I've been watching the daily reports from Susan Levenstein, a physician in Rome.
Don't get your hopes too high, late May does not look realistic, unfortunately. Only around ten percent of the Italian population has been vaccinated, and less than half of those with the full two doses. So re-opening of tourism will still take time.But still, I will book my late May trip and cancel if there is not enough change a few weeks before.....
Have abandoned hope for May and getting very nervous about September. Won't cancel May trip until the last possible minute, but no realistic hope.Don't get your hopes too high, late May does not look realistic, unfortunately. Only around ten percent of the Italian population has been vaccinated, and less than half of those with the full two doses. So re-opening of tourism will still take time.
I'm hoping to be able to take a spring trip in 2022. October would also be nice, but we're preferring to wait until things are almost completely stable.
As with most of mainland Europe, the # of cases is increasing. The new decrees are issued at the end of the week and there is talk of various options - complete nationwide lockdown, weekend lockdowns, etc.Any news on when we will be able to travel to Italy? I’ve read that cases are high now, a 3rd wave.
The UK has been on lockdown since after Christmas. It has been endless! This weeks the kids went back to school and the rules changed so that we can go outside and sit on a bench! Previously we could only go outside once a day for exercise (keep moving!).The new decrees are issued at the end of the week and there is talk of various options - complete nationwide lockdown, weekend lockdowns, etc.
I posted in another thread that Frances Mayes posted on Instagram that she and Ed have gone to Italy and were allowed in because they own property there.I have been told, Joe, that because I own property in Italy I am a little higher up on the list than a tourist, so I may use that card if I feel it's reasonably safe by the end of May.
Not a rebuke, just a personal comment on our own feelings. We do not consider the restrictions to be a punishment of us, but a method of keeping Italy's inhabitants safe. We know that our relatives and friends are anxious to see us, but not so sure about the other people with whom we would come in contact. We don't want to quibble over the meaning of "residence" in the country's guidelines for movement within the commune if challenged at our point of entry or by any local authority.Alpinista, do I hear a rebuke in your comment?
Steve wants to drive down to Puglia and Basilicata after our Switzerland trip in September - in our British car! @jonathan and Philippa used to drive from England to Puglia once a year - so perhaps we could do it!Pauline, maybe I'll meet you and Steve in Puglia, then! It's been a long while since our last visit. and I so want to meet Valerie and Bryan in person. Stay well!
This sounds kind of crazy. If someone tests positive at the end, does the whole train quarantine?
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