Day: May 18, 2021

Greece

Greek Hotels on top of ‘Best’ List for 2021

A number of Greek hotels, located in some of the country’s most popular tourism destinations, are included on the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards for Hotels list, which was recently released by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.   Halkidiki’s Sani Dunes resort and Achtis Hotel are among the Top 25 Hotels […]

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Italy

Italy starts easing Covid-19 restrictions

  The Italian government approved a decree that extends the nighttime coronavirus curfew to 11 p.m. from 10 p.m., as well as relaxing other restrictions in areas where infections are minimal. The government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi decided that the curfew would start at midnight on June 7 and end on June 21 in […]

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France Paris

France: Paris declared an “LGBTQI+ freedom zone”

  The city of Parisdeclared itself a “LGBTQI+ freedom zone” on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, in a symbolic move to recognize sexual and gender minorities. It also organized the Global Conference on LGBTI+ Youth Rights and Inclusion.   On Monday, Pariscity hall said it would table a motion at the next Paris […]

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Czech

Czechia: Beer gardens reopens despite cold weather

  Despite unseasonably cold and gray weather, beer gardens opened in the Czech Republic, marking a watershed moment after five months of COVID-19 lockout. The Czech Republic, birthplace of the original Pilsner, drinks the most beer per capita in the world, and reopening pubs for outdoor service is seen as a key move in the […]

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Italy

Italy: Covid-19 infections fell by 80% after vaccination

  According to Italian reports released on Saturday, Covid-19 infections in people of all ages fell by 80% five weeks after receiving a first injection of Pfizer (PFE.N), Moderna (MRNA.O), or AstraZeneca (AZN.L) vaccine.   Italy’s National Institute of Health (ISS) and Ministry of Health conducted the first report of its kind on the real-world […]

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Portugal Spain

Portugal: Cheaper Covid-19 tests for travel

  EasyJet has announced an alliance with Unilabs, one of Europe’s leading diagnostic services providers, with the aim of making Covid-19 testing more available to passengers departing from Portugal and Spain.   “This partnership would enable easyJet customers to have access to accurate checks when these are needed for entry into countries where the company […]

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Greece

Greece reopens all activities to tourists

  Greece officially opened its doors to tourists on Saturday, setting off a summer season aimed at reviving the country’s critical tourism sector, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.   Greece’s museums, including the Acropolis museum, which houses famed sculptures from Greek antiquity, reopened this week after months of lockout constraints.   […]

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