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EU Moves Forward with Green Certificates Aiming for June 

The Digital Green Certificate, aimed at enabling travel across the EU, is expected to enter into force in June or early July, according to EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.

Greek PM: More Covid-19 Relief for Wage-earners, Businesses

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced five new support measures, including tax breaks and insurance cuts, in an attempt to relieve Greek households and reignite the economy in the aftermath of Covid-19.

All the Covid-19 Measures for a ‘Safe’ Greek Easter

Greeks will celebrate Easter for a second time at home this year, with measures aimed at ensuring a better, freer summer.

US Urges Citizens to Reconsider Travel Abroad Due to Covid-19

The US State Department is urging Americans to reconsider all travel abroad, after updating its travel advisories, including its notice for Greece.

Minister: Fresh EU Funding for Greek Businesses on its Way

Fresh funding for a wide range of Greek businesses, including tourism enterprises, will be announced soon, according to Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Greek PM Expects Return to Normalcy in May

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his confidence that Greece will return to normalcy in the aftermath of Covid-19 with the restart of economic activity in May.

Greece’s Step-by-step Tourism Opening Plan Aims to Recover Lost Ground

Balance, safety, and respect of travelers’ needs are the focus of Greece’s progressive plan to open to tourists on May 14 in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Covid-19: Greek Hoteliers Call for Measures to Facilitate Road Tourism

Greek hoteliers are calling on the government to take measures that will facilitate road travel and ensure safe admission into the country.

Covid-19: High Viral Load, Greek Easter Holiday Force Authorities to Reconsider Measures

Greek authorities are not ready to lift Covid-19 lockdown measures, which would, among others, allow inter-regional travel.

HOTREC’s Marie Audren: ‘European Hospitality is Up Against Challenges Beyond Covid-19’

HOTREC Director-General Marie Audren shares her thoughts on the challenges of the Covid-19 era and the opportunities it brings for the development of the European hospitality industry.

Study: Athens Only City in Europe to See Hospitality Recovery in 2022

Athens will be the only European city to see recovery of its hospitality and entertainment sectors in 2022, according to a study by Oxford Economics.

Greek PM: Self Tests, Vaccinations Weapons Against Covid-19   

Greece is in its last critical two-month battle against Covid-19, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in parliament, adding that hopes were now on self-testing and vaccination.

Greece’s Covid-hit F&B Sector to Get €330m in Aid

The Greek government will subsidize the country’s food and beverages (F&B) sector with 330 million euros in aid to assist recovery after Covid-19. 

Greece Prepares 2021 Ferry Travel Health Protocols

Greece’s updated health protocols for safe ferry travel during this year’s tourism season are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

HOTREC Rolls Out #TogetherForHospitality Campaign to Support Tourism Recovery

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has launched a digital campaign to support the tourism sector.

Covid-19 Fatigue Forces Greek Authorities to Allow Shopping

Greek authorities have given the go-ahead for small retail shops to reopen, allowing at the same time movement between municipalities on weekends.

Tourism Accommodation Facilities to Get Lease Extension 

Tourism accommodation enterprises in Greece will be able to extend their current lease by two years, as part of the latest government Covid-19 support measures.

Deloitte Study Sees Lasting Impact of Covid-19 on Europe’s Hotel Industry

The repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe’s hotel industry are expected to last longer than initially assessed, according to Deloitte.

Greece Welcomes Extra €2.5bn Under Commission’s SURE Tool

The Greek government has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for additional funding through the SURE program, to go towards jobs and incomes affected by Covid-19. 

Austria Discuses Digital Green Certificate Details With 12 EU States

Austrian Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger held a meeting with 12 of her EU counterparts, including Greece, to discuss the rollout of a Digital Green Certificate for travel.