Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried

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Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried

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Wanderer
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posted Feb-2020

penguinpants wrote:Is anyone still going to Passo de Tonale this weekend? we are due to fly into Verona tomorrow and drive up in our own hire car. I've contacted the hotel and they say everything is open as normal and wouldn't consider a refund..
Barring a serious deterioration in the spread of the virus, I think you should be fine. Though you might want to avoid anybody coughing or sniffling in Verona airport .

The other thing you might want to think about is work when you return. Depending on how things evolve, they might want you to self-isolate for 2 weeks after your return . This happened to a friend of mine who travelled through Verona last Saturday (after our ski trip to the so-far unaffected Dolomites region.

SwingBeep
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Feb-2020

penguinpants wrote:Is anyone still going to Passo de Tonale this weekend? we are due to fly into Verona tomorrow and drive up in our own hire car. I've contacted the hotel and they say everything is open as normal and wouldn't consider a refund..

You may be able to fly out but will you be able to fly back? The airlines are beginning to suspend services https://www.ansa.it/english/news/2020/02/28/coronavirus-ba-brussels-airlines-cut-italian-services_afcec6ab-b1b7-4a04-ad77-3f1e5b27aecc.html

If the virus continues to spread at its current rate it's likely that travel restrictions will be put in place some time next week.

Here in Switzerland there are currently 15 confirmed cases and over 100 people are in quarantine, nearly all of the people infected contracted the virus in northern Italy. The Swiss government has just banned all "large-scale events involving more than 1000 people" this includes the Geneva motor show https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-78289.html

Wanderer
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Feb-2020

Yikes! Due to fly to Zurich on 14 March for a few days in St Anton. Looking increasingly dodgy that we will be able to go .

To make matters worse, they have just gotten a lovely fresh dump of snow so conditions should be fantastic. I know that it is churlish and selfish to be concerned about a ski trip when lots of people are dying but still.....

Also have spent quite a bit on flights, hotel and car hire. Chances of recovering any of that from insurance look very low

Petros678
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Feb-2020

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NIIIXSY
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Mar-2020

Arrived at Verona Airport today authorities are taking everyone's temperature coming into Italy things seem pretty relaxed in the resort no sign of people wearing masks here or anything they are doing their utmost to keep the tourists happy and welcomed so far so good can't wait to get on the slopes

SwingBeep
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Mar-2020

The Italian government has decreed that ski lift operators in the regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto will only be allowed to continue operating their lifts if they reduce the number skiers in the lift cabins to a maximum of 1/3 of their normal capacity.

Petros678
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Mar-2020

Thanks for posting. How many Gondola's are there in Passo Tonale incidentally?

SwingBeep
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Mar-2020

Two! The "Droplet" decree also requires that the distance between people in all bars, restaurants, shops, museums and churches etc. is at least one metre. Presumably skiers will also have to stand a metre apart in lift queues.

Topic last updated on 02-December-2020 at 21:24

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