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Minister Calls on Greek Hoteliers to ‘Be Ready’ for Early Tourism Start in 2022

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias is encouraging the country’s hoteliers to “be ready” to welcome tourists for the 2022 season as of March.

Tourism Bodies Call for End of Color-coded Travel Guidance for the Vaccinated

European travel and tourism associations are requesting an end to the use of color-coded Covid-19 travel guidance systems and to travel restrictions for Digital Covid Certificate holders.

Minister Kikilias: Investments Next Step for Greece Tourism Growth

Investments play a major role in the efforts to upgrade Greece’s tourism product and achieve growth, says Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

Athens Limits Traffic to City Center with New Alternate Day Regulation

Starting on October 25, entrance into a defined area in the center of Athens will be allowed to certain vehicles based on an odd/even traffic regulation system.

German Media Commend Greece for Tourism ‘Blessing’

Greece’s “success” in winning over travelers this summer and fall featured in the German press recently, describing the country as a tourism “winner”.

Travel Giant TUI Schedules First Greece Arrivals in March 2022

Travel giant TUI has agreed to schedule the first tourist arrivals to Greek destinations in March 2022.

Minister: Greece’s Tourism Season Not Over, Visitors Still Coming

Tourist flows to Greece are still robust despite Covid-19, but the achievement is not by chance, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece on Long-haul Traveler ‘Wish List’ for Autumn, Winter Trips

Greece is among the leading destinations of choice for potential long-haul vacationers from the US, Canada, Russia, China and Japan.

WTTC Commends Greece for Safe, Positive Tourism Opening

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has praised Greece for successfully opening up to tourists during the Covid-19 health crisis.

Travel & Tourism Bodies Welcome UK Decision to Remove 47 Countries from ‘Red List’

Global travel and tourism bodies have welcomed the UK government’s decision to narrow down its “red list” of countries based on Covid-19 risk.

Greece Lifts Most Covid-19 Restrictions Countrywide

The Greek authorities will lift most Covid-19 restrictions, including curfews in areas with high coronavirus rates, throughout Greece as of October 9.

UNWTO Poll: Experts Expect 2019 Tourism Levels in 2024

Nearly half of sector experts expect to see international tourism returning to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in 2024 or later, says the UNWTO Panel of Experts.

Covid-19: Greece to Grant More ‘Freedoms’ to the Vaccinated 

Vaccinated individuals in Greece may soon be granted more liberties, as the government prepares to announce a series of revised Covid-19 measures ahead of winter.

UK Simplifies International Covid-19 Travel Rules

The UK now has a new two-category set of international travel rules and has changed the testing requirements when fully vaccinated travelers enter England from a non-red list country.

Greece Aims to Link Tourism with Trade

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to redefine the conditions that will enhance the connection between tourism and trade in Greece.

Greek Hoteliers Expect Tourism Normalcy in 2022

Greek hoteliers are expecting tourism normalcy in 2022, according to Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

G7 Transport, Health Ministers Agree to Plan for Safe Tourism Reopening

Seven principles have been agreed between G7 leaders to build a long-lasting recovery for the international travel sector.

Greece to Allow Cruise Ships from Turkish Ports, Indoor Hotel Pools to Operate

The Greek committee of Covid-19 experts has given its approval for Greece to allow the arrival of cruise ships from Turkey and the operation of indoor swimming pools in hotels.

Covid-19: Greece Ready to Impose Measures in High-risk Areas

Greek health authorities have ruled out the possibility of a country-wide lockdown but are noting that local Covid-19 restrictions will be ordered should the need arise.