REMINDER: What changes as Italy becomes a Covid-19 ‘orange zone’ on Monday?

REMINDER: What changes as Italy becomes a Covid-19 'orange zone' on Monday?
People walk in a snow-covered park in Milan on December 28th. Photo: AFP
Italy has relaxed its coronavirus restrictions on December 28th. Here's a reminder of what that means for you.

After spending Christmas under high-risk 'red zone' rules, from Monday December 28th the whole of Italy is back to being an 'orange' or moderate-risk zone under the national rules aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Italy will remain under orange-zone rules for the three days until New Year's Eve.

This means that shops have reopened and travel within your town is again possible without having to take a completed self-certification form with you.

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People in small towns (5,000 inhabitants or fewer) can also travel within a radius of 30 kilometres in order to reach neighbouring comuni, but they must not go to the provincial capital, even if it's nearby, to avoid crowding larger towns.

Travel between regions is still restricted unless for essential reasons, such as for work. You will need a self-certification form if travelling between regions.

Bars and restaurants are closed to customers, though they can makes deliveries or serve take-out until 10pm.

Shops are allowed to remain open until 9pm.

Curfew begins, as usual, at 10pm and lasts until 5am.

Everyone arriving from overseas must continue to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Italy returns to lockdown from December 31st to January 3rd.

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