Christmas in Italy under covid restrictions. The country further tightened its restrictions on Thursday (23 December), barring unvaccinated from public spaces and enforcing mask-wearing outdoors.
Outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations have been banned, and discos will be closed until January 31.
The latest from infections
A daily record of nearly 44,600 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours on Thursday, as well as 168 deaths.
The country already requires unvaccinated EU citizens to quarantine for five days if entering the country, while vaccinated visitors from EU countries must get a negative test within 24 hours of arrival.
The Italian government on December 6 imposed new rules on those who are not vaccinated with the issuing of a “super” health pass.
Christmas in Italy only for vaccinated
In Italy, only people with proof of vaccination or of having recovered from COVID-19 can eat at indoor restaurants, go to the movies or attend sporting events. It has now extended the vaccine mandate to school personnel, law enforcement, the military, and anyone working in a health care setting.