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EU Digital COVID Certificate for Travel – Greek Version Unveiled

Greece has unveiled its version of the EU Digital COVID Certificate, the document that aims to make travel restriction-free within the European Union.

Greece Ready to Unveil its Digital ‘Green Pass’ for Travel

Greece on Friday, May 28, will introduce its digital green certificate that aims to make travel easier this summer.

EU COVID Travel Pass on Track to be Ready End of June

European Parliament and Council negotiators reached a deal for an EU Digital COVID Certificate to facilitate travel in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic.

GNTO Expects Greek Tourism to See a Good Year

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is optimistic that Greece’s tourism sector will see a much better year than it did in 2020.

Greece Expects Strong Return of Polish Tourists

Greece is expecting an increased number of visitors from Poland this year, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said after wrapping up his recent official visit to the country.

Q&A on the EU Covid-19 Certificate for Travel

Answers to 10 of the most commonly asked questions regarding the EU Covid-19 Certificate that would allow travel within Europe without additional restrictions or discrimination.

EU Covid-19 Certificate: Aviation and Travel Sectors Call for Swift Action

Europe’s aviation, travel and tourism sectors are calling for swift action among institutions to make the EU Covid-19 Certificate operational by June for travel to reopen in a safe way.

Commission Sees ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for EU Tourism this Summer

There is a “glimmer of hope” for EU tourism this summer, according to European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton.

EU States Agree on Technical Specifications for Covid-19 Travel Pass

EU countries have agreed on guidelines describing the main technical specifications for the implementation of the system for Digital Green Certificates.

ETOA: EU Must Speed Up Launch of Digital Green Certificate

With summer approaching, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is calling on EU authorities to speed up the process for the launch of a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate travel.

Op-Ed: ‘Greek Tourism Today and Beyond 2021’ – George Vernicos

Tourism must be adjusted to the new 'after covid era' reality, emphasizing on quality and sustainability, according to George Vernicos, the Secretary General of SETE and representative of tourism to the European ESC.

EU Makes Progress on Covid-19 Digital Certificate for Travel

EU ambassadors have agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal for the Covid-19 Digital Green Certificate for travel.

WTTC: Tourism’s Route to Recovery Must Start by June

Jobs and GDP contribution lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic could return by 2022 if travel is resumed by June this year, says research by the WTTC.

EU Pushes for June Launch of Digital Green Certificate for Travel

The EU has decided for the Digital Green Certificate proposal to be taken forward as a matter of urgency in order for it to be in force by June.

Digital Green Certificate for Travel: The EU’s Proposal is Open to Third Countries

The Digital Green Certificate - a proposal put forward to enable restriction-free movement in the EU - is open to initiatives being developed globally, according to the European Commission.

EU Aiming to Launch ‘Digital Green Certificate’ for Travel by Summer

The European Commission is aiming to launch a Digital Green Certificate by this summer to facilitate safe travel inside the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aviation, Travel & Tourism Sectors Welcome EU-wide Digital Green Certificate Idea

The world’s aviation, tourism and travel sectors have warmly welcomed the idea of an EU-wide digital green certificate verifying Covid-19 vaccination.

Video: Commissioner Schinas and SETE Exchange Views on EU’s Digital Green Certificate

The key elements of the Digital Green Certificate, which is expected to enable restriction-free travel in Europe, were discussed during a teleconference between the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas.