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Greece suspends Covid-Pass and EU Digital Certificate from May 1

Greece’s Epidemiologists Committee decided on Thursday to recommend the suspension of Covid-Pass and European Digital Covid-Certificate (EUDCC) from May 1, 2022. The suspension affects vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens in the country but also tourists arriving in Greece. Details will be clarified in the forthcoming joint ministerial decision. But roughly seen …

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Migrant departures exceeded arrivals in first quarter of 2021, says Greek Migration Ministry

“A positive balance of departures relative to arrivals continued in the first quarter of 2021,” according to the monthly data released by the Migration and Asylum Μinistry on Friday. Ιn the period spanning January-March 2021, 3,072 migrants and refugees left Greece, while 1,597 arrived via the Aegean islands and Evros. …

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Greece’s tourism revenues down 78% in first nine months of 2020

Tourism revenues in Greece went down by 78% and arrivals recorded a decline of 77.2%, the Bank of Greece said in a report about the performance in the first nine months of 2020. This is practically the performance of the whole year as there is no tourism traffic due to …

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My Big Fat Greek Welcome for the first tourists on July 1

With music, dance, local specialties and water arches, Greeks welcomed the first tourists at the regional airports of the country that opened again for international flights on July 1, marking the much anticipated start of the tourist season. At the airport of Rhodes, a local dance and music group entertained …

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832 refugees & migrants arrive on 3 Greek islands in less than 48 hours

Refugees and migrants keep flocking to the islands of the Aegean Sea, with more than 800 people to have arrived in less than the last 48 hours. Several boats landed on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos that already host must more people than they can afford. A total …

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Greece calls on EU to step up and deal with Migration as arrivals increases

Refugees and migrants flows to the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea continues without break and 694 people arrived on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos between early morning Monday and Tuesday afternoon. According to latest data, 26,000 refugees and migrants are currently hosted on the eastern Aegean islands. …

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Number of asylum-seekers in Greece rose to 73,000, says Migration Minister

There are about 15,000 immigrants living in the Greek islands, Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said on Monday. He pointed out at the overpopulation of the hot spots on Samos and Moria on Lesvos. And he stressed that the majority of migrants arriving in Greece nowadays are from Afghanistan and countries …

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Greece expects record high 32 million tourists in 2018, says PM Tsipras

Greece’s tourism industry is expected to draw 32 million visitors in 2018, in what will be a record year for the sector, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. Speaking at a general meeting of the Greek Tourism Federation (SETE), Tsipras said that data indicates that tourism revenues this year …

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