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Covid-19: Greece Keeps Masks in Ferries and Taxis

People in Greece will still have to wear facemasks inside ferries and taxis, according to a decision by the country’s Covid-19 committee of experts.

TUI Expects its Tourism Numbers in Greece to Grow Up to 13% in 2023

Leisure travel giant TUI Group expects its tourism numbers in Greece to reach pre-pandemic 2019 levels by the end of the summer and further grow up to 13% in 2023.

Greece May Re-introduce Covid-19 Measures in the Fall

Although Greeks will no longer be required to wear face masks as of Wednesday, health authorities are warning that Covid-19 measures may be re-introduced in the fall.

Rhodes Tourist Arrivals Pick Up Pace in May, Outdo 2019 Levels

Tourist arrivals to the Greek island of Rhodes are up by 6.5% compared to pre-pandemic 2019, according to data announced by South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos.

Austrians Choosing Greece for Vacations this Summer

British and Austrian travelers opt for Greece this summer with demand from Austria for Greek destinations exceeding expectations, the GNTO said.

Infrastructure Upgrade of Greece’s Religious Sites a Ministry Priority

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki highlights the need to support religious tourism in Greece by improving infrastructure and preserving religious monuments.

Athens is Back: Scheduled Flights for Summer 2022 Showing Double-digit Rise

Athens is making a big comeback as a tourism destination this year with scheduled flights from its main source markets expected to show double-digit growth in summer 2022.

EU Approves €6.8m Greek Aid Measure to Compensate Ellinair for Covid-19 Damages

The European Commission has approved a €6.8 million Greek aid measure to compensate Ellinair for the damage suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Air France and KLM Host 1st Marine Day Event in Athens

Over 100 senior professionals from the maritime segment participated in the 1st Marine Day event of Air France and KLM that was held in Athens, Greece.

Greece’s Tour Bus and Travel Services Providers Calling for Support

The General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises presented Finance Minister Christos Staikouras with 8 proposals during a recent working meeting, citing the challenges of Covid-19.

Greece Enters ‘Living With Covid’ Phase as Cases Drop

Greece is entering a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic as the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are dropping, according to Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

Covid-19: No Change Yet to Greece’s Travel Rules

The rules that must be followed by travelers arriving in Greece on international flights have been extended once again, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has announced.

‘This is Athens City Festival’ Opens in May

Athens in May will host a city festival featuring exhibitions, gastronomy events, entertainment events and outdoor activities!

Greece to Celebrate Easter with Covid Measures in Place

Greeks are preparing to celebrate Easter with Covid-19 measures, weeks before vaccination certificates and masks are dropped for the summer tourism period.

Europe’s Travel Agents Make Greece ‘Preferred Destination’ for 2022

ECTAA will promote Greece as its preferred travel destination in the next 12 months among its 70,000 member travel agents and tour operators in Europe.

HCAA Extends Covid-19 Rules for Travel to Greece

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has extended its Covid-19 aviation directives that include the rules travelers arriving in Greece on international flights must follow.

Greece to Announce Summer Covid-19 Plan in Coming Days

Greece’s full plan to deal with Covid-19 from May into the summer will be announced in the coming days, said Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris speaking during the 7th Delphi Economic Forum.

Air Astana Launches New Service to Heraklion, Crete

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, will launch a direct service from Nur-Sultan and Almaty to Heraklion, capital of the Greek island of Crete, on June 1.

GNTO: Greek Tourism Receiving Positive Messages for 2022

Greek tourism is expected to have a much better performance in 2022 compared to the past two years, GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis said while speaking at the 7th Delphi Economic Forum.

Covid-19: Greece Extends Validity of Vaccination and Recovery Certificates for Domestic Travel

The HCAA has updated the rules for travelers flying on domestic flights in Greece with Covid-19 vaccination and recovery certificates.