Italy’s government published more statutes that regulate various aspects of the population’s life as the country proceeds through “phase 2.” Careful steps laid out are aimed at reopening economic and commercial activities and at allowing wider freedom of movement of people, but this is not comprehensive and there are still some exceptions in respect of the restrictions. Public agencies and offices are still having their employees work remotely, though they are starting to set up appointments.
Italy’s government published more statutes1 that regulate various aspects of the population’s life as the country proceeds through “phase 2.” The published decrees allow for easier movement by people throughout the country and an initial opening of the borders (restricted to the European Union (EU) and other European countries), though this still depends to a large extent on the airlines and other domestic and international factors. (For prior coverage, see GMS Flash Alert 2020-214, 1 May 2020.)
Each region is developing policies for respecting the phase 2 reopening.2
The aim of the Italian authorities is to re-establish some semblance of normalisation of life in Italy while trying to do this responsibly along with avoiding the potential for further spread of COVID-19.
Careful steps laid out are aimed at reopening economic and commercial activities and at allowing wider freedom of movement of people, but this is not comprehensive and there are still some exceptions in respect of the restrictions, particularly as concerns travelling between the EU and Schengen countries, the U.K. and Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Holy See, first of all, starting 3 June.
Public agencies and offices are still having their employees work remotely, though they are starting to set up appointments.
The current measures in force confirm the provisions introduced earlier for trips to Italy which apply to all countries up until 2 June 2020. (For prior coverage, see GMS Flash Alert 2020-214, 1 May 2020.) In particular, in case of extremely urgent work-related trips, quarantine can be postponed for no longer than 72 hours (plus a further 48 hours, if necessary) after arrival in Italy. Before entering Italy, the local health authorities having jurisdiction in the place of entry into Italy must be notified. In this case, when entering Italy, a self-declaration about the urgency of the trip and its length, with details of the private means of transport used to reach the place – along with the address(es) – of the accommodation(s) must be provided. After such period, either the person leaves Italy or a he must begin a 14-day quarantine.
1 Decreto Del Presidente Del Consiglio Dei Ministri 17 Maggio 2020. As published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale online, see: https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/atto/vediMenuHTML?atto.dataPubblicazioneGazzetta=2020-05-17&atto.codiceRedazionale=20A02717&tipoSerie=serie_generale&tipoVigenza=originario .
Decreto-Legge 16 Maggio 2020, N. 33. As published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale online, see: https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/atto/vediMenuHTML?atto.dataPubblicazioneGazzetta=2020-05-16&atto.codiceRedazionale=20G00051&tipoSerie=serie_generale&tipoVigenza=originario .
2 For a news report (in Italian) of the regional actions to open under phase 2 rules, see F. Gozzini "Fase 2: le ordinanze delle regioni per le riaperture dal 18 maggio" (19/05/2020) in Punto Sicuro (online) at: https://www.puntosicuro.it/sicurezza-sul-lavoro-C-1/coronavirus-covid19-C-131/fase-2-le-ordinanze-delle-regioni-per-le-riaperture-dal-18-maggio-AR-20107/ . (Note that this is a 3rd party (non-governmental, non-KPMG) website. Providing this link does not represent an endorsement of this website by KPMG.)
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