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Greece Sends Message of Safety, Prioritizes Vaccination of Island Residents

The Greek government is accelerating the vaccination against Covid-19 of residents on dozens of Greek islands.

Greece Expects to Make it on UK’s ‘Green List’ Soon, Says Minister

Greece hopes to be included on the UK’s ‘green’ list for travel to the country in the government's upcoming review.

Greek Authorities Preparing to Allow Domestic Travel with Rules

Self-testing and vaccination certificates may be the key to lifting domestic travel restrictions in Greece slated for May 14.

Greek PM: EU Covid-19 Travel Certificate Should Go into Effect ‘as Soon as Possible’

Getting the EU’s Covid-19 certificate off the ground as soon as possible in order to facilitate travel is vital, says Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Step by Step Greece Attempts Return to Normal

Greece is taking gradual steps to return to normal life with authorities expected to lift even more Covid-19 restrictions in the coming weeks.

EU Expects Covid-19 Travel Pass to be Ready by June

The EU expects most member states to be ‘technically ready’ to implement the Covid-19 travel certificate system by the first week of June with the official launch expected at the end of that month.

ETC Says Full Travel Recovery Expected After 2024

The European Travel Commission (ETC) expects international arrivals to Europe this year to remain 46% below 2019 levels, predicting that full travel recovery should not be expected before 2024.

PM: Greece Ready to Open to Travelers with Tried and Tested Protocols

Greece is ready to welcome travelers in safety this summer, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told leaders of the Smart Covid-19 Management Group.

Facilitating Greece – Germany Summer Travel Tops Ministers’ Talks

Ways to enable travel between Greece and Germany topped the agenda of talks between the tourism ministers of the two countries.

Tourism Recovery, Restoring Trust Top G20 Agenda

Enabling safe mobility and aiding tourism industry recovery were among the issues discussed during a recent G20 meeting of tourism ministers.

Europe’s Lawmakers Agree to Terms of ‘EU Covid-19 Certificate’ for Travel

The EU Covid-19 Certificate, a document enabling EU-wide restriction-free travel, has inched closer to materialization after the European Parliament agreed to the basic terms.

WTTC: Greece is the Global Covid-19 Crisis Management Champion

Greece was awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council for its efforts in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and safely re-opening to tourists.

EU Aims to Open this Summer to Vaccinated Tourists from US 

The EU is set to re-open this summer to American tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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.

EU Moves Forward with Green Certificates Aiming for June 

The Digital Green Certificate, aimed at enabling travel across the EU, is expected to enter into force in June or early July, according to EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.

Greek PM Expects Return to Normalcy in May

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his confidence that Greece will return to normalcy in the aftermath of Covid-19 with the restart of economic activity in May.

Greece’s Step-by-step Tourism Opening Plan Aims to Recover Lost Ground

Balance, safety, and respect of travelers’ needs are the focus of Greece’s progressive plan to open to tourists on May 14 in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Covid-19: Greek Hoteliers Call for Measures to Facilitate Road Tourism

Greek hoteliers are calling on the government to take measures that will facilitate road travel and ensure safe admission into the country.

Sporades Isles to Get New Ferry Connection from Thessaloniki

The Greek Shipping Ministry will launch a tender for a new ferry service to connect Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands three times a week.

Greece and the UK Touch Base on Tourism Issues

A number of issues relating to tourism were discussed in Athens between Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and UK Under-Secretary of State Wendy Morton.