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US Travelers in Favor of Int’l Vaccination Passports, Says Survey

The majority of US travelers believe vaccination passports should be required for international travel, says a survey by OAG.

STR: Travelers Choose Smaller Types of Accommodation in Summer 2021

Smaller types of accommodation attracted the interest of travelers this summer, as consumers continued to adapt to living in a Covid-19 world, STR said.

Greece Still on UK’s ‘Amber List’ Requiring Quarantine for Non-vaccinated

UK has kept Greece on its "amber list", which means that returning non-vaccinated travelers or those planning to visit Britain will be required to quarantine.

Crete Expecting August Tourism at Full Capacity

Despite Covid-19 restraints, travelers are still selecting Crete for their summer holidays, with August occupancy levels reaching almost 100 percent.

Greece Announces New Round of Rules to Tackle Covid-19

Greek health authorities have announced new Covid-19 rules for admission to indoor spaces and testing requirements to take effect on September 13.

Greece Experts Warn of ‘Harsh’ Autumn Ahead as Covid-19 Cases Soar

Greek health authorities expect the number of Covid-19 cases to soar in the autumn and will be announcing new measures next week.

Crete Covid-19 Cases Soar, New Lockdown-style Measures Ordered

Greek authorities have ordered strict Covid-19 measures for Rethymno, Crete, and extended measures in Chania and Heraklion until August 25, after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Rising Covid-19 Cases in Greece Not Tourism-related

The rise in Covid-19 cases in Greece over the past few weeks cannot be attributed to inbound travelers, says infectious disease expert Charalambos Gogos.

Greece Accepting Most Covid-19 Vaccines for Travel

In efforts to facilitate travel and as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, Greece is among the few countries in the world recognizing the largest number of Covid-19 vaccines.

Travelers Entering Israel from Greece Must Quarantine

Travelers, vaccinated or not, returning to Israel from Greece, the US, France, Italy, Germany and several other countries will be required to quarantine for at least seven days as of August 11.

US Issues Advisory Against Travel to Greece Due to Covid-19

Americans - vaccinated or not - are now advised against traveling to Greece due to a “very high” risk of Covid-19 following revised guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Skiathos Island Achieves 95% Vaccination Level

Skiathos is setting the example with nearly 95% of its population vaccinated against Covid-19, said Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis during his recent visit to the island.

Greece Rules Out Lockdown, Insists on Covid-19 Vaccinations

Greek authorities are pushing for more vaccinations to address the Covid-19 pandemic and return to normalcy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greece Welcomes More than 2.3 Million Visitors So Far

Greece is recovering lost ground due to Covid-19, attracting approximately 2.3 million travelers in the last few months, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Greek Experts Warn of More Mykonos-style Measures for Other Islands

Greek health experts are warning that Covid-19 measures like those imposed on Mykonos over the weekend may be ordered for other Greek islands.

Mykonos Not Hit By Wave of Cancellations, Says Greek Tourism Minister

Despite the recently imposed Covid-19 restrictive measures on Mykonos, the island is not seeing mass booking cancellations, says Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.