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Greece Still on UK’s ‘Amber List’ Requiring Quarantine for Non-vaccinated

UK has kept Greece on its "amber list", which means that returning non-vaccinated travelers or those planning to visit Britain will be required to quarantine.

NBG: Tourism – Consumption to Bolster Greek Economy in Q2

Tourism and consumption are set to drive Greece’s GDP up by a rate of 13% in the 2nd quarter of the year, according to the National Bank of Greece.

Crete Expecting August Tourism at Full Capacity

Despite Covid-19 restraints, travelers are still selecting Crete for their summer holidays, with August occupancy levels reaching almost 100 percent.

Greece Announces New Round of Rules to Tackle Covid-19

Greek health authorities have announced new Covid-19 rules for admission to indoor spaces and testing requirements to take effect on September 13.

Greece Sees Tourism Approaching Record 2019 Levels

Greek tourism is reaching 2019 levels according to Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis, who also confirmed that Greece received more than 2 million tourists in July and August.

Minister: Greece Recovering, Betting on September-October Tourism

Greece is looking to cover lost ground with tourist bookings into September and October, said Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

IATA Travel Pass Now Accepts EU, UK Covid-19 Certificates

IATA announced that users of its digital Travel Pass could now upload EU and UK Covid-19 vaccination data to the a mobile app.

Greece Experts Warn of ‘Harsh’ Autumn Ahead as Covid-19 Cases Soar

Greek health authorities expect the number of Covid-19 cases to soar in the autumn and will be announcing new measures next week.

Crete Covid-19 Cases Soar, New Lockdown-style Measures Ordered

Greek authorities have ordered strict Covid-19 measures for Rethymno, Crete, and extended measures in Chania and Heraklion until August 25, after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Study: Senior and Health Tourism Should Be Greece’s Next Priority

Greece stands to gain significantly if it manages to tap into third age tourism which will create parallel products and contribute to local and the overall economy, according to diaNEOsis.

August Tourism to Greece Going Strong Despite Virus, Fires

Tourism flows to Greece in August picked up pace despite Covid-19 and the devastating fires this month, driven by a strong demand in Europe.

Tourism Bolsters Greece Employment in July

Increasing traveler flows generating demand for tourism services boosted employment in July, according to the Greek labor ministry.

Greece Tourism Recovery Moving Full Speed Ahead, Data Shows

Greece’s tourism sector is leading the way in Europe covering lost ground despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to global travel data provider OAG.

Rising Covid-19 Cases in Greece Not Tourism-related

The rise in Covid-19 cases in Greece over the past few weeks cannot be attributed to inbound travelers, says infectious disease expert Charalambos Gogos.

Greece Restarts Trade Fairs with Covid-19 Health Protocols

Trade events and fairs will restart in Greece on September 1 with Covid-19 protocols in place to ensure safety of organizers and participants.

Greece Accepting Most Covid-19 Vaccines for Travel

In efforts to facilitate travel and as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, Greece is among the few countries in the world recognizing the largest number of Covid-19 vaccines.

Greece’s Tourism May Recover Up to 50% of pre-Covid 2019 Levels, Says NBG

Greece’s tourism sector in 2021 should be able to recover up to 50% of pre-Covid 2019 levels, according to a study by the National Bank of Greece.

Travelers Entering Israel from Greece Must Quarantine

Travelers, vaccinated or not, returning to Israel from Greece, the US, France, Italy, Germany and several other countries will be required to quarantine for at least seven days as of August 11.

IATA: Covid-19 Devastates Global Air Transport in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic hit global air transport hardest in 2020 with the international airline industry describing it as the worst year on record.

Ecotourism Development Tops Minister’s Agenda on Lesvos

The development and potential of ecotourism and geotourism topped Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki’s recent visit to the Greek island of Lesvos.