The Italian government has decided to extend COVID-19 restrictions for another ten days, effectively keeping nightclubs closed down in the process.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Italian nightclubs have been forced to shut their doors since December 2021. The original plan was for clubs to reopen on February 1st. Because of this extension, however, they now must stay closed for at least another ten days.
Restrictions include a requirement to wear masks in low-risk areas dubbed “white zones” and bans on outdoor parties and nightclubs/dance venues. Also included is a requirement stating that you must have proof of vaccination in the form of a “super green pass” or foreign government equivalent to enter most establishments.
As of this writing, Italy seems to be on the tail end of a spike that began in December, peaking at over 200,000 new cases on Jan 19th, 2022. As of February 1st, 2022, the numbers dropped down to 133,306 new cases. 84% of Italian citizens have received at least one vaccine dose, while 77.5% are fully vaccinated.