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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.

Covid-19: Wider Athens Goes High Risk Red on ECDC Map 

Greece's Attica region, which includes Athens, has been labeled “red” on the weekly European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Covid-19 map.

More Countries Consider Covid-19 Health Passport Idea

One by one countries across the globe are announcing or considering plans to allow admission to tourists with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Greek PM Expects Tourism to Pick Up in Summer 2021

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis expects to see tourism to Greece pick up pace this summer after the sector took a blow last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece’s Ionian Isles Labeled ‘Green’ on ECDC Covid-19 Map

The Ionian islands in Greece are among the handful of areas in Europe labeled “green” on the updated colour-coded Covid-19 map of the ECDC.

EU States Agree on Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Guidelines 

EU member states have agreed on a set of guidelines that will allow for the establishment of an EU-wide accepted vaccination certificate.

Commission Tables More Covid-19 Measures for EU-bound Travelers 

Pre-departure testing and a common European PLF are additional ideas tabled by the Commission in response to safe travel in the Covid-19 era.

EU Proposes ‘Dark Red’ Covid Zones, Stricter Travel Controls

EU leaders are proposing the designation as “dark red” of Covid-19 hot spots from which travel would be discouraged.

Greece Ready to Address Brexit Challenges

The Greek government has taken actions to cover legislative and administrative needs, and provide information to citizens and businesses, following the UK's exit from the EU as of December 31.

Greece Proposes Coordinated EU-wide Covid-19 Actions

Greece has forwarded proposals to the European Commission for the implementation of Covid-19 measures to restore safe travel.

EU Updates ‘White List’ of Countries Free to Travel

The EU has updated its initial list of countries for which member states can gradually begin to lift coronavirus travel restrictions.

EU Releases ‘Safe’ List of Nations Welcome for Tourism

Americans and Russians will not be able to visit any EU countries in the coming period, according to a “safe” list announced in Brussels, the EU’s headquarters.

EU Court Exempts Permanent Residents from Visa Rule

Family members of EU citizens who are not nationals of a member state but hold a permanent residence card should be able to travel visa-free to EU, according to a court decision.

AIA, AEGEAN Among First to Test EASA Covid-19 Health-safe Measures

Athens Airport and AEGEAN are among Europe’s first aviation companies to have signed up to EASA's charter for the return to normal operations in the aftermath of Covid-19.