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Greece to Allow Vaccinated-only In-person Exhibitions in Autumn

Ιn-person events and exhibitions in Greece will be allowed as of September 1, but only for participants vaccinated against Covid-19.

Authorities Mull New Measures as Covid-19 Hits Greek Islands

Greek authorities are examining a new round of measures to address a surge in positive Covid-19 cases on the islands due to the spread of the Delta variant.

Infrastructure, Connectivity Key to Keeping Cruise Companies in Greece

Greece is taking steps to accelerate port infrastructure upgrades and ensure stronger air connectivity in order to handle more cruise ships and passengers in the future, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Hotels: ‘Last-second’ Bookings to Make or Break Greek Tourist Season

Greek hoteliers are betting on late July and August tourist flows to stimulate the market hoping that vaccinations proceed and the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

Greece’s Indoor Restaurants, Venues Only for the Vaccinated 

Starting July 16, indoor venues such as restaurants, bars, and theaters will only be accepting vaccinated and seated-only customers.

British Tourists Eager to Book Greece Holidays After UK Eases Rules

British travelers hungry for some sea and sun rushed to book their holidays to Greece after the UK eased quarantine rules for amber-listed countries.

Tourism – F&B Boost June Employment in Greece

A total of 73,502 new jobs were created in June, up by an additional 35,954 against June 2020 mostly driven by the re-opening of tourism and F&B businesses.

Greece Makes Covid-19 Vaccination Mandatory for Some Groups

Nursing home caregivers and healthcare providers will be the first groups who will be required by law to get vaccinated as Greece takes urgent steps to address a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Quality Top Priority for Greek Tourism in 2021

The year ahead will be defined by last-minute bookings and diversification, said Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis during a recent Economist conference held in Athens.

UK Revises Advisory for Greece, Paves Way for Travel 

UK's FCDO has reversed its previous guidance which advised against non-essential travel to Greece, paving the way for travel to all Greek territories, starting July 19.

Authorities Recommend Self-test for Land Travel in Greece

Travel by road in Greece will not require a rapid test but the presentation of a negative Covid-19 self-test is highly recommended, said Greek authorities.

Greece to Launch ‘Covid Pass’ App that Checks Customer ‘Safe’ Status

As of July 15, F&B businesses in Greece will be able to download a free app that will check whether health/vaccination info provided by customers is valid.

No Quarantine for Vaccinated Britons to Greece and Amber List Countries

Fully vaccinated British travelers, as of July 19, will not need to self-isolate when returning from amber list destinations, including Greece.

Delta Variant Puts Pressure on Greek Tourism

Greek tourism professionals are once again revising downwards their projections for 2021 in view of an imminent fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Delta Variant Forces Greece to Re-examine Curfews, Lockdowns and Vaccination

Greece will re-examine curfews, local lockdowns, mandatory vaccinations and mask wearing as Covid-19 cases soar.

Greek Carrier AEGEAN Suffers Q1 Losses Due to Covid

Greece’s national carrier AEGEAN said consolidated revenues in Q1 2021 dropped by 70% to 44.3 million euros against the same quarter in 2020.

Commission Revises Upward Greek Economy Growth Outlook for 2021-22

The Greek economy is expected to expand by 4.3 percent this year and 6 percent in 2022, the European Commission said.

Majority of Greek Hoteliers Expect Covid-19 Impact to Last

The majority of Greek hoteliers expect the impact of Covid-19 to last, according to a nationwide study conducted by the Ionian University’s Tourism Department.

Greece: Seated-only Rule at F&B Shops as Covid-19 Cases Soar

Greek authorities have announced a seated-only rule for F&B businesses after a sudden increase of coronavirus cases in the country.

UK Says it Will Ease Covid Measures Opening Door for Travel to Greece

British travelers will be able to visit Greece without facing quarantine on return after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be easing measures at home.