I'm planning on a trip to Corfu this Xmas. Is it open to Irish travellers?
You will need a negative test done just before you come, be tested again on arrival & quarantine for 3 days. Once quarantine is over there are set reasons you can leave your accommodation with permission via sms (from a Greek number only), a completed form or handwritten one with all relevant info on it. As it says above, we are in lockdown, masks to be worn everywhere, no bars cafes or tavernas open except for delivery or take away, shops closed apart from essentials such as supermarkets, pharmacies, bakeries etc, some other retail stores can operate online or phone orders for delivery or collect. Still want to come?
Your other difficulty is getting here. Corfu doesn’t operate as an international airport in the winter, and travel between regions is effectively banned. I don’t think it’s possible to get here. (Well, there; I’m on Paxos).
We live on the mainland opposite Corfu and we are not allowed to travel there, we cannot go outside of our local area.
I have an interesting problem brewing. As of 1 January, I can only be here for 90 days before having to return to the UK for 90 days. However, I am not particularly optimistic that I’ll be allowed on the mainland before Pascha.
I hope you find a solution as it’s quite a hefty fine and a ban.
I hope so too. I absolutely don’t want to find myself on the wrong side of the law, but if inter-prefecture travel is still banned in March, I don’t see what I can be expected to do. Hopefully it will be relaxed before then.