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Civil Aviation Covid-notam for flight passengers China-Greece

Air passengers from China will need a negative Covid-19 test, a PCR or a rapid test, Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority announced in a air directive (notam) issued late on Monday. The measure refers to all passengers on direct flights from China to Greece regardless of their nationality. All travelers from …

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Greece adopts negative Covid-test, masks for travelers from China

Negative covid-19 test, masks and checks on travelers from China at the airports of Greece is what the government decided on Thursday at an emergency meeting at the office of prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis The coronavirus outbreak in China and the XBB1.5 mutation has put also the government on alert, …

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Tibet activists arrested in Athens, Olympia protesting against Beijing Olympics 2022

Activists from Tibet protested against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Greece, hanging a banner at the Acropolis and disrupting the torch lighting ceremony at the ancient Olympia site. A total of six people have been arrested. Two people were arrested in Athens on Sunday as they attempted to …

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850,000 poor quality face masks seized at Athens airport

Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) has confiscated 850,000 poor quality face masks at Athens’ International Airport, the head of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue announced on Monday. Speaking at the airport’s customs, Giorgos Pitsilis said the masks did not meet the necessary specifications and lacked international markings. Most came …

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China donates 50,000 masks to Greece’s National Health System

China has donated 50,000 masks for the needs of the Greek national Health system on Wednesday, while another, a bigger load is expected to arrive on upcoming Saturday. “The crisis lies before us.is ahead of us. The next few days, weeks and months will be difficult and we all need …

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Corona Virus: Greece’s authorities on high alert, checks at Athens airport

Organized tours from China to Greece have been stopped and local authorities are on alert due to the corona virus. The Greek Education Ministry is preparing instructions for the protection of students and the health authorities at the Athens International Airport are on alert. The Greek National Health Organization is …

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Chinese president Xi express full support for Return of Parthenon Marbles

“Not only do I agree with the return of the Parthenon Sculptures but you will also have our support,” Chinese President Xi Jingping said during an one-hour visit to the Acropolis Museum on Tuesday morning. Accompanied by the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the Chinese President was toured through the Museum …

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Xi Jinping in Athens: Greece & China to sign 16 cooperation agreements

Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Athens on Sunday evening, for a three-day official visit looking at “a deeper cooperation with Greece in all sectors.” It is the first visit by a Chinese head of state to the European nation in 11 years. Following laying a wreath at the …

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“Greece’s intention is to bridge three continents,” says PM Mitsotakis

Greece-China relations have entered a new era, characterized by a dynamic cultural and economic collaboration, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Xinhua News Agency on Saturday. “The cornerstone of the two countries’ relationship is summed up in just two words: mutual respect, which is derived from a great historical heritage …

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Greece seeks to have Chinese banks set up in the country

Greece is keen to expand its commercial relations with China further and for this purpose looks to have Chinese banks established in the country. “We want to find ways to enable Chinese banks to have branches in Athens and help the development of Greek business,” Development and Investment Minister, Adonis …

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Greece joins 16+1 Cooperation CEEC for regional trade with China

“Greece confirmed today its leadership role in the greater region of the Balkans, and in East and Central Europe, and restored its reputation” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at the summit of the Cooperation of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and China, an initiative long known as 16+1, held …

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Greece to create no-flight zones for drones around its airports

Chinese drone maker creates no-fly zones around airports in 32 European countries, also in Greece. The Chinese drone company DJI will roll out a new system to protect airports from drones this month. The upgraded security system will be applied to 32 countries in Europe. It comes after drones disrupted …

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