10 September 2020
The Italian Council of Ministers met on October 7, 2020, in order to decide on the extension of the state of emergency due to COVID-1 until January 31, 2021 and introduce new prevention measures against the spread of the virus.
Since Thursday, October 8, it has been made mandatory to always have a mask (in one’s bag or pocket, provided that hygiene rules are followed).
Masks will always have to be worn, indoors as outdoors, unless you are in a secluded location, are practising sports (whether outdoors or indoors) or are cycling. However, you will always have to have a mask with you and wear it when meeting other people.
Administrative penalties ranging from € 400 to € 1,000 will apply to those not complying with the rules.
The obligation to wear masks indoors (that is, in shops and any places open to the general public, bars and restaurants when leaving one’s table, public transport, trains and planes), and, more generally speaking, in any closed places other than private homes, has been confirmed.
The mass gathering prohibition will still apply, and be made even more stringent by the Government, especially at night and at weekends. Police checks will be intensified.
Furthermore, the list of countries considered at risk has been updated to include mandatory testing for those arriving from:
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
Finally, let us remind you that:
- testing is already mandatory for those arriving from: Croatia, Malta, some regions of France and Spain;
- an entry ban to Italy is in force for those arriving from: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic and Serbia, with the exception of EU nationals (including Italian nationals) and their families having officially been residing in Italy since a certain date which varies as the case may be;
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