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TUI Suspends Vast Majority of Travel Operations Due to Coronavirus

Travel giant TUI is suspending the vast majority of all travel operations until further notice - including package travel, cruises and hotel operations - due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Stay Home and Close the Door to the Coronavirus, Says Greek PM

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is urging everyone in the country to "stay at home" to avoid getting seriously ill from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Greece Halts All Flights to Italy Because of Coronavirus

Greece has suspended all remaining flights to and from Italy after the government discussed additional measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Greece Shuts Restaurants, Bars, Malls as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Greece has tightened its nationwide shutdown further, in response to the rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Commission: €37bn to Support EU States in Coronavirus Fight

The European Commission announced the set up of a 37-billion-euro fund to help member states boost their economies due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Greek Officials Urge Limited Travel, Close Cinemas & Museums

Greek health officials have advised vonunerable groups against travel due to COVID-19, while all cultural venues in Greece will remain closed for 15 days.

Coronavirus: Trump Cuts Off Travel from Europe Apart from UK

Citing coronavirus fears, US President Donald Trump announced that travel from Europe is off limits for 30 days with the exception of the UK.

UNWTO: Tourism to Further Cooperate on Coronavirus Response

The UNWTO and WHO agencies have agreed that tourism can play a key role in both containing the COVID-19 outbreak and leading future response efforts.

Advice for Travel During Coronavirus Outbreak

Greece's National Public Health Organization (EODY) has released advise for those traveling during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Commissioner Schinas Briefed on Coronavirus Impact on Greek Tourism

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas was informed on the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on Greek tourism so far.

WHO: Coronavirus is a Pandemic that will Touch Every Sector

The World Health Organization (WHO) has characterized the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic and underlined that it will touch every sector.

Suspension of Greek Hotel Stayover Tax Proposed to Ease Coronavirus Impact

Suspending the "stayover tax", imposed on hotels, is among 10 proposals tabled by the Economic Chamber of Greece in view of the coronavirus' impact on Greece’s economy.

Greek Doctors Consider Turkey High Risk Country for Coronavirus

The Panhellenic Medical Association has expressed concerns over Turkey’s failure to report coronavirus incidents.

Greece’s Off-season Hotel Bookings Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak

Hotel bookings in Greece for stay during off-season months have been affected by concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Greece Shuts All Schools for Two Weeks

All schools and universities in Greece will remain closed for the next 14 days in efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus Makes Greece Stop Flights to Northern Italy

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has temporary suspended all flights to northern Italy from Greece, as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus Threatens 2020 Int’l Tourist Arrivals

The UNWTO has revised its 2020 prospects and sees a decrease in international tourist arrivals and receipts this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

IATA: Coronavirus May Cost Airlines $113bn in 2020 Revenue

The spread of Covid-19 to more than 80 countries may cost the airline industry up to 113 billion dollars, says IATA.

Coronavirus Poses Big Challenge for Meetings and Events Industry, Says IAPCO

Government support and flexibility from the market are essential for PCOs to face the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, says IAPCO.

MSC Opera Continues Cruise Itinerary to Corfu after Coronavirus Incident

An MSC Cruises liner on Wednesday was given the green light by Greek authorities to sail to Corfu after a Covid-19 incident forced passengers to remain temporarily quarantined.