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Capri Inaccessible to Non-Residents Due to Water Supply Breakdown

Capri, June 23, 2024, The Europe Today: The popular Italian travel destination of Capri is currently inaccessible to non-residents and tourists without hotel reservations due to a significant technical issue on the mainland that has disrupted the island’s water supply.

On Saturday, Capri Mayor Paolo Falco issued an emergency order barring all non-residents and day tourists from docking on the island until further notice. This directive resulted in several ferries en route from Naples and Sorrento being forced to return to port.

“We’ve been working through the night to secure water shipments and tankers carrying water, which have been arriving. I apologize to everyone, but there was nothing I could do. My priority had to be to prevent a healthcare emergency,” Mayor Falco explained.

He added, “The health and hygiene situation is explosive. We have taken our countermeasures, activated the crisis unit, and issued a restrictive order.”

Capri is currently reliant on its own reservoirs for water. Water tankers are being used to maintain a minimum supply until the aqueduct issue can be resolved.

Situated in the Gulf of Naples, Capri was Italy’s most popular destination for foreign travelers in May and June. These tourists typically spend an average of four days on the island, which has 13,000 permanent residents.