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EU Aims to Open this Summer to Vaccinated Tourists from US 

The EU is set to re-open this summer to American tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Covid-19: All the Rules for Domestic Travel During Greek Easter

Domestic travel in Greece during Easter and until May 10 is allowed only with documentation proving that movement is necessary for work, funeral, medical purposes, or child visitation rights.

EU States Agree on Technical Specifications for Covid-19 Travel Pass

EU countries have agreed on guidelines describing the main technical specifications for the implementation of the system for Digital Green Certificates.

Greece to Open Restaurants, Cafes with Safety Regulations in May

Greek restaurants, cafes and F&B services are set to open outdoors on May 3 after Orthodox Easter with protocols to be announced in the coming days.

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.

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.

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.

Sporades Isles to Get New Ferry Connection from Thessaloniki

The Greek Shipping Ministry will launch a tender for a new ferry service to connect Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands three times a week.

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.

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.

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.

Greece Covid-19 Study Reveals Fear, Insecurity, Pessimism

Fear, insecurity, and pessimism are common among Greeks during the Covid-19 era, according to key findings of a study by diaNEOsis.

Rhodes to Welcome Dutch Tourists First for Travel Trial

The Greek island of Rhodes is ready to welcome its first tourists on April 12 as part of a test project run by a Dutch tour operator.

Covid-19 Health Protocols for Greek Tourism in the Pipeline

A set of finalized Covid-19 health protocols for Greece's tourism sector is expected to be announced in the coming period.

EU Recovery Fund Approval in Germany Halted

Hours after its approval by German lawmakers, a 750-billion-euro EU Covid-19 recovery fund was temporarily blocked by the German Constitutional Court.

Greece Rules Out Opening Retail on March 29 Due to Covid-19 Case Surge

Greece has ruled out opening retail on March 29 as initially planned due to an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.

Greek Tourism to Enter New Era with 11 Key Projects

Eleven major investments in cruise, marina, and airport infrastructure are expected to take Greek tourism to the next level after Covid-19.