Levels of infection in Italy are still the lowest in Europe, but as in other countries, they are rising. Fortunately, the low infection rates in Trentino remain unchanged, and the situation is under control, with more than 1500 tests performed every day. Nevertheless, it is important to work together and follow a few simple instructions to limit potential risks.
- 25 August: as the summer season draws to a close, the President of the Autonomous Province of Trento has issued a new ordinance with details of new measures to contain COVID-19. New face mask rules have been introduced: in addition to those who were already required to wear them, from 3 September children between 3 and 6 years of age must wear face masks throughout their journeys on all forms of public transport. Furthermore, face masks must be worn by all persons within a radius of 50 metres of the entrances and exits of schools, places of worship, sports facilities and all other locations where crowds may form. The radius may be extended by individual municipal authorities if it is deemed necessary due to the physical conditions of a specific event or location. However, in this case it is not necessary for children under 6 years of age to wear a face mask. Sporting events in both indoor and outdoor venues can now be opened to the public again. The capacity for each event will depend on the organizer and the venue in question. Participants in events of this kind must state that they have no symptoms by filling in a self-certification form, which will be provided by the organizers and sanctioned by the above-mentioned ordinance.
- 18 August 2020: to limit a possible increase in infection across Italy, and on the basis of a provincial decree issued today, indoor and outdoor nightclubs and similar dance venues will remain closed until 7 September. However, as defined by previously approved measures, nightclubs and dance venues where dancing remains prohibited may still play live music or music played by a DJ providing that social distancing is observed and avoiding gatherings. It is now also mandatory to wear a face mask between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning in venues open to the public and surrounding areas, as well as public spaces (squares, open areas, streets and seafronts) where there is greater likelihood of spontaneous or random gatherings. Performances, including live music, with a seated audience are permitted, providing safe distances are observed.
- 12 August 2020: By order of the President of the Province, from today persons arriving in Italy and in the Trentino region from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain, or who have stayed in these countries within the last 14 days, must undergo a molecular or antigen test (swab) on their arrival at the airport, port or border entry point or must undergo such a test at the provincial body for healthcare services within 48 hours of their arrival. For any questions or doubts regarding these measures the freephone number 800 390 270 has been activated, which is operational continuously Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, and Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tests can be booked by filling in this online form https://servizi.apss.tn.it/rientroestero/ (only available in Italian). While awaiting for the test results, it is necessary to self-isolate at your own home or dwelling. Alternatively, when embarking to return to Italy, individuals must present certification to a person with the authority to perform the necessary checks that they have already been tested, and that the result was negative, within the 72 hours prior to entering Italy.
Wide-open spaces and the rhythms of nature have always made Trentino the ideal destination for those seeking balance and well-being. What’s more, hospitality is in our DNA. And never more so than now: in recent weeks, we have worked hard to make sure that the beginning of the summer season will represent a fresh start for everybody in our region, citizens and guests alike. Trentino is open and ready to welcome you.
We look forward to seeing you, confident in our ability to guarantee you not only the welcome we have always taken pride in extending, but also the chance to enjoy a relaxing and worry-free holiday so you can recharge, in nature and with the people you love. In the sections below, you can learn about all the measures put in place by our operators and tourist service providers to protect you and your loved ones. You’ll see: we’ve thought of absolutely everything needed to guarantee you a safe and peaceful stay!