COVID-19: The Current Status of Travel in Italy



As the world continues to battle the virus we were unexpectedly confronted with just a few months ago, many people continue to look to the future in the hopes that travel may return to some semblance of normality sooner rather than later. In Italy, as in many countries worldwide, we have been hard hit by the effects of the virus and as our country slowly reopens, public health and safety remain the priority.

As we enter into Phase 2 of the lockdown in Italy, we wish to share the information we know regarding travel specifically within the Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi Coast areas. Understandably, as the situation remains uncertain and continues to evolve, the parameters set forth are not set in stone, yet remain subject to modifications. It is our intention to provide you, our past and future guests, with updated information provided by local and federal authorities in combination with our firsthand experiences as locals.


The Italian government outlined Phase 2 of the lockdown, which was implemented on May 4th, signaling the next incremental step in the reopening of the economy and increased liberties in the daily lives of residents.

We do wish to advise that the following regulations have been set at a federal level, however regional governing bodies have the authority to set travel limits and restrictions as they see fit for their areas. In the beginning of June we expect the Campania Region to confirm specific details regarding whether travel into and within the region itself will be permitted.

Under the current guidelines, hotels and B&Bs who can guarantee implementation of the new social distancing guidelines have the authority to reopen. Bars, cafes, and restaurants within hotels will be accessible to registered guests only and large gatherings within are to be avoided. The majority of local accommodations in Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast areas intend to reopen in June, unless the regional authorities indicate otherwise.

 

Social distancing (a minimum of 1 meter between people) remains at the forefront of the preventative measures as we enter into Phase 2. Personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of masks are required in any public area throughout Italy, as are disposable gloves in many locations. The number of guests allowed within a location at any given time has been considerably reduced to account for social distancing.

Phase 2 Critical Dates:

  • 18 May: Shops and museums reopen (social distancing and masks required)
  • 18 May: St. Peter’s Basilica to reopen for mass, Vatican Museums to reopen with entrance by reservation only and no large groups permitted
  • 18 May: Colosseum reopens with thermal temperature stations, entrance by reservation only, no large groups
  • 18 May: Uffizi and Accademia Museums reopen, entrance by reservation only
  • 19 May: Borghese Gallery in Rome and Museo Capodimonte in Naples reopen
  • 21 May: Cafés, bars, and restaurants reopen
  • 21 May: Beach clubs and free public beaches reopen
  • 26 May: Pompeii and Herculaneum archaeological sites reopen
  •  3 June: Italy’s national borders are scheduled to reopen to EU residents, allowing leisure travel entrance of residents from other EU countries without having to quarantine
  • 15 June: Non-EU residents/travelers are expected to be able to enter Italy without the need to quarantine
  • The Blue Grotto is currently closed until further notice


Further to the above information, the following is specific to our three main local islands (Capri, Ischia and Procida):

  • The islands can only be visited by public ferry services, private boats or yachts are not permitted.
  • Ferry tickets must be booked a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled departure.
  • Screening measures have been implemented, therefore ALL passengers must arrive at the departure port at least one hour before scheduled departure to undergo a temperature check and, when applicable, instant COVID-19 testing.
  • Passengers with a temperature above 37.5 and/or a positive COVID-19 test will not be allowed to embark for the islands.

 

We value our guests, and as always, remain available to assist you with any questions or advice related to current or future bookings with our company.

We look forward to the time when we can welcome you to our beautiful country for a relaxing, unforgettable vacation!


For further information and goverment updates please click here.

 

GROUPS CLOSING SOON

#NAP012#
Amalfi Coast by Boat
  • Date of the tour: 3 July 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 23 June 2020
  • Group name: EX ZULLO GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the Seas
  • Max pax: 12 - Still available: 10
#NAP016#
Pizza Class, Pompeii, Olive oil
  • Date of the tour: 11 July 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 1 July 2020
  • Group name: BURKE GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Legend
  • Max pax: 21 - Still available: 18
#NAP007#
Fifty Shades of Lemon All Inclusive
  • Date of the tour: 23 August 2020
  • Time of the tour: 08:30 AM
  • Closing on: 13 August 2020
  • Group name: CARLSON GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Enchanted princess
  • Max pax: 6 - Still available: 4
#CIV002#
Best of Rome Without Vatican
  • Date of the tour: 17 September 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 7 September 2020
  • Group name: EX-REZENDES GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Legend
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#SOH002#
The Amalfi Coast in full
  • Date of the tour: 6 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 26 September 2020
  • Group name: LABARBERA GROUP
  • From: Sorrento Hotels
  • Name of the ship:
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 6
#SOH008#
Gastronomic Tour
  • Date of the tour: 7 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 27 September 2020
  • Group name: LABARBERA GROUP
  • From: Sorrento Hotels
  • Name of the ship:
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 6
#LAS002#
Chianti Region with wine tasting/lunch
  • Date of the tour: 28 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 09:00 AM
  • Closing on: 18 October 2020
  • Group name: OBRIEN GROUP
  • From: La Spezia Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#CIV006#
Tuscania, Etruscans and Rome Lakes
  • Date of the tour: 29 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 19 October 2020
  • Group name: OBRIEN GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#LIV006#
Pisa, Florence and Chianti including Lunch and Wine Tasting
  • Date of the tour: 27 April 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 17 April 2021
  • Group name: PINTO GROUP
  • From: Livorno Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Magic
  • Max pax: 16 - Still available: 14
#SAL004#
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast lunch included
  • Date of the tour: 8 July 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 28 June 2021
  • Group name: EDWARDS GROUP
  • From: Salerno Port
  • Name of the ship: Sea Princess
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#CIV003#
Rome Including Guide and Tickets
  • Date of the tour: 21 October 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 11 October 2021
  • Group name: WHIPPLE GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: RCCL Allure of the Seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 4