COVID-19 SITUATION IN SICILY (article updated 24th September, 2020)
Travellers from EU and Schengen states: Travellers from EU member states and Schengen states can enter Italy and Sicily since 3rd June without having to self-quarantine. More information for third-country nationals can be found here.
Registration and app entering Sicily now mandatory: registration helps tourists to feel secure and accompanied in case of necessity. Find more information via the website Siciliasicura. The app can be found and downloaded the app store of your smartphone. The here included site offers information for travellers from various origins. Who has to present a negative test or get one at arrival at the airport and who is not allowed to enter Italy. The site is constantly updated.
Restrictions during your holiday: 1m distance to other people besides people travelling in your group. If distance can't be maintained due to crowdy places a facemask is requested. Experts strongly recommend to also often wash hands thoroughly with soap.
Infection Numbers: The official number of still infected people increases further and is now above 2000 cases. About a 170 are in medical care are n hospital, incl. 17 in ICU while all others are in home quarantine. 301 people have died since the outbreak of Covid-19. (the number has not changed for On the island of Sicily with its 5 million inhabitants more than 400k tests have been made. As we are following the numbers carefully we suspect that the people in home quarantine once negative again after 2 weeks (average) are not taken into consideration and the number of actually infected people is therefore too high. In our opinion many of those 1800 people staying still officially in home isolation have been released (after 14 days) but they do not show yet in the statistics.
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Cancellation policy for new bookings: Due to the pandemic an amended cancellation policy is applicable for new bookings valid for arrivals in 2020 and 2021. New bookings can be cancelled free of charge until the day of arrival should it not be possible to enter Sicily due to new travel restrictions for Italy (issued by the Italian Government) or requirement of quarantine in the country of origine at your return or at destination. This amended policy does not apply to flight cancellations if there would be alternative flights. As there are countless other reasons for which your travel plans may be interrupted, we strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance. Would you like to book a villa for next year but feel unsure about Covid-19 and cancellation fee if things get worse again? Check out with this travel insurer which covers cancellation due to travel warning for Italy issued after you booked your trip. Travel warnings for Italy will be lifted soon also from countries like the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Travel to countries for which travel warning was lifted can now be booked by taking out travel insurance with Heymondo covering cancellation fee in case a new travel warning is issued for your destination. It covers the cancellation fee for events like: The Department of Foreign Affairs issuing a Do Not Travel warning to a specific region or country and that warning was first given after you booked the trip.
While in Italy or Sicily: In event of suspicion for Covid-19 call the relevant number you can find here for each Italian province.
Sicily4U customer support: We will help you, should your trip be impossible or only partially feasible, to rebook or cancel your bookings at favourable rate by renegotiating depending on the booking and travel situation. We extend payment deadlines if the situation remains uncertain. However, as an agency for holiday homes in Sicily, we are ultimately subject to Italian rental law, which by decree provides for travel vouchers instead of refunds. Important: If you have not taken out travel insurance, as strongly recommended by us under clause 8) in our General Terms and Conditions at the time of booking, please also check the cancellation protection of your card provider (if you have paid by credit card). If the entry restrictions have been lifted and the stay in the booked holiday home is possible, as a rule our General Terms and Conditions accepted at the time of booking apply.
Cleaning of our villas: We guarantee a thorough cleaning and disinfection of our villas, so that you can enjoy a risk-free stay.