Due to the persistent presence of COVID-19 in Italy, the government extended the emergency lockdown for a further three weeks. The new end date for the lockdown is now set at 3 May. This GMS Flash Alert re-caps the many policies and requirements in Italy pertaining to travel into and out of the country, work, and freedom of movement, etc.
Due to the persistent presence of COVID-19 in Italy, the government extended the emergency lockdown for a further three weeks.1 The new end date for the lockdown is now set at 3 May.
No significant changes have been introduced in respect of the previous Decree-Laws. Most of the country’s commercial and productive activities remain closed (only remote working is allowed for non-essential activities) and public offices’ and agencies’ personnel may continue to work in their back-offices – keeping the work of government going – but only when possible and authorised/permitted.
The most recent measures have not increased the level of protection afforded to Italy’s population, but instead confirm the necessity of continuing social distancing and staying home as much as possible.
Travel to Italy remains restricted. Essentially, only Italian citizens or permanent residents may enter the country if they have a very good reason to do so.
Companies with international assignees should be prepared to adjust expectations as well as work practices and business operations to accommodate the extended lockdown. Extensive remote working continues being the “best practice” for employees and is a way for employers to foster the safety of their employees and help ensure business continuity.
Italian Citizens and Permanent Residents Returning to Italy from Abroad
Quarantine for Those Arriving in Italy
Foreigners Who Are Resident in Italy and Italians Abroad
Foreign Nationals in Italy
The government continues to assess the situation and if necessary, may introduce other rules depending on its review of the situation as the end of the lockdown nears.
1 Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri 10 aprile 2020 . For prior coverage, see GMS Flash Alert 2020-146 (3 April 2020).
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The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Italy.
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