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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.

INSETE Study Reveals Markets to Drive Greek Tourism in 2020

Germany, Israel, Cyprus, Balkan countries, Romania and Poland may potentially be among the key markets to source Greek tourism this year, according to a new INSETE study.

Greece will Welcome Visitors with Heightened Safety Measures, PM tells ‘Bild’

Greece is augmenting safety and health measures as it prepares to open to travelers as of June 15, after lifting Covid-19 restrictions, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told German daily Bild.

Study: Greece Still Attractive Tourist Destination Despite Covid-19

Potential travelers appear to be eager to visit Greece in the next three months despite the Covid-19 crisis, according to a study carried out by Mindhaus and Pollfish research.

Commission Tables Covid-19 Recovery Plan to Kick-start EU Economy

Τhe European Commission has announced its proposal for a new recovery tool that will help boost jobs and growth of EU economies impacted by Covid-19.

Greece Covid-19 Risk Zones Based on Access to Health Units and Tests, Says Tourism Ministry

In response to opposition reactions to Greece's "Restart Tourism" plan, the Tourism Ministry said it “did not divide the islands into categories based on possibility of danger”.

GNTO – National Theater Team Up to Showcase Greece Through Culture

Greece’s National Theater and GNTO have joined forces for the promotion of the country through culture, particularly in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

Study: Greeks Not Keen on Eating Out after Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has made Greeks reluctant to eat out, according to a study by the Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods (IELKA).

Spain Reopening to Tourism on July 1 with Enhanced Health Rules

Spain will reopen to international travelers on July 1 with enhanced Covid-19-related health rules in place.

Greece Sets Destination Risk Zones as Part of Covid-19 Protection Action Plan

Authorities have divided Greece into three risk zones based on access to health facilities and capacity for Covid-19 testing.

Covid-19 Combating Models of Greece and Taiwan Highlighted as Success Stories

Taiwan and Greece are among the top-ranking countries in the world in terms of low Covid-19-related fatalities, according to recently presented findings.

Study: Covid-19 Knocks Out Tourist Guide Activity in Europe

Tourist guides are among the hardest hit professionals by the Covid-19 crisis, according to a study carried out by the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG).

Covid-19 Prompts Europe’s Museums to Take Proactive Action

A survey by the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO), reveals how the "museum experience" was redefined amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greek Tourism Businesses Not Liable for Coronavirus-related Charges

Tourism operations in Greece, which will be implementing the new (Covid-19) health protocols, will not be held liable for any coronavirus-related civil charges, says a draft bill tabled in parliament.

Athens Closed Off to Cars for Three Months

A large part of Athens' center will be closed off to cars after Greek authorities decided to restrict traffic to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Greece Introduces Hotel Doctors, Island Quarantine Areas as Covid-19 Precautions

Hotels operating in Greece this summer will be required to have a doctor on call, as the country prepares to open up to tourists from abroad on June 15.

Health Experts: Greece Must Be Prepared for Travelers with the Coronavirus

Health experts warn that heat will not kill off Covid-19 and that Greece should be ready to deal with tourists possibly infected with the virus.

Covid-19: Greece to Launch ‘Syn-ergasia’ Job Retention Scheme

The Greek government will launch the “Syn-ergasia” employment support tool, aiming to protect jobs and keep companies hit by the Covid-19 pandemic above water.

Greek Tourism Industry Welcomes Restart Support Measures

Greek tourism stakeholders welcomed sector support measures announced by the Greek government, referring to them as "a first step" to recover lost ground after the Covid-19 health crisis.

Bulgaria Looks Towards Greece and Serbia for Quarantine-free Travel

Bulgaria recently held discussions with Greece and Serbia on lifting restrictions and allowing quarantine-free travel between the three countries.