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Greece Cancels All Carnival Events Due to Coronavirus

The latest coronavirus cases recorded in Greece, forced health authorities to cancel all carnival festivities scheduled for the three-day weekend ahead.

Greek Gov’t Act Lays Out Urgent Coronavirus Measures

Greece's first coronavirus case was reported in Thessaloniki, following the country's announced emergency response measures, which includes the right to impose controls at all of the country’s entry and exit points.

UNWTO: Excessive Coronavirus Measures May Hurt Tourism Sector

The UNWTO has warned that taking excessive health measures to face the coronavirus outbreak may lead to negative repercussions on tourism.

Tourism Minister: Greece Calls for Calm in Covid-19 Health Crisis

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said the coronavirus outbreak requires levelheadedness and added that Greece must be ready for all possible scenarios.

Greece on Heightened Alert for Coronavirus After Italy Infections

Greece is intensifying precautionary measures after the coronavirus spread to neighboring Italy.

ITB Berlin 2020 to Take Place as Scheduled, Says Organizer

The ITB Berlin 2020 travel trade show will take place as planned between March 4-8 and will not be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

European Tourism Sector Calls for Solidarity and Support to China

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European tourism sector offers a message of solidarity and support to China and also urges an evidence-based approach to travel restrictions.

AEGEAN: No Rebooking Fees Until March 20 Due to Coronavirus

AEGEAN will not apply rebooking fees until March 20 to passengers that wish to reschedule their travel plans due to the coronavirus outbreak.

ITB China 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The ITB China B2B travel trade show will be postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Greece Sees 60% – 70% Cancellations by Chinese Travelers

The number of Chinese travelers that have cancelled trips to Greece due to the coronavirus outbreak has already reached 60 to 70 percent.

Air China Suspends Athens-Beijing Flights Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Air China is suspending its direct flights between Athens and Beijing due to the 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak.

WTTC Warns Against Panic and Stigmatization Over Coronavirus

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is warning against disproportionate reactions and the possible stigmatization of Chinese tourists as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Cruise Industry Steps Up Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

Measures for cruise travel are being tightened in response to developments concerning the 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the global cruise industry, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Air France-KLM Group Suspends Flights to and from China Until February 9

Following the developments of the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, the Air France-KLM Group have suspended all Air France and KLM flights to and from the country until February 9, 2020.