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Covid-19 updates: information for tourists

Updated according to the Decree of the Prime Minister of 2 March 2021. These measures are valid unti 6 April 2021.

 

TRAVEL ABROAD AND FROM ABROAD TO ITALY


Italian citizens are discouraged to travel abroad unless absolutely necessary, because of the current health situation.

There are also strong restrictions for traveling from abroad towards Italy.

In case you are still planning to travel to Italy  from a foreign country, you need to refer to the rules and restrictions listed on “Focus: Italian citizens re-entering Italy and foreigners in Italy” of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

 

The Italian government has issued a series of specific rules valid throughout the country. Some Regions or Autonomous Provinces, indicated at the bottom of the page, are an exception.

 

MOVING IN ITALY

 

  • You can only go out from 5 am to 10 pm. You can go out between 10 pm and 5 am only for reasons of work, health or proven urgency, with a self-certification indicating the reason for the move.
  • It is forbidden to enter or leave your Region or Autonomous Province of residence, except for reasons of work, health and necessity, with a self-certification indicating the reason for the move.
  • It is allowed to return to one's residence, domicile or home, with the exception of travel to second homes located in another Region or Autonomous Province.
  • You can leave the house to visit relatives or friends only once a day between 5am  and 2pm. A maximum of 2 people or 2 people accompanied by children under 14 or disabled or non self-sufficient people living together can go out. These movements are allowed only within the municipality of residence. Those who live in municipalities whose population does not exceed 5 thousand inhabitants can leave the municipality up to a distance of 30 km, but cannot go to the provincial capital cities.

 

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 can remain open until 21:00pm and must display a sign indicating the maximum number of people allowed in them at the same time.
Shopping centres are closed on holidays and days before holidays, with the exception of grocery stores and pharmacies, parapharmacies, news agents and tobacconists.

 

HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATION STRUCTURES


The accommodation facilities remain open, respecting 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 can remain open from Monday to Friday, respecting distancing and other preventive measures.

 

CINEMAS AND THEATRES


As from 27 March 2021 it is possible to attend shows in cinemas, theatres, concert halls, live clubs, open spaces and other similar venues. The seats will be pre-assigned and located at the distance of at least one metre between spectators that are not co-habiting. The venues can host a number of spectators of max. 25% of their capacity. In any case, the spectators cannot be more than 400 in the open air and not more than 200 in an indoor venue.

 

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 ski resorts will be closed until March 5th.

 

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 Sardinia

  • You can go out only between 5am and 11.30pm. You can go out between 11.30pm and 5am of the following day only for specific reasons such as work, health or proven emergency, this must be accompanied by a self-certification where the reason for being out is clearly stated.
  • Bars, coffee bars and pubs are open until 9pms and restaurants until 11.00pm.
  • Commercial centres are open every day, including Sundays and Bank Holidays and pre-festive days.
  • Museums, exhibitions, theatres, cinemas, gyms and swimming pools are open.

In Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, South Tyrol, Tuscany, Trentino, Umbria, Veneto

  • You can only go out from 5 am to 10 pm. You can only leave between 10pm and 5am for work, health or proven urgency, with a self-certification indicating the reason for the move.
  • You are allowed to move freely only within your municipality. Those who live in municipalities whose population does not exceed 5 thousand inhabitants can leave the municipality up to a distance of 30 km but cannot go to the provincial capital cities.
  • You can leave the house to visit relatives or friends only once a day between 5am and 10pm. A maximum of 2 people or 2 persons accompanied by children under the age of 14 or disabled or non-self-sufficient cohabiting persons may leave. These trips are allowed only within your municipality of residence. Those who live in municipalities whose population does not exceed 5 thousand inhabitants can leave the municipality up to a distance of 30 km but cannot go to the provincial capital cities.
  • Bars are open from 5am to 6pm and restaurants from 5am to 10pm, but only for takeaway. In any case, it is not allowed to consume food or drink in the vicinity of the premises. Restaurants don't have time limits for home delivery. It is forbidden to eat or drink in streets and parks from 6 pm to 5am.
  • Shops and shopping malls are closed. Pharmacies, parapharmacies, grocery stores, tobacconist shops, newsagents, bookshops, nurseries and other necessary goods shops remain open.
  • Museums, exhibitions, theatres, cinemas, gyms, and pools are closed.


In Basilicata, Campania, Molise

  • You can leave the house only for work, health or proven urgency only within your municipality. Those who live in municipalities whose population does not exceed 5 thousand inhabitants can leave the municipality up to a distance of 30 km but cannot go to the provincial capital cities.
  • You can leave the house to visit relatives or friends only once a day between 5am and 10pm. A maximum of 2 people or 2 persons accompanied by children under the age of 14 or disabled or non-self-sufficient cohabiting persons may leave. These trips are allowed only within your municipality of residence. Those who live in municipalities whose population does not exceed 5 thousand inhabitants can leave the municipality up to a distance of 30 km but cannot go to the provincial capital cities.
  • Bars are open from 5am to 6pm and restaurants from 5am to 10pm, but only for takeaway. In any case, it is not allowed to consume food or drink in the vicinity of the premises. Restaurants don't have time limits for home delivery. It is forbidden to eat or drink in streets and parks from 6 pm to 5am.
  • Shops and shopping malls are closed. Pharmacies, parapharmacies, grocery stores, tobacconist shops, newsagents, bookshops, nurseries and other necessary goods shops remain open.
  • Barbershops, hairdressers and laundrettes are open. Beauty centres are closed.
  • Museums, exhibitions, theatres, cinemas, gyms, and pools are closed.
  • Physical or sports activities are only allowed near your home.

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