Coronavirus Updates: Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi Coast
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Coronavirus in Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi Coast
If you’re still undecided on visiting Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast during the ongoing public healh crisis with Coronavirus, in this article we have put together for you everything you need to know about what life is currently like here, what restrictions have been put into place as well as all of the latest updates that are being followed.
How Safe is the Amalfi Coast?
From the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and throughout lockdown to this very date, the number of cases in Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi Coast have always been very very low and the area has fortunately never been classified as a red zone and has been barely touched by the virus.
Currently during the ‘second wave’ of the virus, the majority of new cases reported in Italy are for those coming back from their holidays in other European countries where the cases are still growing, for example Spain and Croatia.
Since Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast are not known as big nightlife and clubbing hotspots the greater risk of the virus to spread in these situations is alreadly eliminated. Most Restaurants and Bars, Beach Clubs and activities are also all mainly located outdoor in large open spaces, lowering the chances for large crowds of people to gather close together, this is also another reason why the cases in this area have remained and will contniue to remain very low. Due to these main factors, the risk of a ‘second wave’ or ‘cluster of new cases’ is highly unlikely and is why this area is still considered very safe to visit.
Of course the situation is constantly being monitored very closley and changes and restrictions are being put into place overnight should they need to be. Currently, procedures such as temperature checks for people embarking and disembarking cruise ships and transiting through airports and train stations in the Region are being carried out. In Naples Airport, those arriving from Greece, Spain, Croatia and Malta are required to either take a COVID-19 test prior to flying or once they arrive in Italy within 24 hours.
Face Masks and Social Distancing
In Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast it is still required to wear protective face masks and coverings in all closed and inside public places such as Shops, Supermarkets, Restaurants and Bars, as well as on all forms of Public Transport.
Social distancing is also being carried out in shops, public transport and outdoor places such as beach clubs. Either by clear markings placed on the floor or on the every other chair of bussess and trains to avoid comuters sitting side by side next to eachother. In beach clubs however the sunbeds and loungers are all seperated by at least 1m which is why it’s not required to make a booking before visiting since there is much less availability than before. You can find out more on the ‘Latest Updates for Visiting the Beach this Summer’ in our article.
Latest Update | Thursday 24th September
Latest Update | Friday 4th September
Social distancing requirements are still in place on all forms of public transport, on the Circumvesuviana for example, clear signs have been put into place on every other chair to avoid commuters sitting side by side next to eachother a keep a good distance while going to and from their destination.
Latest Update | Friday 25th August
As from today, COVID Testing will now be carried out in Naples Airport, espeically for those travellers who will be returning from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain.
Latest Update | Thursday 24th August
Until 6th September, The Mayor of Amalfi has extended the obligation on the entire municipal area to use masks even outdoors.
Latest Update | Wednesday 16th August
With COVID cases on the rise in Europe, masks are now to be worn outdoors between the hours of 6pm – 6am only in areas that are very crowded in the evenings or in any situation in which a group or crowd has formed.
Latest Update | Monday 14th August
Good news today! There have been no new cases reported in the Amalfi Coast, all tests that were carried out today have all come back negative.
Latest Update | Tuesday 11th August
With face masks still being required in all closed indoor pubic spaces and public transport, this also now includes the boats taking you to and from the various beach clubs located around the Amalfi Coast. While on board, it’s required to wear your face mask at all times until you leave the boat.