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Ryanair Releases Limited Schedule for Coming Days

Ryanair will ground most of its aircraft in the coming weeks but will continue to provide repatriation flights for many EU governments amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Greek Tourism Sector Recovery Depends on Covid-19 Crisis Duration, Says BoG

The duration of the coronavirus pandemic will be the decisive factor for the Greek tourism industry’s comeback, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).

Pre-coronavirus Travel Revenue for Greece on the Rise – January Data

Greece's tourism revenue was on an upward trend in January, before the coronavirus health crisis hit the country, recording a 24.4 percent rise.

Covid-19: Major Drop in Passenger Traffic for Greek Ferries

Passenger traffic on Greece's coastal shipping transport services significantly decreased by 76.25 percent between March 16-22.

EU Commission Urges Vacationers to Accept Vouchers for Future Travel

Τhe European Commission is encouraging customers to opt for vouchers instead of refunds and consider traveling at a later date, in an attempt to offset losses for the travel industry due to COVID-19.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Postponed Due to COVID-19

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.

Emirates to Suspend Most Passenger Operations

Emirates will temporarily suspend most of its passenger operations by March 25 and retain flights to only 13 countries to support the repatriation of travellers.

Travel Restrictions Force Singapore Airlines to Ground 96% of Fleet

Singapore Airlines is grounding 138 aircraft out of a total fleet of 147, given the further tightening of border controls around the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Lufthansa: Employees with Medical Training are Released from Work to Help

Lufthansa employees with medical vocational training can volunteer to offer their services at medical facilities.

Greek Government Officially Closes Most Hotels

After shutting down seasonal hotels, the Greek government has published the decision to temporarily close Greece's year-round hotels, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Covid-19 Throws Airline Industry into the Eye of the Storm

Global air travel is among the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to recent data by OAG Aviation Worldwide.

Covid-19 to Affect Ferry Schedule Frequency in Greece

The Greek Shipping Ministry is examining the possibility of reducing Greece's ferry schedule frequency due to declining demand.

Thessaloniki: Access to Seikh Su Forest is Prohibited

The Region of Central Macedonia has banned access to Seikh Su, the hilltop forest surrounding the city of Thessaloniki, as part of its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Minoan Lines Brings Greeks Back Home from Italy

Minoan Lines contributed to the repatriation of Greek citizens and transferred them from Italy to Greece, following the Covid-19 travel restrictions imposed worldwide.

Alonissos Gives Covid-19 Info in Four Languages

The Municipality of Alonissos has launched a brochure in four languages with useful information on the COVID-19 pandemic, for the island's residents and visitors.

Lufthansa Group Extends Free Rebooking Period

The airlines of Lufthansa Group are extending their free rebooking period until August 31 to meet their customers' needs due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 virus.

7th Rhodes Int’l Marathon Event Postponed for April 2021

The 7th Rhodes International Marathon event, originally scheduled to take place on Rhodes on May 3, has been postponed for April 2021, due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Greece.

Greece: Third Round of Aid to Boost Coronavirus-hit Economy

Greece has announced a new round of support measures focusing on employees and businesses, laid-off staff, the Easter bonus, loan payments, and budgetary planning.

Greece’s Seasonal Tourism Staff to Receive Support in View of Covid-19

The unemployment benefits of the seasonal workers in Greece's tourism sector will be extended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Only Greek Island Residents, Suppliers Allowed to Travel by Ferry

Greek authorities have tightened restrictions for ferry travel, allowing travel only to permanent island residents and to those wishing to return to Athens.