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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.

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.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Resilient Despite Growing Global Risks

Europe's travel and tourism market has managed to remain strong in light of emerging risks, but the European Travel Commission (ETC) is still calling for vigilance.

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.

Advanced Coronavirus Measures in Place at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) has moved ahead with a series of measures to halt the potential spread of the Wuhan virus.

WHO Chief Warns Against Wuhan Virus Travel Bans and Isolation

In response to worldwide concern over the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the World Health Organization called for caution and evidence before proceeding with extreme measures.

Greek Health Body Issues Coronavirus Guidelines to Hotels, Cruise ships & Airlines

Greece’s EODY has released guidelines to tourism services providers, aiming to eliminate the potential spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Greek Travel Agents Urge Penalty-free Cancellations in View of China Virus

Greek travel agents are calling on tourism stakeholders and authorities to jointly formulate a clear action plan in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Global Airport Retail May Go Down with Coronavirus, Study Says

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the resultant ban on travel is expected to impact airport retail worldwide, a study by GlobalData said.

China Bans Outbound Travel Due to Coronavirus

Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias held an emergency meeting with the Ambassador of China to Greece, Zhang Qiyue to discuss additional measures in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Greek Health Officials Issue Precautionary Guidelines for New Virus

Despite the limited risk of a new SARS-like virus entering Greece, the country's health officials have issued safety precautions.