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Greece Lifts Most Covid-19 Restrictions Countrywide

The Greek authorities will lift most Covid-19 restrictions, including curfews in areas with high coronavirus rates, throughout Greece as of October 9.

UNWTO Poll: Experts Expect 2019 Tourism Levels in 2024

Nearly half of sector experts expect to see international tourism returning to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in 2024 or later, says the UNWTO Panel of Experts.

Covid-19: Greece to Grant More ‘Freedoms’ to the Vaccinated 

Vaccinated individuals in Greece may soon be granted more liberties, as the government prepares to announce a series of revised Covid-19 measures ahead of winter.

UK Simplifies International Covid-19 Travel Rules

The UK now has a new two-category set of international travel rules and has changed the testing requirements when fully vaccinated travelers enter England from a non-red list country.

Greek Hoteliers Expect Tourism Normalcy in 2022

Greek hoteliers are expecting tourism normalcy in 2022, according to Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

G7 Transport, Health Ministers Agree to Plan for Safe Tourism Reopening

Seven principles have been agreed between G7 leaders to build a long-lasting recovery for the international travel sector.

Athens Mayor: People-centered Policies Needed to Address Climate Change

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is considering new people-centered policies to improve the standard of living in the Greek capital and address climate change.

Greece to Allow Cruise Ships from Turkish Ports, Indoor Hotel Pools to Operate

The Greek committee of Covid-19 experts has given its approval for Greece to allow the arrival of cruise ships from Turkey and the operation of indoor swimming pools in hotels.

EU Commission Commends Greece for post-Covid-19 Progress

Greece is moving faster towards growth approaching pre-Covid-19 crisis levels, said European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni during an IOBE virtual event.

Covid-19: Greece Ready to Impose Measures in High-risk Areas

Greek health authorities have ruled out the possibility of a country-wide lockdown but are noting that local Covid-19 restrictions will be ordered should the need arise.

Greece Prepares Two New Campaigns to Win Over Tourists in Winter, Spring

The Greek Τourism Μinistry and the GNTO will launch two campaigns to promote Greece’s winter and spring destinations to international travelers.

Greek Hoteliers Call for Revised Covid-19 Health Protocols Due to Changing Weather

In view of autumn and of the changing weather conditions, Greece’s hoteliers are calling on authorities to update the health protocols for Covid-19.

Covid-19: Greece Benefits from Announcing Travel Opening Early

Announcing its opening to travelers and setting out clear Covid-19 guidelines has given Greece a head start in tourism recovery, according to ForwardKeys.

Commission: Greek Economy Recovering ‘Earlier Than Expected’

The European Commission praised Greece for advancing reforms as part of its post-bailout program, noting that the country’s economy was demonstrating an “earlier-than-expected recovery”.

Greek Tourism Minister Pledges to Support Hoteliers

Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias pledged to support the country’s hoteliers in their efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to work together on a sustainable future.

Greek PM: Investor Interest, FDI Lead Way for Dynamic Growth

Greece’s attractiveness as an investor destination and stronger export activity are two crucial indicators of a robust economy, says Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece Sees Tourism Revenue Reaching €12bn, Aims to Keep Tourists Coming into Fall

Greece is expecting tourism-related revenue this year to reach some 12 billion euros, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Visitors to Greece in July Increase by 240.2% Bolstering Revenue

The number of incoming travelers to Greece in July increased by 240.2% year-on-year to some 2.8 million, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greek Minister Announces Four-pronged Tourism Strategy

Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias has announced a four-pronged tourism strategy aimed at boosting Greece’s economy and stimulating growth.

July Tourism Revenues in Greece Achieve 61.4% of 2019 Levels

Greece’s travel receipts in July achieved 61.4% of their July 2019 levels, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.