Capri, in the Gulf of Naples, has become the last region in Europe to express interest in opening borders to international travelers in the summer. In fact, Vincenzo De Luca, governor of the Campania region, announced this week that his vaccination program was nearing completion and the island of Capri was ‘Covid-free’.
“We are preparing to welcome millions of tourists and prevent them from traveling to Spain or Greece,” said Vincenzo De Luca, governor of the wider Campania region in a statement earlier this week. âFrom now on, it is essential not to waste time. The hotel industry must make its decisions by May, otherwise we will lose a whole tourist season. “
According to a recent CNN report, more than eighty percent of Capri’s 15,000 residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine – and by the end of this week, all of the tourism workers who live outside the island but commute to work. will also be vaccinated.
“This is a very strong message that we are sending to the whole world: you can come here safely,” Marino Lembo, the mayor of Capri, said in a statement.
âNot only is the island free from Covid, but for customers who need it, we can organize a molecular sample (PCR) and provide the result in time for their departure,â added Sergio Gargiulo, who chairs the association. Federalberghi hotel.
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Although the rest of Italy is yet to come this far with its vaccine rollout – only 28% of all Italians have received at least one dose – the country still plans to reopen to international tourism later this month and has already started. relax its foreclosure measures.
Note that although the country is on the verge of opening its borders to tourism, all visitors to Italy will need to be quarantined for at least five days. The country is also set to offer a ‘tourist pass’ that will allow those who have been vaccinated or have had Covid-19 in the past six months not to be quarantined.
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