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At a glance: What are the coronavirus rules in my region of Italy now?
As Italy continues to update its coronavirus rules, here's our constantly updated guide to bookmark on exactly what you and and can’t do in the country these days.
Published: 4 November 2020 17:43 CET
Updated: 1 December 2020 10:34 CET
Cycling in Turin, where coronavirus restrictions have just been relaxed. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
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This article was last updated on November 30th.
Under Italy's latest emergency decree, the Italian goverment tightened the coronavirus rules for the fourth time in three weeks in response to the country's worsening coronavirus situation.
As well as introducing a nationwide curfew, the government announced a new national three-tier framework which means certain rules now differ based on where you are in Italy.
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The first rules came into force on Friday November 6th and have been updated several times since, most recently on Sunday, November 29th.
The following measures, contained in the official text of the latest emergency decree, apply across the whole country until at least December 3rd.
Evening curfew
 
Under the new decree, Italy declared a nationwide curfew between 10pm and 5am.
 
This means you must stay indoors unless you can prove you need to leave the house for work or health-related reasons. In that case, you'll need to take a copy of the self-certification form with you.
 
Museums and galleries must close, and shopping centres are shut at weekends.
 
Bars and restaurants are closed at all times in high-risk areas, though delivery service is allowed and takeaway is also permitted until curfew begins at 10pm.
 
Bars and restaurants were already closed to the public at 6pm nationwide under measures introduced in October.
 
Photo: AFP
 
The number of passengers on public transport has been cut from 80 percent to 50 percent, with the exception of school transport.
 
People are asked to only use public transport if is absolutely necessary or for work.
 
Public agencies and private firms have been told to allow employees to work remotely as much as possible.
 
Further restrictions in red and orange zones
In addition to the national rules above, the new regional tier system means red, orange and yellow zones have differing restrictions.
From Sunday November 29th, the regions are classified as follows:
Red (high risk) zones: Abruzzo, Campania, Tuscany, Valle d'Aosta, autonomous province of Bolzano (also known as Alto Adige/South Tyrol).
Orange (medium-high risk) zones: Basilicata, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, Umbria.
Yellow (moderate risk) zones: Lazio, Liguria, Molise, Sardinia, Sicily, Veneto, autonomous province of Trento (also known as Trentino). 
If a region is currently an orange zone, the national rules apply, plus:
Travel restrictions
People in orange zones are not allowed to travel from one area to another unless for essential reasons, according to the decree text, by either public or private transport.
 
You can enter or leave an orange or red zone only for reasons of work, study, health or emergency, which must be justified using a self-certification form.
Business closures
Bars, cafes, restaurants, pastry shops and other food businesses must close to the public.
 
Home delivery is still allowed, and takeaway is permitted until curfew at 10pm.
 
Shops including hairdressers and bookshops remain open.
 
 
In the higher-risk red zones the national and orange zone rules apply, plus:
Travel restrictions
In addition to not being allowed to travel from one municipality to another, people in red zones are not allowed to move around within their own area unless for essential reasons, by either public or private transport.
 
If you need to leave your home for work, study, health or emergency reasons these must be justified using a self-certification form.
 
You can only enter or leave an orange or red zone for the same urgent reasons.
Business closures
In addition to bars, cafes, restaurants, pastry shops and other catering businesses being closed to the public, as in orange zones, shops are closed except for those deemed essential, which include supermarkets and other food shops, tabacchi, bookshops and stationary shops.
 
Hairdressers and beauticians can also remain open.
Some schools closed 
Distance learning is mandatory for the second grade of middle school (scuola media) and upwards in red zone areas, and for high schools everywhere else.
 
Infant and primary schools (scuola dell’infanzia, scuola primaria) may remain open for in-person teaching across the country, including in red zone areas, the decree states.
No sports
All sports activities are suspended but “motor activity” (solo exercise such as running or jogging) is allowed, the decree states.
 
Regional and city authorities may also put their own additional measures in place in response to the situation locally.
 
READ ALSO:  Where to find the latest Covid-19 information for your region of Italy
 
Many other rules, which have now been in place across Italy for months, remain in place under the latest decree.
 
Cinemas, theatres, gyms and fitness centres were shut down by a previous decree on October 24th. 
 
Betting shops, bingo halls and arcades are also closed, and slot machines in bars and other businesses cannot be used.
 
Q&A: Your key questions about Italy's coronavirus rules answered
 
Photo: AFP
 
Face masks remain mandatory in public
 
Wearing a mask in Italy is obligatory whenever you leave your home, at all times of the day and in all parts of the country, under rules introduced on October 7th.
 
The fines for refusing to wear a mask are currently between €400 and €1,000, with police patrols deployed to check that people are complying.
 
The requirements on social distancing and regular handwashing and sanitising also remain in place.
 
People are instructed to keep a distance of one metre from others at all times, and anyone who with a temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius is obliged to stay at home.
 

 
International travel restrictions remain in place
 
The rules on travelling to Italy remain unchanged under the latest emergency decree.
 
Unrestricted travel is still permitted from most EU countries as well as Schengen zone countries.
 
Travellers are still divided into six categories with different rules applicable, depending on the country they are travelling from.
 
Mandatory testing for some travellers
Travellers from several other European countries including the UK are required to take a test on or before arrival in Italy.
Travellers can either get tested before their journey – both the PCR nasal swab and the finger-prick tests are accepted, so long as they're carried out no more than 72 hours before your journey – or within 48 hours of arriving.
Local travel rules and testing procedures can also vary by region.
READ ALSO: Travelling to Italy? Here's what you need to know about coronavirus tests
Rules are subject to change at any time in any of these 20 regions, as well as in Italian cities under municipal rules.
 
For this reason you should check the rules with the local authorities in your city and region, and in any city or region you plan to visit.
 
See the Italian health ministry's website for more information on the current public health measures.
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The mandatory EU-wide mask requirement for air travel is set to be dropped from Monday, May 16th, but airlines may still require passengers to wear masks on some or all flights
Published: 11 May 2022 16:17 CEST
Europe-wide facemask rules on flights are set to be ditched as early as next week in light of new recommendations from health and air safety experts.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) dropped recommendations for mandatory mask-wearing in airports and during flights in updated Covid-19 safety measures for travel issued on Wednesday, May 11th.
#EASA and #ECDC have taken the first steps to relax #COVID19 measures for air travelers. While the wearing of face masks will no longer be mandatory it is important to be respectful of others. The full protocol is available here:​https://t.co/Oetq26Xd0g​pic.twitter.com/eBAvQxIEzp
— EASA (@EASA) May 11, 2022
The new rules are expected to be rolled out from Monday, May 16th, but airlines may still continue to require the wearing of masks on some or all of flights. And the updated health safety measures still say that wearing a face mask remains one of the best ways to protect against the transmission of the virus.
The joint EASA/ECDC statement reminded travellers that masks may still be required on flights to destinations in certain countries that still require the wearing of masks on public transport and in transport hubs.
It also recommends that vulnerable passengers should continue to wear a face mask regardless of the rules, ideally an FFP2/N95/KN95 type mask which offers a higher level of protection than a standard surgical mask.
“From next week, face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” EASA executive director Patrick Ky said in the statement. 
“For passengers and air crews, this is a big step forward in the normalisation of air travel. Passengers should however behave responsibly and respect the choices of others around them. And a passenger who is coughing and sneezing should strongly consider wearing a face mask, for the reassurance of those seated nearby.”  
ECDC director Andrea Ammon added: “The development and continuous updates to the Aviation Health Safety Protocol in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have given travellers and aviation personnel better knowledge of the risks of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. 
“While risks do remain, we have seen that non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccines have allowed our lives to begin to return to normal. 
“While mandatory mask-wearing in all situations is no longer recommended, it is important to be mindful that together with physical distancing and good hand hygiene it is one of the best methods of reducing transmission. 
“The rules and requirements of departure and destination states should be respected and applied consistently, and travel operators should take care to inform passengers of any required measures in a timely manner.”
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