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The World Health Organization's European chief said on Tuesday that at least 3,000 people had died in Ukraine since Russia's invasion in February because they had been u
11 May 2022
For many people worldwide, having cotton swabs thrust up their nose or down their throat to test for COVID-19 has become a routine and familiar annoyance.
10 May 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent large disease outbreaks have highlighted the extent to which health care settings can contribute to t
09 May 2022
China is setting up thousands of permanent PCR testing stations, with 9,000 already completed in Shanghai alone, as authorities seek to "normalize" tough pandemic contro
06 May 2022
The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, unlike assumptions made in previous studies that it was more transmissible bu
05 May 2022

Be Safe everywhere in Greece

Greece on Wednesday banned conversion therapy for minors, a practice aimed at suppressing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity and which the lesbian, gay, bi
12 May 2022
As of May 1, travelers coming to Greece will no longer be required to display an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), recovery certificate, or test to enter the country
01 May 2022
Greece said on Wednesday that pandemic restrictions such as mask-wearing indoors and COVID certificates will be lifted throughout the summer tourism period and authoriti
13 Apr 2022
The full plan to deal with Covid-19 from May into the summer will be announced in the coming days, said Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris speaking during the 7th Delp
11 Apr 2022

ShipCare

Singapore removed most remaining COVID-19 restrictions on April 26, easing its entry requirements for travelers, according to its health ministry.
28 Apr 2022
The Government of Hong Kong updated the conditions and quarantine rules for visiting vessels and removed the COVID-19 related restrictions on bunker-only calls.
05 Apr 2022
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim made a statement regarding the fire onboard the Euroferry Olympia, expressing concerns and congratulating the efforts of the search and
25 Feb 2022

Global Health

WHO’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) today finalized a licensing agreement with the United States National Institutes of Hea
13 May 2022
The World Health Organization's European chief said on Tuesday that at least 3,000 people had died in Ukraine since Russia's invasion in February because they had been u
11 May 2022
For many people worldwide, having cotton swabs thrust up their nose or down their throat to test for COVID-19 has become a routine and familiar annoyance.
10 May 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent large disease outbreaks have highlighted the extent to which health care settings can contribute to t
09 May 2022

Before your travel

Japan said on Tuesday (17/5) it would start conducting "test tourism" in the form of limited package tours in May as a way of gathering information prior to a full re-op
17 May 2022
China is setting up thousands of permanent PCR testing stations, with 9,000 already completed in Shanghai alone, as authorities seek to "normalize" tough pandemic contro
06 May 2022
Taiwan announced today (Tuesday 3rd May) it was cut to seven days from 10 mandatory quarantine for all arrivals, its latest relaxation of the rules to try to live with C
03 May 2022
South Africa may be entering a fifth COVID wave earlier than expected after a sustained rise in infections over the past 14 days that seems to be driven by the BA.4 and
30 Apr 2022

During your travel

The Biden administration will no longer enforce a U.S.
20 Apr 2022
The United States on Wednesday renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency, allowing millions of Americans to keep getting free tests, vaccines, and treatments for at l
14 Apr 2022

After your travel

England faces Italy on Sunday in the final at London's Wembley Stadium, which has already hosted two semi-finals over two days this week with crowds of around 60,000 peo
09 Jul 2021
England on Thursday 8 October added five Greek islands to its “travel corridor” exemptions list for quarantine, meaning that travelers from those destinations will not h
11 Oct 2020
Travelers arriving in UK from seven Greek islands must be isolated for 14 days, from 4 p.m.
08 Sep 2020

Success Stories

The news that the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and Biontech is "90% effective" was received with worldwide relief, the two laboratories announced today.
10 Nov 2020
Ο Περιφερειάρχης Αττικής, της μεγαλύτερης περιφέρειας της χώρας, στην οποία σήμερα ζει περίπου το 40% του πληθυσμού της Ελλάδας –από τους οποίους σχεδόν το 1/3 ανήκει στ
10 Oct 2020