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Italy - Covid-19 regulations:
On August 7th, a new decree of the President of the Council extends most of the measures for the containment of Covid-19 to September and confirms the main precautions: mandatory use of masks in closed places, social distancing and prohibition of assembly. The decree extends the ban on entry for those coming from 13 non-Schengen states and includes the guidelines agreed with the regions on public transport.Sources: www.enac.gov.it/en.www.viaggiaresicuri.it/.
Last updated: 11th August 2020
Since June 3, travel within Italy is possible, without the obligation of self-certification.Some regions require specific requirements (arrival communication, registration, temperature measurement).
From June 11, travel to / from EU Member States, Schengen States Parties, the United Kingdom, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City are not subject to restrictions, with the exception of Bulgaria and Romania. Up to August 10th, people who intend to enter the national territory and who have stayed in or transited through Bulgaria, Romania and Andorra in the previous fourteen days are subject to health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.
There is a ban on entry to and transit through Italy to people who in the 14 previous days have stayed or transited in the following countries: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Serbia. In order to ensure an adequate level of health protection, direct and indirect flights to and from the countries indicated above are also suspended.
25 airports are already operational. The new decree removes the ban on boarding with hand luggage. In case of overcrowding of the plane, the operator can determine which type of baggage must be checked in. If there is clothing that is not being worn, it will be necessary to keep it in sterilized envelopes. Face masks must be properly used at all times and changed every four hours.
Public transport is operating at a maximum 50% capacity. On August 1st the Minister of Public Health proclaimed an order to revert all exceptions to this rule. Onboard ticket selling should be suspended provided that the relevant agencies give their authorization.
In case of symptoms of respiratory infections (fever, cough, cold), it is not possible to use public transport.
A maximum of two passengers are permitted on board and must be seated behind the driver with personal protective equipment. On August 1st the Minister of Public Health proclaimed an order to revert all exceptions to this rule.
Guides and groups must use face masks, respect at least 1m distance from one another (possible for members of the same family to stay closer), frequent use of hand sanitizer. Itineraries must be fixed in advance as much as possible. Groups must be small and audioguides can be used and must be duly sanitized at the end of each service.
Masks are compulsory for all passengers. Masks and gloves are compulsory for drivers. Mandatory coach disinfection every day; 1 m distance must be guaranteed between passengers. Two seats per pax unless part of the same family. No pax on the hostess seat allowed. Some regions now allow 100% coach capacity, e.g. Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Liguria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trento, Puglia, Sicily, Campania and Piemonte.
Mandatory temperature measurement at high-speed railway stations for all long-distance train passengers. If it is higher than 37.5, access to trains will not be allowed. On August 1st the Minister of Public Health proclaimed an order to reinstate the obligation to keep at least 1m distance between people.
Regarding onboard catering services, there will be the delivery of food and drinks in sealed and single-dose packaging by staff equipped with a mask and gloves.
Green light for the reopening of the shops. Opening hours can be extended. Face masks must be used at all times both by clients and by clerks. The disinfection of hands before touching any goods or, as an alternative, the use of disposable gloves, particularly for food and drinks and when trying on clothes, is mandatory. Due to capacity limits, clients may be required to queue outside.
Tables must be arranged in such a way as to ensure that at least 1 meter of separation between customers is maintained. This distance can only be reduced by resorting to physical barriers between the different tables. Self-service buffet consumption is not allowed. Clients must use face masks except when seated. Restaurants will keep a record of all bookings for 14 days.
At reception there may be physical barriers. Automated check-in and check-out systems should be set up where possible. At the end of each work shift, the receptionist must clean the work surface and the equipment used. Guests must always wear a mask, while employees are always required to use masks when in the presence of customers and in any event in which it is not possible to guarantee the interpersonal distance of at least one meter.
The main Tourist Attractions in Italy (Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Uffizi, Pompei excavation, Pisa Tower, Doge Palace) reopened with the mandatory use of face masks, thermo-scanners at the entrance, hand sanitization and reduced group sizes. Reservations are required for most attractions, there will be fixed one-way itineraries inside and some parts may be closed due to limited space.
Cinemas, theatres and concert halls have reopened, but with a limit of 1,000 seated people for outdoor shows and 200 seated people for indoor shows. The reopening of indoor and outdoor dance halls is still postponed. Events such as fairs and conferences will be allowed from September 1st, activities related to preparations of such events, provided that all other guidelines for social distancing are still enforced, have been permitted since August 9th.