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Greece Pushes for Covid-19 Vaccination with New Incentives and Laws

Greek authorities are introducing a new round of Covid-19 incentives and measures including mandatory vaccination for certain groups.

Tourism Minister: Vaccination Against Covid-19 Key to Keeping Greece Open

Vaccination against Covid-19 is the key to keeping the country open for tourists, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

May 2021 Travel Flows to Greece Soar by 413.7%

Incoming traveler flows to Greece surged by 413.7% to 285,000 arrivals in May, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Covid-19 Vaccination Tops Tourism Minister’s Crete Agenda

The importance of boosting vaccinations in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, was discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and the city's mayor, Vassilis Lambrinos.

German DRV 2021 Conference in Greece a ‘Vote of Confidence’

German travel and tourism stakeholders will be meeting in Greece on October 28-31 for their annual conference demonstrating their confidence in the country.

British Holidaymakers Snap Up Tickets to Greece

Tickets to Greece are selling out fast to British travelers with sales exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to travel analytics firm ForwardKeys.

UK ‘Freedom Day’ Creates Hope for Greek Tourism Stakeholders

Fully vaccinated British travelers will no longer have to quarantine following their trip to Greece, after the British government lifted all Covid-19 lockdown measures on July 19.

Covid-19: Greece to Increase Quarantine Hotels, Ship Isolation Cabins

Greek authorities have decided to increase the number of Covid-19 quarantine hotels and ship isolation cabins to address the rise of cases in Greece.

Greece Welcomes More than 2.3 Million Visitors So Far

Greece is recovering lost ground due to Covid-19, attracting approximately 2.3 million travelers in the last few months, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Greek Experts Warn of More Mykonos-style Measures for Other Islands

Greek health experts are warning that Covid-19 measures like those imposed on Mykonos over the weekend may be ordered for other Greek islands.

Greek Vaccination Incentive ‘Freedom Pass’ Opens This Week

Greece’s “Freedom Pass” program offering 18- to 25-year-olds who get vaccinated against Covid-19 a pre-paid card worth 150 euros, goes into effect this week.

Greeks Put Vacation Plans on Pause Due to Covid-19

Covid-19 and the faster-spreading Delta variant has put the holiday plans of Greeks on hold with one in two opting to stay home, according to a nationwide study.

Greece Launches Covid Free Badges at Restaurants, Bars

Restaurants and bars in Greece are now required to display one of three badges for customers to recognize establishments implementing Covid-19 health protocols and safety practices.

Athens Municipality and GNTO Team Up to Promote Greek Capital as Leading Destination

The Athens Municipality and the GNTO are joining forces to promote the Greek capital as a leading international tourism destination.

Flight Activity at Athens Airport Picks Up Pace 

Athens International Airport has recovered 77% of total 2019 traffic so far and is up by 74% or 273 flights against last year, according to Eurocontrol. 

Greece to Allow Vaccinated-only In-person Exhibitions in Autumn

Ιn-person events and exhibitions in Greece will be allowed as of September 1, but only for participants vaccinated against Covid-19.

Authorities Mull New Measures as Covid-19 Hits Greek Islands

Greek authorities are examining a new round of measures to address a surge in positive Covid-19 cases on the islands due to the spread of the Delta variant.

Infrastructure, Connectivity Key to Keeping Cruise Companies in Greece

Greece is taking steps to accelerate port infrastructure upgrades and ensure stronger air connectivity in order to handle more cruise ships and passengers in the future, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Hotels: ‘Last-second’ Bookings to Make or Break Greek Tourist Season

Greek hoteliers are betting on late July and August tourist flows to stimulate the market hoping that vaccinations proceed and the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

German Tourists Picked Greece in June

A total of 260,000 German tourists visited Greece in June, demonstrating their confidence in the country.