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Masking in Italy?

I saw a comment on one of these posts about certain types of masks not being acceptable in Italy. What types are people using? KN95, surgical, cloth? I was going to order a pack of KN95 but wanted to double check 1st.

Fingers crossed I'm flying out of US 9/29!

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In Italy people wear everything. We as a group have worn kn-95, surgical, and cloth masks. Everywhere we go we see others doing the same. Just bring plenty. One day I lost one and broke elastic on another.

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We are here now. Any mask goes. And only indoors. And no one has asked us for our CDC card including airports and trains. We are in Rome and Santa Margherita.. hope this helps!

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Kathy, have you been to the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine (Rome) yet? Just curious as I consider them mostly outdoor attractions, and the Coopculture website states that visitors are required to mask ("...wear personal protective equipment"). I guess to be safe, it's best to always have one in your pocket in case its needed?

https://www.coopculture.it/en/poi/roman-forum-and-palatine/
https://www.coopculture.it/en/products/ticket-colosseum-forum-and-palatine-_24h/

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We have not gone anywhere without multiple masks (in case of mishaps) and our passports and CDC cards. We have not had to show them for stores (although my daughter did in Rome) but for every museum/attraction including outdoor ones such as gardens as well as restaurants indoors (not outdoors). We also have had to wear masks on public transportation including ferries and vaporettos. Every time you enter a store or other indoor space the expectation is that you will wear a mask. I have adopted the European style of wearing a mask on my arm so it is always easily available.

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For your protection, the best are N95, Europe's ffp2, or at least surgical masks. Remember not to reuse them.

Bon voyage!