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Factsheet for measure IT-2021-13/1870 Updated – measures in Italy

Allowance for seasonal workers in tourism, spectacles, sports and spas

Indennità per i lavoratori stagionali del turismo, degli stabilimenti termali, dello spettacolo e dello sport

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 22 March 2021 – 31 July 2021
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
Author Anna Mori (University of Milan)
Measure added 14 April 2021 (updated 14 September 2021)

Background information

The prolonged COVID-19 emergency and the related closures imposed by the Government to the economic activities have deeply affected the tourism, live show, health spa and sport sectors. For this reason, the Law Decree no. 41, issued on 22 March 2021, the so-called “Support decree” introduced a specific allowance targeting the seasonal workers in the tourism, live show, sport and health spa sectors.

Content of measure

The Law Decree no. 41 (article no. 10), issued on 22 March 2021, the so-called “Support decree”, introduced a specific all-inclusive allowance devoted to the seasonal workers in the tourism, live show, sport and health spa sectors amounting to €2,400. To be eligible, the seasonal workers have to comply with the following criteria:

  • to have unintentionally ceased their employment relationship in the period between 1 January 2019 and the date of entry into force of this decree;
  • to have carried out their work performance for at least 30 days during the same period;
  • to be neither pensioners nor in any other employment relationship holders, nor entitled to receive other unemployment allowances.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

25 May 2021

The Law Decree no. 73 (article 42), issued on 25 May 2021 introduced an extension of the allowance for seasonal workers in the tourism and entertainment sector, due to the prolonged closures imposed by the Government affecting these economic activities.

The beneficiaries of the allowance are entitled to a further one-off payment of an additional allowance corresponding to €1,600.

Furthermore, the seasonal workers in the tourism sector and in the spa sector who have unintentionally ceased their employment relationship in the period between 1 January 2019 and the date of entry into force of this decree, and who have carried out the work for at least thirty days in the same period, are all entitled to receive an all-inclusive indemnity corresponding to €1,600.

Use of measure

Information not available yet.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Seasonal workers
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Social insurance
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


The social partners have not been involved.

Views and reactions

The social partners are expected to be supportive.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities I55 Accommodation
      R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities
      R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities

This case is not occupation-specific.


  • 22 March 2021: DECRETO-LEGGE 22 marzo 2021, n. 41 Misure urgenti in materia di sostegno alle imprese e agli operatori economici, di lavoro, salute e servizi territoriali, connesse all'emergenza da COVID-19 (


Eurofound (2021), Allowance for seasonal workers in tourism, spectacles, sports and spas, measure IT-2021-13/1870 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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