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Greece to Open Borders For Specific Nationalities

Greece seaside picture of Santorini
Greece will be allowing travelers from 20 to 25 different countries including Germany, Cyprus and Isreal to visit from mid-June.

Greece will be allowing travelers from 20 to 25 different countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined on arrival. This comes in a phase where the government is on a gradual easing of corona-virus lock-down restrictions.

The Government of Greece has plans to restore international flights by 1st July 2020 with restriction on entry to the country from passengers from high infection rate countries until 15th July 2020. The Government and health experts are discussing on whether travelers will be tested for COVID-19 before visiting Greece or if it shall be covered under the insurance.

Germans will be allowed to visit Greece from June 15. International flights to the northern city of Thessaloniki would resume on June 15, sooner than an initial planned date of July 1.”

Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis 

Greece currently allows travelers from EU countries except for Italy, Spain and Netherlands to visit, subject to a 14-day confinement. Visitors from Britain and other non-EU countries are currently barred from entering into Greece.

Tourism accounts for about 20% of the Greek economy and the government sees the sector as a major engine of its recovery from a lockdown that has brought business to a virtual standstill.

Feature image by azamara

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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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