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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.

Germany Wants Global Travel Ban to be Lifted by June 14

Germany is aiming for the worldwide travel ban to be lifted on June 14 and replaced by a travel advisory that would inform of which destinations were open to visitors.

EU Calls for Voluntary Use of Virus-tracing Apps to Fight Covid-19

The EU is encouraging the voluntary use of virus-tracing apps so that citizens can be warned of a potential Covid-19 infection when they travel.

Germany Gradually Eases Covid-19 Border Controls

In an attempt to facilitate travel and restart tourism, Germany said it would be easing Covid-19 border restrictions in the coming period reopening first for Luxembourg on May 15.

EU to Reset Flight Compensation Rules, Say Consumer Groups

EU authorities are planning to re-examine the Commission’s Flight Compensation Regulation to the benefit of airline companies.

Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

After the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the UK is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday.

EU Τravelers Still Don’t Know their Passenger Rights

Despite the fact that Europe has implemented a comprehensive set of passenger rights, more than half of those who travel still don’t know what these rights are.

Brussels – UK Finalize Brexit for Jan. 31, Travel Continues ‘as Usual’

Travel operators in the UK are sprinting to reassure holidaymakers that travel will continue as usual after the Brexit deadline on January 31.

Tourism Minister Says Greek Brexit Bill Key to Smooth Transition

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis underlined the significance of a Brexit regulations bill that was tabled in parliament.

Brexit on Track after UK Lawmakers’ Approval

British lawmakers have approved a bill that authorizes the UK's exit from the European Union on January 31.

Brexit: It’s a Deal… For Now

The United Kingdom and the European Union on Thursday reached a Brexit agreement, 14 days ahead of the deadline on October 31.