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Minister: Greece will Welcome All UK Travelers with or without Vaccine Certificate

All UK travelers – vaccinated or with negative PCR tests – will be welcome in Greece this summer, says Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, Travel Restrictions to Top EU Leaders Meeting 

Vaccination certificates and non-essential travel restrictions will top the agenda of an EU leaders video conference on Thursday.

Surge in Covid-19 Cases May Force Greece to Remain in Lockdown 

The sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in Greece pushes back the prospect of the government easing measures on March 1.

Covid-19 Cuts Travelers to Greece Down by 76.5% in 2020

Greece welcomed fewer tourists in 2020 - down by 76.5 percent - after the Covid-19 pandemic brought global travel to a halt.

Greece Urges EU to ‘Move Faster’, Adopt ‘Health Passport’ Idea

Greece is calling on EU member states to agree and adopt the idea of Covid-19 vaccination certificates to facilitate travel.

Coronavirus Injures Greece’s Tourism Revenue in 2020

Covid-19 measures and travel bans cost the Greek tourism sector 13.89 billion euros in 2020, according to the Bank of Greece.

UK Recovery Roadmap Sees Int’l Travel Resuming After May 17

Non-essential international travel from England is not expected to re-open until May 17 at the earliest, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

PM: Greece Prepares to Welcome Tourists Safely for Summer

Greece's priority is to make travel safe and easier, the country's prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said during the Nueva Economia Forum organized by Spain.

Greek Tourism Minister Says Health Certificate Gaining Ground

The idea of an EU-wide vaccination certificate that will enable safe travel is gradually being accepted by more EU nations, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Covid-19: Greece Considers Re-opening Some Activities in March

Greek authorities are looking into ways to allow certain activities in March, including retail and schools, but not non-essential domestic travel.

Santorini Hoteliers Call on Gov’t to Set Tourism Opening Date

Hoteliers on Santorini are calling on the Greek government to set a specific date for the re-opening of tourism so travelers can plan ahead and book.

Halkidiki Tourism Professionals May Cover 50% of Covid-19 Testing Costs for Tourists

Tourism professionals in Halkidiki, Northern Greece, are examining the possibility of paying for part of the cost of Covid-19 testing for tourists.

Global Tourism and Aviation Bodies Turn to UK PM to Restore Travel

International tourism and aviation bodies are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to include the restart of travel in the UK's recovery plans, due to be outlined on February 22.

ECDC Map Places Greece on Higher Covid-19 Risk Level 

All of Greece's regions are either labelled high or medium risk on the weekly European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) map.

Germans Looking at Three Greek Islands for Summer 2021 Holidays

Three Greek islands are among the top destinations preferred by Germans planning their holidays for the summer this year, according to TUI Germany.

Covid-19 Lockdown Measures in Greece May Run Through Easter 

The number of Covid-19 cases in Greece may be stabilizing, but Greek health experts are considering extending current lockdowns through to Easter.

Covid-19 Costs Greece’s Closed Businesses One-Third of Their Turnover

Greek businesses ordered to shut down in 2020 due to Covid-19 lost more than one-third of their turnover, with the largest decrease recorded for accommodation enterprises.

Study: Crete’s Positive Health Record Attracts Travelers

The Greek island of Crete is winning over prospective travelers thanks to its effective management of the coronavirus pandemic.

Corfu Among Top 5 Int’l Destinations for UK Travel in 2021

Corfu is among the top 5 international destinations of choice for UK nationals planning to travel this year, according to analytics firm ForwardKeys.

Greece Calls on EU to Ensure Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

Greece is urging the EU to ensure that Covid-19 vaccine supplies are secured and that there will be no more delays.