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.
For clarification about whether or not travelers are allowed into Italy, the best source of information is the Italian government's directives. Right now, anyone can enter Italy if they have been in another EU country for at least 14 days before crossing the border. Leisure travelers from the US and other non-EU nations are not allowed to enter Italy, with some exceptions. Here is where you can see updated rules about entering Italy:
It's a good idea to contact your local embassy for precise information about whether there are requirements regarding COVID testing or quarantining upon returning to your country of residence after visiting Italy.
Last update: 14 September, 2020
With COVID cases on the rise in Europe, the island of Capri and the towns along the Amalfi Coast have imposed a number of restrictive measures to contain the spread of the virus among visitors. Masks must be worn outdoors in Capri town and the port, as well as in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast. In other towns on the island and coastline, masks must be worn in indoor and enclosed spaces or in any situation in which a group or crowd has formed.
At the moment, there are no travel restrictions for Capri. Rapid Covid-19 testing may be given, as well. We suggest booking your ferry tickets in advance. Masks must be worn on board, even if traveling on an outdoor deck.
Buses and the funicular are running at full capacity on Capri, and passengers must wear a mask.
Free public beach and beach clubs in Capri and Anacapri are open. Public beaches do not have particular restrictions for access; private beach clubs have reduced their capacity to maintain social distancing and must be reserved in advance.
Private and small-group boat tours on Capri are already running.
The Gardens of Augustus, Villa San Michele, Villa Jovis, Villa Lysis and the chairlift to Mount Solaro are open.
The Blue Grotto is open .
Ferry routes between the towns on the Amalfi Coast are running.
Sita public buses are currently running on limited capacity. Tickets must be purchased in advance, not on board. There have been reported problems with long waits for buses, particularly for those returning to Sorrento from Positano in the afternoon. We suggest arranging for alternative transportation and not counting on the Sita buses from Positano to Sorrento after 2PM.
There are different regulations for public beaches depending upon the location: beaches in Positano can only be accessed by renting a sunbed and umbrella. Prices run between ,10 and ,20/per person.
Private beach clubs on the Amalfi Coast are open.
The Circumvesuviana train between Naples and Sorrento is running at reduced capacity but on its regular schedule, including Saturdya and Sunday.
Public beaches and private beach clubs are open, though with reduced capacity and reservations required for private clubs.
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.
Mt. Vesuvius National Park: Open.
Royal Palace of Caserta: Open. 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: Open.
Naples Archaeological Museum (MANN): Open 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.