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EY: Estimated Tourism Losses for Greece at €10bn due to Covid-19

Covid-19 is estimated at costing the Greek tourism sector some 10 billion euros in 2020, according to the latest report by Ernst & Young (EY).

Air Travel: Consumers Still Wary About Flying but Industry Experts Positive

Industry experts may be confident about the resumption of travel after the Covid-19 pandemic, but travelers appear to be fearful of getting on planes.

Greek Hoteliers Want Health Protocol Clarifications

Greek hoteliers are requesting that the Tourism Ministry clarifies the details involving the mandatory implementation of health protocols, citing the high cost involved.

Seasonal Hotels in Greece Open as Flights Resume

Seasonal hotels in Greece have opened their doors, as international flights to Athens and Thessaloniki restarted following the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greece Links Islands with 24hr Health Units as it Opens to Tourists

Greece has announced a carefully interconnected network of emergency health care and medical services linking the Greek islands with the mainland.

SETE Chief: Time is Ripe for Greek Tourism Product Upgrade

The time is ripe for Greece to enrich its tourism product and invest in a new future, says SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Authorities Working on Health Protocols for Airbnbs

Greek authorities are drawing up health protocols to be applied by short-term rental operators in Greece, according to Airbnb's Giacomo Trovato.

Greek PM to Send Out Official Welcome to Tourists from Santorini

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will officially announce the re-opening of Greece after Covid-19 and the launch of the tourism season from Santorini.

Greece Announces Tender for ‘Quarantine Hotels’

The Greek Tourism Ministry will compensate hotels used for Covid-19 isolation purposes and is inviting hoteliers to express interest in the program.

Greece Prepares Covid-19 Island Plan as it Opens to Tourism

Greece will soon present its emergency strategy, which includes testing and health infrastructure on the islands, to address possible Covid-19 cases.

EU Health Commissioner Says Accessible Covid-19 Vaccine Top Priority

Key to effectively addressing the Covid-19 pandemic is finding a vaccine that will be accessible to all, EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides says.

Greece Considers ‘Local Lockdowns’ after Covid-19 Violations

Following Covid-19 violations and a rise in cases, Greek authorities said that there is a plan for "local lockdowns" in the event of increased coronavirus incidents.

Greece Issues Covid-19 Action Guidelines for Hotel Doctors

Greece has issued a set of guidelines for medical doctors cooperating with hotels on the islands and mainland detailing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

One by One European Countries Open Up to Tourists

Germany, Cyprus, Italy and Spain are among the countries gradually opening up to tourists from Europe this month, as authorities begin to ease Covid-19 restrictions.

Greece to Cover Cost of Coronavirus-infected Tourists

Greece will cover the cost of treatment for any tourists who test positive for Covid-19 during their visit to the country.

Greece Working to Ensure All Travelers Feel Welcome and Safe

Greece is working intensively to ensure that all travelers are welcome when the country reopens in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

INSETE Study Reveals Markets to Drive Greek Tourism in 2020

Germany, Israel, Cyprus, Balkan countries, Romania and Poland may potentially be among the key markets to source Greek tourism this year, according to a new INSETE study.

Greece will Welcome Visitors with Heightened Safety Measures, PM tells ‘Bild’

Greece is augmenting safety and health measures as it prepares to open to travelers as of June 15, after lifting Covid-19 restrictions, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told German daily Bild.

Greece Covid-19 Risk Zones Based on Access to Health Units and Tests, Says Tourism Ministry

In response to opposition reactions to Greece's "Restart Tourism" plan, the Tourism Ministry said it “did not divide the islands into categories based on possibility of danger”.

Greece Sets Destination Risk Zones as Part of Covid-19 Protection Action Plan

Authorities have divided Greece into three risk zones based on access to health facilities and capacity for Covid-19 testing.