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Covid-19 Vaccination May Ease Restrictions on Travel, Says Greek Tourism Minister

Travel in the coming year may likely be easier for people who have chosen to be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

OECD Expects Gradual Recovery for Greek Economy in 2021

The Greek economy is set to recover gradually next year and projected to accelerate in 2022, according to the latest OECD Economic Outlook report.

Greece and Saudi Arabia Agree to Deepen Ties Through Tourism

The Greek tourism minister and his Saudi Arabia counterpart discussed strengthening ties through tourism and investments as well as ways to address the Covid-19 crisis.

Greece’s Relief Package for 2nd Covid-19 Lockdown: €3.3bn for Businesses, Workers

The Greek Finance Ministry will release 3.3 billion euros in aid to support businesses and workers impacted by Greece's second Covid-19 lockdown.

Growing Concerns in Attica Over Soaring Covid-19 Incidents

In view of the continuously rising Covid-19 cases in Attica, Greek authorities have not ruled out the possibility of lockdown measures in the region.

Greece Announces Second Round of Covid-19 Relief Measures

The Greek government will release a package 2.5 billion euros in relief aid for business activities and employees impacted by the new Covid-19 measures.

Greece Ponders Changes to Golden Visa Scheme

Τhe Greek government is examining changes to its golden visa program in an effort to safeguard the property market and curb shady activity.

Repositioning Greece After Covid-19 a Priority for Tourism Ministry

The Greek Tourism Ministry is working with marketing experts Repositioning Greece to formulate a comeback strategy in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

Europe Braces for Second Wave of Covid-19 with Harsher Measures

One by one Europe’s leaders are announcing tighter measures this week to curb what appears to be a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece – EU Discuss Joint Tourism Protocols for Covid-19

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and EU officials discussed the need of a common approach to health and safety protocols to facilitate travel in Europe.

Greek Travel Agents, Tourist Guides Angered Over Covid-19 Risk Map

Greek travel agents and tourist guides are frustrated over Greece's Covid-19 risk-assessment map due to its "unreasonable and unfair" measures.

Greek Hoteliers Seek Covid-19 Rescue Measures Ahead of Winter

Greek hoteliers are calling on the government to take immediate measures to mitigate losses incurred by the coronavirus pandemic.

Study: Trust, Optimism Drops Among Greeks Due to Covid-19

Greeks appear to be less optimistic about the future with regard to the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study by research firm diaNEOsis reveals.

Thessaloniki Conference Organizers Want Clear Operations Framework

Conferences and events organizers in Thessaloniki are once again calling on the Greek government to clarify Covid-19 health protocols for the MICE industry.

Northern Greece Travel Firm Joysters Launches Covid-19 Safety Plan

Greek travel company Joysters has launched a specialized Covid-19 action plan based on National Public Health Organization and EU protocols for its clients.

Greece Road Arrivals Grind to a Halt Due to Covid-19 Crisis

Arrivals to Greece by road in Q3 2020 reached only 580,000, accounting for a mere 8% of total arrivals recorded in 2019.

Face Masks Unlikely to Put Health at Risk, Says Study

Wearing masks for protection against Covid-19 is unlikely to cause CO2 toxicity in the body, according to a recent study.

Germany, UK, France Top Tourism Markets for Greece in Summer 2020

Visitors from Germany, the UK, France, Poland and Italy made up the bulk of incoming travelers in the 2020 summer season.

Forbes Poll: Luxury Hoteliers Say ‘Worst of Covid-19 Crisis Over’

More than half of luxury hoteliers polled by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) are expressing optimism that the Covid-19 crisis is subsiding.

Covid-19: Tourism Minister Expects Greece to Recover 20% of Last Year’s Revenue

Tourism-related revenues are expected to reach 20% of last year's earnings by the end of 2020, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.