From today (Saturday 1 October), Italy will no longer require commuters to wear masks on public transport. The mask requirement in Italy remains in hospitals, care homes and healthcare facilities.
Yesterday was the last day FFP2 masks on public transport were a requirement in Italy. Maskless travel on Italy’s buses, trains, subways, trams and ferries is now legal. There are few remaining covid restrictions in Italy. On 15th June, Italy removed the mask requirement for people in public places, with exceptions such as transport.
Meanwhile, Italy’s outgoing health minister Roberto Speranza extended the requirement to wear masks in hospitals, care homes and healthcare facilities. The new end date for the restriction is 31st October.
Although the transport regulations had been in place throughout the summer, it was increasingly common to see commuters without masks in recent weeks.
For official information about covid-19 restrictions in Italy visit the health ministry website.