01 Aug

Advice for customers about the wildfire in Corfu

Last updated - 1 August 2023 at 18:30

There have been lots of media reports regarding the wildfires in Corfu and Rhodes in Greece.

Corfu is a very large island and the wildfire situation there was quite different to Rhodes in terms of its impact on holidaymakers already on the island and those due to travel.

The number of people affected was significantly smaller than Rhodes.

The evacuation orders that were in place in the northeast of the island of Corfu were all lifted by 12 noon 27 July and customers and local people, who had been evacuated were permitted to return to their properties.

Unfortunately, a small number of villas were damaged in the Loutses area so travel providers moved those customers impacted to alternative properties to continue their holidays.

Beyond these properties, hotels and resorts are open and providing holiday services. 

The health and safety of customers on holiday in the region is the number one priority and ABTA members are in close contact with their customers and the Greek authorities regarding any relevant updates..

If you are currently on holiday in Corfu  

You should be able to continue with your holiday as planned but it is advisable to continue to monitor news reports and follow any advice or instructions issued by the local authorities, your travel company and your accommodation providers.
If you are due to travel to Corfu today or the coming days 

In the vast majority of cases holidays and flights to Corfu are continuing as planned. It is advisable to continue to monitor updates from your travel company about your upcoming trip. If it is necessary for your travel provider to make a change to your holiday itinerary, they will be in touch to discuss your options. 

For the latest updates from the Foreign Office, visit Greece travel advice.