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The government has provided an update regarding travels restrictions.

Who will be affected?

People who need to travel to/from Italy.

Background

Due to the large outbreak of Covid–19 in Italy, new extraordinary laws were implemented and new restrictions/measures put in charge.

Impact

People who are supposed to travel to/from Italy must expect restrictions.

Implementation

DPCM 03 December 2020 regulates movements to/from Italy from 04 December to 15 January 2021 and confirms the split of Italy in 3 different areas accordingly to the seriousness of health risk and with different mobility accordingly to the area.

Curfew in Italy is from 10 pm to 5 am each day, and on 31 December 2020 from 10 pm to 7 am and only transfer for working reasons, health reasons or proved need are possible. From 21 December to 6 January 2021 in the whole country is forbidden any transfer from one region to another one and on 25 and 26 December and 01 January is forbidden any transfer from one municipality to another one if not for working reasons, health reasons, proved need or to reenter domicile/residency (if first accomodation).

The DPCM also divides countries in different typologies introducing some changes as follows:

A countries: Republic of San Marino, Vatican.

B countries: up to 9 December EU countries and Schengen countries that means Austria, Bulgaria. Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark including Faroer and Greenland, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway including Svalbard and Jan Mayen), Poland, Portugal including Azores and Madeira, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco.

From 10 December these countries pass on C list and in B list only remain countries of C list with low health risk established with proper law.

People entering Italy for any duration from countries in list B must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000.

C countries: up to 9 December Belgium, Czech Republic, France (including Guadalupa, Martinica, Guyana, Mayotte and Reunion), Romania, Spain, The Netherlands, Uk and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Channel islands, Man Island and part of Cyprus).

From 10 December: all EU countries and Schengen countries that means Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria. Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark including Faroer and Greenland, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadalupa, Martinica, Guyana, Mayotte and Reunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal including Azores and Madeira, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Channel islands, Man Island and part of Cyprus), Andorra, Monaco.

People entering Italy for any duration from countries in list C must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list C 14 days prior their arrival in Italy, even without symptoms must reach their accommodation by private transport and do a compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival, also informing authorities in case symptoms arise.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list C 14 days prior their arrival in Italy, must show at the boarding a swab with negative result done within 48 hours before the entrance in Italy.

For people entering Italy from C countries from 21 December to 06 January if the reason is different from: work, health, study, proved need, to reenter domicile/residence, citizens and close family members of EU/Schengen countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic and Vatican, UK and Northern Ireland or to allow the entrance of people resident in EU/Schengen countries who hold a EU long stay permit, these people must reach their accommodation by private transport and once they reach the accommodation must be self quarantined at home for 14 days.

D countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Uruguay.
People entering Italy for any duration from countries in list D must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000.
People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list D 14 days once they reach the accommodation must be self quarantined at home for 14 days.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list D 14 days prior their arrival in Italy, even without symptoms must reach their accommodation by private transport and do a compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival, also informing authorities in case symptoms arise.

E countries: other parts of the world including previous F countries (Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bosnia Erzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Kuwait, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru).
People entering Italy for any duration from countries in list E must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000.
People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list E 14 days once they reach the accommodation must be self quarantined at home for 14 days.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list E 14 days prior their arrival in Italy, even without symptoms must reach their accommodation by private transport and do a compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival, also informing authorities in case symptoms arise.

Transfers from/to E countries, entrance and transit in Italy of people who stayed/transited in those countries 14 days prior the arrival in Italy are forbidden. Movements are allowed (by official proof) if the reason is work, health, study, proved need, to reenter domicile/residence, or to allow the entrance of citizens and close family members of EU/Schengen countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic and Vatican, UK and Northern Ireland or to allow the entrance of people resident in EU/Schengen countries who hold a EU long stay permit.

F Countries: this list is not existing anymore and these countries are included in E countries.

There are exceptions for:

– People entering Italy for less than 120 hours for working reasons, health reasons, proved need and after this term leave the country or start a quarantine period;
– Citizen or people resident in another EU country or countries listed in A, B, C, D area entering Italy for working reasons if in the 14 days prior to their arrival have not transited/stayed in C list countries;
– Some specific categories of workers.

Next Steps (or) Actions Required

People who need to travel to/outside Italy, must consider the new conditions and check with the airline further restrictions/travel bans.

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