Covid-19 tourist guidelines

As the number of positive cases keeps diminishing in Sardinia, the island has officially become a white region on June 1st, striking a record of a low number of positive cases achieving the lowest contagiousness rate in Italy. This will effectively start the tourist season for the region which will open to restaurants and hospitality businesses without any time restrictions.

Incoming visitors will be waived of the quarantine period in case they are already in possession of the vaccine green pass, or if they’ll be able to demonstrate to have received both vaccine shots or to have recovered at least six months prior from SARS-COV2 infections. It is also possible to show a negative result swab test taken 48 hours before arrival. Sardinia’s regional administration requires tourists to download the SardegnaSicura contact tracing app.

Open Restaurants and SPAs

The new legislation in Sardinia maintains that restaurants and HORECA activities now are operating without any time restrictions, maintaining adequate distancing with the requirement of keeping face masks still in place. Whilst the majority of Italy will still be under more cramped restrictions, Sardinia’s nightlife and wellness businesses have reopened starting June 1st.From this date on casinos, SPAs, wellness and thermal centres will resume operations as well as traditional events and festivities. Now it is possible to hold private parties in accordance with the following of sanitary and security procedures.

Hotels and restaurants have resumed operations starting to welcome the first incoming guests and high-end structures like Fort Village Cagliari have opened a few days earlier, hosting the Italian national football team before the European championship start.

The same incoming procedures apply for private pleasure crafts as well. This means that Sardinia will be a favourable location to call port to this summer as the region with the lowest number of cases in Italy.

Visitors coming with pleasure crafts, looking for a luxurious and exclusive location will be blessed by uncrowded city streets and seas. Usually, congested beaches and coves will offer more privacy and exclusivity thanks to fewer incoming tourists.

The Resuming of the Yachting Season

A plethora of events will be waiting for yacht owners and fans. In northern Sardinia, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda organised regattas will be held throughout summer up until October. Three major yacht events will take place: the Loro Piana regatta from the 1st of June to the 6th, the Rolex Cup from Semptember 5th to the 11th and the Perini Navi Cup from the 16th to the 19th.

For horse riding enthusiasts from July 21st there will be the Italia Polo Challenge in Porto Rotondo and the Young Horses Endurance World Championship in Oristano starting September 19th. Those fond of daredevils like races can attend the horseriding fest of S’Ardia in Sedilo from the 6th to the 7th of July and the Sardinian leg of the Italian Rally WRC from June 3rd. For music fans, the Time in Jazz event in the suggestive location of Berchidda from August 7th to the 16th, will offer a stellar lineup starring Paolo Fresu and Petra Magoni. For those interested in folklore and traditional festivals, the iconic barefeet run of Is Candelieri in Sassari will be held on August 14th, whereas beautiful traditional Sardinian’s masks and costumes will flood the streets of Nuoro during the Redentore fest on August 29th, offering a unique insight into Sardinian culture and traditions.

Cagliari’s Yachting Scene

Cagliari and its port will see some changes in the coming months: first, the Luna Rossa Pirelli Team choice of coming back to Southern Sardinia after its participation in the America’s Cup in New Zealand and second, the new round of investments targeting the expansions of big pleasure crafts berthing spots and the construction of new refitting and MRO facilities.

Sardinian favourable weather all year round and the wild nature covering its coastline, creates the perfect conditions for regattas and sailing in general. Cagliari is getting ready to welcome back the beautiful Luna Rossa but also yachts calling port in the city. Sardinia’s regional capital has renewed its commitment towards the nautical sector, fostering a culture based on the respect of the marine environment. Starting next year the city is preparing to host the “festa del mare”, sea fest in italian, which will have a nautical industry showcase with ample berthing space available for vessels exhibition and events.

Cagliari’s port yacht facilities investements

This event integrates with Cagliari’s objective of becoming a logistical hub for pleasure crafts and superyachts. The city’s administration has invested millions in the development of a plan to bring the superyachts to south Sardinia. One one hand is focusing on the equipping of a new berthing area of around 85k sq mts for yachts up to 90mts with lounges equipped with showers and pantries. On the cargo port side, a new greenfield area dedicated to MRO and Refitting for yachts is already under construction. These facilities, covering an area of more than 200,000 sq mts, will offer ample space for a variety of services from refitting to maintenance to big pleasure crafts. The city has developed an expertise in welcoming tourists. From gourmet food and wine tasting to witnessing unique natural sceneries and exploring ancient nuragic ruins, the city’s hospitality system offers plenty of possibilities.

How to arrive to Sardinia

Olbia and Alghero airports are optimal location for visiting northern Sardinia, making them ideal incoming hubs a few minutes away by car to the Costa Smeralda’s ports. For those visiting southern Sardinia arriving by plane, Cagliari offers an easy way in as the airport is connected to multiple international destinations outside the EU. Also, private jets have access to an exclusive lounge and custom checks facilities, so that shipowners and their guests can be sitting on the yacht cockpit’s sipping prosecco in as fast as 15 minutes.

How can Star Sardinia makes your holiday stunning

StarSardinia yachting agency is on the frontline in welcoming pleasure craft to Sardinia. Its experience and relevant knowledge of the current legislative framework on the respect of health and environmental regulations has helped many ships calling port in Sardinia. The agency has developed, thanks to its over 40 years in business, a service protocol based on ISO:9001 quality certification, developing a know-how in taking care of all necessary procedures and needs such as: berthing and bunker arrangements (national gas or tax-free), VIP transfers and excursions with interpreter, parties and events organization and visa and arrival and departure procedures with the authorities to cite a few. (For more read here). StarSardinia yachting agency can share its experience in various ports around the island, thanks to its vast network of partners. Thanks to this the agency is able to meet every demand swiftly and minimum hassle for the Yacht guests.

Sardinia and Cagliari are ready to welcome yachts and their owners, and StarSardinia is there to offer its experience in making your stay even better!

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