What should everyone know about Italy

Easter vacation 2021 in Italy: everything you need to know about corona restrictions in Italy

The Italian government led by Mario Draghi has decided to tighten the corona restrictions in Italy during Easter 2021. This provides for a complete lockdown, similar to that at Christmas time. The Italian Prime Minister said Italy needed to protect itself as much as possible until the vaccination campaign, which is still at an early stage, progressed. Here is all the important information about the new corona restrictions in Italy.

Can I currently travel to Italy?

The first question that many are asking is about traveling to Italy from abroad. Can you go to Italy for Easter this year? It depends on. From March 6th to April 6th, 2021, entry into Italy is subject to certain restrictions. Whether or not you can enter Italy depends heavily on your country of origin and the destination region.

At the moment there is one Travel warning from the Federal Foreign Office and Italy continues to be classified as a corona risk area. You must have one upon entry negative corona test present (PCR or antigen) that must not be more than 48 hours old. Those who cannot submit a corona test must adhere to a 14-day quarantine. You will also need to fill out a self-declaration form before entering the country. After entering the country, you must report to the competent Italian health department (Dipartimento di prevenzione del’azienda sanitaria locale).

Travel between the different regions of Italy is prohibited until March 27th. If your destination is in a different region than the region in which you are entering Italy, you may be refused entry. Exceptions to this rule only apply for compelling reasons such as work, health, urgent matters or the return to the usual place of residence.

Note that if you travel to Italy on Easter 2021, just like Italian nationals, you will be subject to all Corona restrictions.

Which corona restrictions apply in Italy at Easter?

The Italian regions are classified into colored risk zones. All regions that were previously classified in yellow are now orange following the government's new measures. Regions with an incidence greater than 250 are red zones. Currently belong to thesered zones the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano as well as Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Marche, Basilicata and Campania.

Please note that the corona restrictions of the red zones apply throughout Italy over the Easter holidays from April 3rd to 5th, 2021. The The only exception in Italy is the island of Sardinia, which is Italy's only white zone and does not have the same restrictions as the rest of the country.

What are the restrictions in the red and orange zones?

In the red zones Italy's strictest Corona restrictions apply: all schools, restaurants, shops and museums are closed. Visiting friends and relatives in the red zone is also prohibitedunless it is an emergency or caring for vulnerable relatives. In orange zones it is suggested to the citizens to stay at home if possible. Travel to another private house with a maximum of 2 people is allowed once a day (children under 14 years are not counted). Hairdressers and beauty salons must also remain closed.

What do I have to consider when returning to Germany from Italy?

Since Italy is classified as a risk area, there is one Quarantine obligation for travelers returning from Italy. Before entering Germany, you must fill out an online form and go to your place of residence as soon as you return. No later than 48 hours after your entry, you must prove that you were not infected with Corona at the time of entry. The quarantine can be interrupted on the fifth day at the earliest in order to carry out a corona test. If this turns out to be negative, the quarantine can be lifted. It should be noted that the federal states implement the regulations differently, so that you should definitely inform yourself about the individual regulations of your federal state.

Rules for driving through Switzerland and Austria

If you drive to Italy, special rules apply in some cases. For example, if you enter Italy via Austria, you can register beforehand stayed in Austria for no longer than 12 hours to have. You must submit a corresponding declaration on the above-mentioned entry form for Italy. The reintroduced border controls between Germany and Austria can too Traffic jams on the Brenner motorway heading north to lead. In addition, when traveling through the virus variant area Tyrol, there may be further requirements for those returning to Germany. The border with Switzerland is open.

Note at Driving in Italythat one general obligation to protect the mouth and nose for all occupants of the car if they do not come from the same household. In addition, a maximum of two people per row of seats are permitted; the passenger seat must remain vacant. In the Bolzano region, on the other hand, there are no separate regulations.