New Travel rules between Italian regions

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Published on Feb 11, 2021 | Last updated on Jun 8, 2021

Updated Classification of regions: 

 Regions have signed ordinances into effect designating the whole of the province of Perugia (in Umbria), six towns in the province of Terni, three towns in Abruzzo, and one town in Tuscany red zones from Monday, 8 February 2021. The six towns in the province of Terni are Ameilia, Attigliano, Calvi dell’Umbria, Lugnano in Teverina, Montegabbione, and San Venanzo. The three towns in Abruzzo are San Giovanni Teatino and Atessa (in the province of Chieti) and Tocco da Casuaria (in the province of Pescara), while in Tuscany, it is the town of Chiusi (in the province of Siena).
 Additionally, the President of the autonomous province of Bolzano has decided to implement lockdown measures until 28 February 2021, like the closure of non-essential commercial activities despite its Orange Zone classification.
 In addition, the Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is also in effect from Monday, 8 February. The ban on interregional travel remains and the classifications are as follows:
 • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: Puglia, Sicily, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano. 
 • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place, but recall travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
 • Nobody is allowed in or out of the region, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons; for school attendance as allowed by the present decree; or to return to one’s legal residence. Passing through orange zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed. 
 • Likewise, leaving one’s municipality is also not allowed, except for the above stated reasons. However, for persons in towns with less than 5000 inhabitants, travel is allowed within a 30km radius, but not to provincial capitals. In addition, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same region, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of two persons may make such journeys, plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves. 
 • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue. 
 • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations. 
 • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones. 
 You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
 • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from work), health or other urgent reasons may be out. Such persons will need to be prepared to justify their outing through a self-certification form available here. In any case, it is strongly recommended at any point of the day that persons do not leave their homes except for work, health or other urgent reasons OR to engage in physical activity or to make use of any ongoing services. 
 • Movements within the regions: It is possible to visit one other private residence within the same region, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of two persons may make such journeys, plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves. 
 • Masks: It continues to be mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors. 
 • Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times! 
 • The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures, which continue to be priorities. 
 • Self-isolation continues to be mandatory for persons exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory infection with a fever (above 37.5 degrees); such individuals must remain at home and contact their doctor. 
 • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible. 
 • Events:
 • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience. 
 • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned. 
 • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit. 
 • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies. 
 • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited. 
 • The following types of venues are closed:
 • Streets or squares in urban centers prone to the formation of crowds may be closed all or part of the day, though allowing access to legitimate commercial activities and private residences. 
 • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open. 
 • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas closed. Sports activities may continue to be carried out in outdoors sports centers and clubs as long as social distancing requirements are respected and the use of their locker rooms/changing rooms is prohibited. 
 • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday) 
 • Ski areas 
 • Amusement parks 
 • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility) 
 • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors 
 • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided. 
 • Outdoor exercise: May be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee. 
 • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed. 
 • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected 
 • Services to individuals may continue to be allowed as long as safety protocols are followed and only if regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories 
 • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.