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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.

Italian Tourism Minister Says Greece the Example to Follow

Italy should follow the example set by Greece in order to bring back foreign travelers, according to Italian Tourism Minister Massimo Garavaglia.

Greece Praised for Cruise Tourism Restart Initiative

Global cruise industry stakeholders have praised Greece for its initiatives to help restart cruise travel after Covid-19.

Greece Considers ‘Privileges’ for the Vaccinated

Greek authorities are thinking about granting “privileges” to vaccinated residents as an incentive to boost vaccination rates once vaccines are fully available.

GNTO: Covid-19 an Opportunity to Move Towards Sustainable Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic could serve as a springboard to accelerate Greece’s transition to more sustainable tourism practices, GNTO President Angela Gerekou said.

Night Curfew in Greece Continues as Vaccination Slows Down

Greek authorities announced that a 12.30-5am night curfew will remain in view of slow vaccination rates and the appearance of new strains on Crete.

UNWTO Athens: Greek PM Says Safe Travel, Retaining Jobs Key Priorities  

Greece’s main concern is to ensure safe travel and retain jobs, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU) that is taking place in Athens.

SETE Chief Expects Strong Traveler Flows to Greece from US

SETE President Yiannis Retsos expects booming tourist flows from the US in the coming months after the CDC revised its travel guidelines.

Shipping Minister: No Covid-19 Tests Needed for Vaccinated Ferry Passengers

Vaccinated travelers using ferries to visit the Greek islands will not be required to take Covid-19 tests before boarding, but must fill in a special health form, said Greece's Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

FinMin: OECD Greece Outlook Signals Trust in Greek Economy

The findings of a new OECD report send out a message of trust in the prospects of the Greek economy, according to Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

Greek Island Covid-19 Vaccination Rollout Picks Up Pace

Greece’s “Blue Freedom” island vaccination plan is moving forward successfully with a number of islands building immunity against Covid-19.

Greek Hoteliers Seek Measures to Avert Employee Dismissals

Citing near to zero bookings, Greek hoteliers are calling on the government to introduce a new round of support measures in order to prevent employee dismissals. 

Posidonia: Greece Leads the Way in Mediterranean Cruise Travel Restart

Global cruise companies are hoping to stimulate traveler interest and kick-start operations from Greece this summer.

Greek PM Calls for Cooperation to Get EU Covid Travel Pass Off the Ground

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis is calling for cooperation between EU member states for the implementation of the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate for travel.

Boosting Air Connectivity, Waterways Top Greek Gov’t Priorities

Enhancing air connectivity and getting a waterway network off the ground are among the main priorities of the Greek government.

Forbes: Greece Most-booked European Destination for Summer

Prospective travelers have booked more summer flights to Greece than to anywhere else in Europe, according to a report by Forbes.