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Lufthansa: Employees with Medical Training are Released from Work to Help

Lufthansa employees with medical vocational training can volunteer to offer their services at medical facilities.

Greek Government Officially Closes Most Hotels

After shutting down seasonal hotels, the Greek government has published the decision to temporarily close Greece's year-round hotels, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Covid-19 Throws Airline Industry into the Eye of the Storm

Global air travel is among the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to recent data by OAG Aviation Worldwide.

Covid-19 to Affect Ferry Schedule Frequency in Greece

The Greek Shipping Ministry is examining the possibility of reducing Greece's ferry schedule frequency due to declining demand.

Thessaloniki: Access to Seikh Su Forest is Prohibited

The Region of Central Macedonia has banned access to Seikh Su, the hilltop forest surrounding the city of Thessaloniki, as part of its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Minoan Lines Brings Greeks Back Home from Italy

Minoan Lines contributed to the repatriation of Greek citizens and transferred them from Italy to Greece, following the Covid-19 travel restrictions imposed worldwide.

Alonissos Gives Covid-19 Info in Four Languages

The Municipality of Alonissos has launched a brochure in four languages with useful information on the COVID-19 pandemic, for the island's residents and visitors.

Lufthansa Group Extends Free Rebooking Period

The airlines of Lufthansa Group are extending their free rebooking period until August 31 to meet their customers' needs due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 virus.

7th Rhodes Int’l Marathon Event Postponed for April 2021

The 7th Rhodes International Marathon event, originally scheduled to take place on Rhodes on May 3, has been postponed for April 2021, due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Greece.

Greece: Third Round of Aid to Boost Coronavirus-hit Economy

Greece has announced a new round of support measures focusing on employees and businesses, laid-off staff, the Easter bonus, loan payments, and budgetary planning.

Greece’s Seasonal Tourism Staff to Receive Support in View of Covid-19

The unemployment benefits of the seasonal workers in Greece's tourism sector will be extended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Only Greek Island Residents, Suppliers Allowed to Travel by Ferry

Greek authorities have tightened restrictions for ferry travel, allowing travel only to permanent island residents and to those wishing to return to Athens.

Greece Bans Private Pleasure Boats from Entering its Ports

Greece has temporarily banned the entrance of private pleasure boats from entering its ports, as part of efforts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Covid-19 Puts a Brake on Athens Metro Late-night Services

Athens public transport authorities have reduced metro, train, and tram services due to a decline in commuter traffic and as part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Air France: Flights to Repatriate European Nationals

Air France has announced that it will maintain several international services in order to transfer French and European nationals back home.

KLM Contact Centers Give High Priority to Repatriation Questions

KLM's contact centers will be giving high priority to questions regarding the repatriation of travelers to The Netherlands.

Greek Think Tank: Covid-19 to Affect Six out of 10 SMEs

Six out of 10 small and medium-sized businesses may suffer the blow of the coronavirus health crisis as they watch their sales plummet, an Endeavor Greece study reveals.

ILO: Tourism & Hospitality Among Most Vulnerable to Covid-19

Jobs in the services sector, tourism, travel and retail are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus health crisis, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Greek Thermal Spring & Spa Facilities Seeking Aid Due to Covid-19

The Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs is requesting to be included in Greece’s financial support program for businesses that have been hit by the Covid-1 pandemic.

Covid-19 Forces US to Suspend Global Visa Services

Thousands of travelers are likely to face disruption and inconvenience after the United States said it was suspending all routine visa services due to Covid-19.