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EU Updates Visa Rules for Russians Due to War

In response to the escalating Russo-Ukrainian War, the European Commission has updated its guidelines on visa procedures and border controls for Russian citizens.

EU to Make it Difficult, More Expensive for Russians to Get Travel Visas

The Commission has proposed to fully suspend the EU-Russia visa facilitation agreement and make it more difficult for Russians to get a visa to enter the EU.

DiscoverEU: Almost 61,000 Young Travelers to Explore Europe by Train

A total of 60,950 young Europeans will receive a free travel pass to explore Europe by train under the DiscoverEU program of the European Commission.

EU Proposes New Rules for Post-Covid Schengen Area Challenges

The European Commission is proposing updated rules that will reinforce the Schengen area and ensure it is prepared to keep up with the evolving challenges.

Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

DiscoverEU: Commission to Give 60,000 Free Travel Rail Passes to Young Europeans

The Commission will provide free travel rail passes to 60,000 young Europeans aged from 18 to 20 years, as part of the DiscoverEU initiative.

Greece Stays Open to American Travelers Despite EU Recommendation

Greece is among the European countries that have not followed an EU recommendation to curb nonessential travel for visitors from the US.

Schinas: Recovery Aid to Lead Greece into New European Era

The wealth of EU resources allocated to Greece for recovery after Covid-19 are set to bring the country into the new era, according to European Commission VP Margaritis Schinas.

EU Aims to Make Schengen ‘Largest Free Travel Area in the World’

The European Commission has tabled a strategy aimed at establishing the Schengen zone into the largest free travel area in the world.

EU Digital COVID Certificate for Travel – Greek Version Unveiled

Greece has unveiled its version of the EU Digital COVID Certificate, the document that aims to make travel restriction-free within the European Union.

Greece Ready to Unveil its Digital ‘Green Pass’ for Travel

Greece on Friday, May 28, will introduce its digital green certificate that aims to make travel easier this summer.

Greek F&B Support Scheme Gets EU Approval

The European Commission has approved a 500-million-euro support package aimed at helping food and beverages (F&B) services providers recover from the Covid-19 impact.

Greece Anticipates Recovery Plan Approval in June

Greece’s national recovery and resilience plan which includes billions of euros worth of upgrade projects and reforms is expected to get the EU’s approval in June.

Global Tourism Crisis Committee Advances Solutions for Return of Travel

The UNWTO recently convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital financing for businesses struggling to survive the Covid-19 crisis.

Commission Urges EU States to Agree on Common Re-Opening Strategy 

The European Commission has called on member states to endorse a common reopening strategy including the issuing of “green certificates” for safe travel.

Video: Commissioner Schinas and SETE Exchange Views on EU’s Digital Green Certificate

The key elements of the Digital Green Certificate, which is expected to enable restriction-free travel in Europe, were discussed during a teleconference between the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas.

Parthenon Marbles Dispute Heats Up After UK PM’s Comment

Greek authorities have reacted strongly to claims made by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Britain will not return the Parthenon Marbles to its legal owner Greece.

EU Vaccination Certificate for Travel May be Ready Before Summer

An EU-wide vaccination certificate that will facilitate travel may launch before the summer, according to European Commission VP Margaritis Schinas.

Commission: All Non-essential Travel ‘Strongly Discouraged’

The European Commission is calling on member states to discourage non-essential travel until the Covid-19 epidemiological situation has considerably improved.

EU Tables New Pact to Address Migration and Asylum

In an effort to effectively manage the migrant crisis in Europe, the European Commission has tabled a new proposal involving all EU member states in the responsibility.