Corfu is one of the most popular destinations in Greece for tourists who want to enjoy its beautiful beaches, historical sites and cultural attractions. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some restrictions and requirements that travelers need to be aware of before planning their trip. Here is a summary of the current situation as of June 2021.
Entry and exit requirements
Greece has relaxed most of its entry and exit requirements for travelers from all countries since May 1, 2021. According to the official website of the Greek government (
), travelers visiting Greece are no longer required to:
- Fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arrival.
- Display a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.
- Evidence of a negative test result from SARS-CoV-2 infection (PCR or Rapid Antigen test).
However, a simplified PLF remains in operation, the completion of which is optional, for the sole purpose of enabling the traveler or family to issue an EU Certificate of negative or positive COVID-19 test result. The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at
It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior to their arrival in Greece. The app includes detailed COVID-19 travel updates, as well as a map of COVID-19 diagnostic testing locations.
Travelers should also check the entry and exit requirements of their country of origin and transit, as they may differ from those of Greece.
COVID-19 restrictions in Corfu
Corfu is one of the seven islands that have been affected by some additional COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Greek authorities since August 2020. These restrictions are aimed at preventing the spread of the virus and protecting public health. They include:
- Masks are to be worn in shops, public transport and other indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible.
- Bars and restaurants are required to close and be empty by midnight.
- Gatherings of more than nine people are prohibited, both in public and private spaces.
- There is a limit of four people per table in restaurants, except for families with minor children.
The above restrictions are subject to change depending on the epidemiological situation. Travelers are advised to follow the local media and official sources for the latest updates.
COVID-19 testing and quarantine
COVID-19 tests are widely available at many major hospitals, pharmacies and laboratories in Greece, as well as at the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The cost for COVID-19 PCR tests is capped at 47 euros, and for rapid antigen tests at 10 euros, though additional charges may apply for testing at home or other circumstances. Testing is paid by the individual being tested.
Patients needing COVID-19 tests or exhibiting possible symptoms may contact the COVID-19 hotline at 1135 for guidance on testing and referral for medical care.
Travelers to Greece are recommended to obtain travel insurance that covers expenses for medical care and/or extension of stay in the event they test positive for COVID-19.
Greece does not require quarantine for travelers arriving from any country, unless they test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival or during their stay. In that case, they will have to isolate for 14 days at a designated hotel or facility provided by the Greek authorities, free of charge.
Corfu is a wonderful destination that offers a variety of attractions and experiences for travelers of all tastes and preferences. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some restrictions and requirements that travelers need to be aware of before planning their trip. By following the health protocols and staying informed, travelers can enjoy a safe and memorable holiday in Corfu.