European COVID certificate: new rules adopted by the Commission

Under new rules approved by the Commission, the validity of vaccination certificates for 270 days (9 months) after the first series of vaccinations will no longer apply to minors. According to, on Tuesday the Commission approved new rules regarding the digital vaccination certificate under the regulation EU regarding COVID. They allow minors to dispense […]

Terrible situation with hotels in Thessaloniki

Hotel occupancy in Thessaloniki is at an all-time low. The dull picture of “today’s everyday life” was not recorded either during the economic crisis or in past years of the pandemic period. The cancellation of many conferences, as well as the spread of new mutations (Delta and Omicron) were the main reasons that forced the […]

Air travel: change of notam provisions for travelers

The Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) announced a change in the duration of the certificate / certificate of past illness, and from today it will be valid for domestic flights. In particular, travelers are required to carry a vaccination certificate or certificate of previous illness issued within fourteen (14) days after the first positive test (pcr), […]

Bloomberg: Travel Vaccination Certificate Validity 9 Months, EU Proposal

The EU will propose a nine-month limit on the validity of vaccination certificates for travel within the European Union and will create a “priority” register for vaccinated travelers, Bloomberg reported. According to the newspaper, a third booster dose will be required nine months after the initial full vaccination. The EU will also recommend that Member […]

How foreigners can attend public catering: regulations on measures to combat covid

What applies to the entry and stay in Greece of foreigners with a vaccination certificate or previous illness from non-EU countries is stated in the legal provision. As stated in the circular from the General Secretariat for Trade and Consumer Protection of the Ministry of Development and Investment, foreigners from non-EU countries can enter the […]

The tourist season was great

The leaders of the Civil Aviation Authority (Υπηρεσίας Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας, ΥΠΑ) are very pleased with the tourism season this year, having received the latest statistics. According to them, passenger traffic in August 2021 increased by 77.7%, while arrivals from abroad recorded an increase of 82.6% compared to the corresponding month of 2020. This suggests that […]

Expert: vacationers will bring "problem"

The government and the committee of epidemiologists talk about the criticality of the situation and argue that in the next ten days it is necessary to turn the tide in the battle against the pandemic. The main problem is the return of tourists in August from vacations home. The number of new infections associated with […]

Greek tourism – respect

Greek tourism is showing clear signs of resilience and recovery despite this summer’s challenges. According to the latest figures from Eurocontrol, the European Aviation Safety Agency, Athens International Airport ranks among the top 10, serving the most arrivals and departures daily between 5-11 August. What Eurocontrol data showEleftherios Venizelos Airport has the second smallest drop […]

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