Stay safe on vacation – South Tyrol & corona virus
You would like to spend your holidays in South Tyrol? The questions and answers regarding the current situation in South Tyrol are available here.
Which rules must be followed?
In South Tyrol, as in most Italian regions, it is mandatory to wear a protection over your mouth and nose indoors (except from the private flat) and outdoors. It is not mandatory if the location and situation allow a permanent isolation of people who do not live in the same home. Children under 6 years are excepted from the mandatory protection, as well as people who cannot wear it because of health reasons. Also, when practising a sport are when cycling a protection over mouth and nose is not mandatory. However, you should always take it with you.
Currently, there is a nighttime curfew between 11 pm and 5 am. If you move outside of your private apartment for work or health reasons, you will need to have a self-declaration as proof.
In all spaces, there are strict disinfection rules. Additional safety measures include access rules to avoid overcrowding and proper ventilation. For all publicly accessible rooms and industrial premises, there must be a sign with the maximum number of people who can enter this room at the same time.
Please note: Additional restrictive measures may apply to certain municipalities and districts.
What about shopping on weekends?
On Sundays and festive days, in the retail sector, pharmacies, para pharmacies, kiosks and tobacconists can be open. Shopping centres must be closed on Saturdays too, except from restaurants and grocery shops.
Which opening times are valid in food service?
Bars, ice-cream parlours and pastry shops can be open from 5 am to 8 pm, restaurants from 5 am to 10 pm. From 6 pm, food and beverages can only be consumed at the table (served by the staff and with assigned seats). At a table there cannot be more than 4 persons who do not live in the same home.
From 6 pm, food and beverages cannot be consumed next to bars and restaurants or on squares.
What about events and museums?
Events can only take place statically and food and beverages must not be served neither indoors nor outdoors. Publicly accessible performances in theatres, concert halls and cinemas are allowed with a maximum of 200 persons. Events such as parades or Christmas markets may not take place. Generally, festivals and trade fairs are not allowed. Particularly strict rules apply to performances (and rehearsals) of choirs and music bands. Museums and other cultural premises can remain open with special regulations.
What is the situation for sports, wellness and leisure facilities?
Sports activities are generally permitted. However, practising contact sports in enclosed spaces is prohibited, except in the context of the association activities of a registered sports club. Dressing rooms can be used. Certain international and national competitions are allowed without spectators.
Theme and amusement parks, gyms, swimming pools, swimming centres and thermal baths are closed. The activities of discos and dance halls and casinos are suspended.
What about the means of public transport and cable ways?
Wearing a protection over mouth and nose is mandatory in the means public transport, in cable ways, in taxis and in shuttles. In case you would like to use these means, consult the timetables on südtirolmobil.info.
In private cars, the minimum distance of 1 meter between people who do not live in the same house is not mandatory, if all of them wear a protection over mouth and nose.
Are the borders open?
Most of the borders in the EU and Schengen Area are open, but there are certain restrictions. Everyone who enters Italy must bring a self-declaration. Other restrictions apply to persons coming from certain countries. Further information is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 24th October, Germany extends its travel warning to South Tyrol. Further travel advice and information can be found on the websites of the foreign ministries of your country. International transport links may still have restrictions. In fact, regional and long-distance trains and busses are driving. Please get informed about timetables and notes before travelling.
Where can I find further information?
Important information, regulations and news can be found on the website of the Province of South Tyrol (in German and Italian language).