Activists to blockade rail stations in Italy in protest against COVID-19 measures, Sept. 1

Protests against Italy’s covid Green Pass are planned in 54 train stations across the country on 1 September, the day that new travel rules come into force. From 1 September, the Green Pass – which shows that people have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid-19 – will be required to board airplanes, Intercity and high-speed trains, long-distance buses and inter-regional ferries. Participants will gather outside the stations from 14:30 before attempting to enter the stations at 15:00 and remaining until the evening. Activists are targeting the main train station in most locations: Rome: Tiburtina Station, Bologna: Centrale Station, Florence: Santa Maria Novella Station, Genoa: Piazza Principe Station, Milan: Porta Garibaldi Station, Naples: Garibaldi Station, Turin: Porta Nuova Station

Some ENAV airport personnel at Milan and Rome airports will be on strike for four hours from 13:00 to 17:00 on 7 September 2021.

  • Local transportation (buses and trams) personnel will be on strike for 24 hours with different starting times depending on the specific location on 17 September 2021. No further details are available at this time.
  • Some EasyJet personnel will be on strike for four hours from 13:00 to 17:00 on 24 September 2021.
  • Some airport personnel in Italy will be on strike for 24 hours from 00:01 to 23:59 on 24 September 2021.

Travelers in Italy should confirm reservations and flight status on the above dates. If possible, avoid all protests as a routine security precaution and to mitigate associated disruptions. and make alternative travel arrangements if necessary.

BELGIUM AND GERMANY. Because of trackworks on the DB rail network from Thursday September 2, 2021 to Saturday September 11, 2021, the Thalys traffic will be disrupted.
Travelers are advised to confirm rail schedules prior to departure for the station. More information here