Many travelers have reached out for information about the current situation on Capri and the Amalfi Coast, including tips on what businesses are open or closed and specifics about social distancing measures and other restrictions. Below, we summarize travel and tourism in our area to the best of our knowledge, but keep in mind that it’s not always easy to stay updated on new regulations that are coming out daily and changes on the ground that may not be announced in advance.
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Last update: 28 May, 2020
Currently, our local COVID-19 situation is reassuring: only two cases were reported on the island of Capri, both recovered, and there were only a few dozen cases recorded on the Sorrentine Peninsula and Amalfi Coast, which were immediately quarantine. At this moment, there are no active cases in our area.
Most shops, cafés and bars, and museums began reopening on 18 May, the same day in which residents could begin traveling freely within their region.
Italy’s national borders are expected to reopen on 3 June, when residents from other EU countries will be able to enter the country for leisure travel without having to quarantine. Visitors from countries outside the EU are expected to be able to travel to Italy from 15 June.
That said, individual regions are free to set their own limits and restrictions on travel; the region of Campania will announce at the beginning of June whether or not leisure travel into the region and within the region will be allowed.
The use of masks is required across the entire region, both indoors and outdoors.
At this point, we feel confident that trips planned anytime after the second half of June can be reconfirmed. Keep in mind that travelers will have to reconfirm their flights, as many airlines are operating on reduced schedules and capacity.
The summer of 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to explore the beauty of Capri and the Amalfi Coast without the crowds and snarled traffic that has plagued the area in high season over recent years, so consider a visit this year!
We will try to update island openings daily, maintaining constant contact with Capri’s tourism office (Azienda Autonoma di Cura, Soggiorno e Turismo dell'Isola di Capri). Updating local openings for the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast will be more difficult, as there are no local government offices dedicated to informing the public.
There are no restrictions on travel to Capri: after 3 June, travel to the island will be open to travelers from Italy, Europe, and across the globe.
Local ferries are running at reduced capacity to maintain social distancing, so we suggest booking ferry tickets in advance and arriving at the port at least an hour before departure.
Buses and the funicular are running on Capri, though on a reduced schedule and with limited capacity. Tickets are not available for purchase on board.
Free public beaches in Capri and Anacapri are still closed: those in Anacapri (il Faro and Gradola) will only be accessible via advance online booking during a selected time slot.
Regulations for access to public beaches in Capri have not yet been made public.
Private beach clubs are preparing to reopen at the beginning of June.
Hotels are set to reopen in June and the beginning of July, while most B&Bs are already open for business. Check here for a complete list of hotels open on Capri.
Restaurants on the island are also set to reopen in June and the beginning of July, and you can see a complete list of restaurants currently open on Capri here.
Private boat tours on Capri are already running, and small-group boat tours will begin to run at the beginning of June.
The Gardens of Augustus are open.
The Blue Grotto is closed until further notice.
The chairlift for Mount Solaro, Villa San Michele, Villa Jovis, and Villa Lysis will be announcing their reopening dates shortly.
Ferry routes between the towns on the Amalfi Coast are currently suspended. Positano Jet service between Positano and Capri is set to begin running again on 2 June.
Sita public buses are currently running on limited capacity. Tickets must be purchased in advance, not on board.
There are different regulations for public beaches depending upon the location: beaches in Positano, Amalfi, and Vietri sul Mare are open; Erchie, Cetara, and Maiori beaches are closed; the small beaches in Castiglione and Conca dei Marini are only open for residents. The Furore Fjord beach is also closed.
As on Capri, private beach clubs on the Amalfi Coast are preparing to reopen at the beginning of June.
The 5-star hotels on the Amalfi Coast are set to reopen at the beginning of July; many 4-star, 3-star, and B&B accommodations are already open.
Villa Cimbrone in Ravello is open from 10 AM to 7PM; there is no need to book tickets in advance.
The Paper Museum in Amalfi will reopen on 15 June.
The Circumvesuviana train between Naples and Sorrento is running at reduced capacity but on its regular schedule. Ferries from Naples and the airport bus to Sorrento are currently suspended.
Public beaches will reopen on 1 June, as will most private beach clubs. Many restaurants are already open for business, while hotels are currently undergoing cleaning and sanitation to meet the current regulations to reopen in June and July.
Pompeii: the archaeological ruins reopened on 26 May. There is a preset itinerary that must be followed and entrance is limited. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and a specific time slot must be selected. The only area with limitless access is Piazza Anfiteatro. Visitors can request the services of a guide at the entrance from 9AM to 1PM.
Herculaneum: Scheduled to reopen 2 June.
Mt. Vesuvius: The national park is closed until further notice.
Royal Palace of Caserta: The royal palace grounds will reopen on 2 June, while the palace interiors are scheduled to reopen on 17 June. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and entrance is allowed for a limited number of visitors according to specific time slots.
The San Severo Chapel': the date of reopening will be announced soon.
Naples Archaeological Museum (MANN): reopens on 2 June with advanced booking required and a preset itinerary that must be followed.
Naples Museum of Modern Art (MADRE): open with no advanced booking required (though recommended), access limited to 20 visitors per hour, and a preset itinerary that must be followed.