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EU Leaders Fail to Agree on Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

The EU has not reached a decision on a unified approach to movement of individuals in the Covid-19 era, which would help restart the economy and facilitate travel.

EU Proposes ‘Dark Red’ Covid Zones, Stricter Travel Controls

EU leaders are proposing the designation as “dark red” of Covid-19 hot spots from which travel would be discouraged.

Greek PM Explains: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate ‘Not a Travel Passport’

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis explains that his proposed EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate is not a "travel passport" and will not stand in the way of free movement.

Greece Seeking Ways to Support F&B Services Providers

Greek restauranteurs are calling on the government to provide support in order for businesses to remain above water until they are allowed to re-open.

Greece Launches Digital Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate 

Individuals living in Greece who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will soon be able to request a digital vaccination certificate to be used when needed.

Commission: All Non-essential Travel ‘Strongly Discouraged’

The European Commission is calling on member states to discourage non-essential travel until the Covid-19 epidemiological situation has considerably improved.

Tough Measures Continue in Greece Due to Covid-19 Variant

Greece plans to keep its lockdown measures in place in view of a Covid-19 variant which appears to be spreading at a fast pace.

Greece Proposes Three Steps to Restart Tourism

Covid-19 vaccination, rapid testing and exchange of data are the three keys to restarting tourism, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said during a UNWTO meeting in Madrid.

Biden May Reverse Trump’s Order to Lift US Covid-19 Travel Ban on Europe

Outgoing US President Donald Trump’s decision to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil on January 26, may be reversed by Joe Biden once he takes office.

Greece’s Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate Proposal ‘Rocks the Boat’ at EU

Greece's proposal for an EU-wide coronavirus vaccination certificate to facilitate safe travel will be raised on January 21 during an EU leaders tele-conference.

Covid-19: After Retail, Greece Aims to Allow Intra-regional Travel 

After the reopening of shops, Greek authorities are considering the resumption of intra-regional travel and F&B services.

UNWTO Applauds Greece’s Proposal for Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ proposal for an EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

Tourism Minister: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Not Required for Greece Entry

A Covid-19 vaccination certificate will not be required for travel to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Increasing Covid-19 Risk in Central Athens Concerns Experts

Greece’s Covid-19 committee is concerned about the rising coronavirus incidents, especially in the central sector of Athens.

US to Require Negative Covid-19 Tests for International Travelers

All international travelers to the United States will have to present a negative Covid-19 test result to be allowed admission into the country as of January 26.

Greek PM Confident About Tourism in Summer 2021

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed optimism that tourism activity in Greece will be much better this summer.

EY: 2% of Businesses Ready for Covid-19 Shock on Supply Chains

A mere 2% of businesses across the globe were prepared for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on supply chains, according to a survey by EY.

Greek PM Proposes Joint EU Vaccination Certificate for Travel

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is calling for the introduction of an EU-wide vaccination certificate that will facilitate safe travel.

WTTC Says Vaccine Prerequisite for Travel Equals ‘Discrimination’

Setting Covid-19 vaccination as a prerequisite for travel would be equal to discrimination, according to WTTC President Gloria Guevara.

Greece Considers Reopening Shops with Measures

Greek authorities are examining ways to reopen shops on January 18, in efforts to revive the market which has remained closed due to extended Covid-19 lockdown measures.