Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 29, 2020

Location:  Italy


The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.

On April 26, the Italian government released a new health decree.  It clarifies that as of May 4, travel within the same region for work, health reasons, emergencies, or visits to immediate family members or relatives is allowed as long as social distancing protocols are respected (use of face coverings/protective masks and maintaining distance between persons of at least one meter).  Movement between regions is prohibited except for justifiable work purposes, health reasons, emergencies or if returning to one’s residence.  Self-declaration forms are still required.  As of May 4, individual outdoor exercise and access to public parks are permitted as long as social distancing measures are respected.  For more details please see the Italian Civil Protection’s website; please also note that some regional decrees may be more or less restrictive than the national decree.

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