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Covid-19 Puts a Brake on Athens Metro Late-night Services

Athens public transport authorities have reduced metro, train, and tram services due to a decline in commuter traffic and as part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Useful Info on Covid-19 and Travel via Athens Airport

Athens International Airport has included a special section on its website with useful information regarding travel to/from Athens during the coronavirus pandemic.

EasyJet to Ground Majority of Fleet

Low cost carrier easyJet will ground the majority of its fleet of aircraft from March 24 onwards, following country lockdowns and travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ΥΠΕΞ: Πτήσεις επαναπατρισμού Ελλήνων από Ισπανία και Πολωνία

Το υπουργείο Εξωτερικών ανακοίνωσε ότι ειδικές πτήσεις της Aegean Airlines θα πραγματοποιηθούν το Σάββατοκύριακο από Μαδρίτη και Βαρσοβία για την επιστροφή Ελλήνων...

Greece Suspends Year-round Hotel Operations

Greece is suspending the operation of year-round hotels until the end of April, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Greek Think Tank: Covid-19 to Affect Six out of 10 SMEs

Six out of 10 small and medium-sized businesses may suffer the blow of the coronavirus health crisis as they watch their sales plummet, an Endeavor Greece study reveals.

Greece May Take Additional Measures for Ferry, Air Travel

The Greek government may take additional measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Greece, including rules on ferry travel in the country.

IATA: Airlines will Need Emergency Aid Up to $200bn

Emergency aid of up to $200 billion is required for airlines due to the evaporation of air travel demand caused by Covid-19, says IATA.

WTTC: Travel & Tourism are Fighting for Survival

The WTTC is calling on all governments for immediate action to help ensure the survival of the travel and tourism sector, following the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

ILO: Tourism & Hospitality Among Most Vulnerable to Covid-19

Jobs in the services sector, tourism, travel and retail are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus health crisis, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Greek Thermal Spring & Spa Facilities Seeking Aid Due to Covid-19

The Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs is requesting to be included in Greece’s financial support program for businesses that have been hit by the Covid-1 pandemic.

Covid-19 Forces US to Suspend Global Visa Services

Thousands of travelers are likely to face disruption and inconvenience after the United States said it was suspending all routine visa services due to Covid-19.

Cyprus to Close Airports, Shut down Hotels

Cyprus will not accept incoming flights as of March 21, implementing a two-week travel ban, in efforts to contain the further spread of the coronavirus.

Airlines Pressing to Offer Vouchers Instead of Refunds Due to Covid-19

Airlines are requesting flexibility to offer rebookings or vouchers in place of refunds to passengers due to the Covid-19 situation.

The Olympic Flame Goes from Athens to Tokyo

The Olympic Flame began its journey from Greece to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, following the Handover Ceremony that took place in Athens.

Lufthansa Group Parks 700 Aircraft as Response to Covid-19

Lufthansa Group is cutting 95 percent of capacity, temporarily parking 700 of its 763 aircraft, as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Κορωνοϊός: 22 ερωτήσεις-απαντήσεις για τα νέα μέτρα και τις ρυθμίσεις

Η Γενική Γραμματεία Πολιτικής Προστασίας δίνει απαντήσεις σε 22 χρήσιμες ερωτήσεις για όλα τα νέα μέτρα και τις ρυθμίσεις σχετικά με τον κορονοϊό.

Greece Launches Financial Support Plan for All Covid-hit Businesses

A package of relief measures for all coronavirus-hit businesses in Greece - that includes the suspension of tax contribution payments - has been announced by the government.

Covid-19: Greek Tourism Next to Receive Support, Says Minister

Greece's next set of measures to support the economy from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak will focus on the tourism sector.

Study: Thousands of Tourism Jobs at Risk in Greece due to Covid-19

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to have serious repercussions on Greece’s tourism industry, threatening thousands of jobs, according to the KEPE research center.