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Coronavirus: The situation at Lake Garda

Thanks to the mild climate, Lake Garda is the ideal destination in every season of the year: Here, you will get perfectly prepared for safe holidays at Lake Garda, with an overview of all rules to be observed.

In Italy, the state of emergency has been extended until 31st March 2022. From 10th January, the Super Green Pass (for those who have been vaccinated and recovered) will be required for other areas. Different rules apply for those who are vaccinated and recovered and for those who are not.

Which general rules must still be observed?

  • The well-known measures – washing hands, disinfecting, keeping your distance, etc. – should still be observed.
  • Depending on the colour of the zone – white, yellow, orange or red – there are different rules to follow.
  • The Green Pass is required from the age of 12.
  • The mask is required indoors and outdoors.
  • Children under 6 years of age and people who cannot wear a mask because of health reasons, are excepted from the mandatory protections. People practising a sport do not have to wear them, neither.
  • Wearing an FFP2 mask is compulsory at public performances in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment venues, at sporting events and competitions held indoors or outdoors (in all these cases the consumption of food and drink indoors is prohibited), on all means of public transport and outdoors in case of gatherings o people.

The Super Green Pass is required for the following areas from 10th January:

  • All means of public transport, such as regional and long-distance trains, buses, metros, coaches, planes and ferries
  • Hotels and guest houses
  • Participation in weddings, baptisms, communions, and other civil and religious ceremonies
  • Participation in trade fairs, meetings and congresses
  • Bars and restaurants, outdoors and indoors
  • Ski lifts (FFP2 mask is mandatory)
  • Swimming pools, gyms and wellness facilities (outdoors as well)
  • Cultural, social and recreational facilities (outdoors as well)

The Basic Green Pass is required for the following areas:

From 20th January:

  • Personal services such as hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons, etc.

From 1st February:

  • Public offices, postal, banking and financial services
  • Shops and trade services, except grocery shops, pharmacies and shops selling basic goods

If the region is classified as an orange zone, the following restrictions apply to people without a Super Green Pass: 

  • They may only leave their own community of residence for necessary, professional or health reasons.
  • They are not allowed to use ski lifts.
  • They are not allowed access to shopping centres on public holidays and pre-holidays.
  • They are not allowed to participate in further education in presence. 
  • They are not allowed to practise contact sport. 

What do I need to know when travelling to Lake Garda?

  • negative test is again required for entry to Italy from most EU countries and Schengen states. Antigen tests are valid for 24 hours, PCR tests for 48 hours. 
  • For travellers from the EU who have not been vaccinated or recovered, a quarantine of 5 days applies in addition to the test. Fterwards, another test is required.
  • Children under 6 years of age are exempt from testing. For kids/teenagers from 6 to 17 years a negative is sufficient,  if they enter together with their parents, who are vaccinated or recovered. 
  • For those entering from countries outside the EU, there are different rules. In fact, for the entry from Great Britain or Northern Ireland: Vaccinated people need a negative PCR test (max. 48 hours before) or antigen test (max. 24 hours before). Whereas people who are not vaccinated, additionally to the test, a quarantine period for 5 days with another test at the end applies.
  • It is still necessary to register the journey via the digital Passenger Locator Form
  • For the return journey, please observe the measures of your home country.

Travel information

Further information is available on the website of your country's foreign ministry and on the following websites (in English and/or Italian): 

Important phone numbers

  • Free hotline of the Italian Ministry of Health (for callers within Italy): 1500
  • Information for callers from abroad (at the caller's expense): +39 023 200 8345 and +39 028 390 5385
  • Free numbers of the regions: Province of Trento 800 867 388 (available from 8 am to 8 pm daily, Lombardy 800 894 545 and Veneto 800 462 340.

Updated: 10/01/2022

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