Corfu, also known as the emerald island, has become hugely popular over the years due to its wide range of holiday options. Although some all-inclusive holidaymakers find a satisfactory experience awaits them on their visit to Corfu, it is an unfortunate fact that cases of avoidable holiday illnesses are reported. If you are staying in Corfu and are served raw or contaminated food you may suffer from such a holiday illness. Illness caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli are not uncommon.
Corfu is popular as both a family holiday destination and an island that is brimming with nightlife, as such it attracts visitors of all budgets. Although standards can vary widely across all resorts it is still unacceptable to be left out of pocket due to illness that could have been avoided. Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Corfu it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Wash hands before and after meal times and after using toilets and washrooms.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Corfu will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Corfu, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.