- reopening of shops of all kinds
- it will no longer be necessary to have self-certification to move around the island for Sardinian residents
- residents can go to the beach for a walk, a swim and for fishing
- reopening of Eccelsa general aviation Olbia for private flights
- reopening of commercial airports for flights in territorial continuity for Milan and Rome, Alghero and Olbia - WE ARE WAITING FOR NEWS ABOUT PROCEDURES AND CHECK UPON ARRIVAL
- reopening of domestic flights with the exclusion of airports where a strong presence of the virus is still confirmed
- opening of international flights, all with a strict protocol for entrance such as a passport health.
Opening of hotels, restaurants and clubs in Sardinia
The situation seems developing positively for this summer and finally different important brands in Costa Smeralda are announcing their next opening dates. Marriott Hotels (Cala di Volpe, Romazzino, Pitrizza and Cervo Hotel will be opening by the end of June - beginning July - dates to be confirmed)
Forte Village Resort in South Sardinia will be opening by the beginning of June
Most of other hotels will be opening between the beginning of June and mid June
Opening dates of most famous restaurants and clubs in Costa Smeralda are still to be confirmed, however rumors say that a possible opening date for Phi Beach restaurant and club, should be set for mid June. Most of other restaurants in coast will be opening by the mid June. Billionaire club will be finally opening for the summer, but there are no official dates yet.
For what concerns Italy, please keep in mind that each Italian Region can vary the restriction measures following the trend of the virus spread which is locally monitored.
Within the Region moving is now allowed without any limit, and “self – declaration” is no longer required. As far as yacht movement is concerned, it is possible to move between ports along the Region, and the “emergency reasons” are no longer required. However, since local authorities could issue different measures, we suggest to contact us or your local agent ahead of your arrival, for getting the proper indication. Moving from one Region to another one will be allowed only starting from the 3rd June.
Bars, restaurants, hairdressers, beauty salons, beach clubs, retail activities reopen by the 18th of May in the respect of the rules issued to avoid the spread of the virus: this means 1 mt minimum social distance between people, masks to wear indoors, hand sanitizing gel dispensers everywhere. At the beach 3 mt distance between beach umbrellas. All events involving gatherings keep on being forbidden.
25th May - Pools and gyms will be restarting
15th June – Cinemas and theatres reopening
CREW EMBARKING / DISEMBARKING – measures up to 02/06
Schengen borders are closed, anyway seafarers can join the boat for “working reasons”.
Crew embarking must be previously approved by the Health Port Authority through a self- declaration of good health. Before getting onboard, it is required a self- isolation period of 14 days long onboard or on the territory (hotel/flat). Quarantine can be avoided in the case the Covid-19 swab test is done before embarking and gives “negative” result (no virus evidence). Disembarking must be also approved by the Health Port Authority accordingly with the procedures currently in force.
Genoa and surrounding areas
Going into the specifics of the situation in Genoa and the surrounding area, starting from the 18th of May, travelling within the region is allowed without specific reasons. That includes also the crew members (Europeans or non-Eu in possession of the shore pass issued by the Immigration Police) who, as anybody else, are not requested anymore to fill in the self declaration with their personal data and trip details.
Moreover, the President of the Region has decided also for an early opening of all businesses such as gyms, hair salons, shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. who will comply with safety restrictions imposed by the World Health Organization (social distancing, masks, sanitation, etc.). The use of masks and individual safety devices for everybody, both indoor and outdoor, are compulsory for everybody.
Finally, we are glad to inform you that from the 18th of May the Marina of Portofino will be open and ready to welcome yachts, crew members and guests.
In Genoa quarantine for crew is not compulsory anymore if boarding directly the yacht. Genoa border police is regularly proceeding with boarding /disembarkment operations for crew EXTRA UE with consequent stamp in/OUT on their passports.
Cinque Terre, Tuscany and Lazio
In Tuscany, as per Italian decree, till the 3rd of June the movements within the same region are allowed, while to another region or outside the region are allowed only for technical reasons. In case of boats coming from outside the region of Tuscany a letter explaining the reason for arrival is required.
In Lazio same as above apply. LPS and healthy certificates are required for clearance upon arrival.
Adriatic (Venezia, Pesaro)
Yachts are allowed to arrive. Crews will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days. Body temperature will have to be checked at the hospital.
Bari, Brindisi, Otranto, Gallipoli
No arrival of yachts accepted at the moment.
Sicily has been one the few Italian Regions, togheter with Calabria, almost totally free from Covid-19 contagion. In fact, the index of sick people on the total population has been always very low.
Sicilians have kept a rigid attitude towards the rules to avoid further contagion and therefore they have had very good results: there are islands, such as Egadi, Ustica, Pantelleria, Aeolians Islands - excepted Salina with 6 positive cases - where NO cases of Covid-19 have been found.
From the 18th of May, Sicily, as well as other Italian regions, is starting to open up its borders, accepting private boats, but only in few locations and only for technical reasons, but requiring quarantine, with the expception of Riposto not accepting private boats in. Generally the whole island is awaiting the 3rd of June to open definitely as per Italian national decree.