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ETC Says Full Travel Recovery Expected After 2024

The European Travel Commission (ETC) expects international arrivals to Europe this year to remain 46% below 2019 levels, predicting that full travel recovery should not be expected before 2024.

PM: Greece Ready to Open to Travelers with Tried and Tested Protocols

Greece is ready to welcome travelers in safety this summer, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told leaders of the Smart Covid-19 Management Group.

Facilitating Greece – Germany Summer Travel Tops Ministers’ Talks

Ways to enable travel between Greece and Germany topped the agenda of talks between the tourism ministers of the two countries.

Tourism Recovery, Restoring Trust Top G20 Agenda

Enabling safe mobility and aiding tourism industry recovery were among the issues discussed during a recent G20 meeting of tourism ministers.

Europe’s Lawmakers Agree to Terms of ‘EU Covid-19 Certificate’ for Travel

The EU Covid-19 Certificate, a document enabling EU-wide restriction-free travel, has inched closer to materialization after the European Parliament agreed to the basic terms.

Greece Says Covid-19 Protection Action Plan in Place at All Popular Tourist Spots

The Greek Health Ministry has an action plan that includes emergency transport from remote islands and a high number of medical professionals stationed at health facilities at popular tourist destinations.

Greek Hotels Have No Liquidity to Re-open Operations, Says Federation

Some two weeks ahead of Greece’s official opening to tourists, the country’s hoteliers are calling on the government to take action and support the Covid-19-hit sector.

Greek Hoteliers Request Covid-19 PCR Tests for Child Passengers Over 12

Greek hoteliers are citing the financial burden of PCR testing for children over five (from the previous 12) under the currently announced Covid-19 rules for travelers entering Greece.

Ithaki, Kefalonia to Focus on Alternative Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish Ithaki and Kefalonia as alternative tourism destinations, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

WTTC: Greece is the Global Covid-19 Crisis Management Champion

Greece was awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council for its efforts in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and safely re-opening to tourists.

Covid-19: Greeks Eagerly Await for Easing of Movement Restrictions

Greeks are eagerly waiting for authorities to ease Covid-19 measures after Easter and allow non-essential movement into or out of municipalities and domestic travel.

EU Aims to Open this Summer to Vaccinated Tourists from US 

The EU is set to re-open this summer to American tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Greece to Channel €310m in Recovery Funds into Tourism Upgrade

Greece will channel 310 million euros in Recovery Funds into sustainable tourism development, diversified products, and boosting competitiveness.

Greece Tightens Covid-19 Controls at Airports, Ports, Highways

Greece has further intensified Covid-19 checks at airports, ports, and highways in view of the upcoming Easter holiday on May 2.

Greece Records Massive 90% Plunge in Jan-Feb Tourism Revenue

Tourism revenue in Greece for the first two months of the year nosedived by 90 percent, according to provisional data by the Bank of Greece.

Covid-19: All the Rules for Domestic Travel During Greek Easter

Domestic travel in Greece during Easter and until May 10 is allowed only with documentation proving that movement is necessary for work, funeral, medical purposes, or child visitation rights.

EU States Agree on Technical Specifications for Covid-19 Travel Pass

EU countries have agreed on guidelines describing the main technical specifications for the implementation of the system for Digital Green Certificates.

Greece to Open Restaurants, Cafes with Safety Regulations in May

Greek restaurants, cafes and F&B services are set to open outdoors on May 3 after Orthodox Easter with protocols to be announced in the coming days.

All the Covid-19 Measures for a ‘Safe’ Greek Easter

Greeks will celebrate Easter for a second time at home this year, with measures aimed at ensuring a better, freer summer.

EU Moves Forward with Green Certificates Aiming for June 

The Digital Green Certificate, aimed at enabling travel across the EU, is expected to enter into force in June or early July, according to EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.