Information about Coronavirus in Rome
Updated: May 26th 2020
Here you have all the information on 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 in Rome or get back home safely once the coronavirus is no longer a threat.
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Following the restrictions of governments is crucial in this time. We, therefore, must minimise our social interactions in order to prevent coronavirus from spreading. If you are stuck in a hotel room in Italy or any other country, we gathered relevant information for you about public transport, information about opening hours and general rules to follow, so you can take it a little bit easier and don’t need to browse all over the internet to find what you need to know.
Governmental restrictions to follow in Rome
Italy is one of the countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic the most. The strictest rules have been set here, where people are not allowed to go for a walk. Streets of Rome, Milan, Venice and other cities are completely empty and the only people you spot are the policemen and medics.
You can get an overview and read more about the coronavirus situation in Rome and Italy by clicking here.
- Parks closed, banned outdoor activities including walk or jog far from home
- All the shops except groceries and pharmacies are closed
- Only one person from each household is allowed to go out shopping
- A limited number of shoppers allowed in the supermarket
- People who are outside must explain their reason to the police and fill out the form
- Religious services and sports events are suspended
- Remaining a distance of at least 1 meter from other people
Rome airports scaling down operations due to COVID-19
In an effort to slow down the increasing amount of coronavirus cases in Rome, airports in the city reduce the operations. Leonardo da Vinci International Airport closed down Terminal 1 on the 17th of March. However, Terminal 3 remains operational. If you fly home from home, remember to check with your airline about any flight alterations.
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Public transport in Rome has revised timetables to prevent coronavirus from spreading
Public transport in London is functional for essential journeys. The timetables for the surface and underground transport have been revised. The services on the whole network stop after 21:00. This also affects busses operated by Roma Tpl. Services. Visit the ATAC website, where you can plan your journey according to the updated schedule.
All attractions in Rome are temporarily closed
Gatherings in public are not allowed and therefore the attractions in Rome are also closed until further notice.
Maybe you can learn more about the history of Rome’s biggest icons and read more on their websites, where they will also publish an update about COVID-19.
- Colosseum temporarily closed
- St. Peter’s Basilica is open only for non-group visits, however, it’s currently forbidden to go outside in Italy
- Pantheon is temporarily closed
- Roman Forum is temporarily closed
- Vatican Museums closed for the public
What to do in Rome during coronavirus restrictions
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of information from everywhere and it’s also hard to overlook. However, we need to take care of our well-being even more during this time and, therefore, it’s important to calm down as stress makes our immune system weaker. Here are some tips of what to do if you are stuck in Rome (but also anywhere else):
- Meditate on a balcony
Meditation helps to reduce stress and anxiety, reduces pain and enforces your body’s immune system. Combining it with sitting on a balcony, you get some fresh air and vitamin D from being the sunlight. Whether you are a pro or completely new to meditation, give it a try. You will get better every time.
- Master your Carbonara skills
Restaurants are closes, but to get the proper Italian culinary experience to don’t need to go further than your kitchen. If you don’t cook at all, don’t worry. Everyone who can follow a recipe can cook a great meal. This can also be a great opportunity for you to gain a new skill and surprise your loved ones later.
- Netflix is gold
Let’s be honest here. Netflix has our back at all times. Finding a great show can distract you and give you great laughter. Everyone can find what they like on Netflix but books are also great!
The entire LuggageHero team wish you good health and positive vibes.