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Greece Loses One Place on Henley Passport Index 2018

Greece lost one place year-on-year on the Henley Passport Index for 2018, ranking seventh among 199 countries, with its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 171 countries.

Athens to Host 1st Ministerial Conference of ‘Ancient Civilizations Forum’

Athens will host the first ministerial conference of the member states that comprise the Ancient Civilizations Forum, with the participation of foreign ministers of ten countries.

Greece May Risk Losing Visa-free Travel Rights to US

Greece is among five European countries that may have to face being ousted from the US visa waiver program if it doesn’t deal with the “crucial loopholes” in its security system, news magazine Politico reported on Thursday.

U.S. Begins Changes to Visa Waiver Program Entry Requirements

The United States on Thursday began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015. Citizens of the 38 countries in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must now obtain a visa if they have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan and...

Greece and Iran Strengthen Tourism Ties

Iranian airline Mahan Air has announced it will operate two flights a week to Athens in May and is also considering the launch of direct flights to Crete and Thessaloniki.

Black List of Banned Airlines

The European Commission recently approved the eighth update of the ‘black list’ of airline companies that are banned from flying to European Union countries due to security issues.

Qatar Airways Promotes Doha-Athens Route

Qatar Airways last month introduced its new six times per week (every day except Saturday), non-stop service between its hub at Doha and Athens as of last month. The route is being operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in business class and 132 in...

Forty-nine New Hellenic Tourism Organization Offices Planned

The tourism ministry is planning to establish 49 new Hellenic Tourism Organization offices around the world, in addition to the current 23 international offices, Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a press conference called last month.

World Tourism Day 2000 Promotes Technology And Nature

World Tourism Day, September 27, concentrates on the two challenges for tourism at the dawn of the twenty-first century, technology and nature. The creator of the annual event, the World Tourism Organization, says "as we enter the twenty-first century, the world will be...