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Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 20.10.2021, ITA:

ITA Airways- VAH leases two Airbus A330-200 aircraft to Italy’s new airline.

Published on 19.10.2021, ITA:

ITA Launches With 59 Routes, Seeks Alliance Entry.

Published on 19.10.2021, ITA:

ITA’s starting fleet

Published on 18.10.2021, Volotea:

Volotea expands in Sardinia after the Sardinian government issues a tender.

Published on 18.10.2021, ITA:

Alitalia successor ITA envisions SkyTeam membership.

Published on 18.10.2021, ITA:

The 'New Alitalia' Handing Out Elite Status To Virtually Everyone Free.

Published on 15.10.2021, ITA:

Alitalia SAI sells the brand to ITA for 90 million euros

Published on 15.10.2021, ITA:

ITA takes off, ending Alitalia's turbulent life.

Published on 14.10.2021, Alitalia:

Alitalia, Once a Carrier of the Jet Set, Nears Its Last Flight.

Published on 14.10.2021, ITA:

ITA reached an agreement for the temporary use of the Alitalia brand.

Published on 13.10.2021, ITA:

ITA set for take-off as Italy bids farewell to Alitalia, as strikes loom.

Published on 12.10.2021, Alitalia:

Alitalia cancels 127 flights due to transport strike in Italy.

Published on 12.10.2021, ITA:

ITA to launch operations with a logo jet with “Born in 2021”.

Published on 07.10.2021, ITA:

ITA to commence US service on 04NOV21 Rome FCO-New York JFK route.

Published on 07.10.2021, Wizz Air:

Wizz Air opens new base in Venice with two based aircraft and 16 new routes.

Published on 07.10.2021, Alitalia, ITA:

Alitalia receives no bids for brand tender offer, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) announced its intent to acquire the brand ahead of its planned 15OCT21 launch of operations.

Published on 06.10.2021, ITA:

Alitalia successor ITA needs a partnership, says deputy minister

Published on 06.10.2021, ITA:

ITA begins to sell ticket to the US, first flight on 04NOV21 (FCO-JFK, MIA, BOS, LAX; MXP-JFK).

Published on 04.10.2021, Alitalia, ITA:

Sicily: after Sardinia, the entire region also needs a substitute airline for Alitalia dropped service.

Published on 01.10.2021, ITA:

ITA picks Airbus as aircraft provider and orders A220, A320neo and A330neo.

Published on 01.10.2021, ITA:

New Italian airline launches with departures from major US cities.

Published on 30.09.2021, Ryanair:

Ryanair in Naples: another based aircraft this winter, 12 new routes.

Published on 30.09.2021, ITA:

ITA to take over Alitalia's Sardinia PSO (public service operation) routes for seven months.

Published on 29.09.2021, Alitalia:

Alitalia workers are working for free.

Published on 28.09.2021, Royal Jordanian :

Jordan's state carrier to resume direct flights to Damascus as from 03OCT21.

Published on 22.09.2021, ITA:

ITA prepared to bid For Alitalia’s brand.

Published on 22.09.2021, Alitalia:

Alitalia’s final weeks flying marked by protests, apologies.

Published on 22.09.2021, Alitalia:

Alitalia cancels flights on 23-25SEP21 because of strike.

Published on 21.09.2021, ITA, Alitalia:

ITA: no deal with unions, hirings to start with airline’s own rules.

Published on 13.09.2021, ITA, Alitalia:

EU okays ITA, orders Alitalia to repay 900 mln euros illegal aid

Published on 13.09.2021, ITA:

Italy's ITA Gets EU Nod to Take Off Without Alitalia's Debts

Published on 07.09.2021, ITA:

ITA outlines more plans for its launch of operations

Published on 23.08.2021, ITA:

New Italian carrier ITA set to launch operations in October

Published on 17.08.2021, ITA:

“New Alitalia” Set To Obtain AOC, Begin Ticket Sales

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Italy
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Austria
Passengers who have been in or transited through Austria for more than 12 hours in the past 14 days, must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular or antigen test, based on a swab. The test must have been taken at most 48 hours before arrival; and are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 5 March 2021.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State , if arriving from a country other than Brazil or United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy, if arriving from a country other than Brazil or United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea Rep., Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Thailand.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion and Mayotte).
– This does not apply to passengers traveling on business, if arriving from a country other than Brazil or United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence, if arriving from a country other than Brazil or United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to students, if arriving from a country other than Brazil or United Kingdom.

Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through any country other than Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea Rep., Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Thailand.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State.

A completed self-declaration form must be presented prior to boarding. The form can be obtained at: https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html

Passengers arriving in Calabria, Puglia or Sicily must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained for:
– Calabria at https://home.rcovid19.it/ ;
– Puglia at https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus ;
– Sicily at https://testcovid.costruiresalute.it/ .

Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Brazil
Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit if in the past 14 days they have been in or transited through Brazil.

Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days, must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular or antigen test, based on a swab. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival; and are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.

Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in United Kingdom
Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit if in the past 14 days they have been in or transited through the United Kingdom.

Passengers who have been in or transited through the United Kingdom in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular or antigen test, based on a swab. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival; and are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.

Home/self isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand
Passengers arriving from Australia, Japan, Korea Rep., New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore or Thailand are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

Home/self isolation for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Brazil
Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

Quarantine is possible for passengers who arrive from or have been in Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular or antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival, are subject to medical screening and self-isolation for 14 days.

Home/self isolation for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Austria
Passengers who have been in or transited through Austria for more than 12 hours in the past 14 days are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

Home/self isolation for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in United Kingdom
Passengers who have been in or transited through the United Kingdom in the past 14 days are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 03 December 2020

On 3rd November 2020 a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19.
The national measures introduced are valid from 5 November until 3 December and establish three ‘zones’ in Italy, based on contagion rates: Red (high risk) – Orange (intermediate risk) – Yellow (low risk). Each zone is subject to different restrictions. Red and orange regions are subject to both national and more stringent ‘regional’ restrictions, valid for a period of 15 days and subject to revisions.
Citizens must abide to a 22.00 – 5.00 night curfew (nationwide measure). Traveling to other regions or within a region is forbidden (red zone measure) unless it is for work, health or other reasons of necessity, including returning to a home residence. A self-declaration is required when leaving the house.

On 24 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. It is recommended to reduce to the minimum any movement, with public or private means of transport, in general; after 23:00, until 5:00, only movements due to urgency, work, study, health reasons are allowed and they have to be certified using a dedicated form in case of request by the public authorities. The closure to the public of urban centres at risk of gatherings after 9 p.m. may be ordered, without prejudice to the possibility of access and runoff of lawfully open shops and private homes.

On 18 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. Curfew at 9 p.m. in the nightlife areas where gatherings take place. Village festivals and fairs are forbidden, only national or international exhibitions are allowed. Within public administrations, meetings are held remotely, unless there are justified reasons. The decree recommends “strongly” that private meetings should also be held remotely.

On 13 October 2020 a new Decree was published by the national Government. As of 14 October, this new act made the use of face masks compulsory in all indoor spaces (with the only exception of private homes, where a strong recommendation is however made, to wear face-masks in presence of persons not living in the same house) and in all outdoor areas in which a complete isolation cannot be guaranteed (exemptions from this obligation are for children younger than 6 years old, patients with specific diseases, people practicing outdoor sport activities while keeping the social distance of 2m).

On 7 October 2020 the ongoing measures to contain Covid19 spreading were extended until 15 October and the declaration of national emergency conditions was extended until 31 January 2021. As of 7 October 2020, face maks are compulsory at all times, outdoor and indoor on the entire national territory.

UPDATE September 2020: on 7 September a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 October 2020. The use of face masks is compulsory in public indoor spaces, on public transport and in any situation in which the minimum distance of 1m among individuals cannot be ensured. Children under age of 6 and disabled people are exempt from this measure. The access to public parks and playgrounds is allowed, provided that the minimum distance of 1m among individuals is respected. For sports activities, the interpersonal minimum distance is 2 m. All other activities and public areas, including public beaches, are allowed provided that the regional specific guidelines are followed.

UPDATE August 2020: on 7 August a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 September 2020. The use of face masks is compulsory in public indoor spaces, on public transport and in any situation in which the minimum distance of 1m among individuals cannot be ensured. Children under age of 6 and disabled people are exempt from this measure.
The access to public parks and playgrounds is allowed, provided that the minimum distance of 1m among individuals is respected. For sports activities, the interpersonal minimum distance is 2 m.
All other activities and public areas, including public beaches, are allowed provided that the regional specific guidelines are followed.

UPDATE 3 June 2020: there are no more limitations to the movements within the Country, as long as the measures to contain the contagion are respected (e.g. wear a face-mask indoor, keep a distance of 1 m from other individuals, no mass gatherings allowed).

UPDATE 18 May 2020: movements within the same Region are now free, there is no need to justify any movement anymore within the regional boundaries.

With the National Act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020 the national movements are only partially banned since it is possible to move (only) within the boundaries of the Region (Admin level 1) for special reasons, i.e. work, health, specific needs (e.g. grocery, pharmacies,…), included (as a new element intoduced with this Act), the need of visiting relatives, as long as big gatherings are avoided, the minimum distance of 1m is assured and face-masks are weared. This Act also lift the compulsory closure of parks, villas, public gardens under the condition that big gatherings are avoided, the minimum distance of 1m is assured and face-masks are weared. Similarly, (only) individual sports/motoric activities are allowed, under the same condition of keeping a minimum distance from other people.

No recreational activities (e.g. parties, exhibitions, …) or sports events (e.g competitions) are allowed, either indoor or outdoor, nor in private or public areas. Athtlets training sessions are allowed only for those who are recognized as “national interest athlets” by the national sport authorities, to train for Olympic games and the national and international future competitions.
In all the Country the use of face-masks in compulsory in all public indoor areas, on public transportation means, in all situations (included outdoor) where the minimum distance among individuals cannot be guaranteed. Only exceptions are for kids younger than 6 years old and those affected by disabilities.

As of 5 April 2020 (until 13 April), within Lombardia region, it is forbidden to leave the house without a facial mask.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 03 December 2020

On 3rd November 2020 a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19.
The national measures introduced are valid from 5 November until 3 December and establish three ‘zones’ in Italy, based on contagion rates: Red (high risk) – Orange (intermediate risk) – Yellow (low risk). For travellers, the national Act identifies 6 different lists of countries, subject to different levels of restrictions. Additional limitations may be set for specific areas of the national territory or specific limitations in relation to origin from specific foreign states and territories. In addition, individual Regions may impose particular obligations on those coming from certain foreign states or territories. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes available a fact sheet for each country, which can be consulted at the following link: http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/documenti/FOCUS%20CORONAVIRUS.pdf

On 24 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. The new decree extended the measures adopted with the previous one until 24 November 2020.

On 13 October 2020 a new Decree was published by the national Government. As of 14 October the rules explained in this new act are valid for all travellers. Different rules are applying for different countries, depending in which of the 6 different lists of coutries the considered country is mentioned. The more strict rules are for those coutries to/from which travels are allowed only for work/health/urgency reasons or for reentering in the place of usual living. For other countries, a 14 days-long quarantene is requested, even if the individuals are asymptomatic; for others, there is an obligation of declaration in terms of countries of provenience and so on so forth.

On 7 October 2020 the ongoing measures to contain Covid19 spreading were extended until 15 October and the declaration of national emergency conditions was extended until 31 January 2021.

UPDATE September 2020: on 7 September a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 October 2020. The list of Coutries for which there are compulsory measures to be respected (e.g. compulsory quarantene for 14 days and/or compulsory testing) is specified in the Decree, according to 6 different groups of countries. In particular, it is forbidden to enter in Italy from: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bosnia Erzegovina, Brasile, Cile, Kuwait, Macedonia del Nord, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Perù, Repubblica Dominicana, Kosovo, Montenegro, Colombia. The list is susceptible to changes and updates.

UPDATE 12 August: on 12 August 2020 the Italian Ministry of Health published new urgent measures to contain and manage the current health emergency. These measures require people who have stayed or transited through Croatia, Greece, Spain or Malta in the fourteen days prior to entering Italian territory, to inform the competent local health authorities of their arrival. This Ordinance complements the provisions of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 7 August 2020. In particular, the persons concerned must either:
– present, at the time of boarding / to border control, a certificate that states that a swab test has been done within 72 hours before entry in Italy, and that said test has resulted negative;
– or to have a swab test done upon arrival at the airport, port or national border. Should this be impossible, they must do said test within 48 hours upon arrival in Italy, at the local health institution. While waiting for the test result, these people must self-isolate at home.
– as of 13 August, movements to and from the following States are also prohibited: Colombia

UPDATE August:
– Movements to and from States and territories NOT mentioned in the following list are prohibited: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Bulgaria, Romania, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
– as of 9 July, movements to and from the following States are also prohibited: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic
– as of 16 July, movements to and from the following States are also prohibited: Kosovo, Montengero and Serbia
Exemptions are foreseen for special reasons (e.g. urgency, working/health/study reasons) and special profiles (e.g. diplomats).

UPDATE July:
– until October 15, it is forbidden to enter Italy for those who, in the previous 14 days, have stayed or transited through one of the following countries: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia (for Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia the ban applies from July 16, for all other countries on the list the ban applies from July 9).
– as of 1st of July, free travel to and from EU Member States, Schengen area, UK, Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican. Those who enter from these countries will no longer have to justify the reasons for the trip and will not be subject to the obligation of fiduciary isolation for 14 days prior to entry into Italy (unless they have stayed in a country other than these in the 14 days prior to entry into Italy).
– From 1 July, travel to Italy by residents of the following countries is also freely permitted (unless they come from countries from which entry into Italy is temporarily prohibited): Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. In these cases, it is no longer necessary to justify the reasons for the trip.

UPDATE 3 June 2020: citizens from the Schengen area and from the UK can access the country without quarantene obligation.

National act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020: whoever enters the country out of necessity (e.g. work, health reasons), even if asintomatic, is obliged to communicate their arrival at the local health station and to stay isolated in thier residence for 14 days. This is not applicable to: personnel of the public transport operator; health operators coming to the country to exercise their profession; cross-border workers. Specific exceptions are also made for short-term transit/staying in the coutry (up to 72 hours).
Anyone entering the country is obliged to give the public transport operator a statement of the reasons for the journey (which must be out of necessity, e.g. work, health reasons), the place of residence in the country where the quarantine will be spent and the private means of transport to reach it, the telephone number to which you can be reached during the quarantine period.
The public transport operators collect the statements, check the temperature of passengers and allow them to access to the public transportation service only if everything is in order. They also organize the service so as to guarantee distances (1m) among individuals and use of face-masks by the personnel and passengers.

Reference acts: DPCM of 10 April 2020; Ministry of Transport Act of 28 March 2020.

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Flight Restrictions

published 30.10.2020

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Croatia, France (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Corsica, Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France, New Aquitaine, Occitania, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur regions), Greece, Malta, Spain
Passengers arriving in Sicily from Croatia, France (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Corsica, Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France, New Aquitaine, Occitania, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur regions), Greece, Malta or Spain are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test on arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Belgium, Czechia, France, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom
Passengers who in the past 14 days have been to or transited through Belgium, Czechia, France, Netherlands, Spain or the United Kingdom and who arrive without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular or antigenic test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival, are subject to taking the test upon arrival or within 48 hours from arrival.

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 24 November 2020.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom or Uruguay.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals and of residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) arriving from any country other than Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama or Peru in the past 14 days.
– This does not apply to family members of British nationals and of residents of the United Kingdom arriving from any country other than Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama or Peru.
– This does not apply to passenger with proof of being partners of residents of Italy, arriving from any country other than Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama or Peru.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling on business.
– This does not apply to passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence.
– This does not apply to students.

Passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom or Uruguay are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama or Peru.

Family members of nationals and of residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama or Peru.

Family members of British nationals and of residents of the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama or Peru.

Passenger with proof of being partners of residents of Italy are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama or Peru.

Passengers must present a completed self-declaration form before boarding. The form can be obtained at: esteri.it

Passengers arriving in Sardinia must present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival. The form can be obtained at sus.regione.sardegna.it.

Passengers arriving in Calabria must present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival. The form can be obtained at home.rcovid19.it.

Passengers arriving in Puglia must present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival. The form can be obtained at regione.puglia.it.

Passengers arriving in Sicily must present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival. The form can be obtained at lasicilia.it.

Flights from/to Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Peru, Serbia are suspended

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-subject to category.

Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements: 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 5-day self-isolation.
If you test positive for COVID-19 you may have to enter a quarantine hotel. This may or may not be funded by the Italian government, depending on facilities available.
*Travelers from EU/ Schengen countries and Israel (List C countries). 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).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 digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) • 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.
As of 31 August until 25 October the following measures are applied:
Travelers from List D countries or traveled through List D countries in the previous 14 days must present a Passenger Locator Form in digital or print format upon boarding.
• 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. Otherwise, travellers from Canada, Japan or the United States may still enter Italy Italy but they must: self-isolate for five (5) days, activating local health surveillance procedures by informing Local Health Authorities, and
get tested again, upon completing the prescribed self-isolation.
• 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.
If you are leaving from a Country included in List E, or you have visited (or transited in) a Country of List E in the 14 days prior to your trip to Italy, you must fill out a
digital Passenger Locator Form, dPLF, (or, in case of lack of necessary technology, a self-declaration). Furthermore, you are required to: take a molecular or antigenic test carried out by means of a swab, in the 72 hoursefore you arrive, with negative result; inform your local Health Authority; self-isolate for ten (10) days; take another molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab, at the end of the 10-day self-isolation. Bear in mind that airport transit is allowed, provided that you do not exit designated areas within the airport.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
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.
Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements: 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.
Holders of EUDCC can enter Italy without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine). All travellers from EU 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.
*Travelers from EU/ Schengen countries and Israel (List C countries). 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). 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 digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) 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.
If you are leaving from a Country included in List E, or you have visited (or transited in) a Country of List E in the 14 days prior to your trip to Italy, you must fill out a
digital Passenger Locator Form, dPLF, (or, in case of lack of necessary technology, a self-declaration). Furthermore, you are required to: take a molecular or antigenic test carried out by means of a swab, in the 72 hoursefore you arrive, with negative result; inform your local Health Authority; self-isolate for ten (10) days; take another molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab, at the end of the 10-day self-isolation. Bear in mind that airport transit is allowed, provided that you do not exit designated areas within the airport.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-20
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 87564480
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 134201
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 145.05
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 2223

THIS COUNTRY IS READY TO CONNECT TO THE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE GATEWAY
Proof of vaccination:
Validity: at least 14 days after the end of the prescribed vaccination cycle (after the second dose, or a single dose for the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine).
Accepted vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen.

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 03 December 2020

On 3rd November 2020 a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19.
The national measures introduced are valid from 5 November until 3 December and establish three ‘zones’ in Italy, based on contagion rates: Red (high risk) – Orange (intermediate risk) – Yellow (low risk). Non-essential shops are closed in areas with highest contagion rates; as are bars and restaurants albeit with the possibility of offering a take-away service until 22.00 or a delivery service.

On 24 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. The new rules adopted at national level foresee the following:
– Obligation for all premises open to the public and for businesses to display a sign at the entrance with the maximum number of people admitted at the same time, on the basis of current protocols and guidelines.
– Bar, restaurants, ice-cream and pastry shops are open only from 5:00 until 18:00; home delivery in compliance with health and hygiene regulations and take-away until 24:00 is permitted; these rules do not apply to service areas and refuelling exercises of motorways, hospitals and airports, which are always oblged to enforce the interpersonal distance of 1 metre.
– Suspended all performances open to the public in theatres, concert halls, cinemas and other spaces, also outdoors.
– The activities of gyms, swimming pools, wellness and spa centres were suspended, with the exception of those that fall within the essential levels of care. Basic sports activities and motor activities in public and private clubs are permitted in compliance with the spacing rules.
– The activities that take place in dance halls, discos and similar premises also in the open air remain suspended, even in the case of civil and religious celebrations.
– Activities of amusement arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls and casino remain suspended.

On 18 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. The new decree foresees that the activities of catering services – bars, pubs, restaurants, ice-cream and pastry shops – are allowed from 5 a.m. until midnight with consumption at the table, and with a maximum of six people per table, and until 6 p.m. without consumption at the table. The restaurant must display a sign at the entrance of the restaurant with the maximum number of people admitted at the same time.

On 13 October 2020 a new Decree was published by the national Government, with new rules valid as of 14 October until 13 November 2020. Catering activities (e.g. restaurants, pubs/bars, ice-cream/pastry shops,…) are open only until 24:00 for customers sitting at the tables and only until 21:00 for standing customers. All retails shops are obliged to guarantee the social distance of 1 m among customers. Activities that take place in dance halls, discos and clubs are suspended, outdoors or indoors.

On 7 October 2020 the ongoing measures to contain Covid19 spreading were extended until 15 October and the declaration of national emergency conditions was extended until 31 January 2021.

UPDATE September: on 7 September a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 October 2020.

UPDATE August: on 7 August a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 September 2020. All activities are open and allowed, as long as the contagion containment measures are respected, such as wearing face masks in indoor public places/public transport and in any other situation in which the minimum distance of 1m cannot among individuals be respected.
As of 1st September, minor sports events can take place in the presence of public: maximum 1000 spectators for outdoor events and 200 spectators for indoor ones. Public demonstrations are allowed as long as they are static. Teather shows, music concerts, cinemas, …are allowed to perform their activities as provided that the thresholds of max 1000 people and 200 people are respected for, respectively, outdoor and indoor events. Discos, dancing rooms and similar places, both indoor and outdoor, remain closed. As of 1st September, congresses and fairs may take place, with appropriate contagion precautions. Religious gatherings are disciplined by specific guidelines attached to the national Decree of the 7 of August 2020. Cultural places, such as museums, can operate respecting the contagion prevention measures. Cruises can start again as of 15 August, respecting dedicated guidelines for contagion control.

UPDATE June: from June 15 summer centers for children, games rooms, betting rooms, bingo halls, as well as SPAs, cultural and social centers opened again. Performances open to the public, theaters, concert halls, cinemas and other spaces are also resumed but with some cautions/precautions. All activities that take place in dance halls, discos, and similar venues -both outdoors and indoors- are still suspended.

UPDATE 18 May 2020: as of 18 May all shops can open again, provided that they respect the social distancing measures foreseen. Museums can open again, religious rituals are allowed and also static public demonstrations. In all cases, specific social distancing measures are to be respected (e.g. minimum 1 m distance among individuals). As of the 20th of May, driving tests for driving licences will start again. Gym, training centres, SPAs will stay closed until 25 May 2020, when they may be opened again, provided that the epidemiological situation will not become worst. Social and cultural meeting centres are still closed.

With national act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020, the following is decided:
– all services in the sector of banking, financial, insurance and agricultural, animal husbandry, agri-food processing and related services and supply chains remain open
– newsstands, tobacconists, pharmacies, parapharmacies remain open
– all retail business activities continue to be compulsorily closed with the only exception of those selling groceries and essentials (a specific list is available in annex 1 of the national act)
– all street markets are forbidden with the expection of those selling food
– all restaurants, cafes, ice-cream shops, confectioneries remain closed with exception of cafeterias and caterings within working places; home delivery catering continue to be allowed
– all activities that provide services to the person (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, beauticians) remain closed (expections are listed in a dedicated annex)
– all training centres, swimming pools, thermal centres, SPAs continue to be compulsorily closed
– all cultural centres, social centres and leisure centres continue to be compulsorily closed
– public transportation means services are regulated by the Regional Authorities so as to guarantee the minimum risk of contagion
– all industrial and commercial PRODUCTION activities continue to be suspended (since 21 March 2020) with the exception of those considered essential and providing public utility services. Those suspended may continue in agile mode.
– Semi-residential centres for people with disabilities can be reopened according to specific territorial plans of the Regions.

Act “DPCM 10 April 2020”: as of 14 April 2020 some shops, which were closed until now, will be allowed to open again (bookstores, stationers and baby and children’s clothing stores). Forestry activities, the wood industry and computer production are also allowed to restart thier activities. However, some Italian regions decided not to implement this new opening permissions.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 03 December 2020

On 3rd November 2020 a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19.
The national measures introduced are valid from 5 November until 3 December and establish three ‘zones’ in Italy, based on contagion rates: Red (high risk) – Orange (intermediate risk) – Yellow (low risk). For red regions, sport events and activities are suspended and only non-contact individual exercising is permitted in the vicinity of the home residence. Museums, theatres and exhibitions are closed and public transport can operate at a 50% seat capacity per vehicle.

On 24 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. The new rules adopted at national level foresee the following:
– The sporting events and competitions of any order or discipline, carried out in public places, are suspended with the exception of those of competitive athletes of individual sports or of team, recognized by the CONI and CIP, inside systems used with closed doors, in compliance with the protocols issued by the respective Sports Federations.
– The performance of contact sports is forbidden, without prejudice to the recognised competitions of national interest.
– Suspended amateur sports activities of base, schools and training activities of start-up related to contact sports, as well as all races,
competitions and activities related to contact sports having character recreational/amateur.
– Festivals, fairs and exhibitions and similar are prohibited.
– Conferences, congresses are suspended, with the exception of those that take place at a distance. Modality strongly recommended also for private meeting.
– Competition procedures suspended, public and private, with the exception of cases in which the evaluation of candidates exclusively occurs on a curricular and/or telematic basis. Excluded from the suspension are those for the health care staff and for that of the civil protection.

On 18 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. The decree provides that contact sports may only be carried out for individual and team sports recognised as being of national or regional interest. Basic amateur sports, schools and introductory training activities related to contact sports are allowed only in individual form and there is no green light for competitions and competitions. All competitions, contests and activities related to contact sports of a recreational-amateur nature are suspended. Gyms and swimming pools were given a week to comply with safety protocols. Then decisions will be made on closures for those who do not comply with the protocols. Within public administrations, meetings are held remotely, unless there are justified reasons. The decree recommends “strongly” that private meetings should also be held remotely.

On 13 October 2020 a new Decree was published by the national Government, with new rules valid as of 14 October until 13 November 2020. Only static public demonstrations are allowed, provided that the social distance of 1 m among individuals is respected. Cinemas, theaters, concert halls can operate only if they pre-assign distanced seats and with maximum number of people equal to 200 for indoor events and 1000 for outdoor ones. All gathering and parties are not allowed, indoor and outdoor. Only exceptions are for civil and religious ceremonies, with a maximum number of participants of 30 people. All contact sports for amateurs are suspended, only contact sports activities organized by sport clubs and/or for professionels are allowed. Public for football competitions in the stadiums is allowed up to 15% capacity of the facility and, in any case, never gathering more than 1000 spectators outdoor and 200 indoor (while respecting the social distance of 1 m and measuring the temperature at the entrance).

On 7 October 2020 the ongoing measures to contain Covid19 spreading were extended until 15 October and the declaration of national emergency conditions was extended until 31 January 2021.

UPDATE September: on 7 September a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 October 2020.

UPDATE August: on 7 August a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 September 2020. All activities are open and allowed, as long as the contagion containment measures are respected, such as wearing face masks in indoor public places/public transport and in any other situation in which the minimum distance of 1m cannot among individuals be respected.
As of 1st September, minor sports events can take place in the presence of public: maximum 1000 spectators for outdoor events and 200 spectators for indoor ones. Public demonstrations are allowed as long as they are static. Teather shows, music concerts, cinemas, …are allowed to perform their activities as provided that the thresholds of max 1000 people and 200 people are respected for, respectively, outdoor and indoor events. Discos, dancing rooms and similar places, both indoor and outdoor, remain closed. As of 1st September, congresses and fairs may take place, with appropriate contagion precautions. Religious gatherings are disciplined by specific guidelines attached to the national Decree of the 7 of August 2020. Cultural places, such as museums, can operate respecting the contagion prevention measures.

UPDATE June: as of 15 June performances open to the public, theaters, concert halls, cinemas and other spaces -also outdoors- are resumed but with some cautions/precautions. All activities that take place in dance halls, discotheques and similar places both outdoors and indoors remain suspended. From 12 June, sporting events and competitions resumed, behind closed doors or outdoor, without the presence of the public in compliance with the safety protocols issued by the respective sports federations. As of 25 June 2020, contact sports may also take place in the Regions and Autonomous Provinces which, in agreement with the Ministry of Health and the delegated government authority for sport, have previously verified the compatibility of the above activities with the epidemiological situation in their respective territories.

UPDATE 18 May 2020: as of 18 May museums can open again, religious rituals are allowed and also static public demonstrations. In all cases, specific social distancing measures are to be respected (e.g. minimum 1 m distance among individuals). As of the 15 of June, cinemas and theaters can open again, provided that they respect precise rules (e.g. pre-assigned and spaced seats respecting the interpersonal distance of at least one meter for both staff and spectators).

With the national Act (DPCM) of 26 April 2020, all events and shows which forsee a public (e.g. cinemas, theaters, pubs, dancing schools, discos…)are still banned, included private partyies in private areas. No recreational activities (e.g. parties, exhibitions, …) or sports events (e.g competitions) are allowed, either indoor or outdoor, nor in private or public areas. Athtlets training sessions are allowed only for those who are recognized as “national interest athlets” by the national sport authorities, to train for Olympic games and the national and international future competitions.
Opening of religious places of worship (e.g. churces) are allowed only if minimum distance among individuals is ensured and facial-maks are weared. No religious ceremonies are allowed, with the only exception of funerals, which can be celebrated with a maximum of 15 participants and outdoor whenever possible. All cultural places (e.g. museums) are still compulsory closed.
The access of visitors/escorts to long-term care facilities, hospitals, emergency rooms, elderly people’s residences or residences for those who are not self-sufficient is restricted in accordance with the provisions of the facility in question, aimed at minimising contagion from Covid-19. Analogous situation is adopted for limiting the access of visitors to penitentiaries.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 03 December 2020

On 3rd November 2020 a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19.
The national measures introduced are valid from 5 November until 3 December and establish three ‘zones’ in Italy, based on contagion rates: Red (high risk) – Orange (intermediate risk) – Yellow (low risk). Each zone is subject to different restrictions. Red and orange regions are subject to both national and more stringent ‘regional’ restrictions, valid for a period of 15 days and subject to revisions. In the red regions schooling will be online with the exception of pre-school, primary and 1st year secondary.

On 24 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. For schools, the foreseen measures are regarding the secondary schools, where an increase in digital didactics up to 75% is decided for the entire national territory. It is possible to modulate pupils’ entry and exit times.

On 18 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. For schools, the foreseen measures are regarding the secondary schools, where flexible forms in the organization of didactics are recommended: increase in digital didactics, push to the afternoon shifts and entrance from 9 am.

On 13 October 2020 a new Decree was published by the national Government. As of 14 October, this new act made the use of face masks compulsory in all indoor spaces (with the only exception of private homes, where a strong recommendation is however made, to wear face-masks in presence of persons not living in the same house) and in all outdoor areas in which a complete isolation cannot be guaranteed. The activities outside the education premises have been suspended.

On 7 October 2020 the ongoing measures to contain Covid19 spreading were extended until 15 October and the declaration of national emergency conditions was extended until 31 January 2021.

On 7 September a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 October 2020. Education activities started in presence at the beginning of the school year 2020/2021, according to the various education level’s calendars. In most cases education started on 14 September, with a delayed start date in some areas (e.g. on 24 September). Specific contagion containment measures are to be ensured in all education facilities.

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Other: partially closed/partially cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 November 2020 to 03 December 2020

On 3rd November 2020 a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19.
The national measures introduced are valid from 5 November until 3 December and establish three ‘zones’ in Italy, based on contagion rates: Red (high risk) – Orange (intermediate risk) – Yellow (low risk).

On 24 October a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19.

On 18 October 2020 a new Decree introduced further measures to contain the ongoing second wave of infection by Covid 19. The measures there decided are valid from 19 October until 13 November 2020.

On 13 October 2020 a new Decree was published by the national Government, with new rules valid as of 14 October until 13 November 2020.

On 7 October 2020 the ongoing measures to contain Covid19 spreading were extended until 15 October and the declaration of national emergency conditions was extended until 31 January 2021.

The national emergency status has been extended until 15 October 2020.
On 7 September a new Decree of the President of Council of Ministers was issued, which extended the ongoing contagion containment measures until 7 October 2020.

LAW DECREE 25 March 2020, n. 19: this new law opened the possibility, for the Italian regions, to adopt at their level further and more strict restrictive measures, if needed in their own territory, in addition to the ones valid at national level. This will be decided on the basis of the epidemiolgical developments at their level. This is valid as from March 26, 2020 until (for the time being) July 31, 2020 (deadline of the current “Declaration of emergency status at national level”).

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Full Restrictions

  • 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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Read more
    08.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italy travel pass will also be valid for tourists from outside EU -minister (Reuters, 05.05.2021). Italian authorities extend for 15 days COVID-19 restrictions already in place on travelers from other European countries; ban on people coming from Sri Lanka also imposed (Reuters, 29.04.2021). Italian government imposes ban on travelers from Bangladesh (Reuters, 28.04.2021). Italian government bars foreign travelers who have been in India in past 14 days (Reuters, 25.04.2021).

    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, 3 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Valle d’Aosta

    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
    05.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian authorities extend for 15 days COVID-19 restrictions already in place on travelers from other European countries; ban on people coming from Sri Lanka also imposed (Reuters, 29.04.2021). Italian government imposes ban on travelers from Bangladesh (Reuters, 28.04.2021). Italian government bars foreign travelers who have been in India in past 14 days (Reuters, 25.04.2021).

    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.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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, 3 May 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Valle d’Aosta

    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
    02.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian authorities extend for 15 days COVID-19 restrictions already in place on travelers from other European countries; ban on people coming from Sri Lanka also imposed (Reuters, 29.04.2021). Italian government imposes ban on travelers from Bangladesh (Reuters, 28.04.2021). Italian government bars foreign travelers who have been in India in past 14 days (Reuters, 25.04.2021). Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local – Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021).

    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.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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, 26 April 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily, Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Sardinia

    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
    01.05.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government imposes ban on travelers from Bangladesh (Reuters, 28.04.2021). Italian government bars foreign travelers who have been in India in past 14 days (Reuters, 25.04.2021). Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local – Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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

    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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, 26 April 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily, Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Sardinia

    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
    29.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Airport workers plan 24-hour strike on 15 May; buses and trams workers to strike on 12 May and 1 June (Media Reports, 26.04.2021). Italian government bars foreign travelers who have been in India in past 14 days (Reuters, 25.04.2021). Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local – Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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

    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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, 26 April 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily, Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Sardinia

    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
    28.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government bars foreign travelers who have been in India in past 14 days (Reuters, 25.04.2021). Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local – Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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

    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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, 26 April 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily, Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Sardinia

    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
    27.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government bars foreign travelers who have been in India in past 14 days (Reuters, 25.04.2021). Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local – Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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

    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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, 26 April 2021.

    • Yellow regions: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily, Valle d’Aosta.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Sardinia

    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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    26.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local – Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or other urgent reasons. The exceptions to this requirement are Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 14 days quarantine is required for any non-EU/non-Schengen country. Testing is required for ALL persons entering Italy. Exceptions apply for personnel of diplomatic missions or international organizations.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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

    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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 has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 19 April 2021. The zones are as follows:
    ·*White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: No regions at present time.
    *Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: There will be NO YELLOW ZONES UNTIL 30 APRIL
    *Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Puglia, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta.
    The Italian Government EXTENDS the provisions of the 2 March 2021 decree and is in effect from 7-30 April 2021. Modifications are as follows:
    • There will be no Yellow Zones. Orange Zone measures will apply in all Yellow Zones.
    • Red Zone measures will apply to any region or autonomous province with more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week.
    o The presidents of regions or autonomous provinces may choose to apply Red Zone measures in: -Provinces where there are more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week; -Areas in which the spread of COVID-19 strains results in a high risk of transmissibility or causes severe illness
    • 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 two persons may make such journeys, plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    • Schools: o Throughout the entire country, nurseries, primary schools, and the first year of middle school (scuole medie)will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    o In Red Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must suspend in-person teaching activities and exclusively operate through distance learning arrangements.
    o In Yellow/Orange Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all medical and health care professionals working in health care, social, and welfare facilities (whether public or private), pharmacies, or in professional offices. Only in the event of confirmed danger to health, in relation to specific documented clinical conditions, attested by their general practitioner, can such persons be exempted from mandatory vaccination.
    Measures applicable in the entire country:
    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.
    • Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    • The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures, which continue to be priorities.
    • Self-isolation continues to be mandatory for persons exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory infection with a fever (above 37.5 degrees); such individuals must remain at home and contact their doctor.
    • Contact tracing: The app, Immuni, must be used by health authorities for contact tracing.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    Measures applicable in different color zones:
    • Yellow zones: see Orange Zone restrictions.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below measures in place (applicable Yellow Zone measures have been appropriately integrated):
    • Nobody is allowed in or out of the region, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons; for school attendance as allowed by the present decree; or to return to one’s legal residence. Passing through orange zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Likewise, leaving one’s municipality is not allowed, except for the above stated reasons. However, for persons in towns with less than 5000 inhabitants, travel is allowed within a 30km radius, but not to provincial capitals.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • 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.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected.
    • Streets or squares in urban centers prone to the formation of crowds may be closed all or part of the day, though allowing access to legitimate commercial activities and private residences.
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Religious ceremonies and places of worship: Access to places of worship is allowed so long as social distancing of at least 1 meter is guaranteed.
    • Conferences and other events may only take place through remote modalities; it is strongly recommended that private meetings only take place remotely.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, social centers: are closed, whether indoors or outdoors.
    • Parties: are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies.
    • Festivals, exhibitions, and similar events are prohibited.
    • Outdoor exercise: is allowed and may be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are prohibited.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas are closed. Sports activities may continue to be carried out in outdoors sports centers and clubs as long as social distancing requirements are respected and the use of their locker rooms/changing rooms is prohibited.
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility).
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.
    • Services to individuals may continue to be allowed as long as safety protocols are followed and only if regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    • Shopping centers, malls, business centers, and markets are closed on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, dry-cleaners, laundromats, newsstands, bookshops, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs or plants inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • All movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. Passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Outdoor exercise: may be carried out on an individual basis in the vicinity of one’s home, respecting an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter. Persons not engaging in sports activities must wear a mask. All sports centers and clubs are closed.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Commercial activities are suspended with the exception of essential services, including: businesses selling foodstuffs, places selling computers or telecommunications equipment, gas stations, hardware stores, places selling toiletries, bookstores, sports equipment stores, baby clothes stores, pet supply stores, newsstands, tobacco shops, and pharmacies.
    • Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    • Remote working is required where possible; employers must limit presence of personnel, guaranteeing that exclusively activities that cannot be delayed are handled in-person.

    Read more
    22.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government will introduce new COVID-19 pass for travel in high-risk zones as some restrictions will be eased from 26 April (The Local – Italy, 20.04.2021). Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides International travel restrictions have been slightly updated in terms of country lists:
    There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or other urgent reasons. The exceptions to this requirement are Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 14 days quarantine is required for any non-EU/non-Schengen country. Testing is required for ALL persons entering Italy. Exceptions apply for personnel of diplomatic missions or international organizations.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for a coronavirus test are in place.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for quarantine are in place.

     

    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

     

    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

    *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

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    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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle.

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    Specific rules for travel from the UK are available at salute.gov.it

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    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 has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 19 April 2021. The zones are as follows:
    ·*White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: No regions at present time.
    *Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: There will be NO YELLOW ZONES UNTIL 30 APRIL
    *Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Puglia, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta.
    The Italian Government EXTENDS the provisions of the 2 March 2021 decree and is in effect from 7-30 April 2021. Modifications are as follows:
    • There will be no Yellow Zones. Orange Zone measures will apply in all Yellow Zones.
    • Red Zone measures will apply to any region or autonomous province with more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week.
    o The presidents of regions or autonomous provinces may choose to apply Red Zone measures in: -Provinces where there are more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week; -Areas in which the spread of COVID-19 strains results in a high risk of transmissibility or causes severe illness
    • 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 two persons may make such journeys, plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    • Schools: o Throughout the entire country, nurseries, primary schools, and the first year of middle school (scuole medie)will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    o In Red Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must suspend in-person teaching activities and exclusively operate through distance learning arrangements.
    o In Yellow/Orange Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all medical and health care professionals working in health care, social, and welfare facilities (whether public or private), pharmacies, or in professional offices. Only in the event of confirmed danger to health, in relation to specific documented clinical conditions, attested by their general practitioner, can such persons be exempted from mandatory vaccination.
    Measures applicable in the entire country:
    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.
    • Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    • The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures, which continue to be priorities.
    • Self-isolation continues to be mandatory for persons exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory infection with a fever (above 37.5 degrees); such individuals must remain at home and contact their doctor.
    • Contact tracing: The app, Immuni, must be used by health authorities for contact tracing.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    Measures applicable in different color zones:
    • Yellow zones: see Orange Zone restrictions.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below measures in place (applicable Yellow Zone measures have been appropriately integrated):
    • Nobody is allowed in or out of the region, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons; for school attendance as allowed by the present decree; or to return to one’s legal residence. Passing through orange zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Likewise, leaving one’s municipality is not allowed, except for the above stated reasons. However, for persons in towns with less than 5000 inhabitants, travel is allowed within a 30km radius, but not to provincial capitals.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • 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.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected.
    • Streets or squares in urban centers prone to the formation of crowds may be closed all or part of the day, though allowing access to legitimate commercial activities and private residences.
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Religious ceremonies and places of worship: Access to places of worship is allowed so long as social distancing of at least 1 meter is guaranteed.
    • Conferences and other events may only take place through remote modalities; it is strongly recommended that private meetings only take place remotely.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, social centers: are closed, whether indoors or outdoors.
    • Parties: are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies.
    • Festivals, exhibitions, and similar events are prohibited.
    • Outdoor exercise: is allowed and may be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are prohibited.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas are closed. Sports activities may continue to be carried out in outdoors sports centers and clubs as long as social distancing requirements are respected and the use of their locker rooms/changing rooms is prohibited.
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility).
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.
    • Services to individuals may continue to be allowed as long as safety protocols are followed and only if regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    • Shopping centers, malls, business centers, and markets are closed on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, dry-cleaners, laundromats, newsstands, bookshops, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs or plants inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • All movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. Passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Outdoor exercise: may be carried out on an individual basis in the vicinity of one’s home, respecting an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter. Persons not engaging in sports activities must wear a mask. All sports centers and clubs are closed.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Commercial activities are suspended with the exception of essential services, including: businesses selling foodstuffs, places selling computers or telecommunications equipment, gas stations, hardware stores, places selling toiletries, bookstores, sports equipment stores, baby clothes stores, pet supply stores, newsstands, tobacco shops, and pharmacies.
    • Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    • Remote working is required where possible; employers must limit presence of personnel, guaranteeing that exclusively activities that cannot be delayed are handled in-person.

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    21.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). Italian government reduces quarantine for travelers from Austria, Israel and U.K. (The Local – Austria, 05.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron’s, 30.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides International travel restrictions have been slightly updated in terms of country lists:
    There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or other urgent reasons. The exceptions to this requirement are Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 14 days quarantine is required for any non-EU/non-Schengen country. Testing is required for ALL persons entering Italy. Exceptions apply for personnel of diplomatic missions or international organizations.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and below:

    *From within the EU:

    Ireland is implementing the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    You will be asked to show evidence of this negative or ‘not detected’ result before boarding the airplane or ferry from the country you are travelling from, and will be denied boarding if you cannot produce such evidence. Once you arrive in Ireland, you have to provide this evidence to Irish immigration officers.

    You should retain the written confirmation of your test result for at least 14 days.

    In case of lack of a negative or ‘not detected’ RT-PCR test or a valid exemption, you can be fined up to €2,500 or get a prison sentence of up to 6 months. You will also be required to take a RT-PCR test after arrival at your own expense.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All passengers arriving into Ireland from designated States are required to pre-book accommodation in a designated quarantine facility, and to pre-pay for their stay.

    If you come into Ireland from any country deemed ‘high risk’, or If you come to Ireland without a negative or ‘not detected’ PCR test, you must complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a hotel.

    If you come to Ireland from any country not deemed ‘high risk’, you must quarantine at home provided you have a negative or ‘not detected’ PCR test.

    If you are not arriving from high-risk countries, you may also shorten your quarantine period by taking a RT-PCR test no less than 5 days after your arrival. If you receive written confirmation that the result of this test is negative or ‘not detected’, your period of quarantine can end.

    If you do not fulfil the legal requirement for mandatory quarantine you are committing an offence, and can be fined up to €2,500 or get a prison sentence of up to 6 months, or both.

     

    Passenger Locator Form

    All travellers coming into Ireland must complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

     

    Find out more:
    gov.ie – Travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *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.

    Passengers who are travelling immediately onwards to Northern Ireland should indicate this and will only be required to fill out a portion of the online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.

    *From Third Countries:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passenger arrivals from ALL countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    You will be asked to show evidence of this negative or ‘not detected’ result before boarding the airplane or ferry from the country you are travelling from, and will be denied boarding if you cannot produce such evidence. Once you arrive in Ireland, you have to provide this evidence to Irish immigration officers.

    You should retain the written confirmation of your test result for at least 14 days.

    In case of lack of a negative or ‘not detected’ RT-PCR test or a valid exemption, you can be fined up to €2,500 or get a prison sentence of up to 6 months. You will also be required to take a RT-PCR test after arrival at your own expense.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All passengers arriving into Ireland from designated States after 4 am on the morning of Friday, 26 March are now required to pre-book accommodation in a designated quarantine facility, and to pre-pay for their stay.

    If you come into Ireland from any country deemed ‘high risk’, or If you come to Ireland without a negative or ‘not detected’ PCR test, you must complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a hotel.

    If you come to Ireland from any country not deemed ‘high risk’, you must quarantine at home provided you have a negative or ‘not detected’ PCR test. If you are not arriving from high-risk countries, you may shorten your quarantine period by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 5 days after your arrival. If you receive written confirmation that the result of this test is negative or ‘not detected’, your period of quarantine can end.

    If you do not fulfil the legal requirement for mandatory quarantine you are committing an offence, and can be fined up to €2,500 or get a prison sentence of up to 6 months, or both.

     

    Passenger Locator Form

    All travellers coming into Ireland must complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

     

    Find out more:
    gov.ie – Travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic

    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 has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 19 April 2021. The zones are as follows:
    ·*White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: No regions at present time.
    *Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: There will be NO YELLOW ZONES UNTIL 30 APRIL
    *Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Puglia, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta.
    The Italian Government EXTENDS the provisions of the 2 March 2021 decree and is in effect from 7-30 April 2021. Modifications are as follows:
    • There will be no Yellow Zones. Orange Zone measures will apply in all Yellow Zones.
    • Red Zone measures will apply to any region or autonomous province with more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week.
    o The presidents of regions or autonomous provinces may choose to apply Red Zone measures in: -Provinces where there are more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week; -Areas in which the spread of COVID-19 strains results in a high risk of transmissibility or causes severe illness
    • 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 two persons may make such journeys, plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    • Schools: o Throughout the entire country, nurseries, primary schools, and the first year of middle school (scuole medie)will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    o In Red Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must suspend in-person teaching activities and exclusively operate through distance learning arrangements.
    o In Yellow/Orange Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all medical and health care professionals working in health care, social, and welfare facilities (whether public or private), pharmacies, or in professional offices. Only in the event of confirmed danger to health, in relation to specific documented clinical conditions, attested by their general practitioner, can such persons be exempted from mandatory vaccination.
    Measures applicable in the entire country:
    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.
    • Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    • The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures, which continue to be priorities.
    • Self-isolation continues to be mandatory for persons exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory infection with a fever (above 37.5 degrees); such individuals must remain at home and contact their doctor.
    • Contact tracing: The app, Immuni, must be used by health authorities for contact tracing.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    Measures applicable in different color zones:
    • Yellow zones: see Orange Zone restrictions.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below measures in place (applicable Yellow Zone measures have been appropriately integrated):
    • Nobody is allowed in or out of the region, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons; for school attendance as allowed by the present decree; or to return to one’s legal residence. Passing through orange zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Likewise, leaving one’s municipality is not allowed, except for the above stated reasons. However, for persons in towns with less than 5000 inhabitants, travel is allowed within a 30km radius, but not to provincial capitals.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • 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.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected.
    • Streets or squares in urban centers prone to the formation of crowds may be closed all or part of the day, though allowing access to legitimate commercial activities and private residences.
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Religious ceremonies and places of worship: Access to places of worship is allowed so long as social distancing of at least 1 meter is guaranteed.
    • Conferences and other events may only take place through remote modalities; it is strongly recommended that private meetings only take place remotely.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, social centers: are closed, whether indoors or outdoors.
    • Parties: are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies.
    • Festivals, exhibitions, and similar events are prohibited.
    • Outdoor exercise: is allowed and may be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are prohibited.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas are closed. Sports activities may continue to be carried out in outdoors sports centers and clubs as long as social distancing requirements are respected and the use of their locker rooms/changing rooms is prohibited.
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility).
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.
    • Services to individuals may continue to be allowed as long as safety protocols are followed and only if regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    • Shopping centers, malls, business centers, and markets are closed on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, dry-cleaners, laundromats, newsstands, bookshops, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs or plants inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • All movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. Passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Outdoor exercise: may be carried out on an individual basis in the vicinity of one’s home, respecting an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter. Persons not engaging in sports activities must wear a mask. All sports centers and clubs are closed.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Commercial activities are suspended with the exception of essential services, including: businesses selling foodstuffs, places selling computers or telecommunications equipment, gas stations, hardware stores, places selling toiletries, bookstores, sports equipment stores, baby clothes stores, pet supply stores, newsstands, tobacco shops, and pharmacies.
    • Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    • Remote working is required where possible; employers must limit presence of personnel, guaranteeing that exclusively activities that cannot be delayed are handled in-person.

    Read more
    20.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). Italian government reduces quarantine for travelers from Austria, Israel and U.K. (The Local – Austria, 05.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron’s, 30.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides International travel restrictions have been slightly updated in terms of country lists:
    There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or other urgent reasons. The exceptions to this requirement are Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 14 days quarantine is required for any non-EU/non-Schengen country. Testing is required for ALL persons entering Italy. Exceptions apply for personnel of diplomatic missions or international organizations.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for a coronavirus test are in place.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for quarantine are in place.

     

    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

     

    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

    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle.

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    Specific rules for travel from the UK are available at salute.gov.it

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    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 has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 19 April 2021. The zones are as follows:
    ·*White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: No regions at present time.
    *Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: There will be NO YELLOW ZONES UNTIL 30 APRIL
    *Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Puglia, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta.
    The Italian Government EXTENDS the provisions of the 2 March 2021 decree and is in effect from 7-30 April 2021. Modifications are as follows:
    • There will be no Yellow Zones. Orange Zone measures will apply in all Yellow Zones.
    • Red Zone measures will apply to any region or autonomous province with more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week.
    o The presidents of regions or autonomous provinces may choose to apply Red Zone measures in: -Provinces where there are more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week; -Areas in which the spread of COVID-19 strains results in a high risk of transmissibility or causes severe illness
    • 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 two persons may make such journeys, plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    • Schools: o Throughout the entire country, nurseries, primary schools, and the first year of middle school (scuole medie)will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    o In Red Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must suspend in-person teaching activities and exclusively operate through distance learning arrangements.
    o In Yellow/Orange Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all medical and health care professionals working in health care, social, and welfare facilities (whether public or private), pharmacies, or in professional offices. Only in the event of confirmed danger to health, in relation to specific documented clinical conditions, attested by their general practitioner, can such persons be exempted from mandatory vaccination.
    Measures applicable in the entire country:
    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.
    • Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    • The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures, which continue to be priorities.
    • Self-isolation continues to be mandatory for persons exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory infection with a fever (above 37.5 degrees); such individuals must remain at home and contact their doctor.
    • Contact tracing: The app, Immuni, must be used by health authorities for contact tracing.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    Measures applicable in different color zones:
    • Yellow zones: see Orange Zone restrictions.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below measures in place (applicable Yellow Zone measures have been appropriately integrated):
    • Nobody is allowed in or out of the region, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons; for school attendance as allowed by the present decree; or to return to one’s legal residence. Passing through orange zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Likewise, leaving one’s municipality is not allowed, except for the above stated reasons. However, for persons in towns with less than 5000 inhabitants, travel is allowed within a 30km radius, but not to provincial capitals.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • 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.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected.
    • Streets or squares in urban centers prone to the formation of crowds may be closed all or part of the day, though allowing access to legitimate commercial activities and private residences.
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Religious ceremonies and places of worship: Access to places of worship is allowed so long as social distancing of at least 1 meter is guaranteed.
    • Conferences and other events may only take place through remote modalities; it is strongly recommended that private meetings only take place remotely.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, social centers: are closed, whether indoors or outdoors.
    • Parties: are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies.
    • Festivals, exhibitions, and similar events are prohibited.
    • Outdoor exercise: is allowed and may be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are prohibited.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas are closed. Sports activities may continue to be carried out in outdoors sports centers and clubs as long as social distancing requirements are respected and the use of their locker rooms/changing rooms is prohibited.
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility).
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.
    • Services to individuals may continue to be allowed as long as safety protocols are followed and only if regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    • Shopping centers, malls, business centers, and markets are closed on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, dry-cleaners, laundromats, newsstands, bookshops, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs or plants inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • All movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. Passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Outdoor exercise: may be carried out on an individual basis in the vicinity of one’s home, respecting an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter. Persons not engaging in sports activities must wear a mask. All sports centers and clubs are closed.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Commercial activities are suspended with the exception of essential services, including: businesses selling foodstuffs, places selling computers or telecommunications equipment, gas stations, hardware stores, places selling toiletries, bookstores, sports equipment stores, baby clothes stores, pet supply stores, newsstands, tobacco shops, and pharmacies.
    • Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    • Remote working is required where possible; employers must limit presence of personnel, guaranteeing that exclusively activities that cannot be delayed are handled in-person.

    Read more
    19.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). Italian government reduces quarantine for travelers from Austria, Israel and U.K. (The Local – Austria, 05.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron’s, 30.03.2021).

    **Important: 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.

    International Restrictions:

    The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides International travel restrictions have been slightly updated in terms of country lists:
    There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or other urgent reasons. The exceptions to this requirement are Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 14 days quarantine is required for any non-EU/non-Schengen country. Testing is required for ALL persons entering Italy. Exceptions apply for personnel of diplomatic missions or international organizations.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for a coronavirus test are in place.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for quarantine are in place.

     

    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

     

    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

    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle.

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    Specific rules for travel from the UK are available at salute.gov.it

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    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 has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 19 April 2021. The zones are as follows:
    ·*White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: No regions at present time.
    *Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: There will be NO YELLOW ZONES UNTIL 30 APRIL
    *Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Puglia, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta.
    The Italian Government EXTENDS the provisions of the 2 March 2021 decree and is in effect from 7-30 April 2021. Modifications are as follows:
    • There will be no Yellow Zones. Orange Zone measures will apply in all Yellow Zones.
    • Red Zone measures will apply to any region or autonomous province with more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week.
    o The presidents of regions or autonomous provinces may choose to apply Red Zone measures in: -Provinces where there are more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week; -Areas in which the spread of COVID-19 strains results in a high risk of transmissibility or causes severe illness
    • 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 two persons may make such journeys, plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    • Schools: o Throughout the entire country, nurseries, primary schools, and the first year of middle school (scuole medie)will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    o In Red Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must suspend in-person teaching activities and exclusively operate through distance learning arrangements.
    o In Yellow/Orange Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all medical and health care professionals working in health care, social, and welfare facilities (whether public or private), pharmacies, or in professional offices. Only in the event of confirmed danger to health, in relation to specific documented clinical conditions, attested by their general practitioner, can such persons be exempted from mandatory vaccination.
    Measures applicable in the entire country:
    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.
    • Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    • The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures, which continue to be priorities.
    • Self-isolation continues to be mandatory for persons exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory infection with a fever (above 37.5 degrees); such individuals must remain at home and contact their doctor.
    • Contact tracing: The app, Immuni, must be used by health authorities for contact tracing.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    Measures applicable in different color zones:
    • Yellow zones: see Orange Zone restrictions.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below measures in place (applicable Yellow Zone measures have been appropriately integrated):
    • Nobody is allowed in or out of the region, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons; for school attendance as allowed by the present decree; or to return to one’s legal residence. Passing through orange zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Likewise, leaving one’s municipality is not allowed, except for the above stated reasons. However, for persons in towns with less than 5000 inhabitants, travel is allowed within a 30km radius, but not to provincial capitals.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • 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.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected.
    • Streets or squares in urban centers prone to the formation of crowds may be closed all or part of the day, though allowing access to legitimate commercial activities and private residences.
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Religious ceremonies and places of worship: Access to places of worship is allowed so long as social distancing of at least 1 meter is guaranteed.
    • Conferences and other events may only take place through remote modalities; it is strongly recommended that private meetings only take place remotely.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, social centers: are closed, whether indoors or outdoors.
    • Parties: are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies.
    • Festivals, exhibitions, and similar events are prohibited.
    • Outdoor exercise: is allowed and may be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are prohibited.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas are closed. Sports activities may continue to be carried out in outdoors sports centers and clubs as long as social distancing requirements are respected and the use of their locker rooms/changing rooms is prohibited.
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility).
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.
    • Services to individuals may continue to be allowed as long as safety protocols are followed and only if regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    • Shopping centers, malls, business centers, and markets are closed on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, dry-cleaners, laundromats, newsstands, bookshops, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs or plants inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • All movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. Passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Outdoor exercise: may be carried out on an individual basis in the vicinity of one’s home, respecting an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter. Persons not engaging in sports activities must wear a mask. All sports centers and clubs are closed.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Commercial activities are suspended with the exception of essential services, including: businesses selling foodstuffs, places selling computers or telecommunications equipment, gas stations, hardware stores, places selling toiletries, bookstores, sports equipment stores, baby clothes stores, pet supply stores, newsstands, tobacco shops, and pharmacies.
    • Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    • Remote working is required where possible; employers must limit presence of personnel, guaranteeing that exclusively activities that cannot be delayed are handled in-person.

    Read more
    18.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). Italian government reduces quarantine for travelers from Austria, Israel and U.K. (The Local – Austria, 05.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron’s, 30.03.2021).

    **Important: 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.

    International Restrictions:

    The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides International travel restrictions have been slightly updated in terms of country lists:
    There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or other urgent reasons. The exceptions to this requirement are Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 14 days quarantine is required for any non-EU/non-Schengen country. Testing is required for ALL persons entering Italy. Exceptions apply for personnel of diplomatic missions or international organizations.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for a coronavirus test are in place.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for quarantine are in place.

     

    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

     

    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

    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle.

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    Specific rules for travel from the UK are available at salute.gov.it

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    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 has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 12 April 2021. The zones are as follows:
    ·*White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: No regions at present time.
    *Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: There will be NO YELLOW ZONES UNTIL 30 APRIL
    *Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (including Rome), Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Campania, Puglia, Sardinia and Valle d’Aosta

    The Italian Government EXTENDS the provisions of the 2 March 2021 decree and is in effect from 7-30 April 2021. Modifications are as follows:
    • There will be no Yellow Zones. Orange Zone measures will apply in all Yellow Zones.
    • Red Zone measures will apply to any region or autonomous province with more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week.
    o The presidents of regions or autonomous provinces may choose to apply Red Zone measures in: -Provinces where there are more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week; -Areas in which the spread of COVID-19 strains results in a high risk of transmissibility or causes severe illness
    • 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 two persons may make such journeys, plus any children in their household under the age of 14 or any other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
    • Schools: o Throughout the entire country, nurseries, primary schools, and the first year of middle school (scuole medie)will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    o In Red Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must suspend in-person teaching activities and exclusively operate through distance learning arrangements.
    o In Yellow/Orange Zones, the second and third years of middle school and secondary schools (high schools) must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all medical and health care professionals working in health care, social, and welfare facilities (whether public or private), pharmacies, or in professional offices. Only in the event of confirmed danger to health, in relation to specific documented clinical conditions, attested by their general practitioner, can such persons be exempted from mandatory vaccination.
    Measures applicable in the entire country:
    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.
    • Social distancing continues to be required; 1 meter interpersonal distance at all times!
    • The use of masks is in addition to existing social distancing and careful hand washing measures, which continue to be priorities.
    • Self-isolation continues to be mandatory for persons exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory infection with a fever (above 37.5 degrees); such individuals must remain at home and contact their doctor.
    • Contact tracing: The app, Immuni, must be used by health authorities for contact tracing.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    Measures applicable in different color zones:
    • Yellow zones: see Orange Zone restrictions.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below measures in place (applicable Yellow Zone measures have been appropriately integrated):
    • Nobody is allowed in or out of the region, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons; for school attendance as allowed by the present decree; or to return to one’s legal residence. Passing through orange zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Likewise, leaving one’s municipality is not allowed, except for the above stated reasons. However, for persons in towns with less than 5000 inhabitants, travel is allowed within a 30km radius, but not to provincial capitals.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • 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.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected.
    • Streets or squares in urban centers prone to the formation of crowds may be closed all or part of the day, though allowing access to legitimate commercial activities and private residences.
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Religious ceremonies and places of worship: Access to places of worship is allowed so long as social distancing of at least 1 meter is guaranteed.
    • Conferences and other events may only take place through remote modalities; it is strongly recommended that private meetings only take place remotely.
    • Dance halls, night clubs, social centers: are closed, whether indoors or outdoors.
    • Parties: are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies.
    • Festivals, exhibitions, and similar events are prohibited.
    • Outdoor exercise: is allowed and may be conducted in public parks and using public exercise equipment, so long as an interpersonal distance of 2 meters is respected during sports activities and 1 meter for all other physical activities. Contact sports are prohibited.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas are closed. Sports activities may continue to be carried out in outdoors sports centers and clubs as long as social distancing requirements are respected and the use of their locker rooms/changing rooms is prohibited.
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility).
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.
    • Services to individuals may continue to be allowed as long as safety protocols are followed and only if regions determine that their operation is compatible with epidemiological trends within their territories.
    • Shopping centers, malls, business centers, and markets are closed on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, dry-cleaners, laundromats, newsstands, bookshops, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs or plants inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • All movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. Passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Outdoor exercise: may be carried out on an individual basis in the vicinity of one’s home, respecting an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter. Persons not engaging in sports activities must wear a mask. All sports centers and clubs are closed.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    • Commercial activities are suspended with the exception of essential services, including: businesses selling foodstuffs, places selling computers or telecommunications equipment, gas stations, hardware stores, places selling toiletries, bookstores, sports equipment stores, baby clothes stores, pet supply stores, newsstands, tobacco shops, and pharmacies.
    • Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    • Foodservice activities (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops) are suspended. However, delivery continues to be allowed at all times and takeaway until 22:00; the exception, as listed above, is that takeaway is not allowed past 18:00 for cafes without kitchens or bars/pubs. Foodservice activities at rest stops along highways, in hospitals, and in airports may continue.
    • Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    • Remote working is required where possible; employers must limit presence of personnel, guaranteeing that exclusively activities that cannot be delayed are handled in-person.

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  • Italy Latest News: Italian government extends quarantine requirement for travelers from European countries until 30 April (The Local, 08.04.2021). Italian government reduces quarantine for travelers from Austria, Israel and U.K. (The Local – Austria, 05.04.2021). Country enters three-day lockdown (CBS4, 03.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron’s, 30.03.2021).

    **Important: 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.

    International Restrictions:

    The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides International travel restrictions have been slightly updated in terms of country lists:
    There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or other urgent reasons. The exceptions to this requirement are Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 14 days quarantine is required for any non-EU/non-Schengen country. Testing is required for ALL persons entering Italy. Exceptions apply for personnel of diplomatic missions or international organizations.
    For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and 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 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for a coronavirus test are in place.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, 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.

    Some exceptions to the requirement for quarantine are in place.

     

    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:
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    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

    *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

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    *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.

     

    Specific rules for travel from 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.

     

    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;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle.

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    Specific rules for travel from the UK are available at salute.gov.it

     

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