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Border restrictions and interior travel restrictions (11.03.2020)

Travel in the country is allowed solely for work requirements or health needs or reasons of necessity, such as shopping for food and other essentials. In any case, work requirements and health needs must be proven by way of a self-declaration, using the printed forms provided by law enforcement officers.

Start date: 14.03.2020

End date: not available

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Rationalisation of interregional bus services (13.03.2020)

This measure rationalizes the interregional automotive services, concerning the transport of people on non- scheduled buses, due to reduced mobility on the Italian territory. The decree rules that modifications and reductions of the authorized scheduled services by Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport can be adopted by the carrier, after proper communication to the Ministry and customers, provided that the services to be delivered will not be totally cancelled, in compliance with the provisions of the Ministry of Health and with the provisions of the DPCM (Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers) of 11 March, or that they assume all relevant anti-contagion safety protocols and promote all sanitation procedures for work places. (Ministerial Decree 114 of 13.03.2020)

Start date: 13.03.2020

End date: 25.03.2020

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Rescheduled offer of rail passenger transport (13.03.2020)

Italy has rescheduled the offer of rail passenger transport in order to counter and contain the health emergence due to coronavirus and in protection of the passengers and the railway enterprises workers. The decree ensures, for each route, the connection with at least one couple of trains Trenitalia and NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori) and guarantees all essential services. (Ministerial Decree 113 dated 13.03.2020)

Start date: 13.03.2020

End date: 25.03.2020

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titleRemarks from the International Road Transport Union


On 1 April, the Prime Minister announced a new decree extending the deadline of the measures currently in force. These measures will remain applicable until 13 April 2020.

Source: Italian Government



On 31 March, the Italian Ministry of Transport has extended the temporary authorization concerning the use of rolling highway permits, normally used by non-EU companies to enter Italy by rail; such permits are momentarily valid for entering Italy by road too. The extension applies until further notice.




The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has signed a decree extending the suspension of the current traffic ban for HGVs with a maximum total mass exceeding 7.5 tonnes on extra-urban roads for the next two Sundays, on 29 March and 5 April 2020. Note that for vehicles performing international transport, the suspension of traffic restrictions is to be maintained until further notice. The text of the decree is available here.

Source: Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport


Last night, the Prime Ministerial Decree dated 22 March 2020 was issued concerning "Further implementing provisions of the decree - 23 February 2020, no. 6, containing urgent measures regarding the containment and management of the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19”. This decree applies to the entire national territory, and also applies to regions with special statutes, and to the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.

Particular attention is drawn to the below:

- Art. 1.1b: People cannot use public or private means of transport to reach a different municipality from the one they are currently in, with the exception of work or health reasons or in cases of extreme urgency.

- Art. 1.4: Non-essential companies have until 25 March to prepare for suspension; this includes the shipment of goods in stock.

This decree takes effect from 23 March 2020 and is effective until 3 April 2020. In addition, the Prime Ministerial Decree of 11 March 2020 and the ordinance of the Minister of Health of 20 March 2020, both effective from 25 March 2020, are both extended to 3 April 2020.

All non-essential industrial and commercial production activities are suspended, with the exception of those mentioned in Annex 1 of the text. The decree’s (pdf file here– IT – official translation not available) general rules, in Annex 1, specify the production activities and services that can continue with their activity (ATECO Codes -

It is recommended that road freight transport and logistics companies check with their customers/clients based in Italy to verify whether their activity is among those included in Annex 1 and can therefore continue working.

Some of the activities included in Annex 1:

- Production of wood packaging material

- Waste collection, treatment and disposal; recovery of materials

- Vehicle maintenance and repair

- Trade in vehicles’ parts and accessories

- Wholesale trade of transport equipment

- Wholesale trade of petroleum products, lubricants and heating fuel

- Land transport and pipeline transport

- Maritime and waterway transport

- Air transport

- Storage and transport support activities

- Postal and courier services

- Packaging (own account and third parties)

Source: FIAP