The latest travel advice, entry requirements and coronavirus caseload for the French island of Corsica.
The French island of Corsica is a popular destination for holidaymakers seeking sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters.
Even with the weather turning in autumn, the Mediterranean island offers sea swims and rocky mountain walks in a mild climate.
But is it possible to visit from the UK at the moment?
Latest travel advice for Corsica
The Foreign Office currently advises against all travel to France, including Corsica.
Additionally, France has been removed from the travel corridor list, meaning you have to self-isolate for two weeks when you enter the UK. This also includes Corsica.
It is possible to enter the island without being required to quarantine, but all visitors arriving from the UK must fill in a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) stating they are not suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.
Coronavirus in Corsica
According to the New York Times Covid-19 tracker, there have been 377 cases of coronavirus and 63 deaths as of September 24th.
The island’s rate of hospitalisations over the last seven days was six in 100,000 people.
Figures for France as a whole have risen rapidly in the last month, with cases (rather than hospitalisations) over the last seven days reported at 108.9 per 100,000 people as of September 24th.
The disparity between the mainland and Corsica leaves open the possibility that different travel advice might be issued for the island, however that has not yet been suggested by the government.
Where else can I travel?
If you’re jetting off soon, the Italian island of Sardinia, just south of Corsica is still on the travel corridor list and approved for travel by the Foreign Office.
So is the Italian island of Sicily.
However, nothing is certain in the age of coronavirus, and with Italy’s coronavirus cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days at 18.1 as of September 24th, it is possible that country-wide restrictions could be brought in in the coming weeks or months.