The corona regulations vary from country to country. The measures in Italy are particularly insane. Different rules apply depending on the region.
When entering the country, not only must a form be filled out, but proof of a corona vaccination or a negative test must also be presented. In addition, a Covid certificate is required in all cases. One exception: no Covid test is required for transit journeys with private transport that do not take longer than 36 hours. Cross-border commuters are also exempt.
No passenger in the car
Some absurd rules also apply in the car. These were introduced last year. People who do not live together and travel in the same car within Italy must take certain measures.
Only the driver is allowed to sit in front, a passenger is not allowed. A maximum of two people can sit on the back seat, and a minimum distance of one meter must be maintained. A mask is required. Those who do not live together are also not allowed to sit on the motorcycle together – because the minimum distance cannot be maintained.
As if that weren’t complicated enough, the regulations also differ between the different regions. In Veneto, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna and Apulia, all spaces in the car may be occupied, even if people who do not live together are traveling together. However, a mask requirement still applies.
After all: people who live together can travel normally in the car – without a mask, without any distance.
“Green Pass” compulsory in many places
In addition, a “Green Pass” is compulsory in many places in Italy. Similar to the Corona certificate in Switzerland, it is required at major events, in restaurants or in cultural centers such as museums.
A “Green Pass” is also required for travel by air, ship, train or long-distance bus. So anyone who uses public transport absolutely needs a certificate.
Good news for all Swiss: The Swiss Covid certificate is also valid, but must be carried with you at all times. (zis)