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Airlines Updates
Published on 14.01.2022, ITA, Delta Airlines:

Delta Air Lines says company has no plans to invest in ITA Airways

Published on 14.01.2022, EGO Airways:

Italian regulator suspends regional carrier's permits

Published on 14.01.2022, ITA:

ITA records 86m in revenue for first two and a half months of activity

Published on 13.01.2022, ITA:

The second aircraft with the new livery joins the ITA Airways fleet

Published on 13.01.2022, ITA:

ITA Airways looking for an equity partnership – chairman

Published on 12.01.2022, Air Italy:

Air Italy employees ask to access the same treatment as given to Alitalia

Published on 12.01.2022, ITA:

ITA to commence operations from Rome Fiumicino to Boston and Miami in MAR22

Published on 12.01.2022, ITA:

IAG shows interest in ITA Airways and stands in Lufthansa's way

Published on 12.01.2022, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines adds Milan-Barcelona as 5th freedom route, from 17JAN22.

Published on 05.01.2022, ITA Airways:

ITA Airways, 11,000 passengers on the Rome-New York route in two months.

Published on 05.01.2022, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines opens Milan-Barcelona sales

Published on 04.01.2022, Air Italy:

Hundreds of ex-Air Italy staff laid off

Published on 03.01.2022, ITA Airways:

ITA Airways launches ‘Superior Class’ on all domestic flights from 10JAN22.

Published on 30.12.2021, Wizz Air:

Wizz Air to launch flights linking Rome to Belgrade, Podgorica on 29MAR22

Published on 30.12.2021, ITA Airways:

ITA Airways, closes 2021 with 1.25 million passengers, and EUR 74 million earned.

Published on 30.12.2021, ITA Airways:

ITA Airways to offer 100,000 FFP2 masks to its passengers

Published on 29.12.2021, ITA, Kenya Airways:

ITA Airways and Kenya Airways announce codeshare agreement

Published on 29.12.2021, Ryanair:

Italy’s routes slashed as Ryanair cancels a third of flights in JAN22

Published on 24.12.2021, ITA:

The first ITA Airways A320 is painted.

Published on 22.12.2021, ITA:

ITA opts against Rome-Belgrade service following codeshare with Air Serbia.

Published on 22.12.2021, Ryanair:

Passengers accuse Ryanair of giving incorrect travel testing advice for Italy.

Published on 22.12.2021, Wizz Air:

Wizz Air removes 84 routes from sale, a third of cut involve Italy (and FCO). Italy Wizz Air’s most-served country

Published on 21.12.2021, Alitalia:

Alitalia launches tenders for handling and maintenance units.

Published on 21.12.2021, ITA, Delta Airlines:

Delta Airlines and ITA launch codeshare partnership.

Published on 21.12.2021, Wizz Air:

Double new entry for Wizz Air in Italy, with the Bari-Abu Dhabi and Palermo-Ciampino routes.

Published on 20.12.2021, ITA:

ITA Airways officially joins IATA, debuts new livery as it plans Qantas agreement.

Published on 17.12.2021, ITA:

ITA officially enters IATA.

Published on 16.12.2021, AeroItalia:

Aeroitalia, the new airline that is going after the Latin American market.

Published on 14.12.2021, Alitalia:

Italy's Government allocates EUR100m for the reimbursement of Alitalia tickets

Published on 13.12.2021, ITA:

ITA doesn’t change a thing, signs codeshare with Air France/KLM and Etihad.

Published on 10.12.2021, AeroItalia:

AeroItalia eyes long-haul-only operations in 2022.

Published on 10.12.2021, ITA, Air France:

After KLM, Air France also signs codeshare agreement with ITA Airways.

Published on 08.12.2021, ITA:

ITA Airways, Etihad Airways sign codeshare partnership

Published on 06.12.2021, ITA:

ITA signs first codeshare agreement with KLM.

Published on 03.12.2021, ITA:

ITA and Italian unions agree labor pact to support new airline’s development.

Published on 03.12.2021, Wizz Air:

Wizz Air is now Italy’s third largest airline.

Published on 02.12.2021, ITA:

Alitalia successor ITA orders 28 aircraft from Airbus.

Published on 26.11.2021, Delta Airlines, ITA:

Delta considering stake in Italy's ITA - report

Published on 26.11.2021, ITA:

Italy’s ITA Volare air miles scheme offering Elite Status match.

Published on 26.11.2021, ITA, Air Serbia:

Air Serbia and ITA Airways ink codeshare deal.

Published on 25.11.2021, ITA:

Italy's ITA set to receive its first A350-900 in JUN22.

Published on 25.11.2021, Neos:

Four airlines launch direct flights to Sri Lanka: Neos to fly direct between Milan Malpensa to Colombo from 15DEC21.

Published on 24.11.2021, ITA:

ITA Airways and Delta Airlines apply to DOT for code-share operation.

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Italy
Flight Restrictions
Published on 24.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. Until 31 January 2022, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Switzerland or
an EEA Member State; - family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy; -
passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in or transited through Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei,
Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany,
Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Korea Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte,
Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab
Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or USA; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; - students; - military personnel.

3. Until 31 January 2022, passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe, are not
allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 26 November 2021.

4. Passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/

5. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe, must have a negative COVID-19
molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; and - are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon
arrival and self-isolation for 10 days.

6. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before arrival.
The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - military personnel; - passengers
younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

7. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe
and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have: - a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken at most 48 hours before arrival;
or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This does not apply to: - military
personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

8. Passengers traveling to Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus

9. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 or 10 days. More details can be found at https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html . - This does not apply to: -
passengers arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.),
Israel, Japan, Korea Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or USA with a COVID-19
vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. The
certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; - passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or USA with a COVID-19 recovery
certificate. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; - passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

10. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Published on 16.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. Until 31 January 2022, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Switzerland or
an EEA Member State; - family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy; -
passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in or transited through Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei,
Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany,
Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Korea Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte,
Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab
Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or USA; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; - students; - military personnel.

3. Until 31 January 2022, passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe, are not
allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 26 November 2021.

4. Passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/

5. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe, must have a negative COVID-19
molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; and - are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon
arrival and self-isolation for 10 days.

6. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before arrival.
The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - military personnel; - passengers
younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

7. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe
and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have: - a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken at most 48 hours before arrival;
or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This does not apply to: - military
personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

8. Passengers traveling to Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus

9. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 or 10 days. More details can be found at https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html . - This does not apply to: -
passengers arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.),
Israel, Japan, Korea Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or USA with a COVID-19
vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. The
certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; - passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or USA with a COVID-19 recovery
certificate. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; - passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

10. Passengers traveling to Sicily who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through France, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal or Spain are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival.

11. Passengers traveling to Pescara (PSR) from Malta, Spain or United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and self-isolation until the test result is ready.

Published on 15.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. Until 31 January 2022, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Switzerland or
an EEA Member State; - family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy; -
passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in or transited through Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, Uruguay or USA; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; - students; - military personnel.

3. Until 31 January 2022, passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe, are not
allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 26 November 2021.

4. Passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/

5. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe, must have a negative COVID-19
antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; and - are subject to a negative COVID-19 antigen or
molecular test upon arrival and self-isolation for 10 days.

6. Until 15 December 2021, passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French,
Italian or Spanish. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French
Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); -
passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - military personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can
be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

7. Effective 16 December 2021, passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at
most 24 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium,
Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe; - military personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

8. Until 15 December 2021, passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West
Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have: - a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test
taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before
arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). All documents must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This does
not apply to: - military personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

9. Effective 16 December 2021, passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French
West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have: - a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken at
most 48 hours before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This
does not apply to: - military personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

10. Passengers traveling to Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus

11. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 or 10 days and to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of self-isolation. More details can be found at
https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html . - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile,
Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany,
Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China),
Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or USA with: - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that
they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. The certificate must be in English,
French, Italian or Spanish; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. Their accompanying children younger than 18 years
are also exempt; - passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

12. Passengers traveling to Sicily who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through France, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal or Spain are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival.

13. Passengers traveling to Pescara (PSR) from Malta, Spain or United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and self-isolation until the test result is ready.

Published on 13.12.2021

1. Until 15 December 2021, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. Until 15 December 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Switzerland or
an EEA Member State; - family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy; -
passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in or transited through Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, Uruguay or USA; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; - students; - military personnel.

3. Until 15 December 2021, passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe, are not
allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 26 November 2021.

4. Passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/

5. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe, must have a negative COVID-19
antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; and - are subject to a negative COVID-19 antigen or
molecular test upon arrival and self-isolation for 10 days.

6. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This
does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies
(only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - military personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at
https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

7. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe
and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have: - a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 48 hours
before arrival; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines
accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). All documents must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. All documents for passengers
arriving from Israel must be issued in Israel. - This does not apply to: - military personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at
https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

8. Passengers traveling to Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus

9. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 or 10 days and to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of self-isolation. More details can be found at
https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html . - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile,
Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany,
Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China),
Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or USA with: - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that
they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. The certificate must be in English,
French, Italian or Spanish; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. Their accompanying children younger than 18 years
are also exempt; - passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

10. Passengers traveling to Sicily who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through France, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal or Spain are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival.

11. Passengers traveling to Pescara (PSR) from Malta, Spain or United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and self-isolation until the test result is ready.

Published on 28.11.2021

1. Until 15 December 2021, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. Until 15 December 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Switzerland or
an EEA Member State; - family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy; -
passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in or transited through Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, Uruguay or USA; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; - students; - military personnel.

3. Until 15 December 2021, passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe,
are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 26 November 2021.

4. Passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/

5. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe, must have a negative
COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; and - are subject to a negative COVID-19
antigen or molecular test upon arrival and self-isolation for 10 days.

6. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. - This
does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies
(only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe; - military personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at
https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

7. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe
and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have: - a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 48 hours
before arrival; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines
accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). All documents must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. All documents for passengers
arriving from Israel must be issued in Israel. - This does not apply to: - military personnel; - passengers younger than 6 years; - more exemptions can be found at
https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .

8. Passengers traveling to Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus

9. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 or 10 days and to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of self-isolation. More details can be found at
https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html or http://tinyurl.com/324bymbz . - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain,
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only
Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or USA with: - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - a COVID-19
vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. The
certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. Their accompanying
children younger than 18 years are also exempt; - passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

10. Passengers traveling to Sicily who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through France, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal or Spain are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival.

11. Passengers traveling to Pescara (PSR) from Malta, Spain or United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and self-isolation until the test result is ready.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-subject to category.

*Rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country: Travellers who do not hold proof of vaccination or recovery must: Provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours); Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form; Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.
Italian government lifts COVID-19-related entry ban on travelers who have visited any of eight southern African countries (Reuters, 14.01.2022).
Note: different conditions apply for travellers who have stayed in or transited one of the countries on List E in the 14 days before entering Italy. In addition, entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini (see Ministry of Health’s press release of 26 November). These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.
Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.
Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.
Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:
• Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48
hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
• Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority.
Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
• Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
• Self-isolate for 10 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
• Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.When returning to Italy, if you have stayed in/transited through these countries in the previous 14 days, you must:
– complete the digital Passenger Locator Form, which replaces the previous self-declaration
– undergo a molecular swab carried out within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy and the result of which is negative; or an antigenic test within 24 hours prior to entry into Italy, the result of which is negative. Minors under the age of 6 are exempted from having a pre-departure swab test
– notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of your entry (See page: COVID-19 Freephone numbers and regional information
– reach the final destination in Italy only by private transport
– undergo self-isolation at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form for 10 days
– undergo an additional molecular or antigenic swab at the end of the 10-day self-isolation period.
These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

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COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
*Rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country: Government requires all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, from European Union countries to take COVID-19 test before departure from 16 December to 31 January 2022. Travellers must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours).

Updated lists of countries with related measures are available here.
Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.
Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.
Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:
– Negative result to a pre-departure test.
Accepted tests: Molecular (PCR) tests: valid 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom; valid 72 hours for travellers on other countries on the list. Rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
– Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.
Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:
• Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48
hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
• Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority.
Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
• Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
• Self-isolate for 10 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
• Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.
Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.
When returning to Italy, if you have stayed in/transited through these countries in the previous 14 days, you must:<
– complete the digital Passenger Locator Form, which replaces the previous self-declaration
– undergo a molecular swab carried out within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy and the result of which is negative; or an antigenic test within 24 hours prior to entry into Italy, the result of which is negative. Minors under the age of 6 are exempted from having a pre-departure swab test
– notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of your entry (See page: COVID-19 Freephone numbers and regional information
– reach the final destination in Italy only by private transport
– undergo self-isolation at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form for 10 days
– undergo an additional molecular or antigenic swab at the end of the 10-day self-isolation period.

These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

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  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Certificates equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in Italian, English, French or Spanish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Travellers who do not hold proof of vaccination or recovery must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours)
    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Please, consult detailed rules for air, sea and land transit.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

    Note:

    • Entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Exception: Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 26 November 2021.
    • Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

    Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Document checklist for passengers who have stayed in or transited through countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy:

    1. Passenger Locator Form
    2. Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      Molecular (PCR) tests: valid 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom; valid 72 hours for travellers on other countries on the list.
      Rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
    3. Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
      Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 5 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces and whilst indoors. Children aged 5 and under do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. The use of FFP2 masks is compulsory on public transport, in theatres, concert halls and cinemas and for sporting events until at least 31 March. You cannot consume food or drink in the above indoor locations
    • Until 31 January outdoor events in public spaces and concerts are prohibited; discotheques and clubs are closed
    • From 30 December until at least 31 March, visiting care homes and hospices is only permitted if you hold a Super Green Pass, and have had a negative COVID19 test or show that you have received a third (booster) dose of the vaccination
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    Information on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).
    *Green Pass and Super Green Pass: A “Green Pass” (website only in Italian), also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, certifies full vaccination, recovery or negative test result.
    If you are not fully vaccinated, you can obtain a Green Pass valid for 48 hours by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test available from local pharmacies and test centres. The test provider will print your test results and will email you a unique code. You will then need to access the Government website (in Italian) and enter your details. Select the option ‘Utente senza tessera sanitaria’ (‘User without a health card’). You will be prompted to enter the type and number of the ID you showed when you got your test, as well as the code on your test certificate. Click ‘Ricupera certificazione’ (‘Get certificate’) to download your digital test result.
    Children aged 11 and under are exempt from presenting a green pass and Super Green Pass (see below). Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    *Super Green Pass: A Super Green Pass, also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, certifies full vaccination or recovery.
    From 10 January until 31 March a Super Green Pass is required to access restaurants, bars, hotels, all local and regional transport services (excluding taxis and international flights) as well as museums, cultural centres, sports facilities and stadiums. A super Green Pass is also needed to access outdoor facilities such as restaurants, swimming pools, wellness centres, ski lifts and to participate in celebrations following civil and religious ceremonies.
    Italy will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record as the equivalent to a Super Green Pass as long as it is in the form of a verifiable digital QR code.
    *Travelling within Italy: From 10 January, you will need a Super Green Pass to access hotels and to travel on local transport including the metro, trains, buses and domestic flights.
    You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. FFP2 masks must be worn on public transport.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health.
    *International travel from Italy: To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers aged 12 and above must be able to show a Green Pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a Green Pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure.
    *Wearing masks for flights: From 10 January until 31 March, FFP2 masks or higher grade must be worn to travel on flights in Italy. You should take spare masks for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.

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  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Certificates equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in Italian, English, French or Spanish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Travellers who do not hold proof of vaccination or recovery must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours)
    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Exception: Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 26 November 2021.

     

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests:
      Molecular (PCR) tests: valid 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom; valid 72 hours for travellers on other countries on the list.
      Rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
      Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 10 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

     

    These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces and whilst indoors. Children aged 5 and under do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. The use of FFP2 masks is compulsory on public transport, in theatres, concert halls and cinemas and for sporting events until at least 31 March. You cannot consume food or drink in the above indoor locations
    • Until 31 January outdoor events in public spaces and concerts are prohibited; discotheques and clubs are closed
    • From 30 December until at least 31 March, visiting care homes and hospices is only permitted if you hold a Super Green Pass, and have had a negative COVID19 test or show that you have received a third (booster) dose of the vaccination
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    Information on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).
    *Green Pass and Super Green Pass: A “Green Pass” (website only in Italian), also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, certifies full vaccination, recovery or negative test result.
    If you are not fully vaccinated, you can obtain a Green Pass valid for 48 hours by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test available from local pharmacies and test centres. The test provider will print your test results and will email you a unique code. You will then need to access the Government website (in Italian) and enter your details. Select the option ‘Utente senza tessera sanitaria’ (‘User without a health card’). You will be prompted to enter the type and number of the ID you showed when you got your test, as well as the code on your test certificate. Click ‘Ricupera certificazione’ (‘Get certificate’) to download your digital test result.
    Children aged 11 and under are exempt from presenting a green pass and Super Green Pass (see below). Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    *Super Green Pass: A Super Green Pass, also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, certifies full vaccination or recovery.
    From 10 January until 31 March a Super Green Pass is required to access restaurants, bars, hotels, all local and regional transport services (excluding taxis and international flights) as well as museums, cultural centres, sports facilities and stadiums. A super Green Pass is also needed to access outdoor facilities such as restaurants, swimming pools, wellness centres, ski lifts and to participate in celebrations following civil and religious ceremonies.
    Italy will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record as the equivalent to a Super Green Pass as long as it is in the form of a verifiable digital QR code.
    *Travelling within Italy: From 10 January, you will need a Super Green Pass to access hotels and to travel on local transport including the metro, trains, buses and domestic flights.
    You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. FFP2 masks must be worn on public transport.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health.
    *International travel from Italy: To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers aged 12 and above must be able to show a Green Pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a Green Pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure.
    *Wearing masks for flights: From 10 January until 31 March, FFP2 masks or higher grade must be worn to travel on flights in Italy. You should take spare masks for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.

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    12.01.2022
  • Italy Latest News: Government requires all travelers from EU to take COVID-19 test before departure from 16 December to 31 January 2022 (Reuters, 14.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Certificates equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in Italian, English, French or Spanish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Travellers who do not hold proof of vaccination or recovery must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours)
    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Exception: Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 26 November 2021.

     

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests:
      Molecular (PCR) tests: valid 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom; valid 72 hours for travellers on other countries on the list.
      Rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
      Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 10 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

     

    These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Italian Government signed into effect a new legislative decree (attached in its original Italian), officially published on 7 January 2022 and in effect from the same day, which introduces a vaccine mandate for all persons present in Italy over the age of 50, including foreign nationals. The concerned individuals must ensure that they have at least received their first dose by 1 February 2022, or sanctions will be imposed.
    From 15 February -15 June 2022, a Super Green Pass (vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in past 6 months; negative COVID-19 test insufficient) will be required in all work environments for all persons over the age of 50. Persons who still do not hold a Super Green Pass during this period are to be suspended without pay. Persons who enter workplaces in violation of this law will be fined between 600-1500 EUR.
    Furthermore, from 20 January 2022, a standard Green Pass (vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in past 6 months, or negative COVID-19 test from past 48 hours) will be required in order to access the following as a customer/client:
    • Personal services, including hairdressers, beauty salons, etc.
    From 1 February, a standard Green Pass will be required to access the following as a customer/client:
    • Public offices
    • Postal services
    • Banks and financial services
    • All businesses, with the exception of those providing goods for basic needs (to be specified by a further decree).
    From Monday, 3 January 2022, Lazio region, including Rome, as well as Lombardy, Piedmont, and Sicily become Yellow Zones.
    These regions joins Liguria, Marche, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Calabria, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano with this status.
    However, kindly note that day-to-day life will not change since at the national level mask-wearing outdoors is already mandatory and a Super Green Pass is already required to access most services and facilities.
    The president of Lazio region has signed into effect a new ordinance which takes effect immediately, 30 December 2021. Its provisions, which apply to the whole region of Lazio, including Rome, are the following:
    Diagnosis of COVID-19 cases:
    • A positive antigen test is sufficient to confirm a COVID-19 case; a PCR test is no longer needed for this to be defined a “confirmed case”.
    • A negative antigen test, on the other hand, is insufficient for symptomatic individuals and a further molecular (PCR) test is required to confirm negativity.
    Super Green Pass requirements ( fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 ; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) extended beyond national ones:
    • The modalities for entering care homes/nursing homes are extended to healthcare facilities of any kind (e.g. hospitals, health clinics, private hospitals, etc.) This means that a Super Green Pass is now required, plus a negative COVID-19 test.
    On 29 December 2021, the Italian government approved yet another legislative decree, which tightens Super Green Pass measures and eliminates certain quarantine requirements for the fully vaccinated throughout the country.
    SUPER GREEN PASS requirements extended
    From 10 January, a Super Green Pass (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) is now required in the following additional contexts:
    • Hotels and any form of accommodation
    • Parties following religious or civil ceremonies
    • Festivals and exhibitions
    • Convention centres
    • Food service venues also outdoors
    • Skilifts
    • Pools, swim centres, and for participation in team sports also outdoors
    • Cultural, social, and recreational centres also outdoors
    • ALL forms of public transport
    QUARANTINE: Effective immediately, three different types of quarantine have been introduced for people who come into close contact with a positive COVID-19 case:
    Category 1: Individuals who are asymptomatic AND, within the past 120 days, have:
    • Been vaccinated (whether second or third dose) OR
    • Recovered from COVID-19
    These individuals no longer need to quarantine but must instead observe a 10-day period of self-monitoring. For the self-monitoring period, an FFP2 mask must be worn at all times and symptoms must be checked. An antigen or molecular test must be taken on the 5th day from exposure, with a negative result in order to continue the period of self-monitoring.
    Category 2: Individuals who are asymptomatic AND received their last vaccine or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 120-180 days must observe a full quarantine for only 5 days (this was previously 7 days) and take an antigen or molecular test on the 5th day with a negative result in order to end quarantine.
    Category 3: Unvaccinated individuals must continue to observe 10 days of quarantine after coming into contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
    * From 20 December 2021, six regions will be Yellow Zones. These are: Calabria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Marche, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano. As you will recall, in Yellow Zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass (vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19) can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    On 23 December 2021, the Italian Government approved a new legislative decree that introduces a set of urgent new measures to contain COVID-19 in the country. The new measures are as follows:
    • Green Passes: From 1 February 2022, vaccine Green Pass validity will be reduced from 9 months to 6 months. Third doses may now be administered 4 months from the second dose.
    • Mask requirements:

    o Until 31 January 2022, the entire country is now following Lazio’s rule which requires that masks are worn outdoors are all times.

    o FFP2 masks are the only acceptable kind of face covering on public transit, in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, and at any shows or sports matches, whether indoors or outdoors.
    o Finally, eating and drinking is prohibited in the aforementioned contexts, so that mask-wearing is continuous.
    • Super Green Pass requirements: The requirement for a Super Green Pass (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) has been extended to the following:
    o ALL indoor food service activities, including for consumption at the counter inside cafes, Indoor pools, gyms, and during team sport activities, Museums and exhibitions, Spas, Amusement parks, Cultural, social, and recreational centers (except children’s educational centers), Arcades, betting and bingo halls, and casinos.
    • Events, parties, and nightclubs: events, parties, and concerts are prohibited, also outdoors. Nightclubs, dance halls, and similar venues must close.
    • Access to care homes is only allowed to those in possession of a Super Green Pass; Super Green Pass holders must either have a third dose or present a negative COVID-19 test in order to be granted access.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

    Read more
    08.01.2022
  • Italy Latest News: Government requires all travelers from EU to take COVID-19 test before departure from 16 December to 31 January 2022 (Reuters, 14.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Certificates equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in Italian, English, French or Spanish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Travellers who do not hold proof of vaccination or recovery must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours)
    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Exception: Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 26 November 2021.

     

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests:
      Molecular (PCR) tests: valid 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom; valid 72 hours for travellers on other countries on the list.
      Rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
      Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 10 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

     

    These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    From Monday, 3 January 2022, Lazio region, including Rome, as well as Lombardy, Piedmont, and Sicily become Yellow Zones.
    These regions joins Liguria, Marche, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Calabria, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano with this status.
    However, kindly note that day-to-day life will not change since at the national level mask-wearing outdoors is already mandatory and a Super Green Pass is already required to access most services and facilities.
    The president of Lazio region has signed into effect a new ordinance which takes effect immediately, 30 December 2021. Its provisions, which apply to the whole region of Lazio, including Rome, are the following:
    Diagnosis of COVID-19 cases:
    • A positive antigen test is sufficient to confirm a COVID-19 case; a PCR test is no longer needed for this to be defined a “confirmed case”.
    • A negative antigen test, on the other hand, is insufficient for symptomatic individuals and a further molecular (PCR) test is required to confirm negativity.
    Super Green Pass requirements ( fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 ; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) extended beyond national ones:
    • The modalities for entering care homes/nursing homes are extended to healthcare facilities of any kind (e.g. hospitals, health clinics, private hospitals, etc.) This means that a Super Green Pass is now required, plus a negative COVID-19 test.
    On 29 December 2021, the Italian government approved yet another legislative decree, which tightens Super Green Pass measures and eliminates certain quarantine requirements for the fully vaccinated throughout the country.
    SUPER GREEN PASS requirements extended
    From 10 January, a Super Green Pass (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) is now required in the following additional contexts:
    • Hotels and any form of accommodation
    • Parties following religious or civil ceremonies
    • Festivals and exhibitions
    • Convention centres
    • Food service venues also outdoors
    • Skilifts
    • Pools, swim centres, and for participation in team sports also outdoors
    • Cultural, social, and recreational centres also outdoors
    • ALL forms of public transport
    QUARANTINE: Effective immediately, three different types of quarantine have been introduced for people who come into close contact with a positive COVID-19 case:
    Category 1: Individuals who are asymptomatic AND, within the past 120 days, have:
    • Been vaccinated (whether second or third dose) OR
    • Recovered from COVID-19
    These individuals no longer need to quarantine but must instead observe a 10-day period of self-monitoring. For the self-monitoring period, an FFP2 mask must be worn at all times and symptoms must be checked. An antigen or molecular test must be taken on the 5th day from exposure, with a negative result in order to continue the period of self-monitoring.
    Category 2: Individuals who are asymptomatic AND received their last vaccine or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 120-180 days must observe a full quarantine for only 5 days (this was previously 7 days) and take an antigen or molecular test on the 5th day with a negative result in order to end quarantine.
    Category 3: Unvaccinated individuals must continue to observe 10 days of quarantine after coming into contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
    * From 20 December 2021, six regions will be Yellow Zones. These are: Calabria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Marche, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano. As you will recall, in Yellow Zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass (vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19) can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    On 23 December 2021, the Italian Government approved a new legislative decree that introduces a set of urgent new measures to contain COVID-19 in the country. The new measures are as follows:
    • Green Passes: From 1 February 2022, vaccine Green Pass validity will be reduced from 9 months to 6 months. Third doses may now be administered 4 months from the second dose.
    • Mask requirements:

    o Until 31 January 2022, the entire country is now following Lazio’s rule which requires that masks are worn outdoors are all times.

    o FFP2 masks are the only acceptable kind of face covering on public transit, in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, and at any shows or sports matches, whether indoors or outdoors.
    o Finally, eating and drinking is prohibited in the aforementioned contexts, so that mask-wearing is continuous.
    • Super Green Pass requirements: The requirement for a Super Green Pass (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) has been extended to the following:
    o ALL indoor food service activities, including for consumption at the counter inside cafes, Indoor pools, gyms, and during team sport activities, Museums and exhibitions, Spas, Amusement parks, Cultural, social, and recreational centers (except children’s educational centers), Arcades, betting and bingo halls, and casinos.
    • Events, parties, and nightclubs: events, parties, and concerts are prohibited, also outdoors. Nightclubs, dance halls, and similar venues must close.
    • Access to care homes is only allowed to those in possession of a Super Green Pass; Super Green Pass holders must either have a third dose or present a negative COVID-19 test in order to be granted access.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

    Read more
    04.01.2022
  • Italy Latest News: Government requires all travelers from EU to take COVID-19 test before departure from 16 December to 31 January 2022 (Reuters, 14.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Certificates equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in Italian, English, French or Spanish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Travellers who do not hold proof of vaccination or recovery must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours)
    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Exception: Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 26 November 2021.

     

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests:
      Molecular (PCR) tests: valid 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom; valid 72 hours for travellers on other countries on the list.
      Rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
      Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 10 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

     

    These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    The president of Lazio region has signed into effect a new ordinance which takes effect immediately, 30 December 2021. Its provisions, which apply to the whole region of Lazio, including Rome, are the following:
    Diagnosis of COVID-19 cases:
    • A positive antigen test is sufficient to confirm a COVID-19 case; a PCR test is no longer needed for this to be defined a “confirmed case”.
    • A negative antigen test, on the other hand, is insufficient for symptomatic individuals and a further molecular (PCR) test is required to confirm negativity.
    Super Green Pass requirements ( fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 ; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) extended beyond national ones:
    • The modalities for entering care homes/nursing homes are extended to healthcare facilities of any kind (e.g. hospitals, health clinics, private hospitals, etc.) This means that a Super Green Pass is now required, plus a negative COVID-19 test.
    On 29 December 2021, the Italian government approved yet another legislative decree, which tightens Super Green Pass measures and eliminates certain quarantine requirements for the fully vaccinated throughout the country.
    SUPER GREEN PASS requirements extended
    From 10 January, a Super Green Pass (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) is now required in the following additional contexts:
    • Hotels and any form of accommodation
    • Parties following religious or civil ceremonies
    • Festivals and exhibitions
    • Convention centres
    • Food service venues also outdoors
    • Skilifts
    • Pools, swim centres, and for participation in team sports also outdoors
    • Cultural, social, and recreational centres also outdoors
    • ALL forms of public transport
    QUARANTINE: Effective immediately, three different types of quarantine have been introduced for people who come into close contact with a positive COVID-19 case:
    Category 1: Individuals who are asymptomatic AND, within the past 120 days, have:
    • Been vaccinated (whether second or third dose) OR
    • Recovered from COVID-19
    These individuals no longer need to quarantine but must instead observe a 10-day period of self-monitoring. For the self-monitoring period, an FFP2 mask must be worn at all times and symptoms must be checked. An antigen or molecular test must be taken on the 5th day from exposure, with a negative result in order to continue the period of self-monitoring.
    Category 2: Individuals who are asymptomatic AND received their last vaccine or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 120-180 days must observe a full quarantine for only 5 days (this was previously 7 days) and take an antigen or molecular test on the 5th day with a negative result in order to end quarantine.
    Category 3: Unvaccinated individuals must continue to observe 10 days of quarantine after coming into contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
    * From 20 December 2021, six regions will be Yellow Zones. These are: Calabria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Marche, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano. As you will recall, in Yellow Zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass (vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19) can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    On 23 December 2021, the Italian Government approved a new legislative decree that introduces a set of urgent new measures to contain COVID-19 in the country. The new measures are as follows:
    • Green Passes: From 1 February 2022, vaccine Green Pass validity will be reduced from 9 months to 6 months. Third doses may now be administered 4 months from the second dose.
    • Mask requirements:

    o Until 31 January 2022, the entire country is now following Lazio’s rule which requires that masks are worn outdoors are all times.

    o FFP2 masks are the only acceptable kind of face covering on public transit, in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, and at any shows or sports matches, whether indoors or outdoors.
    o Finally, eating and drinking is prohibited in the aforementioned contexts, so that mask-wearing is continuous.
    • Super Green Pass requirements: The requirement for a Super Green Pass (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) has been extended to the following:
    o ALL indoor food service activities, including for consumption at the counter inside cafes, Indoor pools, gyms, and during team sport activities, Museums and exhibitions, Spas, Amusement parks, Cultural, social, and recreational centers (except children’s educational centers), Arcades, betting and bingo halls, and casinos.
    • Events, parties, and nightclubs: events, parties, and concerts are prohibited, also outdoors. Nightclubs, dance halls, and similar venues must close.
    • Access to care homes is only allowed to those in possession of a Super Green Pass; Super Green Pass holders must either have a third dose or present a negative COVID-19 test in order to be granted access.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    30.12.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian authorities ban travelers from Singapore for non-essential purposes until 31 January 2022 (Schengen Visa Info, 12.18.2021). Government requires all travelers from European Union countries to take COVID-19 test before departure from 16 December to 31 January 2022 (Reuters, 14.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Certificates equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in Italian, English, French or Spanish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Travellers who do not hold proof of vaccination or recovery must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours)
    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Exception: Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 26 November 2021.

     

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests:
      Molecular (PCR) tests: valid 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom; valid 72 hours for travellers on other countries on the list.
      Rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
      Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 10 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

     

    These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    * From 20 December 2021, six regions will be Yellow Zones. These are: Calabria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Marche, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano. As you will recall, in Yellow Zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass (vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19) can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    On 23 December 2021, the Italian Government approved a new legislative decree that introduces a set of urgent new measures to contain COVID-19 in the country. The new measures are as follows:
    • Green Passes: From 1 February 2022, vaccine Green Pass validity will be reduced from 9 months to 6 months. Third doses may now be administered 4 months from the second dose.
    • Mask requirements:

    o Until 31 January 2022, the entire country is now following Lazio’s rule which requires that masks are worn outdoors are all times.

    o FFP2 masks are the only acceptable kind of face covering on public transit, in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, and at any shows or sports matches, whether indoors or outdoors.
    o Finally, eating and drinking is prohibited in the aforementioned contexts, so that mask-wearing is continuous.
    • Super Green Pass requirements: The requirement for a Super Green Pass (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19; negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient) has been extended to the following:
    o ALL indoor food service activities, including for consumption at the counter inside cafes, Indoor pools, gyms, and during team sport activities, Museums and exhibitions, Spas, Amusement parks, Cultural, social, and recreational centers (except children’s educational centers), Arcades, betting and bingo halls, and casinos.
    • Events, parties, and nightclubs: events, parties, and concerts are prohibited, also outdoors. Nightclubs, dance halls, and similar venues must close.
    • Access to care homes is only allowed to those in possession of a Super Green Pass; Super Green Pass holders must either have a third dose or present a negative COVID-19 test in order to be granted access.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

    Read more
    24.12.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian authorities ban travelers from Singapore for non-essential purposes until 31 January 2022 (Schengen Visa Info, 12.18.2021). Government requires all travelers from European Union countries to take COVID-19 test before departure from 16 December to 31 January 2022 (Reuters, 14.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Certificates equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in Italian, English, French or Spanish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Travellers who do not hold proof of vaccination or recovery must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 48 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours)
    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Exception: Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 26 November 2021.

     

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests:
      Molecular (PCR) tests: valid 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom; valid 72 hours for travellers on other countries on the list.
      Rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
      Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Provide a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 10 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

     

    These rules are valid until 31 January 2022.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    * From Monday, 20 December 2021, six regions will be Yellow Zones. These are: Calabria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Marche, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano. As you will recall, in Yellow Zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass (vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19) can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Green Pass: The “green pass” (only in Italian), also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, is required to travel on flights, high speed and intercity trains, ferries and coaches linking more than 2 regions. If you are not fully vaccinated, you can obtain a green pass (only in Italian), valid for 48 hours by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies and test centers. The test provider will print your test results and will email you a unique code. You will then need to access the Government website (in Italian) and enter your details. Select the option ‘Utente senza tessera sanitaria’ (‘User without a health card’). You will be prompted to enter the type and number of the ID you showed when you got your test, as well as the code on your test certificate. Click ‘Ricupera certificazione’ (‘Get certificate’) to download your digital test result.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Rome: In light of the increased spread of COVID-19, the mayor of Rome has signed into effect a new ordinance (attached in its original Italian) which requires mask-wearing outdoors in the below areas from Saturday, 4 December- Friday, 31 December 2021. Furthermore, mask-wearing is required outdoors in any areas where the concentration of people does not allow adequate social distancing, including on shopping streets not listed below, in markets, gathering places, exhibitions, or any outdoor organized Christmas activities.
    In the historic center: Via del Corso, Via di Ripetta, Via del Balbuino, Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina, Piazza del Parlamento, Piazza San Silvestro, Largo Chigi, Largo Carlo Goldoni, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, Via della Croce, Via dei Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via Frattina. On the following shopping streets: Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Marcantonio Colonna, Via Fabio Massimo, Piazza Cola di Rienzo, Via Ottaviano, Viale Giulio Cesar, Via Candida, Viale Libia.
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    A “green pass”is required to access many public spaces including indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums, exhibitions, well-being centres, swimming pools, ski lifts, fairs and large events. A green pass is required to participate in civil or religious ceremonies. Tourists are required to show a green pass if they wish to use the indoor wellness facilities in their hotel including swimming pools, gyms and spas. A green pass is also required to access most forms of transport. A green pass is required for entering the Vatican City State except for attending liturgical celebrations strictly for the duration of the ceremony only.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    17.12.2021
  • Italy European Union nationals travelling to Italy will have to test for COVID-19 before their trip and present negative test results upon arrival in Italy, regardless of their vaccination and recovery status.

    The move was taken on Tuesday, December 14, in a meeting of the Italian Council of Ministers, who also agreed that travellers from other EU and Schengen Area countries should be subject to the obligation of quarantine in cases when they haven’t been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

    “For those who also come from EU countries but are not vaccinated, it will not be enough to show the negative swab to circulate in Italy, but they will incur the obligation of quarantine. Not only. The vaccinated will also be asked to show a negative swab result,” the Ministers agreed.

    During the meeting, the Italian Council of Ministers also approved a decree-law on the extension of the State of Emergency until March 31, 2022.

    “The Council of Ministers, on the proposal of President Mario Draghi and the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, approved a decree-law that provides for the extension of the national state of emergency and measures for the containment of the COVID-19 epidemic until March 31, 2022,” the Council notes in a press release issued regarding the meeting.

    This means that the Head of the Civil Protection Department will retain its powers deriving from the state of emergency.

    Through a provision of the decree approved by the Council, the obligation to carry a super Green pass in the white zone has been extended until March 31 as well. The same was set to expire on January 15.

    The move prevents those non-vaccinated in Italy from attending areas as indoor restaurants, cinemas, discos, and stadiums, for another over three months.

    The decision to tighten entry restrictions and the reinforcement of the green pass come at a time when the number of COVID-19 cases has increased throughout the whole territory of Europe, including in Italy.

    Travel with tourism purposes for travelers from Ukraine and Singapore is prohibited. These countries moved to the countries list E.

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    16.12.2021
  • Italy Italy Doesn’t Permit Entry From 8 Southern African Countries.
    Immediately after the new COVID-19 variant was detected, the Italian authorities decided to ban entry for eight southern African countries as these areas are currently considered as highly affected by the Omicron.

    The countries against which Italy now applies an entry ban are as follows:
    South Africa
    Lesotho
    Botswana
    Zimbabwe
    Mozambique
    Namibia
    Eswatini
    Malawi
    “Entry into Italy is banned for people coming from or having stayed in or passed through, in the previous 14 days, South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi,” the Italian Ministry of Health stated.

    Entry to Italy from one of the above-listed areas is only permitted to Italian citizens. Nonetheless those who have stayed in the Omicron-affected areas during the last 14 days are obliged to complete the Passenger Locator Form and present a negative test result taken within 72 hours before entry.

    In addition, those entering Italy from the eight southern African countries must undergo another test at the airport and stay self-isolate for ten days. In order to make sure that they are not infected with the new variant, everyone is required to undergo a further COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.

    These strict entry measures will remain effective until December 15. However, if the Coronavirus situation doesn’t improve, they might get extended for an unknown period.

    Italy has already detected Omicron variant infection cases. The first person to test positive with the new variant was not detected immediately as the test carried out before his flight was negative. He arrived in Italy on November 12.

    Since the now-infected Italian national received a negative test, he was able to move freely before his diagnosis showed that he actually was infected with the Omicron variant. Nonetheless, he stated that he followed all social distancing rules.

    Travellers From Which Countries Are Permitted to Enter Italy?
    Following shutdowns over the winter holidays, the Italian border reopened in January 2021.

    Countries currently allowed to enter Italy are divided into two groups, European countries and non-European countries.

    Italy permits entry to most European countries, more precisely to Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

    All persons arriving in Italy from any country mentioned above can enter Italy for non-essential purposes provided that they have not stayed in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi in the last 14 days before entering Italy.

    Travellers from countries that are permitted entry to Italy need to present the COVID-19 Certificate, which proves whether the travellers have been vaccinated, recovered, or have e negative COVID-19 test result.

    The five-day quarantine for these countries was abolished on May 17.

    Except for the EU countries, travelers reaching Italy from one of the following third countries are also permitted entry Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

    All of the third countries mentioned above are part of Italy’s so-called List D. Based on the current rules that Italy has, travellers reaching Italy from one of the above-mentioned countries must fill in the passenger locator form, undergo COVID-19 testing within 72 hours before reaching the country, and show a Digital COVID-19 Certificate or an equivalent document

    However, it should be noted that special rules apply to persons who have stayed or transited through the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Island. This group of people are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried within 48 hours before arrival.

    Travelers who fail to meet these requirements must stay self-isolated for a period of five days after entering Italy.

    Moreover, since December 1, the Vatican City State and San Marino have been placed on Italy’s List A. travelers from these two areas can enter Italy without having to follow any additional entry rules provided that they hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.

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    15.12.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government bans entry to travelers who have visited South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini in last 14 days (Reuters, 26.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Certificates equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in Italian, English, French or Spanish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Travellers who cannot provide any of these documents must:

    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form;
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Exception: Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 26 November 2021.

     

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children younger than 6 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Until 15 December 2021, the rules listed below apply.

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted.
      Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNtech, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen, vaccines considered equivalent.
      Travellers who have stayed or transited Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the previous 14 days can also show a certificate of recovery.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Present a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travellers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 5 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Green Pass: The “green pass” (only in Italian), also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, is required to travel on flights, high speed and intercity trains, ferries and coaches linking more than 2 regions. If you are not fully vaccinated, you can obtain a green pass (only in Italian), valid for 48 hours by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies and test centers. The test provider will print your test results and will email you a unique code. You will then need to access the Government website (in Italian) and enter your details. Select the option ‘Utente senza tessera sanitaria’ (‘User without a health card’). You will be prompted to enter the type and number of the ID you showed when you got your test, as well as the code on your test certificate. Click ‘Ricupera certificazione’ (‘Get certificate’) to download your digital test result.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Rome: In light of the increased spread of COVID-19, the mayor of Rome has signed into effect a new ordinance (attached in its original Italian) which requires mask-wearing outdoors in the below areas from Saturday, 4 December- Friday, 31 December 2021. Furthermore, mask-wearing is required outdoors in any areas where the concentration of people does not allow adequate social distancing, including on shopping streets not listed below, in markets, gathering places, exhibitions, or any outdoor organized Christmas activities.
    In the historic center: Via del Corso, Via di Ripetta, Via del Balbuino, Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina, Piazza del Parlamento, Piazza San Silvestro, Largo Chigi, Largo Carlo Goldoni, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, Via della Croce, Via dei Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via Frattina. On the following shopping streets: Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Marcantonio Colonna, Via Fabio Massimo, Piazza Cola di Rienzo, Via Ottaviano, Viale Giulio Cesar, Via Candida, Viale Libia.
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    A “green pass”is required to access many public spaces including indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums, exhibitions, well-being centres, swimming pools, ski lifts, fairs and large events. A green pass is required to participate in civil or religious ceremonies. Tourists are required to show a green pass if they wish to use the indoor wellness facilities in their hotel including swimming pools, gyms and spas. A green pass is also required to access most forms of transport. A green pass is required for entering the Vatican City State except for attending liturgical celebrations strictly for the duration of the ceremony only.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    13.12.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government bans entry to travelers who have visited South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini in last 14 days (Reuters, 26.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) meeting the conditions listed above and who cannot present equivalent certificates must:

    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form;
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children under 6 years old are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Until 15 December 2021, the rules listed below apply.

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted.
      Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: all the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
      Travellers from Canada, Japan and the United States of America can also show a certificate of recovery.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Present a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 5 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

    Entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini (see Ministry of Health’s press release of 26 November).

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Green Pass: The “green pass” (only in Italian), also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, is required to travel on flights, high speed and intercity trains, ferries and coaches linking more than 2 regions. If you are not fully vaccinated, you can obtain a green pass (only in Italian), valid for 48 hours by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies and test centers. The test provider will print your test results and will email you a unique code. You will then need to access the Government website (in Italian) and enter your details. Select the option ‘Utente senza tessera sanitaria’ (‘User without a health card’). You will be prompted to enter the type and number of the ID you showed when you got your test, as well as the code on your test certificate. Click ‘Ricupera certificazione’ (‘Get certificate’) to download your digital test result.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Rome: In light of the increased spread of COVID-19, the mayor of Rome has signed into effect a new ordinance (attached in its original Italian) which requires mask-wearing outdoors in the below areas from Saturday, 4 December- Friday, 31 December 2021. Furthermore, mask-wearing is required outdoors in any areas where the concentration of people does not allow adequate social distancing, including on shopping streets not listed below, in markets, gathering places, exhibitions, or any outdoor organized Christmas activities.
    In the historic center: Via del Corso, Via di Ripetta, Via del Balbuino, Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina, Piazza del Parlamento, Piazza San Silvestro, Largo Chigi, Largo Carlo Goldoni, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, Via della Croce, Via dei Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via Frattina. On the following shopping streets: Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Marcantonio Colonna, Via Fabio Massimo, Piazza Cola di Rienzo, Via Ottaviano, Viale Giulio Cesar, Via Candida, Viale Libia.
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    A “green pass”is required to access many public spaces including indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums, exhibitions, well-being centres, swimming pools, ski lifts, fairs and large events. A green pass is required to participate in civil or religious ceremonies. Tourists are required to show a green pass if they wish to use the indoor wellness facilities in their hotel including swimming pools, gyms and spas. A green pass is also required to access most forms of transport. A green pass is required for entering the Vatican City State except for attending liturgical celebrations strictly for the duration of the ceremony only.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    03.12.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government bans entry to travelers who have visited South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini in last 14 days (Reuters, 26.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) meeting the conditions listed above and who cannot present equivalent certificates must:

    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form;
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children under 6 years old are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Until 15 December 2021, the rules listed below apply.

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted.
      Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: all the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
      Travellers from Canada, Japan and the United States of America can also show a certificate of recovery.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Present a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 5 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

    Entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini (see Ministry of Health’s press release of 26 November).

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Green Pass: The “green pass” (only in Italian), also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, is required to travel on flights, high speed and intercity trains, ferries and coaches linking more than 2 regions. If you are not fully vaccinated, you can obtain a green pass (only in Italian), valid for 48 hours by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies and test centers. The test provider will print your test results and will email you a unique code. You will then need to access the Government website (in Italian) and enter your details. Select the option ‘Utente senza tessera sanitaria’ (‘User without a health card’). You will be prompted to enter the type and number of the ID you showed when you got your test, as well as the code on your test certificate. Click ‘Ricupera certificazione’ (‘Get certificate’) to download your digital test result.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    A “green pass”is required to access many public spaces including indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums, exhibitions, well-being centres, swimming pools, ski lifts, fairs and large events. A green pass is required to participate in civil or religious ceremonies. Tourists are required to show a green pass if they wish to use the indoor wellness facilities in their hotel including swimming pools, gyms and spas. A green pass is also required to access most forms of transport. A green pass is required for entering the Vatican City State except for attending liturgical celebrations strictly for the duration of the ceremony only.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    02.12.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government bans entry to travelers who have visited South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini in last 14 days (Reuters, 26.11.2021). New Green Pass will also be requirement for all hotel guests (Local Italy, 25.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) meeting the conditions listed above and who cannot present equivalent certificates must:

    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form;
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children under 6 years old are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Until 15 December 2021, the rules listed below apply.

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted.
      Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: all the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
      Travellers from Canada, Japan and the United States of America can also show a certificate of recovery.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Present a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 5 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation period.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

    Entry is forbidden to travellers who have been in the following countries in the 14 days before entering Italy: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini (see Ministry of Health’s press release of 26 November).

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Green Pass: The “green pass” (only in Italian), also known as an EU digital COVID certificate, is required to travel on flights, high speed and intercity trains, ferries and coaches linking more than 2 regions. If you are not fully vaccinated, you can obtain a green pass (only in Italian), valid for 48 hours by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies and test centers. The test provider will print your test results and will email you a unique code. You will then need to access the Government website (in Italian) and enter your details. Select the option ‘Utente senza tessera sanitaria’ (‘User without a health card’). You will be prompted to enter the type and number of the ID you showed when you got your test, as well as the code on your test certificate. Click ‘Ricupera certificazione’ (‘Get certificate’) to download your digital test result.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass. Minors aged 12-17 (who are not fully vaccinated) will need to test every 48 hours to obtain a green pass in order to access local services and venues.
    Anyone falsifying a certificate is liable to face a fine of up to €3000 or a prison sentence.
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Hotels
    o Changing rooms/showers in sports facilities
    o Regional trains
    o All local public transit
    • From 29 November 2021 in yellow and orange zones and from 6 December 2021 in white zones, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced, the concept of a “Super Green Pass” will be introduced. A Super Green Pass is a Green Pass obtained either through (1) vaccination against COVID-19 or (2) recovery from COVID-19.
    o Super Green Passes will be needed to access the following:
     Shows, spectator sports
     Indoor dining
     Parties or nightclubs
     Public functions
    o Yellow Zones and Orange Zones: in these zones, those in possession of a Super Green Pass can carry on with activities otherwise allowed in White Zones. Essentially, restrictions will only apply to unvaccinated individuals (who are not otherwise medically exempt from receiving the vaccine).
    *Vaccines:
    • Wherever the obligation to be vaccination previously applied, boosters are now required. This means that, for instance, health care professionals must receive a booster against COVID-19.
    • From 15 December 2021, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for the following additional occupational groups:
    o Educational personnel
    o Defense, security, and emergency personnel
    *Travelling within Italy: You must comply with the local travel regulations of the region you are visiting, even if you have only just arrived in Italy. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health
    *International travel from Italy:
    To board a flight, including international flights, all travellers from the age of 12 must be able to show a green pass.
    If you are unvaccinated, you can obtain a green pass by testing negative to a rapid COVID-19 test readily available from local pharmacies. You must obtain the green pass no earlier than 48 hours prior to your flight departure. See Green Pass paragraph above.
    *Wearing masks for flights: Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Check with your travel operator before travelling. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:
    • The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. Masks are mandatory at all times in yellow zones
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided
    • Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance
    • Reduced attendance to competitive group sports
    A “green pass”is required to access many public spaces including indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums, exhibitions, well-being centres, swimming pools, ski lifts, fairs and large events. A green pass is required to participate in civil or religious ceremonies. Tourists are required to show a green pass if they wish to use the indoor wellness facilities in their hotel including swimming pools, gyms and spas. A green pass is also required to access most forms of transport. A green pass is required for entering the Vatican City State except for attending liturgical celebrations strictly for the duration of the ceremony only.
    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a green pass.
    Information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones, is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    29.11.2021
  • Italy In order to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infections from increasing, the Italian authorities have announced that stricter rules will apply from the first week of December.

    Yesterday, on November 24, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a decree on the proposal of President Mario Draghi and the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.

    The decree intends to introduce urgent measures in a bid to contain the further spread of the virus and protect public health, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    According to a press release issued by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, unvaccinated and unrecovered persons will no longer be allowed to access several public places and activities, such as bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, clubs, sporting events, and gyms, among others.

    This is because starting from December 6, an updated form on the Italian Green Pass will enter into force.

    “Starting from December 6, 2021, the reinforced Green Pass is introduced; it only applies to those who are either vaccinated or cured,” the Italian Government explained.

    The new rules will require everyone to present valid proof of vaccination or recovery in order to be permitted access to most public places and activities.

    Previously, unvaccinated and unrecovered Italian nationals, as well as foreigners, were able to attend different places by only presenting a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours. However, since the Italian authorities want to push more people to get fully immunised, the test rule will soon be abolished.

    In addition, persons who hold a recent negative Coronavirus test will also not be permitted to use public transport from December 6. Previously, this rule applied only for those taking long-haul train rides and domestic flights.

    Commenting on the decision to update the Green Pass rules, Draghi said that these measures are necessary as the country wants to “preserve its normality” that was achieved during 2021, thanks to strict travel and entry rules.

    The same decree establishes that from December 15, the requirement to get immunised against the virus will get extended to include further categories.

    Until now, the obligatory vaccine requirement has been applied to healthcare workers. However, from mid-December, the obligation to get vaccinated will apply to teachers, police forces, and those in the military.

    Moreover, the decree has approved that the validity of the Green Pass will be reduced to nine months. Up until now, vaccination and recovery certificates that fall under the Green Pass have been valid for 12 months.

    Apart from that, the decree has confirmed that a booster shot is allowed five months after the second dose. However, it hasn’t been made clear for how long the validity of the Green Pass will be extended.

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    26.11.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    Authorities allow travelers from Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka to enter country for essential purposes (SVI, 28.10.2021).

    Authorities impose entry restrictions for several countries, update COVID-19 list of countries (Reuters, 26.10.2021).
    The Italian authorities have announced that the country has removed several countries from its List D, which includes third countries whose citizens are permitted to enter Italy under certain conditions. Consequently, in line with the newly updated lists of countries that have been published by the Italian Ministry of Health, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao are no longer part of the list. All these countries now fall under Italy’s List E, which means that travellers from these areas are permitted to enter Italy for essential purposes only provided that they follow strict entry rules, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. On the other hand, based on the recent update, Italy’s List D now includes the following third countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Bahrain and Chile were not part of this list, but they have been moved from List E as their epidemiologic situation has slightly improved lately.

    *From within the EU:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Some exemptions apply for travellers from countries on list C and list D who transit Italy:

    • in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours.
    • for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *Transit:

    Travellers who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) meeting the conditions listed above and who cannot present equivalent certificates must:

    • Self-isolate for 5 days, at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form;
    • Perform an antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Travellers
    Salute.gov.it
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Passenger Locator Form
    Useful regional contacts

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *From Third Countries:

    To discover specific entry conditions depending on your country of departure, fill in the online questionnaire on Viaggiare Sicuri.

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Children under 6 years old are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. They are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them holds a valid document certifying full vaccination or recovery.

    Children aged 6 or over must present a pre-departure test. If they do not perform the test, they must self-isolate.

     

    Until 15 December 2021, the rules listed below apply.

    Travellers who have stayed or transited countries on list D during the 14 days before entering Italy must fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present both the following documents:

    • Negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted.
      Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Certificate of full vaccination (‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent certificate issued by the competent health authority) in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
      Accepted vaccines: all the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
      Travellers from Canada, Japan and the United States of America can also show a certificate of recovery.

    Travellers from countries on list D who do not hold a vaccination certificate must:

    • Present a negative result to a pre-departure test. Molecular and antigen are accepted. Validity: 48 hours for travelers from the UK; 72 hours for travellers from all other countries on the list.
    • Communicate their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. Consult COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for contact details.
    • Travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only.
    • Self-isolate for 5 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locar Form.
    • Perform another molecular or antigen test after the self-isolation peroid.

     

    Entry from Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka is allowed at the conditions for countries on List E.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Salute.gov – Travellers
     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Italian government has approved a new decree on 7 October (attached in its original Italian), governing access to cultural and recreational venues. It sets out the following terms, which take effect from 11 October (with Green Passes being required for admission):
    • Cinemas, theatres, and concert halls: In white zones, these venues, whether indoors or outdoors, may return to 100% capacity.
    • Spectator sports: In white zones, the maximum capacity for outdoor sports stadiums is 75%, while for indoor venues, the maximum capacity is 60%.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, and similar venues: In white zones, these venues may reopen, but for outdoor venues, the maximum capacity is 75%, while for enclosed venues, the maximum capacity is 50%. Enclosed/indoor venues are required to employ ventilation systems without air recirculation. Masks must continue to be worn indoors, except while dancing.
    On 21 September 2021, the host government signed into effect a new legislative decree (attached in its original Italian), which extends the requirement for a Green Pass to workplaces both in the public and private sectors.
    It stipulates that from 15 October – 31 December 2021:
    • Both public and private sector employees as well as any other personnel who perform work or voluntary activities within public facilities or wherever private work is carried out must be in possession of a Green Pass and be able to display it upon request. This requirement does not apply to individuals exempted from vaccination on the basis of relevant medical certification issued in accordance with the criteria defined by the Italian Ministry of Health.
    • Employers are responsible for ensuring that their respective employees are in compliance with this requirement and must establish the appropriate modalities for such verification (even through random sampling) by 15 October. Ideally these checks should be carried out by formally designated personnel at the point of access to the workplace.
    • Public sector personnel in violation of the requirement for a Green Pass will be noted as an unjustified absence and upon the fifth day of unjustified absence will be suspended without pay until a Green Pass is presented. Private sector workers in violation of the requirement for a Green Pass are to be suspended without pay. Employers with less than 15 employees may temporarily substitute employees without a Green Pass until a Green Pass is presented. In any case, no disciplinary action can be taken and employees shall not be terminated.
    • The availability of rapid antigen tests at pharmacies is to be guaranteed until 31 December at contained state-established prices (8 EUR for minors, 15 EUR for adults, and free for vulnerable categories).
    • A Green Pass from a molecular (PCR) test will have a validity of 72 hours while antigen tests will continue to be valid for 48 hours.
    From 1 September-31 December 2021, Green Passes will be required in the following additional contexts within Italy:
    • Educational system: all educational personnel and university students must present a Green Pass
    • Domestic transportation aboard:
    o Airplanes
    o Boats and ferries for interregional transport, with the exception of the route across the Strait of Messina.
    o Intercity, Intercity Notte, and high speed trains
    o Buses traveling along interregional routes
    o Buses used for rental services, excluding those used in additional local and regional public transport services
    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    28.10.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    In case of stay or transit through a ‘List C’ country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual case are available at Viaggiare Sicuri. Travellers can fill an online questionnaire to get general information on current rules related to travel to/from Italy. The questionnaire has the sole purpose of providing users with general information

     

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    As of 31 August until 25 October the following measures are applied:

    • People from Countries on list D can enter Italy with a vaccination certificate, a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours (48h in case of entry from the UK) and Passenger Locator Form; in the absence, they will have to take 5-day mini-quarantine and a test after isolation.
    • People from Canada, Japan and the United States of America can enter Italy with ‘green pass’ (or a certificate issued by local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)), a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours and Passenger Locator Form.
    • Entry from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is allowed, regardless of the nationality, only for study purpose or re-entry to the residence (or the one of the spouse, of the civil union partner or of the minor children), as well as in the cases expressly authorized by the Ministry of Health, under the following conditions: presentation of a negative test carried out in the 72 hours before entry; test on arrival at the airport; 10-day fiduciary isolation and test at the end of the isolation period.
    • Entry from Brazil is allowed under the conditions currently in force (negative test within 72 hours before entry, test on arrival, 10-day isolation and test at the end of the isolation period), also for study purposes.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Italian government has approved a new decree on 7 October (attached in its original Italian), governing access to cultural and recreational venues. It sets out the following terms, which take effect from 11 October (with Green Passes being required for admission):
    • Cinemas, theatres, and concert halls: In white zones, these venues, whether indoors or outdoors, may return to 100% capacity.
    • Spectator sports: In white zones, the maximum capacity for outdoor sports stadiums is 75%, while for indoor venues, the maximum capacity is 60%.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, and similar venues: In white zones, these venues may reopen, but for outdoor venues, the maximum capacity is 75%, while for enclosed venues, the maximum capacity is 50%. Enclosed/indoor venues are required to employ ventilation systems without air recirculation. Masks must continue to be worn indoors, except while dancing.
    On 21 September 2021, the host government signed into effect a new legislative decree (attached in its original Italian), which extends the requirement for a Green Pass to workplaces both in the public and private sectors.
    It stipulates that from 15 October – 31 December 2021:
    • Both public and private sector employees as well as any other personnel who perform work or voluntary activities within public facilities or wherever private work is carried out must be in possession of a Green Pass and be able to display it upon request. This requirement does not apply to individuals exempted from vaccination on the basis of relevant medical certification issued in accordance with the criteria defined by the Italian Ministry of Health.
    • Employers are responsible for ensuring that their respective employees are in compliance with this requirement and must establish the appropriate modalities for such verification (even through random sampling) by 15 October. Ideally these checks should be carried out by formally designated personnel at the point of access to the workplace.
    • Public sector personnel in violation of the requirement for a Green Pass will be noted as an unjustified absence and upon the fifth day of unjustified absence will be suspended without pay until a Green Pass is presented. Private sector workers in violation of the requirement for a Green Pass are to be suspended without pay. Employers with less than 15 employees may temporarily substitute employees without a Green Pass until a Green Pass is presented. In any case, no disciplinary action can be taken and employees shall not be terminated.
    • The availability of rapid antigen tests at pharmacies is to be guaranteed until 31 December at contained state-established prices (8 EUR for minors, 15 EUR for adults, and free for vulnerable categories).
    • A Green Pass from a molecular (PCR) test will have a validity of 72 hours while antigen tests will continue to be valid for 48 hours.
    From 1 September-31 December 2021, Green Passes will be required in the following additional contexts within Italy:
    • Educational system: all educational personnel and university students must present a Green Pass
    • Domestic transportation aboard:
    o Airplanes
    o Boats and ferries for interregional transport, with the exception of the route across the Strait of Messina.
    o Intercity, Intercity Notte, and high speed trains
    o Buses traveling along interregional routes
    o Buses used for rental services, excluding those used in additional local and regional public transport services
    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    20.10.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    In case of stay or transit through a ‘List C’ country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual case are available at Viaggiare Sicuri. Travellers can fill an online questionnaire to get general information on current rules related to travel to/from Italy. The questionnaire has the sole purpose of providing users with general information

     

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    As of 31 August until 25 October the following measures are applied:

    • People from Countries on list D can enter Italy with a vaccination certificate, a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours (48h in case of entry from the UK) and Passenger Locator Form; in the absence, they will have to take 5-day mini-quarantine and a test after isolation.
    • People from Canada, Japan and the United States of America can enter Italy with ‘green pass’ (or a certificate issued by local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)), a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours and Passenger Locator Form.
    • Entry from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is allowed, regardless of the nationality, only for study purpose or re-entry to the residence (or the one of the spouse, of the civil union partner or of the minor children), as well as in the cases expressly authorized by the Ministry of Health, under the following conditions: presentation of a negative test carried out in the 72 hours before entry; test on arrival at the airport; 10-day fiduciary isolation and test at the end of the isolation period.
    • Entry from Brazil is allowed under the conditions currently in force (negative test within 72 hours before entry, test on arrival, 10-day isolation and test at the end of the isolation period), also for study purposes.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Italian government has approved a new decree on 7 October (attached in its original Italian), governing access to cultural and recreational venues. It sets out the following terms, which take effect from 11 October (with Green Passes being required for admission):
    • Cinemas, theatres, and concert halls: In white zones, these venues, whether indoors or outdoors, may return to 100% capacity.
    • Spectator sports: In white zones, the maximum capacity for outdoor sports stadiums is 75%, while for indoor venues, the maximum capacity is 60%.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, and similar venues: In white zones, these venues may reopen, but for outdoor venues, the maximum capacity is 75%, while for enclosed venues, the maximum capacity is 50%. Enclosed/indoor venues are required to employ ventilation systems without air recirculation. Masks must continue to be worn indoors, except while dancing.
    On 21 September 2021, the host government signed into effect a new legislative decree (attached in its original Italian), which extends the requirement for a Green Pass to workplaces both in the public and private sectors.
    It stipulates that from 15 October – 31 December 2021:
    • Both public and private sector employees as well as any other personnel who perform work or voluntary activities within public facilities or wherever private work is carried out must be in possession of a Green Pass and be able to display it upon request. This requirement does not apply to individuals exempted from vaccination on the basis of relevant medical certification issued in accordance with the criteria defined by the Italian Ministry of Health.
    • Employers are responsible for ensuring that their respective employees are in compliance with this requirement and must establish the appropriate modalities for such verification (even through random sampling) by 15 October. Ideally these checks should be carried out by formally designated personnel at the point of access to the workplace.
    • Public sector personnel in violation of the requirement for a Green Pass will be noted as an unjustified absence and upon the fifth day of unjustified absence will be suspended without pay until a Green Pass is presented. Private sector workers in violation of the requirement for a Green Pass are to be suspended without pay. Employers with less than 15 employees may temporarily substitute employees without a Green Pass until a Green Pass is presented. In any case, no disciplinary action can be taken and employees shall not be terminated.
    • The availability of rapid antigen tests at pharmacies is to be guaranteed until 31 December at contained state-established prices (8 EUR for minors, 15 EUR for adults, and free for vulnerable categories).
    • A Green Pass from a molecular (PCR) test will have a validity of 72 hours while antigen tests will continue to be valid for 48 hours.
    From 1 September-31 December 2021, Green Passes will be required in the following additional contexts within Italy:
    • Educational system: all educational personnel and university students must present a Green Pass
    • Domestic transportation aboard:
    o Airplanes
    o Boats and ferries for interregional transport, with the exception of the route across the Strait of Messina.
    o Intercity, Intercity Notte, and high speed trains
    o Buses traveling along interregional routes
    o Buses used for rental services, excluding those used in additional local and regional public transport services
    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    08.10.2021
  • Italy The Italian authorities have announced that since last Thursday, September 23, all versions of the AstraZeneca vaccine are considered equivalent to the other vaccines that have already been approved for use by the country’s authorities.

    This means that all travellers who have been immunised with an AstraZeneca version other than the one that has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be allowed to enter the country under the same rules as the others, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Consequently, all foreign nationals who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease with one of the following three versions of the AstraZeneca vaccine are considered fully vaccinated when entering Italy:

    Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
    R-CoVI (R-Pharm)
    Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz)
    “The certificates issued by health authorities in Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as those issued by foreign health authorities following vaccination with EMA-authorised vaccines or with Covishield (Serum Institute of India), R-CoVI (R-Pharm), and Covid-19vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz) vaccines, are recognised as equivalent to national and EU digital green certificates,” the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reads.

    However, it has been highlighted that in order for the vaccination certificates issued by foreign health authorities to be valid, they should be issued in Italian, English, French, Spanish, or German.

    In addition, the vaccination certificate must hold all the following information on the holder:

    Name and surname
    Name of the vaccine that has been administered
    Name of the manufacturer
    The date on which each vaccine dose has been administered
    Name of the issuing body
    Name of the issuing country
    As soon as the Italian authorities decided to recognise Covishield as valid proof of immunity, the Embassy of India in Rome welcomed the decision, and those vaccinated with the dose can now apply for the Green Pass.

    “As an outcome of G20Health Ministers’ meeting btw Hon’ble @mansukhmandviya & Italian Health Minister @robersperanza coupled with @MEAIndia persistent efforts @MinisteroSalute recognises India’s Covishield. Indian vaccine CardHolders are now eligible for GreenPass,” the Embassy wrote on its official Twitter account.

    Read more
    30.09.2021
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  • Italy Italy has imposed strict rules for US travellers, following the European Union Council’s decision to remove the US from its list of epidemiologically safe countries.

    Italy, being the first country to follow suit from the EU, now obliges all US travellers and those who have stayed there in the past 14 days to provide a PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours before reaching Italy and complete the digital passenger locator form, regardless of their vaccination status, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    In addition, unvaccinated travellers must undergo a quarantine requirement for five days upon arrival and perform another test by the end of the self-isolation period. Children under the age of six are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Read more
    02.09.2021
  • Italy Latest News: COVID-19 vaccination passes now required for regional travel beginning 1 September (AP, 05.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    In case of stay or transit through a ‘List C’ country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual case are available at Viaggiare Sicuri. Travellers can fill an online questionnaire to get general information on current rules related to travel to/from Italy. The questionnaire has the sole purpose of providing users with general information

     

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

     

    As of 31 August until 25 October the following measures are applied:

    • People from Countries on list D can enter Italy with a vaccination certificate, a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours (48h in case of entry from the UK) and Passenger Locator Form; in the absence, they will have to take 5-day mini-quarantine and a test after isolation.
    • People from Canada, Japan and the United States of America can enter Italy with ‘green pass’ (or a certificate issued by local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)), a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours and Passenger Locator Form.
    • Entry from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is allowed, regardless of the nationality, only for study purpose or re-entry to the residence (or the one of the spouse, of the civil union partner or of the minor children), as well as in the cases expressly authorized by the Ministry of Health, under the following conditions: presentation of a negative test carried out in the 72 hours before entry; test on arrival at the airport; 10-day fiduciary isolation and test at the end of the isolation period.
    • Entry from Brazil is allowed under the conditions currently in force (negative test within 72 hours before entry, test on arrival, 10-day isolation and test at the end of the isolation period), also for study purposes.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:
    From 1 September-31 December 2021, Green Passes will be required in the following additional contexts within Italy:
    • Educational system: all educational personnel and university students must present a Green Pass
    • Domestic transportation aboard:
    o Airplanes
    o Boats and ferries for interregional transport, with the exception of the route across the Strait of Messina.
    o Intercity, Intercity Notte, and high speed trains
    o Buses traveling along interregional routes
    o Buses used for rental services, excluding those used in additional local and regional public transport services
    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    31.08.2021
  • Italy Latest News: COVID-19 vaccination passes now required for regional travel beginning 1 September (AP, 05.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Italian Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regarding international travel, which is in effect from 31 July – 30 August 2021.
    It outlines the following travel rules:
    *Travel between Italy and San Marino/ Vatican City: extends exemptions from travel restrictions or travel declarations. Vaccination certificates issued by these countries are considered to be equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travelers from EU/ Schengen countries and Israel (List C countries): List C includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including African territories), Sweden, Switzerland, and Israel.
    Persons who have been in or traveled through List C countries in the previous 14 days may enter Italy as long as they present the following two documents in digital or print format upon boarding: (a) a Passenger Locator Form (b) COVID-19 Green Pass or equivalent. In case of violation of either of these two conditions, individuals must quarantine for 5 days and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    Green Passes from lsrael will be regarded as equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities; this means any certificate issued by local health authorities for either (a) COVID-19 vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-recognized vaccine (b) recovery from COVID-19 or (c) a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travelers from List D countries: List D includes the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and British bases in Cyprus), and the United States
    o Persons who have been in or traveled through List D countries in the previous 14 days may enter Italy as long as they meet the following three conditions:
    – Present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding
    – Present a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of planned arrival time in Italy. The test must from taken with 48 hours of arrival in Italy for travelers from the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland.
    – Undergo 5 days quarantine at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    o Persons who have been in or traveled through Canada, Japan, or the United States will be allowed into Italy without quarantine as long as they present the following two documents in digital or print format upon boarding: (a) a Passenger Locator Form (b) a COVID-19 Green Pass.
    o Green Passes from Canada, Japan, or the United States will be regarded as equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities; this means any certificate issued by local health authorities for either (a) COVID-19 vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-recognized vaccine (b) recovery from COVID-19 or (c) a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travel to all other countries:
    o Travel between Italy and any other country not listed above is not allowed, unless traveling for work, health, study, return to residence in Italy, or other urgent reasons.

    o Persons who have been in or transited through any country not listed above may not enter Italy except for work, health, study, return to residence in Italy, or other urgent reasons. Citizens of EU/Schengen countries and their family members; persons with long-term visas/established residence in Italy and their family members; and anyone wishing to reach the Italian residence of the two aforementioned categories where there is a proven stable relationship also have the right to enter Italy.
    o Those who are allowed to enter Italy as per the above two bullets must meet the following three conditions:
    – Present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding
    – Present a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of planned arrival time in Italy.
    – Undergo 10 days quarantine at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    • Exemptions from ABOVE quarantine requirements for officials of international organizations as long as COVID-19 symptoms do not arise. COVID-19 testing requirements still apply.
    • Extended ban on travelers from India, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka: Persons who have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    o This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND: are Italian citizens with residency in Italy prior to 29 April 2021 OR are officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. However, these categories of persons must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 72 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days in a “COVID Hotel” or another suitable place as determined by the Civil Protection Department, and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    *Extended ban on travelers from Brazil: Persons who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    o This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND had established residency in Italy prior to 13 February 2021. Persons in this category must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    o Officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may enter Italy, with the following conditions: must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Quarantine is not required if test results are negative.
    • Children under the age of 6 are exempted from any COVID-19 testing requirements.

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    In case of stay or transit through a ‘List C’ country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual case are available at Viaggiare Sicuri. Travellers can fill an online questionnaire to get general information on current rules related to travel to/from Italy. The questionnaire has the sole purpose of providing users with general information

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

    Travellers from the USA, Japan, Canada and Israel can enter in the country can exempt from self-isolation if they have an equivalent of the EU Digital COVID certificates, released by their country. More information for Israel are available here. Travelers coming from Japan, Canada and the USA can obtain more information here.

    Travellers from the UK need to:

    • Fill in the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form
    • Take a COVID-19 test, within 48 hours prior to arrival.
    • Self-isolate for 5 days;
    • Take a molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 5-day self-isolation

    The equivalent of the EU Digital COVID certificates, released by the UK authorities, is accepted in all activities on the Italian territory (restaurant, museums, cinemas, etc.)

    Specific provisions remain in force until 30 August 2021 for travellers from:

    Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

    Apart from filling the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form, which is always compulsory, other measures can be derogated for specific cases. More information here

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:

    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.

    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    10.08.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    The Italian Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regarding international travel, which is in effect from 31 July – 30 August 2021.
    It outlines the following travel rules:
    *Travel between Italy and San Marino/ Vatican City: extends exemptions from travel restrictions or travel declarations. Vaccination certificates issued by these countries are considered to be equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travelers from EU/ Schengen countries and Israel (List C countries): List C includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including African territories), Sweden, Switzerland, and Israel.
    Persons who have been in or traveled through List C countries in the previous 14 days may enter Italy as long as they present the following two documents in digital or print format upon boarding: (a) a Passenger Locator Form (b) COVID-19 Green Pass or equivalent. In case of violation of either of these two conditions, individuals must quarantine for 5 days and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    Green Passes from lsrael will be regarded as equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities; this means any certificate issued by local health authorities for either (a) COVID-19 vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-recognized vaccine (b) recovery from COVID-19 or (c) a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travelers from List D countries: List D includes the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and British bases in Cyprus), and the United States
    o Persons who have been in or traveled through List D countries in the previous 14 days may enter Italy as long as they meet the following three conditions:
    – Present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding
    – Present a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of planned arrival time in Italy. The test must from taken with 48 hours of arrival in Italy for travelers from the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland.
    – Undergo 5 days quarantine at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    o Persons who have been in or traveled through Canada, Japan, or the United States will be allowed into Italy without quarantine as long as they present the following two documents in digital or print format upon boarding: (a) a Passenger Locator Form (b) a COVID-19 Green Pass.
    o Green Passes from Canada, Japan, or the United States will be regarded as equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities; this means any certificate issued by local health authorities for either (a) COVID-19 vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-recognized vaccine (b) recovery from COVID-19 or (c) a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travel to all other countries:
    o Travel between Italy and any other country not listed above is not allowed, unless traveling for work, health, study, return to residence in Italy, or other urgent reasons.

    o Persons who have been in or transited through any country not listed above may not enter Italy except for work, health, study, return to residence in Italy, or other urgent reasons. Citizens of EU/Schengen countries and their family members; persons with long-term visas/established residence in Italy and their family members; and anyone wishing to reach the Italian residence of the two aforementioned categories where there is a proven stable relationship also have the right to enter Italy.
    o Those who are allowed to enter Italy as per the above two bullets must meet the following three conditions:
    – Present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding
    – Present a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of planned arrival time in Italy.
    – Undergo 10 days quarantine at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    • Exemptions from ABOVE quarantine requirements for officials of international organizations as long as COVID-19 symptoms do not arise. COVID-19 testing requirements still apply.
    • Extended ban on travelers from India, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka: Persons who have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    o This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND: are Italian citizens with residency in Italy prior to 29 April 2021 OR are officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. However, these categories of persons must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 72 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days in a “COVID Hotel” or another suitable place as determined by the Civil Protection Department, and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    *Extended ban on travelers from Brazil: Persons who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    o This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND had established residency in Italy prior to 13 February 2021. Persons in this category must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    o Officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may enter Italy, with the following conditions: must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Quarantine is not required if test results are negative.
    • Children under the age of 6 are exempted from any COVID-19 testing requirements.

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    In case of stay or transit through a ‘List C’ country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual case are available at Viaggiare Sicuri. Travellers can fill an online questionnaire to get general information on current rules related to travel to/from Italy. The questionnaire has the sole purpose of providing users with general information

    Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

    Specific provisions remain in force until 30 August 2021 for travellers from:

    Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:

    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.

    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    04.08.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    The Italian Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regarding international travel, which is in effect from 31 July – 30 August 2021.
    It outlines the following travel rules:
    *Travel between Italy and San Marino/ Vatican City: extends exemptions from travel restrictions or travel declarations. Vaccination certificates issued by these countries are considered to be equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travelers from EU/ Schengen countries and Israel (List C countries): List C includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including African territories), Sweden, Switzerland, and Israel.
    Persons who have been in or traveled through List C countries in the previous 14 days may enter Italy as long as they present the following two documents in digital or print format upon boarding: (a) a Passenger Locator Form (b) COVID-19 Green Pass or equivalent. In case of violation of either of these two conditions, individuals must quarantine for 5 days and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    Green Passes from lsrael will be regarded as equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities; this means any certificate issued by local health authorities for either (a) COVID-19 vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-recognized vaccine (b) recovery from COVID-19 or (c) a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travelers from List D countries: List D includes the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and British bases in Cyprus), and the United States
    o Persons who have been in or traveled through List D countries in the previous 14 days may enter Italy as long as they meet the following three conditions:
    – Present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding
    – Present a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of planned arrival time in Italy. The test must from taken with 48 hours of arrival in Italy for travelers from the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland.
    – Undergo 5 days quarantine at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    o Persons who have been in or traveled through Canada, Japan, or the United States will be allowed into Italy without quarantine as long as they present the following two documents in digital or print format upon boarding: (a) a Passenger Locator Form (b) a COVID-19 Green Pass.
    o Green Passes from Canada, Japan, or the United States will be regarded as equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities; this means any certificate issued by local health authorities for either (a) COVID-19 vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-recognized vaccine (b) recovery from COVID-19 or (c) a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travel to all other countries:
    o Travel between Italy and any other country not listed above is not allowed, unless traveling for work, health, study, return to residence in Italy, or other urgent reasons.

    o Persons who have been in or transited through any country not listed above may not enter Italy except for work, health, study, return to residence in Italy, or other urgent reasons. Citizens of EU/Schengen countries and their family members; persons with long-term visas/established residence in Italy and their family members; and anyone wishing to reach the Italian residence of the two aforementioned categories where there is a proven stable relationship also have the right to enter Italy.
    o Those who are allowed to enter Italy as per the above two bullets must meet the following three conditions:
    – Present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding
    – Present a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of planned arrival time in Italy.
    – Undergo 10 days quarantine at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    • Exemptions from ABOVE quarantine requirements for officials of international organizations as long as COVID-19 symptoms do not arise. COVID-19 testing requirements still apply.
    • Extended ban on travelers from India, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka: Persons who have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    o This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND: are Italian citizens with residency in Italy prior to 29 April 2021 OR are officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. However, these categories of persons must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 72 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days in a “COVID Hotel” or another suitable place as determined by the Civil Protection Department, and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    *Extended ban on travelers from Brazil: Persons who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    o This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND had established residency in Italy prior to 13 February 2021. Persons in this category must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    o Officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may enter Italy, with the following conditions: must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Quarantine is not required if test results are negative.
    • Children under the age of 6 are exempted from any COVID-19 testing requirements.

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    In case of stay or transit through a ‘List C’ country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual case are available at Viaggiare Sicuri. The questionnaire has the sole purpose of providing users with general information on current rules about travel to/from Italy. Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

    Italy applies different procedures on travellers coming from third countries according to the epidemiology situation of the country of origin. Specific provisions remain in force until 30 July 2021 for travellers from:

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Japan, Canada and the United States of America

    Brazil

    India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:

    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

     

    Contact Point for Italy:

    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:

    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.

    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    03.08.2021
  • Italy Similar to other countries, Italy has also opened its borders for travellers all over the world who hold a COVID-19 Green Certificate.

    Italy currently has its own COVID-19 Green Certificate, which is an extension of the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate. Such a document is used to prove whether the holder has been fully vaccinated, has recovered from the COVID-19 disease or has recently taken a negative test result.

    A vaccination certificate has proven to be the most common and convenient form since it remains valid for up to one year. However, not all countries recognise the same vaccines as valid proof of immunity.

    According to a press release issued by the Italian Ministry of Health, it has been announced that the country accepts proof of vaccination only if the administered jab has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “The certification of successful completion of the vaccination cycle must relate to one of the four vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency,” the Ministry stated.

    Based on the Ministry’s statement, it means that only the following vaccines listed below are recognised as valid proof of vaccination in Italy:

    Comirnaty Pfizer-BioNTech by BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH
    Spikevax, formerly Moderna by Moderna Biotech Spain, SL
    Vaxzvria, formerly AstraZeneca by AstraZeneca Ab
    Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) by Janssen – Cilag International NV

    Read more
    02.08.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    The Italian Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regarding international travel, which is in effect from 31 July – 30 August 2021.
    It outlines the following travel rules:
    *Travel between Italy and San Marino/ Vatican City: extends exemptions from travel restrictions or travel declarations. Vaccination certificates issued by these countries are considered to be equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travelers from EU/ Schengen countries and Israel (List C countries): List C includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including African territories), Sweden, Switzerland, and Israel.
    Persons who have been in or traveled through List C countries in the previous 14 days may enter Italy as long as they present the following two documents in digital or print format upon boarding: (a) a Passenger Locator Form (b) COVID-19 Green Pass or equivalent. In case of violation of either of these two conditions, individuals must quarantine for 5 days and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    Green Passes from lsrael will be regarded as equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities; this means any certificate issued by local health authorities for either (a) COVID-19 vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-recognized vaccine (b) recovery from COVID-19 or (c) a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travelers from List D countries: List D includes the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and British bases in Cyprus), and the United States
    o Persons who have been in or traveled through List D countries in the previous 14 days may enter Italy as long as they meet the following three conditions:
    – Present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding
    – Present a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of planned arrival time in Italy. The test must from taken with 48 hours of arrival in Italy for travelers from the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland.
    – Undergo 5 days quarantine at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    o Persons who have been in or traveled through Canada, Japan, or the United States will be allowed into Italy without quarantine as long as they present the following two documents in digital or print format upon boarding: (a) a Passenger Locator Form (b) a COVID-19 Green Pass.
    o Green Passes from Canada, Japan, or the United States will be regarded as equivalent to those issued by Italian authorities; this means any certificate issued by local health authorities for either (a) COVID-19 vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-recognized vaccine (b) recovery from COVID-19 or (c) a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. These can be exhibited in either digital or print formats.
    *Travel to all other countries:
    o Travel between Italy and any other country not listed above is not allowed, unless traveling for work, health, study, return to residence in Italy, or other urgent reasons.

    o Persons who have been in or transited through any country not listed above may not enter Italy except for work, health, study, return to residence in Italy, or other urgent reasons. Citizens of EU/Schengen countries and their family members; persons with long-term visas/established residence in Italy and their family members; and anyone wishing to reach the Italian residence of the two aforementioned categories where there is a proven stable relationship also have the right to enter Italy.
    o Those who are allowed to enter Italy as per the above two bullets must meet the following three conditions:
    – Present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding
    – Present a negative antigenic or molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of planned arrival time in Italy.
    – Undergo 10 days quarantine at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    • Exemptions from ABOVE quarantine requirements for officials of international organizations as long as COVID-19 symptoms do not arise. COVID-19 testing requirements still apply.
    • Extended ban on travelers from India, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka: Persons who have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    o This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND: are Italian citizens with residency in Italy prior to 29 April 2021 OR are officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. However, these categories of persons must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 72 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days in a “COVID Hotel” or another suitable place as determined by the Civil Protection Department, and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    *Extended ban on travelers from Brazil: Persons who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    o This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND had established residency in Italy prior to 13 February 2021. Persons in this category must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    o Officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may enter Italy, with the following conditions: must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Quarantine is not required if test results are negative.
    • Children under the age of 6 are exempted from any COVID-19 testing requirements.

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    In case of stay or transit through a ‘List C’ country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual case are available at Viaggiare Sicuri. The questionnaire has the sole purpose of providing users with general information on current rules about travel to/from Italy. Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it

    Italy applies different procedures on travellers coming from third countries according to the epidemiology situation of the country of origin. Specific provisions remain in force until 30 July 2021 for travellers from:

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Japan, Canada and the United States of America

    Brazil

    India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:

    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

     

    Contact Point for Italy:

    Online Inquiries

    Internal Restrictions:

    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.

    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    30.07.2021
  • Italy Italy has decided to impose restrictions on all unvaccinated persons that do not hold the country’s ‘Green Pass’, which is an extension of the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate.

    According to the National Tourism Agency of Italy, starting from August 6, everyone over the age of 12 must present the health pass in order to be allowed access to certain activities and services.

    SchengenVisaInfo.com previously reported that Italy might modify the regulation on the health pass due to the widespread of the Delta varian

    The Italian health pass is issued to all those who have been administered at least a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, to the ones who have recently recovered from the disease, or to those who present a negative test taken within 48 hours.

    Based on the new rules that were unveiled on July 22, visitors will also be subject to the same requirements when it comes to attending public places.

    As such, from the first week of next month, entry to cinemas, theatres, exhibitions, museums, sporting events, private parties, festivals, trade fairs, swimming pools, and gyms will only be allowed upon introduction of the pass, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The pass will also be mandatory for all those wishing to access restaurants, bars, and pastry shops. In contrast, nightclubs will continue to remain closed until the epidemiological situation notably improves.

    Except for imposing restrictions on public places, it has been anticipated that in September, the country is also to consider making the Green Pass mandatory for travelling by plane, train, as well as for long-distance bus rides.

    With the announcement of the new restrictions, the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has encouraged all the citizens of the country to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease in order to prevent the high infection levels that are being identified in other countries due to the virus variants as well as to protect the country’s economy, which has suffered the most during this period.

    “The Delta variant is threatening. It spreads much more quickly than other variants. I invite all Italians to get vaccinated and to do so straight away. Without vaccinations, we’d have to close everything again,” Draghi said.

    Read more
    29.07.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual country are available at viaggiaresicuri.it

    Italy applies different procedures on travellers coming from third countries according to the epidemiology situation of the country of origin.

    For those arriving from the United Kingdom, a 5-day quarantine with mandatory swab testing applies. 

    Furthermore, specific measures apply to travellers who spent the preceding 14 days in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Salute.gov.it

    Internal Restrictions:

    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The Italian government signed a new decree on 22 July, which takes effect today. It prescribes new criteria for the classification of regions, introduces the requirement for a Green Pass in additional venues within White Zones, and extends the state of emergency until 31 December 2021.
    *Classification of Regions: In terms of the new criteria for the classification of regions, classifications are now determined by ICU occupancy rates and overall rates of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19:
    • White Zones: 10% or less of ICU beds and 15% or less of hospital beds overall in a region occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Yellow Zones: 11-20% ICU beds or 16-30% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Orange Zones: 21-30% ICU beds or 31-40% hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    • Red Zones: 31%+ ICU beds or 41%+ hospital beds overall occupied by COVID-19 patients
    Green Pass Requirements
    From 6 August, a Green Pass will be required to access the following:
    • Indoor dining with table service in any food service venues (including restaurants, cafes, and pubs)
    • Any shows, events, or sports competitions open to the public
    • Museums, exhibits, and any other cultural institutions
    • Any indoor pools, swim centers, gyms, participation in team sports, wellness centers – including those within hotels or other hospitality facilities
    • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
    • Spas and amusement parks
    • Any indoor cultural or recreational centers, with the exception of those for children
    • Arcades, betting halls, bingo halls, and casinos.
    EU Digital COVID Certificates are not the only acceptable forms of Green Passes within Italy. Proof of a first dose will be sufficient as well.
    The other two forms of Green Passes are a negative COVID-19 test (valid for 48 hours) or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.

    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: the whole country is now classified as White Zone.

    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o Activities allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions is allowed

    Read more
    24.07.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual country are available at viaggiaresicuri.it

    Italy applies different procedures on travellers coming from third countries according to the epidemiology situation of the country of origin.

    For those arriving from the United Kingdom, a 5-day quarantine with mandatory swab testing applies. 

    Furthermore, specific measures apply to travellers who spent the preceding 14 days in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Salute.gov.it

    Internal Restrictions:

    *You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of today, Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 14 June 2021. Please note that Lazio, including Rome, will become a White Zone.
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sardinia, Umbria, Veneto, and the autonomous province of Trento
    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o All activities scheduled to open in Yellow Zones later in the summer are immediately allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    • Yellow Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: All other regions (Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Sicily, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta and the autonomous province of Bolzano).
    o Curfew remains in place from 00:00-5:00
    o From 15 June:
    – Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass)
    – Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place

    Classification of regions: The criteria for the classification of regions has been redefined such that the primary indicators are now (a) hospitalizations and ICU occupancy rates and (b) number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
    • Curfew: Gradually, curfew will be lifted throughout the country:
    o From 19 May, curfew starts one hour later and is thus from 23:00-5:00
    o From 7 June, curfew is from 00:00-5:00
    o From 21 June, curfew will be lifted altogether
    o As a reminder, in White Zones, there is no curfew at any point.
    • In Yellow Zones, the following timeline for reopening activities will apply:
    o 22 May: Malls, shopping centers, markets, and business parks may open on weekends
    o 24 May: Gyms may reopen
    o 1 June: Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) with table service will be allowed indoors as well as outdoors AND dinner service will be allowed
    o Outdoor sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o 15 June: Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass). Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place.
    o 1 July: Indoor pools, spas, amusement parks, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen. Indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity and in any case, a maximum of 500 spectators
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Pass. A Green Pass is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Pass:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Pass:

    • those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • those who have fully recovered from COVID-19
    • those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    • Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Passes are issued by:
    • the facility that gave you your vaccine
    • the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    • the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy
    The Italian government will review the epidemiological situation every two weeks and may issue amendments to measures.

    Read more
    07.07.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual country are available at viaggiaresicuri.it

    Italy applies different procedures on travellers coming from third countries according to the epidemiology situation of the country of origin.

    For those arriving from the United Kingdom, a 5-day quarantine with mandatory swab testing applies. 

    Furthermore, specific measures apply to travellers who spent the preceding 14 days in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Salute.gov.it

    Internal Restrictions:

    *You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of today, Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 14 June 2021. Please note that Lazio, including Rome, will become a White Zone.
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sardinia, Umbria, Veneto, and the autonomous province of Trento
    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o All activities scheduled to open in Yellow Zones later in the summer are immediately allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    • Yellow Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: All other regions (Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Sicily, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta and the autonomous province of Bolzano).
    o Curfew remains in place from 00:00-5:00
    o From 15 June:
    – Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass)
    – Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place

    Classification of regions: The criteria for the classification of regions has been redefined such that the primary indicators are now (a) hospitalizations and ICU occupancy rates and (b) number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
    • Curfew: Gradually, curfew will be lifted throughout the country:
    o From 19 May, curfew starts one hour later and is thus from 23:00-5:00
    o From 7 June, curfew is from 00:00-5:00
    o From 21 June, curfew will be lifted altogether
    o As a reminder, in White Zones, there is no curfew at any point.
    • In Yellow Zones, the following timeline for reopening activities will apply:
    o 22 May: Malls, shopping centers, markets, and business parks may open on weekends
    o 24 May: Gyms may reopen
    o 1 June: Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) with table service will be allowed indoors as well as outdoors AND dinner service will be allowed
    o Outdoor sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o 15 June: Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass). Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place.
    o 1 July: Indoor pools, spas, amusement parks, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen. Indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity and in any case, a maximum of 500 spectators
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Pass. A Green Pass is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Pass:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Pass:

    • those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • those who have fully recovered from COVID-19
    • those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    • Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Passes are issued by:
    • the facility that gave you your vaccine
    • the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    • the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy
    The Italian government will review the epidemiological situation every two weeks and may issue amendments to measures.

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Italy Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling (specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri and at Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    All travellers who cannot provide either a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 6 years old are exempted.

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

    No quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform the Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)
    Passenger Locator Form dPLF – Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it)

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Covid-19 – Viaggiatori (salute.gov.it).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry conditions for each individual country are available at viaggiaresicuri.it

    As a general rule, travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism. These travellers are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival and to self-isolate for 10 days. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

     

    Mandatory Documentation

    All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    *You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    In line with an ordinance from the Ministry of Health published on 23 June 2021, as of today, Monday, 28 June, in White Zones, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask outdoors.
    The only exceptions to this are:
    • Situations where it is not possible to guarantee adequate social distancing (1 meter) or where crowds or gatherings form
    • While on the grounds of any healthcare facilities
    • Whenever in the presence of individuals with impaired immune systems
    Please remember that you should still carry a mask on your person at all times and mask-wearing is still obligatory in any indoor spaces open to the public, including FAO Headquarters.
    The government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 14 June 2021. Please note that Lazio, including Rome, will become a White Zone.
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sardinia, Umbria, Veneto, and the autonomous province of Trento
    o Curfew ceases to apply
    o Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of the latest legislative decree
    o All activities scheduled to open in Yellow Zones later in the summer are immediately allowed: wedding receptions, conferences and trade shows/exhibitions may take place; indoor pools, spas, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen; indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity.
    o Activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors continue to be suspended.
    o Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing continue to be required
    o For indoor dining, tables may have a maximum of 6 occupants.
    o Sardinia has extended the requirement for a Green Pass to enter the region until 15 June.
    • Yellow Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: All other regions (Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Sicily, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta and the autonomous province of Bolzano).
    o Curfew remains in place from 00:00-5:00
    o From 15 June:
    – Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass)
    – Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place

    Classification of regions: The criteria for the classification of regions has been redefined such that the primary indicators are now (a) hospitalizations and ICU occupancy rates and (b) number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
    • Curfew: Gradually, curfew will be lifted throughout the country:
    o From 19 May, curfew starts one hour later and is thus from 23:00-5:00
    o From 7 June, curfew is from 00:00-5:00
    o From 21 June, curfew will be lifted altogether
    o As a reminder, in White Zones, there is no curfew at any point.
    • In Yellow Zones, the following timeline for reopening activities will apply:
    o 22 May: Malls, shopping centers, markets, and business parks may open on weekends
    o 24 May: Gyms may reopen
    o 1 June: Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) with table service will be allowed indoors as well as outdoors AND dinner service will be allowed
    o Outdoor sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o 15 June: Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass). Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place.
    o 1 July: Indoor pools, spas, amusement parks, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen. Indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity and in any case, a maximum of 500 spectators
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Pass. A Green Pass is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Pass:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Pass:

    • those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • those who have fully recovered from COVID-19
    • those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    • Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Passes are issued by:
    • the facility that gave you your vaccine
    • the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    • the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy
    The Italian government will review the epidemiological situation every two weeks and may issue amendments to measures.

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Italy 1. Until 30 July 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
    Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
    Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); – passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by Switzerland or
    an EEA Member State; – family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State; – passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy; –
    passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
    Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Korea Rep., Latvia,
    Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
    Thailand, United Kingdom or USA; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – students; – military personnel.

    2. Until 30 July 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. – This does not apply to: – passengers
    residing in Italy since before 13 February 2021; – parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy; – military personnel.

    3. Until 30 July 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. – This does not
    apply to: – nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 29 April 2021; – nationals of Italy registered with the A.I.R.E.

    4. Passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/ .

    5. Passengers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
    https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus .

    6. Until 30 July 2021, passengers must have: – a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or – a COVID-19 recovery certificate; or – a
    COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. – This does not apply to: – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria,
    Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,
    Israel, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
    Sweden, Switzerland, USA or Vatican City (Holy See); – military personnel; – passengers younger than 6 years; – more exemptions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/294etdv7

    7. Until 30 July 2021, passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana,
    French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
    Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or USA must have: – a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 48 hours before arrival;
    or – a COVID-19 recovery certificate; or – a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. – This does not apply to: –
    military personnel; – passengers younger than 6 years; – more exemptions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/294etdv7

    8. Passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72
    hours before arrival. They are also subject to: – a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival; and – quarantine in a hotel for 10 days; and – another COVID-19 antigen or
    molecular test at the end of quarantine. – This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

    9. Passengers who have been in or transited through United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 48 hours before
    arrival. They are also subject to self-isolation for 5 days and a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of the self-isolation. – This does not apply to passengers younger
    than 6 years.

    10. Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival. – This does not apply to
    passengers younger than 6 years.

    11. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days and to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of self-isolation. More details can be found at
    https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html

    12. Residence permits issued by Italy which expired after 31 January 2020 are considered valid until 31 July 2021.

    Read more
    22.06.2021
  • Italy 1. Until 30 July 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
    Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
    Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); – passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by Switzerland or
    an EEA Member State; – family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State; – passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy; –
    passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
    Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Korea Rep., Latvia,
    Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
    Thailand, United Kingdom or USA; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – students; – military personnel.

    2. Until 30 July 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. – This does not apply to: – passengers
    residing in Italy since before 13 February 2021; – parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy; – military personnel.

    3. Until 21 June 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. – This does not
    apply to: – nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 29 April 2021; – nationals of Italy registered with the A.I.R.E.

    4. passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/

    5. Passengers arriving in Sardinia must register before departure at
    https://sus.regione.sardegna.it/sus/covid19/regimbarco/init;jsessionid=DBC60851683A8F71D64CBFA6632E9138.sus2?lang=en or via the app “SardegnaSicura”.

    6. Passengers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
    https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus .

    7. Until 30 July 2021, passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test must be based on a swab. – This does not
    apply to: – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies,
    Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania,
    San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); – military personnel; – passengers younger than 2 years; – more exemptions
    can be found at http://tinyurl.com/294etdv7

    8. Until 30 July 2021, passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French
    West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
    Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
    The test must be based on a swab. – This does not apply to: – military personnel; – passengers younger than 2 years; – more exemptions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/294etdv7

    9. Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival. – This does not apply to
    passengers younger than 2 years.

    10. Passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72
    hours before arrival. The test must be based on a swab. They are also subject to: – a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival; and – quarantine in a hotel for 10 days; and
    – another COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of quarantine. – This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.

    11. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days and to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of self-isolation. More details can be found at
    https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html

    12. Residence permits issued by Italy which expired after 31 January 2020 are considered valid until 31 July 2021.

    Read more
    17.06.2021
  • Italy 1. Until 30 July 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
    Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
    Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); – passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by Switzerland or
    an EEA Member State; – family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State; – passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy; –
    passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
    Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Korea Rep., Latvia,
    Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
    Thailand, United Kingdom or USA; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; – students; – military personnel.

    2. Until 30 July 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. – This does not apply to: – passengers
    residing in Italy since before 13 February 2021; – parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy; – military personnel.

    3. Until 21 June 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. – This does not
    apply to: – nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 29 April 2021; – nationals of Italy registered with the A.I.R.E.

    4. passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/

    5. Passengers arriving in Sardinia must register before departure at
    https://sus.regione.sardegna.it/sus/covid19/regimbarco/init;jsessionid=DBC60851683A8F71D64CBFA6632E9138.sus2?lang=en or via the app “SardegnaSicura”.

    6. Passengers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at
    https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus .

    7. Until 30 July 2021, passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test must be based on a swab. – This does not
    apply to: – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies,
    Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania,
    San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); – military personnel; – passengers younger than 2 years; – more exemptions
    can be found at http://tinyurl.com/294etdv7

    8. Until 30 July 2021, passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French
    West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
    Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
    The test must be based on a swab. – This does not apply to: – military personnel; – passengers younger than 2 years; – more exemptions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/294etdv7

    9. Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival. – This does not apply to
    passengers younger than 2 years.

    10. Passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72
    hours before arrival. The test must be based on a swab. They are also subject to: – a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival; and – quarantine in a hotel for 10 days; and
    – another COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of quarantine. – This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.

    11. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days and to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of self-isolation. More details can be found at
    https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html

    12. Residence permits issued by Italy which expired after 31 January 2020 are considered valid until 31 July 2021.

    Read more
    17.06.2021
  • Italy Italy is ready to launch travel health certificates within a few days, the authorities have announced on Wednesday after the European Parliament gave the final approval to the EU COVID-19 certificates, through which the block intends to restore travelling within the European Union Member States, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “On the green pass, we are ready. It’s a matter of a few days,” the Emergency Commissioner General, Francesco Figliuolo, said.

    The EU COVID-19 vaccination passport will serve as evidence of the holder being fully vaccinated with the European Medicine Agency approved vaccines (Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Janssen), has recovered from the disease or has resulted negative in the last 48 hours.

    Starting from June 15, all document holders will be permitted to visit Italy, attend weddings, concerts, or go to nightclubs.

    The certificate can be used for intra-EU travel from July 1 and should release travellers from entry quarantine or further testing upon arrival. The green pass can be presented either in digital format, on a smartphone, for example, or printed out on paper since it features a unique QR code for verification, which border officials can use to verify the holder’s identification.

    The European Commission continues encouraging EU member states to start issuing the COVID-19 passport as soon as possible in order for holidaymakers to make it on time of the season.

    Read more
    11.06.2021
  • Italy On May 16, Italy abolished an entry ban on vaccinated travellers from the Schengen Area and European Union Member States as well as from the United Kingdom and Israel. Yet, Italy kept in place the five-day quarantine requirement and testing against COVID-19 in place for travellers from these countries.

    The decision followed a warning of the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who said that Italy would put into use its national green pass without waiting for the EU COVID-19 travel certificate.

    Travellers from the United States and other non-European countries that are considered low risk, like Japan, Canada, Australia and Singapore, can also enter the country for non-essential purposes, but they still need both a Coronavirus test and a ten-day quarantine.

    However, the country has announced its plans to permit travellers from the United States, Canada, and Japan to enter without being subject to any entry restrictions if they are fully vaccinated against the virus.

    Italy to Abolish Quarantine Requirements for Travellers From EU, UK & Israel From May 16

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    31.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May (Gazzetta Ufficiale.it, 19.05.2021). Italy to Allow Britons Enter the Country With Only a Negative COVID-19 Test Result (Schengen Visa Info, 18.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    More specific details as published by the European Commission below:
    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children under 2 years old are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 16 May, no quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform your Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Unites States of America are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Specific requirements for Brazil

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Specific requirements for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from third-countries are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    From 16 May, the quarantine requirement has been dropped for passengers from the EU, United Kingdom or Israel with a negative test, as well as travellers from the United States on a ‘Covid-tested’ flight.

    All other travellers allowed to enter Italy from third countries have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 10 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 24 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: ALL REGIONS (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto, Valle d’Aosta and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano).
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: None.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May.
    While the majority of the measures of the 22 April legislative decree applicable from 26 April – 31 July 2021 still apply, the following critical changes will apply:
    Classification of regions: The criteria for the classification of regions has been redefined such that the primary indicators are now (a) hospitalizations and ICU occupancy rates and (b) number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
    • Curfew: Gradually, curfew will be lifted throughout the country:
    o From 19 May, curfew starts one hour later and is thus from 23:00-5:00
    o From 7 June, curfew is from 00:00-5:00
    o From 21 June, curfew will be lifted altogether
    o As a reminder, in White Zones, there is no curfew at any point.
    • In Yellow Zones, the following timeline for reopening activities will apply:
    o 22 May: Malls, shopping centers, markets, and business parks may open on weekends
    o 24 May: Gyms may reopen
    o 1 June: Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) with table service will be allowed indoors as well as outdoors AND dinner service will be allowed
    o Outdoor sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o 15 June: Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass). Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place.
    o 1 July: Indoor pools, spas, amusement parks, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen. Indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity and in any case, a maximum of 500 spectators
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Pass. A Green Pass is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Pass:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Pass:

    • those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • those who have fully recovered from COVID-19
    • those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    • Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Passes are issued by:
    • the facility that gave you your vaccine
    • the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    • the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy
    The Italian government will review the epidemiological situation every two weeks and may issue amendments to measures.

    Read more
    26.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May (Gazzetta Ufficiale.it, 19.05.2021). Italy to Allow Britons Enter the Country With Only a Negative COVID-19 Test Result (Schengen Visa Info, 18.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    More specific details as published by the European Commission below:
    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 16 May, no quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform your Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Unites States of America are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Specific requirements for Brazil

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Specific requirements for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from third-countries are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    From 16 May, the quarantine requirement has been dropped for passengers from the EU, United Kingdom or Israel with a negative test, as well as travellers from the United States on a ‘Covid-tested’ flight.

    All other travellers allowed to enter Italy from third countries have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 10 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 24 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: ALL REGIONS (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto, Valle d’Aosta and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano).
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: None.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May.
    While the majority of the measures of the 22 April legislative decree applicable from 26 April – 31 July 2021 still apply, the following critical changes will apply:
    Classification of regions: The criteria for the classification of regions has been redefined such that the primary indicators are now (a) hospitalizations and ICU occupancy rates and (b) number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
    • Curfew: Gradually, curfew will be lifted throughout the country:
    o From 19 May, curfew starts one hour later and is thus from 23:00-5:00
    o From 7 June, curfew is from 00:00-5:00
    o From 21 June, curfew will be lifted altogether
    o As a reminder, in White Zones, there is no curfew at any point.
    • In Yellow Zones, the following timeline for reopening activities will apply:
    o 22 May: Malls, shopping centers, markets, and business parks may open on weekends
    o 24 May: Gyms may reopen
    o 1 June: Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) with table service will be allowed indoors as well as outdoors AND dinner service will be allowed
    o Outdoor sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o 15 June: Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass). Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place.
    o 1 July: Indoor pools, spas, amusement parks, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen. Indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity and in any case, a maximum of 500 spectators
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Pass. A Green Pass is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Pass:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Pass:

    • those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • those who have fully recovered from COVID-19
    • those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    • Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Passes are issued by:
    • the facility that gave you your vaccine
    • the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    • the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy
    The Italian government will review the epidemiological situation every two weeks and may issue amendments to measures.

    Read more
    25.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May (Gazzetta Ufficiale.it, 19.05.2021). Italy to Allow Britons Enter the Country With Only a Negative COVID-19 Test Result (Schengen Visa Info, 18.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
    For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 16 May, no quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform your Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Unites States of America are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Specific requirements for Brazil

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Specific requirements for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from third-countries are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    From 16 May, the quarantine requirement has been dropped for passengers from the EU, United Kingdom or Israel with a negative test, as well as travellers from the United States on a ‘Covid-tested’ flight.

    All other travellers allowed to enter Italy from third countries have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 10 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 24 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: ALL REGIONS (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto, Valle d’Aosta and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano).
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: None.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May.
    While the majority of the measures of the 22 April legislative decree applicable from 26 April – 31 July 2021 still apply, the following critical changes will apply:
    Classification of regions: The criteria for the classification of regions has been redefined such that the primary indicators are now (a) hospitalizations and ICU occupancy rates and (b) number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
    • Curfew: Gradually, curfew will be lifted throughout the country:
    o From 19 May, curfew starts one hour later and is thus from 23:00-5:00
    o From 7 June, curfew is from 00:00-5:00
    o From 21 June, curfew will be lifted altogether
    o As a reminder, in White Zones, there is no curfew at any point.
    • In Yellow Zones, the following timeline for reopening activities will apply:
    o 22 May: Malls, shopping centers, markets, and business parks may open on weekends
    o 24 May: Gyms may reopen
    o 1 June: Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) with table service will be allowed indoors as well as outdoors AND dinner service will be allowed
    o Outdoor sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o 15 June: Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass). Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place.
    o 1 July: Indoor pools, spas, amusement parks, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen. Indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity and in any case, a maximum of 500 spectators
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Pass. A Green Pass is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Pass:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Pass:

    • those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • those who have fully recovered from COVID-19
    • those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    • Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Passes are issued by:
    • the facility that gave you your vaccine
    • the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    • the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy
    The Italian government will review the epidemiological situation every two weeks and may issue amendments to measures.

    Read more
    23.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May (Gazzetta Ufficiale.it, 19.05.2021). Italy to Allow Britons Enter the Country With Only a Negative COVID-19 Test Result (Schengen Visa Info, 18.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
    For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 16 May, no quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform your Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Unites States of America are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Specific requirements for Brazil

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Specific requirements for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from third-countries are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    From 16 May, the quarantine requirement has been dropped for passengers from the EU, United Kingdom or Israel with a negative test, as well as travellers from the United States on a ‘Covid-tested’ flight.

    All other travellers allowed to enter Italy from third countries have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 10 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 17 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May.
    While the majority of the measures of the 22 April legislative decree applicable from 26 April – 31 July 2021 still apply, the following critical changes will apply:
    Classification of regions: The criteria for the classification of regions has been redefined such that the primary indicators are now (a) hospitalizations and ICU occupancy rates and (b) number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
    • Curfew: Gradually, curfew will be lifted throughout the country:
    o From 19 May, curfew starts one hour later and is thus from 23:00-5:00
    o From 7 June, curfew is from 00:00-5:00
    o From 21 June, curfew will be lifted altogether
    o As a reminder, in White Zones, there is no curfew at any point.
    • In Yellow Zones, the following timeline for reopening activities will apply:
    o 22 May: Malls, shopping centers, markets, and business parks may open on weekends
    o 24 May: Gyms may reopen
    o 1 June: Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) with table service will be allowed indoors as well as outdoors AND dinner service will be allowed
    o Outdoor sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o 15 June: Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass). Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place.
    o 1 July: Indoor pools, spas, amusement parks, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen. Indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity and in any case, a maximum of 500 spectators
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Pass. A Green Pass is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Pass:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Pass:

    • those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • those who have fully recovered from COVID-19
    • those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    • Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Passes are issued by:
    • the facility that gave you your vaccine
    • the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    • the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy
    The Italian government will review the epidemiological situation every two weeks and may issue amendments to measures.

    Read more
    22.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May (Gazzetta Ufficiale.it, 19.05.2021). Italy to Allow Britons Enter the Country With Only a Negative COVID-19 Test Result (Schengen Visa Info, 18.05.2021). Italian government to lift COVID-19 quarantine requirements for travelers from Canada, Japan and UAE (The Local, 14.05.2021). Italian government plans to lift COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travelers from some European countries, Israel, U.K. and U.S. from mid-May (Reuters, 08.05.2021). Italy travel pass will also be valid for tourists from outside EU -minister (Reuters, 05.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
    For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 16 May, no quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform your Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Unites States of America are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Specific requirements for Brazil

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Specific requirements for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from third-countries are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    From 16 May, the quarantine requirement has been dropped for passengers from the EU, United Kingdom or Israel with a negative test, as well as travellers from the United States on a ‘Covid-tested’ flight.

    All other travellers allowed to enter Italy from third countries have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 10 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 17 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    The Italian government issued a new legislative decree on 17 May, which modifies the roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from 18 May.
    While the majority of the measures of the 22 April legislative decree applicable from 26 April – 31 July 2021 still apply, the following critical changes will apply:
    Classification of regions: The criteria for the classification of regions has been redefined such that the primary indicators are now (a) hospitalizations and ICU occupancy rates and (b) number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
    • Curfew: Gradually, curfew will be lifted throughout the country:
    o From 19 May, curfew starts one hour later and is thus from 23:00-5:00
    o From 7 June, curfew is from 00:00-5:00
    o From 21 June, curfew will be lifted altogether
    o As a reminder, in White Zones, there is no curfew at any point.
    • In Yellow Zones, the following timeline for reopening activities will apply:
    o 22 May: Malls, shopping centers, markets, and business parks may open on weekends
    o 24 May: Gyms may reopen
    o 1 June: Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) with table service will be allowed indoors as well as outdoors AND dinner service will be allowed
    o Outdoor sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o 15 June: Weddings: both indoor and outdoor wedding receptions will be allowed, but guests will need to possess a Certificazione Verde (aka Green Pass). Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place.
    o 1 July: Indoor pools, spas, amusement parks, arcades, betting halls, casinos, and recreational centers may reopen. Indoor sports competitions may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity and in any case, a maximum of 500 spectators
    As a reminder, these are the general rules to continue to follow:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    • Domestic travel:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Pass. A Green Pass is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Pass:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Pass:

    • those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • those who have fully recovered from COVID-19
    • those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    • Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Passes are issued by:
    • the facility that gave you your vaccine
    • the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    • the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy
    The Italian government will review the epidemiological situation every two weeks and may issue amendments to measures.

    Read more
    20.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italy to Allow Britons Enter the Country With Only a Negative COVID-19 Test Result (Schengen Visa Info, 18.05.2021). Italian government to lift COVID-19 quarantine requirements for travelers from Canada, Japan and UAE (The Local, 14.05.2021). Italian government plans to lift COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travelers from some European countries, Israel, U.K. and U.S. from mid-May (Reuters, 08.05.2021). Italy travel pass will also be valid for tourists from outside EU -minister (Reuters, 05.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
    For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 16 May, no quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform your Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Unites States of America are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Specific requirements for Brazil

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Specific requirements for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from third-countries are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    From 16 May, the quarantine requirement has been dropped for passengers from the EU, United Kingdom or Israel with a negative test, as well as travellers from the United States on a ‘Covid-tested’ flight.

    All other travellers allowed to enter Italy from third countries have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 10 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 17 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    A new legislative decree of 22 April, provides a roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from Monday, 26 April until 31 July 2021.
    It sets out the following measures:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    o Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work, health or other urgent reasons may be out. Such persons will need to be prepared to justify their outing through a self-certification form available here. In any case, it is strongly recommended at any point of the day that persons do not leave their homes except for work, health or other urgent reasons OR to engage in physical activity or to make use of any ongoing services.
    • Domestic travel from 26 April:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Certificate. A Green certificate is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Certificate:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Certificate:
    – those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    – Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Certificates are issued by:
    – the facility that gave you your vaccine
    – the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    – the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy

    • Visiting friends and family between 1 May – 15 June:
    o In Yellow Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same region, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    o In Orange Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same city, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.

    • Schools and Universities from 26 April:

    o Secondary schools/high schools: in Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are to be guaranteed for 50-75% of the student body; in Orange and Yellow Zones, for 70-100%.
    o Universities: In Yellow and Orange Zones, teaching activities are preferably to be held in-person. In Red Zones, in-person teaching should be prioritized for first year students.

    • The following measures will be applicable to Yellow Zones:
    o Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops)
    – From 26 April, food service activities with outdoor table service are allowed both at lunch and dinner, within curfew. Foodservice activities of hotels may continue without restrictions for overnight guests.
    – From 1 June, food service activities with table service will be allowed indoors between 5:00-18:00.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls may reopen from 26 April with assigned seating at 50% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Spectator sports: From 1 June, sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Gyms, pools, and contact sports:
    – From 26 April sports activities of any type, including contact sports, are allowed exclusively outdoors
    – From 15 May outdoor swimming pools may reopen
    – From 1 June gyms may reopen
    o Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions:
    – From 15 June trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place
    – From 1 July conferences and conventions are allowed to take place
    o Spas and amusement parks may reopen from 1 July
    • The measures applicable to Orange and Red Zones in the the past continue to apply.

    Read more
    19.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government to lift COVID-19 quarantine requirements for travelers from Canada, Japan and UAE (The Local, 14.05.2021). Italian government plans to lift COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travelers from some European countries, Israel, U.K. and U.S. from mid-May (Reuters, 08.05.2021). Italy travel pass will also be valid for tourists from outside EU -minister (Reuters, 05.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
    For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through a “List C” country during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 16 May, no quarantine is imposed on travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries who are able to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    If you are unable to show proof of a molecular or antigenic test, you can enter Italy but you must:

    • Inform your Local Health Authority of reference as soon as you enter Italy
    • Self-isolate for 10 days
    • take another molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 10-day self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers (regardless of nationality) transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours are exempt from self-isolation. Those travelling for work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours, are also exempt from self-isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Unites States of America are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Specific requirements for Brazil

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Specific requirements for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from third-countries are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    From 16 May, the quarantine requirement has been dropped for passengers from the EU, United Kingdom or Israel with a negative test, as well as travellers from the United States on a ‘Covid-tested’ flight.

    All other travellers allowed to enter Italy from third countries have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 10 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 17 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    A new legislative decree of 22 April, provides a roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from Monday, 26 April until 31 July 2021.
    It sets out the following measures:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    o Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work, health or other urgent reasons may be out. Such persons will need to be prepared to justify their outing through a self-certification form available here. In any case, it is strongly recommended at any point of the day that persons do not leave their homes except for work, health or other urgent reasons OR to engage in physical activity or to make use of any ongoing services.
    • Domestic travel from 26 April:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Certificate. A Green certificate is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Certificate:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Certificate:
    – those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    – Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Certificates are issued by:
    – the facility that gave you your vaccine
    – the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    – the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy

    • Visiting friends and family between 1 May – 15 June:
    o In Yellow Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same region, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    o In Orange Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same city, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.

    • Schools and Universities from 26 April:

    o Secondary schools/high schools: in Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are to be guaranteed for 50-75% of the student body; in Orange and Yellow Zones, for 70-100%.
    o Universities: In Yellow and Orange Zones, teaching activities are preferably to be held in-person. In Red Zones, in-person teaching should be prioritized for first year students.

    • The following measures will be applicable to Yellow Zones:
    o Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops)
    – From 26 April, food service activities with outdoor table service are allowed both at lunch and dinner, within curfew. Foodservice activities of hotels may continue without restrictions for overnight guests.
    – From 1 June, food service activities with table service will be allowed indoors between 5:00-18:00.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls may reopen from 26 April with assigned seating at 50% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Spectator sports: From 1 June, sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Gyms, pools, and contact sports:
    – From 26 April sports activities of any type, including contact sports, are allowed exclusively outdoors
    – From 15 May outdoor swimming pools may reopen
    – From 1 June gyms may reopen
    o Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions:
    – From 15 June trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place
    – From 1 July conferences and conventions are allowed to take place
    o Spas and amusement parks may reopen from 1 July
    • The measures applicable to Orange and Red Zones in the the past continue to apply.

    Read more
    18.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government to lift COVID-19 quarantine requirements for travelers from Canada, Japan and UAE (The Local, 14.05.2021). Italian government plans to lift COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travelers from some European countries, Israel, U.K. and U.S. from mid-May (Reuters, 08.05.2021). Italy travel pass will also be valid for tourists from outside EU -minister (Reuters, 05.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
    For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through EU countries (List C) during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 15 May, all travellers from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries will have to complete a 5-day quarantine.

    On day 5, a PCR test must be taken. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers. Furthermore, travellers are asked to inform the Local Health Authority as soon as they enter the Italian territory.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Italy, the following rules apply:

    Anyone (regardless of nationality) can transit by private means through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    For travellers coming from third countries outside the EU+ area, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. The self-isolation period is reduced to 10 days for travellers who entered Italy after 18 April 2021. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 17 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    A new legislative decree of 22 April, provides a roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from Monday, 26 April until 31 July 2021.
    It sets out the following measures:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    o Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work, health or other urgent reasons may be out. Such persons will need to be prepared to justify their outing through a self-certification form available here. In any case, it is strongly recommended at any point of the day that persons do not leave their homes except for work, health or other urgent reasons OR to engage in physical activity or to make use of any ongoing services.
    • Domestic travel from 26 April:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Certificate. A Green certificate is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Certificate:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Certificate:
    – those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    – Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Certificates are issued by:
    – the facility that gave you your vaccine
    – the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    – the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy

    • Visiting friends and family between 1 May – 15 June:
    o In Yellow Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same region, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    o In Orange Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same city, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.

    • Schools and Universities from 26 April:

    o Secondary schools/high schools: in Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are to be guaranteed for 50-75% of the student body; in Orange and Yellow Zones, for 70-100%.
    o Universities: In Yellow and Orange Zones, teaching activities are preferably to be held in-person. In Red Zones, in-person teaching should be prioritized for first year students.

    • The following measures will be applicable to Yellow Zones:
    o Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops)
    – From 26 April, food service activities with outdoor table service are allowed both at lunch and dinner, within curfew. Foodservice activities of hotels may continue without restrictions for overnight guests.
    – From 1 June, food service activities with table service will be allowed indoors between 5:00-18:00.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls may reopen from 26 April with assigned seating at 50% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Spectator sports: From 1 June, sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Gyms, pools, and contact sports:
    – From 26 April sports activities of any type, including contact sports, are allowed exclusively outdoors
    – From 15 May outdoor swimming pools may reopen
    – From 1 June gyms may reopen
    o Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions:
    – From 15 June trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place
    – From 1 July conferences and conventions are allowed to take place
    o Spas and amusement parks may reopen from 1 July
    • The measures applicable to Orange and Red Zones in the the past continue to apply.

    Read more
    16.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government to lift COVID-19 quarantine requirements for travelers from Canada, Japan and UAE (The Local, 14.05.2021). Italian government plans to lift COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travelers from some European countries, Israel, U.K. and U.S. from mid-May (Reuters, 08.05.2021). Italy travel pass will also be valid for tourists from outside EU -minister (Reuters, 05.05.2021).Italian government imposes ban on travelers from Bangladesh, India and Srilanka (Reuters, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
    • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
    • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
    A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
    For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.


    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through EU countries (List C) during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 15 May, all travellers from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries will have to complete a 5-day quarantine.

    On day 5, a PCR test must be taken. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers. Furthermore, travellers are asked to inform the Local Health Authority as soon as they enter the Italian territory.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Italy, the following rules apply:

    Anyone (regardless of nationality) can transit by private means through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    For travellers coming from third countries outside the EU+ area, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. The self-isolation period is reduced to 10 days for travellers who entered Italy after 18 April 2021. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 17 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    A new legislative decree of 22 April, provides a roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from Monday, 26 April until 31 July 2021.
    It sets out the following measures:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    o Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work, health or other urgent reasons may be out. Such persons will need to be prepared to justify their outing through a self-certification form available here. In any case, it is strongly recommended at any point of the day that persons do not leave their homes except for work, health or other urgent reasons OR to engage in physical activity or to make use of any ongoing services.
    • Domestic travel from 26 April:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Certificate. A Green certificate is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Certificate:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Certificate:
    – those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    – Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Certificates are issued by:
    – the facility that gave you your vaccine
    – the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    – the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy

    • Visiting friends and family between 1 May – 15 June:
    o In Yellow Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same region, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    o In Orange Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same city, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.

    • Schools and Universities from 26 April:

    o Secondary schools/high schools: in Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are to be guaranteed for 50-75% of the student body; in Orange and Yellow Zones, for 70-100%.
    o Universities: In Yellow and Orange Zones, teaching activities are preferably to be held in-person. In Red Zones, in-person teaching should be prioritized for first year students.

    • The following measures will be applicable to Yellow Zones:
    o Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops)
    – From 26 April, food service activities with outdoor table service are allowed both at lunch and dinner, within curfew. Foodservice activities of hotels may continue without restrictions for overnight guests.
    – From 1 June, food service activities with table service will be allowed indoors between 5:00-18:00.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls may reopen from 26 April with assigned seating at 50% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Spectator sports: From 1 June, sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Gyms, pools, and contact sports:
    – From 26 April sports activities of any type, including contact sports, are allowed exclusively outdoors
    – From 15 May outdoor swimming pools may reopen
    – From 1 June gyms may reopen
    o Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions:
    – From 15 June trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place
    – From 1 July conferences and conventions are allowed to take place
    o Spas and amusement parks may reopen from 1 July
    • The measures applicable to Orange and Red Zones in the the past continue to apply.

    Read more
    15.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government plans to lift COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travelers from some European countries, Israel, U.K. and U.S. from mid-May (Reuters, 08.05.2021). Italy travel pass will also be valid for tourists from outside EU -minister (Reuters, 05.05.2021).Italian government imposes ban on travelers from Bangladesh, India and Srilanka (Reuters, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The following measures are in effect from 29 April – 15 May 2021:
    • All travelers – Testing prior to travel to Italy: All persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy.
    • Travelers from India, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka: Persons who have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    -This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND: are Italian citizens with residency in Italy prior to 29 April 2021 OR are officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. However, these categories of persons must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 72 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days in a “COVID Hotel” or another suitable place as determined by the Civil Protection Department, and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    – Persons who are already in Italy and have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days, even if asymptomatic, must communicate their arrival to regional health authorities, take a COVID-19 test, quarantine for a period of 10 days regardless of the results, and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    • Travelers from Brazil: Persons who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy. This does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND had established residency in Italy prior to 13 February 2021. Persons in this category must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    – Officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may enter Italy, with the following conditions: must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Quarantine is not required if test results are negative.
    • Travelers from all other non-EU countries (except those in below bullet point): For persons who have been in or traveled through any non-EU countries in the last 14 days, 10 days quarantine is required, regardless of their COVID-19 test results on arrival. A negative COVID-19 test result is required at the end of quarantine. This quarantine requirement does not apply to officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions.
    • Travelers from EU countries, Israel, & the UK: All persons who have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days must quarantine for 5 days upon arrival in Italy and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.
    For more specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and below (from the European Commission):

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through EU countries (List C) during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 15 May, all travellers from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries will have to complete a 5-day quarantine.

    On day 5, a PCR test must be taken. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers. Furthermore, travellers are asked to inform the Local Health Authority as soon as they enter the Italian territory.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Italy, the following rules apply:

    Anyone (regardless of nationality) can transit by private means through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    For travellers coming from third countries outside the EU+ area, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. The self-isolation period is reduced to 10 days for travellers who entered Italy after 18 April 2021. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 10 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Sicily, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    A new legislative decree of 22 April, provides a roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from Monday, 26 April until 31 July 2021.
    It sets out the following measures:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    o Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work, health or other urgent reasons may be out. Such persons will need to be prepared to justify their outing through a self-certification form available here. In any case, it is strongly recommended at any point of the day that persons do not leave their homes except for work, health or other urgent reasons OR to engage in physical activity or to make use of any ongoing services.
    • Domestic travel from 26 April:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Certificate. A Green certificate is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Certificate:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Certificate:
    – those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    – Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Certificates are issued by:
    – the facility that gave you your vaccine
    – the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    – the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy

    • Visiting friends and family between 1 May – 15 June:
    o In Yellow Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same region, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    o In Orange Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same city, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.

    • Schools and Universities from 26 April:

    o Secondary schools/high schools: in Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are to be guaranteed for 50-75% of the student body; in Orange and Yellow Zones, for 70-100%.
    o Universities: In Yellow and Orange Zones, teaching activities are preferably to be held in-person. In Red Zones, in-person teaching should be prioritized for first year students.

    • The following measures will be applicable to Yellow Zones:
    o Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops)
    – From 26 April, food service activities with outdoor table service are allowed both at lunch and dinner, within curfew. Foodservice activities of hotels may continue without restrictions for overnight guests.
    – From 1 June, food service activities with table service will be allowed indoors between 5:00-18:00.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls may reopen from 26 April with assigned seating at 50% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Spectator sports: From 1 June, sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Gyms, pools, and contact sports:
    – From 26 April sports activities of any type, including contact sports, are allowed exclusively outdoors
    – From 15 May outdoor swimming pools may reopen
    – From 1 June gyms may reopen
    o Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions:
    – From 15 June trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place
    – From 1 July conferences and conventions are allowed to take place
    o Spas and amusement parks may reopen from 1 July
    • The measures applicable to Orange and Red Zones in the the past continue to apply.

    Read more
    12.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government plans to lift COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travelers from some European countries, Israel, U.K. and U.S. from mid-May (Reuters, 08.05.2021). Italy travel pass will also be valid for tourists from outside EU -minister (Reuters, 05.05.2021).Italian government imposes ban on travelers from Bangladesh, India and Srilanka (Reuters, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The following measures are in effect from 29 April – 15 May 2021:
    • All travelers – Testing prior to travel to Italy: All persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy.
    • Travelers from India, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka: Persons who have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy.
    -This travel ban does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND: are Italian citizens with residency in Italy prior to 29 April 2021 OR are officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. However, these categories of persons must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 72 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days in a “COVID Hotel” or another suitable place as determined by the Civil Protection Department, and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    – Persons who are already in Italy and have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days, even if asymptomatic, must communicate their arrival to regional health authorities, take a COVID-19 test, quarantine for a period of 10 days regardless of the results, and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    • Travelers from Brazil: Persons who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may not enter or transit through Italy. This does not apply to persons who have no COVID-19 symptoms AND had established residency in Italy prior to 13 February 2021. Persons in this category must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Regardless of the test results, they must then quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a second COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    – Officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions who have been in or traveled through Brazil in the previous 14 days may enter Italy, with the following conditions: must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy and an additional COVID-19 test must be taken upon arrival. Quarantine is not required if test results are negative.
    • Travelers from all other non-EU countries (except those in below bullet point): For persons who have been in or traveled through any non-EU countries in the last 14 days, 10 days quarantine is required, regardless of their COVID-19 test results on arrival. A negative COVID-19 test result is required at the end of quarantine. This quarantine requirement does not apply to officials and representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions.
    • Travelers from EU countries, Israel, & the UK: All persons who have been in or traveled through these countries in the previous 14 days must quarantine for 5 days upon arrival in Italy and take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.
    For more specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and below (from the European Commission):

    *From within the EU:

    Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    In case of stay or transit through EU countries (List C) during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries will have to complete a 5-day quarantine.

    On day 5, a PCR test must be taken. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers. Furthermore, travellers are asked to inform the Local Health Authority as soon as they enter the Italian territory.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Italy, the following rules apply:

    Anyone (regardless of nationality) can transit by private means through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    FAQs
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    *From Third Countries:

    For travellers coming from third countries outside the EU+ area, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021. People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

    Entry to Italy from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is banned except for persons either resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021 or expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health.

    Persons entering Italy who visited or transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka between 15 and 28 April 2021, even if they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, need to inform the local health authority, take a swab test (molecular or antigenic), self-isolate for a period of 10 days and take another swab test.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. The self-isolation period is reduced to 10 days for travellers who entered Italy after 18 April 2021. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri
    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    Internal Restrictions:

    **You will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home at the Red Zone. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

    +++ Italy government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 10 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Sicily, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: None.

    A new legislative decree of 22 April, provides a roadmap for reopening activities in Italy. It is in effect from Monday, 26 April until 31 July 2021.
    It sets out the following measures:
    • Measures that are always required:
    o Masks: It is mandatory to have a mask on one’s person at all times, to be worn in public both in enclosed areas and outdoors, except in cases where social distancing is continuously guaranteed. Exceptions to this requirement apply for children under the age of 6 and for persons with medical conditions incompatible with the use of a mask. Masks also do not need to be worn when engaging in physical activity or while consuming food or beverages. The use of masks is strongly recommended in one’s own residence in the presence of visitors.
    o Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    o Wash your hands frequently
    o Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work, health or other urgent reasons may be out. Such persons will need to be prepared to justify their outing through a self-certification form available here. In any case, it is strongly recommended at any point of the day that persons do not leave their homes except for work, health or other urgent reasons OR to engage in physical activity or to make use of any ongoing services.
    • Domestic travel from 26 April:
    o Travel between regions classified as Yellow or White Zones will be allowed
    o To travel between Orange and Red regions, persons will need a vaccine pass, also known as Certificazione verde or Green Certificate. A Green certificate is required for such travel for anybody over the age of 2. Persons traveling between Orange/Red regions for work, health, or other urgent reasons are exempt from this requirement and need only present a self-certification form declaring their motive for travel.
    • Certificazione verde or Green Certificate:
    o The following persons may be granted a Green Certificate:
    – those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 (valid for 6 months)
    – those who have a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or molecular) from the past 48 hours.
    – Again, infants under the age of 2 are exempt from having to undergo a COVID-19 test and thus do not need a Green Certificate to travel.
    o Green Certificates are issued by:
    – the facility that gave you your vaccine
    – the facility where you were hospitalized for COVID-19 or your GP
    – the facility that administered your COVID-19 test (including pharmacies)
    o Vaccine passes granted within the EU are also valid in Italy

    • Visiting friends and family between 1 May – 15 June:
    o In Yellow Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same region, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    o In Orange Zones, it is possible to visit one other private residence within the same city, no more than once a day. Curfew must continue to be respected. A maximum of four persons may make such journeys (regardless of whether they live together or not), plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.

    • Schools and Universities from 26 April:

    o Secondary schools/high schools: in Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are to be guaranteed for 50-75% of the student body; in Orange and Yellow Zones, for 70-100%.
    o Universities: In Yellow and Orange Zones, teaching activities are preferably to be held in-person. In Red Zones, in-person teaching should be prioritized for first year students.

    • The following measures will be applicable to Yellow Zones:
    o Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops)
    – From 26 April, food service activities with outdoor table service are allowed both at lunch and dinner, within curfew. Foodservice activities of hotels may continue without restrictions for overnight guests.
    – From 1 June, food service activities with table service will be allowed indoors between 5:00-18:00.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls may reopen from 26 April with assigned seating at 50% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Spectator sports: From 1 June, sports competitions recognized at the national level may admit audiences up to 25% of capacity. In any case, there may be a maximum of 500 spectators for indoor venues and 1000 spectators for outdoor venues.
    o Gyms, pools, and contact sports:
    – From 26 April sports activities of any type, including contact sports, are allowed exclusively outdoors
    – From 15 May outdoor swimming pools may reopen
    – From 1 June gyms may reopen
    o Conferences and trade shows/exhibitions:
    – From 15 June trade shows/exhibitions are allowed to take place
    – From 1 July conferences and conventions are allowed to take place
    o Spas and amusement parks may reopen from 1 July
    • The measures applicable to Orange and Red Zones in the the past continue to apply.

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    08.05.2021
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