With the holiday season around the corner and Covid 19 becoming ever
harder to restrain and contain, the Italian government has introduced a new hard
line decree limiting movement, both internationally and domestically, as much
as possible. Here is a 2 part list with
the current regulations.
LIST 1 - INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
December to 6th January there will be a mandatory quarantine of 14
days for EVERYONE landing on Italian
soil – whether by air, road or sea - including Italians and EU members and
irrespective of whether or not you have proof of a negative Covid test result. (What is not clear during this
period, is whether or not one is still required to take the test 48 hours
entering Italy you will have to complete a form providing your contact details
and destination address. Please note that taking any form of public transport
is prohibited meaning you will have to organize private means.
at your destination, you should inform the local health service, ASL, of your quarantine
status. Regional websites can provide the relevant information.
Outside of these dates and up until 15th January when a
new emergency decree may or may not be announced, all travellers to Italy from EU member states, the Schengen Area and
the UK are either required to present a medical document - proving they
have undertaken a “molecular or antigen test, carried out by means of swab” and
tested negative for covid-19 - 48 hours before departure or submit to
quarantine for 14 days.
From destinations further afield or not
part of the Schengen area you need to check the status of your country of departure:
- permitted to enter into Italy as a tourist; there is no need to quarantine
UNLESS you have travelled and stayed elsewhere during the previous 14 days.
E list – permitted to enter Italy only for essential reasons; you will require
official documentation pertaining to your reason for travelling/staying in
Italy and will have to submit to a 14 day quarantine period.
Shopping mall in Milan December 2020
LIST 2 - DOMESTIC TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
the 21st December Italy’s existing tier system remains in place with
restriction on movement dependent upon your colour zone.
From 21st December to 6th January only essential movement will be allowed between
different municipalities, provinces and/or regions and includes both 25th
and 26th December and 1st January 2021.
restaurants, pizzerias, ice cream parlours, pastry shops etc… are permitted to
open for lunch, including the 25th and 26th December,
from 5am to 1800 every day.
of 4 people can sit at each table if they are not all cohabitants.
it is forbidden to consume food or drinks on the street.
Orange and red zones: bars, restaurants, pizzerias, etc… are
permitted to open for takeaways from 5am to 2200. Home deliveries are consented.
Yellow and orange zones: Shops - from 4th December to
January 6th, non-essential shops can remain open until 2100.
Large shopping centres - from 4th December until 15th January – only
grocery shops, pharmacies, drug stores, tobacconists, newsstands and nurseries
will be open within these centres over the weekends and holidays.
Hotels - will remain open throughout Italy, but on New Year's Eve, the
organizing of parties or dinners or dinners is prohibited. Hotel restaurants
will close at 1800 and after that time only room service will be allowed.
On News Eve a curfew will be enforced from 2200 until 7 am New Year’s day.
All of this
information has been carefully sourced from government websites, but please
double check before making any travel plans that no new regulations have since been