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IATA: European Airlines’ Capacity Up by 174.8% in February

Air travel in European countries recorded growth in February 2022, despite Covid-19 disruptions, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

UK to Drop All Covid-19 Restrictions this Week

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that starting February 24, all coronavirus restrictions will end and Covid-19 will be treated as other infectious diseases such as the flu.

Greece is 3rd Most Desirable European Destination for Travel in 2022, Says Accor

Greece is the third most desirable European destination for travel in 2022 for people from the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Russia, says a study by Accor.

Fines Force Seniors in Greece to Rush and Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Greek residents over 60 rushed to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before the end of January, when fines reach 100 euros for every month they don’t get the jab.

Unvaccinated People Over 60 in Greece to Pay Monthly Fine Starting January 17

Seniors over 60 in Greece who have not booked an appointment to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will have to pay a fine each month starting on January 17.

More Shipping Companies Bet on Greece

More and more shipping companies are choosing to base their operations in Greece, which saw the number of ships registered on its national cadastre increase in 2021.

Covid-19: Greece Braces for Omicron Wave, Urges Vaccination

Greek authorities are urging the public to get vaccinated in the midst of an Omicron wave which has kept cases above 43,000 in the last few days.

Greece Introduces New Covid-19 Measures for Holiday Season

Aiming to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in Greece, the government has cancelled festive events in open spaces and announced new Covid-19 measures for the holiday season.

OECD Forecasts 6.7% Growth for Greece in 2021

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is forecasting the Greek economy will grow at a rate of 6.7 percent this year and 4.8 percent in 2022.

Covid-19: Global Travel Industry Says ‘Keep Borders Open’

The world’s travel and tourism industry is calling on governments to keep borders open and facilitate travel with vigilance.

WHO Advises Unvaccinated Over-60 Travelers to Stay Home

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging unvaccinated individuals aged 60 or over to avoid travel to “areas with community transmission” due to the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Greek PM: Seniors Over 60 Must be Vaccinated or Face Penalties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that all citizens 60 or over must be vaccinated or face a 100-euro monthly fine.

Covid-19: Greece Says Firm ‘No’ to Lockdowns Despite Omicron Variant

The Greek authorities said there will be no national lockdowns and no new measures for those vaccinated against Covid-19 despite the emergence of the new Omicron variant.