There are a lot of people who cannot still make up their minds about going on holiday this summer due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19. If you are one of those and you are still in doubt about spending time away to the seaside this summer, then keep on reading to find out why Corfu Island is one of the safest destinations in the Mediterranean for your holidays at the seaside and alongside its strict health and safety protocols will make you enjoy your villa holidays without fear.
But before going any further, let us first define what is a COVID safe holiday destination!
A covid safe holiday destination is the name given to those destinations that so far have a low or very low COVID-19 infection rates and whose health system guarantees appropriate hospital care and management to handle any imported cases. However, we must always remember, that there isn’t as such an official seal or a stamp that declares a holiday destination COVID safe, a lot of countries have issued their own certifications to highlight, for example, holiday activities that will guarantee the necessary hygiene and safety standards to prevent coronavirus infections.
So, is Corfu island a covid safe holiday destination this summer?
Corfu is calling: The island will open its doors on May 14 2021 – just in time to enjoy an island that caters for all budgets. Corfu Island is among the European holiday destinations with the lowest amount of coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With just over 300 cases diagnosed since March 2020, Corfu island is nowhere near the figures suffered in other traditional holiday places like Turkey, Spain, France, Italy and Croatia, where, for instance, the Split area and the Dalmatia coast have had over 700 diagnosed cases so far. Moreover, Corfu Island has been part of the latest national strict lockdown and for the last 6 months the whole island has been isolated from tourism.
A few good reasons why Corfu is a covid safe holiday destination
- Corfu is an island.
Island destinations are in general the least hit by the coronavirus due to their limited accessibility. Corfu’s international airport and port have been closed during the lockdown, Corfu was protected from the coronavirus when the number of cases peaked almost everywhere in continental Europe.
- No crowded beaches
With 217 km of coastline, one thing is sure, Corfu is full of beautiful beaches and since the island this summer will be receiving fewer visitors than in the past, you will get to see the island under a different light, one we hadn’t seen for at least two decades and one that will enable safe bathing as there will be no crowds on the beaches. Also, there will be a supervised limit on the amount of people allowed on popular small bays, to ensure the regulatory distance between towels and sunbeds.
- Isolation in the winter and spring.
Since the pandemic was declared, Corfu opened its doors to tourism only for 3 months during the summer of 2020 and since November 2021 the whole island has been on a strict lockdown so the island barely had any incoming travellers to spread the virus since it was declared.
– A safe healthcare system.
Corfu Island has a new hospital and a handful of private clinics and all the means required to handle and treat any coronavirus imported cases during the summer months. At no time since the pandemic outbreak have the hospital been overwhelmed with ICU cases or patients on the island.
– A hotel for asymptomatic cases.
The Greek government has arranged a special hotel for tourists who are diagnosed with coronavirus but have mild symptoms, so that they can spend the isolation under the best conditions. With such measure in place, travellers to Corfu get a reassuring message as they will be assured care and accommodation if they were to be diagnosed with the virus when they arrive on the island or during their stay.
– Secluded luxurious accommodation scattered all over the lush island.
Villas and luxurious apartments galore where you can isolate yourself and your loved ones to all you need for a covid safe holiday in Corfu.
So, if you are looking for a covid safe villa holiday in a place that combines nature, sun, sustainable tourism, relaxation, gastronomy, beautiful and no crowded beaches or culture, look no further, Corfu Island is for you. This summer, Corfu is calling, the island will open its doors on May 14 2021 – just in time to enjoy an island that caters for all budgets.
With up to 9 times averagely fewer severe cases of Covid-19 (deaths) than the most affected areas along with Madeira and the Azores, Corfu is one of the covid safe holiday destinations in Europe which has been relatively preserved by the Covid-19.
Come and discover a unique island with a rich historical past, rest on its magical beaches, taste its wine and virgin olive oil and treat yourself to a covid safe villa holiday in Corfu.