Italy is banning travel between its regions from 21 December to 6 January as part of strict coronavirus curbs over the Christmas holidays.
A curfew from 10.00pm to 5.00am local time will also be in place.
Restaurants can open in some regions until 6pm but only takeaways are allowed in other parts of the country.
These actions are coming as Italy announced its highest daily Covid death toll since the pandemic started, with nine hundred and ninety-three fatalities.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told a news conference his administration cannot let down its guard at this time.
He said there is need to eliminate the risk of a third wave which could arrive in January – and not less serious than the first and the second.
There will be travel exceptions for work, medical reasons or emergencies.
On top of the regional travel bans, people will not be allowed to leave their home towns on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.