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Greece Expects to Make it on UK’s ‘Green List’ Soon, Says Minister

Greece hopes to be included on the UK’s ‘green’ list for travel to the country in the government's upcoming review.

Greek Authorities Preparing to Allow Domestic Travel with Rules

Self-testing and vaccination certificates may be the key to lifting domestic travel restrictions in Greece slated for May 14.

Greek PM: EU Covid-19 Travel Certificate Should Go into Effect ‘as Soon as Possible’

Getting the EU’s Covid-19 certificate off the ground as soon as possible in order to facilitate travel is vital, says Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Step by Step Greece Attempts Return to Normal

Greece is taking gradual steps to return to normal life with authorities expected to lift even more Covid-19 restrictions in the coming weeks.

Global Tourism Sector ‘Disappointed’ with UK’s ‘Green List’

Global tourism stakeholders are disappointed with the UK’s “green list” of countries that excludes popular holiday destinations such as Greece and Spain.

EU Expects Covid-19 Travel Pass to be Ready by June

The EU expects most member states to be ‘technically ready’ to implement the Covid-19 travel certificate system by the first week of June with the official launch expected at the end of that month.

ETC Says Full Travel Recovery Expected After 2024

The European Travel Commission (ETC) expects international arrivals to Europe this year to remain 46% below 2019 levels, predicting that full travel recovery should not be expected before 2024.

PM: Greece Ready to Open to Travelers with Tried and Tested Protocols

Greece is ready to welcome travelers in safety this summer, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told leaders of the Smart Covid-19 Management Group.

Facilitating Greece – Germany Summer Travel Tops Ministers’ Talks

Ways to enable travel between Greece and Germany topped the agenda of talks between the tourism ministers of the two countries.

Europe’s Lawmakers Agree to Terms of ‘EU Covid-19 Certificate’ for Travel

The EU Covid-19 Certificate, a document enabling EU-wide restriction-free travel, has inched closer to materialization after the European Parliament agreed to the basic terms.

Greece Says Covid-19 Protection Action Plan in Place at All Popular Tourist Spots

The Greek Health Ministry has an action plan that includes emergency transport from remote islands and a high number of medical professionals stationed at health facilities at popular tourist destinations.

Greek Hotels Have No Liquidity to Re-open Operations, Says Federation

Some two weeks ahead of Greece’s official opening to tourists, the country’s hoteliers are calling on the government to take action and support the Covid-19-hit sector.

Greek Hoteliers Request Covid-19 PCR Tests for Child Passengers Over 12

Greek hoteliers are citing the financial burden of PCR testing for children over five (from the previous 12) under the currently announced Covid-19 rules for travelers entering Greece.

Ithaki, Kefalonia to Focus on Alternative Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish Ithaki and Kefalonia as alternative tourism destinations, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

WTTC: Greece is the Global Covid-19 Crisis Management Champion

Greece was awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council for its efforts in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and safely re-opening to tourists.

Covid-19: Greeks Eagerly Await for Easing of Movement Restrictions

Greeks are eagerly waiting for authorities to ease Covid-19 measures after Easter and allow non-essential movement into or out of municipalities and domestic travel.

EU Aims to Open this Summer to Vaccinated Tourists from US 

The EU is set to re-open this summer to American tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Greece to Channel €310m in Recovery Funds into Tourism Upgrade

Greece will channel 310 million euros in Recovery Funds into sustainable tourism development, diversified products, and boosting competitiveness.

Greece Tightens Covid-19 Controls at Airports, Ports, Highways

Greece has further intensified Covid-19 checks at airports, ports, and highways in view of the upcoming Easter holiday on May 2.

Covid-19: All the Rules for Domestic Travel During Greek Easter

Domestic travel in Greece during Easter and until May 10 is allowed only with documentation proving that movement is necessary for work, funeral, medical purposes, or child visitation rights.