The Latest Travel Information For Luxury Yacht Charters In Italy
The European economy is slowly opening back up, and one of the places tourists will soon be able to visit is Italy. With the government’s recent announcement of an exclusive new green pass open to most international tourists, visitors will once more be able to enjoy the white sand beaches of Sardinia, the Amalfi Coast’s idyllic towns, and more, aboard the comfort of a private yacht charter in Italy.
Silver Star Yachting has compiled a comprehensive guide to the green pass and the must-see destinations open to yachts in Italy this year. Read it below.
Who can travel aboard a luxury yacht charter in Italy?
Italy is the first country in the European Union to open up to international tourists. Mario Draghi, the country’s Prime Minister, announced in early May his plans for a tourist ‘green pass’ starting May 16th for EU and UK nationals and expected to be in full swing by mid-June 2021 to include American tourists.
The green pass will be made available to visitors who are fully vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19, or individuals who have tested negative 48 hours prior to entry in Italy. The green pass grants visitors exemptions to current restrictions such as obligatory quarantine upon arrival or limitations on traveling in between certain regions whilst on a private yacht charter in Italy. Please note UK citizens will be allowed to travel internationally starting May 17th, however, travellers returning from Italy back to the UK will be required to self-isolate for 10 days and pay for two at-home PCR tests issued by the NHS, with the option of taking an additional PCR test on day five to leave quarantine early. There is hope the need to quarantine will change for the summer months.
At the time of writing, EU-approved vaccines include Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Certain nation-states – including Brazil and India – are currently on a ‘blacklist’ and those arriving from these countries will not be granted the green pass.
Where to go on a private yacht charter in Italy?
At the moment, tourist hotspots like Rome, the island of Elba or the Puglianese region are subject to a curfew from 11pm until 5am. Masks are mandatory in most public spaces and restaurants can serve their clientèle outdoors. However, many restrictions are going to be eased starting June 2021. Indoor restoration in many regions will be allowed until 6pm. Many museums and cultural spaces like cinemas and theatres are already open with limited space, or are expected to open within the next couple of months. Tourists are advised to download the Immuni application, the government’s COVID-19 contact tracing service, on their personal phones.
To fully revel in la dolce vita, it is recommended to travel in “yellow area” regions or those with fewer restrictions in place. Yellow areas include stunning coastal areas perfect for a luxury yacht charter in Italy, such as Liguria, Rome and the surrounding areas of Puglia, Tuscany, the Venice region, and many more. Discover our Mediterranean yacht charter itineraries for ideas to inspire your private yacht charter in Italy.
All the information in this article is correct at the time of writing.