Covid-19/Coronavirus in Italy Daily Bulletin: Monday 15th March 2021 at 18:22
Number of new coronavirus cases in Italy today: 15,267 - increase of 1,389 from equivalent day last week (8th March - 13,878)
Number of new cases yesterday: 21,300
Daily difference: decrease of 6,033
Number of people currently infected in Italy: 530,357 (decrease of 909 compared to previous day)
Total number of new cases in the last 7 days (9th - 15th March): 157,050
Total number of new cases in previous 7 day period (2nd - 8th March): 142,993
Difference: increase of 14,057 (10%)
Colour-Coded Zones with rules for each Region in Italy
The colour-coded zones have been in effect in their current configuration since Monday 1st February. The rules include a nationwide ban on travel between regions and a nationwide curfew between the hours of 22:00 and 05:00, which has now been extended until Tuesday 6th April, the day after Easter.
As things stand today, Italy is split into four areas, colour-coded according to the prevalence of the virus in each region.
Changes: Monday 15th March 2021
Basilicata moves from red to orange
Emilia Romagna moves from orange to red
Friuli Venezia Giulia moves from orange to red
Lazio moves from yellow to red
Lombardy moves from orange to red
Marche moves from orange to red
Trentino Province moves from orange to red
Piedmont moves from orange to red
Puglia moves from yellow to red
Veneto moves from orange to red
Calabria moves from yellow to orange
Liguria moves from yellow to orange
Sicily moves from yellow to orange
Valle d'Aosta moves from yellow to orange
Red Zone: Restaurants and bars closed except for takeaways and home deliveries. Non-essential shops closed. School children restricted to distance-learning. Stay at home order except for essential groceries, work or health reasons. Exercise allowed for people on their own within the vicinity of their home only.
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Orange Zone: Shops can open but restaurants and bars must remain closed. Non-essential shops can open. Schools can open.
South Tyrol Province
Yellow zone: Shops, bars and restaurants can open until 6pm. Take aways allowed until 10pm, no restriction on home deliveries. Museums allowed to open between Monday and Friday only.
No regions currently in the yellow zone
White zone: No restrictions (except for nationwide restrictions listed below)
Easter (3rd - 5th April: Every region will be under red zone restrictions, except for those currently in the white zone (Sardinia only at present).
Italian Nationwide Restrictions
A nationwide curfew is in place between the hours of 22:00 and 05:00 in all regions.
No travel between regions is currently possible unless for reasons of work, emergency or health.
Current Entry Restrictions (effective until Tuesday 6th April)
Entry to Italy is currently only permitted to Italian residents, or for emergency purposes with a certificate of exemption.
Airline passengers must provide a negative coronavirus test, taken within the 72 hours prior to their date of travel.
On arrival in Italy, passengers must self-isolate for a period of 14 days and also complete a self-declaration form.
It's also necessary to contact the Covid 19 helpline of the region you will be visiting, to inform them of your visit.
Current UK Restrictions on Travel to Italy
The UK Government is currently advising against all but essential travel to Italy
Travellers returning to the UK from Italy must self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
It is currently illegal for UK travellers to travel abroad for holidays or other leisure purposes.
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