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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 Sees Tourism Approaching Record 2019 Levels

Greek tourism is reaching 2019 levels according to Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis, who also confirmed that Greece received more than 2 million tourists in July and August.

Minister: Greece Recovering, Betting on September-October Tourism

Greece is looking to cover lost ground with tourist bookings into September and October, said Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

IATA Travel Pass Now Accepts EU, UK Covid-19 Certificates

IATA announced that users of its digital Travel Pass could now upload EU and UK Covid-19 vaccination data to the a mobile app.

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.

EU Releases €4bn for Greece to Finance Investments, Reforms

The European Commission has released 4 billion euros in pre-financing to Greece as part of the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

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 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.

Greek Vaccination Incentive ‘Freedom Pass’ Opens this Week

Greece’s “Freedom Pass” program offering 18- to 25-year-olds who get vaccinated against Covid-19 a pre-paid card worth 150 euros, goes into effect this week.

Greeks Put Vacation Plans on Pause Due to Covid-19

Covid-19 and the faster-spreading Delta variant has put the holiday plans of Greeks on hold with one in two opting to stay home, according to a nationwide study.

Greece Launches Covid Free Badges at Restaurants, Bars

Restaurants and bars in Greece are now required to display one of three badges for customers to recognize establishments implementing Covid-19 health protocols and safety practices.

Authorities Mull New Measures as Covid-19 Hits Greek Islands

Greek authorities are examining a new round of measures to address a surge in positive Covid-19 cases on the islands due to the spread of the Delta variant.