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IATA: Completely Removing All Covid-19 Restrictions is the Way Forward

People need to travel and when governments remove Covid-19 restrictions, they do, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Greece: New Rules for Tourists Infected with Covid-19

Tourists to Greece that find themselves infected with Covid-19 will not be required to quarantine, according to a new government decision issued this week.

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.

Full Greece Cruise Recovery Expected in 2025

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to recoup 2019 pre-pandemic levels in 2025, achieving a 35% improvement this year over 2021.

CLIA ‘Disappointed’ After CDC Advises Against Cruise Travel Due to Covid-19

The CDC has advised travelers against cruise travel, even for those who have been vaccinated, triggering a reaction from the cruise industry.

Greece’s Covid-19 ‘Freedom Pass’ Program Gets Extension

Greece’s Freedom Pass program that offers 18- to 25-year-olds who get vaccinated against Covid-19 a pre-paid card worth 150 euros, has been extended until June 30.

Greek Minister Wants to Create Framework for Tourism – Trade Activities

The time has come for Greece to set up a framework that will regulate the operation of tourism trade activity, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

UNWTO: 2021 Int’l Tourism Arrivals to Remain 70-75% Below 2019 Levels

International tourist arrivals in 2021 are set to remain 70-75% below 2019 levels, marking a similar decline as in 2020, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

CLIA – Greek Gov’t Discuss Cruise Sector Priorities for 2022

CLIA Europe executives discussed the 2022 cruise season with Greek government officials and focused on issues of safe travel, port operations and responsible tourism.

Greece Aiming for March 2022 Cruise Travel Start

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) - Europe and the Greek Tourism Ministry are aiming to kickstart cruise travel to Greece in March 2022.

Covid-19: Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Extension of Quarantine Hotel Operations

The Greek Tourism Ministry is proposing for the extension of leases that allow hotels to provide accommodation for travelers that test positive for Covid-19.

Minister Kikilias Tells Sky News Greece’s Tourism to Recover Fully in 2022

Greece’s tourism sector is aiming to fully recover significant losses incurred by Covid-19 in 2022, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias tells Sky News.

Covid-19: Unvaccinated Greeks Must Have Negative Test to Enter Banks, Restaurants

Unvaccinated Greeks will no longer be allowed into banks, public services, restaurants, cafes and bars unless they present a negative PCR or rapid test result.

WTM: UNWTO Chief Says Climate Change Bigger Threat Than Covid

“The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid,” warned UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili during the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit in London.

WTM: Greece a Favorite Holiday Hotspot for Brits in 2022 

Greece is a favorite destination for British holidaymakers planning to travel in 2022, with the Mediterranean at the top of their wish lists, says the WTM Industry Report 2021.

Hotel Occupancy 100% for October 28 Holiday Weekend in Greece

The October 28 national holiday in Greece sent occupancy levels through the roof, reaching 100% at major mainland spots and winter destinations.

Greece Considers Emergency Measures as Covid-19 Cases Spike

Greek officials may be ordering a new round of measures, which may include tougher controls at restaurants and bars, to address a recent spike in Covid-19 cases.

UK Removes All Countries from Covid-19 ‘Red’ Travel List

The UK has removed the last seven countries from its Covid-19 red list, which required newly arrived travelers to enter hotel quarantine.

Greek Gov’t Revises Covid-19 Health Measures for Hotels

The Greek government has announced a series of revised Covid-19 protective measures for hotels, after a spike of coronavirus cases in the country.

German Tourism Professionals Give Greece a Vote of Confidence

Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias invited German tourism professionals attending the DRV conference in Messinia, to discover other destinations and experiences in Greece.