Category: Covid-19

Will Puglia reopen for summer 2021?

Will Italy open for travel this summer? We are frequently asked whether tourism will restart in Italy this summer. From the many messages we receive it is clear that there is an appetite for international travel. Based on last year’s relaxation of travel restrictions it is anticipated that Italy will open to visitors for a […]

Read More

Covid-19 in Puglia | April 18 Update

As of the week ending 16 April 19.8% of Italy’s adult population (over 16) have received at least one vaccination shot.   One week ago this was 16.9% representing an increase over a one-week period of 2.9%.   In Puglia 1,060,475 vaccines have been delivered. 895,245 (84.4%) shots have been administered. Puglia remains in the red zone […]

Read More

Puglia’s “dysfunctional” vaccine rollout

The cartoon featured on the front of the Saturday edition of Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper. “Respect the queue” orders the official. “I’m the cousin of Big Pharma” is the response. An article in Friday’s London Financial Times cited Puglia as “the most vivid example of the dysfunctional vaccination rollout that has plagued [Italy]”, with thousands […]

Read More

Covid-19 in Puglia | April 10 Update

As of the week ending 9 April 16.9% of Italy’s adult population (over 16) have received at least one vaccination shot. One week ago this was 14.5% representing an increase over a one-week period of 2.4%.   Friday’s Financial Times carried a story about “Italy’s botched vaccine rollout”“Italy’s botched vaccine rollout” by their Rome correspondent Miles Johnson: […]

Read More

Covid-19 in Puglia | Easter weekend update

This week As of the week ending 2 April 14,5% of Italy’s adult population (over 16) have received at least one vaccination shot. Last week One week ago this was 12% representing an increase over a one-week period of 2,5% (compared with 0,9% the week before). Graphics from La Repubblica sabato, 3 aprile 2021 More | our Covid-19 […]

Read More

Covid-19 in Italy | new foreign travel restrictions

Italy is set to announce a five-day quarantine on travellers arriving from other EU countries, both residents and foreigners. The new foreign travel restriction will require anyone arriving from an EU country to show a negative test before departing for Italy, and a second after five days of self-isolation, with only cases of “proven necessity […]

Read More

Covid-19 in Puglia | Easter Update

As of the week ending 26 March 12% of Italy’s adult population (over 16) have received at least one vaccination shot. One week ago this was 10,1% representing an increase over a one-week period of 0,9%. On the one week period between 19/03 and 25/03 new infections diagnosed in Puglia total 11.564 comparing with 147.167 nationally. Puglia […]

Read More

Italy’s second Covid19 Easter lockdown

From Monday 14 March at least half of Italy will enter total lockdown. The restrictions will remain in place until the Easter weekend, during which the whole country, apart from Sardinia, will be classified a red zone. Abruzzo, Calabria, Liguria, Molise, Sicily, Umbria and the Aosta Valley will be in the slightly less stringent orange […]

Read More

Covid-19 | Christmas in Puglia?

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 […]

Read More

Covid-19 in Puglia | 6 November Bulletin

Bulletin contains | an update on Italy’s most recent Covid-19 restrictions | a nationwide night curfew and a new flexible tiered system imposing a partial lockdown on certain regions that came into effect on Friday | links to regional resources and information for Puglia | links for information on getting a test New national Covid-19 […]

Read More