Center of Florence, Italy. Totally empty in compliance of the Coronavirus measures

ITALY at the time of COVID-19 (and the self-certification form to travel and work)

Italy has put the entire country under travel restrictions to curb coronavirus.

Here it is the self-certification form to travel and work and its purpose

With the issuance of the last Coronavirus Decree of the Prime Minister, dated March 9, 2020, March 10, to April 3, 2020, the “red zone” is now extended to all of Italy. No school, university, or public events may be held, all public gatherings are banned, and bars and restaurants must close by 6:00 PM. Everyone who lives in Italy is requested to stay at home unless they have well-grounded, work-related or health-related reasons to travel.

Those who need to move around must carry a SELF-DECLARATION (see the link) with them at all times to exhibit at the controls carried out by law enforcement on roads, highways, and stations.

HERE THE LINK (as provided by the Law Bar Association)


Per the decree, you may travel for:

Proven working needs
– Situations of necessity
– Health reasons
– To return to your home, home or residence.

You must make the reason for the trip explicit by completing the required form.
The forms must contain the date and signature of the declarant.


In a note published on Monday, March 9,, the Interior Ministry denied the “fake news” on possible police checks for those leaving their homes.
Controls on mobility limitations will take place along the communication lines and large infrastructures of the transport system.

On the autostrada network and main roads, the traffic police will carry out random checks by checking the required self-declarations. Along the ordinary road system, checks will be carried out by the police as well as carabinieri and municipal police forces.

In railway stations, and with the collaboration of state railway staff, health authorities, and civil protection, the railway police will oversee passengers entering and exiting the stations in order to allow for speedy checks on the health of travelers with thermoscan thermometers. In addition, checks on travelers will be implemented by reviewing self-declarations.

At airports, departing passengers will be subject to checks, and in addition to possession of the travel document, must possess the required self-certification. Similar checks will be carried out on arriving flights. Transit passengers are excluded.

For departing Schengen and non-Schengen flights, self-certifications will be required only for residents or those who are domiciled in restricted territories.

On arriving Schengen and non-Schengen flights, passengers must justify the purpose of the trip to Italy, upon entry.

The penalty for those who violate the limitations on travel provides for an arrest of up to three months or a fine of up to 206 euros unless a more serious suspicion ( such as that provided for in Article 452 of the Italian Criminal Code) can be conjectured, such as culpable crimes against the public health which includes all conduct capable of endangering to public health.


From now on, and for a while, the new watchword, coolest hashtag and best advice to give to your family and friends will be

#IoRestoaCasa      #IStayHome



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