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Greek Travel Agents and Airlines at Odds Over Canceled School Trips

Greek travel agents and airlines are at odds over how best to deal with prepaid school trips that were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Greece Announces New Measures to Address Covid-19 Economic Impact

An emergency plan to address the economic impact of the coronavirus in Greece has been announced by the Greek Finance Ministry.

Covid-19: Greek Trade & Tourism Bodies Call for Flexible Working Conditions

Greece’s main trade and tourism bodies are calling for flexible working conditions due to the tight measures against the spread of the coronavirus.

Cruise Industry Reacts to US ‘Advice’ Against Travel

The State Department has advised US nationals against traveling on cruise ships, warning that they presented a higher risk of coronavirus infection.

MSC Opera Continues Cruise Itinerary to Corfu after Coronavirus Incident

An MSC Cruises liner on Wednesday was given the green light by Greek authorities to sail to Corfu after a Covid-19 incident forced passengers to remain temporarily quarantined.

Greece Considers Support for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

The ministries of economy, development and tourism are examining a series of measures to support business owners in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greece Controls Borders in Efforts to Delay Coronavirus Spread into EU

Greece has managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 to seven confirmed cases, after a series of emergency measures that included restricting the country’s border with neighboring Turkey.

Greece Boosts Border Controls Citing Threat to Public Health

Aiming to reinforce border controls to limit the spread of Covid-19 in Greece, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has cited EU Regulation 2016/399 on the necessity to prevent threats to public health.

GBTA Study: Covid-19 to Dent Business Travel Forecasts

The coronavirus epidemic may very well cost the business travel industry some $559.7 billion annually, or 37% of its total 2020 forecasted global spend, a GBTA study reveals.

Greece Cancels All Carnival Events Due to Coronavirus

The latest coronavirus cases recorded in Greece, forced health authorities to cancel all carnival festivities scheduled for the three-day weekend ahead.

Greek Gov’t Act Lays Out Urgent Coronavirus Measures

Greece's first coronavirus case was reported in Thessaloniki, following the country's announced emergency response measures, which includes the right to impose controls at all of the country’s entry and exit points.

Tourism Minister: Greece Calls for Calm in Covid-19 Health Crisis

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said the coronavirus outbreak requires levelheadedness and added that Greece must be ready for all possible scenarios.

Greece on Heightened Alert for Coronavirus After Italy Infections

Greece is intensifying precautionary measures after the coronavirus spread to neighboring Italy.

WTTC Warns Against Panic and Stigmatization Over Coronavirus

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is warning against disproportionate reactions and the possible stigmatization of Chinese tourists as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Advanced Coronavirus Measures in Place at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) has moved ahead with a series of measures to halt the potential spread of the Wuhan virus.

WHO Chief Warns Against Wuhan Virus Travel Bans and Isolation

In response to worldwide concern over the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the World Health Organization called for caution and evidence before proceeding with extreme measures.

Greek Health Body Issues Coronavirus Guidelines to Hotels, Cruise ships & Airlines

Greece’s EODY has released guidelines to tourism services providers, aiming to eliminate the potential spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Global Airport Retail May Go Down with Coronavirus, Study Says

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the resultant ban on travel is expected to impact airport retail worldwide, a study by GlobalData said.

China Bans Outbound Travel Due to Coronavirus

Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias held an emergency meeting with the Ambassador of China to Greece, Zhang Qiyue to discuss additional measures in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Greek Health Officials Issue Precautionary Guidelines for New Virus

Despite the limited risk of a new SARS-like virus entering Greece, the country's health officials have issued safety precautions.
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