With Italy now lifting some restrictions under phase two of its lockdown, here's what second home owners need to know.
has been on a strict nationwide lockdown since March 9th in an attempt
to control the coronavirus outbreak. During this period, people in Italy
have not been allowed to go to their second homes, or travel between
regions or even towns within the country. On Monday, May 18th, the
Italian government lifted some restrictions and allowed people to visit
their second homes once again - within their own regions.
said, there are still restrictions on travel to and within Italy, for
the moment. These rules are set to be relaxed from June 3rd.
now, Italy is only allowing people to enter the country in emergencies
or for urgent health or work-related reasons, or for repatriation. So if
you're returning to your place of permanent residence in Italy, that's
permitted. But travelling to Italy in order to visit a second home, or
anywhere you're not ordinarily resident, is not allowed before June 3rd.
that date, it should be possible to visit Italy for tourism or to stay
at a second home - depending on where you're arriving from. Not everyone
will be able to travel freely to Italy. From June the 3rd Italy will
drop the current 14-day quarantine requirement for people arriving from
the following countries:
- The 26 other members of the European Union
- Schengen Area members Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
- The United Kingdom
- Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City
arriving from these countries will not face any restrictions upon
entering Italy, though depending on their own country's rules they may
be required to quarantine when they return home. Likewise, Italian
residents can make a trip to any of these countries without being
required to quarantine when they return to Italy.
You will face
restrictions, however, if you're coming from one of the approved
countries but have visited somewhere not on the list within 14 days of
travelling to Italy - for example, if you fly from the US to Italy via
Germany. Most of Italy's travel restrictions will be dropped from June
3rd, meaning that residents and visitors can also move freely throughout
the country for any reason. Some regions, however, may keep their own
quarantine rules in place. As every Italian region has its own local
rules, it's advisable to check your region's website before you travel.
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