Italian media outlet ANSA has laid down the mask rules for anyone attending Eurovision 2022 in Turin. It has been revealed that the mask mandates currently in Italy will remain in force until 15th June. FFP2 masks will remain mandatory in the following settings:
- All Public Transport
- In Cinemas and Theatres
- All Entertainment Live and Music events that take place indoors
- Sports Events that take place indoors
- Any health facilities
These rules mean that anyone attending Eurovision 2022 will have to wear an FFP2 mask for the duration of the shows, and when getting around the city. FFP2 masks are also mandatory when flying to and from Italy.
When entering Italy from another country there are certain rules that also must be obeyed. When entering the country you must fill out a Passenger Locator form before departure. You must also be able to show a Covid Green-Pass. Requirements for the Covid Green Pass may include:
- Showing your vaccination status (if you had your second dose more than 9 months ago you must show proof of a booster)
- Recovery of Covid-19 (Less than 180 days after a positive PCR test)
- A negative Covid test ( 72 hours prior to departure for PCR Tests and 48 hours prior for rapid-antigen tests.)
Other countries may have alternatives to the Covid Green Pass which will be accepted in replacement. The UK’s NHS Covid Pass is one of these.
Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Italy won the right to host the 2022 Eurovision Contest after Måneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Since then, Turin was selected to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to take place on the 10th, 12th, and 14th of May. 41 countries were set to be competing in the 66th edition of the competition with Armenia & Montenegro returning to the competition. However, Russia will not be participating in this year’s competition.
Ahead of the competition, it was revealed that Rockin 1,000 will be part of the show and that Eurovillage will be returning in 2022, and will be located in Parco del Valentino. Find out more about the EuroClub and Eurovision Village venues!
Italy’s 2020 representative, Diodato, will perform as an interval act in the first semi-final, alongside a tribute to Italian dance music called The Dance of Beauty.
The slogan for this year’s Eurovision is “The Sound of Beauty” and you can see more about how the stage fits in with the concept here!
News Source: Ansa.it/Minestro della Salute
Photo Source: EBU