Day: January 20, 2021

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Italy: Hundreds of tourism companies shut down due to pandemic

  The Federturismo Confindustria, the Italian Travel and Tourism Federation, urges the Italian government to speed up the national vaccination campaign and issue certificates to those who are vaccinated.    The Federation admitted in a press release that it is fully aware of the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the inevitable containment measures that […]

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Greece starts issuing digital vaccination certificates

  Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced Tuesday night that individuals who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 living in Greece will be able to request the use of digital vaccination certificates when needed.    Mitsotakis presented the document at a meeting on the progress of the country’s national vaccination plan, which he described as a “Greek […]

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Spain: Valencia’s dining establishments to close for 14 days

  The Regional Council of Valencia stated that starting from Thursday, all dining establishments must be closed for 14 days.    According to El Pais, all restaurants will still be allowed to provide takeaway food, and the hotel’s cafeterias will continue to serve guests. Sports facilities are only open to professionals during this period.    […]

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Portugal: New restrictive measures to curb COVID-19

  New and more restrictive measures to suppress the coronavirus came into effect today in all regions of Portugal.    Among them, the sale of promotional items and beverages is prohibited, circulation between counties between 8 pm on Friday and 5 am on Monday is prohibited, and the mayors have been instructed to “close all […]

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Greece: Decrease in air passenger traffic 2020

  According to managing company Fraport Greece, Covid-19 caused a decrease in passenger traffic through 14 regional airports in Greece by 71.4 percent in 2020 compared to 2019.      More specifically, according to data provided by the company, 14 Greek airports handled only 8,611,780 passengers in 2020, compared to 30,150,737 in 2019.    Domestic […]

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More Europeans ready to travel this spring

  A recent report by the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that the number of European citizens planning to travel abroad this spring has increased by 20% from the figure in November 2020.    According to the ETC report “Sentiment of surveillance on domestic and intra-European travel”, the number of Europeans planning to travel in […]

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Italy faces rise in brain drain

  ISTAT said on Wednesday that as more young people and highly educated Italians go abroad, the “brain drain” in Italy is increasing.    According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the number of immigrants increased by 4.5% in 2019. ISTAT says that one-third of them are graduates.    At the same time, the statistical […]

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