People enjoy the beach following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Faliro suburb, near Athens, Greece, on April 3, 2021. [Costas Baltas/Reuters]

With the lifting of the ban on interregional movement set for May 15, government spokeswoman Aristotelia Peloni said on Wednesday that travel will only be allowed with a negative self-test or vaccination certificate.

Tasting a red wine in New York on Sept. 26, 2019. Moderate drinking is unlikely to impair the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine, but heavy drinking might. [Tony Cenicola/The New York Times]

After a long year and a lot of anticipation, getting the COVID-19 vaccine can be cause for celebration, which for some might mean pouring a drink and toasting to their new immunity.


Market inspections by the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food have intensified this year to ensure the quality of foodstuffs at the table during the Easter holiday.

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The Greek government is considering allowing cafe-bars to reopen as of May 3, a subcategory of businesses in the wider catering sector which had been excluded from the reopenings announced for next week, Kathimerini understands. 


Restaurants will reopen as of May 3 and will be allowed to remain open until 11 p.m., with the onus on customers as regards whether or not they opt to violate the evening curfew, according to the rules that were announced last week.

In this Saturday, May 23, 2020 file photo, a man sprays water at umbrellas outside a tavern at Plaka district, in Athens, as the restaurant prepares for reopening. [Yorgos Karahalis/AP]

A resumption of activities such as outdoor dining and countrywide travel will take place after Easter, provided there is no surge in the spread of the pandemic, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in a televised appearance on Wednesday.


The European Commission announced on Monday the official decision for the registration of halloumi/hellim as a protected designation of origin (PDO) product, protecting it against imitation and misuse across the EU.