Milan Coronavirus Information
Updated: July 3rd 2020
Here you have all the latest Milan coronavirus updates regarding airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once the coronavirus in Milan is no longer a threat.
Milan Coronavirus Latest News
(Published in the last 24 hours)
- Conte ‘relatively tranquil’ about 2nd-COVID-wave threat
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- Coronavirus: Where can I go on holiday? A guide to destinations
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- Skiing: Cortina worlds to take place in 2021
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- IGLTA Global Convention in Milan Rescheduled to 2022
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Milan Coronavirus Travel Restrictions
If you are stuck in a hotel room in a foreign country, we gathered all the information you need about airports, public transport and anything regarding travel and tourism in Italy in order to make things a little easier for you. This way, you don’t need to browse all over the internet for information – everything is here on one page!
Travelling withing the Italian regions is allowed. Travelling to other regions in Italy is allowed with proof of work needs, health reasons and emergency situations. Cruises by Italian flag passenger ships are suspended.
From June 3rd, Italy welcomes visitors from the European Union and Schengen area countries, without quarantine, as the country makes a tentative return to international tourism following a prolonged lockdown.
From June 3rd, Italians will be able to travel to most EU and Schengen zone countries. However, those travelling to Greece from northern Italian regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Piemonte and Veneto from June 15th to June 30th will be required to undergo testing and quarantine.
Milan Airport Information
Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well updated and at providing the latest information. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of Milan’s airports.
Check with your airline company to see if there have been any alterations to your travel plans. The Italian government advises all passengers to avoid long-distance travels unless absolutely necessary.
Find out more here:
Update: Milano Linate Airport and Terminal 1 of Milan Malpensa Airport are temporarily CLOSED; all commercial aviation has been redirected to Terminal 2
Milan Public Transport
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, railway service is subject to frequent changes. There might be a possibility of misalignment with respect to actual service provided.
The service is remodelled to suit the needs of essential workers and situations. Travellers with a declaration will be prioritised. Before travelling, it is advised to check for details and guidelines here.
Keep up to date on Milan’s public transit here:
- Milano Cadorna Railway Station
- Milano Centrale Railway Station
- Genova Piazza Principe
- Porta Garibaldi Railway Station
- Porta Genova Railway Station
One man sits on an empty central square in front of the Duomo Cathedral, Milan on March 20th 2020
Some attractions have started to open for the public on May 18th 2020, while some attractions are still temporarily closed and travel is restricted to these destinations.
The openings of museums and other places of culture is allowed starting May 18th 2020, onward. Social distancing rules must be respected under all circumstances in order to avoid large gatherings. Theatres, outdoor plays, cinemas and concerts will be allowed after June 15th 2020. Preassigned, spaced seats and a fixed number of people (staff included) in a place during an event must be obliged.
Here is the list of Milan’s main attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- Duomo – Reopen to visitors
- San Siro Stadium – Closed
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – Closed
- Sforzesco Castle – Management is currently working toward reopening
- Teatro alla Scala – Closed, all performances suspended until further notice
- Navigli – Off guards until further notice
- Porta Genova – Off guards until further notice
All attraction websites update the information about when they will be open again on their websites. Please check their websites regularly to stay tuned.
Governmental rules and regulations to follow in Milan
Here are the key takeaways and rules to follow set by the Italian Government, which apply in Milan as well as in other cities in the country. Please visit the official website of the Italian Government to see if any changes have been made or sign up here with your email to get a notification messenger with all updates.
It is necessary to follow governmental restrictions in Milan and minimise your social interactions to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. It’s important not to panic but it’s also very important to be careful.
From May 18th 2020, certain obligations stay the same while there is also a gradual opening of several activities:
- In case of symptoms, person to immediately notify practitioner, wear surgical mask and stay away from others, stay in room with door closed but with natural ventilation as you await to go to the hospital
- In case of symptoms or doubt, stay at home and call these toll-free numbers
Information on and measures for people with disabilities here
- It remains mandatory to wear a mask in closed spaces for all except for those under six years of age and persons with disabilities
- Social distancing is a must in all places, inside and out and all all times
- Outdoor sports, recreational and physical activity is allowed while keeping a distance of at least two meters
- Access to parks, playgrounds and public gardens is allowed
- Accommodation facilities (hotels) are allowed under strict respective measures and keeping a one meter distance between persons
- Opening of restaurants, ice cream shops, bakeries, pubs and bars is allowed ubut must comply with strict guidelines set by the respective regions
- Beach resorts allowed under strict rules and protocols
- Opening of all commercial activities allowed under strict measures; customers entering at a fixed number
- Activities of wellness centers, social and cultural centers remain closed
- Gyms, swimming pools, sports clubs and gyms allowed to be open from May 25th 2020 under rules of social distancing and other rules set by the centers
- Openings of places of worship and religious services allowed with strict measures in order to avoid overcrowding and gatherings
Every citizen must comply with the above-stated measures. The relevant authorities are given the right to enforce them through fines and by dispersing gatherings.
Covid-19 Travel Articles: Is it safe to travel?
Lonely Planet on how COVID-19 is changing travel
Some countries want us to visit – but are we ready to travel?
“European airlines have their fingers firmly crossed. Carriers, which would usually be running up to 2500 flights a day, are slowly reopening their networks. By July, easyJet hopes to resume 50% of its routes with Ryanair aiming to restart 40% of its own. But are travelers as keen? We spoke to several to find out.“ READ MORE >>>
Here’s what it’s like to visit a theme park during the pandemic
“Depending on where you live, amusement parks can be one of the best day trip experiences around. But like everything else, coronavirus indefinitely changed them.” READ MORE >>>
TravelPusle on airlines and airports
Passengers Now Required to Fill Out Health Form to Fly
“Airlines for America (A4A), the trade group that represents the major U.S. airlines, said Monday that passengers will now be required to complete a health acknowledgement form during check-in for a flight. The requirement is for all passengers, and anyone that refuses runs the risk of being declared unfit to travel.“ READ MORE >>>
Forbes Travel Guide on summer hotel reopenings
How Hotels Are Changing Everything From Room Service To Restaurants
“The coronavirus has forced luxury hotels to retool the guest stay, from check-in to checkout. But this doesn’t mean you should expect a lesser experience. As hotels begin to reopen all over the globe, they are discovering creative ways to adhere to health regulations while ensuring you have a good time. Their efforts especially shine in the food and beverage realm, where they have reimagined everything from happy hour to the hotel buffet.” READ HERE >>>
The New York Times on a new travel era
The Future of Travel – How the industry will change after the pandemic
“Regions and countries are beginning to open up, but the outbreak will undoubtedly change how we think, act and travel, at least in the short term.” READ MORE >>>
What to do while currently in Milan
- Food delivery
Many restaurants are still closed but that doesn’t need to prevent you from trying delicious food and keeping your body fuelled and healthy. You can visit Glovo or Ubereats or other delivery websites, pick anything you want and have it delivered to your location.
- Watch an Italian movie
If you can’t explore the city because of the restrictions, you can watch an Italian movie instead! We all know that feeling when we watch a movie, we see a scene filmed where we’ve been and we scream ‘I’ve been there!” How about watching a movie about Milan while you are in Milan? It suddenly changes your current experience of the city. For a list of the 10 best Italian movies of all time, click here.
If you’re at home, you probably have a shelf full of books that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to. Or perhaps you have some texts that you’ve saved on your phone under “read later.” This is the perfect time to take your mind off the current stressful situation and dive into a literary world, at least for a an hour or two a day.
Also, writing or keeping a journal and getting those thoughts and feelings out on paper can be a true stress reliever during times like these.
- Keep the communication going with your loved ones
You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and “making someones’ day” by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.
Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a “double-date” even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?
As we all know, keeping active is crucial to our well-being. When you’re stuck inside for a longer period of time yoga, stretching and meditating can help you feel better. These are activities you can do on your own floor or balcony. There are many videos online that you can follow while doing these activities, and you can also tune into live-stream yoga classes available online.
You can also read this great article on the website of the Italian Ministry of Health on how to follow correct lifestyles while staying at home curing the coronavirus pandemic.
The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes!
It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. We are in this together and every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?