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Greece’s Vaccination Certificates Invalid from Feb 7 Without Booster

People vaccinated 7 months ago with a one- or two-dose vaccine will need to receive a booster shot to retain their vaccination certificates after February 7.

Greece Aims for Total Tourism Recovery in 2022

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias sets the goals to restore Greece’s tourism in 2022 to pre-Covid-19 levels.

IATA: Global Air Traffic Demand in 2021 Down by 58.4% Over pre-Covid 2019 Levels

IATA announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2021 showing that demand fell by 58.4% compared to 2019.

WTTC Sees Surge in Easter Bookings for Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sees a 250 percent increase in European bookings for Easter compared to 2021.

IATA Calls for Removal of All Travel Barriers

IATA, representing the world’s airline companies, is calling on national governments to swiftly ease Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Covid and Omicron Continue to Impact European Airport Traffic

Ongoing restrictions to address Covid-19 and its variants continued to impact airport traffic into 2021, according to a report by ACI Europe.

Greek Tourism Ministry Sets Thermal Springs, Marina Goals

The Tourism Ministry plans to further develop Greece’s thermal-spa tourism product and also upgrade marinas in Greek destinations.

World Tourism Bodies Agree ‘Travel Restrictions Don’t Work’, Call for Coordinated Approach

International travel associations are warning that travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 are not working.

Cruise Activity to Greece Snaps Back in 2021

Cruise activity picked up last year with 1,957 cruise ships bringing 1.32 million passengers to Greece, according to data by the Hellenic Ports Association.

Greek Travel Agents Want to be Included in New Development Law

Greece’s travel agents are calling on the government to include their enterprises in a new development law, which foresees support for upgrade activities.

Safety Comes First for Greece as Tourism Season Approaches

Safety is the top priority for Greek authorities who are aiming to kick off the tourism season earlier this year imposing rigorous Covid-19 health protocols.

Greek Ministers Discuss Cruise Traffic Management Ahead of Summer

Cruise ship flow management and berth allocation in Greece topped the agenda of talks between Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greece Prepares Plan to Protect Local Tourism Brands

The Greek tourism and shipping ministries are preparing a plan with measures aimed at safeguarding local tourism brands.

Omicron Taking Toll on European Air Traffic

Air traffic in Europe is on a downward trend hit hard by the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, according to Eurocontrol.

More Greek Tourism Enterprises Call for Inclusion in New Development Law

Owners of tourism agencies and tourist buses are calling on the Greek government to include their services in a new development law recently tabled in parliament.

Fines Force Seniors in Greece to Rush and Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Greek residents over 60 rushed to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before the end of January, when fines reach 100 euros for every month they don’t get the jab.

Greece Aims to Attract Tourists from India, South Korea, Arab Countries

Greece is looking to enter new markets such as India, South Korea and the Arab countries, as part of its national strategy to strengthen the tourism sector.

Greek Tourism Businesses Covered by Extra Covid-19 Support

Greek authorities have set aside €80 million to support employees and businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, including several tourism activities.

Greece Achieves Higher Traveler Spending in 2021, Sees Promising 2022 

Greece last year managed to achieve €600 in spending per traveler, which reflects the tourism sector’s resilience, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Unvaccinated People Over 60 in Greece to Pay Monthly Fine Starting January 17

Seniors over 60 in Greece who have not booked an appointment to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will have to pay a fine each month starting on January 17.