Peligoni & Covid-19

With rules and guidance somewhat of a minefield, we have compiled below all the information that we think you should know regarding your Peligoni holiday.

Covid-19 Updated Policies

A message from Ben Shearer, Managing Director

A message from Ben Shearer, Managing Director

Updated: 19/07/2021

Latest Covid-19 related updates

Greece is open to the vast majority of major nations without significant restrictions on entry.

The club opened on Saturday the 29th of May as planned.

Rules in Greece are gradually being relaxed so that as of now, no masks are required in outdoor settings, there is no longer any curfew in place, table sizes have increased to 10 persons and weddings and events of up to 300 people are now permitted.

In light of the unprecedented demand for Peligoni holidays this year, we are very excited to announce that we are extending the season this year and will now close the club on Sunday the 31st of October after the UK October half-term, these dates are now available to book online or via our sales team.

For our UK customers:

The UK government removed all legal rules restricting international travel on 17th May and announced its traffic light system of restrictions for arrivals into the UK with ‘green’, ‘amber’ and ‘red’ designations.

The list of countries and territories on each list is being reviewed every 3 weeks. Separately the Foreign and commonwealth office has its own guidance on travel – Currently, the FCDO is not advising against all but essential travel to Zakynthos and you will be able to get travel insurance e.g. axa – travel insurance in Covid times

Our policies below reflect that system:

  • RED – Hotel quarantine on return to UK – We will not expect customers to travel to Zakynthos from the UK if it is designated as a ‘red” destination which would require a hotel quarantine on return. Should this be the case, 2 weeks prior to your arrival, we will contact you with your options which will include options to transfer to alternative dates, a credit for a future stay or a full refund should you wish.
  • AMBER – Whilst the FCDO does not advise against travel to Zakynthos  – The club is open and it is not illegal and is insure-able to travel to Zakynthos, consequently we are not able to offer refunds under this designation. If you choose to cancel and we can re-sell your dates then we will offer you a credit towards a future stay with us. Please check here for your full options in amber.
  • GREEN – Under a green designation, holidays are expected to go ahead as planned, and except in exceptional circumstances, no deferrals will available.

For customers from the EU and other nations:

We will apply the same principal to travellers from other countries as we will to our UK customers. If restrictions in the country in which you reside prevent you from travelling to Greece, or the restrictions on return to your home country are substantially onerous (e.g mandatory hotel quarantine on return) you will be offered a to defer your holiday (subject to any price changes) or receive a full refund, whichever you prefer.

We will continue to update this page with any relevant changes over the course of the next few weeks.

Sincerely,

Ben Shearer – Managing Director

Testing & Travelling

Everything you need to know about what is required when travelling to Zakynthos.

Current travel rules – Updated: 19/07/2021

Traffic light designation currently – AMBER

Travel

On the way out

For the avoidance of any doubt, it is not illegal to travel to an amber list country such as Greece. It is also perfectly simple to do so as long as you undertake the right steps.

Additionally, the Foreign Office is not advising against travel to Zakynthos so you should have no trouble getting insurance for your trip.

In order to enter Greece, where you are over the age of 11yrs, you must show one of the following:

  • A vaccine certificate showing that you have received the full course of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Greece. The NHS app can provide this proof.
  • A negative COVID-19 test: either a medically certified rapid test (within 48 hours of travel) or a certified PCR test (within 72 hours of travel).
    The test results should match the name in the travellers passport.
  • Proof that the traveller tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 2-9 months (either by positive PCR result or medical certificate)

Passengers 11yrs and under are not required to undergo tests to enter Greece.

Finally, you must fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel.

On the way home

In order to enter England from an amber list country, you must have the following elements organised prior to your return flight:

  • A medically certified lateral flow test that meets UK government requirements, taken within 3 days of the flight departing for the UK.
    We arrange this for you at the club with our medical partner at a cost of 15€ per person. They take 1 minute to administer and 20 minutes to return a result. You will have a physical certificate immediately to take with you.
  • You must fill out the Uk passenger locator form and include in it the reference number for your test package.
  • You must have evidence that you have booked two PCR tests, one for day 2 and one for day 8 post your return to the UK. Double vaccinated persons and under 18s will only need one test on or before day 2
  • You are required to isolate at home for 10 days upon arrival into the UK unless you take up the test to release option which, with an additional test on day 5, means you can end your isolation period as soon as your result is returned on day 5. No isolation is required for double vaccinated residents nor under 18s.

We will continue to update this page as and when any changes occur.

Sincerely,

Ben Shearer – Managing Director

Your Holiday Options

If you have booked a holiday at The Peligoni Club that may have been disrupted due to travel guidance, here we explain what your options are.

A message from Ben Shearer, Managing Director

Updated: 19/07/2021

It’s worth it when you get here!
We have now been open for 10 weeks this summer and the feedback has been great. The new areas of the club are proving popular, and guests are really enjoying the break that they all deserve.

  • Everything is open! The club is operating as normal apart from sailing lessons in the same boats and restaurant bookings must be kept to a maximum of 10 persons per table.
  • Monday’s family BBQ is a fun evening and proving a great way to meet other guests.
  • On Wednesdays we still host our fabulous dinner parties, with adults, teens and kids all socialising.
  • Friday evening’s food festival has been raised to another level with incredible food and some talented staff on the mic.

There are some important basic hygiene and safety protocols that all visitors and staff must adhere to; but these really are not onerous at all. We have lots of space, all of our restaurants are outdoors and open in accordance with local guidelines – you can be sure to love your stay with us and be certain that you are as safe at the club as is possible in the current climate.

And if I’d rather not travel, what are the options?

The club is open and permitted to operate and therefore we will not be offering refunds should you elect to cancel your holiday.

We will however work with you and the property owners to offer deferrals to alternative dates wherever possible to do so. In the rare case where we cannot find alternative dates that work, we will do our utmost to re-sell your holiday to our waiting list of guests and will offer you credit towards another Peligoni holiday, less any difference in the price of re-sale. If you are sure you do not wish to travel this summer, please do let us know swiftly so that we have as much time as possible to find an alternative guest for your booking

Email us here I’d like to defer my booking if possible, listing your booking reference number.

For customers from the EU and other nations:

We will apply the same principal to travellers from other countries as we will to our UK customers. If restrictions in the country in which you reside prevent you from travelling to Greece, or the restrictions on return to your home country are substantially onerous (e.g mandatory hotel quarantine on return) you will be offered a to defer your holiday (subject to any price changes) or receive a full refund, whichever you prefer.

Risks

The process of travelling to Greece presents a very low risk to oneself, however, you might be interested to know the following data in relation to Zakynthos updated in the last couple of weeks. Here is a link to the relevant government website so you can keep abreast of this data as the summer moves on:

  • The current 7-day case rate per 100,000 in Zakynthos is 53/100,000 (the rate in the UK is currently 376/100,000).
  • Every worker on the island is required to take a rapid test twice per week (the test positivity rate is 0.04%).
  • The vaccination rate is currently at 53% and increasing rapidly.

We will continue to update this page with any relevant changes over the course of the next few weeks.

Sincerely,

Ben Shearer – Managing Director

Passenger Locator Form Guide

With the current holiday admin a little more than we're used to, we've put together a guide to completing your Passenger Locator Forms to help take the load off a little. Click the link below for your step-by-step cheat sheet.

VIEW PLF GUIDE HERE

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