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COVID-19 – Information and updates for tourists

Updated according to the regulations of the Legislative Decree of the16th of May 2020 no. 33 and of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of the 17th of May 2020.



The provisions adopted by the Italian government to respond to the international health emergency establish the measures listed below, effective from the 18th of May to the 14th of June 2020.

 

Tourism

Travelling within the Italian regions is allowed. Travelling outside the region you are in is allowed only for proven work needs, emergency situations, or health reasons.

From the 3rd of June it is possible to travel from one region to the other.

Until the 2nd of June 2020 it is forbidden to travel abroad (to and from foreign states), except for proven work needs, emergency situations, or health reasons. Travelling from the Vatican City State or the Republic of San Marino to the adjacent Regions and vice versa is always allowed, without any limitation.

From the 3rd of June 2020 travelling to and from the following States is allowed: Member States of the European Union, States parties to the Schengen Agreement, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco.

Circulation restrictions for specific areas of the country can be restored at any time in the event of a worsening of the epidemiological situation.

Cruises by Italian flag passenger ships are suspended.

 

Measures applied on national territory

From the 18th of May, a gradual reopening of several activities is allowed.

- The activities of accommodation facilities (hotels, bed&breakfast, etc.) are allowed, provided that the interpersonal safety distance of one metre is guaranteed in the common areas.

- The opening to the public of museums and other places of culture (libraries, archives, archaeological areas and parks, monumental complexes) is allowed. In all places of culture, contingent fruition methods must be guaranteed, or in any case such as to avoid gatherings of people and to allow visitors to respect the distance of at least one meter between one another

- The opening to the public of bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream shops, pastry shops and the like is allowed. All premises open to the public must comply with guidelines and protocols identified by the autonomous regions and provinces to prevent or reduce the risk of contagion.

- The activities of beach resorts are allowed, in compliance with the guidelines and protocols identified by the autonomous regions and provinces to prevent or reduce the risk of contagion. Regional protocols and guidelines also cover access to free beaches.

- The opening to the public of all commercial activities is allowed, provided that the interpersonal distance of at least one metre is ensured. Customers will be able to enter the stores a fixed number at a time, and will be able to stay inside only for the time necessary to purchase the goods.

- From the 15th of June, shows in theatres, concert halls, cinemas and other outdoor spaces are allowed. The performances must be held with pre-assigned and spaced seats, and at the condition that the interpersonal distance of at least one meter is ensured for both the staff and the spectators, with the maximum number of 1000 spectators for outdoor shows and 200 people for performances or each individual hall in closed places.

- Access to parks, villas, playgrounds and public gardens is allowed. Outdoor recreational activities are allowed.

- It is allowed to do outdoor sports or physical activity, observing the distance of at least two meters for the sports activity and at least one meter for any other activity. Minors and non-self- sufficient persons can do sports or physical activity if they are accompanied.

- From the 25th of May 2020, the opening to the public of public of gyms, swimming pools, sports centres and clubs is allowed, in compliance with the rules of social distancing and without any gathering.

- The activities of wellness centres, spas (with the exception of the provision of services falling within the essential levels of care), cultural centres and social centres are suspended.

- The opening of places of worship is conditioned by the adoption of organizational measures such as to avoid gathering of people, guaranteeing the possibility for visitors to observe the distance of at least one meter from one another. Religious services are allowed with the participation of persons, in compliance with the Protocols signed by the government and by the respective religious denominations referred to in attachments 1 to 7 to the Presidential Decree of the Council of Ministers of the 17th of May 2020.

 

Regions and autonomous provinces may anticipate or postpone the opening of different activities, taking into account their compatibility with the development of the contagion.

 

Transport

The Presidents of the regions decide on the planning of local public transport services (bus, metro, tram), to avoid overcrowding of the means of transport in the daily time slots with the greatest presence of passengers. The minister of infrastructure and transport, in agreement with the minister of health, may order reductions, suspensions or limitations in transport services, including international, automotive, rail, air, sea and inland waters transport.

 

Obligation to use masks


It is mandatory to wear masks in closed spaces, including means of transport, and in any situation where it's not possible to guarantee the interpersonal safety distance. Children under six years of age and persons with forms of disability not compatible with the use of the mask are not subject to the obligation.

 

To get support and information it is possible to address the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its diplomatic network (embassies and consulates): https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/laretediplomatica/rete-diplomatica-mappa.html

 

Useful links:

 

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Hereafter we report links to the information pages arranged by Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces for the Coronavirus emergency and any possible local regulations.

To get updated information it is also possible to contact Regions and Autonomous Provinces through the email addresses listed below.

The update of the information contained in the recommended pages is managed by local editorial offices.

 

- Abruzzo

Link to further information

Contacts: redazioneweb@abruzzoturismo.it - info@abruzzoturismo.it

 

- Aosta Valley

Link to further information

Contacts: info@turismo.vda.it

 

- Basilicata

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: infopoint@aptbasilicata.it

 

- Calabria

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: turiscalabria@regione.calabria.it

 

- Campania

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: http://incampania.com/contattaci

 

- Emilia-Romagna

Link to further information

Contacts: emiliaromagnaturismo@aptservizi.com

- Bologna

Link to further information

Contacts: https://www.bolognawelcome.com/en/contacts

 

- Friuli Venezia Giulia

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: info@promoturismo.fvg.it

 

- Lazio

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: info@visitlazio.com

- Rome

Link to further information

Contacts: https://www.turismoroma.it/en/content/contatti

 

- Liguria

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: redazione@lamialiguria.it

- Genoa

Link to further information

 

- Lombardy

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

ContactS: https://www.in-lombardia.it/en/about-us#contact

- Milan

Link to further information

Contacts: info@yesmilano.it

 

- Marche

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: https://www.turismo.marche.it/en-US/Accommodation-and-info/contact-us

 

- Molise

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website (in italian)

Contacts: https://www.visitmolise.eu/it/contatti

 

- Piedmont

Link to further information

Reopening calendar for Piedmont

Contacts: info@visitpiemonte-dmo.org

- Turin and its Province

Museums reopening

Contacts: info.torino@turismotorino.org

 

- Puglia

Link to further information

Contacts: redazione@viaggiareinpuglia.it

 

- Sardinia

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: tur.urp@regione.sardegna.it

 

- Sicily

Link to further information

Contacts: http://www.visitsicily.info/en/contacts/

 

- South Tyrol

Link to further information

Contacts: info@suedtirol.info

 

- Tuscany

Link to further information

Contacts: staff@visittuscany.com

- Florence

Link to further information

 

- Trentino

Link to further information

Contacts: social@visittrentino.it

 

- Umbria

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: contatti@umbriatourism.it

  

- Veneto

Link to further information (in italian)

Official Tourist Website

- Venice

Official Tourist Website

Contacts: info@veneziaunica.it