The gastronomy country Italy is facing a Christmas with closed restaurants and bars. The curfew, which came into effect at the beginning of November from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., is to be extended until the end of the festivities, government circles said. The government wants to pass a regulation with the anti-CoV requirements for the Christmas season next week.
Anyone traveling abroad has to undergo quarantine after returning home. The government wants to prevent tourists from spending a skiing holiday in neighboring countries, including Austria. The government wants to keep the ski slopes closed over the Christmas period.
Locally in certain regions can open
After the measures in Italy seem to be taking effect, Rome is easing the requirements in some regions: It decided yesterday that Lombardy, Piedmont and Calabria, which were declared a red zone at the beginning of November, may relax from tomorrow. The regions that have been downgraded to orange zones could reopen shops and bars in the run-up to Christmas in order to stimulate consumption.
The previously orange regions of Liguria and Sicily will be yellow again from tomorrow. Restaurants and bars can then stay open until 6 p.m. The President of the Veneto, Luca Zaia, is opening the shopping centers in his region again from today. South Tyrol, Aosta Valley, Tuscany, Abruzzo and Campania will initially remain red regions with partial lockdown as well as closed pubs and shops with the exception of supermarkets and pharmacies.