A question on many people’s minds as Coronavirus restrictions start to ease and international travel starts to open up, is when will I be able to travel to the Greek Islands?
So many are desperate to get out to the sunshine, sea and cypress trees of the stunning Ionian Islands. For a lot of people it is to have some well-deserved time off, while others have been waiting to view properties and get to know the islands that they may soon choose to call home.
The Ionian Islands, including Corfu, Paxos and Kefalonia, have become highly desirable places to invest, and many are itching to get out there to have a look at the spectacular properties and land for sale. But when will this be possible?
We were so hopeful that the UK’s Green List would be expanded at the last review. But sadly for many, there were no additions to the list and the Ionian Islands remain on the government’s Amber List for travel.
The UK government’s travel lists are decided based on the percentage of a country’s population that have been vaccinated, the rate of infection, the prevalence of variants of concern and the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.
Greece’s handling of the virus has been exemplary, with approximately 180 deaths thus far and with the Ionian Islands experiencing hardly any cases at all. The Greek government have decided to give the islands’ inhabitants the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, in the hope that tourism will be able to open this summer and help the industry recover.
So if the case numbers remain low and the vaccination rate continues to increase, there’s hope that non-essential travel will soon be allowed to these stunning islands. If you are one of those people looking to invest in a luxury villa in Corfu, Paxos or any of the Ionian Islands, please get in touch to find out more about our bespoke service and portfolio of high-end villas & land for sale.