Coronavirus: The situation at Lake Garda
Summer is here, and now that all regions of Italy are classified as white zones, most restrictions have been lifted. You can move without limits and all day, and in accordance with the respective safety regulations, almost all leisure, holiday and cultural facilities are open.
Which general rules must still be observed?
- The well-known measures – washing hands, disinfecting, keeping your distance, etc. – should still be observed.
- Outdoors, the obligation to wear a mask has been lifted, but you must always have a mask with you and wear it if the minimum distance cannot be kept or in case of gatherings of people.
- Indoors, wearing a face mask is still mandatory (except for one’s private home).
- 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.
What do I need to know when travelling to Lake Garda?
- Entering to Italy from EU countries and Schengen states is possible without quarantine. Only those arriving from Great Britain and Northern Ireland are subject to a five-day quarantine period.
- On the one hand, it is still necessary to register the journey with the digital Passenger Locator Form.
- On the other hand, the Green Pass has simplified travelling between Italy and many other countries. This COVID certificate is valid throughout Europe for vaccination (valid after a completed vaccination cycle at least 14 days before), tests with a negative result (valid for 48 hours after an antigen or PCR test) and recovery (valid for 6 months after the first positive test).
- Children under 6 years of age are not subject to testing or quarantine requirements.
- The return to many countries is also possible without restrictions. If necessary, observe the regulations of your home country.
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.