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: 13/10/2021

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 on 4th October updated the previous traffic light system to a ‘Red’ country list and a ‘Rest Of The World’ list.

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.
  • REST OF THE WORLD – Under a ‘rest of the world’ designation, holidays are expected to go ahead as planned, and except in exceptional circumstances, no deferrals will available. For guests who are full vaccinated, it is no longer necessary to take a pre-departure test in the 72 hours before returning to the UK.

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.


Ben Shearer – Managing Director

Testing & Travelling

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

Current travel rules – Updated: 13/10/2021

Designation currently – REST OF THE WORLD


On the way out

For the avoidance of any doubt, it is not illegal to travel to a ‘rest of the world’ 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, or,
  • 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, or,
  • 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

Depending on your vaccination status, there are elements you must complete prior to your return flight.

Fully vaccinated guests

  • Book your day 2 PCR test for all persons over 4yrs old.
  • Fill out the UK Passenger Locator Form and include in it the reference number for your day 2 test package.

Not fully vaccinated guests

  • Take 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.
  • Book day 2 and day 8 PCR tests.
  • Fill out the UK Passenger Locator Form and include in it the reference number for your day 2 and day 8 test package.
  • 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.

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


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.


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