A guide for travellers planning a trip to Sardinia
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 00:00

COVID-19: A guide for travellers to Sardinia Region

  • Thomas Guillot
  • Fri, 03/27/2020 - 00:00

Answers for those who had planned a trip to Sardinia Region during and, especially, after COVID-19 outbreak. Read the original in Italian.

1. What is the current situation?

The national government has  taken  extraordinary measures  to contain  the Covid-19 virus epidemic. Only necessary stores are open, transportation is limited...

2. What precautions has the Sardinian Region taken to protect residents and guests?

The Sardinian Region ensures the continuous connection with the national health authorities and with the regional health companies. Italy has an  efficient health systemSardinia is an integral partthat guarantees foreign guests who are in the national territory for holidays, studies and work the sameassistance it offers  its citizens.

3. How to access Sardinia?

Transit in Sardinian ports is only permitted for emergencies and transport  of  essential goods. The airports  of Alghero and Olbia are currently closed. By order of the Ministry of Transport, Cagliari-Elmas Airport is the only one open in Sardinia, for emergencies and public services. Airport management strictly enforces protocols for health checks and sanitisation.

4. Can I cancel a trip?

For cancellations, everything is decided case by case with the tourism companies. Change the date, don't cancel the trip is the motto coined by the island operators inviting tourists who already booked a trip to postpone.

5. Does the public transport service remain active?

Currently trains and public transport are working with with reduced schedules and trips.  

6. Are museums, cultural and entertainment venues remain closed?

Yes. And events of any nature are suspended or cancelled.

7. Who can I contact if I need it?

- A 24-Hour public phone number to contact national health authorities.
- The  Sardinian
Region has also set up a free phone line for the the public.

Read also their blog post about returning to Sardinia (in Italian).

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