Coronavirus: the situation in Capri, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast
Covid-19: The Situation on Capri and the Amalfi Coast
This page is dedicated to the current COVID-19 situation in Italy, with a particular focus on Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Though we try to summarize to the best of our knowledge, it's not always easy to stay abreast of the changing situation. Please see the official government links below.
We hope to be able to welcome you in 2021 as cautious and safe travel begins again!
Rules about Traveling to Italy from Abroad
Currently, visitors who are not residents or citizens have varying restrictions regarding crossing the border into Italy based on where they are traveling from. Travel for tourism is not allowed and travel for other reasons is restricted in Italian regions classified as red or orange, which may change weekly. There is no traveling between regions inside Italy for tourism until at least 6 April.
For clarification about traveling to Italy, the best source of information is the Italian Foreign Ministry.
See updated rules about entering Italy here:
On Italy's Foreign Ministry website, you'll find a helpful questionnaire that provides general information about travel.
Contact your local embassy for precise information about the requirements regarding COVID testing or quarantine upon returning to your country of residence after visiting Italy.
Can I Travel to Italy in the Spring or Summer of 2021?
Travel for tourism in Italy is currently banned until 6 April. After that date, we foresee a slow reopening of the borders, along with hotels, restaurants, and other services.
The EU is currently working on a set of common rules and regulations for travel within the Schengen area to make it easier to understand the restrictions. It is likely that travelers will be able to enter Italy from other European countries this spring and summer with no need to quarantine.
For travelers arriving from outside the EU like the US or the UK, the situation remains unclear.
Italy's vaccination campaign is moving forward and the at-risk population will be fully vaccinated within months.
Masks will still be required indoors and outdoors in crowded spaces where social distancing is impossible in the spring and summer of 2021.
Tourism service providers are currently updating their tours and other experiences to offer more open-air options, private tours, and small-group activities. Car and boat services have put sanitation practices into place between each client.
The Situation on the Ground on Capri and the Amalfi Coast
Last update: 8 March, 2020
Campania: Red Zone
Italy currently classifies each region as a yellow, orange, or red zone based on the number of active cases. The classification colors are updated every few weeks, and at the moment the region of Campania where the Amalfi Coast and Capri are located is classified as red. Cafès and restaurants are open for delivery only and museums and other cultural sites are closed. Travel between towns is banned, with the exception of urgent and necessary trips for reasons of health or work.
Ferries: At the moment, there are no travel restrictions for Capri. Rapid Covid-19 testing may be required. We suggest booking your ferry tickets in advance.
Buses: Buses and the funicular are running on Capri. Sita public buses are currently running on limited capacity. There have been reported problems with crowds on buses, particularly at the beginning and end of the school day. We suggest arranging for alternative transportation.
Trains: The Circumvesuviana train between Naples and Sorrento is running, but can often be crowded. Opt for a ferry between Naples and Sorrento (keep in mind that ferries are running at reduced schedules) or a private transfer, the safest option.
Museums and Sites
All museums, archaeological sites, and exhibitions are currently closed.