06 / 11 / 2020

New COVID rules

A new emergency decree was signed on Tuesday evening and came into force today, 6th November. It has again stopped short of a full national lockdown but has introduced a national curfew between 10pm and 5am. It has also introduced a 3 tier national framework meaning that different rules apply in different regions of the country. The tiers are graded yellow, orange and red.

The whole country has been placed in the yellow tier as a minimum. Piedmont (where we are) along with Lombardy, Calabria, & Valle d’Aosta are in the red tier, the highest possible.

Red zone: Travel between neighbouring municipalities is forbidden. Even moving around your own area is forbidden unless you can prove you are travelling for essential reasons. If you do go outside you need to carry with you a self declaration form. Bars, cafes restaurants and shops are closed to the public unless they are deemed as essential, for example supermarkets. Face masks must be worn at all times.

International travellers to Italy: Travellers from the UK, along with other European countries, are required to provide a negative PCR test or take a test on arrival. Many airports now have testing facilities. If you’re arriving with a test result then it must have been carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival.

The decree will be in place until 3rd December.