Direct flights from Canada to Athens will be launched on April 2, the Greek Ministry of Tourism announced on Wednesday following a meeting between Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Canadian Ambassador Mark Allen.
For the first time, he said, these flights will extend beyond October, through the end of November.
The ministry noted that this is linked to the ministry’s goal of extending the official duration of the tourist season in Greece.
Kikilias said more tourists from Canada are expected this year, in conjunction with the recent lifting of mandatory coronavirus testing for fully vaccinated Canadians (a measure also lifted for Australian and US citizens from February 12).
Ambassador Allen also informed the Greek Minister that Canada has lifted the travel advisory against non-essential travel.
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US airlines will operate 14 direct flights each week between the and Athens.
Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said after a meeting with US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt that direct flights between Greece and the US will begin serving passengers on March 7, earlier in the year. tourist season than any other year.
This “equates to a vote of confidence in our country by a key market that adds great value to Greek tourism,” Kikilias said on Monday.
Flights will operate from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Washington D.C. Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
In early February 2022, Greece eased some travel restrictions, including removing COVID testing requirements for all vaccinated travelers from Australia, Canada and the United States. we.
Good news for all US travelers! Starting today, all visitors from 🇺🇸, 🇨🇦 and 🇦🇺 can now enter #Greece 🇬🇧 just with their vaccination or recovery certificates, without undergoing any PCR or rapid test! Check out the graphic below for more information! @GreeceInUSA pic.twitter.com/B4vos9e5mn
— Consulate General of Greece in New York (@GreeceinNewYork) February 12, 2022
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