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Works on Athens City Walk Project Begin with Road Closures

Priority zones for pedestrians and cyclists are set to be announced in the coming period as works for the ambitious Athens city walk project are set to begin.

Greece Considers ‘Local Lockdowns’ after Covid-19 Violations

Following Covid-19 violations and a rise in cases, Greek authorities said that there is a plan for "local lockdowns" in the event of increased coronavirus incidents.

Cyprus Now Open to Tourism

Cyprus has re-opened to tourists, easing further its Covid-19 restrictions and launching its user-friendly Cyprus Flight Pass platform to facilitate travel.

FinMin: Greece Doesn’t Need ESM Covid-19 Credit Line

Greece has no need to resort to European Stability Mechanism (ESM) loans to deal with the coronavirus impact, says Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

WTTC Urges UK to Lift 14-day Quarantine and Enable Tourism

WTTC is calling on Britain to drop its 14-day quarantine measure for incoming travelers in order to support the restart of tourism in Europe.

AIA, AEGEAN Among First to Test EASA Covid-19 Health-safe Measures

Athens Airport and AEGEAN are among Europe’s first aviation companies to have signed up to EASA's charter for the return to normal operations in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Greece Issues Covid-19 Action Guidelines for Hotel Doctors

Greece has issued a set of guidelines for medical doctors cooperating with hotels on the islands and mainland detailing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

One by One European Countries Open Up to Tourists

Germany, Cyprus, Italy and Spain are among the countries gradually opening up to tourists from Europe this month, as authorities begin to ease Covid-19 restrictions.

Greece Clarifies Covid-19 Controls on Flights Out of High-risk Airports

Greece will open to tourism on June 15 in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic with no restrictions on countries but on high-risk airports.

Study: Greek Tourism Professionals Expect Drop in Demand for Travel

Greek tourism professionals appear pessimistic about the flows of travelers in the months ahead, expecting a decline in demand of up to 51% in June and July.

Greece to Cover Cost of Coronavirus-infected Tourists

Greece will cover the cost of treatment for any tourists who test positive for Covid-19 during their visit to the country.

Most Greek Hotels Postpone Opening Until Flights Resume

Greek year-round hotels have received the green light to open their doors, but the majority remains closed, waiting for airlines to resume flights to Greece.

Enhanced Rules on Greek Beaches for Summer

Greek health authorities have announced a revised set of rules to be implemented on all Greek beaches for protection against Covid-19 infection.

UK Considers ‘Air Bridges’ Option to Reopen to Tourism

In efforts to reopen to tourism, the British government is examining the possibility of allowing mutual travel between countries with effective Covid-19 management.

Covid-19 Throws Airline Sector Off Course

Airports and airlines will need at least three years before they begin to recover losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study by S&P Global Ratings.

Greece’s Outdoor Cinemas Open Offering Post-covid-19 Relief

Open-air cinemas across Greece are opening their doors to the public, running on a 70 percent capacity with open bars and no intermissions.

Greece Lays Out Plan to Make Best Use of EU Emergency Funding

The Greek government is looking to put 22.5 billion euros in EU subsidies, aimed at addressing the impact of Covid-19, to immediate use.

Minister: Greece’s Seasonal Tourism Employees Covered by New Bill

Seasonal employees in tourism, will be re-hired for the current period, according to a bill presented by the Greek Labor Ministry.

Cyprus Says it Will Cover Medical Costs for Covid-19 Hit Tourists

Travelers infected with Covid-19 during their holidays to Cyprus, will have healthcare-related costs covered by the government, Cypriot authorities have announced.

Greece Working to Ensure All Travelers Feel Welcome and Safe

Greece is working intensively to ensure that all travelers are welcome when the country reopens in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.