Covid travel news for Italy

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Updates for Italy


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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