Covid travel news for Italy

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Updates for Italy


Italy extends curfew, travel restrictions and closure of ski resorts

The Italian corona measures have been extended. The curfew, which applies between 22:00 and 05:00, will be extended until at least March 5. The ban on travelling to other regions for no valid reason and the closure of ski resorts will remain in force until 15 February. That was announced by Prime Minister Conte, whose government has lost a majority this week.

Updated on January 15, 2021.

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Italy postpones reopening of ski slopes

Italy is postponing the reopening of the ski slopes from 7 to 18 January, this was just announced by the Italian Ministry of Health.

Like many other European countries, Italy closed the ski slopes over Christmas and around New Year's Eve to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Although the number of new positive tests per day has dropped to about 20,000 from 40,000 at its peak in November, the infection rate has been rising again in recent days.

Updated on January 02, 2021.

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Italians need to stay at home during Christmas and New Year

Italians are not allowed to travel outside their region during Christmas and New Year's Eve. In doing so, the government wants to prevent the country from ending up in a third coronary wave. The curfew also remains in place during the holidays.

Italy expects to begin large-scale vaccination against covid-19  early January.

Updated on December 02, 2020.

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Italian cinemas, theatres and gyms need to close doors

After a record number of positive tests, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has made stricter national corona measures. On Saturday, nearly 20,000 positive corona tests were reported in a day.

From Monday, cinemas, theatres, gyms and swimming pools must close. Restaurants and cafes must stop serving at 18:00.

Conte wants to avoid a complete lockdown, as was introduced earlier this year. That lockdown caused the country's worst postwar recession.

During the press conference, Conte said that the inhabitants of the country should accept the new restrictions. "But then we can breathe again in December," the prime minister said.

Updated on October 25, 2020.

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Italy tightens corona rules again

In Italy strict coronary measures are again in place because the number of coronary infections. Prime Minister Conte made a decision last night, Italian media report. The measures are in force for the next 30 days.

The main goal is to reduce the number of meetings as much as possible. Parties in halls and discotheques are forbidden, inside and outside. At receptions after ceremonies, such as weddings, a maximum of thirty guests are allowed. That was 200 before.

The restaurants have to close at midnight. From 21:00 onwards, visitors to an establishment must have a seat.

The urgent advice to the Italians is to invite no more than six people at home. School trips and excursions are forbidden. 

Updated on October 13, 2020.

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Italy makes PCR testing mandatory for travellers

Italy makes corona testing mandatory for travellers coming from the Netherlands. That was announced by Health Minister Roberto Speranza. Travellers from Belgium, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom must also be tested.

The Italian government is tightening its corona policy because the virus is spreading more quickly. In Italy, a further 3,678 people were diagnosed with the infectious virus on Wednesday.

Updated on October 08, 2020.

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Italian government tightens corona rules

Italian media report that the government is preparing a tightening of its corona rules. From Wednesday, everyone should also wear a mask outside. In the Lazio region, which also includes Rome, this is already the case. In other regions, the obligation to wear masks is only in indoor spaces such as shops, offices and public transport.

According to the media, Health Minister Speranza will tomorrow ask parliament for permission to extend the corona state of emergency, which expires on 15 October, until 31 January.

Italy was hit hard by corona pandemic this spring. After that, the country seemed to get the virus under control. In recent weeks, the number of infections has increased again, especially in the middle and south of the country, where health care is not as good. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 35,000 Italians have died from the effects of an infection.

Updated on October 08, 2020.

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Italy has banned entry to arrivals from 13 countries

Italy on Thursday banned entry to people coming from 13 countries that it said presented an excessive rate of COVID-19 infections.

The list compiled by the health ministry comprises Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru and Dominican Republic.

Travellers who have stayed or transited through any of the countries on the list - which are judged to have high COVID-19 infection rates - in the last 14 days will be now be denied entry into Italy. Read more here.


Updated on July 13, 2020.

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Where to wear a mask in Italy

The government of hard-hit Italy advises people to wear a mask everywhere. The mouth cap is mandatory in public transport and in closed areas. In some regions, including Lombardy, wearing a mask is mandatory everywhere.

Updated on July 18, 2020.

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Italy won't lift travel restrictions for third countries

Italy, which has one of the highest COVID-19 death tolls in the world, has said it would opt out and keep quarantine restrictions in place for all nations that were not part of the free-travel Schengen area.

Updated on July 02, 2020.

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Travel to and from Italy has been permitted for travelers from the Schengen area

Since 3 June, travel to and from Italy has been permitted for travelers from the Schengen area. The entry and exit restrictions have been lifted, but you may be checked for symptoms at the border. The color code of the country has been changed from 'orange' (only necessary travel) to 'yellow' (note: there are safety risks).

In Italy you can travel with your family in a car. If you go out with people from outside the household, you have to keep 1 meter away (i.e. up to two people in one row) and everyone has to wear a mask. In addition, only the driver may sit in the front seat. 

Gas stations along the highway are open and most public toilets as well. Again, keep your distance and put on mouthcaps. Travel by public transport is also possible, but wearing a mask is mandatory. In Italy, you have to keep 1 meter distance.

It is forbidden to go out when you have respiratory problems and fever. Group formation in public places is also not allowed. Specific regions may, if necessary, take more stringent measures.

What's open? Churches, museums and other cultural institutions are open, but they limit the number of visitors so that there is enough distance to be kept. Since 18 May, the shops are reopened. Nightclubs, saunas and casinos are still closed.

We recommend to always check if there are any latest travel restrictions before you book an accommodation. Travel may only be permitted for certain purposes and recreational travel may not be specifically permitted. Government measures are constantly changing, so we recommend that you regularly check for updates. Click here for travel restrictions and guidelines for Italy.  

Updated on June 27, 2020.

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