Coronavirus - the situation in Aosta Valley
Useful information regarding your holiday in Aosta Valley
July 11th, 2020
Arrivals and departures
Throughout the region you can move freely. From June 3rd it is possible to move between the Italian regions ans it is also possible to enter Italy from the European Union/Schengen area and from UK without quarantine.
Gatherings must be avoided. When meeting other people, a cover should be worn on the nose and mouth. In closed places, a distance of at least one meter between people must be maintained and the mask must always be worn. It is recommended to wash hands frequently or to use a hand sanitizer.
Openings and permitted activities
- the accommodation facilities, mountain huts, commercial establishments and catering services which guarantee the necessary safety measures are open. Some restaurants only offer takeaway or delivery service.
- outdoor and indoor sports activities can be carried out respecting a distance of two metres from other people and avoiding crowds.
- the activities of the mountain, hiking and tourist guides and of the mountain bike instructors and equestrian guides take place regularly in compliance with the safety measures and social distance.
- natural parks and their visitor centers, protected areas, botanical gardens and similar sites ensuring the safety measures and the separation between entrance and exit are accessible.
- entry, circulation and activities within the picnic areas are allowed in compliance with the safety measures and after adoption by the keeper of separate entry and exit routes, coverage of the tables by the users, prohibition to leave waste in the area, information on how to use barbecue.
- public transportation is in operation with reduced seats to ensure safety distances between passengers. The use of the mask on board is mandatory.
- The cultural sites which guarantee the necessary safety measures are also open, including the following:
- Fort of Bard, Royal Castle of Sarre, Gamba Castle of Châtillon, Issogne Castle, Castel Savoia, Sarriod de La Tour Castle in Saint-Pierre, Fénis Castle and Verrès Castle
- Roman aqueduct bridge of Pont d’Ael (Aymavilles)
- in Aosta city: the Roman Theatre, the MAR-Regional Archaeological Museum, the Forum cryptoporticus and the early Christian church of San Lorenzo
- from 15th June resumption of concerts and shows and opening of cinemas and theatres (with capacity limitations and safety distance measures)
- Summer lifts are open, including Skyway Monte Bianco cable car.
- Summer skiing in Breuil-Cervinia: open from 20th June until 27th September 2020.
- Pré-Saint-Didier thermal baths open from 6th June. Admission at predefined times and by reservation only. Access is subject to passing a rapid serological test performed free of charge. Body temperature measurement via thermoscanner provided, with access not allowed in the event of temperature above 37.5 °C. Obligation to wear a mask in closed common areas.
- Casino de la Vallée (Saint-Vincent) open from June 15th.
- Astronomical Observatory of Lignan (Saint-Barthélemy) open from July 1st (guided visits only in Italian and on reservation).
- From July 11th dance halls and discos are open with activities carried out exclusively in outdoor spaces and in compliance with the prohibition of gathering.
Closures and suspensions
- suspension of sport events and competitions
- access to mountain bivouacs is limited to cases of strict emergency (small and un-sanitized spaces do not guarantee safety requirements).
Information is always available
In Aosta Valley health monitoring is continuous, there are constant, transparent updates on the evolution of the situation and the Regional Health Service is organized to manage any cases of contagion.
Local toll-free number 800.122.121 for non-medical information an about actions of prevention and control.
For medical information or to report symptoms of flu or respiratory problems, please call 112.