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US News This Italian island targets zero Covid for this summer

23:10  12 may  2021
23:10  12 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Cette île italienne vise le zéro Covid pour cet été © Maremagnum / Getty Images This Italian island is aimed at zero Covid for this summer The island of Capri, in the Gulf of Naples, hope to vaccinate all its inhabitants from here Summer to bring back tourists safe.

The summer points the tip of its nose, and with the lifting of restrictions in France but also in many European countries, some dream of beautiful trips. And in Italy, where tourism represents more than 13% of GDP, it is of crucial importance. Reason for which in Capri, unveils CNN , the authorities have for the ambition to be an island Zero Covid. In fact, each inhabitant must be vaccinated, and the project is about to materialize, reports the governor of the region, Vincenzo de Luca: "The vaccination program is almost completed, it will make the island 'Covid-Free "He says.

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"We are preparing to welcome millions of tourists and prevent them from going to Spain or Greece," he welcomes himself. "Now it's essential not to waste time. The hotel sector must make its decisions in May, otherwise we will lose an entire season," he adds. Because indeed, depending on the mayor of Capri, 80% of the inhabitants received a dose of vaccine or 12,000 people in total. All who work on the island in the tourism sector, but live outside, will also be. "It's a strong message that we send: you can come here safely", Argé Marino Lembo. With 60 hotels in Capri, the authorities also hope to offer PCR tests and deliver their results in time for departures.

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An Italian tourism pass

In addition to this medical attraction, the island located in the bay of Naples pronounced to offer superb places but also a natural setting so important in these pandemic times. Hiking and superb trails are to be done, explains the local tourist office. In the corner precisely, other islands ambition to follow this model of vaccination for all, like that of Procida (future capital of Italian culture), but also ischia.

The Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, has already announced that Italy was going to launch his own "tourism pass" by mid-May, in addition to the European sanitary pass. Today, there is still a quarantine period of five days minimum if you are traveling to Italy, but this pass could provide vaccinations and those who have already had COVID within six months. In 2020, Capri had suffered from a drop in 70% visits.

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