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UNWTO – WHO: Covid-19 Travel Measures Should Be Based on Risk Assessment

UNWTO and WHO are calling for the lifting of travel bans, agreeing that blanket restrictions should be replaced with risk -based, evidence- informed policies.

Covid Recovery Certificates in Greece to Expire in 3 Months

Greece has shortened the validity period of the Covid-19 recovery certificate from the initial six months to three months.

UNWTO Calls Against Blanket Travel Restrictions

Following the emerge of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the UNWTO is reminding countries that the imposition of blanket restrictions on travel is discriminatory.

Covid-19: Global Travel Industry Says ‘Keep Borders Open’

The world’s travel and tourism industry is calling on governments to keep borders open and facilitate travel with vigilance.

WHO Advises Unvaccinated Over-60 Travelers to Stay Home

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging unvaccinated individuals aged 60 or over to avoid travel to “areas with community transmission” due to the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Covid-19: IATA Calls on States to Follow WHO Guidance on Cross-border Travel

IATA is calling for states to follow new World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on travel that recommends a “risk-based approach” to implementing measures related to Covid-19 and international 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).

Greece Seeking Ways to Re-open Retail Amid Covid-19 Fatigue

Greece's committee of health experts will convene on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of easing Covid-19 measures and re-opening retail.

EU and WHO Aiming for Universal Recognition of Health Certificates

The EU and the WHO are working to achieve the universal recognition of digital green certificates that will facilitate travel in the post-Covid-19 era.

WHO Praises Athens for Protecting the Vulnerable During Covid-19 Pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Athens for the measures taken to protect the city's vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic.

European Commission Raises €7.4 Billion in Pledges to Fight Covid-19

The European Commission has raised 7.4 billion euros from donors worldwide, during the Coronavirus Global Response pledging event that began on May 4.

Coronavirus Global Response: EU Kick-starts Worldwide Pledging Marathon

The European Union on May 4 will launch a global pledging effort – the Coronavirus Global Response – to raise funds to help in the fight against Covid-19.

Greece to Gradually Ease Covid-19 Lockdown Measures at Month’s End

Greece will begin to progressively ease Covid-19 restrictions as of April 27, says Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas.

Emirates Updates Covid-19 Travel Waiver Policies

Emirates has updated its COVID-19 travel waiver policies into one simplified approach for rebooking and refunds on tickets issued in all its global markets.

Covid-19: Lufthansa Group Decides on First Restructuring Package

The Lufthansa Group has decided on extensive measures to reduce the capacity of flight operations long term, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Etihad to Test Airport Technology that Identifies Travellers with Medical Conditions

Etihad Airways will test new technology that allows self-service devices at airports to identify travelers with potential medical conditions.

Covid-19: Greece Imposes Curfew on Mykonos

Greek authorities have imposed a strict curfew on the residents of Mykonos for the next 14 days, in efforts to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Emirates Gets Approval to Fly Certain Passenger Flights

Emirates has received approval to carry passengers outbound from the UAE to some destinations in Europe as of April 6.

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines Make All Fare Types Rebookable

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines are changing their ticket fare structure, aiming to create even more flexibility for their customers.

Covid-19: Volos Authorities to Close Waterfront Area

Local authorities in Volos, central Greece, have decided to ban access to the city's waterfront, as part of efforts to avoid the further spread of Covid-19.