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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 Lawmakers Agree to Limit Intra-Schengen Border Checks

EU lawmakers have agreed to restrict the initial period for border checks to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

Brexit: Travel Industry Waiting to See if Brits will Change 2019 Holiday Plans

While Brexit is approaching, new research from ForwardKeys revealed that trends in the UK outbound market show that it is still "business as usual".

European Commission Suggests Visa System Update in View of Refugee Flows

In view of increasing refugee flows, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade to its Visa Information System (VIS).

Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Steps Up Presence at Philoxenia

Pushing for year-round tourism growth by tapping into local products, culinary traditions, cultural offerings and the beauty of its landscape, the Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace participated in this year’s Philoxenia travel fair held in Thessaloniki last week.

Greek Tourism Minister Holds Meeting On Schengen Visa Issue

The need to simplify and accelerate the issuing of Schengen visas was discussed in a meeting between Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and the general secretaries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Anastasios Mitsialis and Panagiotis Mihalos.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Calls For Simplified Schengen Visa Procedures

Visa applications should be processed within 48 hours of their submission, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) underlined in a recent letter to the Greek Tourism Ministry.