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Greece Ready to Welcome Travelers Earlier This Year

Greece will be open and ready to welcome travelers earlier than ever this year, expecting the first visitors in March, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Entering Greece: New Covid-19 Rules for International Travelers

Inbound travelers to Greece from EU/Schengen countries and 33 non-EU countries that hold a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate will no longer be subject to additional restrictions.

Covid-19: Facilitating Meetings and Events Tourism Next on Greece’s Agenda

The Greek Tourism Ministry will propose the easing of Covid-19 protocols for business events in an effort to rekindle MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) activity.

Greece to Decide on Covid-19 Measures for Carnival Festivities

Greek health experts are expected to soon decide what measures should be held for carnival festivities, which are to kick off next week in Greece.

No Testing for EU Covid Certificate Holders Traveling to Greece

Travelers to Greece that hold a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate will no longer need to be tested for Covid-19 before their trip as of February 7.

Cruise Travel to Greece to Break All Records in 2022, Says Minister Kikilias

Cruise travel to Greece will break all records in 2022 with a 300% increase estimated for Thessaloniki alone, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

UN Aviation Agency ICAO Releases Global Health Certificate Database 

The UN aviation agency ICAO has created a new system that aims to ensure the validity of health certificates, including those for Covid-19, used for travel.

Greek PM Announces ‘Generous’ ENFIA Property Tax Break

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that the ENFIA single property tax would be slashed by 13% in an attempt to ease the burden of soaring energy prices. 

Greece’s Vaccination Certificates Invalid from Feb 7 Without Booster

People vaccinated 7 months ago with a one- or two-dose vaccine will need to receive a booster shot to retain their vaccination certificates after February 7.

Greece Instils Sense of Safety in Travelers, Sees Bookings Rise

Greece has managed to gain traveler confidence and this reflected in the increase in pre-bookings for 2022, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Aims for Total Tourism Recovery in 2022

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias sets the goals to restore Greece’s tourism in 2022 to pre-Covid-19 levels.

Greek Tourism Ministry Sets Thermal Springs, Marina Goals

The Tourism Ministry plans to further develop Greece’s thermal-spa tourism product and also upgrade marinas in Greek destinations.

Cruise Activity to Greece Snaps Back in 2021

Cruise activity picked up last year with 1,957 cruise ships bringing 1.32 million passengers to Greece, according to data by the Hellenic Ports Association.

Greek Travel Agents Want to be Included in New Development Law

Greece’s travel agents are calling on the government to include their enterprises in a new development law, which foresees support for upgrade activities.

Safety Comes First for Greece as Tourism Season Approaches

Safety is the top priority for Greek authorities who are aiming to kick off the tourism season earlier this year imposing rigorous Covid-19 health protocols.

Greek Ministers Discuss Cruise Traffic Management Ahead of Summer

Cruise ship flow management and berth allocation in Greece topped the agenda of talks between Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greece Prepares Plan to Protect Local Tourism Brands

The Greek tourism and shipping ministries are preparing a plan with measures aimed at safeguarding local tourism brands.

Omicron Taking Toll on European Air Traffic

Air traffic in Europe is on a downward trend hit hard by the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, according to Eurocontrol.

Greek Tourism Business Owners Want More Energy Cost Support

Tourism business owners in Greece are calling on the government to extend a series of announced measures to address soaring energy costs.

More Greek Tourism Enterprises Call for Inclusion in New Development Law

Owners of tourism agencies and tourist buses are calling on the Greek government to include their services in a new development law recently tabled in parliament.