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Maik:

--- Quote ---Travelsupermarket is reporting a spike in online searches for destinations with no cases of coronavirus, including the Greek island of Santorini, which is up 165% from last week... By contrast, searches to destinations in Spain and Italy are down by 80%.
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https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/13/holiday-bookings-fall-coronavirus-tourism-industry-chalenge

A growing number of airlines are now introducing more flexible change policies to help customers who may want to postpone or cancel trips, according to lonelyplanet.com

Same approach being adopted by the cruise companies. As things stand, Costa Victoria won't be calling in to Kefalonia on 02 April as planned as its cruise schedule has been cancelled until 25 April, so it should arrive on 27 April as planned. Before that, Costa Mediterranea will be calling into Argostoli on 18 April, the same day Silver Spirit calls in. SilverSea Cruises are offering refunds to passengers who want to cancel or reschedule, as are P&O. The Oceana still due to call in to Argostoli on 28 April. MSC Opera has cancelled cruises in the Med from 10 March to 21 April but isn't due to call into Kef until 05 May.

Might be worth noting that the British Government is advising people aged 70 or above to skip cruising until things settle down: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cruise-ship-travel

Travellers might want to review their insurance as some companies are withdrawing cover for any claims due to coronavirus, according to the BBC.


--- Quote ---Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In response to coronavirus measures we are advising against all and all but essential travel to some countries, cities and regions. You must check the travel advice to the country you are travelling to.
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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Maik:

--- Quote ---Foreign travel advice
Greece

Updated:    14 March 2020
Latest update:    Health – updated information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
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https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Think its been covered by GGi but there it is for anyone who wants to see the latest advice from gov.uk

Maik:
In case anyone's missed it in the links above, here's a link to information - in English - from
Εθνικός Οργανισμός Δημόσιας Υγείας / National Public Health Agency:
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 – Advice for travellers.

Maik:

--- Quote ---Foreign travel advice
Greece

Updated:    15 March 2020
Latest update:    Summary and Health - updated information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
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https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/health#coronavirus

Maik:

--- Quote ---Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:     16 March 2020
Latest update:     Update to information on travel restrictions in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) including that all travellers arriving in Greece from abroad are required to go into 14 days’ self-isolation. ('Summary' and 'Health' pages)

The Greek government has announced that from 16 March, all people arriving in Greece from abroad are required to go into 14 days’ self-isolation.

They have also announced that Cruise ships and sailboats are prohibited from landing in Greek ports.
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https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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