Enjoy a safe vacation in Tuscany

Information for anyone travelling or planning to travel in Tuscany

 

 

What is the situation at the moment in Tuscany?

The situation in Tuscany is monitored constantly across the region and specific protocols are implemented in public places to protect everyone’s health. Tuscany is currently classified as a “yellow zone” (medium-low risk) with strict regulations in place to contain infection.

Travel is allowed between regions categorized as “yellow” and “white”. Travel is permitted to “orange” and “red” zones for proven work reasons, for necessity or health reasons as well as for persons who have a COVID-19 “green pass”.

In Italy, face protection must be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors.

From 23:00 to 05:00, movement is prohibited outside your home/accommodation, except for work, health or necessity. From June 7, 2021, the curfew will be valid from midnight to 05:00. On June 21, the curfew will be abolished.

Tuscany and Italy possess one of the most efficient healthcare systems in the world. Tuscany guarantees to all non-Italians currently in the region the same healthcare that it offers to its citizens: universal, public and free to all.

 

Are the museums and attractions open?

Museums, cinemas, theatres and concert halls have reopened and operate according to specific protocols and with reduced capacity.

Restaurants, bars and bakeries may only serve outdoors for lunch and dinner, in accordance with the nationwide times restricting movement. There are no time constraints on catering services for guests in hotels and other forms of accommodation. From June 1, food and drinks may also be served indoors in accordance with specific protocols.

All shops are open, including malls and shopping centres that may open again at the weekend.

For more information, see italia.it.

 

Are the region’s access points open?

Ports, airports, stations and motorways are open and operational. Check the status of your flight on the flight company’s website.

Travellers can enter Italy and Tuscany from overseas, with the exception of countries that have special measures in force. For more information about travelling to Italy from your country of origin, see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and the Ministry of Health website.

As advised by the Ministry of Health, Toscana Aeroporti, the company that manages Tuscany’s airports, measures body temperatures on all passengers arriving in the region.

Arrival and departure of public transport

Special measures are in place on public transport to guarantee social distancing and intensified cleaning.

For up-to-date information, we recommend that you visit the Region’s official website with real-time updates on the public transport situation: regione.toscana.it/speciali/muoversi-in-toscana

 

What precautions has the Tuscany health system taken to protect residents and visitors?

The Tuscan Region guarantees its constant collaboration with the national health authorities and with the regional health offices, which are on alert and continuously kept informed with regards to operational updates and guidelines codified at national level.

The situation is being constantly monitored by the local health authorities, which guarantee the sanitary control of Tuscany via the adoption of actions and measures specifically geared towards prevention. Daily disinfection of regional trains and all local public transport has been intensified. In Tuscany’s airports, public spaces are being sanitised on a regular basis and handwash dispensers are available across the terminals.

 

Once I’m in Tuscany, who can I contact in case of emergency?

In Tuscany you can get in contact with the health authorities by calling the 24/7 public freephone number set up by the Ministry of Health: 1500

For information, orientation and details about Covid-19, phone 0559077777 from Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Calls will be answered by trained operators.

If you are a Tour Operator and would like to receive information about the destination, write to contact@toscanapromozione.it

 

What should I do to ensure I have a safe trip?

Here are some straightforward rules to help contain infection from Coronavirus.

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based gel
  2. Avoid close contact with people, keeping a distance of at least 1.8 metres
  3. Do not shake hands or hug until the emergency has subsided
  4. Do not touch your mouth, eyes or/and nose with your hands
  5. Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you sneeze or cough, or sneeze or cough into the inner fold of your elbow
  6. If you have flu-like symptoms, do not go to the hospital emergency room or to a doctor’s surgery; call the freephone number 1500
  7. Clean surfaces with chlorine- or alcohol-based disinfectants
  8. Use face protection during all social contact
  9. Do not share bottles and glasses, especially during exercising
  10. Do not take antiviral medication or antibiotics unless prescribed by a doctor
  11. MADE IN CHINA products and packages from China are not hazardous.
  12. Pets do not spread the new Coronavirus. It is always good practice to wash your hands after being in contact with animals.

 

How can I stay updated as the situation develops?

Tuscany Region has activated a special section on its website where you can find all information and updates, from health ordinances to logistical changes:

https://www.regione.toscana.it/-/coronavirus

Check out the data and statistics related to the administration of vaccines in Italy on the Italian government website.

 

Last updated on 19 May 2021 on https://www.visittuscany.com/en/coronavirus/