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Italy travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates

07.07.2020 Italian carrier Neos starting this month gradually restores scheduled operation. Based on OAG schedules listing as of 03JUL20, planned operation for July and August 2020 as follows.

Various travel restrictions will impact the airline’s planned operation, in particular on Inter-continental routes.

Short-Haul network
Bologna – Cagliari eff 05JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Ibiza eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Irakleion eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Karpathos – Kos – Bologna eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Mahon eff 25JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Palma Mallorca eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Rhodes eff 25JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Catania eff 05JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Ibiza – Palma Mallorca eff 02AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Mahon eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Sharm el Sheikh eff 03AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Brindisi eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 30JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Cagliari eff 27JUN20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Catania eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 12JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Irakleion eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Irakleion – Rhodes – Milan Malpensa eff 05AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Karpathos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Lampedusa eff 11JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Mykonos eff 17JUL20 1 weekly (Service on 17JUL20 operates via Kos on inbound)
Milan Malpensa – Olbia eff 04JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Palma Mallorca eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rhodes eff 11JUL20 1 weekly (787 operates from 01AUG20)
Milan Malpensa – Skiathos – Kos – Milan Malpensa eff 24JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Irakleion eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Rhodes eff 25JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Brindisi eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 30JUL20)
Verona – Cagliari eff 27JUN20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 05JUL20)
Verona – Catania eff 05JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Ibiza eff 12JUL20 1 weekly (787 operates from 02AUG20)
Verona – Irakleion eff 12JUL20 1 weekly (787 operates from 02AUG20)
Verona – Karpathos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Mykonos eff 17JUL20 1 weekly (Service on 17JUL20 operates via Kos on inbound)
Verona – Olbia eff 04JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Palma Mallorca eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Rhodes eff 11JUL20 1 weekly (787 operates from 01AUG20)
Verona – Skiathos – Kos – Verona eff 24JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Tenerife South – Fuerteventura – Verona eff 20JUL20 1 weekly

Inter-Continental network
Bologna – Marsa Alam eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Sharm el Sheikh eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Marsa Alam eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Dakar eff 10JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Havana – Cancun – Milan Malpensa eff 02AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Marsa Alam eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Mursa Matrah eff 21JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rome – La Romana eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rome – Zanzibar eff 05AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Sharm el Sheikh eff 19JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 02AUG20)
Milan Malpensa – Zanzibar – Nosy-Be eff 05AUG20 1 weekly
Naples – Sharm el Sheikh eff 03AUG20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Marsa Alam eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Sharm el Sheikh eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Mursa Matrah eff 11JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Sharm el Sheikh eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Published on 19.06.2020
Air Dolomiti 15JUN – 05JUL20 European operations

Blu Express this month is resuming scheduled service, initially on short-haul routes with Boeing 737 aircraft. As of 03JUL20, the airline’s operation calls for 87 weekly departure from Italy on 38 routes, instead of 150 weekly departure on 46 routes (Excluding domestic). Planned operation for July and August 2020 as follows, and is likely to be impacted by various travel restrictions.

Ancona – Tirana eff 04JUL20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 19JUL20)
Bologna – Corfu eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Irakleion eff 23JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Karpathos eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Bologna – Kefallinia eff 17JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Kos eff 17JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Mykonos eff 18JUL20 2 weekly
Bologna – Rhodes eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Bologna – Skiathos eff 20JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Thira eff 17JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Tirana eff 02JUL20 4 weekly (6 weekly from 20JUL20)
Bologna – Zakynthos eff 23JUL20 1 weekly
Genoa – Tirana eff 03JUL20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 19JUL20)
Milan Bergamo – Irakleion eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Kefallinia eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Karpathos eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Kos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Mykonos eff 17JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Rhodes eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Skiathos eff 20JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Thira eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Tirana eff 02JUL20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 19JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Irakleion eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Kos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rhodes eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Skiathos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Tirana eff 03JUL20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 22JUL20)
Rome Fiumcino – Corfu eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Irakleion eff 17JUL20 2 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Kos eff 17JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Mykonos eff 17JUL20 5 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Rhodes eff 18JUL20 2 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Skiathos eff 18JUL20 2 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Thira eff 17JUL20 5 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Tirana eff 03JUL20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 18JUL20)
Rome Fiumcino – Zakynthos eff 20JUL20 1 weekly
Turin – Tirana eff 04JUL20 2 weekly (3 weekly form 23JUL20)
Verona – Tirana eff 03JUL20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 18JUL20)

Domestic service includes the following:
Bologna – Lampedusa eff 04JUL20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 16JUL20)
Milan Bergamo – Lampedusa eff 05JUL20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 16JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Lampedusa eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 12JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Olbia eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Pantelleria eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Rome – Lampedusa eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 12JUL20)
Verona – Lampedusa eff 05JUL20 1 weekly

17.06.2020 Alitalia has outlined planned operation for the month of July 2020, where the airline restores various European service from Milan Malpensa. Additional routes from Rome is also restored, including service to North Africa. Planned operation as of 12JUN20 as follows.

Additional changes remain likely in the next few days.

Milan Malpensa – Alghero 14 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Bari 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Brindisi 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Brussels 6 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Cagliari 22 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Catania 14 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Lamezia Terme 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Lampedusa 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Naples 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Olbia 14 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Palermo 14 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Pantelleria 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Paris CDG 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Reggio di Calabria 7 weekly
Rome – Alghero 14 weekly
Rome – Amsterdam 5 weekly
Rome – Athens 7 weekly
Rome – Barcelona 7 weekly
Rome – Bari 7 weekly
Rome – Bologna 14 weekly
Rome – Brindisi 7 weekly
Rome – Brussels 7 weekly
Rome – Cagliari 28 weekly
Rome – Catania 35 weekly
Rome – Florence 7 weekly
Rome – Frankfurt 5 weekly
Rome – Geneva 5 weekly
Rome – Genoa 7 weekly
Rome – Lamezia Terme 14 weekly
Rome – Lampedusa 2 weekly
Rome – London Heathrow 21 weekly
Rome – Madrid 7 weekly
Rome – Malta 3 weekly
Rome – Marseille 7 weekly
Rome – Milan Malpensa 35 weekly
Rome – Munich 5 weekly
Rome – Naples 7 weekly
Rome – New York JFK 4 weekly
Rome – Nice 3 weekly
Rome – Olbia 14 weekly
Rome – Palermo 35 weekly
Rome – Pantelleria 2 weekly
Rome – Paris CDG 14 weekly
Rome – Reggio di Calabria 7 weekly
Rome – Tel Aviv 5 weekly
Rome – Tirana 3 weekly
Rome – Tunis 5 weekly
Rome – Venice 14 weekly
Rome – Zurich 5 weekly

Published on 16.06.2020
Alitalia July 2020 Operations as of 12JUN20

Published on 12.06.2020
Alitalia will operate in July over 1,000 weekly flights to 37 destinations

Published on 11.06.2020
Alitalia to resume international flights from Milan in July

Published on 10.06.2020

Air Dolomiti returns to Frankfurt and Munich

 

03.06.2020 Alitalia in the last few days filed additional changes to its planned operation in June 2020. As of 31MAY20, planned operation from 01JUN20 to 30JUN20 as follows.

Milan Malpensa – Alghero 2 daily A319
Milan Malpensa – Bari 1 daily A319
Milan Malpensa – Cagliari 2 daily A319/320/321
Milan Malpensa – Catania 1 daily A321
Milan Malpensa –Olbia 2 daily A319/320
Milan Malpensa – Palermo 1 daily A319
Rome – Alghero 2 daily A319/320
Rome – Barcelona 3 weekly E175/190
Rome – Bari 1 daily A319
Rome – Bologna 1 daily E190/A319/320
Rome – Brussels 1 daily A320
Rome – Cagliari 3 daily A319/320/321
Rome – Catania 4 daily A320/330
Rome – Frankfurt 5 weekly E190 (E175 from 16JUN20)
Rome – Geneva 5 weekly E175/190
Rome – Genoa 1 daily E190
Rome – Lamezia Terme 1 daily A319/320
Rome – London Heathrow 2 daily A320/330
Rome – Madrid 3 weekly E175/190/A320
Rome – Milan Malpensa 4 daily A319/320/321
Rome –Munich 5 weekly E175/190
Rome – Naples 1 daily E175/190/A320/321
Rome – New York JFK 2 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 18JUN20)
Rome – Olbia 2 daily A319/320
Rome – Palermo 4 daily A320/330
Rome – Paris CDG 10 weekly A320
Rome – Pisa 1 daily E190
Rome – Turin 1 daily A319/320
Rome – Venice 1 daily A319/320
Rome – Zurich 5 weekly E190

Published on 22.05.2020
Air Dolomiti outlines June 2020 operations as of 21MAY20

Published on 21.05.2020
Ryanair Italy 3Q20 operations as of 20MAY20

Published on 20.05.2020
Alitalia will restart New York, Spain flights as Italy’s lockdown eases; airline plans to operate 40 percent of its scheduled flights from July

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 03 June 2020 to 31 July 2020

UPDATE 3 June 2020: there are no more limitations to the movements within the Country, as long as the measures to contain the contagion are respected (e.g. wear a face-mask indoor, keep a distance of 1 m from other individuals, no mass gatherings allowed).

UPDATE 18 May 2020: movements within the same Region are now free, there is no need to justify any movement anymore within the regional boundaries.

With the National Act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020 the national movements are only partially banned since it is possible to move (only) within the boundaries of the Region (Admin level 1) for special reasons, i.e. work, health, specific needs (e.g. grocery, pharmacies,…), included (as a new element intoduced with this Act), the need of visiting relatives, as long as big gatherings are avoided, the minimum distance of 1m is assured and face-masks are weared. This Act also lift the compulsory closure of parks, villas, public gardens under the condition that big gatherings are avoided, the minimum distance of 1m is assured and face-masks are weared. Similarly, (only) individual sports/motoric activities are allowed, under the same condition of keeping a minimum distance from other people.

No recreational activities (e.g. parties, exhibitions, …) or sports events (e.g competitions) are allowed, either indoor or outdoor, nor in private or public areas. Athtlets training sessions are allowed only for those who are recognized as “national interest athlets” by the national sport authorities, to train for Olympic games and the national and international future competitions.
In all the Country the use of face-masks in compulsory in all public indoor areas, on public transportation means, in all situations (included outdoor) where the minimum distance among individuals cannot be guaranteed. Only exceptions are for kids younger than 6 years old and those affected by disabilities.

As of 5 April 2020 (until 13 April), within Lombardia region, it is forbidden to leave the house without a facial mask.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 03 June 2020 to 31 July 2020

UPDATE 3 June 2020: citizens from the Schengen area and from the UK can access the country without quarantene obligation.

National act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020: whoever enters the country out of necessity (e.g. work, health reasons), even if asintomatic, is obliged to communicate their arrival at the local health station and to stay isolated in thier residence for 14 days. This is not applicable to: personnel of the public transport operator; health operators coming to the country to exercise their profession; cross-border workers. Specific exceptions are also made for short-term transit/staying in the coutry (up to 72 hours).
Anyone entering the country is obliged to give the public transport operator a statement of the reasons for the journey (which must be out of necessity, e.g. work, health reasons), the place of residence in the country where the quarantine will be spent and the private means of transport to reach it, the telephone number to which you can be reached during the quarantine period.
The public transport operators collect the statements, check the temperature of passengers and allow them to access to the public transportation service only if everything is in order. They also organize the service so as to guarantee distances (1m) among individuals and use of face-masks by the personnel and passengers.

Reference acts: DPCM of 10 April 2020; Ministry of Transport Act of 28 March 2020.

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Flight Restrictions

published 08.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 14 July 2020.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom;
– nationals or residents of Italy;
– passengers traveling on business;
– passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence;
– passengers arriving from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay.
2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020.
3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
4. Passengers arriving in Sardinia must present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival. The form can be obtained at sus.regione.sardegna.it.
5. Passengers arriving in Calabria must present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival. The form can be obtained at home.rcovid19.it .
6. Passengers arriving in Puglia must present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
regione.puglia.it .
7. Passengers arriving in Sicily must present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival. The form can be obtained at lasicilia.it .
8. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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Quarantine

As of 3 June, people travelling to Italy from: the UK, EU Members and States party to the Schengen Agreement are no longer required to self-isolate for 14 days, unless they have stayed in other countries during a 14-day period prior to entering Italy.
If trip to Italy is for working reasons and presence in Italy is less than 72hrs, self-isolation is not required. Self isolation is also not required for several other specific working cases, information on this can be found here (please copy and paste link into your browser): https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html

All individuals from countries different from the above, entering Italy by any means of transportation, are obliged to self-quarantine in their home/hotel for 14 days even if they have no symptoms of Covid-19.
In the event of infection with COVID 19, travellers should report this promptly to the local health authority (local ASL).

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Passengers must fill out self-declaration before the trip and temperature checks have to be done. Boarding prohibited if the passenger has a feverish state or if the documentation is not complete. At distance of minimum 1 meter on board should be ensured by the airline operators. Crew and passengers have to use personal protective equipment.

Access to main airports is granted to passengers only (not people accompanying). The passenger’s temperature is taken at the entrance with thermo-scanners.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 May 2020 to 31 July 2020

UPDATE 18 May 2020: as of 18 May all shops can open again, provided that they respect the social distancing measures foreseen. Museums can open again, religious rituals are allowed and also static public demonstrations. In all cases, specific social distancing measures are to be respected (e.g. minimum 1 m distance among individuals). As of the 20th of May, driving tests for driving licences will start again. Gym, training centres, SPAs will stay closed until 25 May 2020, when they may be opened again, provided that the epidemiological situation will not become worst. Social and cultural meeting centres are still closed.

With national act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020, the following is decided:
– all services in the sector of banking, financial, insurance and agricultural, animal husbandry, agri-food processing and related services and supply chains remain open
– newsstands, tobacconists, pharmacies, parapharmacies remain open
– all retail business activities continue to be compulsorily closed with the only exception of those selling groceries and essentials (a specific list is available in annex 1 of the national act)
– all street markets are forbidden with the expection of those selling food
– all restaurants, cafes, ice-cream shops, confectioneries remain closed with exception of cafeterias and caterings within working places; home delivery catering continue to be allowed
– all activities that provide services to the person (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, beauticians) remain closed (expections are listed in a dedicated annex)
– all training centres, swimming pools, thermal centres, SPAs continue to be compulsorily closed
– all cultural centres, social centres and leisure centres continue to be compulsorily closed
– public transportation means services are regulated by the Regional Authorities so as to guarantee the minimum risk of contagion
– all industrial and commercial PRODUCTION activities continue to be suspended (since 21 March 2020) with the exception of those considered essential and providing public utility services. Those suspended may continue in agile mode.
– Semi-residential centres for people with disabilities can be reopened according to specific territorial plans of the Regions.

Act “DPCM 10 April 2020”: as of 14 April 2020 some shops, which were closed until now, will be allowed to open again (bookstores, stationers and baby and children’s clothing stores). Forestry activities, the wood industry and computer production are also allowed to restart thier activities. However, some Italian regions decided not to implement this new opening permissions.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to 31 July 2020

UPDATE 18 May 2020: as of 18 May museums can open again, religious rituals are allowed and also static public demonstrations. In all cases, specific social distancing measures are to be respected (e.g. minimum 1 m distance among individuals). As of the 15 of June, cinemas and theaters can open again, provided that they respect precise rules (e.g. pre-assigned and spaced seats respecting the interpersonal distance of at least one meter for both staff and spectators).

With the national Act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020, all events and shows which forsee a public (e.g. cinemas, theaters, pubs, dancing schools, discos…)are still banned, included private partyies in private areas. No recreational activities (e.g. parties, exhibitions, …) or sports events (e.g competitions) are allowed, either indoor or outdoor, nor in private or public areas. Athtlets training sessions are allowed only for those who are recognized as “national interest athlets” by the national sport authorities, to train for Olympic games and the national and international future competitions.
Opening of religious places of worship (e.g. churces) are allowed only if minimum distance among individuals is ensured and facial-maks are weared. No religious ceremonies are allowed, with the only exception of funerals, which can be celebrated with a maximum of 15 participants and outdoor whenever possible. All cultural places (e.g. museums) are still compulsory closed.
The access of visitors/escorts to long-term care facilities, hospitals, emergency rooms, elderly people’s residences or residences for those who are not self-sufficient is restricted in accordance with the provisions of the facility in question, aimed at minimising contagion from Covid-19. Analogous situation is adopted for limiting the access of visitors to penitentiaries.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to TBD

On 17 June students will be back to school for their baccalaureate examination. In addition, as of 15 June, summer camps for children from 3 to 17 years of age are allowed.

With the national Act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020, all schools remain closed, from kindergardens and preschools up to universities. For all schools the option of online classes from remote remains open and is foreseen for compulsory schools fro age 6 and onward. Only training for health professions can continue, either remotely and/or in presence.
In universities, institutions of higher artistic, musical and choreutic education and in public research institutes it is allowed to perform research and laboratory activities, exams/tests, exercises, traineeships, use of libraries, as long as the minimum ditance rules are respected, as well big gatherings are avoided.

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Other

Other: partially closed/partially cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 26 March 2020 to 31 July 2020

LAW DECREE 25 March 2020, n. 19: this new law opened the possibility, for the Italian regions, to adopt at their level further and more strict restrictive measures, if needed in their own territory, in addition to the ones valid at national level. This will be decided on the basis of the epidemiolgical developments at their level. This is valid as from March 26, 2020 until (for the time being) July 31, 2020 (deadline of the current “Declaration of emergency status at national level”).

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  • Italy Authorities ban entry from 13 countries (Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama and Peru) because of COVID-19 threat (Reuters, 09.07.2020). The Italian government put restrictions on entry to passengers from Bangladesh until 5 October. (The Daily Star, 09.07.2020).

    A new decree was issued by the Italian Government on 11 June, which is in effect from 15 June-14 July 2020.
    Persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days), countries other than the EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and other than officials of international organizations and diplomatic missions shall be subjected to self-isolation and observation for a period of 14 days; Until 30 June 2020, travel to and from states other than those listed above continues to be limited to work, health or other urgent purposes. In any case, returning to one’s residence continues to be allowed.

    *****Incoming International travel: Passengers are not allowed to enter – This does not apply to: – nationals or residents of Italy; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons; – healthcare personnel traveling on duty; – passengers traveling for emergency reasons; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020. 3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs. Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].
    The Italian government has modified its entry regulations to allow exceptions for several categories of visitors, including students, business persons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens. Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website [https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html].
    On Sunday 29 June long-distance international trains resumed between Switzerland and Italy. (The Local, 23.06.2020)

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks continue to be mandatory in enclosed spaces open to the public, including public transport, and in all cases where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter. This does not apply to children under the age of 6 or persons with disabilities incompatible with the use of a mask. Single-use, washable, or homemade masks in multilayered materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier which provide coverage from the chin to above the nose may be used. The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures. Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible .Events, shows, and gatherings: Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas may open to the public so long as seats are pre-assigned and spaced out, with a maximum capacity of 1000 audience members for outdoor shows and 200 audience members per indoor hall. Events which involve gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, remain suspended where it is not possible to respect social distancing as well as the prescriptions of the above bullet point[ Trade shows, fairs, and conferences remain suspended until 14 July 2020; Regions may establish different dates for the resumption of these activities as well as different maximum capacities for audiences; In-person teaching activities: continue to be suspended; Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed from 25 June 2020; Gyms, pools, sports centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Public demonstrations are allowed only in static form and as long as social distancing is respected; Arcades and bingo halls may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Dance halls and nightclubs continue to be suspended; Museums and other cultural institutions may open to the public so long as they can guarantee a 1-meter interpersonal distance between visitors; Wellness centers, spas, and cultural centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed and as long as regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    Cruise services of Italian-flagged passenger ships continue to be suspended.

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    After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    10.07.2020
  • Italy Authorities ban entry from 13 countries (Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama and Peru) because of COVID-19 threat (Reuters, 09.07.2020). The Italian government put restrictions on entry to passengers from Bangladesh until 5 October. (The Daily Star, 09.07.2020).

    A new decree was issued by the Italian Government on 11 June, which is in effect from 15 June-14 July 2020.
    Persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days), countries other than the EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and other than officials of international organizations and diplomatic missions shall be subjected to self-isolation and observation for a period of 14 days; Until 30 June 2020, travel to and from states other than those listed above continues to be limited to work, health or other urgent purposes. In any case, returning to one’s residence continues to be allowed.

    *****Incoming International travel: Passengers are not allowed to enter – This does not apply to: – nationals or residents of Italy; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons; – healthcare personnel traveling on duty; – passengers traveling for emergency reasons; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020. 3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs. Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].
    The Italian government has modified its entry regulations to allow exceptions for several categories of visitors, including students, business persons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens. Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website [https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html].
    On Sunday 29 June long-distance international trains resumed between Switzerland and Italy. (The Local, 23.06.2020)

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Masks continue to be mandatory in enclosed spaces open to the public, including public transport, and in all cases where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter. This does not apply to children under the age of 6 or persons with disabilities incompatible with the use of a mask. Single-use, washable, or homemade masks in multilayered materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier which provide coverage from the chin to above the nose may be used. The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures. Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible .Events, shows, and gatherings: Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas may open to the public so long as seats are pre-assigned and spaced out, with a maximum capacity of 1000 audience members for outdoor shows and 200 audience members per indoor hall. Events which involve gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, remain suspended where it is not possible to respect social distancing as well as the prescriptions of the above bullet point[ Trade shows, fairs, and conferences remain suspended until 14 July 2020; Regions may establish different dates for the resumption of these activities as well as different maximum capacities for audiences; In-person teaching activities: continue to be suspended; Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed from 25 June 2020; Gyms, pools, sports centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Public demonstrations are allowed only in static form and as long as social distancing is respected; Arcades and bingo halls may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Dance halls and nightclubs continue to be suspended; Museums and other cultural institutions may open to the public so long as they can guarantee a 1-meter interpersonal distance between visitors; Wellness centers, spas, and cultural centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed and as long as regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    Cruise services of Italian-flagged passenger ships continue to be suspended.

    *****

    Self-certification form: not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    09.07.2020
  • Italy Italian authorities have announced they are suspending flights from Bangladesh for one week after surge in COVID-19 positive passengers. (EuroWeekly, 07.07.2020)

    A new decree was issued by the Italian Government on 11 June, which is in effect from 15 June-14 July 2020.
    Persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days), countries other than the EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and other than officials of international organizations and diplomatic missions shall be subjected to self-isolation and observation for a period of 14 days; Until 30 June 2020, travel to and from states other than those listed above continues to be limited to work, health or other urgent purposes. In any case, returning to one’s residence continues to be allowed.

    *****Incoming International travel: Passengers are not allowed to enter – This does not apply to: – nationals or residents of Italy; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons; – healthcare personnel traveling on duty; – passengers traveling for emergency reasons; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020. 3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs. Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].
    The Italian government has modified its entry regulations to allow exceptions for several categories of visitors, including students, business persons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens. Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website [https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html].
    On Sunday 29 June long-distance international trains resumed between Switzerland and Italy. (The Local, 23.06.2020)

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Masks continue to be mandatory in enclosed spaces open to the public, including public transport, and in all cases where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter. This does not apply to children under the age of 6 or persons with disabilities incompatible with the use of a mask. Single-use, washable, or homemade masks in multilayered materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier which provide coverage from the chin to above the nose may be used. The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures. Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible .Events, shows, and gatherings: Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas may open to the public so long as seats are pre-assigned and spaced out, with a maximum capacity of 1000 audience members for outdoor shows and 200 audience members per indoor hall. Events which involve gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, remain suspended where it is not possible to respect social distancing as well as the prescriptions of the above bullet point[ Trade shows, fairs, and conferences remain suspended until 14 July 2020; Regions may establish different dates for the resumption of these activities as well as different maximum capacities for audiences; In-person teaching activities: continue to be suspended; Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed from 25 June 2020; Gyms, pools, sports centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Public demonstrations are allowed only in static form and as long as social distancing is respected; Arcades and bingo halls may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Dance halls and nightclubs continue to be suspended; Museums and other cultural institutions may open to the public so long as they can guarantee a 1-meter interpersonal distance between visitors; Wellness centers, spas, and cultural centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed and as long as regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    Cruise services of Italian-flagged passenger ships continue to be suspended.

    *****

    Self-certification form: not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    07.07.2020
  • Italy From Sunday 29 June long-distance international trains will again run between Switzerland and Italy. (The Local, 23.06.2020)

    A new decree was issued by the Italian Government on 11 June, which is in effect from 15 June-14 July 2020.
    Persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days), countries other than the EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and other than officials of international organizations and diplomatic missions shall be subjected to self-isolation and observation for a period of 14 days; Until 30 June 2020, travel to and from states other than those listed above continues to be limited to work, health or other urgent purposes. In any case, returning to one’s residence continues to be allowed.

    *****Incoming International travel: Passengers are not allowed to enter – This does not apply to: – nationals or residents of Italy; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons; – healthcare personnel traveling on duty; – passengers traveling for emergency reasons; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020. 3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs. Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].
    The Italian government has modified its entry regulations to allow exceptions for several categories of visitors, including students, business persons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens. Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website [https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Masks continue to be mandatory in enclosed spaces open to the public, including public transport, and in all cases where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter. This does not apply to children under the age of 6 or persons with disabilities incompatible with the use of a mask. Single-use, washable, or homemade masks in multilayered materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier which provide coverage from the chin to above the nose may be used. The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures. Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible .Events, shows, and gatherings: Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas may open to the public so long as seats are pre-assigned and spaced out, with a maximum capacity of 1000 audience members for outdoor shows and 200 audience members per indoor hall. Events which involve gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, remain suspended where it is not possible to respect social distancing as well as the prescriptions of the above bullet point[ Trade shows, fairs, and conferences remain suspended until 14 July 2020; Regions may establish different dates for the resumption of these activities as well as different maximum capacities for audiences; In-person teaching activities: continue to be suspended; Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed from 25 June 2020; Gyms, pools, sports centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Public demonstrations are allowed only in static form and as long as social distancing is respected; Arcades and bingo halls may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Dance halls and nightclubs continue to be suspended; Museums and other cultural institutions may open to the public so long as they can guarantee a 1-meter interpersonal distance between visitors; Wellness centers, spas, and cultural centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed and as long as regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    Cruise services of Italian-flagged passenger ships continue to be suspended.

    *****

    Self-certification form: not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    02.07.2020
  • Italy From Sunday 29 June long-distance international trains will again run between Switzerland and Italy. (The Local, 23.06.2020)

    A new decree was issued by the Italian Government on 11 June, which is in effect from 15 June-14 July 2020.
    Persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days), countries other than the EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and other than officials of international organizations and diplomatic missions shall be subjected to self-isolation and observation for a period of 14 days; Until 30 June 2020, travel to and from states other than those listed above continues to be limited to work, health or other urgent purposes. In any case, returning to one’s residence continues to be allowed.

    *****Incoming International travel: Passengers are not allowed to enter – This does not apply to: – nationals or residents of Italy; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons; – healthcare personnel traveling on duty; – passengers traveling for emergency reasons; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020. 3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs. Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Masks continue to be mandatory in enclosed spaces open to the public, including public transport, and in all cases where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter. This does not apply to children under the age of 6 or persons with disabilities incompatible with the use of a mask. Single-use, washable, or homemade masks in multilayered materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier which provide coverage from the chin to above the nose may be used. The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures. Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible .Events, shows, and gatherings: Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas may open to the public so long as seats are pre-assigned and spaced out, with a maximum capacity of 1000 audience members for outdoor shows and 200 audience members per indoor hall. Events which involve gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, remain suspended where it is not possible to respect social distancing as well as the prescriptions of the above bullet point[ Trade shows, fairs, and conferences remain suspended until 14 July 2020; Regions may establish different dates for the resumption of these activities as well as different maximum capacities for audiences; In-person teaching activities: continue to be suspended; Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed from 25 June 2020; Gyms, pools, sports centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Public demonstrations are allowed only in static form and as long as social distancing is respected; Arcades and bingo halls may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Dance halls and nightclubs continue to be suspended; Museums and other cultural institutions may open to the public so long as they can guarantee a 1-meter interpersonal distance between visitors; Wellness centers, spas, and cultural centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed and as long as regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    Cruise services of Italian-flagged passenger ships continue to be suspended.

    *****

    Self-certification form: not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    01.07.2020
  • Italy From Sunday 29 June long-distance international trains will again run between Switzerland and Italy. (The Local, 23.06.2020)

    A new decree was issued by the Italian Government on 11 June, which is in effect from 15 June-14 July 2020.
    Persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days), countries other than the EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and other than officials of international organizations and diplomatic missions shall be subjected to self-isolation and observation for a period of 14 days; Until 30 June 2020, travel to and from states other than those listed above continues to be limited to work, health or other urgent purposes. In any case, returning to one’s residence continues to be allowed.

    *****Incoming International travel: Passengers are not allowed to enter – This does not apply to: – nationals or residents of Italy; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons; – healthcare personnel traveling on duty; – passengers traveling for emergency reasons; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020. 3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs. Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Masks continue to be mandatory in enclosed spaces open to the public, including public transport, and in all cases where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter. This does not apply to children under the age of 6 or persons with disabilities incompatible with the use of a mask. Single-use, washable, or homemade masks in multilayered materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier which provide coverage from the chin to above the nose may be used. The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures. Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible .Events, shows, and gatherings: Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas may open to the public so long as seats are pre-assigned and spaced out, with a maximum capacity of 1000 audience members for outdoor shows and 200 audience members per indoor hall. Events which involve gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, remain suspended where it is not possible to respect social distancing as well as the prescriptions of the above bullet point[ Trade shows, fairs, and conferences remain suspended until 14 July 2020; Regions may establish different dates for the resumption of these activities as well as different maximum capacities for audiences; In-person teaching activities: continue to be suspended; Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed from 25 June 2020; Gyms, pools, sports centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Public demonstrations are allowed only in static form and as long as social distancing is respected; Arcades and bingo halls may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Dance halls and nightclubs continue to be suspended; Museums and other cultural institutions may open to the public so long as they can guarantee a 1-meter interpersonal distance between visitors; Wellness centers, spas, and cultural centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed and as long as regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    Cruise services of Italian-flagged passenger ships continue to be suspended.

    *****

    Self-certification form: not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    23.06.2020
  • Italy A new decree was issued by the Italian Government on 11 June, which is in effect from 15 June-14 July 2020.
    Persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days), countries other than the EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and other than officials of international organizations and diplomatic missions shall be subjected to self-isolation and observation for a period of 14 days; Until 30 June 2020, travel to and from states other than those listed above continues to be limited to work, health or other urgent purposes. In any case, returning to one’s residence continues to be allowed.

    *****Incoming International travel: Passengers are not allowed to enter – This does not apply to: – nationals or residents of Italy; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons; – healthcare personnel traveling on duty; – passengers traveling for emergency reasons; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020. 3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs. Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Masks continue to be mandatory in enclosed spaces open to the public, including public transport, and in all cases where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter. This does not apply to children under the age of 6 or persons with disabilities incompatible with the use of a mask. Single-use, washable, or homemade masks in multilayered materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier which provide coverage from the chin to above the nose may be used. The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures. Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible .Events, shows, and gatherings: Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas may open to the public so long as seats are pre-assigned and spaced out, with a maximum capacity of 1000 audience members for outdoor shows and 200 audience members per indoor hall. Events which involve gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, remain suspended where it is not possible to respect social distancing as well as the prescriptions of the above bullet point[ Trade shows, fairs, and conferences remain suspended until 14 July 2020; Regions may establish different dates for the resumption of these activities as well as different maximum capacities for audiences; In-person teaching activities: continue to be suspended; Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed from 25 June 2020; Gyms, pools, sports centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Public demonstrations are allowed only in static form and as long as social distancing is respected; Arcades and bingo halls may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Dance halls and nightclubs continue to be suspended; Museums and other cultural institutions may open to the public so long as they can guarantee a 1-meter interpersonal distance between visitors; Wellness centers, spas, and cultural centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed and as long as regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    Cruise services of Italian-flagged passenger ships continue to be suspended.

    Self-certification form: not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    15.06.2020
  • Italy A new decree was issued by the Italian Government on 11 June, which is in effect from 15 June-14 July 2020.
    Persons entering Italy from, or having stayed in (in the previous 14 days), countries other than the EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and other than officials of international organizations and diplomatic missions shall be subjected to self-isolation and observation for a period of 14 days; Until 30 June 2020, travel to and from states other than those listed in the above bullet point continues to be limited to work, health or other urgent purposes. In any case, returning to one’s residence continues to be allowed.

    *****Incoming International travel: Passengers are not allowed to enter – This does not apply to: – nationals or residents of Italy; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons; – healthcare personnel traveling on duty; – passengers traveling for emergency reasons; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020. 3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. 4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom. – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs.***********Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Masks continue to be mandatory in enclosed spaces open to the public, including public transport, and in all cases where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter. This does not apply to children under the age of 6 or persons with disabilities incompatible with the use of a mask. Single-use, washable, or homemade masks in multilayered materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier which provide coverage from the chin to above the nose may be used. The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures. Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible .Events, shows, and gatherings: Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas may open to the public so long as seats are pre-assigned and spaced out, with a maximum capacity of 1000 audience members for outdoor shows and 200 audience members per indoor hall. Events which involve gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, remain suspended where it is not possible to respect social distancing as well as the prescriptions of the above bullet point[ Trade shows, fairs, and conferences remain suspended until 14 July 2020; Regions may establish different dates for the resumption of these activities as well as different maximum capacities for audiences; In-person teaching activities: continue to be suspended; Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed from 25 June 2020; Gyms, pools, sports centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Public demonstrations are allowed only in static form and as long as social distancing is respected; Arcades and bingo halls may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed; Dance halls and nightclubs continue to be suspended; Museums and other cultural institutions may open to the public so long as they can guarantee a 1-meter interpersonal distance between visitors; Wellness centers, spas, and cultural centers may operate so long as the prescribed protocols are followed and as long as regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    Cruise services of Italian-flagged passenger ships continue to be suspended.
    .
    *****Quarantine: Persons subject to quarantine are prohibited from leaving their own residence unless they are hospitalized or their recovery is confirmed. Precautionary quarantine may be applied by health authorities to persons having had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    Gatherings: are prohibited in public or places open to the public. Demonstrations, events, and shows of any type with the presence of an audience, including cultural, recreational, sports or trade show events or any conference or convention activity can ONLY take place where it has been determined that it is possible based on epidemiological data trends and with the adoption of the provisions of Article 2 of the 25 March 2020 decree.
    Mayors may temporarily close areas open to the public in which it isn’t possible to ensure that the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter is respected
    Meetings: must respect minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter and preferably should be held remotely
    Religious services: are conducted in compliance with the protocols and appropriate measures to prevent the risk of contagion
    In-person Teaching activities: of schools of educational institutions of all grades and levels continue to be suspended
    Economic, productive, and social activities: are permitted so long as they comply with national guidelines or protocols suitable for preventing of reducing the risk of contagion. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of the activity until safe conditions are restored

    Self-certification form – not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    13.06.2020
  • Italy Government announces all airports will start reopening from 3 June (CNN,20.05.2020). Also, inter-region train travel is permitted from 3 June. (Ansa, 02.06.2020)

    Incoming International travel:
    . Passengers are not allowed to enter
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals or residents of Italy;
    – passengers traveling on business;
    – passengers traveling for urgent health reasons;
    – healthcare personnel traveling on duty;
    – passengers traveling for emergency reasons;
    – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence;
    – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    2. Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020.
    3. Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form to the transporting carrier and must communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at local health units (ASL) of the entrance district.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours and if granted, the additional 48 hours of a justified extension for specific needs.

    Please note that these travel restrictions do not apply to civil servants and representatives of international organizations, diplomats, administrative and technical staff belonging to diplomatic missions.

    Outbound International travel:
    Until 2 June, international travel is prohibited except for proven work needs, situations of urgent need, or health reasons. From 3 June, international travel to and from the following will be allowed without restrictions or quarantine requirements:
    a) European Union member states; b) Schengen area member states; c) United Kingdom; d) Andorra and Monaco; e) Republic of San Marino and Vatican City [article 6, para.1 of DPCM of 17 May]
    More restrictive provisions may be applied in relation to specific States and territories, depending on their appropriateness and in proportion with the current epidemiological risk. International travel will also be governed by limits placed by EU rules.
    For travel from all other countries, self-certification and quarantine requirements as above remain in force until at least 15 June. [article 6, para.2 and 3 of DPCM of 17 May]

    Internal restrictions:

    Within your region: Movements within regions will no longer be restricted; more restrictive measures may be applied to specific areas, subject to worsening of the epidemiological situation. Inter-regional travel: Until 2 June, journeys outside of one’s region, are prohibited except for proven work needs, situations of urgent need, or health reasons. A self-certification form will be needed for such journeys. From 3 June, journeys across the national territory will be allowed; however, more restrictive provisions may be applied in specific geographical areas, depending on their appropriateness and in proportion with the current epidemiological risk.

    Quarantine: Persons subject to quarantine are prohibited from leaving their own residence unless they are hospitalized or their recovery is confirmed. Precautionary quarantine may be applied by health authorities to persons having had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    Gatherings: are prohibited in public or places open to the public. Demonstrations, events, and shows of any type with the presence of an audience, including cultural, recreational, sports or trade show events or any conference or convention activity can ONLY take place where it has been determined that it is possible based on epidemiological data trends and with the adoption of the provisions of Article 2 of the 25 March 2020 decree.
    Mayors may temporarily close areas open to the public in which it isn’t possible to ensure that the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter is respected
    Meetings: must respect minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter and preferably should be held remotely
    Religious services: are conducted in compliance with the protocols and appropriate measures to prevent the risk of contagion
    In-person Teaching activities: of schools of educational institutions of all grades and levels continue to be suspended
    Economic, productive, and social activities: are permitted so long as they comply with national guidelines or protocols suitable for preventing of reducing the risk of contagion. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of the activity until safe conditions are restored

    Self-certification form – not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. No gatherings or crowds, even in one’s private residence. 1-meter interpersonal distance must still be respected and 2 meters when engaging in sports activities. Where this is not possible, a mask must be worn. Masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces or enclosed places open to the public such as in stores, on public transit, or at the hairdresser. Gloves are always required when food shopping. Body temperature must be read in order to access certain places open to the public. Reservations will often need to be made in advance in order to do certain things like go to the gym or visit the hairdresser. Personal details must be given to stores and restaurants that request them in order to enable potential contact tracing. International travel will still be limited to countries that accept visitors from Italy. Quarantine must be respected if one comes into close contact with a positive case.

    National movement restrictions: free
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 03 June 2020 to 31 July 2020.

    UPDATE 3 June 2020: there are no more limitations to the movements within the Country, as long as the measures to contain the contagion are respected (e.g. wear a face-mask indoor, keep a distance of 1 m from other individuals, no mass gatherings allowed).

    UPDATE 18 May 2020: movements within the same Region are now free, there is no need to justify any movement anymore within the regional boundaries.

    With the National Act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020 the national movements are only partially banned since it is possible to move (only) within the boundaries of the Region (Admin level 1) for special reasons, i.e. work, health, specific needs (e.g. grocery, pharmacies,…), included (as a new element intoduced with this Act), the need of visiting relatives, as long as big gatherings are avoided, the minimum distance of 1m is assured and face-masks are weared. This Act also lift the compulsory closure of parks, villas, public gardens under the condition that big gatherings are avoided, the minimum distance of 1m is assured and face-masks are weared. Similarly, (only) individual sports/motoric activities are allowed, under the same condition of keeping a minimum distance from other people.

    No recreational activities (e.g. parties, exhibitions, …) or sports events (e.g competitions) are allowed, either indoor or outdoor, nor in private or public areas. Athtlets training sessions are allowed only for those who are recognized as “national interest athlets” by the national sport authorities, to train for Olympic games and the national and international future competitions.
    In all the Country the use of face-masks in compulsory in all public indoor areas, on public transportation means, in all situations (included outdoor) where the minimum distance among individuals cannot be guaranteed. Only exceptions are for kids younger than 6 years old and those affected by disabilities.

    As of 5 April 2020 (until 13 April), within Lombardia region, it is forbidden to leave the house without a facial mask.

    Non-essential shops closure: open
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 May 2020 to 31 July 2020.

    UPDATE 18 May 2020: as of 18 May all shops can open again, provided that they respect the social distancing measures foreseen. Museums can open again, religious rituals are allowed and also static public demonstrations. In all cases, specific social distancing measures are to be respected (e.g. minimum 1 m distance among individuals). As of the 20th of May, driving tests for driving licences will start again. Gym, training centres, SPAs will stay closed until 25 May 2020, when they may be opened again, provided that the epidemiological situation will not become worst. Social and cultural meeting centres are still closed.

    With national act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020, the following is decided:
    – all services in the sector of banking, financial, insurance and agricultural, animal husbandry, agri-food processing and related services and supply chains remain open
    – newsstands, tobacconists, pharmacies, parapharmacies remain open
    – all retail business activities continue to be compulsorily closed with the only exception of those selling groceries and essentials (a specific list is available in annex 1 of the national act)
    – all street markets are forbidden with the expection of those selling food
    – all restaurants, cafes, ice-cream shops, confectioneries remain closed with exception of cafeterias and caterings within working places; home delivery catering continue to be allowed
    – all activities that provide services to the person (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, beauticians) remain closed (expections are listed in a dedicated annex)
    – all training centres, swimming pools, thermal centres, SPAs continue to be compulsorily closed
    – all cultural centres, social centres and leisure centres continue to be compulsorily closed
    – public transportation means services are regulated by the Regional Authorities so as to guarantee the minimum risk of contagion
    – all industrial and commercial PRODUCTION activities continue to be suspended (since 21 March 2020) with the exception of those considered essential and providing public utility services. Those suspended may continue in agile mode.
    – Semi-residential centres for people with disabilities can be reopened according to specific territorial plans of the Regions.

    Act “DPCM 10 April 2020”: as of 14 April 2020 some shops, which were closed until now, will be allowed to open again (bookstores, stationers and baby and children’s clothing stores). Forestry activities, the wood industry and computer production are also allowed to restart thier activities. However, some Italian regions decided not to implement this new opening permissions.

    Events stop: banned
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 May 2020 to 31 July 2020.

    UPDATE 18 May 2020: as of 18 May museums can open again, religious rituals are allowed and also static public demonstrations. In all cases, specific social distancing measures are to be respected (e.g. minimum 1 m distance among individuals). As of the 15 of June, cinemas and theaters can open again, provided that they respect precise rules (e.g. pre-assigned and spaced seats respecting the interpersonal distance of at least one meter for both staff and spectators).

    With the national Act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020, all events and shows which forsee a public (e.g. cinemas, theaters, pubs, dancing schools, discos…)are still banned, included private partyies in private areas. No recreational activities (e.g. parties, exhibitions, …) or sports events (e.g competitions) are allowed, either indoor or outdoor, nor in private or public areas. Athtlets training sessions are allowed only for those who are recognized as “national interest athlets” by the national sport authorities, to train for Olympic games and the national and international future competitions.
    Opening of religious places of worship (e.g. churces) are allowed only if minimum distance among individuals is ensured and facial-maks are weared. No religious ceremonies are allowed, with the only exception of funerals, which can be celebrated with a maximum of 15 participants and outdoor whenever possible. All cultural places (e.g. museums) are still compulsory closed.
    The access of visitors/escorts to long-term care facilities, hospitals, emergency rooms, elderly people’s residences or residences for those who are not self-sufficient is restricted in accordance with the provisions of the facility in question, aimed at minimising contagion from Covid-19. Analogous situation is adopted for limiting the access of visitors to penitentiaries.

    Other: partially closed/partially cancelled
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 26 March 2020 to 31 July 2020.

    LAW DECREE 25 March 2020, n. 19: this new law opened the possibility, for the Italian regions, to adopt at their level further and more strict restrictive measures, if needed in their own territory, in addition to the ones valid at national level. This will be decided on the basis of the epidemiolgical developments at their level. This is valid as from March 26, 2020 until (for the time being) July 31, 2020 (deadline of the current “Declaration of emergency status at national level”).

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    03.06.2020
  • Italy Government announces all airports will start reopening from 3 June (CNN,20.05.2020). Also, inter-region train travel is permitted from 3 June. (Ansa, 02.06.2020)

    Incoming International travel:
    All land, sea and air borders will remain partially closed until 3 June. However there are exceptions for work, health or absolute urgency needs. These apply for:
    Italian citizens and residents who are abroad temporarily (for tourism, business or otherwise) or had been forced to leave a foreign country. This exception doesn’t apply for those who normally reside abroad and wish to visit Italy.
    Foreign travellers who wish to transit through Italy to reach their country of residence. The transit must not exceed 24 hours (extendable in exceptional circumstances by additional 12 hours).
    Foreign travellers wishing to enter Italy for work reasons.
    The travellers should preferably check with the airline/courier if they present the essential reasons for travelling, since further health/documentation checks could be imposed before boarding.
    All travellers entering Italy are required to fill-in a certificate (link) stating the reasons for their travel and the address where they will spend a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. The same certificate is required to be filled in by all travellers transiting through Italy.
    All arrivals are required to report to the local health authorities and undergo a 14-day self-isolation quarantine and health-monitoring period [Medical has clarified that “isolation” is for those who are already ill, and the correct term is quarantine]. Those without an appropriate location where to spend the quarantine will be accommodated in designated government facilities. Those who enter Italy for work for a maximum period of 72 hours (exceptionally extendable for another 48 hours) are exempt from the requirement to report to the health authorities and observe the quarantine.

    All travellers entering Italy are required to reach their home or the chosen address with a private means of transport (personal vehicle, taxi, organised shuttle or member of the family who is living in the same chosen address). Those unable to arrange this will be quarantined in government designated facilities.
    Cross-border workers, healthcare workers, passengers and freight crews are excluded from these rules.

    A new decree has been issued by the Italian government, which will be in effect from 18 May to 31 July 2020:

    Outbound International travel:
    Until 2 June, international travel is prohibited except for proven work needs, situations of urgent need, or health reasons. From 3 June, international travel to and from the following will be allowed without restrictions or quarantine requirements:
    a) European Union member states; b) Schengen area member states; c) United Kingdom; d) Andorra and Monaco; e) Republic of San Marino and Vatican City [article 6, para.1 of DPCM of 17 May]
    More restrictive provisions may be applied in relation to specific States and territories, depending on their appropriateness and in proportion with the current epidemiological risk. International travel will also be governed by limits placed by EU rules.
    For travel from all other countries, self-certification and quarantine requirements as above remain in force until at least 15 June. [article 6, para.2 and 3 of DPCM of 17 May]

    Internal restrictions:

    Within your region: Movements within regions will no longer be restricted; more restrictive measures may be applied to specific areas, subject to worsening of the epidemiological situation. Inter-regional travel: Until 2 June, journeys outside of one’s region, are prohibited except for proven work needs, situations of urgent need, or health reasons. A self-certification form will be needed for such journeys. From 3 June, journeys across the national territory will be allowed; however, more restrictive provisions may be applied in specific geographical areas, depending on their appropriateness and in proportion with the current epidemiological risk.

    Quarantine: Persons subject to quarantine are prohibited from leaving their own residence unless they are hospitalized or their recovery is confirmed. Precautionary quarantine may be applied by health authorities to persons having had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    Gatherings: are prohibited in public or places open to the public. Demonstrations, events, and shows of any type with the presence of an audience, including cultural, recreational, sports or trade show events or any conference or convention activity can ONLY take place where it has been determined that it is possible based on epidemiological data trends and with the adoption of the provisions of Article 2 of the 25 March 2020 decree.
    Mayors may temporarily close areas open to the public in which it isn’t possible to ensure that the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter is respected
    Meetings: must respect minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter and preferably should be held remotely
    Religious services: are conducted in compliance with the protocols and appropriate measures to prevent the risk of contagion
    In-person Teaching activities: of schools of educational institutions of all grades and levels continue to be suspended
    Economic, productive, and social activities: are permitted so long as they comply with national guidelines or protocols suitable for preventing of reducing the risk of contagion. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of the activity until safe conditions are restored

    Self-certification form – not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form.
    Gatherings – Not allowed in public spaces and 1m-distance must also be respected inside homes. Distances will be indicated in locations open to the public. Private and public parties and events of any size continue to be prohibited.
    Visits with friends are allowed, but 1-m distance must be respected. Masks – required in enclosed spaces and in shops. Gloves will also be required in grocery stores. Masks recommended in open but crowded areas
    Shopping centers – will reopen, with entrances staggered. Cafes & restaurants – to reopen with new safety protocols.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    02.06.2020
  • Italy Government announces all airports will start reopening from 3 June (CNN,20.05.2020)

    Incoming International travel:
    All land, sea and air borders will remain partially closed until 3 June. However there are exceptions for work, health or absolute urgency needs. These apply for:
    Italian citizens and residents who are abroad temporarily (for tourism, business or otherwise) or had been forced to leave a foreign country. This exception doesn’t apply for those who normally reside abroad and wish to visit Italy.
    Foreign travellers who wish to transit through Italy to reach their country of residence. The transit must not exceed 24 hours (extendable in exceptional circumstances by additional 12 hours).
    Foreign travellers wishing to enter Italy for work reasons.
    The travellers should preferably check with the airline/courier if they present the essential reasons for travelling, since further health/documentation checks could be imposed before boarding.
    All travellers entering Italy are required to fill-in a certificate (link) stating the reasons for their travel and the address where they will spend a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. The same certificate is required to be filled in by all travellers transiting through Italy.
    All arrivals are required to report to the local health authorities and undergo a 14-day self-isolation quarantine and health-monitoring period [Medical has clarified that “isolation” is for those who are already ill, and the correct term is quarantine]. Those without an appropriate location where to spend the quarantine will be accommodated in designated government facilities. Those who enter Italy for work for a maximum period of 72 hours (exceptionally extendable for another 48 hours) are exempt from the requirement to report to the health authorities and observe the quarantine.

    All travellers entering Italy are required to reach their home or the chosen address with a private means of transport (personal vehicle, taxi, organised shuttle or member of the family who is living in the same chosen address). Those unable to arrange this will be quarantined in government designated facilities.
    Cross-border workers, healthcare workers, passengers and freight crews are excluded from these rules.

    A new decree has been issued by the Italian government, which will be in effect from 18 May to 31 July 2020:

    Outbound International travel:
    Until 2 June, international travel is prohibited except for proven work needs, situations of urgent need, or health reasons. From 3 June, international travel to and from the following will be allowed without restrictions or quarantine requirements:
    a) European Union member states; b) Schengen area member states; c) United Kingdom; d) Andorra and Monaco; e) Republic of San Marino and Vatican City [article 6, para.1 of DPCM of 17 May]
    More restrictive provisions may be applied in relation to specific States and territories, depending on their appropriateness and in proportion with the current epidemiological risk. International travel will also be governed by limits placed by EU rules.
    For travel from all other countries, self-certification and quarantine requirements as above remain in force until at least 15 June. [article 6, para.2 and 3 of DPCM of 17 May]

    Internal restrictions:

    Within your region: Movements within regions will no longer be restricted; more restrictive measures may be applied to specific areas, subject to worsening of the epidemiological situation. Inter-regional travel: Until 2 June, journeys outside of one’s region, are prohibited except for proven work needs, situations of urgent need, or health reasons. A self-certification form will be needed for such journeys. From 3 June, journeys across the national territory will be allowed; however, more restrictive provisions may be applied in specific geographical areas, depending on their appropriateness and in proportion with the current epidemiological risk.

    Quarantine: Persons subject to quarantine are prohibited from leaving their own residence unless they are hospitalized or their recovery is confirmed. Precautionary quarantine may be applied by health authorities to persons having had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    Gatherings: are prohibited in public or places open to the public. Demonstrations, events, and shows of any type with the presence of an audience, including cultural, recreational, sports or trade show events or any conference or convention activity can ONLY take place where it has been determined that it is possible based on epidemiological data trends and with the adoption of the provisions of Article 2 of the 25 March 2020 decree.
    Mayors may temporarily close areas open to the public in which it isn’t possible to ensure that the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter is respected
    Meetings: must respect minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter and preferably should be held remotely
    Religious services: are conducted in compliance with the protocols and appropriate measures to prevent the risk of contagion
    In-person Teaching activities: of schools of educational institutions of all grades and levels continue to be suspended
    Economic, productive, and social activities: are permitted so long as they comply with national guidelines or protocols suitable for preventing of reducing the risk of contagion. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of the activity until safe conditions are restored

    Self-certification form – not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form.
    Gatherings – Not allowed in public spaces and 1m-distance must also be respected inside homes. Distances will be indicated in locations open to the public. Private and public parties and events of any size continue to be prohibited.
    Visits with friends are allowed, but 1-m distance must be respected. Masks – required in enclosed spaces and in shops. Gloves will also be required in grocery stores. Masks recommended in open but crowded areas
    Shopping centers – will reopen, with entrances staggered. Cafes & restaurants – to reopen with new safety protocols.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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    01.06.2020
  • Italy Incoming International travel: All land, sea and air borders will remain partially closed until 3 June. However there are exceptions for work, health or absolute urgency needs. These apply for: Italian citizens and residents who are abroad temporarily (for tourism, business or otherwise) or had been forced to leave a foreign country. This exception doesn’t apply for those who normally reside abroad and wish to visit Italy. Foreign travellers who wish to transit through Italy to reach their country of residence. The transit must not exceed 24 hours (extendable in exceptional circumstances by additional 12 hours). Foreign travellers wishing to enter Italy for work reasons. The travellers should preferably check with the airline/courier if they present the essential reasons for travelling, since further health/documentation checks could be imposed before boarding. All travellers entering Italy are required to fill-in a certificate (link) stating the reasons for their travel and the address where they will spend a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. The same certificate is required to be filled in by all travellers transiting through Italy. All arrivals are required to report to the local health authorities and undergo a 14-day self-isolation quarantine and health-monitoring period [Medical has clarified that “isolation” is for those who are already ill, and the correct term is quarantine]. Those without an appropriate location where to spend the quarantine will be accommodated in designated government facilities. Those who enter Italy for work for a maximum period of 72 hours (exceptionally extendable for another 48 hours) are exempt from the requirement to report to the health authorities and observe the quarantine. All travellers entering Italy are required to reach their home or the chosen address with a private means of transport (personal vehicle, taxi, organised shuttle or member of the family who is living in the same chosen address). Those unable to arrange this will be quarantined in government designated facilities. Cross-border workers, healthcare workers, passengers and freight crews are excluded from these rules. A new decree has been issued by the Italian government, which will be in effect from 18 May to 31 July 2020: Outbound International travel: Until 2 June, international travel is prohibited except for proven work needs, situations of urgent need, or health reasons. From 3 June, international travel to and from the following will be allowed without restrictions or quarantine requirements: a) European Union member states; b) Schengen area member states; c) United Kingdom; d) Andorra and Monaco; e) Republic of San Marino and Vatican City [article 6, para.1 of DPCM of 17 May] More restrictive provisions may be applied in relation to specific States and territories, depending on their appropriateness and in proportion with the current epidemiological risk. International travel will also be governed by limits placed by EU rules. For travel from all other countries, self-certification and quarantine requirements as above remain in force until at least 15 June. [article 6, para.2 and 3 of DPCM of 17 May]

    Internal restrictions:

    Within your region: Movements within regions will no longer be restricted; more restrictive measures may be applied to specific areas, subject to worsening of the epidemiological situation. Inter-regional travel: Until 2 June, journeys outside of one’s region, are prohibited except for proven work needs, situations of urgent need, or health reasons. A self-certification form will be needed for such journeys. From 3 June, journeys across the national territory will be allowed; however, more restrictive provisions may be applied in specific geographical areas, depending on their appropriateness and in proportion with the current epidemiological risk. Quarantine: Persons subject to quarantine are prohibited from leaving their own residence unless they are hospitalized or their recovery is confirmed. Precautionary quarantine may be applied by health authorities to persons having had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Gatherings: are prohibited in public or places open to the public. Demonstrations, events, and shows of any type with the presence of an audience, including cultural, recreational, sports or trade show events or any conference or convention activity can ONLY take place where it has been determined that it is possible based on epidemiological data trends and with the adoption of the provisions of Article 2 of the 25 March 2020 decree. Mayors may temporarily close areas open to the public in which it isn’t possible to ensure that the minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter is respected Meetings: must respect minimum interpersonal distance of 1 meter and preferably should be held remotely Religious services: are conducted in compliance with the protocols and appropriate measures to prevent the risk of contagion In-person Teaching activities: of schools of educational institutions of all grades and levels continue to be suspended Economic, productive, and social activities: are permitted so long as they comply with national guidelines or protocols suitable for preventing of reducing the risk of contagion. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of the activity until safe conditions are restored Self-certification form – not necessary within one’s region, but required to go to another region until 2 June (justification will be required – either work, health, or other urgent needs). After 2 June, movements within Italy will be allowed without a self-certification form. Gatherings – Not allowed in public spaces and 1m-distance must also be respected inside homes. Distances will be indicated in locations open to the public. Private and public parties and events of any size continue to be prohibited. Visits with friends are allowed, but 1-m distance must be respected. Masks – required in enclosed spaces and in shops. Gloves will also be required in grocery stores. Masks recommended in open but crowded areas Shopping centers – will reopen, with entrances staggered. Cafes & restaurants – to reopen with new safety protocols.

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    19.05.2020
  • Italy Italy to allow travel to and from abroad from June 3 (Reuters, 16.05.2020). Ciampino in Rome and Vespucci Airport in Florence will reopen as of 4 May. (Reuters, 01.05.2020) 1. Travel to Italy by any means of transport is possible only for one of the following reasons: a) documented work exigencies, b) health reasons or c) absolute urgency 2. A completed self-declaration form must be handed to the airline before departing for Italy. The declaration is available at this link (please copy and paste it into your browser): https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2020/04/modulo_rientro_da_estero_28mar20_eng.pdf 3. The form must specify: one of the three permitted reasons for travel, duration of stay in Italy, full address in Italy, the means of transport which will be used to reach this location from the point of entry (if using multiple dwellings, the complete address of each must be provided, and an indication of the means of transport to be used), telephone numbers- including mobile telephone. 4. All passengers must report their arrival to the Local Health Authority of their destination address, and are subject to health surveillance and quarantine for 14 days at this address. For those entering for only 3 days up to a maximum of 5 days self-quarantine is not required. Only if exceeding the 5 days quarantine is required. 5. Travellers entering Italy using their own or private means of transport are required to immediately report their entrance into Italy to the Local Health Authority at their place of entry and follow steps 2. to 4. above 6. Transit-passengers, upon embarking for travel to Italy, must submit the self-declaration which indicates- the carrier will verify- the following: i) reasons for travel and length of stay in Italy; ii) the place in Italy or another country (EU or non-EU) which is the passenger’s final destination, their travel document number and the means of transport used to reach their final destination; iii) telephone numbers, including a mobile one, at which the individual can receive any communications during their stay in Italy. 7. In the event that transit passengers develop Covid-19 symptoms, they must communicate this promptly to the Local Health Authority; they must also undertake quarantine if the Health Authority subsequently deems it necessary. 8. Carriers will obtain and verify the documentation referred to in points 3. and 4. before allowing passengers to board. They will also take the temperature of passengers and prohibit boarding to anyone who has a fever or for whom the aforementioned documentation is incomplete. Transport carriers are also required to take organizational measures to ensure an interpersonal distance, promote the use of personal protective equipment and crew and provide indications as to situations in which this equipment might be taken off. Air carriers shall equip passengers with personal protective equipment upon embarking.

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders will remain partially closed until 3 June. However there are exceptions for work, health or absolute urgency needs. These apply for: Italian citizens and residents who are abroad temporarily (for tourism, business or otherwise) or had been forced to leave a foreign country. This exception doesn’t apply for those who normally reside abroad and wish to visit Italy. Foreign travellers who wish to transit through Italy to reach their country of residence. The transit must not exceed 24 hours (extendable in exceptional circumstances by additional 12 hours). Foreign travellers wishing to enter Italy for work reasons. The travellers should preferably check with the airline/courier if they present the essential reasons for travelling, since further health/documentation checks could be imposed before boarding. All travellers entering Italy are required to fill-in a certificate (https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti) stating the reasons for their travel and the address where they will spend a 14-day mandatory self-isolation period. The same certificate is required to be filled in by all travellers transiting through Italy. All arrivals are required to undergo a 14-day self-isolation. Those unable to self-isolate will be quarantined in designated government facilities. Those who enter Italy for work can postpone the start of the quarantine for 72 hours (extendable for another 48 hours). All travellers entering Italy are required to reach their home or the chosen address with a private means of transport (personal vehicle, taxi, organised shuttle or member of the family who is living in the same chosen address). Those unable to arrange this will be quarantined in government designated facilities. Cross-border workers, healthcare workers, passengers and freight crews are excluded from these rules.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal movement restrictions were relaxed on 4 May and will be reviewed on 18 May, depending on the health situation in the country. People are still advised against all internal travel except for shopping for food or medicine, for proven work-related reasons, health reasons or emergencies. A new version of self-declaration stating the reason of movement should still be filled in by commuters and travellers (link). Public parks, factories have been allowed to reopen. Movement within a person’s region will be allowed, while movement between different regions will remain prohibited. Exercising in public will be allowed, while bars and restaurants will reopen for take-away services. Public transport will be allowed to travel at local and intra-regional level. Social gatherings between small groups of relatives, as well as funerals and weddings between limited groups of people are allowed to resume. The use of face masks is compulsory in public spaces and when using public transport, as well as in all the places where the social distancing cannot be implemented. From 18 May, travel will be permitted within a person’s region of residence without them needing to carry a self-declaration form. More retail shops (that haven’t yet been allowed to reopen), museums and libraries will be allowed to reopen. Sports teams will also be allowed to hold group training. Bars, restaurants, and hairdressers will be allowed to reopen from 1 June. Travel between different regions will be allowed from 3 June. EU citizens will be able to enter Italy from 3 June for tourism without having to self-quarantine for 14 days. Schools are to remain closed until September, while religious gatherings are to remain banned until further notice. For more detailed information for local measures implemented by each Region, we recommend to monitor for updates and contact the local authorities.

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    18.05.2020
  • Italy Italy to allow travel to and from abroad from June 3 (Reuters, 16.05.2020). Ciampino in Rome and Vespucci Airport in Florence will reopen as of 4 May. (Reuters, 01.05.2020) 1. Travel to Italy by any means of transport is possible only for one of the following reasons: a) documented work exigencies, b) health reasons or c) absolute urgency

    2. A completed self-declaration form must be handed to the airline before departing for Italy. The declaration is available at this link (please copy and paste it into your browser): https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2020/04/modulo_rientro_da_estero_28mar20_eng.pdf

    3. The form must specify: one of the three permitted reasons for travel, duration of stay in Italy, full address in Italy, the means of transport which will be used to reach this location from the point of entry (if using multiple dwellings, the complete address of each must be provided, and an indication of the means of transport to be used), telephone numbers- including mobile telephone.

    4. All passengers must report their arrival to the Local Health Authority of their destination address, and are subject to health surveillance and quarantine for 14 days at this address. For those entering for only 3 days up to a maximum of 5 days self-quarantine is not required. Only if exceeding the 5 days quarantine is required. 5. Travellers entering Italy using their own or private means of transport are required to immediately report their entrance into Italy to the Local Health Authority at their place of entry and follow steps 2. to 4. above 6. Transit-passengers, upon embarking for travel to Italy, must submit the self-declaration which indicates- the carrier will verify- the following: i) reasons for travel and length of stay in Italy; ii) the place in Italy or another country (EU or non-EU) which is the passenger’s final destination, their travel document number and the means of transport used to reach their final destination; iii) telephone numbers, including a mobile one, at which the individual can receive any communications during their stay in Italy. 7. In the event that transit passengers develop Covid-19 symptoms, they must communicate this promptly to the Local Health Authority; they must also undertake quarantine if the Health Authority subsequently deems it necessary. 8. Carriers will obtain and verify the documentation referred to in points 3. and 4. before allowing passengers to board. They will also take the temperature of passengers and prohibit boarding to anyone who has a fever or for whom the aforementioned documentation is incomplete. Transport carriers are also required to take organizational measures to ensure an interpersonal distance, promote the use of personal protective equipment and crew and provide indications as to situations in which this equipment might be taken off. Air carriers shall equip passengers with personal protective equipment upon embarking.

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders will remain partially closed until 3 June. However there are exceptions for work, health or absolute urgency needs. These apply for: Italian citizens and residents who are abroad temporarily (for tourism, business or otherwise) or had been forced to leave a foreign country. This exception doesn’t apply for those who normally reside abroad and wish to visit Italy. Foreign travellers who wish to transit through Italy to reach their country of residence. The transit must not exceed 24 hours (extendable in exceptional circumstances by additional 12 hours). Foreign travellers wishing to enter Italy for work reasons. The travellers should preferably check with the airline/courier if they present the essential reasons for travelling, since further health/documentation checks could be imposed before boarding.

    All travellers entering Italy are required to fill-in a certificate (link) stating the reasons for their travel and the address where they will spend a 14-day mandatory self-isolation period. The same certificate is required to be filled in by all travellers transiting through Italy. All arrivals are required to undergo a 14-day self-isolation. Those unable to self-isolate will be quarantined in designated government facilities. Those who enter Italy for work can postpone the start of the quarantine for 72 hours (extendable for another 48 hours). All travellers entering Italy are required to reach their home or the chosen address with a private means of transport (personal vehicle, taxi, organised shuttle or member of the family who is living in the same chosen address). Those unable to arrange this will be quarantined in government designated facilities. Cross-border workers, healthcare workers, passengers and freight crews are excluded from these rules.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal movement restrictions were relaxed on 4 May and will be reviewed on 18 May, depending on the health situation in the country. People are still advised against all internal travel except for shopping for food or medicine, for proven work-related reasons, health reasons or emergencies. A new version of self-declaration stating the reason of movement should still be filled in by commuters and travellers (link). Public parks, factories have been allowed to reopen. Movement within a person’s region will be allowed, while movement between different regions will remain prohibited. Exercising in public will be allowed, while bars and restaurants will reopen for take-away services. Public transport will be allowed to travel at local and intra-regional level. Social gatherings between small groups of relatives, as well as funerals and weddings between limited groups of people are allowed to resume. The use of face masks is compulsory in public spaces and when using public transport, as well as in all the places where the social distancing cannot be implemented. From 18 May, travel will be permitted within a person’s region of residence without them needing to carry a self-declaration form. More retail shops (that haven’t yet been allowed to reopen), museums and libraries will be allowed to reopen.

    Sports teams will also be allowed to hold group training. Bars, restaurants, and hairdressers will be allowed to reopen from 1 June. Travel between different regions will be allowed from 3 June. Schools are to remain closed until September, while religious gatherings are to remain banned until further notice. For more detailed information for local measures implemented by each Region, we recommend to monitor for updates and contact the local authorities.

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    16.05.2020
  • Italy

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain partially closed, however there are exceptions for work, health or absolute urgency needs. These apply for:
    Italian citizens and residents who are abroad temporarily (for tourism, business or otherwise) or had been forced to leave a foreign country. This exception doesn’t apply for those who normally reside abroad and wish to visit Italy.
    Foreign travellers who wish to transit through Italy to reach their country of residence. The transit must not exceed 24 hours (extendable in exceptional circumstances by additional 12 hours).

    Foreign travellers wishing to enter Italy for work reasons.
    The travellers should preferably check with the airline/courier if they present the essential reasons for travelling, since further health/documentation checks could be imposed before boarding.

    All travellers entering Italy are required to fill-in a certificate (link) stating the reasons for their travel and the address where they will spend a 14-day mandatory self-isolation period. The same certificate is required to be filled in by all travellers transiting through Italy.
    All arrivals are required to undergo a 14-day self-isolation. Those unable to self-isolate will be quarantined in designated government facilities. Those who enter Italy for work can postpone the start of the quarantine for 72 hours (extendable for another 48 hours).
    All travellers entering Italy are required to reach their home or the chosen address with a private means of transport (personal vehicle, taxi, organised shuttle or member of the family who is living in the same chosen address). Those unable to arrange this will be quarantined in government designated facilities.
    Cross-border workers, healthcare workers, passengers and freight crews are excluded from these rules.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal movement restrictions were relaxed on 4 May and will be reviewed on 18 May, depending on the health situation in the country. People are still advised against all internal travel except for shopping for food or medicine, for proven work-related reasons, health reasons or emergencies. A new version of self-declaration stating the reason of movement should still be filled in by commuters and travellers (link). Public parks, factories have been allowed to reopen. Movement within a person’s region will be allowed, while movement between different regions will remain prohibited. Exercising in public will be allowed, while bars and restaurants will reopen for take-away services. Public transport will be allowed to travel at local and intra-regional level. Social gatherings between small groups of relatives, as well as funerals and weddings between limited groups of people are allowed to resume.

    The use of face masks is compulsory in public spaces and when using public transport, as well as in all the places where the social distancing cannot be implemented.
    More retail shops (that haven’t yet been allowed to reopen), museums and libraries will reopen on 18 May, sports teams will also be allowed to hold group trainings.
    Some shops that can implement social distancing measures have been allowed to resume operations; these include book shops and stores selling stationary and children’s clothes.
    Bars, restaurants, and hairdressers will be allowed to reopen from 1 June.

    Schools are to remain closed until September, while religious gatherings are to remain banned until further notice.
    For more detailed information for local measures implemented by each Region, we recommend to monitor for updates and contact the local authorities.

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    14.05.2020
  • Italy Ciampino in Rome and Vespucci Airport in Florence will reopen as of 4 May. (Reuters, 01.05.2020)

    1. Travel to Italy by any means of transport is possible only for one of the following reasons: a) documented work exigencies, b) health reasons or c) absolute urgency
    2. A completed self-declaration form must be handed to the airline before departing for Italy. The declaration is available at this link (please copy and paste it into your browser): https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2020/04/modulo_rientro_da_estero_28mar20_eng.pdf
    3. The form must specify: one of the three permitted reasons for travel, duration of stay in Italy, full address in Italy, the means of transport which will be used to reach this location from the point of entry (if using multiple dwellings, the complete address of each must be provided, and an indication of the means of transport to be used), telephone numbers- including mobile telephone.
    4. All passengers must report their arrival to the Local Health Authority of their destination address, and are subject to health surveillance and quarantine for 14 days at this address.

    For those entering for only 3 days up to a maximum of 5 days self-quarantine is not required. Only if exceeding the 5 days quarantine is required.

    5. Travellers entering Italy using their own or private means of transport are required to immediately report their entrance into Italy to the Local Health Authority at their place of entry and follow steps 2. to 4. above
    6. Transit-passengers, upon embarking for travel to Italy, must submit the self-declaration which indicates- the carrier will verify- the following: i) reasons for travel and length of stay in Italy; ii) the place in Italy or another country (EU or non-EU) which is the passenger’s final destination, their travel document number and the means of transport used to reach their final destination; iii) telephone numbers, including a mobile one, at which the individual can receive any communications during their stay in Italy.
    7. In the event that transit passengers develop Covid-19 symptoms, they must communicate this promptly to the Local Health Authority; they must also undertake quarantine if the Health Authority subsequently deems it necessary.
    8. Carriers will obtain and verify the documentation referred to in points 3. and 4. before allowing passengers to board. They will also take the temperature of passengers and prohibit boarding to anyone who has a fever or for whom the aforementioned documentation is incomplete. Transport carriers are also required to take organizational measures to ensure an interpersonal distance, promote the use of personal protective equipment and crew and provide indications as to situations in which this equipment might be taken off. Air carriers shall equip passengers with personal protective equipment upon embarking.

    Train companies are reducing services, for both domestic and international travel. Some cross-border bus companies are also cancelling their services. Ports remain open although we understand that passengers on cruise ships will not be allowed to disembark for tourism purposes. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations.

    Internal restrictions:

    Citizens are advised to stay at home except for work and emergencies. People nationwide will only be able to travel inside their home Region for proven work-related reasons, health reasons or emergencies with a self-certification. All travellers who are temporarily in another Region, can go back to their home Region. Infractions may be punished with fines and up to three months’ imprisonment. Lockdown measures were relaxed on 4 May 20. For more specific internal movement measures in place in Emilia Romagna, Lombardia, Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto, all travellers should check within the Region website in case of stricter measures adopted. For more specific internal movement measures in place in Emilia Romagna, Lombardia, Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto, all travellers should check within the Region website in case of stricter measures adopted. All public gatherings have been barred.
    Nationwide, all museums, cinemas and theatres and other cultural and educational institutions are closed. All shops, bars, pubs and restaurants are closed. Pharmacies, food outlets and factories remain open.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Internal movement restrictions were relaxed on 4 May. Public parks, factories will be allowed to reopen. Movement within a person’s region will be allowed, while movement between different regions will remain prohibited. Exercising in public will be allowed, while bars and restaurants will reopen for take-away services. More retail shops (that haven’t yet been allowed to reopen), museums and libraries will reopen on 18 May, sports teams will also be allowed to hold group trainings.Some shops that can implement social distancing measures will be allowed to resume operations; these include book shops and stores selling stationary and children’s clothes. Schools are to remain closed until September, while religious gatherings are to remain banned until further notice.

    As of May 4th, three posts between Italy and Switzerland that have been shut down since mid-March are operational again. The three crossings will be in use from Monday to Friday only:
    • Ponte Cremenaga: from 6 am to 10 am, and from 4 pm to 7 pm
    • Brusino: from 5 am to 9 am, and from 4 pm to 8 pm
    • Ligornetto: from 6 am to 10 am, and from 4 pm to 7:30 pm (Te Local, 04.05.2020)

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    09.05.2020
  • Source WFP/ FAO
    [https://it.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy]
    [https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ITA]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
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