Trek and covid-19

Updated 03/08
All our holidays are operating in Greece.
From July 19th the rules have been substantially relaxed to allow those who have been fully vaccinated to travel and return from Greece to the UK without any need for quarantine, even if Greece remains on the Amber list. Children under 18 years of age are also exempt from quarantine.
The FCDO has also now dropped all advice against non-essential travel to Greece and the Greek Islands. This means UK guests can travel on holiday and travel insurance is valid FCDO Travel Advice.

HELPING Families – We’ll pay for a PCR test

To help families travelling this summer Trek will pay for a “Test to Release (DAY 5)”  PCR test for each child aged 18 years + who are travelling and unable to be vaccinated prior to departure.  This will limit quarantine on return to the UK to only 5 days for those children. This will be deducted from your overall holiday cost (based on a Randox PCR home test at £48pp).

Our flexible booking policy

For added comfort when making a new booking or travelling with an existing booking this year we have updated our IPP protected booking policy to allow you more flexibility.

Booking flexibility with Covid-19

Keeping you safe in greece

Rest assured, the impact on your holiday with us will be minimal and there are just a few things to be aware of whilst you’re here with us as it’s our priority to keep things safe.

Covid Operating Procedures for 2021

travelling to greece

At least 24 hours before departure, you must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) arrivals form online. For helpful information about completing the form, please click here

You must also provide either of the following :

  •     Proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations  at least 15 days before travel (see Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status). The Indian made AZ vaccine is accepted by the Greek authorities.
  •     Proof of a negative COVID-19 test . Rapid Antigen undertaken within the 48 hour period before your scheduled flight or a PCR undertaken within the 72 hour period before your scheduled flight,  Testing is available at UK airports, other locations throughout the country and self-test or video test kits at home. We strongly recommend pre-booking your antigen test. Children under 12 do not require any testing to enter Greece.

PLF form information – where you are staying

Lixouri Bay Beach ClubLazaratos Hotel, Variko, Lixouri 28200, Kefalonia (tel: +30 2671 093242)

Paliki Beach Club : Apolafsi Complex, Loggos, Lixouri 28200, Kefalonia, (tel:+30 2671 091691)

Introduction to Sailing holidays, Kefalonia – Lixouri Marina, 28200, Lixouri, Kefalonia (tel:+30 6945081252)

Flotilla Holidays, Kefalonia – Akti Miaoili, Sami, 28080, Kefalonia, (tel: +30 698 061 4611)

travelling back to the UK

Within 48 hours of your arrival in the UK, you must complete an arrivals form online Passenger Locator Form

You must also provide :

  • A Day 2 PCR test  ready for arrival back in the UK. The booking confirmation no. is required for the UK Passenger Locator Form so we advise having your test booked prior to your holiday. Children aged 4 and under do not need to take a test.
  • A negative Covid test (rapid Antigen) is required pre-departure from Kefalonia to the UK. The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure time. Testing is available in Kefalonia. Please see below for further details. Children aged 10 and under do not need to take a test.

    Finishing your holiday on Flotilla? Testing is available in Sami however the centre is charging €120 per test. There is also a test centre in Ag. Efimia charging approximately €30 which is a 10-minute taxi ride (Approx €15 for a 4 person taxi one way). For this reason, we are recommending guests book a video test prior to their holiday. Please Click Here for more information. If you are completing a second week at one of our beach clubs, please see the information below.

    Finishing your holiday on Introduction to Sailing? On the Monday evening of your holiday week, our staff will pre-book you a test appointment in Lixouri town square in order for you to get tested and will advise you of your appointment time during your holiday week. Tests cost approximately €20 per person.

    Departing on a Tuesday from our Beach Club? On the final day of your holiday week, a test official will come to the beach club in order to complete your testing. 

    Prior to the testing day, our staff in Greece will need to collect the name (as it appears on the passport), date of birth and passport number for each member of your party who needs to be tested (ages 10 and under are exempt). Tests cost approximately €25 per person.

    Departing from our beach clubs (not on a Tuesday) For Beach Clubs guests departing Wednesday – Monday, you will need to arrange a test prior to your departure. For guests travelling in August and early September, we would recommend booking tests in advance as soon as possible. Please see below for test centre contact details. Please get in touch with our UK office as soon as possible if you would like assistance with booking tests.

    If you are staying on in Kefalonia after your Trek-Adventures holiday, you will need to arrange testing prior to your flight home. We would recommend contacting your accommodation provider to see if they provide any testing options as part of your booking. 

    For guests travelling in August and early September, we would recommend booking tests in advance as soon as possible. Please see below for test centre contact details. You can also book a video test prior to your holiday. Please Click Here for more information. 

    Kefalonia Test Centre Contact Details

    Lixouri: (+30) 2671093999 / (+30)6975408330 /

    Argostoli: (+30) 26710 20090 /

From the 19th July 2021

Proof of double vaccination status (certificates available via the NHS app) exempts you from quarantine in the UK when returning from an Amber list country. Children under 18 are not required to show proof of vaccination and are also exempt from quarantine.