Author: Mediterranean Observer


Hungary on Saturday loosened several COVID-19 restrictions for people with government-issued immunity cards, the latest in a series of reopening measures that have followed an ambitious vaccination campaign. As of Saturday, individuals with the plastic cards may enter indoor dining rooms, hotels, theatres, cinemas, spas, gyms, libraries, museums and other recreational venues. Opening hours for […]


Turkey’s tourism revenues dropped 40% and foreign visitor arrivals dropped 54% in the first quarter, data showed Friday, as the coronavirus-driven travel restrictions continued to hit a sector crucial to foreign currency inflows. Last year, the country’s tourism income plunged two-thirds to just over $12 billion as the COVID-19 pandemic devastated an industry that generally […]


The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has released updated Covid-19 aviation directives that extend travel restrictions for international flights landing in Greece. The restrictions are part of the Greek government’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. The following travel restrictions and requirements for international arrivals will remain in place […]


COVID-19 vaccination certificates which Malta plans to roll out imminently will only be valid for six months, a legal notice has confirmed. Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci on Friday published the ‘Vaccination against COVID-19 Certificate Order’, which provides the legal groundwork for the processing of personal data ahead of the rollout. The law states […]


The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread revenue loss for lots of different industries, but none more so than the tourism sector. We focused on the highest tourism countries to visualize the negative impact of COVID-19 on a year-over-year basis. The economic losses are staggering. Spain had the single biggest drop in tourism spending due to […]

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