Sardinia has been largely spared by the first wave of the corona pandemic in spring. Since the beginning of the second wave, which affected practically the whole of Europe at the beginning of autumn, the number of infections in Sardinia has also increased significantly. As of 1.11.2020, however, there is no exponential growth but the increase in new infections remains at a relatively stable level compared to the rest of Italy.
Here you will find the daily updated figures on the virus development in Sardinia. The website is in Italian language but here is a short explanation:
- the number "Contagiati" in the orange box indicates the total number of persons who have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak of the pandemic in Sardinia, the second value with the "+" sign is the increase in the last 24 hours
- the number "Morti" in the red box indicates the total number of persons who have died in connection with the Corana virus in Sardinia since the beginning of the pandemic, the second value with the "+" sign is the increase in the last 24 hours
- the number "Guariti" in the green box indicates the total number of persons recovered from the virus in Sardinia, the second value with the "+" sign is the increase in the last 24 hours
- the number "Attivi" in the purple box indicates the total number of persons currently still infected in Sardinia (in domestic quarantine or hospitalisation), the second value with the "+" sign is the increase in the last 24 hours.
- the number "Tamponi" in the first yellow box indicates the total number of corona tests carried out in Sardinia, the second value with the "+" sign is the increase in the last 24 hours.
- the number "Positività" in the second yellow box indicates the average rate of positive tests out of the total number of corona tests carried out in Sardinia, the second value with the "+" sign is the average rate in the last 24 hours
In the lower part of the page you will also find graphical presentations of the virus development in Sardinia. Thanks to the retention of the colour differences, it is easy to understand even if you do not speak Italian.
Just to give a clear idea of these figures: Sardinia has about 1.6 million inhabitants. In terms of population, Sardinia is thus roughly comparable with Hamburg or the canton of Zurich.
Restrictions and requirements in Sardinia
Similar to the rest of Europe, Sardinia also has social distance rules and hygiene regulations with all the associated consequences such as compulsory masks, etc. Since the beginning of the second wave, there have been new national and regional regulations at intervals of a few days, which regulate the restrictions, for example the closure of restaurants, etc. As soon as the 2021 holiday season is approaching, we will report here again in detail about the restrictions.
Entry into Sardinia
As of 1.11.2020, entry into Sardinia is possible for EU citizens. Before entering Sardinia, it is necessary to register via an online form, which asks for various data such as type of arrival and name/address of accommodation, as well as information on the state of health. You can find the form here under this link and it must be filled in online before arrival in Sardinia. After submitting the form you will receive an e-mail from the Region of Sardinia with a questionnaire on your current state of health. This questionnaire must be completed and returned within 48 hours before your arrival. You will then receive a QR code, which you will need for embarkation or at the airport. Alternatively, you can download the app "Sardegna Sicura" ("secure Sardinia") for your smartphone, where you can also fill in and submit the form. In addition, you can use this app on a voluntary basis for corona tracking/contact tracing.
Persons who have stayed in Belgium, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic or Spain within the last 14 days must also present a negative test result on entry (the test must have been carried out in the last 72 hours before entry) or undergo a test in Sardinia within the first 48 hours after arrival.
In addition, fever checks will be carried out by thermal scanner at ferry and airport check-in, and body temperature must not exceed 37.5 degrees Celsius.
Flight and ferry connections
As of 1.11.2020 there are no restrictions on air and ferry traffic.
Security in Sardinia
As with the first wave, Sardinia has not yet been affected by the same dynamics as many other regions in Italy during the second wave. The statistical risk of infection in Sardinia is currently much lower than in Switzerland and similar to the UK (as of 1.11.2020).
Nevertheless, such a pandemic is new territory and nobody can really predict how the infection will develop in the coming months - neither in Sardinia nor anywhere else in Europe. So in the end, everyone has to decide for himself if and how far he wants to limit himself by the pandemic. We can only try to compile the current situation to the best of our knowledge and belief to make your decision easier. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any of the information given here, nor can we accept any liability and emphasise that current regulations can change very quickly due to the dynamics of the pandemic. We recommend that you always consult the latest information from the Federal Foreign Office of your country.
Holidays in Sardinia in times of Corona
If you would like to spend your holidays in Sardinia, we would like to give you some arguments why a villa or a holiday home in times of Corona is a particularly safe way to spend your holidays.
Unlike in a hotel, in your holiday home you are only together with people you know personally. Common areas such as dining rooms where you inevitably come into contact with strangers do not exist in a holiday home. This gives you full control over how much contact you want with strangers on your holiday and allows you to find exactly the level of contact that feels right for you - cook for yourself if you don't want to risk restaurant visits. Spend time at your own pool or in your own garden. And if you arrive with your own car or a rental car, even in high season you will find beaches in Sardinia where you have plenty of space to yourself - Sardinia is one of the least populated areas in Europe and if you want to, you can spend an extremely secluded yet beautiful holiday in a holiday home.
Also in terms of hygiene, holiday homes offer some advantages over hotels, bed & breakfasts and other highly frequented accommodation facilities with sometimes thousands of guests. Even in the whole season our holiday homes are only used by a "handful" of people. And of course all holiday homes are cleaned professionally and according to all hygiene standards before arrival. And during your stay you have full control and can decide for yourself with which standard of hygiene you feel comfortable - just like at home.
Browse through our offer of villas and holiday homes in Sardinia or use the detailed search on the left side of the page. We would be very pleased to receive a non-binding inquiry.
All the best and stay healthy!