Tag: covid-19

Covid-19 in Puglia | May 15 Update

As of the week ending 14 May 35.4% of Italy’s adult population (over 16) have received at least one vaccination shot.   Puglia will continue in the yellow zone, for a second week, although the region is low on vaccine which is expected to be the case until 19 May, although another 800,000 doses are […]

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How might Puglia’s summer 2021 look?

How might Puglia’s summer 2021 look? This week the Italian Prime Minister announced that Italy is ready “to welcome back the world.” From 15 May Italy will be open to tourists subject to Italy’s new green pass and the rules of the country travellers visit from. Italy’s state of emergency nevertheless continues until 31 July, […]

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Gargano quick guide | why Gargano really is more

Gargano quick guide | why Gargano really is more When planning a visit to Puglia think of our region in three parts;  Gargano to the north, Salento to the south and sitting above it, the Valle d’Itria. Then there is Bari. An arrival point for onward travel or a base for Bari Vecchia and beyond. “Imperial […]

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Will Italy’s curfew continue into summer?

Italy’s roadmap to reopening underway but 10pm curfew remains in place From today Italy starts to ease its way out of lockdown with the relaxation of current covid restrictions. Orange is the new red in Puglia and yellow is back for most of the rest of the country. Prime Minister Draghi says the reopening is […]

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Italy’s roadmap to reopening confirmed

Italy’s roadmap to reopening confirmed The latest set of coronavirus regulations approved by the Italian government will see the relaxation of current covid restrictions from Monday 26th April. A press release issued last night by the Council of Ministers confirms an extension of Italy’s state of emergency until July 31st but includes a partial roadmap to reopening […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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LGBT rights in Italy | where we are, April 2021

LGBT rights in Italy | where we are, April 2021 Although Italy approved same-sex civil unions in 2016, the country lags behind its EU partners in creating anti-homophobia measures. Attempts by various governments over the past 25 years to enshrine LGBT rights in law have either been stifled or sabotaged. An attack a fortnight ago […]

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