Covid-19 & Staying Safe
Italy! Adventures Exclusive Italian Tours
1. What is the Covid-19 situation currently like in Italy?
Italy was one of the countries hardest hit by Covid-19 over a year ago. Italy responded aggressively took a number of measures to combat Covid-19.
Today, the situation is rapidly improving. Although vaccinations started out slower than in North America, Italian vaccination rates are higher than the U.S.
Italy classifies all of its regions and autonomous provinces into four different zones (red, orange, yellow and white) based on a weekly assessment of Covid-19 risk. As of 10/1/21, all of Italy’s regions are rated white -- the lowest risk level. Some of the best news is that new cases of Covid-19 have been edging down throughout Italy.
You no longer need to wear a mask when you are outside in a white zone with a small crowd like you often find in our area. However, you do need to wear a mask when you go inside or where there are large crowds gathered outside.
Additionally, as of October 15, 2021, all employees at businesses of any size will be required to be vaccinated, by Italian decree. The Italian government believes that this decree will help improve vaccination rates throughout Italy.
2. What are the requirements to enter Italy as a visitor or tourist and to depart Italy?
To enter Italy, all visitors and tourists are required to:
A. Have proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken within the past 72 hours.
B. Provide documentation that they have recovered from Covid-19 within the past 90 days.
To ensure the health and safety of residents and visitors alike, you will find that Italy has restricted those who can enter public venues. Public venues include: all restaurants, bars, museums, theme parks, concerts, other public venues and all forms of public transportation. Only those individuals who have been vaccinated or who have documentation of a recent negative Covid-19 test result (taken within the last 48 hours) are allowed to enter these venues.
A completed certificate showing that you have been vaccinated from the Italian government is accepted as proof of vaccination. Official documents issued by health authorities in the U.S. (with a completed CDC card), Canada, Israel, and the United Kingdom are also accepted.
In order to return to the U.S., all travelers are required to have a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Covid-19 tests are readily available in Italy at a minimal cost -- less than the equivalent of $25 USD.
At Italy!Adventures, we make the process of getting a Covid-19 test easy and stress-free. We will make an appointment and take you for your Covid-19 test prior to the conclusion of your tour.
3. What health and safety precautions do you take with your tours?
At Italy!Adventures, we are passionate about customer safety for all travelers. We care about the health and well-being of each traveler who takes any tour.
We take a number of extra health and hygiene measures and we follow strict safety protocols. Our driver will sanitize the car that we will use for our tours each day with disinfectants. The driver will also wear a mask for protection.
Upon arrival in Rome, we will have hand sanitizer available for your use in the car and in your hotel room. We will follow all Italian laws concerning health and safety that are in effect during your visit. By Italian decree, our driver and all travelers are required to wear a mask for protection while inside the car. Currently, all travelers must also wear a mask when they go inside. We will have masks readily available for your use as well.
For the safety of our guests and to make your experience as pleasurable and entertaining as possible, Italy!Adventures now requires that all travelers must be fully vaccinated prior to arriving in Italy in order to take one of our small private tours.
4. What happens if anyone in my private group gets Covid-19 shortly before the start of our private tour?
Customer health and safety is our number one priority. If you or anyone in your group gets Covid-19 within 30 days of the start of your tour, we will give you a full refund. Just send us a copy of the positive test result and we will refund all of the money that you and your group paid.
If you get Covid-19 more than 30 days prior to the start of your tour, our special no cancellation policies apply.