On the day Italy registered its highest daily death toll – 993 – of the pandemic, the government have imposed some of the strictest controls on travelling over the festive period.
Here are the new rules that will apply over the holidays.
Christmas in Puglia?
Just in case anyone has the opportunity and is thinking of visiting Puglia over the festive season, be aware that strict travel restrictions will apply throughout Italy.
Instead of relaxing the rules over the holidays, the rules are being tightened. Nationwide we will be barred from travelling between regions from 20 December until 6 January except for work, health or emergency reasons, irrespective of whether that region is classified as red, orange or yellow in accordance with the tiered system of restrictions that came into effect in early November.
In addition on Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and on New Year’s Day we are not able to leave our towns.
These rules run in parallel with the 10pm-5am national curfew – extended until 7am on New Year’s Day.
Travelling abroad for Christmas?
Those who travel abroad between 21 December and 6 January will have to quarantine for 14 days on their return.
Still, we look forward to safer times and hopefully a 2021 when safe travel will be possible.