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New Omicron measures in Italy: celebrations banned

Vita gazette – Strengthened border controls – Sample antigen or molecular tests will be carried out at airports, ports, stations and land crossings on those entering Italy. In case of positivity, you will have to go to isolation for 10 days, if necessary also in Covid Hotels “in order to guarantee health surveillance for the entire necessary period”

Masks: Masks will be used in the outdoor area, not voluntarily, but obligatorily. Obligation to wear masks even in the white area. And mandatory to wear FFP2 type masks on all means of transport and on the occasion of shows open to the public that take place outdoors and indoors in theaters, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment venues and live music (and other similar venues) and for sporting events and competitions that take place indoors or outdoors. In all these cases it is forbidden to consume food and drinks indoors.

Events, parties, discos: Until January 31, 2022, events, parties and concerts, however named, which involve gatherings in open spaces are prohibited; the dance halls, discos and similar venues will be closed, where events, concerts or parties, however called, are held, open to the public.

Restaurants and indoor venues: Extension of the obligation of the Green Pass strengthened to catering also at the counter. With reference to capacity limits, the provisions of guidelines and protocols remain in force (arrangement of tables ensuring the spacing of one meter, wear a mask as much as possible, consultation of menus online, where there are no seats at entrances quotas, etc.)

Green Pass: From 1 February 2022 the duration of the green pass vaccination is reduced from 9 to 6 months. Furthermore, by order of the Minister of Health, the minimum period for the administration of the third dose will be reduced from 5 to 4 months from the completion of the primary vaccination cycle.

Extension of the green pass: Extension of the obligation of the Green Pass to private training courses held in person.

Entry of visitors to social-health facilities and RSAs – It is possible to enter to visit residential, social-welfare, social-health and hospice facilities only to subjects with a reinforced Green Pass and negative swab or vaccination with a third dose.

Extension of the reinforced green pass: Extension of the obligation of a reinforced Green Pass indoors for swimming pools, gyms and team sports; museums and exhibitions; indoors for wellness centers; spas (except for essential levels of assistance and rehabilitation or therapeutic activities); theme and amusement parks; indoors for cultural centers, social and recreational centers (excluding educational centers for children); game rooms, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos.

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