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Greek PM’s Vision for Tourism All About the Experience

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis says redefining the tourism model with a focus on lasting experiences is key to the future of tourism after Covid-19 subsides.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.

Study Examines How Greeks Feel About Covid-19 Vaccination

The vast majority of Greeks believe that vaccination against Covid-19 saves lives, saying they feel more secure after, a diaNEOsis study found.

Sweden Signals Interest for Tourism to Greece

The Swedes are keen on visiting Greece this summer and additional actions are being taken to facilitate travel between the two countries, according to Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

EU Tourism Industry Wants Consistent Travel Rules Fast

Travel and tourism professionals in the EU are calling for the immediate implementation of harmonized regulations in order to facilitate movement and restart economies.

Denmark to Ease Travel Restrictions to Greece

Denmark is expected to lift restrictive guidance to every destination in Greece from June 26, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greek, European Parliaments Approve EU Covid-19 Travel Certificate

Lawmakers in Greece and the EU gave the Covid-19 travel certificate the final go-ahead so that member states can put it into force on July 1.  

Italian Tourism Minister Says Greece the Example to Follow

Italy should follow the example set by Greece in order to bring back foreign travelers, according to Italian Tourism Minister Massimo Garavaglia.

UNWTO Athens: Greek PM Says Safe Travel, Retaining Jobs Key Priorities  

Greece’s main concern is to ensure safe travel and retain jobs, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU) that is taking place in Athens.

SETE Chief Expects Strong Traveler Flows to Greece from US

SETE President Yiannis Retsos expects booming tourist flows from the US in the coming months after the CDC revised its travel guidelines.

Shipping Minister: No Covid-19 Tests Needed for Vaccinated Ferry Passengers

Vaccinated travelers using ferries to visit the Greek islands will not be required to take Covid-19 tests before boarding, but must fill in a special health form, said Greece's Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greek PM Calls for Cooperation to Get EU Covid Travel Pass Off the Ground

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis is calling for cooperation between EU member states for the implementation of the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate for travel.

Greece Ready to Issue EU Digital Covid Certificate for Travel

Greece will be ready to grant EU Digital Covid-19 Certificates to its residents in June after successfully passing simulation tests.

Greece Sees Upbeat Travel Demand from France

French demand for travel to Greece appears to be picking up, said Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis after an official visit to Paris.

Global Travel Stakeholders Welcome EU Covid-19 Pass Deal

Global tourism stakeholders have welcomed the agreement between EU lawmakers and member states on the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel.

EU Set to Open its Borders to Vaccinated Third-country Travelers

Travelers from third countries wishing to visit member states of the European Union will soon be able to do so as long as they provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

EU to Enter New Round of Negotiations Over ‘Covid-19 Certificate’

EU member states failed on Tuesday to reach an agreement on regulations to govern the EU Covid-19 Certificate, which is expected to facilitate travel.

Minister Theoharis: Greece Tourism Opening in the Spotlight

Greece has a leading role in restarting tourism in Europe and is paving the way for safe travel, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece and UAE Agree to Mutual Quarantine-free Travel

Greece and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a ‘safe travel corridor’ agreement to facilitate movement between the two countries.

SETE Chief Expects Tourism Action to Pick Up Next Month

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos said he expects tourism to pick up pace later in June, and sector enterprises to recover.