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EU Proposes Restriction-free Travel for Digital Covid Certificate Holders

The EU is proposing for member states to implement a “person-based approach” and allow holders of valid EU digital Covid certificates to travel restriction-free.

Unvaccinated People Over 60 in Greece to Pay Monthly Fine Starting January 17

Seniors over 60 in Greece who have not booked an appointment to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will have to pay a fine each month starting on January 17.

Greece to Require Negative Covid-19 Tests from All Travelers as of December 19

Fears over Omicron have prompted Greek authorities to require of all inbound travelers to present a negative PCR or rapid test result before entering Greece.

Greek PM: Seniors Over 60 Must be Vaccinated or Face Penalties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that all citizens 60 or over must be vaccinated or face a 100-euro monthly fine.

IATA Calls for 12-month EU Covid Pass Extension to ‘Protect’ Travel

IATA is calling on EU authorities to extend the validity of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by 12 months to protect the already “fragile recovery” of the travel industry.

ECDC Advises Adults to Consider Third Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is advising adults and mainly those over 40 to consider getting a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

EU Likely to Allow Restriction-free Travel for the Vaccinated this Summer

Vaccinated travelers may soon be able to travel restriction-free across the EU after member states agreed to ease restrictions.

EU Tourism Industry Wants Consistent Travel Rules Fast

Travel and tourism professionals in the EU are calling for the immediate implementation of harmonized regulations in order to facilitate movement and restart economies.

Greek, European Parliaments Approve EU Covid-19 Travel Certificate

Lawmakers in Greece and the EU gave the Covid-19 travel certificate the final go-ahead so that member states can put it into force on July 1.  

Global Travel Stakeholders Welcome EU Covid-19 Pass Deal

Global tourism stakeholders have welcomed the agreement between EU lawmakers and member states on the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel.

EU Set to Open its Borders to Vaccinated Third-country Travelers

Travelers from third countries wishing to visit member states of the European Union will soon be able to do so as long as they provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

European Parliament Approves Brexit Trade Deal

European Parliament approved the Brexit trade deal by an overwhelming majority, paving the way for a “new chapter” of friendly relations between the EU and the UK.

EU’s Digital Green Certificate No Risk to Personal Data 

The launch of an EU-wide Digital Green Certificate for travel will not put data protection at risk, according to European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides.

Commission Urges EU States to Agree on Common Re-Opening Strategy 

The European Commission has called on member states to endorse a common reopening strategy including the issuing of “green certificates” for safe travel.

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.

EU Closer to Agreeing on Digital Vaccination Passport

The EU member states appear ready to agree on the introduction of a digital Covid-19 vaccination passport as early as this month.

IATA: Global Airline Industry to Remain Cash Negative in 2021

Covid-19 measures will keep the global the airline industry cash negative throughout 2021, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

PM: Greece Prepares to Welcome Tourists Safely for Summer

Greece's priority is to make travel safe and easier, the country's prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said during the Nueva Economia Forum organized by Spain.

ECDC Map Places Greece on Higher Covid-19 Risk Level 

All of Greece's regions are either labelled high or medium risk on the weekly European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) map.