Italy

End of the Covid emergency state as war is growing up

February 2022

Airplane - end of covid emergency

From March 31st Covid emergency ends. A reopening while Russia-Ukraine conflict raises.

Two years since the start of the pandemic, an ordinance by Health Minister Roberto Speranza and the press conference held by Prime Minister Mario Draghi have outlined the reopening decree to return to a normal life with almost no restrictions.

From March 1st:
– no more quarantine for those traveling from a non-EU country. The current rules for European citizens will also apply to them. To enter Italy they will need to present the Digital Covid Certificate or a recovery certificate or a negative test result.
– greater capacity for stadiums: 75% and for sports halls 65%

From March 10th
– it will again be possible to serve food and drinks also in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment, and live music venues, in other similar venues, and in all places where sporting events and competitions are held.

April 1st – end of the state of emergency
– end of the “tourist corridors” for travel
– end of the “colored zone” system of the Regions
– the super green pass will no longer be required in outdoor bars and restaurants
– the basic green pass could also be accepted for transport and access to hotels
– indoor face masks will probably still be mandatory
– theatres and cinema capacity again t 100%

As Covid state of emergency ends, the country and the whole world of tourism, both leisure and Mice, are preparing for the new season to take off with high hopes.

Unfortunately, the news of new regained freedom coincides with the news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine which is leaving everyone with bated breath. A conflict that is sowing death and undermining the political equilibrium of Europe and the whole world.