Covid rules in Italy

 

Italy is divided into colored areas based on the epidemiological risk; different rules apply, depending on the colour. The update is carried out weekly and is determined by the curve of the infections.

 

These provisions are updated as of June 14, 2021, errors and omissions excepted. For further details, please visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Health.

 

Rules valid throughout the national territory 

 

You are obliged to wear a mask at all times, including outdoors, and maintain a distance of at least one meter from other people; gatherings are prohibited.

 

It is permitted to move, including for tourism, between regions and autonomous provinces that are classified as yellow and white, while for those classified as red or orange it is only permitted if you present a Digital Green Certificate.

 

The Digital Green Certificate is a document that confirms the administration of the vaccine, recovery from Covid-19 or the negativity of an antigenic or molecular swab in the 48 hours preceding entry. It is issued by the institution that carried out the vaccine/test or by your GP. Only children up to 2 years of age are exempted.

 

All movements are prohibited during curfew hours, from 12 am to 5 am, is prohibited, with the exception of white regions. You can only move during the curfew for reasons of work, health or for other urgent reasons, and only if you are carrying self-certification.

 

WHITE ZONE

Total freedom of movements, day and night.

All activities are open, including arcades, casinos, betting agencies and bingo halls. All amusement parks, community and recreation centers are open. Nightclubs are open but dancing is not allowed, and it is only possible to eat, drink and listen to music.

Wearing a mask, including outdoors, and social distancing of at least 1 meter is still compulsory.

YELLOW ZONE

It is permitted to move freely within the region without obligation of justification and it is also permitted to move between regions classified as yellow, but until 15 June only one visit per day is allowed, up to a limit of four adults in addition to those already living together in the destination home. People who are traveling can bring with them minors under the age of 18 over whom they exercise parental responsibility, people with disabilities and people who are not self-sufficient and cohabiting.

All major commercial activities are open to the public, including shopping malls/outlets. Museums and places of culture are open but on public holidays and pre-holiday days it is necessary to book your visit in advance. Catering activities such as bars, pubs and restaurants are open, including for dinner.

It is permitted to carry out any sports activity outdoors, including team and contact activities, but it is forbidden to use the changing rooms.

Cinema shows, plays, other theatrical performances and concerts are also permitted outdoors, but only with seat reservations and maintaining the required distance. Indoors, there is a limited number of spectators, subject to the necessary social distancing. 

Gyms and sports stadiums will reopen with limited access to the facilities, both outdoors and indoors.

Outdoor pools are open and from 1 July also the indoor ones.

From 15 June, fairs will be allowed and amusement parks wll reopen, while from 1 July spas and thermal water centers, conventions and congresses will reopen.

ORANGE ZONE

It is permitted to move freely within the municipality without the need for justification. It is also permitted to travel from municipalities with no more than 5,000 inhabitants, within a distance of 30 km, except to the provincial capitals. 

From 26 April to 15 June, it is permitted to visit relatives or friends in the same municipality. One visit per day is permitted, up to a limit of four adults in addition to those already living together in the destination home.People who are traveling can bring with them minors under the age of 18 over whom they exercise parental responsibility, people with disabilities and people who are not self-sufficient and cohabiting.

Sports activities are only permitted within your municipality. All sports and spas are closed, with the exception of rehabilitation or therapeutic activities and for the training of athletes, both professional and non-professional, who must participate in recognized competitions and events of national importance.

All major commercial activities are open to the public with the exception of shopping malls which are open only on weekdays. Dining activities, such as bars, pubs, and restaurants are open only for takeout until 10 pm. There are no time limits for home delivery service. Gyms and swimming pools, discos and ballrooms, events, congresses, fairs, stadiums, museums and places of culture are closed. 

RED ZONE

It is not permitted to leave one's home except for reasons of health or work or for urgent reasons (purchase of necessities). 

It is possible to go out for a walk, but only in the vicinity of your home.

Individual sports activities are only permitted in the vicinity of your home. All sports and spas are closed, with the exception of rehabilitation or therapeutic activities and for the training of athletes, both professional and non-professional, who must participate in recognized competitions and events of national importance.

Only commercial activities providing food and basic necessities are open to the public. 

It is not permitted to visit relatives or friends, even in the same municipality. You must always be able to demonstrate that your movement falls within those permitted, including by means of a self-declaration form that can be completed on pre-printed forms already supplied to the state police forces and local police forces. 

Catering businesses such as bars, pubs and restaurants are only open for takeout until 10 pm. There are no time limits for home delivery service. 

Gyms and swimming pools, discos and ballrooms, events, congresses, fairs, stadiums, museums and places of culture are closed.