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UNWTO to Hold Secretary General Election for 2022-2025 Term

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is starting the new year with the election for the position of Secretary General for the 2022-2025 term.

Greek Minister in Madrid for UNWTO’s Global Tourism Crisis Committee Meeting

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis will attend the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee's first meeting of the year, which will take place in Madrid, Spain.

Greece to Reopen Retail Stores and Shopping Malls Under Rules

Greece's retail stores and shopping malls, along with a number of other businesses in the country, will reopen to the public on January 18 under new government rules.

Covid-19: Greece Keeps Night Curfew in Place, Lifts Strict Lockdown Measures in Some Areas

Although Greece's retail stores and shopping malls will reopen on January 18, the country's 9pm-5am night curfew and movement via SMS system will remain in force.

Greek Covid-19 Support Measures Get Extension

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that the Covid-19 relief measures, which include rent exemptions and employee subsidies, will be extended.

UNWTO Applauds Greece’s Proposal for Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ proposal for an EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

IATA, WTTC Welcome Pre-departure Covid-19 Testing Travel Rule of US and UK

IATA and the WTTC have welcomed the US and UK rule on pre-departure testing as a major step towards the return of international travel and reopening markets without quarantine.

Tourism Minister: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Not Required for Greece Entry

A Covid-19 vaccination certificate will not be required for travel to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

ECDC Covid-19 Map Shows Europe’s ‘Green’ Areas are in Greece

The updated colour-coded Covid-19 map of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) shows that the only green areas in Europe are in Greece.

Increasing Covid-19 Risk in Central Athens Concerns Experts

Greece’s Covid-19 committee is concerned about the rising coronavirus incidents, especially in the central sector of Athens.

US to Require Negative Covid-19 Tests for International Travelers

All international travelers to the United States will have to present a negative Covid-19 test result to be allowed admission into the country as of January 26.

Norwegian to Stop All Long-haul Flights

Oslo-based airline Norwegian will stop all long-haul flights and focus on creating a strong short-haul route network.

Greek PM Confident About Tourism in Summer 2021

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed optimism that tourism activity in Greece will be much better this summer.

Greece Air Traffic Nosedives to 30-year Low in 2020

Air traffic to Greece in 2020 dropped to a record 30-year low of 19.7 million arrivals as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Covid-19: More Areas in Greece Put Under Strict Lockdown

Greek authorities will tighten lockdown measures in Argolida and Sparti due to high coronavirus infection rates.

EY: 2% of Businesses Ready for Covid-19 Shock on Supply Chains

A mere 2% of businesses across the globe were prepared for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on supply chains, according to a survey by EY.

Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions Tighten on Lesvos

Stricter lockdown measures have been imposed on the Greek island of Lesvos due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Greek PM Proposes Joint EU Vaccination Certificate for Travel

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is calling for the introduction of an EU-wide vaccination certificate that will facilitate safe travel.

WTTC Says Vaccine Prerequisite for Travel Equals ‘Discrimination’

Setting Covid-19 vaccination as a prerequisite for travel would be equal to discrimination, according to WTTC President Gloria Guevara.

Greece Covid-19 Vaccination Website Opens

Individuals can now book an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination following the launch of the country’s online registration platform.