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Greece Extends Covid-19 Rules for Flights to Islands

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has extended the rules for passengers of domestic flights in Greece, traveling from the mainland to the islands, until August 2.

Greece Pushes for Covid-19 Vaccination with New Incentives and Laws

Greek authorities are introducing a new round of Covid-19 incentives and measures including mandatory vaccination for certain groups.

Tourism Minister: Vaccination Against Covid-19 Key to Keeping Greece Open

Vaccination against Covid-19 is the key to keeping the country open for tourists, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Looking to Further Develop its Religious Tourism Product

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking into ways to boost Greece’s presence in the lucrative religious tourism market.

Minoan Lines: 100% of Employees Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Minoan Lines has announced that 100% of its central and port offices staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

New Azur Retreat on Meganisi Takes Accommodation to Different Heights

The Azur Retreat, a new boho lux resort on the Ionian island of Meganisi, has opened and is offering travelers a whole new accommodation experience.

Mykonos Covid-19 Restrictions Lifting Expected on July 26

The additional restrictive measures on the island of Mykonos, imposed to curb the further spread of Covid-19, are expected to be lifted on Monday, July 26.

Covid-19: Greece Extends Rules for Int’l Flights, Opens to More Nationalities

Greece has opened its gates to more nationalities and extended all travel rules concerning international arrivals from abroad.

May 2021 Travel Flows to Greece Soar by 413.7%

Incoming traveler flows to Greece surged by 413.7% to 285,000 arrivals in May, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Covid Free GR: How Non-EU Tourists Can Enter Indoor Areas of Restaurants, Bars in Greece

Vaccinated tourists from non-EU countries can enter indoor areas of restaurants, cafes and bars in Greece by simply presenting their national vaccination or recovery certificate at the door.

Covid-19 Vaccination Tops Tourism Minister’s Crete Agenda

The importance of boosting vaccinations in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, was discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and the city's mayor, Vassilis Lambrinos.

German DRV 2021 Conference in Greece a ‘Vote of Confidence’

German travel and tourism stakeholders will be meeting in Greece on October 28-31 for their annual conference demonstrating their confidence in the country.

British Holidaymakers Snap Up Tickets to Greece

Tickets to Greece are selling out fast to British travelers with sales exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to travel analytics firm ForwardKeys.

International Travel Still on Hold Despite Uptick in May, Says UNWTO

Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of Covid-19 variants is weighing on the recovery of international travel, says the UNWTO.

Air Travel: Most Passengers Support Mask-wearing, Says Survey

Most air travelers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near-term, according to a survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Celestyal Cruises Further Upgrades Ventilation System of its Fleet

Celestyal Cruises has partnered with AtmosAir Solutions with the aim to further upgrade its ventilation system across its fleet.

Greece Sees Over 40% Rise in Tourist Arrivals in June

Tourist arrivals to Greece in June were over 40 percent compared to last year, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

UK ‘Freedom Day’ Creates Hope for Greek Tourism Stakeholders

Fully vaccinated British travelers will no longer have to quarantine following their trip to Greece, after the British government lifted all Covid-19 lockdown measures on July 19.

Covid-19: Greece to Increase Quarantine Hotels, Ship Isolation Cabins

Greek authorities have decided to increase the number of Covid-19 quarantine hotels and ship isolation cabins to address the rise of cases in Greece.

Messinia Hoteliers Campaign Urges Covid-19 Vaccination

The Messinia Hoteliers Association is urging people to get vaccinated through a new campaign launched to raise awareness on preventing the spread of Covid-19.