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.

In an undated image provided to The New York Times, Riley, Brody and Jasper with their celebratory no-cancer barkuterie board. ‘Barkuterie’ boards are a new way to spoil your beloved pets.

For well over a year now, elaborate charcuterie boards have been taking over the social feeds of food enthusiasts. There have been artful assemblages of the usual items, like cheese, meat and fruit, as well as plates topped with desserts and colorful candy.

In this Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, Cyprus' halloumi cheeses are seen after salting at river land farm in Kampia village near Nicosia, Cyprus. [Petros Karadjias/AP]

The European Union has recognized halloumi as a traditional product of Cyprus, which will shield the country’s top food export from an increasing number of foreign producers using the cheese’s name to muscle into a 224-million-euro ($267 million) market, the Cypriot agriculture minister said Tuesday.