Italy Update, 6th-10th July 2020

10 July 2020

Following the DECREE LAW N. 33 of May 16th 2020 and the Prime Ministerial Decree of May 17th 2020, as of 3 June, travel to and from the following countries is freely permitted for any reason and it is no longer applied the health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days, unless people coming from these countries have stayed in different countries during the 14 days prior to entering Italy:


– EU Member States (in addition to Italy, the following are EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Czech Republic);
– 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, it was also stipulated that from July 1st to 14th 2020, the entry into the national territory of third-country nationals legally resident in the following states and territories is permitted (without travel justification): Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. For nationals of third States residing in these 14 States, however, the obligation of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation continues to apply in Italy in the manner set out in Articles 4 and 5 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of June 11th 2020.

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. 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

Enit carried out a telephone survey on a sample of almost 4 thousand Italian individuals to understand who will be the tourists in summer 2020: it is mainly men who are the Italian holidaymakers this year (56% of cases), who are between 36 and 55 years old (40%). Graduates (45%) will go on holiday, while only 23% of graduates will have a well-deserved rest. More than half will organize family trips (54%) and only 38% in pairs. 23.7% of pensioners will not give up their holidays, followed by office workers (23.6%), workers (15%) while only 5.4% are managers and 4.2% are freelancers.

The mood towards the present economic situation is mostly positive (39%) and neutral (37%), while a lower percentage of 24% is negative. 

Reservations are slowing starting again, but the desire for Italy remains very high on the net: from March 18th to June 28th there are a total of 837,2 thousand mentions – of which 68,3 thousand appeared on the web and 768,9 thousand from social networks – which produced 227,1 million interactions.

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