10 December 2020
While Italy is still divided into 3 different zones (yellow, orange and red), each based on specific measures for containing the Covid-19 virus, a New Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) came into force on December 3, 2020, introducing further limitations which will be applicable from December 21, 2020 to January 6, 2021.
- Travel between regions will be banned, including to holiday homes and between regions classified as yellow zones.
- People will be allowed to return to their places of residence or domicile, but will not be permitted to reach their holiday homes located in other regions or in autonomous provinces.
- On December 25 and 26, and on January 1, travel outside city limits will be banned, except for proven working needs, health reasons or situations of urgency, with self-certification.
- The current nationwide overnight curfew from 10.00pm to 5.00am will remain in place until January 6, and will also apply on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and Epiphany.
- From December 4 to January 6, shops will be permitted to remain open until 9.00pm, whereas shopping centres will remain closed at weekends and on holidays.
- Restaurants, including hotel restaurants, will be open on December 25 and 26 and on January 1 for lunch only.
- Ski lifts will remain closed, except for ski racers.
- Those returning to Italy from a foreign country for which testing is mandatory before December 20, will have to be tested. Whereas from December 21, anyone returning to Italy from abroad, including from EU countries, will have to observe a 10-day quarantine period.
- Secondary schools will gradually reopen starting from January 7.