Updated 5th July 2021
Coronavirus Cases in Corfu
Can we consider Corfu safe to travel regarding the situation with covid-19?
All local businesses are taking measures to protect both visitors and locals. A huge effort is being presented since the start of covid, and Summer season 2020 showed that the island is capable to deal with the virus challenge.
The stats* (updated 31/05/2021) show the total numbers from March 2020 till 30/06/2021, and reflect this effective treatment of the situtation:
Population of Corfu: 105.000
Total covid Cases hospitalised in Corfu: 230 locals (17 in intensive care)
Number of locals died in Corfu: 38
Is Corfu safe to travel in 2021?
In the latest map of ECDC, Corfu Island and Greece in general are among the areas in Europe in Green, which is the lowest infection rate, below 4%!
Travel websites like forbes, listed our island as one of the top safe holiday destinations worldwide for 2020. Greek state has taken all necessary measures on time to prevent the spread of the virus. Thus, the number of cases of the corona virus has been satisfactorily limited, allowing us to feel safe and optimistic.
Travellers are adviced to check with their airline companies and tour operators wether they will fly or not.
All visitors needed to fill the form at www.travel.gov.gr
What we do at Rolandos to prevent Covid-19
At Rolandos, our customers’ and team’s safety is of utmost importance. Thus, we are closely monitoring Coronavirus and following the guidance of the Greek state and health authorities. Moreover, we are taking all necessary measures in order to offer you covid-free rental cars in Corfu. More specifically, we are are certified by TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas on defending covid-19 tactics for businesses, by attending special seminars.
When hiring a car from Rolandos you can be sure we continue to maintain our high standards for safety and cleanliness, plus:
- We force a minimum 12-hour gap between each rental,
- reduced or zero paperwork time,
- To avoid most contact with your car, Rolandos’ team wears a mask throughout their work,
- We are disinfecting all high touch areas in the car before and after each rental. From your keys to your steering wheel, levers, dashboards and door knobs, we make sure that anything you will be touching is disinfected before you receive your car,
- We have implemented social distancing and a “no hand-shake” policy,
- all credit and debit card payments accepted
Our updated booking policy:
At Rolandos, we understand these are uncertain and unsettling times for everyone and that your holiday plans may have been affected by this unexpected event. As circumstances change, we are reviewing our policies to provide our customers with full flexibility, so they can unlimited changes to the dates of their reservations. No deposit is lost! Just inform us for the change at least 7 days before pick-up.
Take advantage of our reduced rates. Book now!
We encourage you to visit Corfu this year.
We are actively keeping Corfu safe to travel in 2021 and encourage you:
Stay safe and dream on…
The world is going through tough times, fighting against this sneaky enemy! It is the duty of all of us to follow the instructions in order to stay safe and sound. At the same time, in the safety of our homes, we can take advantage of our free time to dream and plan our next vacation to Corfu!
How to stay safe while travelling?
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available,
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth,
- keep reasonable distance and avoid contact with other people.
- Prefer open-air places to enjoy your meal, coffee or drink
What is the safest transportation way? (safety measures comparison)
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How we kept safe in Summer 2020?
Greek government susspended the operation of all seasonal hotels and holiday accommodation till middle June. Moreover, they also cancelled all international flights to the islands till end of June, when all hotels and accommodation were allowed to open. Finally, international flights to the islands were allowed from 1st July 2020, exept of UK and Sweden that started on 15th July.
Passengers arriving till 23rd August from Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Czechia, Bulgaria, Malta, Romania and United Arab Emirates are required to have a negative test result for covid-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece.
As of 5th September, visitors returning from Greece to Scotland and Wales have to quarantine for 14 days.
As of 8th September, all travellers returning from Greece to Netherlands will have to remain in quarantine for ten days.
*source: Municipality of Corfu