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Flight Activity at Athens Airport Picks Up Pace 

Athens International Airport has recovered 77% of total 2019 traffic so far and is up by 74% or 273 flights against last year, according to Eurocontrol. 

Greece Expects €4bn of EU Recovery Aid by August

Greece expects by the end of the month to have access to approximately 4 billion euros in support from the European Union’s Recovery Fund.

Greek PM’s Vision for Tourism All About the Experience

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis says redefining the tourism model with a focus on lasting experiences is key to the future of tourism after Covid-19 subsides.

Difficult Year Ahead for Greek Tourism, Says Minister

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis says 2021 will be a “difficult” year for tourism as very much depends on how other countries address the pandemic.

Experts Fear Travel May Bring New Covid-19 Variants to Greece

Greek health experts are expressing concern that the Covid-19 pandemic may enter a fourth wave due to new variants entering the country through travel.

Greek Tourism Revenue Still Down in April But Higher than 2020

Travel receipts in Greece reached a mere €43 million in April generated by 107,000 travelers who came to the country in the midst of Covid-19 measures.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.

Greece to Direct EU Resilience Funds into Special Forms of Tourism

Greek special forms of tourism - linked to agriculture and marine activities - will benefit from EU relief funds after the European Commission approved Greece’s resilience plan.

EU Approves Greek Recovery Plan, Paves Way for Funding

The European Commission has approved Greece’s resilience plan, paving the way for the release of 30.5 billion euros for the country to emerge stronger after Covid-19.

Eurocontrol Study Forecasts Greece Air Traffic Recovery in 2024

It will most likely take Greece approximately four years to achieve 92% of 2019 air traffic levels, according to a report by Eurocontrol.

Greece Taps into Cruise Tourism with Upgraded Port Infrastructure 

Greece is planning to improve its port infrastructure in order to meet the increasing demand of cruise ship arrivals.

Commission Chief to Visit Greece as Part of NextGenerationEU Tour

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be visiting Athens on Thursday as part of her NextGenerationEU tour.

Study Examines How Greeks Feel About Covid-19 Vaccination

The vast majority of Greeks believe that vaccination against Covid-19 saves lives, saying they feel more secure after, a diaNEOsis study found.

Sweden Signals Interest for Tourism to Greece

The Swedes are keen on visiting Greece this summer and additional actions are being taken to facilitate travel between the two countries, according to Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Covid-19: Greek Minister Says Perks for the Vaccinated in the Pipeline 

Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will soon have certain advantages, according to Greek Development & Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Denmark to Ease Travel Restrictions to Greece

Denmark is expected to lift restrictive guidance to every destination in Greece from June 26, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry.

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.  

Inbound Air Traffic to Greece Gains Ground in June

Incoming air traffic to Greece is set to pick up pace this month with more than 800,000 seats booked for June.

Greece Calls on The Netherlands to Ease Travel Restrictions

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis has requested for The Netherlands to ease travel restrictions to Greece.

Greek PM: Mandatory Vaccination, ‘Benefits’ to Enter Agenda Soon

The Greek government soon intends to discuss mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for certain groups as well as possible benefits for the fully vaccinated.