Articles | Travel | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 02:47:32 GMT 2020-08-26T02:47:32Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Russia may resume flights to seven more countries this week, including Cyprus http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/russia-may-resume-flights-to-seven-more-countries-this-week-including-cyprus

Russian authorities may this week announce the resumption of international flights to France, Hungary, Malta, Cyprus, Jordan, Egypt and China's Shanghai, the Izvestia newspaper cited unnamed airport and airline sources as saying on Monday.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:17:02 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/russia-may-resume-flights-to-seven-more-countries-this-week-including-cyprus 2020-08-24T08:17:02Z
Early end to the tourist season http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/early-end-to-the-tourist-season

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and other countries’ decisions that residents returning from holidays in certain destinations must quarantine – or even the prospect of such a measure – are leading Greek tourism to an early shutdown.

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 20:54:32 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/early-end-to-the-tourist-season 2020-08-23T20:54:32Z
Norway adds Britain, Greece, Austria and Ireland to quarantine list http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/norway-adds-britain-greece-austria-and-ireland-to-quarantine-list

Norway said on Wednesday it will impose a 10-day quarantine on all people arriving from Britain, Austria, Greece and Ireland from Aug. 22 due to rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in those countries.

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:12:41 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/norway-adds-britain-greece-austria-and-ireland-to-quarantine-list 2020-08-19T18:12:41Z
Finland tightens border checks for 10 countries, including Greece http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/finland-tightens-border-checks-for-10-countries-including-greece

Finland says it will tighten travel restrictions and reintroduce and step up border checks for arrivals from 10 countries starting Monday due to the worsening pandemic situation in Europe and elsewhere.

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:12 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/finland-tightens-border-checks-for-10-countries-including-greece 2020-08-19T13:00:12Z
Region of Attica sets up permanent Covid-19 testing centre in Piraeus http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/region-of-attica-sets-up-permanent-covid-19-testing-centre-in-piraeus

Teams of doctors and health professionals from the Region of Attica will set up a permanent centre at the port of Piraeus to run tests on returning holidaymakers, in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:00:42 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/region-of-attica-sets-up-permanent-covid-19-testing-centre-in-piraeus 2020-08-18T08:00:42Z
Emergency text message advises returning travelers to follow safety measures http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/emergency-text-message-advises-returning-travelers-to-follow-safety-measures

The General secretariat for Civil Protection reminded returning holidaymakers to maintain social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable people in an emergency text send out to mobile phones on Monday afternoon as authorities step up measures to tackle the rising number of coronavirus infections.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 12:09:26 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/emergency-text-message-advises-returning-travelers-to-follow-safety-measures 2020-08-17T12:09:26Z
Bar owners on Greek island angry over virus restrictions http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bar-owners-on-greek-island-angry-over-virus-restrictions

Wary of a rise in daily coronavirus cases that threatens to undo its relative success in containing the pandemic so far, the Greek government is imposing local restrictions on businesses, especially those that cater to big crowds, and business owners on the island of Mykonos don't like it one bit.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 06:24:02 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bar-owners-on-greek-island-angry-over-virus-restrictions 2020-08-17T06:24:02Z
The end of Wanderlust? http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-end-of-wanderlust

I’m reading “Flights,” by Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk, which is an ode to travel.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 04:14:02 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-end-of-wanderlust 2020-08-17T04:14:02Z
National holiday in the days of the pandemic http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/national-holiday-in-the-days-of-the-pandemic

A crew member checks the body temperature of travelers boarding a ship in the port of Piraeus Friday, as Greeks set off for Saturday’s August 15 national holiday, the traditional peak in terms of people mobility in the summer. Trips to the Greek islands are carried out with all the precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. August 15, which celebrates the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, is considered a kind of summer Easter for Greeks. Churches and monasteries have been urged to stick to the strict health guidelines. Meanwhile, a temporary change of weather is forecast in the late afternoon in northern Greece with rain and storms. [Alexandros Vlachos/EPA]

Sun, 16 Aug 2020 13:07:45 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/national-holiday-in-the-days-of-the-pandemic 2020-08-16T13:07:45Z
Civil Aviation extends flight restrictions through Aug. 31 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/civil-aviation-extends-flight-restrictions-through-aug-31

A new notice to airmen issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday extends travel bans with Balkan and European countries through August 31, to protect passengers and residents of Greece from a rise in new coronavirus cases.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:40:34 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/civil-aviation-extends-flight-restrictions-through-aug-31 2020-08-13T06:40:34Z
Italy to test travellers from Greece, Spain, Croatia, Malta for Covid-19 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/italy-to-test-travellers-from-greece-spain-croatia-malta-for-covid-19

Italy ordered travellers arriving from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain to be tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday and added Colombia to a list of countries under a complete travel ban amid growing concern over new infections.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:35:25 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/italy-to-test-travellers-from-greece-spain-croatia-malta-for-covid-19 2020-08-13T05:35:25Z
Travelers returning from Greece to Puglia, Campania must quarantine http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/travelers-returning-from-greece-to-puglia-campania-must-quarantine

Quarantine is now mandatory in the southern Italian regions of Puglia and Campania for travelers returning from Greece, Spain and Malta, as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to Italian media reports on Wednesday. 

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:30:09 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/travelers-returning-from-greece-to-puglia-campania-must-quarantine 2020-08-12T17:30:09Z
Kalamata Airport police net dozens with forged papers http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/kalamata-airport-police-net-dozens-with-forged-papers

Dozens of foreign nationals trying to travel with forged documents have been arrested by police conducting passport checks at Kalamata Airport in southern Greece. 

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:31:46 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/kalamata-airport-police-net-dozens-with-forged-papers 2020-08-11T17:31:46Z
Greece to require negative coronavirus test for entry from Sweden, Spain, Belgium http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-to-require-negative-coronavirus-test-for-entry-from-sweden-spain-belgium

Visitors to Greece arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will need proof they have tested negative for the novel coronavirus to gain entry, the government said on Monday.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 05:40:01 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-to-require-negative-coronavirus-test-for-entry-from-sweden-spain-belgium 2020-08-11T05:40:01Z
August holidaymakers on the move http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/august-holidaymakers-on-the-move

A ferry boat is docked at the island of Paros with holidaymakers on board. The month of August is traditionally the time most Greeks go on vacation. [Pantelis Saitas/ANA-MPA]

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:14:15 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/august-holidaymakers-on-the-move 2020-08-08T12:14:15Z
US State Department recommends more caution when traveling to Greece http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-state-department-recommends-more-caution-when-traveling-to-greece

Americans planning to travel to Greece may want to “reconsider” their plans, the US State Department said in an advisory published on Thursday, following a rise in coronavirus cases over the past few days.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 08:06:41 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-state-department-recommends-more-caution-when-traveling-to-greece 2020-08-07T08:06:41Z
Cyprus air traffic picks up in July http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/cyprus-air-traffic-picks-up-in-july

Some 200,000 passengers passed through the gates of Cyprus’ two airports in July, according to Hermes, the operator of Larnaca and Paphos international airports. 

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:21:28 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/cyprus-air-traffic-picks-up-in-july 2020-08-06T17:21:28Z
Southern Aegean islands welcomed more than 240,000 visitors by air in July http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/southern-aegean-islands-welcomed-more-than-240000-visitors-by-air-in-july

The airports serving the islands of the southern Aegean welcomed 243,530 travelers from the restart of the tourist season on July 1 to the end of the month, data released on Tuesday have shown.


Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:29:33 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/southern-aegean-islands-welcomed-more-than-240000-visitors-by-air-in-july 2020-08-04T09:29:33Z
Authorities arrest 80 over forged papers at Iraklio airport http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/authorities-arrest-80-over-forged-papers-at-iraklio-airport

A total of 80 foreign nationals were arrested between July 27 and August 2 at the international airport of Iraklio on Crete and charged with using forged travel documents. 

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:33:17 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/authorities-arrest-80-over-forged-papers-at-iraklio-airport 2020-08-03T17:33:17Z
Ferry traffic picks up in holiday exodus http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/ferry-traffic-picks-up-in-holiday-exodus

Passengers wait to board a ferry at the port of Piraeus, at the start of the peak of the Greek holiday season, on Saturday. An estimated 355,099 passengers left the country’s main port for the Aegean islands last month. Ferries are operating at 60% capacity, while passengers are obliged to wear masks inside the ferries due to coronavirus-related restrictions. Tourism officials advise travelers to arrive at the port at least an hour before departure. [AP]

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 20:15:17 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/ferry-traffic-picks-up-in-holiday-exodus 2020-08-02T20:15:17Z