Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: Italy


Status Summary

Highly Restricted. Entry is ‘theoretically possible’, and to yachts in transit. 14 days of self-isolation.

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18/05/20: Relaxed coronavirus measures as part of Phase 2 (regional differences may apply): restaurants, pubs, bars, shops, hairdressers, salons and beaches have been given permission to open, as have museums, libraries and archaeological sites. Travel between Italian regions is permitted only in exceptional circumstances. You must carry a Self-Declaration Form for Internal Movement if you are travelling between regions until 2 June. If infection rates remain low, regional travel will be permitted within Italy from 3 June, as will travel to and from EU countries and the UK.

27/04/20: According to a press release (see link above), Italian ports and marinas are in the process of preparing to implement the hygiene rules that are still in force in order to be able to react quickly in case of an opening. It is expected that the opening after 4 May will be relatively quick. Unfortunately an exact date could not be given.

27/04/20: Harbours are still open to yachts in transit, although with minimal staffing. A 14 day quarantine period on board is required on arrival. Be sure to call ahead to the marina to get approval for stopping before transiting to Italy / Sardinia. Cruising along the Italian coast is not permitted.

21/04/20: Nobody can reach her/his boat, unless you are permanently living on board. Most Marina are locked down but there is staff enough to check the boats. If you move your boat and reach another port, you'll be immediately quarantined on your boat for at least 14 days and you will get high fines and possibly up to 3 months jail. [Valerio Zoja, HLR]

18/04/20: Venezia Certosa Marina: Fulfilling all the sanitary prescriptions of the Italian government, our Marina is open and operative and we're not planning to close. Nevertheless, people and yachts have to respect the existing restrictions which are resumed in the regulations: "Libera Pratica Sanitaria (LPS)". [Claude Dischly, HLR Venice]


Reviewed: 26/05/20

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