Italian Decree

Updated 02/23/2021 @ 5 p.m. 

For YELLOW+, follow all of the Yellow Region rules below. Additionally, travel between regions, regardless of color, is prohibited through 27 March 2021 (exceptions: work needs, in-person education, situations of necessity, health reasons, and to return home).

 

Current Regional Status
Yellow+

Regional Travel Ban Update
On 22 Feb 21, the Italian national government announced their intent to extend the travel ban between regions for another 30 days.  This means that individuals will not be able to cross regional borders until after 27 Mar 21. All previous exceptions to the travel ban remain in effect: work needs, in-person education, situations of necessity, health reasons, and to return home.
 
FVG and VENETO remain YELLOW+.

Curfew hours between 2200 and 0500 and all other yellow/orange/red region rules remain in effect until at least 5 March 21.

See a complete summary of Region rules below.

Region Colors

  • Yellow Region

    RULES FOR YELLOW (TYPE 2) REGIONS *
    MOVEMENT:
     

    Ban on Interregional Travel
    Travel between regions, regardless of color, is prohibited from 16 January through 27 March 2021.  

    Exceptions 
    Between these dates, you can only travel outside of the region in which you reside for work needs, in-person education, situations of necessity, health reasons, and to return home.

    Examples
    Example A:  I live in Veneto, work at Aviano AB in FVG.  Can I travel to work?  Yes.  Complete a self-declaration form stating you are traveling for work.  You can also show your CAC card if stopped.

    Example B:  I live in FVG, but I would like to go over to Veneto to have dinner at a restaurant. Can I do that?  No. Even if restaurants are open in the Veneto region, you can only leave the region where you live for work, necessity, in-person education, health needs, or to return home.

    Visiting Others
    Two adults may travel once a day to the private home of non-cohabitants (who can also only receive two non-cohabitating guests per day).  Travel (including return home) must occur between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and can only take place within your region of residence. Children under 14 and disabled persons needing assistance do not count toward the two-person maximum.

    Curfew 
    Across Italy, a national curfew is in effect which prohibits movement between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. every day. Between these hours, you may only leave your home for proven work needs, situations of necessity, or for health reasons.

    Self-Declaration
    A self-declaration form should be used to demonstrate permitted travel between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. or if traveling outside your region of residence. The self-declaration form can be presented to law enforcement if stopped during these hours, and an Italian and English version of the self-declaration form can be found here .

    Note: The Italian version may be filled out in English. Complete the Italian version of the self-certification form (using the English version as a template) before traveling.  

    It is strongly recommended that you not travel by public or private transport during the day except for work, study, health reasons, necessity, or to use unsuspended services or conduct unsuspended activities.  However, no self-declaration is required outside of the hours between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. when traveling within your region of residence.

    FACE COVERINGS

    Across Italy, carry a face covering with you when outside your home.

    You must wear a face covering at all times when you are outside your home (in both indoor and outdoor locations), unless you can guarantee continued isolation from non-cohabitants. In FVG, you must wear a face covering at all time you are outside your home.

    This includes the following:

    • Wearing a face-covering at all times in public transportation 
    • Wearing a face-covering in private transportation if not traveling alone or with cohabitants.
    • Wearing a face covering in a restaurant anytime you are not sitting at a table 
    • Wearing a face covering when sitting or standing at a bar anytime you are not consuming food or drink

    Exceptions 
    A face covering is not required to be worn by the following persons or in the following circumstances:

    • Children under 6 years of age
    • During exercise or sport
    • When in your home (you are encouraged to wear face coverings if a non-cohabitant is present)
    • When in a private yard outside your home, 
    • When alone in a private office 
    • While eating or drinking in a place and at a time allowed
    • When you are alone or exclusively with cohabitants
    • If you have a medical condition incompatible with wearing a face covering
    • Operators or people who, in order to assist a person exempt from the obligation to wear a face covering, cannot in turn wear a face covering (for example, work with the hearing impaired that utilizes speech reading (or lip reading)).

    Examples
    Example A: If you are walking down a street or through a park, you would need to wear a face-covering because you cannot guarantee that you will remain one (1) meter from a non-cohabitant.

    Example B: If you are hiking in the woods or a remote part of the mountains alone or with a cohabitant, then you would not need to wear a face-covering because you can remain isolated from non-cohabitants. (But remember, you should still have a face-covering with you and available to wear.)

    Example C:  If you have a desk in an open workspace, such as a front office, or work in a hangar or garage where others can freely enter or pass by, you must wear a face covering.

    Example D:  If you are traveling in a train car alone, you must wear a face covering because you cannot guarantee a railway employee or other passenger will not be present or is present without your noticing.

    Face Covering Design
    Face coverings must meet the following requirements:
    1.    Face coverings may be disposable or washable and may be self-made.
    2.    Face coverings should be made of multilayer materials, providing an appropriate barrier, but they should also be comfortable and breathable.
    3.    Face coverings cover from the chin all the way to above the nose.
    4.    Single-layer gaiters used as face coverings should be folded over to create two layers and meet the above requirements.

    Fines
    Fines for not wearing a face-covering or not wearing a face-covering properly range from 400€ to 1000€.

    DISTANCING 
    You must maintain a physical distance of at least one (1) meter from non-cohabitants.

    Maintain two meters of distance if engaging in a sport.

    Physical distance should be measured from the mouth to the mouth of the individuals concerned.

    OTHER HEALTH MEASURES
    Those with a respiratory infection and a fever of 37.5℃/99.5℉ must remain at their residence and contact their healthcare provider.

    Persons accompanying patients must remain in the waiting room of emergency and admission departments unless otherwise specified by the healthcare personnel in charge.

    DINING & NIGHTLIFE

    Restaurants, Bars, and Similar Establishments
    Restaurants, bars, and similar establishments can offer table service from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In FVG, after 11:00 a.m. all on premises consumption of food/drinks must be at a table.

    Only four (4) non-cohabitants can sit at a table (more than four cohabitants, however, can sit together).  Similarly, you cannot eat food or drink in public places after 6:00 p.m.

    Home delivery from restaurants, bars, and other eating/drinking establishments can take place 24 hours a day.  
    Restaurants can make home delivery available 24 hours a day and can make take-away available from 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., but no eating or drinking on the spot or nearby. 

    Bars, pubs, and similar establishments can also make home delivery available 24 hours a day and can make take-away available from 5:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m., but no eating or drinking on the spot or nearby.

    Restaurants in hotels and similar accommodation facilities can serve customers lodging at those facilities without time limits.

    Food and beverage outlets located in the service and refueling areas along motorways, hospitals and airports can remain open after 6:00 p.m.

    While there are no time restrictions for home delivery of food and drink, you must ensure that you adhere to the appropriate physical distance (1 meter) during the delivery process.

    As noted in the Face Covering section above, when at a restaurant, you do not need to wear a face covering while seated at a table to eat or drink, but you must wear a face covering every time you get up from the table.  Similarly, when consuming food or drink at a bar, you do not have to wear a face covering while consuming food or drink, but you must wear a face covering when you are done consuming food or drink.

    Dancing
    Activities that take place in dancehalls, discos, and similar establishments remain suspended.

    GATHERINGS, MEETINGS & EVENTS
    It is strongly recommended not to have non-cohabitant visit your home, except for work needs or situations of necessity and urgency.

    It is strongly recommended not to have non-cohabitant visit your home, except for work needs or situations of necessity and urgency.

    Parties are prohibited both indoors and outdoors, including those that follow civil and religious ceremonies.

    Streets or squares may be closed at all times or for specific portions of the day or night; however, people can still access and exit open commercial establishments and private homes even if the street or square is closed.

    Festivals and fairs of any kind, as well as other similar events, are prohibited.

    Public events, including ceremonies, are allowed only in static form.  Physical distancing and other health measures and protocols must be followed.

    Conferences, congresses, and other events are suspended, with the exception of those that take place remotely.
    It is strongly recommended that you conduct all meetings (including private meetings) remotely unless the meeting's circumstances or nature require meeting face-to-face.

    Gatherings are prohibited.

    SHOPPING & SERVICES
    Shopping centers, malls, and similar establishments will be closed on weekends and holidays.

    Hairdressers, beauticians, and barbershops, food stores (grocery stores), pharmacies, parapharmacies, newsstands, and tobacconists can remain open on weekends and holidays.
     
    Retail stores must stagger entry, and people cannot remain in the store longer than required to accomplish their business.

    CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
    Museums and libraries may open Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays). Daily attendance will be limited and must in all cases ensure a distance of at least one (1) meter between patrons.

    Shows open to the public in theaters, concert halls, cinemas and other spaces, even outdoors, are suspended.

    The use of arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos is suspended, even if they are carried out in premises used for different activities.

    SCHOOLS
    High schools will use 100% distance learning. 

    Exceptions
    High school students may continue to use laboratories in-person when necessary.

    Additionally, high school students with special education needs can attend courses for in-person teaching.

    NOTE: 31st Fighter Wing leadership is working closely with DoDEA schools. We will keep you informed as plans develop.
     
    Wearing a face covering is mandatory at all times (even while children are seated at their desks), except for children under six (6) years of age.

    SPORTS AND EXERCISE
    Gyms, swimming pools, spas, and wellness centers remain closed.  (Note: New rules may be issued after 5 Mar 21).

    Contact sports are prohibited. 

    Training for contact sports at clubs, schools, or other sports and training facilities is prohibited, and sporting events and competitions of individual and team sports are prohibited.

    Exception 
    It is allowed to carry out the related training sessions and activities, including training for team sports, which can take place individually, outdoors and on an individual level, always respecting the appropriate physical distance.

    Outdoor exercise, jogging, and running is permitted, and these activities may continue only outdoors at public or private sports facilities as well, including the base track. You may also carry out other basic exercise activities exclusively outdoors.  In all cases, these activities must be in compliance with the rules of social distancing and conducted without any gathering.  

    Maintain two meters of distance if engaging in a sport or exercise and one meter of distance for any other activity.

    Ski lifts are closed until at least 27 March 2021.  Additional rules regarding ski lifts may be issued at that time. 

    LITURGICAL AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
    Places of worship remain open; however, each organization must take measures to avoid gatherings and ensure that non-cohabitating individuals and groups can maintain a physical distance of one (1) meter.

    Receptions or celebrations following a religious ceremony, including weddings, confirmations, and baptisms, are prohibited.

    TRANSPORTATION
    Public transportation in Italy will be limited to 50% capacity.

    Individuals may have non-cohabitants in their car as long as the driver is the only person in the front part of the car, and there are no more than two passengers in each row of rear seats. Everyone in the car must wear a face covering.