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Athens Municipality to Support Businesses Active in Culture with €7.7 Million

The Municipality of Athens will allocate 7.7 million euros to support businesses active in culture - including museums and theaters - that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

WTTC: UK Quarantine Rule a ‘Crushing Blow’ to Travel and Tourism

The WTTC warns that the UK's latest emergency border measures, taken to prevent the spread of new Covid-19 variants, could be a "crushing blow" to travel.

France Announces Negative Covid-19 Test Requirement for EU Travelers

Passengers arriving from EU destinations to France will be required to present a negative PCR test conducted up to 72 hours prior to departure.

IATA Calls for Testing, Prepares to Rollout Travel Pass App

IATA is calling for the opening of borders with Covid-19 testing or vaccinations while preparing for the full rollout of its "Travel Pass" app.

Greece’s Passenger Shipping Sector Sees Heavy Revenue Loss in 2020

Greece’s passenger shipping sector has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic with lost revenue expected to exceed 300 million euros in 2020.

Covid-19: Strict Lockdown Restrictions Extended for West Attica, Kozani, Kalymnos

The stricter lockdown restrictions imposed on the prefecture of West Attica, the regional units of Kozani and Rodopi, and on the island of Kalymnos have been extended until January 18.

Athens Airport: Passenger Traffic Drops 68.4% in 2020

Passenger traffic at Athens Airport dropped by 68.4 percent in 2020, compared to 2019, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on air travel.

EasyJet Says ‘Yes’ to Five-year Loan Facility

UK low-cost carrier easyJet agreed to a new $1.87 billion 5-year term loan with a syndicate of banks which will boost liquidity in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Greece: 7-day Quarantine for Passengers Arriving from Abroad

All travelers arriving to Greece from abroad must self-isolate for 7 days, according to a new directive issued by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Covid-19: Greece Extends Lockdown Measures Until January 18

Greece is extending its lockdown measures until Monday, January 18, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias has announced.

Greek Consumer Confidence Picks Up Marginally in December

Greek consumer confidence picked up slightly in December, as the economic climate index reached 91.5 points against 91.0 points in November 2020, according the IOBE think tank.

IATA: Passenger Demand Recovery Grinds to a Halt in November 2020

Τhe recovery in passenger demand came to a halt in November 2020, as governments responded to new Covid-19 outbreaks with severe travel restrictions, IATA said.

Covid-19: Greece Extends Restrictions for Domestic Air Travel

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has extended travel restrictions for domestic flights in Greece until January 11.

Strict Lockdown Measures Extended for Two Municipalities in West Attica

Greek authorities have decided to extend the strict Covid-19 lockdown restrictions on the municipalities of Aspropyrgos and Elefsina in West Attica, until January 11.

EU Approves €1.25bn German State Aid for TUI

The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute with up to 1.25 billion euros to the recapitalization of TUI AG.

Report: 21 Years of Airline Passenger Traffic Growth Wiped Out in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its consequences wiped out 21 years of global passenger traffic growth in 2020, according to a report by global aviation data firm Cirium.

UNWTO: Plunge in 2020 Arrivals Drives Tourism Back to 1990 Levels

The year 2020 will go down in history as the worst year on record for global tourism with international arrivals expected to reach 1990 levels, the UNWTO says.

Athens Traders Body Tables Proposals for Shop Re-opening

The Athens Traders Association has tabled its proposals for the smooth re-opening of shops in the Greek capital, ahead of the holiday season. 

Attica Boosts Bus Services to Deal with Overcrowding

Greek authorities will boost frequency of bus and metro services in Attica, in efforts to address overcrowding and limit the spread of Covid once lockdown is lifted.

Digital Transformation to Spearhead Greece’s Tourism Development, Say Experts

Digital transformation has profoundly affected the tourism industry and is spearheading developments in the sector amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Greek experts.