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Greece Announces Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

Free Covid-19 vaccination will be possible at 1,018 points across Greece, once the first effective drugs are made available, according to Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

European Tourism Federations Urge EU-wide ‘Covid-normal’ Health Code

The tourism federations of the private sectors of Germany, Greece, Italy and Norway are urging the European Commission to establish a unified health and safety protocol for travel.

Greece and Saudi Arabia Agree to Deepen Ties Through Tourism

The Greek tourism minister and his Saudi Arabia counterpart discussed strengthening ties through tourism and investments as well as ways to address the Covid-19 crisis.

Greece to Open Schools, Shops First After Lockdown 2

Schools, shops and restaurants are the areas which will resume activity in Greece in the first week of December, according to Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas.

Greece’s Second Lockdown is in Response to Pressure on Healthcare System

Sotiris Tsiodras, epidemiologist and head of the Greek government’s Covid-19 health committee, explains why Greece went into a second lockdown.

Greece’s Relief Package for 2nd Covid-19 Lockdown: €3.3bn for Businesses, Workers

The Greek Finance Ministry will release 3.3 billion euros in aid to support businesses and workers impacted by Greece's second Covid-19 lockdown.

Tourism Employees in Greece to Get Covid-19 Support

The Greek Labor Ministry has announced support for tourism businesses and employees impacted by Covid-19 containment measures

Emergency Funding for Greek Tour Bus Professionals Approved

The Greek government has approved the allocation of some 21 million euros for the relief of tour bus enterprises that suffered revenue loss due to Covid-19.

Growing Concerns in Attica Over Soaring Covid-19 Incidents

In view of the continuously rising Covid-19 cases in Attica, Greek authorities have not ruled out the possibility of lockdown measures in the region.

Greece Announces Second Round of Covid-19 Relief Measures

The Greek government will release a package 2.5 billion euros in relief aid for business activities and employees impacted by the new Covid-19 measures.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers in Tight Spot After Lockdown

Hotels in Thessaloniki may suspend operations following the lockdown imposed on the city as part of Covid-19 management efforts.

UK Covid-19 Lockdown Bans All Non-essential Travel

Britain is set to enter a full lockdown including a ban on non-essential travel on November 5, as the increase in Covid-19 cases are overwhelming the country’s health system.

Greece Ponders Changes to Golden Visa Scheme

Τhe Greek government is examining changes to its golden visa program in an effort to safeguard the property market and curb shady activity.

Greek Cities Thessaloniki, Serres Go Into Lockdown on Tuesday

Thessaloniki and Serres in Greece will enter a full, two-week local lockdown starting on Tuesday at 6am after a new spike in Covid-19 cases in both areas.

Greek Professionals Welcome Aid for Covid-19 Tour Bus Losses

Greek tourism enterprises operating buses have welcomed the approval of 20 million euros in aid to cover Covid-19-related losses in July and August.

EU Leaders Step Up Fight Against Covid-19 with More Testing and Tracing

Keeping borders open and increasing rapid Covid-19 testing and tracing are at the top of the agenda of EU leaders.

EU Announces More Measures Against Covid-19 Resurgence

Τhe European Commission has announced an additional set of actions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and strengthen the internal market's resilience.

New Covid-19 Plan for Greece After Thessaloniki, Rodopi, Larissa Go ‘Red’

A new round of month-long measures aimed at curbing the resurgence of Covid-19 in Greece, will be announced by Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday.

Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities Face Liquidity Troubles

Occupancy levels at Greece’s small accommodation facilities this year stood at only 25 percent, due to the impact of Covid-19 on tourism.

Heathrow Airport Introduces Pre-flight Covid-19 Testing

London’s Heathrow Airport is now carrying out rapid one-hour Covid-19 tests before passengers board for travel.