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Covid-19 updates: information for tourists

Updated according to the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers November 3rd, 2020. Measures valid up to the December 5th 2020.

 

TRAVELLING FROM ABROAD TO ITALY


With the exception of some areas of the country (see paragraph " Specific measures for some territories " at the bottom of the text), entry to Italy is allowed, without the need to justify the reasons for the trip and without the obligation of fiduciary isolation, to people arriving from the Republic of San Marino and Vatican City.

  • Citizens of EU countries, or people coming from Schengen territories, Andorra and Principality of Monaco can enter Italy without the need to justify the reasons for the trip and without the obligation of fiduciary isolation. It is however necessary to present a self-declaration.
    With the exception of people entering from/returning from the following EU and extra Schengen countries:
    - Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Spain, Northern Ireland and United Kingdom: travellers from  these Countries must present a certificate of having had a molecular or antigenic test, with negative result within 72 hours of entering Italy: as an alternative they must have a molecular or antigenic test done when they arrive at the airport or at the frontier (where possible) o within 48 hours from their arrival on Italian territory by going to their local health authority.
    - Romania: travellers from these countries must quarantine and present a self-declaration: they can reach their final destination in Italy only by a private means of transport.

Anyone who stayed in a country other than the above mentioned 14 days prior to their entry to Italy, will have to isolate for 14 days.

For measures to be applied to specific countries not included in this list, we recommend to visit the dedicated page on the info page on travel of the Italian Foreign Affair Ministry’s website.

In all cases, whoever enters Italy from any foreign country must complete a self-declaration form and hand it to the personnel of his chosen means of transport or to the local police in case of checks. The form can be downloaded from this link.

These provisions will be reviewed and updated every two weeks.

For further details and exemptions please check the FAQ on the Italian Foreign Affair Ministry’s website.

 

MOVING IN ITALY


From 21 December 2020 to 6 January 2021 it will be forbidden to enter or exit from your region or Autonomous Province of residence. It is also forbidden to travel to any other Comune (Municipality) on 25 and 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021, you must remain within your Comune. Exceptions are allowed in case of proven necessity for work, health or other emergencies.
Travel to return to your residence, domicile or lodgings, it is permitted with the exclusion of second homes located in another Region or Autonomous Province. It is also forbidden to travel to second homes located in another Comune on 25 & 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021.

Throughout Italy, it is only possible to go out from 5 am to 10 pm. You can go out between 10pm and 5am only for reasons of work, health or proven urgency, with a self-certification indicating the reason for the move.

Throughout Italy, it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places indoors. The mask is also mandatory outdoors, except in cases where you are isolated from people who do not live togethet. In Lazio it is mandatory to wear a mask outdoors in any situation.

Those who are not required to wear masks:
- people who are carrying out sports activities
- children under the age of 6
- people with disabilities or conditions incompatible with the use of a mask; carers or care workers are not obliged to wear masks, in the event that the mask makes it impossible to interact between carers/care workers and persons with disabilities. The use of the mask is also recommended inside houses, in the presence of non-cohabiting people.

It is mandatory to maintain the safe distance of at least one metre from non-cohabiting people.

Some squares or streets may be closed to the public throughout the day or at certain time slots to avoid gatherings. Access to these squares or streets is allowed only to reach open shops and private houses.

It is recommended to limit travel, by public or private transport, for reasons of work, study, health, for reasons of necessity or to take advantage of services not suspended.

It is also recommended to download the Immuni app, created by the Ministry of Health and the Minister of Technological Innovation to limit the spread of Covid-19.

 

PUBLIC PLACES


Bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlors, pastry shops can stay open from 5am to 6pm. They must display a sign indicating the maximum number of people allowed inside them at the same time.
Consumption at a table is allowed to a maximum of 4 people per table, unless they are cohabiting. After 6 pm, it is forbidden to consume food and drink in public places and be open to the public. Home delivery of food is always allowed and, until 10pm, also catering for takeaway, with prohibition of consumption on site or in its vicinity.
There are no time limits for restaurants within hotels and other accommodation facilities, as long as service is limited to customers staying in the facilities.
Bars, restaurants and similar venues remain open within service and refueling areas along highways, hospitals and airports.

Discos and dance halls are also closed.

Amusement arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos are closed.

SHOPS


Shops are open but must display a sign indicating the maximum number of people allowed inside them at the same time.
Shopping centres are closed on weekends, with the exception of grocery stores and pharmacies, parapharmacies, news agents and tobacconists.

 

HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATION STRUCTURES


Accommodation facilities remain open, in compliance with social distancing, the protocols and guidelines adopted to prevent or reduce the risk of infection.

 

MUSEUMS AND PLACES OF CULTURE


Museums and other cultural institutions are closed, and exhibitions are suspended. A mask should be worn for the entire time of the visit.

 

CINEMAS AND THEATRES


Shows are suspended in cinemas, theatres, concert halls and in other spaces, even outdoors.

 

PARKS, GARDENS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES


Access to parks, villas and public gardens is allowed, respecting the interpersonal distance of at least one metre from non-cohabiting people. Perfoming outdoor physical activity is allowed, respecting the safe distance of at least 2 metres for sports activity and at least one metre for each other activity. Persons accompanying minors and persons who are not completely self-sufficient are not obliged to observe the safe distance.

The activities of gyms, swimming pools, spas and spas are suspended.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT


The means of public transport can operate with 50% of passengers.

 

TRAVELLING BY CAR


It is possible to travel by car without limitations together with spouses, cohabitants and stable relationships.

Non-cohabiting people

You can travel by car with up to 3 non-cohabiting people including the driver. Everyone in the car must wear a mask.
The passenger seat next to the driver must remain free. Passengers must sit on opposite sides of the rear seat leaving the centre seat free.
If the car has several rear rows, it can accommodate a maximum of two passengers per row seated on opposite sides of the seat, leaving the centre seat free.

 

SKI RESORTS


The opening of ski resorts is subject to the adoption of a safety protocol by the Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces, aimed at avoiding gatherings and ensuring compliance with the provisions on prevention.
To know the list of active facilities it is advisable to contact the region or the autonomous province of reference.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES


Indoor and outdoor parties, including those related to civil and religious ceremonies, are prohibited. Festivals, fairs and all similar events are prohibited.
Conferences, congresses and all similar events are suspended, except those that take place in remotely.

 

 

SPECIFIC MEASURES FOR SOME TERRITORIES


In some Italian Regions or Provinces, in addition to the measures described above, further restrictions apply.


In Basilicata, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardia, Marche, Piemonte, Puglia, Umbria

  • It is forbidden to enter or leave the Region and the Municipality of residence, domicile or home, except for reasons of work, health or proven urgency , with a self-certificaton indicating the reason for travelling.
  • It is allowed to cross these Regions, when necessary, to reach other territories not subject to travel restrictions.
  • Bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlours, pastry chefs are closed, with the exception of the canteens and catering. Only catering with home delivery is allowed. Take-away food is allowed until 10pm.


In Abruzzo, Campania, South Tyrol, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta

  • It is forbidden to enter or leave the Region and the Municipality of residence, domicile or home, except for reasons of work, health or proven urgency , with a self-certificaton indicating the reason for travelling.
  • It is allowed to cross these Regions, when necessary, to reach other territories not subject to travel restrictions.
  • Bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlours, pastry chefs are closed, with the exception of the canteens and catering. Only catering with home delivery is allowed. Take-away food is allowed until 10pm (in South Tyrol until 8pm).
  • Retail shops are closed, except for some essential activities such as food, pharmacies, parapharmacies, newsagents, tobacconists; the markets are also closed, with the exception of food sales.
  • It is allowed to carry out individual physical activities (for example take a walk) near your home, respecting the distance of at least one meter from any other person and wearing a mask; it is allowed to carry out sporting activities (for example going for a run) exclusively outdoors and individually.
  • Beauty salons are closed, but barbers and hairdressers remain open.

 

For detailed information at local level, please consult the websites of the Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces, as well as contact the respective editorial offices.

AbruzzoBasilicataCalabriaCampaniaEmilia-RomagnaFriuli Venezia GiuliaLazioLiguriaLombardyMarcheMolisePiedmontPugliaSardiniaSicilySouth TyrolTuscanyTrentinoUmbriaValle d’AostaVeneto