Italy Travel News June 2021
Italy: Masks off from June 28th
Rome, June 25, 2021 – From Monday June 28, 2021 wearing a mask or protective covering will no longer be obligatory in open air and outdoor areas. Wearing a mask indoors, on public transportation and at public gatherings will still be required.
Italy: 24 Hour Air Transportation Strike July 6th
Rome, June 25, 2021 – A 24 hour general strike has been called by Unions representing Italy’s air-transport workers on July 6, 2021. Worker unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti and Ugl Trasporto Aereo have called the strike to support the protest of workers of airlines badly effected by the crisis caused by COVID-19, including Alitalia, Air Italy, Ernest, Blue Panorama, Air Dolomiti, Norwegian. The demands for a permanent inter-ministerial forum, the need to refinance an air transport fund and overtime compensation are just some of their requests.
Other Strikes planned for July 2021
Date format: dd/mm/yyyy
08/07/2021 24 hours Local public transport, Novi Ligure
09/07/201 8hours: from 9:01 to 16:59 Railway strike, Bari- Lecce
10/07/2021 4 hours: from to 9:00 to 13:00 Local public transport, Romagna Basin of Rimini
11/07/2021 23 hours: from 03.00 on 11/07 to 02:00 on 12/07 Regional Railway Trenord Lombardy
12.3 million tourists are expected to arrive between June and September to Italy
Rome, June, 25, 2021 – The Demoskopika research company has recently announced that foreign tourist numbers in Italy will rise by 15.3% this summer, which would make it the second most popular destination for international tourists after Spain. The survey says that 12.3 million tourists are expected to arrive between June and September from France, Germany, the UK, Spain and the US.. The 25 million overnight stays recorded is a significant increase from last year’s figures and shows how more than half of people living abroad have already decided to go on holiday during this time period with 5% opting to vacation in Italy. Read the report.
5 day Quarantine for U.K. Northern Ireland Arrivals to Italy
June 24, 2021– Italy has locked down the island of Britain requiring mandatory five-day quarantine upon entry.
With the new ordinance of 18 June 2021 the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, were excluded from the safe list for arrivals from countries in list C of Annex 20.
For entry into Italy from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British bases on the Isle of Cipr, all those who have stayed or transited there in the previous fourteen days have the obligation to: undergo, regardless of the outcome of the test, a period of five days of fiduciary isolation at the home or residence upon notification.
Travelers from the United States, Canada, Japan and other European Union states may enter provided they have a ‘Covid-19 green pass’ or a ‘CDC white pass’ proving vaccination or a negative test result.
Meanwhile, Spain and France and other countries no longer require masks. Italy mask regulations are still in place. Talks are being held to set a date for lifting mask regulations in Italy.
E.U. Clears Americans for Travel to Europe
Brussels, June 17, 2020 – U.S. tourists can travel to Europe this summer, European Union lawmakers in Brussels said on Wednesday. The officials agreed to recommend E.U. member states lift travel restrictions that have been in place for Americans since early 2020. The region will also add the United States to its list of ‘safe’ countries for tourism, alongside the new additions of North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Lebanon, and Taiwan also earning the status. Both changes are expected to become official on Friday, according to a spokesperson for the European Council. Read more on CNTraveler
Green Pass for Travel
Rome/Brussels, June 15, 2020 – For Travel in Italy the “Green Pass” will be available for travel within Italy from June 15th. It’s will allow travel between different tier regions and facilitate travel to the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. The Green Pass is a QR Code stored on your smartphone or can be printed which holds all the information certifying a traveler’s immunity to Covid-19 virus. A European green pass, digital certificate will be activated From July 1, 2021 and will allow travel between EU states. Read more on EasyMilano.com
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Ryanair places itself ahead of ITA (formerly Alitalia) for Italian Domestic Flights
June 14, 2021- Rte.ie reports : As the launch of a successor to Alitalia drags on, budget carriers Ryanair and Wizz are bulking up on Italy’s domestic routes, grabbing market share from the new carrier before it even takes flight.
Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) is the name of the new state-owned airline independent of bankrupt Alitalia which Rome plans to start, but talks with the European Commission have pushed that back to August at the earliest.
Ryanair, Europe’s largest budget airline, is expanding to more than 100 domestic routes this summer. Read full story.
New M4 Metro Line to Linate to be Inaugurated
Milan, June 8, 2021– A ribbon cutting ceremony has inaugurated the new boarding area of Linate airport and the new Milano metro line M4 leading to Linate Airport is almost complete. This is great news for frequent travelers to Milan and international commuters.
The new improvements to the Linate Airport located only 15 minutes from the Milan city center will improve transit and travel to Milan.
On the new metro line, there have been some delays on completing the section between Linate and San Babilia but initial test runs are due to begin in July. Full completion and operation is set for the end of 2022.
Giuseppe Sala, the mayor of Milan has announced that sections of the new M4 will start opening soon and he has promised that it will be done with caution saying, “Making it work for the sake of making it work I believe is doing harm to citizenship. Having said that, I really care and I believe that by July we will take a test trip to show what the subway is like. The next step will then be to think about the other sections, in particular the arrival to San Babila, scheduled for the end of 2022, is important to me. ”
È stata inaugurata la nuova area imbarchi dell’Aeroporto di Linate. Un taglio del nastro di grande valore per la nostra città e il Paese, perché testimonia la volontà di continuare a guardare al domani, anche grazie alla forza dei progetti e delle idee. pic.twitter.com/wx7GwXWybT— Beppe Sala (@BeppeSala) June 8, 2021
Translation of Tweet: “The new boarding area of Linate Airport has been inaugurated. A ribbon cutting of great value for our city and the country, because it testifies to the desire to look towards the future, thanks to the strength of projects and ideas.”
The Milano Metro line M4, the Blue line, will run east to south-west. It has been designed to facilitate travel to and from Linate Airport to the city center and to suburban areas such as Lorenteggio.
The line runs between San Cristoforo and Linate with transfer points suburban and city lines along the way.
The line will be completely automated and managed by operators in a control center located near the San Cristoforo terminal. There will be 47 brand new subway trains for the new Milan M4 metro line. Platforms will be longer than 60 meters and trains will run every 75 seconds. The 21 stations will be reached via a single track in each direction.
Learn more about the Milano Metro System – https://www.atm.it/en
Newly opened Ego Airways Italy confirms new domestic routes
Forlì, June 4, 2021- Ego Airways confirms new routes to the plans that will see the airports of Forlì and Parma are planning an expansion also across the border.
The domestic plan will include connections to Catania, Comiso, Cagliari, Olbia, Lamezia Terme, Ibiza and Mykonos from the Romagna airport, while on the Giuseppe Verdi there will be flights to Catania, Lamezia Terme and Bari . Learn more on EgoAirways.com
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