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What Countries Are Doing To Ensure A COVID-Safe Christmas?

With COVID-19 still raging across the globe and Christmas around the corner, countries worldwide are taking various measures to ensure a COVID-safe holiday. What are the celebration tips and rules?
07 Dec 2020 09:30
What Countries Are Doing To Ensure A COVID-Safe Christmas?
Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2020 shows the National Christmas Tree near the White House in Washington, D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

With COVID-19 still raging across the globe and Christmas around the corner, countries worldwide are taking various measures to ensure a COVID-safe holiday.

What are the celebration tips and rules?

Let’s take a look.

 

 

Italy – No Travel Between Regions For Christmas And A Nationwide Curfew

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks at a press conference in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 3, 2020.

No travels between regions for Christmas and a national curfew on New Year’s Eve are among the new rules imposed in Italy ahead of the forthcoming holidays.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks at a press conference in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 3, 2020. (Pool via Xinhua)

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks at a press conference in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 3, 2020. (Pool via Xinhua)

 

Spain – Terrace Parties And Limited Gatherings

People wearing face masks take selfies at the Fair of Santa Llucia in Barcelona, Spain, on Dec. 1, 2020. The Fair of Santa Llucia is held in Barcelona from Nov. 27 to Dec. 23 with capacity restricted to 30% amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Joan Gosa/Xinhua)

People wearing face masks take selfies at the Fair of Santa Llucia in Barcelona, Spain, on Dec. 1, 2020. The Fair of Santa Llucia is held in Barcelona from Nov. 27 to Dec. 23 with capacity restricted to 30% amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Joan Gosa/Xinhua)

People wearing face masks look at Christmas decorations at the Fair of Santa Llucia in Barcelona, Spain, on Dec. 1, 2020. (Photo by Joan Gosa/Xinhua)

People wearing face masks look at Christmas decorations at the Fair of Santa Llucia in Barcelona, Spain, on Dec. 1, 2020. (Photo by Joan Gosa/Xinhua)

 

Britain: Up To Three Different Households Can Mix Under Christmas Rules.

People walk along Carnaby Street with Christmas decorations in central London, Britain, on Nov. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

People walk along Carnaby Street with Christmas decorations in central London, Britain, on Nov. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Photo taken on Nov. 3, 2020 shows the Christmas lights illuminating the main shopping Oxford Street in London, Britain. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Photo taken on Nov. 3, 2020 shows the Christmas lights illuminating the main shopping Oxford Street in London, Britain. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

 

Germany: Tighter Restrictions Ahead Of Festive Period, With Masks Being Introduced More Widely In Schools and Travel Strongly Discouraged.

People visit a chalet selling Christmas decorations at a mini Christmas market during the COVID-19 pandemic in Essen, Germany, on Dec. 3, 2020. (Photo by Tang Ying/Xinhua)

People visit a chalet selling Christmas decorations at a mini Christmas market during the COVID-19 pandemic in Essen, Germany, on Dec. 3, 2020. (Photo by Tang Ying/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Dec. 3, 2020 shows a mini Christmas market with several chalets during the COVID-19 pandemic in Essen, Germany. (Photo by Tang Ying/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Dec. 3, 2020 shows a mini Christmas market with several chalets during the COVID-19 pandemic in Essen, Germany. (Photo by Tang Ying/Xinhua)

 

Russia: Early Closing Times For Restaurants And Cafes And A 25% Limit At Cinemas And Theatres.

People take photos by a Christmas tree with New Year decorations in Moscow, Russia, on Dec. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

People take photos by a Christmas tree with New Year decorations in Moscow, Russia, on Dec. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

People walk by a Christmas tree with New Year decorations in Moscow, Russia, on Dec. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

People walk by a Christmas tree with New Year decorations in Moscow, Russia, on Dec. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

 



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