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Europe’s Lawmakers Agree to Terms of ‘EU Covid-19 Certificate’ for Travel

The EU Covid-19 Certificate, a document enabling EU-wide restriction-free travel, has inched closer to materialization after the European Parliament agreed to the basic terms.

Greece Says Covid-19 Protection Action Plan in Place at All Popular Tourist Spots

The Greek Health Ministry has an action plan that includes emergency transport from remote islands and a high number of medical professionals stationed at health facilities at popular tourist destinations.

Greek Hotels Have No Liquidity to Re-open Operations, Says Federation

Some two weeks ahead of Greece’s official opening to tourists, the country’s hoteliers are calling on the government to take action and support the Covid-19-hit sector.

Greek Hoteliers Request Covid-19 PCR Tests for Child Passengers Over 12

Greek hoteliers are citing the financial burden of PCR testing for children over five (from the previous 12) under the currently announced Covid-19 rules for travelers entering Greece.

Final Data: Greece Arrivals, Travel Receipts Take a Blow in 2020

Arrivals and travel receipts in Greece took a massive blow last year hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to final tourism data for 2020.

Ithaki, Kefalonia to Focus on Alternative Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish Ithaki and Kefalonia as alternative tourism destinations, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

WTTC: Greece is the Global Covid-19 Crisis Management Champion

Greece was awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council for its efforts in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and safely re-opening to tourists.

Covid-19: Greeks Eagerly Await for Easing of Movement Restrictions

Greeks are eagerly waiting for authorities to ease Covid-19 measures after Easter and allow non-essential movement into or out of municipalities and domestic travel.

Airlines Urge Countries to Apply WHO Covid-19 Travel Management Proposals

The global airlines industry is calling on governments to comply with Covid-19 recommendations on international travel from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Airbnb, Booking, VRBO Agree to Comply with Greek Tax Laws

Greece’s national revenue body has made an agreement with short-term rental operators Airbnb, Booking.com and VRBO for compliance to local tax laws.

Conference to Explore How Greece Can ‘Open the Door’ to Digital Nomads

The Digital Nomads Observatory in November will hold the ‘1st Digital Mobilities Conference: Nomads & Remote Workers’.

EU Aims to Open this Summer to Vaccinated Tourists from US 

The EU is set to re-open this summer to American tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Greece to Channel €310m in Recovery Funds into Tourism Upgrade

Greece will channel 310 million euros in Recovery Funds into sustainable tourism development, diversified products, and boosting competitiveness.

Greece Tightens Covid-19 Controls at Airports, Ports, Highways

Greece has further intensified Covid-19 checks at airports, ports, and highways in view of the upcoming Easter holiday on May 2.

Greece Records Massive 90% Plunge in Jan-Feb Tourism Revenue

Tourism revenue in Greece for the first two months of the year nosedived by 90 percent, according to provisional data by the Bank of Greece.

IATA Expects Net Airline Industry Losses of $47.7bn in 2021

IATA expects net airline industry losses of $47.7 billion in 2021 and says immediate priorities are restart plans, employment support and cost reduction.

Workshop: GNTO Will Say ‘Benvenuti in Grecia’ to Italian Tourism Professionals

The Italian office of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is getting ready to hold its ‘Benvenuti in Grecia’ online workshop to introduce Greece to Italian tourism professionals.

‘Can’t Miss Thessaloniki’ Campaign Takes Off

The ‘Can’t miss Thessaloniki’ campaign aims to set the northern Greece destination as a ‘top of mind’ choice for international travelers.

Covid-19: All the Rules for Domestic Travel During Greek Easter

Domestic travel in Greece during Easter and until May 10 is allowed only with documentation proving that movement is necessary for work, funeral, medical purposes, or child visitation rights.

EU States Agree on Technical Specifications for Covid-19 Travel Pass

EU countries have agreed on guidelines describing the main technical specifications for the implementation of the system for Digital Green Certificates.