LATEST UPDATE ABOUT THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY
Last updated: July 1st, 2020
As today, the European Union has reopened its borders to travelers coming from the countries included in the so-called "Green List": Algeria, Australia, Morocco, Georgia, Canada, Japan, Montenegro, New Zeland, Rwanda, Serbia, South Corea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and possibly also China.
Visitors coming from these countries will be allowed to enter Italy, but will still have to undergo a period of quarantine.
The EU Commission will review this list every 14 days, depending on the evolution of the pandemic. At the moment the US, Russia and Brazil are not included in the Green List.
We have started running our tours again in accordance with the Italian government's opening of borders to EU travelers, from June 3rd.
Museums and archaeological sites are gradually reopening, with the necessary precautionary measures, following the calendar that you will find below.
In observance of the preventative measures against the Coronavirus dictated by the law, the number of visitors entering the sites/museums will be strictly limited. Reservations for timed entrance tickets will be mandatory and latecomers will be denied access, so, in order for our groups to be able to enter the sites, all participants are required to arrive on time at the meeting point.
While waiting for the world to get back on its feet, we have now launched our Through Eternity Virtual Tours. Since you can’t travel to Italy yet, we decided in the meantime to bring Italy to you! Our expert guides will take you to the most spectacular sites of Rome, Venice, Naples, Pompeii and Florence, and thanks to high-resolution images, videos and the captivating narrative of our guides, you will enjoy Italy’s wonders from the comfort of your own home - and give you the inspiration to start preparing for your next Italian adventure! All proceeds from our Virtual Tours will go to our guides to support them during these challenging times, as they are freelance professionals who don’t earn if they don’t work. For every Virtual Tour booked, you will also get a 25 euro coupon for any future tour or service purchased with us, which will be valid for two years.
As a sign of our gratitude to those who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus, we would be more than happy to invite all first responders, health workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free.
CALENDAR OF REOPENINGS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND MUSEUMS IN ITALY
- May 18th: Borghese Gallery (Rome)
- May 19th: GNAM Gallery of Modern Art (Rome), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Contemporary Art Museum “MAXXI” (Rome)
- May 21st: Boboli Garden (Florence)
- May 24th: Archaeological Park of the Appian Way
- May 26th: Accademia Gallery (Venice), Pompeii, Hadrian’s Villa (Tivoli), Villa D’Este (Tivoli)
- May 28th: Pitti Palace (Florence)
- May 30th: Opera del Duomo and Piazza dei Miracoli (Pisa)
- June 1st: Vatican Museums, Colosseum (Rome), The Doge’s Palace (Venice), Correr Museum (Venice), Accademia (Florence)
- June 2nd: Imperial Fora (Rome), Forum and Palatine Hill (Rome), Trajan’s Market (Rome), Ara Pacis Museum (Rome), Centrale Montemartini (Rome), Ostia Antica (Rome)
- June 3rd: Uffizi Gallery (Florence), Villa farnesina (Rome)
- June 9th: Pantheon (Rome)
LET’S STAY INFORMED TOGETHER
In this unprecedented situation, it is of the utmost importance to stay informed and rely only on trusted sources such as the official news from the institutions worldwide.
Here we have gathered for you a few links to the pages of important institutions, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) or the US State Department, where you can find the latest reports on the COVID-19 situation all over the world, useful travel advice as well as information and downloadable material about preventative measures to take against the virus.
Here you can download the PDF version of the latest Decree of the President of Italy about the COVID-19 situation.
LATEST OFFICIAL TRAVEL INFORMATION FROM THE AIRLINES
Due to the Coronavirus emergency, many airlines have been cancelling their flights, with different cancellation policies and options for fliers. Here we have gathered for you the direct links to the Coronavirus related page on the website of the main airlines, where you will be able to check the status of your flight and read the latest update about the situation.
We hope this information will help you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.