Italy Update, 11th-17th July 2020

20 July 2020

On July 14th, the Italian Prime Minister signed a new Decree stating that the preventing measures to contain COVID-19 contagion including the mandatory mask to be worn indoor, social distancing, the ban to gathering and creation of crowds, respect of sanitary protocols and the stop of the entrance from selected countries will remain in force until July 31st. More info

Following the DECREE LAW N. 33 of May 16th 2020 and the Prime Ministerial Decree of May 17th 2020as of 3 June, travel to and from the following countries is freely permitted and it is no longer applied the health surveillance and isolation for 14 days, unless people have stayed in different countries during the 14 days prior to entering Italy:
– EU Member States;
– States part of the Schengen Agreement (non-EU States part of the Schengen Agreement are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland);
– United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
– Andorra, Principality of Monaco;
– the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State.

Following the Order of the Minister of Health on June 30th 2020, from July 1st to 14th 2020, the entry into the national territory of third-country nationals legally resident in the following states is freely permitted: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.

On July 9th, the Minister of Health signed a new Decree blocking arrivals in Italy from 13 countries: people who in the previous 14 days have stayed or transited in Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic will not be allowed to enter or transit Italy. On July 16th, also Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo were added to the list. Moreover, in order to ensure an adequate level of health protection, direct or indirect flights to and from the mentioned countries are also suspended. More info

Airport transit is allowed: those who enter Italy by air can take, without leaving the airport, another aircraft to any national or international destination.

Additional information is available on the Farnesina website here.

 

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*The openings of the borders  are intended without quarantine period at entry.

 

TRAVEL IN BUSINESS

According to Coldiretti/Ixè survey during the presentation of the report “Piccoli comuni e cammini d’Italia” by the Symbola Foundation, one Italian out of 4 (25%) who will go on holiday in summer 2020 has chosen a destination close to home, within his region of residence, under the pressure of the coronavirus emergency. Despite the green light to travel throughout the country and abroad – explains Coldiretti – the choice of a more “homely” holiday involves an important slice of the population from north to south of the Peninsula. The return to the zero km holiday of Italians represents a great hope for the national tourism that is worth 102 billion euros per year according to Coldiretti analysis on Istat data. More info

 

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BRAND

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CULTURE

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