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Answers to the most important questions for anyone travelling or planning to travel in Tuscany

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Last update: 10 January 2022, 3:00 pm

What is the situation at the moment in Tuscany?

The situation in Tuscany is monitored constantly across the region and specific protocols are implemented in public places to protect everyone’s health. In Italy, the regions are identified as either white, yellow, orange or red, on the basis of a series of parameters. Each area has specific rules for the containment of infections. Tuscany is currently classified as a yellow zone.

Remember that face protection must be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors throughout Italy. FFP2 masks must be worn for certain activities and to use certain services.

Certain activities may only be carried out by those who hold the EU Digital Covid-19 certificate (or “green pass”). There are two types of certification for the over 12s in Italy: the basic green pass and the reinforced green pass (or super green pass).

The basic green pass certifies that a person has resulted negative with a rapid antigen test carried out in the last 48 hours or a PCR test in the last 72 hours. The reinforced green pass certifies one of the following conditions: having been vaccinated against COVID-19 or having recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months.

From February 1, 2022, the duration of the vaccination green pass will be reduced from 9 to 6 months since the completion of the vaccination cycle or the booster dose.

Are the museums and attractions open?

Museums, cinemas, theaters and other cultural venues are open and operate according to specific protocols. Restaurants, bars and bakeries are also open and work according to specific guidelines.

The reinforced green pass is required to access certain activities and amenities, while the basic green pass is sufficient in other instances.

The reinforced green pass is required to access bars and restaurants (indoors and outdoors), cinemas and theaters, museums and exhibitions, hotels and other accommodation, wellness centres, spas, theme and fun parks, cultural, social and recreational centres, games halls, receptions for civil and religious ceremonies, food festivals and fairs, trade fair centres and ski lifts.

From January 20, the basic green pass will be required to access hairdressers and beauty salons. From February 1, it will also be required to access public offices, postal and banking services, and some commercial activities.

See the website Italia.it for more information.

Dance halls, nightclubs and similar premises are closed until January 31, 2022. Events, parties and concerts that could result in crowding outdoors are prohibited until January 31, 2022.

Are the region's access points open?

Ports, airports, stations and motorways are open and operational. Check the status of your flight on the flight company’s website.

Travellers can enter Italy and Tuscany from abroad, with the exception of countries that have special measures and restrictions in force. Check the applicable provisions based on your country of origin on the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website and the Italian Ministry of Health website.

Before entering Italy, you are required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and, in certain cases, to notify the Prevention Department of the local health authority of your arrival in Tuscany using this form.

Toscana Aeroporti implements Covid-safe measures to ensure access to services at Florence and Pisa Airports.

Using public transportation

Special measures are in place on public transportation to guarantee physical distancing and intensified cleaning.

The reinforced green pass is mandatory on local, regional and long-distance public transportation (airplanes, trains, ships and ferries; buses and coaches connecting more than two regions; buses and coaches used for rental services with a driver, local or regional public transport services).

FFP2 masks must be worn on all public transportation.

For up-to-date information, we recommend that you visit the Region’s official website with real-time updates on the public transport situation: regione.toscana.it/speciali/muoversi-in-toscana

What precautions has the Tuscany health system taken to protect residents and visitors?

The Tuscany Region ensures continuous reporting to the Italian and regional health authorities in order to provide constant updates regarding operational instructions and guidelines set out at a national level.

The situation is monitored constantly by the local health authorities that guarantee health controls in Tuscany through specific preventive measures. Daily disinfection of regional trains and all local public transport has been intensified. In Tuscany’s airports, public spaces are being sanitized on a regular basis and hand sanitizer dispensers are available across the terminals.

In Tuscany, you can take a Covid-19 test (rapid antigen and PCR tests) without a prescription on a payment basis at private clinics and in some pharmacies based on regional provisions.

In Tuscany, a protocol has been introduced for hotels, accommodation, restaurants and other companies in the tourism sector, which is aimed at guaranteeing the best safety conditions for Covid-19. In addition to the legal obligations and clearly displayed information, companies that participate in the #toscanapiusicura campaign pledge to inform clients about the services provided by the regional health system and all the additional precautions that the company has adopted to ensure a safe stay. Details about these measures and the services provided can be found here: https://www.toscanapiusicura.com/

Tuscany, like the rest of Italy, possesses one of the most efficient healthcare systems in the world. Tuscany guarantees to all non-Italians currently in the region the same healthcare that it offers to its citizens: universal, public and free to all.

Once I’m in Tuscany, who can I contact in case of emergency?

In Tuscany, you can get in touch with the health authorities by calling the 24/7 public freephone number set up by the Ministry of Health: 1500

For information, orientation and details about Covid-19:

● Azienda usl Toscana Centro 055 545454 press 1
● Azienda usl Toscana Nord Ovest 0585 498008
● Azienda usl Toscana Sud Est 800432525

If you are a Tour Operator and would like to receive information about the destination, write to contact@toscanapromozione.it

What should I do to ensure I have a safe trip?

Here are some straightforward rules to help contain infection from Coronavirus.

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based gel
  2. Avoid close contact with people, keeping a distance of at least 1.8 metres
  3. Do not shake hands or hug until the emergency has subsided
  4. Do not touch your mouth, eyes or/and nose with your hands
  5. Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you sneeze or cough, or sneeze or cough into the inner fold of your elbow
  6. If you have flu-like symptoms, do not go to the hospital emergency room or to a doctor’s surgery; call the freephone number 1500
  7. Clean surfaces with chlorine- or alcohol-based disinfectants
  8. Use face protection during all social contact
  9. Do not share bottles and glasses, especially during exercising
  10. Do not take antiviral medication or antibiotics unless prescribed by a doctor
  11. MADE IN CHINA products and packages from China are not hazardous.
  12. Pets do not spread the new Coronavirus. It is always good practice to wash your hands after being in contact with animals.
How can I stay updated as the situation develops?

Tuscany Region has activated a special section on its website where you can find all information and updates, from health ordinances to logistical changes: regione.toscana.it/-/coronavirus

Check out the data and statistics related to the administration of vaccines in Italy on the Italian government website.

Legislative changes may occur suddenly due to the ongoing health emergency. This page will be updated constantly.