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Covid-19: Greece to Re-open Restaurants, Sports Facilities Last

Greece is keeping its tough Covid-19 measures in place with plans to re-open restaurants and sports facilities last.

Covid-19: New UK Hotel Quarantine Rule for Arrivals from 30 Red-listed Countries

The UK government has ordered a 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for all incoming UK residents from 30 red-listed countries.

Greek Archaeologists Want Museums, Sites to Re-open Safely

The Association of Greek Archaeologists is calling for the re-opening of museums and sites with health protocols and free admission for the first month of operation.

Travelers from 26 European Countries Barred from Entering the US

Non-US citizens traveling from the UK, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe, including Greece, are not allowed to enter the United States.

Commission Tables More Covid-19 Measures for EU-bound Travelers 

Pre-departure testing and a common European PLF are additional ideas tabled by the Commission in response to safe travel in the Covid-19 era.

Greek PM: Return to Normalcy Hinges on Covid-19 Vaccination

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis expects Greece to return to normalcy by early summer, provided that the national vaccination strategy proceeds as planned.

EU Leaders Fail to Agree on Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

The EU has not reached a decision on a unified approach to movement of individuals in the Covid-19 era, which would help restart the economy and facilitate travel.

EU Proposes ‘Dark Red’ Covid Zones, Stricter Travel Controls

EU leaders are proposing the designation as “dark red” of Covid-19 hot spots from which travel would be discouraged.

Greek PM Explains: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate ‘Not a Travel Passport’

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis explains that his proposed EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate is not a "travel passport" and will not stand in the way of free movement.

Greece Seeking Ways to Support F&B Services Providers

Greek restauranteurs are calling on the government to provide support in order for businesses to remain above water until they are allowed to re-open.

Greece Launches Digital Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate 

Individuals living in Greece who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will soon be able to request a digital vaccination certificate to be used when needed.

Commission: All Non-essential Travel ‘Strongly Discouraged’

The European Commission is calling on member states to discourage non-essential travel until the Covid-19 epidemiological situation has considerably improved.

Tough Measures Continue in Greece Due to Covid-19 Variant

Greece plans to keep its lockdown measures in place in view of a Covid-19 variant which appears to be spreading at a fast pace.

Greece Proposes Three Steps to Restart Tourism

Covid-19 vaccination, rapid testing and exchange of data are the three keys to restarting tourism, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said during a UNWTO meeting in Madrid.

Biden May Reverse Trump’s Order to Lift US Covid-19 Travel Ban on Europe

Outgoing US President Donald Trump’s decision to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil on January 26, may be reversed by Joe Biden once he takes office.

Greece’s Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate Proposal ‘Rocks the Boat’ at EU

Greece's proposal for an EU-wide coronavirus vaccination certificate to facilitate safe travel will be raised on January 21 during an EU leaders tele-conference.

Covid-19: After Retail, Greece Aims to Allow Intra-regional Travel 

After the reopening of shops, Greek authorities are considering the resumption of intra-regional travel and F&B services.

UNWTO Applauds Greece’s Proposal for Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ proposal for an EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

Tourism Minister: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Not Required for Greece Entry

A Covid-19 vaccination certificate will not be required for travel to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Increasing Covid-19 Risk in Central Athens Concerns Experts

Greece’s Covid-19 committee is concerned about the rising coronavirus incidents, especially in the central sector of Athens.