Italy Bans Unvaccinated Tourists From Hotels And Restaurants

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Italy will ban not immune Travelers from hotels and indoors try to prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country as Europe braces for a sharp rise in cases over Christmas.

From December 6, only citizens and tourists with proof of vaccination or travelers with proof of recovery from COVID-19 will be able to enter:

  • Indoor restaurants
  • Sports Events
  • Hotels
  • Cinemas
  • nightclubs
  • theaters
  • Ski lifts
  • stadiums

Also, travelers wont Being able to use a negative COVID-19 test to enter venues, as previously allowed if they had not been vaccinated.

Current rules in Italy – and various other EU countries – travelers from countries who provide evidence of a negative test taken in the past 48 hours can enter the entertainment venues. However, the introduction of the “super green corridor” in Italy will prevent this.

“We want to be very careful and also preserve what we have achieved this year, to maintain this normalcy,” said the Italian prime minister.

“Outside Italy, the situation is very serious, while ours is steadily getting worse,” he said.

COVID-19 situation in Italy

Cases are currently increasing in Italy with the country recording 12,450 cases on November 24, a significant increase from the 7-day average of 2,489 cases in mid-October.

Despite the high number of cases, the vaccination rate in Italy is high. The country has fully vaccinated 73.3% of its population, with more than 94.4 million doses and 43.9 million people given full vaccinations.

Current entry requirements

Passengers can enter Italy Without restrictions If they can provide complete proof of vaccination. They will need to fill out a passenger locating form before entering Italy and show this to the Italian border police upon arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers can still enter Italy, but they will need to fill out a passenger locator form and provide evidence of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours of entering Italy.

Rome, Italy

Then, travelers need to notify the prevention department of the local health authority of their entry into Italy, travel to their destination by private transport only and stay in self-isolation for 5 days.

Lockdowns increase in Italy

As cases start to grow in Italy, the country has locked down more than 20 Italian cities. Cities north of Bolzano are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and bars must close after 6pm.

People must comply with the night curfew from 8 pm to 5 am. Residents must also wear FFP2 face masks while using public transportation.

Couple together in Rome during covid19

Restrictions growing across Europe

Europe is seeing increasing restrictions across the continent as the fourth wave threatens the European travel industry. The European Health Agency has called for restrictions to prevent a bleak winter.

Austria entered into lockdown last week, the nation Travel completely suspended. All non-essential businesses, including bars, restaurants, hotels, cultural events and Christmas markets have been closed in the country.

Various other countries are considering entering a full lockdown, including Germany, the Czech Republic and Denmark. Slovakia entered a new lockdown today with an increase in COVID-19 cases. The Slovak government expects the lockdown to last about two weeks.

Spain is considering closing hotels amid fears of a spike in cases in Europe. This news will affect all American and British travelers who are planning to visit Spain during the winter season.

“It’s about giving more importance to the hospital’s situation in the development of the epidemic,” a source told Europa Press.

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Spain may also impose new restrictions on bars, cafes and restaurants, including a capacity of 25 percent and a maximum of six people per table. Spain is also considering closing all nightlife activities at 1am nationwide and tightening mask rules.

Many travelers had hoped to visit Europe during the winter, but the past two weeks have dashed the hopes of millions of travelers.

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Read more:

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