[updated 12/03/2020] Italy – COVID-19 Emergency measures extended nationwide

Mar 09, 2020

[LATEST UPDATES ON 12/03/2020]

COVID-19 Emergency measures extended nationwide

On March 11th, following the March 9th decree that put the entire country of Italy on lockdown, the Italian government has published a further decree extending and reinforcing those restrictive measures in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 across Italy. The entire country is now on lockdown, with the new “I stay at home” Decree, limiting all social activities, with all public events and indoor activities (e.g. concerts, fitness centers, theaters) suspended; schools and universities will remain closed until April 3rd; starting March 12th, also restaurants and bars have to stay closed, as well as all businesses and retail stores, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, tobacco shops, newsstands (with the appropriate safety distances).

It is forbidden for individuals who are quarantined or positive to the virus to leave their homes and to travel. Travel is allowed only for documented work reasons, health reasons or other serious reasons. Those travelling outside their region or their cities can only do so out of serious necessity. It is mandatory to provide a signed self-certification on the reason of travel. Travel is only permitted for compelling business reasons, health reasons, or because they have to return home. The required self-certification can also be signed in front of the police officer, who shall provide the required form. At the airport, travellers are required to show not only the travel document but also the signed self-certification. Individuals landing in Italy will be required to declare the reason of travel upon entry.

Download self-certification form here: https://www.interno.gov.it/sites/default/files/allegati/nuovo_modello_autodichiarazione_23.03.2020_compilabile.pdf

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[10/03/2020]

On March 9th, the Italian government has published a further decree extending restrictive measures to the entire country in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 across Italy. New measures implemented in the Red Zones only a day ago, are now applied nationwide.  Italy is now on lockdown, with the new “I stay at home” Decree, limiting all social activities, with all public events and indoor activities (e.g. concerts, fitness centers, theaters) suspended; schools and universities will remain closed until April 3rd; restaurants and bars can only be open until 6PM and must follow strict health guidelines (e.g. safety distance between people) or will be fined.

It is forbidden for individuals who are quarantined or positive to the virus to leave their homes and to travel.Travel is allowed only for documented work reasons, health reasons or other serious reasons. Those travelling outside their region or their cities can only do so out of serious necessity. It is mandatory to provide a signed self-certification on the reason of travel. Travel is only permitted for compelling business reasons, health reasons, or because they have to return home. The required self-certification can also be signed in front of the police officer, who shall provide the required form. At the airport, travellers are required to show not only the travel document but also the signed self-certification. Individuals landing in Italy will be required to declare the reason of travel upon entry.

 


[08/03/2020]

ITALY – New decree introduces COVID-19-related measure

On March 8th, the Italian government has published a decree with new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 across Italy. The government has extended the Red Zones and implemented new measures on those areas in the North of Italy.
The entire region of Lombardy is now on lockdown, as well as the provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro, Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli, Padova, Treviso and Venice.

Measures applied to the “red zones” are meant to contain the spread of the virus across the entire country. It is recommended to stay home and avoid social interactions; it is forbidden for individuals who are quarantined or positive to the virus to leave their homes and to travel. All public events and indoor activities (e.g. concerts, fitness centers, theaters) are suspended; schools and universities will remain closed until April 3rd; restaurants and bars can only be open until 6PM and have to follow strict health guidelines (e.g. safety distance between people) or will be fined.

Travel in and out from the restricted area should be avoided, as well as travel within the area. Travel may be allowed only for documented work reasons, health reasons or other serious reasons. Individuals who are resident or domiciled outside the area are however allowed to return back to their homes.

Travelers who are residents or domiciled in the restricted area are required to provide a signed self-certification on the reason of travel. The required self- certification can also be signed in front of the police officer, who shall provide the required form. At the airport, travelers leaving the “red-zone” are required to show not only the travel document but also the signed self-certification.
Individuals landing at “red-zone” airport will be required to declare the reason of travel upon entry.

The decree has extended some of the new measures to the rest of the country as well, especially those that limit or forbid public gathering and in general social interaction, however for the moment there’s no restriction on travel for people living outside the “red zone”.

Giuditta Petreni

Giuditta Petreni has over 10 years of experience in assisting companies and business investors with relocation of managers and staff to Italy. Giuditta has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on a full range of Italian immigration categories. She is fluent in Italian and English.

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