyprus must now show a negative PCR result from a test taken no more than 48 hours before departure.

CLIA ‘Disappointed’ After CDC Advises Against Cruise Travel Due to Covid-19

The CDC has advised travelers against cruise travel, even for those who have been vaccinated, triggering a reaction from the cruise industry.

Covid-19: Greece to Celebrate New Year’s With Music Bans and Curfews

Following a surge in Covid-19 cases, Greek authorities have put in force a new round of Covid-19 restrictions that include a curfew for restaurants and bars.

Covid-19: Greece Announces Midnight Closing for Restaurants and Bars as of January 3

The Greek authorities have announced new Covid-19 restrictions that will be in force from January 3 and include an earlier closing time for restaurants and bars.

SNFCC Cancels New Year’s Eve Live Audience Events Due to Covid-19

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens has canceled all New Year’ Eve festivities that were scheduled to take place with a live audience.

Greece Introduces New Covid-19 Measures for Holiday Season

Aiming to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in Greece, the government has cancelled festive events in open spaces and announced new Covid-19 measures for the holiday season.

Covid-19: Europe’s Airports Feel Impact of Omicron Variant

The impact of the Omicron variant on the operation of European airports is ‘immediate and substantial’, says ACI Europe, the European airport trade body.

Covid-19 Vaccination Pass for Intra-EU Travel Valid for 9 Months

The European Commission decided that the Covid-19 certificate used for travel in the EU would only be valid for nine months without a booster shot.

Covid-19 Risks During Air Travel are Low, Says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has clarified that the aircraft cabin remains a very low risk environment for contracting Covid-19.

Covid-19: Greek PM Wants Citizens to Self-test for Christmas

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ruled against mandatory Covid-19 rapid testing for all but urged citizens to take self-tests ahead of holiday gatherings and outings. 

Covid-19: Omicron Dampens Christmas Cheer in Greece, New Measures on the Table

Greece is examining the possibility of requiring vaccinated individuals to provide negative Covid-19 rapid test results to enter closed spaces.