ITALY. Public transport workers plan to hold a nationwide general strike Dec.16. Italy Imposes Mandatory Virus Testing for All EU Travelers
Two of Italy’s largest trade unions have called for an eight-hour general strike on Thursday 16 December.
The timeframe of the walkout may vary by location and transportation type. Rail workers will strike 00:01-21:00 Dec. 16, while local public transport workers throughout the country, including Milan, Rome, and Naples, will observe the action through 23:59 Dec. 16; minimum service guarantees vary by location.
The strike will probably result in service delays or cancellations.
Confirm all public transport reservations Dec. 16; do not check out of accommodations until onward travel is confirmed.
Consider alternative transport options to mitigate travel disruptions and allow extra time to reach destinations.
Italy Imposes Mandatory Virus Testing for All EU Travelers
Italy tightened restrictions for travelers entering from other European Union countries, as Covid-19 cases surge across the continent. The new rules mean that even vaccinated visitors must show proof of a negative test, and the non-vaccinated must self isolate for five days on arrival. The policy, starts Thursday and lasts until Jan. 31.
The quarantine for European visitors will be five days and they will also have to present a negative COVID-19 test, while for non-EU visitors it will remain ten days. Tests for European travellers will be valid for 48 hours in the case of a molecular test, and 24 hours in the case of an antigen test.
Follow all official instructions. Abide by national health and safety measures. Reconfirm all travel arrangements.