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Tourism in Abruzzo: some information about the Covid-19

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COVID-19. Information for your holiday in Abruzzo

Last updated on 18 June 2020, 9.00 am

Update of the situation in Abruzzo

In these months, we have ideally embraced and accompanied you in the virtual discovery of the wonders of our land. Now, we are ready to welcome you again with a new awareness and the commitment of all the local tourist operators to take the necessary measures to protect your health, for a completely safe holiday in Abruzzo.

Bars, restaurants, holiday farms, hotels, beach resorts, shops and other commercial activities have implemented the provisions of the Central Government (the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (Dpcm) of 17 May 2020) and that of the Abruzzo Region (Regional Council Presidency Ordinance (O.P.G.R.) no.59 of 14.05.2020) and are open and accessible.

Furthermore, starting from June 3, it is possible to return to circulate freely across the country through the Italian regions, without the need to justify travels with self-certification. The same freedom of movement, with no 14-day quarantine requirement, is also granted to the Schengen area (i.e. 26 countries that include almost all EU member states, plus three other countries: the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Iceland).

The highlands, mountains, parks and natural reserves of Abruzzo invite you to outdoor activities and the beaches, the many villages, hermitages and castles await you for a wonderful and safe summer.

SUMMARY OF THE PROVISIONS

Bars and restaurants

  • Distance of one meter between a guest and another and between a table and another
  • Natural and/or forced air renewal
  • Presence of hand disinfectant dispensers at the entrance, in the bathrooms and in various points of the venue
  • Hygienization of spaces, tables, every time customers change and disinfection of the bathrooms
  • Sanitisation of the material to be reused, dishes, furniture, tablecloths, olive oil cruets, salt shakers, etc., or use of biodegradable disposable material
  • Use of mask and gloves for all personnel
  • Use of the mask for customers when they are not sitting at the table
  • Where possible, use of outdoor tables
  • Waiting service exclusively on reservation and shift
  • Menus written on whiteboards, disposable menus, apps
  • Electronic payments, possibly at the tables
  • Separation of entry and exit accesses

Leisure and bathing activities on the beach

  • Reservation, preferably mandatory, for time slots
  • Differentiated and well-marked entry and exit routes
  • Entrance allowed only with mask, to be worn until you get to the beach umbrella
  • Sanitization of chairs, deckchairs and sun beds for each customer change
  • Numbered beach umbrellas spaced at least 3.5 meters and sunbeds spaced at least 1.5 meters from the next beach umbrella. The sunbeds positioned individually must have a distance of 2 meters
  • Gaming and sports activities are allowed only if it is possible to guarantee social distancing
  • Entrance to the swimming pool allowed only after taking a shower, for a maximum of 4 people per 10sqm and sunbeds at least 1.5 meters apart
  • Constant sanitization of toilets, showers, cabins and changing rooms and positioning of dispensers with disinfectant

Hotel activities

  • Posting of notices that inform customers about the behavior to be followed in the accomodation
  • Positioning of dispenser with disinfectant in front of the bathrooms entrance, elevators, restaurant and bar areas
  • Staff equipped with masks, gloves and disinfectant
  • Electronic reservations, to reduce check-in times
  • Electronic payments for check-out
  • Cleaning of the keys at each guest change
  • Ventilation of rooms, sanitisation of common areas at least twice a day and hygienization of bathrooms every time they are used
  • In restaurant rooms, a distance of at least 2 meters between diners. Buffets are forbidden.
  • The guest can request to the cleaning staff not to enter the room during their stay
  • Room ventilation and sanitization at each guest change with disposable or specially treated cloths for reuse
  • Staff in charge of daily room cleaning equipped with a mask, gloves, cap and washable shoes

Outdoor accommodation (campsites, tourist resorts, etc.)

  • Posting of notices that inform customers about the behavior to be followed in the accomodation
  • Positioning of dispenser with disinfectant in front of the bathrooms entrance, elevators, restaurant and bar areas
  • Staff equipped with masks, gloves and disinfectant
  • Electronic reservations, to reduce check-in times
  • Electronic payments for check-out
  • Cleaning of the keys of the housing units at each guest change
  • Ventilation of rooms, sanitisation of common areas at least twice a day and hygienization of bathrooms every time they are used
  • Ventilation and sanitization of housing units at each guest change with disposable or specially treated cloths for reuse Staff in charge of daily cleaning of housing units equipped with a mask, gloves, cap and washable shoes
  • Mobile vehicles positioned in the appropriate pitches at least 2 meters away from each other
  • Access to common services with masks and, if necessary, gloves.

Who to contact in case of emergency

On the new Coronavirus, the Abruzzo Region has activated all the measures established by the Ministry of Health, in constant collaboration with the regional health offices.

The following numbers are available for those who have come into close contact with confirmed cases of Covid-19, and for anyone who in the last 14 days has returned to Italy from China or from the quarantine areas of the so-called “red” or “yellow” regions in the last 14 days:

Regional Green Number 800 595 459


ASL n. 1 Avezzano-Sulmona-L’Aquila

Green Number 800 169 326

ASL n. 2 Chieti-Lanciano-Vasto

Green Number 800 860 146

ASL n. 3 Pescara

Green Number 800 556 600

ASL n. 4 Teramo

Green Number 800 090 147

 

The Ministry of Health has activated the 24/7 public freephone number 1500 and published an information section on its website with in-depth information and updates, as well as a section with the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Follow these 10 rules:

Protecting yourself from the new coronavirus is easy, by adopting some simple but effective rules.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Do not take antiviral drugs or antibiotics unless they are prescribed by your doctor
  • Clean the surfaces with chlorine or alcohol-based disinfectants
  • Always use the mask in indoor places keeping at least one meter distance from other people
  • Made in China products and packages from China are not dangerous
  • Pets do not spread the new coronavirus
  • For furthermore information, please contact the freephone number 1500

To be constantly updated on the situation in Abruzzo

Updates and measures adopted to protect citizens and visitors are available on the portal www.regione.abruzzo.it/coronavirus-la-situazione-abruzzo.