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Greek exports fell 32.7% in May due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Greek exports dropped 32.7 pct in May, hit by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on economic activity, the Panhellenic Exporters Association said in a report on Tuesday, according to ANA. In their monthly report, the association said noted a lockdown throughout Europe - which attracts the bulk of Greek exports - hit export activity in the country. On the other hand, imports also dropped by 39 pct, leading to a contraction of the trade deficit by 47.7 pct. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: pixabay.com Let's block ads! (Why?)

Greek borders open for 14 more countries as of July 1

As part of the lifting of measures imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the government announced the list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter Greece as of today, Wednesday, July 1st, int.ert.gr reports. Greece follows the European recommendation and therefore, the countries whose inhabitants will be accepted are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Tunisia, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay. Entry is still valid for all EU and Schengen permanent residents, as well as those connected to the countries zone. Admission to the country is also permitted for Greek expatriates who have a Greek passport or a Special Identity Card for Expatriates, wherever they come from. As far as flights are concerned, international flights to all airports in the country are possible from July 1, while flights to and from Greece with the United Kingdom, Turkey and Sweden remain in force until July 15. The sea gates entering Patras and Igoumenitsa have also opened. All travelers to Greece are required to complete and submit the Passenger Locator Form 48 hours prior to their trip, which is available on the Visit Greece app and on the travel.gov.gr website. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Rakoon Let's block ads! (Why?)

Ban on circulation in hotspots extended in Greece to July 19

The ban on circulation for people hosted in reception and identification centers throughout Greece was extended to July 19 with a joint Citizen Protection, Health, and Migration Minister's decision on Saturday, an announcement said and explained that the measure is aiming at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Greece has so far been a rare coronavirus success story.  RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Ggia Let's block ads! (Why?)

Cyprus announces no quarantine for UK visitors from August 1

Αssociated Press reports from Nicosia that Cyprus' beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced on Friday that travelers from the U.K. will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without having to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine. But Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said that depends on whether U.K. coronavirus infection rates stay at the current low ebb.  Ioannou clarified that as of August 1 Britain will be grouped with 14 other countries including France, Italy and Spain from which travelers will be required to obtain a health certificate declaring them coronavirus-free three days prior to boarding a flight. Tourism officials say July appears to be a bust in terms of tourism, in spite of earlier hopes that holidaymakers would flock to Cyprus because of its minimal infection rate. Tourism accounts for 13% of Cyprus' economy and officials note the aim remains to recoup 25-30% of tourist arrivals the country received in 2019. Read the full report at thenationalherald.com RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: FromNicosia Let's block ads! (Why?)

Greek President sends wishes to American people for Independence Day

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou expressed her warm wishes to the American people on the occasion of 4th July's celebration of Independence DAY in a post on twitter. "The US Declaration of Independence inspired the Greek Revolution and the Constitutions of the Greek Revolution (against the Ottoman Rule)" pointing out that "In our inviolable rights is included not only the freedom and the equality but also the pursuit for happiness." RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Rennett Stowe Let's block ads! (Why?)

No fatalities and 25 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Greece

The National Public Health Organisation (EODY) announced 25 new cases of coronavirus in Greece for the last 24 hours, with 8 of them concerning tourists, protothema.gr reports. According to the announcement, based on the data until 15.00 on Saturday noon, the new laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease stand at 25, of which 8 were identified after checks at the entrance gates of the country. The total number of cases is 3,511 (daily change + 0.7%), of which 54.9% are men. No new deaths related to COVID-19 have been recorded, and a total of 192 deaths have been reported since the outbreak began. The average age of patients who have died is 76 years. The number of patients treated by intubation is 11 (54.5% men). RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)

Minister Theoharis: Greece has a quality tourism product to offer

The opening of the country to tourists from abroad is based on a careful plan that will be adapted as needs emerge, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said on Friday, from Crete, ANA reports. Theoharis, who has been touring main arrival hubs in Greece, visited the city of Rethymno, where he spoke with mayors, business and hotel owners, and workers. He pointed out that the prime minister had announced additional measures on Friday for workers and businesses in the tourism sector, and called on them to be patient.  He said that "tourists don't support the Greek product randomly, but because it has high quality, and this has been proven over time, especially in Crete's case." Moreover, he said, a strong campaign by the country during the coronavirus pandemic kept the idea of Greece as a holiday destination alive. Deputy Transport Minister Yiannis Kefalogiannis, who was also there, spoke of excellent cooperation of the two ministries to prepare the country to welcome tourists by air or by land as of July 1. "Besides the airports, in the first few days, we have already welcomed thousands of tourists coming through the northern borders, with the least of issues. This will continue," he added. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)

New urban plan for fire-ravaged Mati in Attica goes on public consultation

The new urban plan for Mati, site of the deadly fires of 2018, was released for public consultation with a special event including Environment & Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis and other officials at the town's sailing club on Thursday, ANA reports. Hatzidakis and Deputy Minister Dimitris Economou, responsible for urban planning and the environment, announced that the greatest number of works in the area will be able to begin as soon as the plan is approved in parliament.  Another plan, on the urban grid, will affect the rest of the areas, but will not be ready before 2021. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Abocanto Let's block ads! (Why?)

US Ambassador visits Church NGO with the Greece’s Archbishop

US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece paid a visit to the 'Dimitrio' Center for Creative Work affiliated with the Greek Orthodox Church through the NGO 'Apostoli', ANA reports. As the American embassy has canceled this year's reception for Independence Day (July 4), it is donating instead 400 plates of food for the NGO Apostoli. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: PanchoS Let's block ads! (Why?)

Greece successfully auctioned six-month bonds on Wednesday

Greece auctioned successfully on Wednesday a six-month bond raising 812.5 million Euros from the market at a lower cost, protothema.gr reports. The return of the issue was set at 0,13%, down from 0,25% of the same issue in last month’s auction. This reflects a positive economic climate prevailing in the capital market regarding the Greek state securities. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Europa credito urgente Let's block ads! (Why?)