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Covid-19 Back to Disrupt Summer as Cases Spike Across Europe

Europe ushered in summer this week with a surge in Covid-19 cases and a warning by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) that Omicron subvariants may lead to an increase in hospitalizations.

Greece Rules Out Measures Despite Rising Covid-19 Cases

The Greek Heath Ministry has ruled out the possibility of new measures to deal with the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Greece.

IATA: Travel Demand Strong but Covid-19 Curbs Still Delaying Recovery 

Strong desire for travel is boosting air travel, but poor management of Covid-19 is still impacting the sector’s recovery, according to IATA.

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.

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.

Travel Searches Surge as Covid-19 Restrictions Ease, Says Expedia

The further opening of borders and easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions led to a significant increase in travel searches during the first three months of 2022, says Expedia.

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.

Covid-19: Greece Keeps its Airport, Airplane Mask Mandate

Although Greece has lifted all Covid-19 restrictions for domestic and international flights, the mask mandate for indoor areas of airports and while on flights is still in force.

Greece Drops Covid-19 Requirements for Country Entry

As of May 1, travelers coming to Greece will no longer be required to show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or test to enter the country.

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.

Greece Relaxes Covid-19 Measures for the Summer

Covid-19 vaccination or recovery certificates will no longer be required for admission to bars, restaurants, cafes and other venues in Greece starting May 1.

Emirates SkyCargo Transports Over 1 billion Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines

Emirates SkyCargo reaches 1 billion vaccine doses milestone 18 months after transporting the first trial shipment of Covid-19 vaccines.

Greece to Suspend Covid-19 Vaccination and Recovery Certificates Next Month

The Greek government will temporarily suspend the use of Covid-19 vaccination and recovery certificates in Greece as of May 1, according to Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

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.

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

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for canceled trips due to Covid-19 to June 30, 2022.

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.

Greece’s Covid-19 Travel Rules for Int’l Flights Get Extension

The rules that passengers must follow to enter Greece on international flights have been extended until April 11.

Covid-19: CDC Lifts All Cruise Travel Warnings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently dropped all warnings for cruise travel.

Greece Keeps Covid-19 Measures in Place, Considers 4th Vaccine Shot

Greece’s health authorities announced that Covid-19 measures will remain as they are in the country until the end of April.