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Travelling to Italy in the Time of Covid-19: all you need to know.

Italy’s lockdown measures have eased and 3rd June 2020 marked an important step forward. Now people can move with no restrictions from one Italian region to another, but also its national borders are now open to some tourists. To help you below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about travelling to Italy.
Please note that even if this is the current situation, things may change depending on the new decisions taken by governments due to the level of contagion around the world.

Who can travel to Italy?
Since June 3rd Italy allows you to enter the country with no restrictions if you come from E.U./Schengen area countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland. Also included are UK and northern Ireland, Monaco and Andorra, Vatican City and San Marino.
Its recommended, even if you come from one of these areas, and Italy allows you to enter, that you should also check if your own country allows you to go abroad and to Italy in particular, as not all European countries have reopened borders yet. And also check if your country requires you to quarantine yourself or not upon return.

Those arriving in Italy won’t have to undergo the 14-day self-quarantine anymore unless they’ve been in countries different from those stated above in the 14 days prior to entry into Italy. For example, a person who enters Italy from France on June 14 will be subject to trustee isolation if he or she entered France from the United States on June 4, but will not be subject to isolation if the transfer from the United States to France took place before May 30 or if he or she stayed in Germany between May 31 and June 13.
At a community level, within EU/Shengen area unrestricted reopening will take place progressively from 15 to 30 June. Each country will regulate it independently with all other countries. So, for instance, even if according to the Italian law, Germans and Swiss could now reach Italy, we know that on their hand Germany and Switzerland reopen with Italy only starting from that date.

Once in Italy, can I travel throughout Italy without restrictions?
Yes, you have freedom of movement without conditions almost everywhere from one Italian region to another, although there are still some restrictions for different regions. Specifically to the Lake Garda area:
Restrictions for Veneto region
In Veneto an ordinance, in force until 14 June, does not provide for restrictions on arrival or special tracking (subject to general prescriptions: with a temperature above 37.5, for example, you cannot travel, as established by the government) . A face mask is mandatory only in closed places, while outside it is provided only in crowded places and on all occasions when it is not possible to implement the social distancing.
Restrictions for Lombardy region
The spacing of at least one metre remains in force; the measure should be doubled in case of physical activity. Where this distance cannot be respected, and in public places (from public transport to shops), a face mask must be worn (which in Lombardy, Trentino, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and should also be worn outdoors).
Restrictions for Trentino-Alto Adige region
There are no particular limitations or controls, except for the temperature control (carried out on arriving trains and planes, and possible along the roads). However, it will be necessary to wear the mask outdoors, at least until June 14, in the province of Trento.
What if you come from another country?
People from all other destinations (outside EU) won’t be able until July 1st to enter Italy. This is when EU will open its borders to non EU countries. But even in this case, this doesn’t mean that your country allows you to travel to Italy or travel with no restrictions. Travel to Italy for proven work requirements, absolute urgency or health reasons is permitted.
What if I transit through other European countries to reach Italy?
When driving through other countries in your journey to Italy, officials may ask you for transit documents during borders control – which could consist basically in a self-declaration form for travel. Its recommended to check the official websites of the Ministry of Health and/or the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for detailed information about any countrys you’re intend to cross.
When in Italy always remember to wear your face mask in public places such as shops, hairdressers and on all public transport, planes, trains, buses or taxis. Or when you go to the restaurant and whenever you leave your table. Remember to cleanse your hands with the hand sanitisers you’ll find at the entrance of every shop, bank, etc. before entering. If required, the entrance to some places could also be subject to temperature measurement. An example is Trenitalia that has announced that body temperature will be detected. In many cases, as for hairdressers and beaches, the reservation is still required.