Lockdown in Italy: it is recommended to avoid unnecessary travel during the day.

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On 3 November 2020, the Italian authorities signed a new Decree adopting new measures in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Romania is still on the list D of Annex 20 of the Decree, which implies the extension of the measures regarding self-isolation for 14 days, for the citizens coming from Romania. The new Decree is applicable from November 6 to December 3, 2020.



Persons who have been on or transited through the Romanian territory in the last 14 days prior to arrival in Italy are subject to the obligation of self-isolation and medical supervision for a period of 14 days upon arrival on Italian territory. 

Italy has adopted new restrictive measures at home

At the same time, the Italian government has adopted new restrictive measures internally in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been in force since 6 November and is valid until 3 December 2020.

It is forbidden to travel throughout the country between 22.00 and 5.00 in the morning, except for those motivated by work, health or situations of need.

It is also recommended to avoid traveling throughout the day, except for work, education, health, emergency or the use of unsuspended services.

Any form of gathering between persons is prohibited.

Exhibitions and public visits to museums and cultural institutes are suspended. Any form of gathering between persons is prohibited.

Nurseries, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools will continue to operate with the physical presence of students and the obligation to use masks. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from wearing a mask.

The didactic activity in high school will be carried out in a proportion of 100% at a distance.

Occupancy in local public transport and regional railways (excluding school transport) is reduced to a maximum of 50%.

Shopping malls and markets will be closed on and before holidays, with the exception of pharmacies, health centers, grocery stores, tobacconists and newsagents.

The provisions regarding the obligation to wear a protective mask in the open air, in the presence of other persons, remain valid. Also, wearing a mask is mandatory in all enclosed spaces, except private homes.

It is strongly recommended to avoid receiving other people in private homes, except in situations of necessity, urgency or work.

Italy is divided into 3 zones, depending on the degree of risk of COVID-19 infection

The decree adopted these days provides for the division of the national territory into 🟡 🟠 🔴 areas, differentiated according to the degree of risk it presents and with additional restrictive measures.

According to the announcement made by the Italian Prime Minister during the evening of November 4:
🔴 In the red zone (very high risk) the regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Calabria and Valle d'Aosta were included.
🟠 In orange area (high risk) the regions of Puglia and Sicily were included.
🟡 The other regions are in the yellow area (moderate risk): Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Molise, Marche, the provinces of Trento and Bolzano, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto.

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