Tag: covid19

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Covid-19: May 2022 rules

Now you can enter a restaurant or supermarket anywhere in Italy and no longer have to wear a mask.

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Covid-19: April 2022 rules

Italy’s Covid rules are set to change in April 2022 as hospitalization rates slow, despite rising infection numbers.

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Covid-19: February 2022 rules

The Omicron wave is showing signs of subsiding as the Italian government takes further measures aimed at protecting citizens.

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Covid-19: January 2022 rules and testing

Tuscany became a “yellow zone” on Monday, January 10 due to the high number of Covid patients now in hospitals across the region (18% capacity on ordinary wards and 17% ...

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New Covid-19 rules: December 2021

New Covid-19 rules have been announced by the Italian government due to an exponential rise in Omicron cases (28 per cent of the 44,000 new cases).     1. Masks ...

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Where to get a Covid-19 test for international travel

This article was updated on January 13, 2021, 13:30 Many countries require a negative Covid-19 test result to travel. Check your country’s own travel advice before setting out. Here is ...

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Masks now required in busy areas in central Florence

Florence has introduced regulations for mask wearing and pedestrian flow over the Christmas holidays in order to keep infection numbers low this winter.     Masks must be worn in ...

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Green Pass rules tightened

On September 1, Italy will extend its “green pass” rules to trains, planes and schools.   How to get your Green Pass in Italy   As from this date, persons ...

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How to get the Covid Green Pass in Italy

Italy’s Green Pass system will come into effect on August 6, requiring the EU Digital Covid Certificate to be shown to access certain non-essential services, such as eating indoors and ...

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Foreigners in Tuscany struggle to secure a vaccine

A technicality is preventing countless foreigners in Tuscany from securing a Covid-19 vaccine.     Despite the presence of the “Non iscritti SSN” (persons unregistered with the national health service) ...

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Italy to introduce “green pass” for the summer

Italy’s Green Pass system will come into effect on August 6, requiring the EU Digital Covid certificate to be shown to access certain non-essential services, such as eating inside in ...

COMMUNITY

For the many, not the (cur)few

As I write this, Tuscany is two days in the bianco, that is, as a white zone. There’s good news for the boys in bianco too, as England have just ...

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How to get a Covid-19 vaccine in Florence and Tuscany

As Tuscany’s hospitals begin to close Covid-19 wards, the vaccination effort is being taken to another level. The over-60s can now receive a single shot of Janssen – Johnson & ...

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Covid-19: Italy reopens for international tourism

Over a third of Italians have now received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and almost one-sixth of the country’s population has been fully vaccinated. With these numbers in ...

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Covid-19: Florence turns orange and a roadmap to reopening Italy

“We can look to the future with prudent optimism and confidence,” states Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

COMMUNITY

Easter in lockdown

Moving to Italy in the midst of a pandemic is not an eventuality anyone prepares for.         Mulling over whether I needed two different types of leather ...

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The tragic state of Florence’s restaurants

As consumers, we have done without restaurants for the best part of a year, save for a few months last summer and a brief burst of freedom in January. We ...

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The future of Florence: a report by The British Institute

It’s the spring of 2030, 08:00 on a sunny Wednesday morning, and you’ve stopped by an elegant café on a pedestrianised section of the lungarno near the Ponte alle Grazie. ...

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Covid-19: Tuscany returns to “orange zone” measures

On Sunday, February 14, Tuscany will return to “orange” zone status after five weeks of relative freedom in the region. These measures will definitely remain in place until February 21. ...

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Pandemic speak: 5 Italian words of 2020

This year’s pandemic has left governments and journalists scrambling to find the right words to communicate unprecedented situations. The term “social distancing”, now largely ditched in favour of the more ...

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Covid-19: Revised Christmas rules in Italy

Additional restrictions are being introduced in Italy over the Christmas period in an attempt to ward off a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.   A nationwide lockdown will be ...

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Covid-19: Tuscany returns to “orange zone”

At midnight on Saturday, December 5, Tuscany will return to “orange” zone status, the category that indicates a medium-high risk of infection from Covid-19.           Closures ...

THINGS TO DO

Lockdown-inspired gifts from Florence, Italy

The months spent at home have inspired creativity as Florence’s publishing houses, graphic design studios and bookstores devise unique books, games and gifts to mark these particular times.   Here’s ...

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Covid-19: Christmas rules in Italy

Read the revised Covid-19 rules for Christmas in Italy here.     New Covid-19 rules will apply throughout Italy for Christmas, starting December 4, in an effort to avoid a ...

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