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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.

Greece Bans Private Pleasure Boats from Entering its Ports

Greece has temporarily banned the entrance of private pleasure boats from entering its ports, as part of efforts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Covid-19 Puts a Brake on Athens Metro Late-night Services

Athens public transport authorities have reduced metro, train, and tram services due to a decline in commuter traffic and as part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Air France: Flights to Repatriate European Nationals

Air France has announced that it will maintain several international services in order to transfer French and European nationals back home.

KLM Contact Centers Give High Priority to Repatriation Questions

KLM's contact centers will be giving high priority to questions regarding the repatriation of travelers to The Netherlands.

Greek Think Tank: Covid-19 to Affect Six out of 10 SMEs

Six out of 10 small and medium-sized businesses may suffer the blow of the coronavirus health crisis as they watch their sales plummet, an Endeavor Greece study reveals.

ILO: Tourism & Hospitality Among Most Vulnerable to Covid-19

Jobs in the services sector, tourism, travel and retail are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus health crisis, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Covid-19 Forces US to Suspend Global Visa Services

Thousands of travelers are likely to face disruption and inconvenience after the United States said it was suspending all routine visa services due to Covid-19.

GNTO’s Visitgreece Provides Info and Advice on Covid-19

The GNTO has launched a special section on its "Visitgreece" website informing the public on the measures applied in Greece to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Scoot Offers Voucher Refunds for Flexible Rebooking

Scoot is offering voucher refunds for the full value of bookings made on or before 15 March 2020 for travel up to 31 May 2020 with immediate effect.

Greece Launches Financial Support Plan for All Covid-hit Businesses

A package of relief measures for all coronavirus-hit businesses in Greece - that includes the suspension of tax contribution payments - has been announced by the government.

Study: Thousands of Tourism Jobs at Risk in Greece due to Covid-19

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to have serious repercussions on Greece’s tourism industry, threatening thousands of jobs, according to the KEPE research center.

Greek Minister to Propose Tourism Demand-boosting Actions on EU Level

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis will propose to his EU counterparts a plan to boost tourism demand as part of measures taken to safeguard the industry after the coronavirus health crisis ends.

Covid-19: Commission Gives Guidelines for EU Passenger Rights

The European Commission has published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Till then, #StaySafe: A Message from Greek Tourism by Marketing Greece

Marketing Greece is inviting Greek enterprises to pass on a message on behalf of Greek tourism: “When the time is right, we’ll be there for you. Till then #staysafe”.

Ellinair Temporarily Suspends Flight Schedule

Ellinair has announced the temporary suspension of its flight schedule in response to the travel restrictions applied due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Singapore Airlines Cuts Capacity By Half in Response to Border Controls

Singapore Airlines is suspending additional services across its network after the decision of countries around the world to impose border controls to stem the Covid-19 outbreak.

Covid-19 Costs Greek Hotels €522m in Losses

Cancellations up until now at Greek hotels, due to the coronavirus outbreak, are estimated to have cost 522 million euros in losses for the industry.