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Airlines Updates

Published on 18.01.2021
Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale.
Alitalia processes over EUR374 million in refunds during the 2020 COVID19 crisis.

Published on 15.11.2020
Alitalia resumes flights from Rome to Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires from mid-December

Published on 09.11.2020
New Alitalia Set To Have 75 Aircraft: Eyes Far Reaching International Routes

Published on 02.11.2020
Alitalia To Sell Assets To New State-Owned Company

22.10.2020 Alitalia during the month of November 2020 schedules following International routes, effective 25OCT20 – 30NOV20. As of 21OCT20, some of the frequencies listed below will also be maintained in the first half of December. Additional changes remain possible.

Milan Linate – Amsterdam 7 weekly E175
Milan Linate – Brussels 6 weekly E175
Milan Linate – London Heathrow 7 weekly A319
Milan Linate – Paris CDG 7 weekly E175
Rome – Algiers eff 02DEC20 3 weekly E175
Rome – Amsterdam 7 weekly A319
Rome – Athens 5 weekly E175/190/A319
Rome – Barcelona 5 weekly E175
Rome – Cairo 5 weekly A319
Rome – Frankfurt 7 weekly E175
Rome – Geneva 7 weekly E175
Rome – London Heathrow 12 weekly A319
Rome – Madrid 5 weekly E190
Rome – Malta 3 weekly E175
Rome – Marseille 10 weekly E175/190
Rome – Munich 7 weekly E175/190
Rome – New York JFK 3 weekly A330
Rome – Nice 7 weekly E175
Rome – Paris CDG 12 weekly A319
Rome – Tirana 5 weekly E190/A319
Rome – Tunis 5 weekly E175
Rome – Zurich 7 weekly E175

20.10.2020 easyJet in winter 2020/21 season is closing 2 Italian bases on seasonal basis, impacting operations at Naples and Venice. Planned adjustment, based on the airline’s web booking system up to 18OCT20, as follows.

Frequency reduction during the period of 25OCT20 – 17DEC20 (selected routes will see reductions from 03NOV20):
Naples – Paris Orly
Venice – Berlin
Venice – Liverpool
Venice – London Gatwick (reduced frequency until 03DEC20)
Venice – Paris CDG (No operation 02NOV20 – 12NOV20)
Venice – Paris Orly

Following routes will continue to be served during winter 2020/21 season:
Naples – Athens (resumes from 12FEB21)
Naples – Geneva
Naples – London Gatwick
Naples – Milan Malpensa
Venice – London Luton (resumes from 04DEC20)

Following service cancelled between 25OCT20 – 17DEC20 (selected routes cancelled from 03NOV20):
Naples – Amsterdam
Naples – Basel
Naples – Berlin (reduced frequency scheduled 05JAN21 – 06FEB21)
Naples – Catania
Naples – Hurghada
Naples – London Luton (No flights scheduled 05JAN21 – 11FEB21)
Naples – Lyon
Naples – Nice
Naples – Palermo
Naples – Prague (No flights scheduled 01JAN21 – 04FEB21)
Naples – Tel Aviv
Naples – Tenerife South
Naples – Turin
Venice – Amsterdam
Venice – Aqaba
Venice – Bristol
Venice – Catania
Venice – Edinburgh
Venice – Hurghada
Venice – Lyon
Venice – Manchester
Venice – Marrakech
Venice – Marsa Alam
Venice – Naples
Venice – Nice
Venice – Prague
Venice – Sharm el Sheikh
Venice – Tel Aviv (cancelled until 16DEC20)

Following routes cancelled for entire winter season:
Naples – Barcelona
Naples – Bristol
Naples – Edinburgh
Naples – Vienna
Naples – Zurich
Venice – Bari
Venice – Basel
Venice – Brindisi
Venice – Geneva
Venice – Toulouse

20.10.2020 Volotea in winter 2020/21 season plans to operate Venice – Naples service, on board Airbus A319 aircraft. Operational frequency varies during winter season.

19NOV20 – 04DEC20 Day x236
05DEC20 – 11DEC20 Day x147
13DEC20 – 20DEC20 Day x23
21DEC20 – 11JAN21 Daily
12JAN21 – 08FEB21 Day x236
09FEB21 – 29MAR21 Day x6

Following schedule is effective 21DEC20 – 11JAN21.

V71621 VCE1400 – 1520NAP 319 D
V71620 NAP1555 – 1715VCE 319 D

Service operates daily in summer 2021 season, effective 30MAR21.

Published on 12.10.2020
How the new Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA will replace the current Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana

Published on 08.10.2020
Ryanair expands Turin network in late-Oct 2020

Published on 07.10.2020
Neos W20 Rome – Salalah aircraft changes

Published on 01.10.2020
Ryanair schedules new domestic links from Naples from late-Oct 2020

Published on 28.09.2020
Neos resumes Phuket service from late-Dec 2020

15.09.2020 Alitalia in recent inventory update closed reservation for service at Milan Malpensa, for travel between 01OCT20 and 27MAR21. The closure of reservation impacts following routes.

Milan Malpensa – New York JFK 5-7 weekly (Flights available for reservation on/after 01MAR21, as of 14SEP20)
Milan Malpensa – Rome 28 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Tokyo Narita 4 weekly

Published on 09.09.2020
Wizz Air adds domestic routes from Milan in Oct 2020

Published on 28.08.2020
Air Dolomiti adds seasonal Forli service from Dec 2020
Blu Express adds Milan Bergamo – Dakar link from late-October 2020

Published on 24.08.2020
Air Dolomiti adds Munich – Cuneo service from mid-Nov 2020

19.08.2020 Alitalia in the last few days filed inventory changes regarding its Intercontinental operation, for Northern winter 2020/21 season. Latest update as of 18AUG20 sees the airline closing reservations on selected routes.

Additional changes such as re-opening reservation, remains likely.

Milan Malpensa – Tokyo Narita Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 27MAR21, 4 weekly A330
Rome – Delhi Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 30NOV20, 1 daily A330
Rome – Johannesburg Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 27MAR21, 4 weekly A330
Rome – Los Angeles Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 27MAR21, 3 weekly 777-200ER
Rome – Mauritius Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 27MAR21, 3 weekly A330
Rome – Mexico City Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 27MAR21, 3 weekly 777-200ER (Previously filed default schedule shows no operation 11JAN21 – 08MAR21)
Rome – Miami Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 13DEC20, 1 daily A330
Rome – Rio de Janeiro Galeao Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 27MAR21, 1 daily A330
Rome – Washington Dulles Reservation closed 25OCT20 – 27MAR21, 3 weekly A330 (Previously filed default schedule shows no operation 10JAN21 – 07MAR21)

11.08.2020 Volotea in the last few weeks revised planned new routes for summer 2020 season. Due to various issues, the airline has delayed planned service launch, including certain routes being postponed to summer 2021 season.

Latest adjustment as of 07AUG20 as follows.

Bari – Kefallinia eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Bari – Split eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Bilbao – Corvera eff 03JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 13JUN20)
Cagliari – Athens eff 28MAY21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Cagliari – Bilbao eff 29MAY21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Cagliari – Deauville eff 27APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 16JUN20)
Cagliari – Hannover eff 29MAY21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13AUG20)
Irakleion – Genoa eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Irakleion – Mykonos eff 28MAY21 2 weekly 717(Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Lyon – Bari eff 01APR21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 15JUN20)
Lyon – Bilbao eff 02APR21 2 weekly 717 (A319/717 from 28MAY21; 1 flight operated in April 2020)
Lyon – Corfu eff 11APR21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 14JUN20)
Lyon – Irakleion eff 10APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Lyon – Thira eff 14APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Madrid – Faro eff 30MAY21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 14JUN20)
Marseille – Olbia eff 28MAY21 1 weekly 717 (A319 from 02JUL21; Previous plan: 12JUN20 – 02OCT20)
Mykonos – Dubrovnik eff 29MAY21 2 weekly A319/717 (until 03OCT20; Previous plan: 13JUN20 – 03OCT20)
Mykonos – Irakleion eff 28MAY21 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Mykonos – Turin eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 07JUL20)
Naples – Alicante eff 27MAR21 2 weekly A319 (3 flights operated in April 2020)
Nantes – Varna eff 27APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 16JUN20 – 29SEP20)
Olbia – Marseille eff 28MAY21 1 weekly 717 (A319 from 02JUL20; Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Palermo – Dubrovnik eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Palma Mallorca – Strasbourg eff 28APR21 1 weekly A319(Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Toulouse – Hannover eff 18APR21 1 weekly A319 (1 flight operated in April 2020)
Toulouse – Madrid eff 16OCT20 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 03APR20)
Venice – Hannover eff 26MAR21 2 weekly 717 (2 flights operated in April 2020)
Venice – Kalamata eff 02JUN21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Venice – Luxembourg eff 18DEC20 2 weekly 717 (3 flights operated in April 2020)
Verona – Preveza eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Verona – Skiathos eff 06JUL21 1 weekly A319(Previous plan: 07JUL20 – 29SEP20)

Previously reported new routes (some with revised launch dates):
Alicante – Luxembourg eff 04APR20 2 weekly A319/717 (Resumed on 03JUL20)
Athens – Corfu 24JUL20 – 28AUG20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 4 weekly from 03JUL20, 1 daily from 25JUL20)
Athens – Lyon eff 08JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 25JUL20, A319 from 02SEP20; Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Athens – Marseille eff 05AUG20 2 weekly 717/A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Athens – Split 08JUL20 – 22JUL20 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly 717/A319 from 14JUN20)
Bastia – Lyon eff 02AUG20 4 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 4 weekly from 04JUL20, 1 daily 24JUL20 – 01SEP20)
Bastia – Paris Beauvais eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 01OCT20)
Bastia – Rennes eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 01OCT20)
Biarritz – Lille eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319
Biarritz – Rennes eff 27JUL20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Biarritz – Strasbourg eff 07SEP20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Bilbao – Castellon eff 15AUG20 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 11JUL20)
Bilbao – Mahon eff 22JUL20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 22JUL20)
Bilbao – Valencia eff 09JUL20 2 weekly 717 (4 weekly from 04SEP20)
Ibiza – Alicante eff 12JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 27SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 05JUL20)
Ibiza – Granada eff 03JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 27JUL20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 03JUL20)
Ibiza – Santiago de Compostela eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Ibiza – Zaragoza eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 26SEP20)
Lamezia Terme – Trieste eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Lyon – Ajaccio eff 04JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily 24JUL20 – 02SEP20)
Lyon – Caen eff 04SEP20 2 weekly A319/717 (1 flight operated in April 2020)
Lyon – Faro eff 16JUL20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 15JUN20)
Lyon – Figari eff 04JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily 24JUL20 – 03SEP20)
Lyon – Malaga eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 717(A319 from 07SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 12JUN20)
Mahon – Alicante eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 25SEP20)
Mahon – Granada eff 06JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Mahon – Malaga eff 06JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 27SEP20)
Mahon – Santiago de Compostela eff 05JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 27SEP20)
Mahon – Seville eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 25SEP20)
Mahon – Valencia eff 06JUL20 3 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Marseille – Castellon Planned 1 weekly A319 from 16JUN20 cancelled
Montpellier – Figari eff 05JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 02OCT20)
Nantes – Barcelona eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Nantes – Nice eff 19JUN20 2 weekly A319
Nice – Brest eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Nice – Caen eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Olbia – Ancona eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 02OCT20; Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Olbia – Bologna eff 03JUL20 1 daily A319 (2 daily 24JUL20 – 31AUG20, 2 weekly from 06OCT20)
Olbia – Pescara eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 28SEP20)
Olbia – Pisa eff 03JUL20 3 weekly A319/717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Olbia – Trieste eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 28SEP20)
Palermo – Trieste eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717
Palma Mallorca – Alicante eff 27JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Palma Mallorca – Deauville eff 08JUL20 1 weekly A319 (717 from 02SEP20; Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Palma Mallorca – Valencia Planned 2 weekly 717 from 04JUL20 cancelled
Palma Mallorca – Zaragoza eff 04JUL20 3 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Perpignan – Lille eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Rennes – Ajaccio eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 30SEP20)
Rennes – Bastia eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 03OCT20)
Rennes – Figari eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 30SEP20)
Strasbourg – Barcelona eff 09OCT20 2 weekly A319
Toulouse – Dubrovnik eff 29JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 26AUG20; Previous plan: 2 weekly from 04APR20)
Thessaloniki – Irakleion eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Thessaloniki – Mykonos eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 03OCT20; Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Thessaloniki – Thira eff 05JUL20 2 weekly 717 (3 weekly from 02SEP20; Previous plan: 3 weekly eff 05JUL20)
Turin – Alghero eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319
Turin – Catania eff 03JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily from 25JUL20)
Turin – Lamezia Terme eff 19JUN20 2 weekly A319/717 (4 weekly 28JUL20 – 31AUG20; 3 flights operated in April 2020)
Verona – Preveza eff 08JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 30SEP20)
Verona – Skiathos eff 07JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 29SEP20)
06.08.2020 Alitalia during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following European network, based on 02AUG20 OAG schedules listing. Latest update sees the airline once again operating most routes out of Linate Airport in Milan, instead of Malpensa.

Due to various travel restrictions, last minute modification may occur. Selected routes will see variation of weekly frequency on selected week.

Milan Linate – Alghero 21 weekly
Milan Linate – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Milan Linate – Bari 14 weekly
Milan Linate – Brindisi 21 weekly
Milan Linate – Brussels 6 weekly
Milan Linate – Cagliari 56-57 weekly
Milan Linate – Catania 43 weekly
Milan Linate – Corfu 2 weekly
Milan Linate – Ibiza 2 weekly
Milan Linate – Irakleion 2 weekly
Milan Linate – Lamezia Terme 21 weekly
Milan Linate – Lampedusa 2 weekly
Milan Linate – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Milan Linate – Mahon 2 weekly
Milan Linate – Naples 14 weekly
Milan Linate – Olbia 35-36 weekly
Milan Linate – Palermo 28 weekly
Milan Linate – Palma Mallorca 2 weekly
Milan Linate – Pantelleria 2 weekly
Milan Linate – Paris CDG 7 weekly
Milan Linate – Reggio di Calabria 7 weekly
Milan Linate – Rhodes 2 weekly
Milan Linate – Rome 35 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Cagliari 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rome 14 weekly
Rome – Alghero 21 weekly
Rome – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Rome – Athens 14 weekly
Rome – Barcelona 7 weekly
Rome – Bari 7 weekly
Rome – Bologna 14 weekly
Rome – Brindisi 14 weekly
Rome – Brussels 7 weekly
Rome – Catania 42-43 weekly
Rome – Corfu 2 weekly
Rome – Florence 7 weekly
Rome – Frankfurt 7 weekly
Rome – Geneva 7 weekly
Rome – Genoa 7 weekly
Rome – Ibiza 2 weekly
Rome – Irakleion 2 weekly
Rome – Kefallinia 2 weekly
Rome – Lamezia Terme 14 weekly
Rome – Lampedusa 3 weekly
Rome – London Heathrow 21 weekly
Rome – Madrid 7 weekly
Rome – Mahon 2 weekly
Rome – Malaga 3 weekly
Rome – Malta 7 weekly
Rome – Marseille 10 weekly
Rome – Munich 7 weekly
Rome – Mykonos 2 weekly
Rome – Naples 7 weekly
Rome – Nice 7 weekly
Rome – Olbia 28-29 weekly
Rome – Palermo 42-43 weekly
Rome – Palma Mallorca 2 weekly
Rome – Pantelleria 3 weekly
Rome – Paris CDG 14 weekly
Rome – Reggio di Calabria 7 weekly
Rome – Rhodes 2 weekly
Rome – Tirana 7 weekly
Rome – Turin 14 weekly
Rome – Venice 14 weekly
Rome – Zakynthos 1 weekly
Rome – Zurich 5 weekly

29.07.2020 Air Dolomiti during the month of August 2020 schedules following service, on board Embraer E195 aircraft. Information listed below is based on OAG schedules updated on 26JUL20.

Bari – Munich 2 weekly
Bologna – Munich 1 daily
Florence – Bari 4 weekly
Florence – Cagliari 4 weekly
Florence – Catania 4 weekly
Florence – Frankfurt 3 weekly
Florence – Munich 10 weekly
Florence – Palermo 4 weekly
Olbia – Munich 3 weekly
Turin – Frankfurt 5 weekly
Turin – Munich 6 weekly (4 weekly from 08AUG20)
Venice – Munich 8 weekly
Verona – Berlin Tegel 3 weekly
Verona – Dusseldorf 2 weekly
Verona – Frankfurt 1 daily

27.07.2020 Alitalia in the last few days filed inventory changes for Intercontinental service, between 01SEP20 and 24OCT20. Planned operation as of 26JUL20, based on available flights for reservation, as follows. Additional changes remain highly possible, in particular with flights to North Africa.

Milan Malpensa – New York JFK 1 daily A330
Rome – Algiers 2 daily A319
Rome – Boston 3 weekly A330
Rome – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 1 daily 777-200ER
Rome – Cairo 2 daily A320/321
Rome – New York JFK 1 daily A330
Rome – Tel Aviv 4 daily A320/321
Rome – Tokyo Haneda 3 weekly 777-200ER
Rome – Tunis 16 weekly A319/320
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Published on 23.07.2020
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Published on 19.07.2020
AlItalia resumes flights between Boston and Rome

Published on 14.07.2020
Air Dolomiti adds new German routes from late-July 2020

Published on 11.07.2020
Alitalia Adding Over 1,600 Flights in August – Including Tokyo- Haneda Launch

Published on 10.07.2020
Alitalia July/August 2020 Inter-continental network as of 09JUL20

07.07.2020 Italian carrier Neos starting this month gradually restores scheduled operation. Based on OAG schedules listing as of 03JUL20, planned operation for July and August 2020 as follows.

Various travel restrictions will impact the airline’s planned operation, in particular on Inter-continental routes.

Short-Haul network
Bologna – Cagliari eff 05JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Ibiza eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Irakleion eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Karpathos – Kos – Bologna eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Mahon eff 25JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Palma Mallorca eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Rhodes eff 25JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Catania eff 05JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Ibiza – Palma Mallorca eff 02AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Mahon eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Sharm el Sheikh eff 03AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Brindisi eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 30JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Cagliari eff 27JUN20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Catania eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 12JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Irakleion eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Irakleion – Rhodes – Milan Malpensa eff 05AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Karpathos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Lampedusa eff 11JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Mykonos eff 17JUL20 1 weekly (Service on 17JUL20 operates via Kos on inbound)
Milan Malpensa – Olbia eff 04JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Palma Mallorca eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rhodes eff 11JUL20 1 weekly (787 operates from 01AUG20)
Milan Malpensa – Skiathos – Kos – Milan Malpensa eff 24JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Irakleion eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Rhodes eff 25JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Brindisi eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 30JUL20)
Verona – Cagliari eff 27JUN20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 05JUL20)
Verona – Catania eff 05JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Ibiza eff 12JUL20 1 weekly (787 operates from 02AUG20)
Verona – Irakleion eff 12JUL20 1 weekly (787 operates from 02AUG20)
Verona – Karpathos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Mykonos eff 17JUL20 1 weekly (Service on 17JUL20 operates via Kos on inbound)
Verona – Olbia eff 04JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Palma Mallorca eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Rhodes eff 11JUL20 1 weekly (787 operates from 01AUG20)
Verona – Skiathos – Kos – Verona eff 24JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Tenerife South – Fuerteventura – Verona eff 20JUL20 1 weekly

Inter-Continental network
Bologna – Marsa Alam eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Sharm el Sheikh eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Marsa Alam eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Dakar eff 10JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Havana – Cancun – Milan Malpensa eff 02AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Marsa Alam eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Mursa Matrah eff 21JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rome – La Romana eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rome – Zanzibar eff 05AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Sharm el Sheikh eff 19JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 02AUG20)
Milan Malpensa – Zanzibar – Nosy-Be eff 05AUG20 1 weekly
Naples – Sharm el Sheikh eff 03AUG20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Marsa Alam eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Sharm el Sheikh eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Mursa Matrah eff 11JUL20 1 weekly
Verona – Sharm el Sheikh eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Published on 19.06.2020
Air Dolomiti 15JUN – 05JUL20 European operations

Blu Express this month is resuming scheduled service, initially on short-haul routes with Boeing 737 aircraft. As of 03JUL20, the airline’s operation calls for 87 weekly departure from Italy on 38 routes, instead of 150 weekly departure on 46 routes (Excluding domestic). Planned operation for July and August 2020 as follows, and is likely to be impacted by various travel restrictions.

Ancona – Tirana eff 04JUL20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 19JUL20)
Bologna – Corfu eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Irakleion eff 23JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Karpathos eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Bologna – Kefallinia eff 17JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Kos eff 17JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Mykonos eff 18JUL20 2 weekly
Bologna – Rhodes eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Bologna – Skiathos eff 20JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Thira eff 17JUL20 1 weekly
Bologna – Tirana eff 02JUL20 4 weekly (6 weekly from 20JUL20)
Bologna – Zakynthos eff 23JUL20 1 weekly
Genoa – Tirana eff 03JUL20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 19JUL20)
Milan Bergamo – Irakleion eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Kefallinia eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Karpathos eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Kos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Mykonos eff 17JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Rhodes eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Skiathos eff 20JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Thira eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Bergamo – Tirana eff 02JUL20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 19JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Irakleion eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Kos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Rhodes eff 01AUG20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Skiathos eff 31JUL20 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Tirana eff 03JUL20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 22JUL20)
Rome Fiumcino – Corfu eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Irakleion eff 17JUL20 2 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Kos eff 17JUL20 1 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Mykonos eff 17JUL20 5 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Rhodes eff 18JUL20 2 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Skiathos eff 18JUL20 2 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Thira eff 17JUL20 5 weekly
Rome Fiumcino – Tirana eff 03JUL20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 18JUL20)
Rome Fiumcino – Zakynthos eff 20JUL20 1 weekly
Turin – Tirana eff 04JUL20 2 weekly (3 weekly form 23JUL20)
Verona – Tirana eff 03JUL20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 18JUL20)

Domestic service includes the following:
Bologna – Lampedusa eff 04JUL20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 16JUL20)
Milan Bergamo – Lampedusa eff 05JUL20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 16JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Lampedusa eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 12JUL20)
Milan Malpensa – Olbia eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Pantelleria eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Rome – Lampedusa eff 05JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 12JUL20)
Verona – Lampedusa eff 05JUL20 1 weekly

17.06.2020 Alitalia has outlined planned operation for the month of July 2020, where the airline restores various European service from Milan Malpensa. Additional routes from Rome is also restored, including service to North Africa. Planned operation as of 12JUN20 as follows.

Additional changes remain likely in the next few days.

Milan Malpensa – Alghero 14 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Bari 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Brindisi 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Brussels 6 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Cagliari 22 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Catania 14 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Lamezia Terme 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Lampedusa 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Naples 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Olbia 14 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Palermo 14 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Pantelleria 1 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Paris CDG 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – Reggio di Calabria 7 weekly
Rome – Alghero 14 weekly
Rome – Amsterdam 5 weekly
Rome – Athens 7 weekly
Rome – Barcelona 7 weekly
Rome – Bari 7 weekly
Rome – Bologna 14 weekly
Rome – Brindisi 7 weekly
Rome – Brussels 7 weekly
Rome – Cagliari 28 weekly
Rome – Catania 35 weekly
Rome – Florence 7 weekly
Rome – Frankfurt 5 weekly
Rome – Geneva 5 weekly
Rome – Genoa 7 weekly
Rome – Lamezia Terme 14 weekly
Rome – Lampedusa 2 weekly
Rome – London Heathrow 21 weekly
Rome – Madrid 7 weekly
Rome – Malta 3 weekly
Rome – Marseille 7 weekly
Rome – Milan Malpensa 35 weekly
Rome – Munich 5 weekly
Rome – Naples 7 weekly
Rome – New York JFK 4 weekly
Rome – Nice 3 weekly
Rome – Olbia 14 weekly
Rome – Palermo 35 weekly
Rome – Pantelleria 2 weekly
Rome – Paris CDG 14 weekly
Rome – Reggio di Calabria 7 weekly
Rome – Tel Aviv 5 weekly
Rome – Tirana 3 weekly
Rome – Tunis 5 weekly
Rome – Venice 14 weekly
Rome – Zurich 5 weekly

Published on 16.06.2020
Alitalia July 2020 Operations as of 12JUN20

Published on 12.06.2020
Alitalia will operate in July over 1,000 weekly flights to 37 destinations

Published on 11.06.2020
Alitalia to resume international flights from Milan in July

Published on 10.06.2020

Air Dolomiti returns to Frankfurt and Munich

 

03.06.2020 Alitalia in the last few days filed additional changes to its planned operation in June 2020. As of 31MAY20, planned operation from 01JUN20 to 30JUN20 as follows.

Milan Malpensa – Alghero 2 daily A319
Milan Malpensa – Bari 1 daily A319
Milan Malpensa – Cagliari 2 daily A319/320/321
Milan Malpensa – Catania 1 daily A321
Milan Malpensa –Olbia 2 daily A319/320
Milan Malpensa – Palermo 1 daily A319
Rome – Alghero 2 daily A319/320
Rome – Barcelona 3 weekly E175/190
Rome – Bari 1 daily A319
Rome – Bologna 1 daily E190/A319/320
Rome – Brussels 1 daily A320
Rome – Cagliari 3 daily A319/320/321
Rome – Catania 4 daily A320/330
Rome – Frankfurt 5 weekly E190 (E175 from 16JUN20)
Rome – Geneva 5 weekly E175/190
Rome – Genoa 1 daily E190
Rome – Lamezia Terme 1 daily A319/320
Rome – London Heathrow 2 daily A320/330
Rome – Madrid 3 weekly E175/190/A320
Rome – Milan Malpensa 4 daily A319/320/321
Rome –Munich 5 weekly E175/190
Rome – Naples 1 daily E175/190/A320/321
Rome – New York JFK 2 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 18JUN20)
Rome – Olbia 2 daily A319/320
Rome – Palermo 4 daily A320/330
Rome – Paris CDG 10 weekly A320
Rome – Pisa 1 daily E190
Rome – Turin 1 daily A319/320
Rome – Venice 1 daily A319/320
Rome – Zurich 5 weekly E190

Published on 22.05.2020
Air Dolomiti outlines June 2020 operations as of 21MAY20

Published on 21.05.2020
Ryanair Italy 3Q20 operations as of 20MAY20

Published on 20.05.2020
Alitalia will restart New York, Spain flights as Italy’s lockdown eases; airline plans to operate 40 percent of its scheduled flights from July

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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.

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.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

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.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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/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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  • 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.

     

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    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.

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    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. 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.

     

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    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.

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  • 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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    *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.

    Read more
    10.04.2021
  • 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). 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:
    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 Tuesday, 5 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, Liguria, Lazio (from Tuesday 30 March, including Rome), Molise, Sicily , Sardinia, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano.

    ·*Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta.
    Recall that in addition to Yellow Zone measures, the following additional measures apply in Orange Zones:
    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
    09.04.2021
  • Italy Italy’s government has decided to extend its mandatory quarantine requirement for persons seeking to enter the country from all European Union countries, until April 30, due to the current Coronavirus situation.

    Italy’s Ministry of Health has announced that mandatory quarantine rules currently applied to all passengers from the European Union or Schengen Zone Area, which requires five days of self-isolation for travellers, will be kept in place until the end of this month due to the rapid spread of the deadly virus, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Such preventive measure has been imposed for the first time on March 31 and initially was set to last until April 6 in order to prevent a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections due to the Holy Week. However, authorities in Italy have foreseen it necessary to further extend the rule until April 30.

    The Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza previously announced that he would sign an ordinance to oblige all persons travelling to Italy from other EU countries or Schengen Area to test before entering the country. Then, travellers will have to spend five days in quarantine and test again on the fifth day of isolation; if they test negative, they will be permitted to leave quarantine.

    Previously passengers from EU countries were obliged to test negative before arrival, with self-isolation requirement reserved for persons outside the bloc.

    Passengers wishing to enter Italy from third countries will be required to follow 14-day quarantine rules upon their arrival.

    At present, Italy only permits essential travel between towns or areas under tighter restrictions applied to halt the virus’s spread.

    “This is not the time to lower our guard and to let go of that sense of responsibility shown so far. Because the progress recorded by the campaign for vaccines finally gives a glimpse of a different horizon that will allow us to return to normal gradually,” Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese pointed out in an announcement for Il Messaggero.

    Persons travelling to and from abroad should consider some new entry requirements, as the country published an updated list based on the infection rate of the Coronavirus in other territories.

    The list, which will be effective until April 30, ranks countries on five categories:

    List A – San Marino and the Vatican City.
    List B – Countries that recently have reported lower cases of COVID-19 infection.
    List C – Austria (with specific restrictions for the Tyrol region) Belgium, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Reunion, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Finland, Guyana, Mayotte and excluding other territories outside the European mainland), Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania. This category also includes Germany, Greece, Israel, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European mainland), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Principality of Monaco, Andorra, and the United Kingdom.
    List D – Australia, Rwanda, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and the States and zones with low epidemiological risk.
    List E – Rest of the world – (all territories not mentioned in any other list)
    Those who stayed or transited through Brasil will be subject to special rules.

    Read more
    08.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: 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). Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **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 Tuesday, 5 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, Liguria, Lazio (from Tuesday 30 March, including Rome), Molise, Sicily , Sardinia, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano.

    ·*Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta.
    Recall that in addition to Yellow Zone measures, the following additional measures apply in Orange Zones:
    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
    07.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: 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). Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **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.

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, until 6 April 2021 specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    From 31 March to 6 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 the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel;
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority;
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    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.

     

    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 Tuesday, 5 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, Liguria, Lazio (from Tuesday 30 March, including Rome), Molise, Sicily , Sardinia, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano.

    ·*Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta.
    Recall that in addition to Yellow Zone measures, the following additional measures apply in Orange Zones:
    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
    06.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: 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). Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, until 6 April 2021 specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    From 31 March to 6 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 the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel;
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority;
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    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.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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, 29 March 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, Liguria, Lazio (from Tuesday 30 March, including Rome), Molise, Sicily , Sardinia, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano. Recall that in addition to Yellow Zone measures (at bottom of email), the following additional measures apply in Orange Zones:
    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
    03.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron’s, 30.03.2021). Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, until 6 April 2021 specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    From 31 March to 6 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 the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel;
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority;
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    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.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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, 29 March 2021. However, recall that on 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. 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, Liguria, Lazio (from Tuesday 30 March, including Rome), Molise, Sicily , Sardinia, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano. Recall that in addition to Yellow Zone measures (at bottom of email), the following additional measures apply in Orange Zones:
    o 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.
    o 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. In addition,
    o Visiting people: 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 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.
    o Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    o Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens, elementary and middle schools (scuole medie) will reopen on Tuesday 30 March in the Lazio Region, while all grades of secondary schools (scuole superiori) will continue distance learning.
    o 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.
    · Red Zones – Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Campania, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Valle D’Aosta, Veneto, and the autonomous province of Trento
    o 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.
    o 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.
    o Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    o Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    o 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.
    o Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    o 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.
    o Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    o 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
    01.04.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron’s, 30.03.2021). Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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: In effect from 31 March – 6 April 2021, the Italian authorities require all persons who have been in or traveled through another EU country in the 14 days prior to entering Italy to quarantine for a period of 5 days regardless of their COVID-19 test results on arrival. For clarity, these countries are Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (and its European territories), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Principality of Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including its African territories), Sweden, and Switzerland.

    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.

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, until 6 April 2021 specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    On 30 March, the Government has announced that 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 the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel;
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority;
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    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.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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, 29 March 2021. However, recall that on 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. 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, Liguria, Lazio (from Tuesday 30 March, including Rome), Molise, Sicily , Sardinia, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano. Recall that in addition to Yellow Zone measures (at bottom of email), the following additional measures apply in Orange Zones:
    o 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.
    o 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. In addition,
    o Visiting people: 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 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.
    o Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    o Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens, elementary and middle schools (scuole medie) will reopen on Tuesday 30 March in the Lazio Region, while all grades of secondary schools (scuole superiori) will continue distance learning.
    o 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.
    · Red Zones – Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Campania, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Valle D’Aosta, Veneto, and the autonomous province of Trento
    o 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.
    o 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.
    o Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    o Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    o 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.
    o Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    o 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.
    o Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    o 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
    31.03.2021
  • Italy Italy will require travellers arriving from all other EU countries to quarantine for five days on arrival, the health ministry announced on Tuesday.
    Health Minister Roberto Speranza will sign a new ordinance requiring anyone entering Italy from another member of the EU or Schengen Zone to get tested for coronavirus before departure and observe quarantine regardless of the results, ministry sources told the press.

    They must then get tested again after five days in isolation.

    The new rules will apply to foreign visitors and returning residents alike, with the only exceptions for reasons of “proven necessity and urgency”, a ministry source told AFP.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, until 6 April 2021 specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    All travellers who do not present a negative COVID-19 test must complete a 14-day fiduciary quarantine.

    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 the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel;
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority;
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    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.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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, 29 March 2021. However, recall that on 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. 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, Liguria, Lazio (from Tuesday 30 March, including Rome), Molise, Sicily , Sardinia, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano. Recall that in addition to Yellow Zone measures (at bottom of email), the following additional measures apply in Orange Zones:
    o 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.
    o 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. In addition,
    o Visiting people: 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 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.
    o Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    o Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens, elementary and middle schools (scuole medie) will reopen on Tuesday 30 March in the Lazio Region, while all grades of secondary schools (scuole superiori) will continue distance learning.
    o 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.
    · Red Zones – Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Campania, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Valle D’Aosta, Veneto, and the autonomous province of Trento
    o 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.
    o 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.
    o Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    o Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    o 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.
    o Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    o 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.
    o Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    o 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
    30.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for 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.

     

    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.

     

    To know more:

    Esteri.it

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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, 29 March 2021. However, recall that on 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. 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, Liguria, Lazio (from Tuesday 30 March, including Rome), Molise, Sicily , Sardinia, Umbria, and the autonomous province of Bolzano. Recall that in addition to Yellow Zone measures (at bottom of email), the following additional measures apply in Orange Zones:
    o 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.
    o 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. In addition,
    o Visiting people: 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 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.
    o Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    o Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens, elementary and middle schools (scuole medie) will reopen on Tuesday 30 March in the Lazio Region, while all grades of secondary schools (scuole superiori) will continue distance learning.
    o 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.
    · Red Zones – Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Campania, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, Tuscany, Valle D’Aosta, Veneto, and the autonomous province of Trento
    o 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.
    o 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.
    o Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    o Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls are all closed.
    o Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    o 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.
    o Markets are closed with the exception of stands exclusively selling foodstuffs or plants.
    o 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.
    o Services to individuals are suspended, with the exception of laundromats, dry-cleaners, and funeral services.
    o 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
    28.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for 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.

     

    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.

     

    To know more:

    Esteri.it

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    *From Monday, 15 March – 6 April 2021: Given the quickly deteriorating epidemiological situation, new criteria for the classification of regions into different color zones have been established as follows:
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, all regions which would have been classified as Yellow Zones shall now automatically be Orange Zones and thus have the relevant measures applied.
    • In conjunction with the above, regions having more than 250 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants will be classified as Red Zones.
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, in regions classified as Orange 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 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.
    • On 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. Violations are subject to fines between 400-3000 EUR.
    The classification of regions into different color zones and the applicable measures are thus as follows from 15 March (Italy’s color zones map attached):
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk are Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Alto Adige.
    • These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • Leaving one’s municipality is not allowed and all movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. It is NOT possible to visit one other private residence. However, passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Visiting other people is allowed ONLY on 3,4 and 5 April 2021 (Easter holiday): persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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.
    * Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk are: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Liguria, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle D’Aosta (and the autonomous province of Bolzano. These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: 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 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.
    • 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.
    *White Zone: Sardinia is still a White Zone. No restrictions.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for 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.

     

    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.

     

    To know more:

    Esteri.it

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    *From Monday, 15 March – 6 April 2021: Given the quickly deteriorating epidemiological situation, new criteria for the classification of regions into different color zones have been established as follows:
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, all regions which would have been classified as Yellow Zones shall now automatically be Orange Zones and thus have the relevant measures applied.
    • In conjunction with the above, regions having more than 250 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants will be classified as Red Zones.
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, in regions classified as Orange 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 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.
    • On 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. Violations are subject to fines between 400-3000 EUR.
    The classification of regions into different color zones and the applicable measures are thus as follows from 15 March (Italy’s color zones map attached):
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk are Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Alto Adige.
    • These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • Leaving one’s municipality is not allowed and all movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. It is NOT possible to visit one other private residence. However, passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Visiting other people is allowed ONLY on 3,4 and 5 April 2021 (Easter holiday): persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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.
    * Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk are: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Liguria, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle D’Aosta (and the autonomous province of Bolzano. These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: 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 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.
    • 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.
    *White Zone: Sardinia is still a White Zone. No restrictions.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for 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.

     

    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.

     

    To know more:

    Esteri.it

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    *From Monday, 15 March – 6 April 2021: Given the quickly deteriorating epidemiological situation, new criteria for the classification of regions into different color zones have been established as follows:
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, all regions which would have been classified as Yellow Zones shall now automatically be Orange Zones and thus have the relevant measures applied.
    • In conjunction with the above, regions having more than 250 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants will be classified as Red Zones.
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, in regions classified as Orange 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 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.
    • On 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. Violations are subject to fines between 400-3000 EUR.
    The classification of regions into different color zones and the applicable measures are thus as follows from 15 March (Italy’s color zones map attached):
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk are Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Alto Adige.
    • These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • Leaving one’s municipality is not allowed and all movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. It is NOT possible to visit one other private residence. However, passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Visiting other people is allowed ONLY on 3,4 and 5 April 2021 (Easter holiday): persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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.
    * Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk are: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Liguria, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle D’Aosta (and the autonomous province of Bolzano. These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: 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 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.
    • 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.
    *White Zone: Sardinia is still a White Zone. No restrictions.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    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.

    *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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for 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.

     

    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.

     

    To know more:

    Esteri.it

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    *From Monday, 15 March – 6 April 2021: Given the quickly deteriorating epidemiological situation, new criteria for the classification of regions into different color zones have been established as follows:
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, all regions which would have been classified as Yellow Zones shall now automatically be Orange Zones and thus have the relevant measures applied.
    • In conjunction with the above, regions having more than 250 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants will be classified as Red Zones.
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, in regions classified as Orange 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 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.
    • On 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. Violations are subject to fines between 400-3000 EUR.
    The classification of regions into different color zones and the applicable measures are thus as follows from 15 March (Italy’s color zones map attached):
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk are Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Alto Adige.
    • These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • Leaving one’s municipality is not allowed and all movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. It is NOT possible to visit one other private residence. However, passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Visiting other people is allowed ONLY on 3,4 and 5 April 2021 (Easter holiday): persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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.
    * Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk are: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Liguria, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle D’Aosta (and the autonomous province of Bolzano. These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: 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 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.
    • 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.
    *White Zone: Sardinia is still a White Zone. No restrictions.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    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.

    *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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for 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.

     

    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.

     

    To know more:

    Esteri.it

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. 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.

    *From Monday, 15 March – 6 April 2021: Given the quickly deteriorating epidemiological situation, new criteria for the classification of regions into different color zones have been established as follows:
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, all regions which would have been classified as Yellow Zones shall now automatically be Orange Zones and thus have the relevant measures applied.
    • In conjunction with the above, regions having more than 250 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants will be classified as Red Zones.
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, in regions classified as Orange 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 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.
    • On 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. Violations are subject to fines between 400-3000 EUR.
    The classification of regions into different color zones and the applicable measures are thus as follows from 15 March (Italy’s color zones map attached):
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk are Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Alto Adige.
    • These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • Leaving one’s municipality is not allowed and all movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. It is NOT possible to visit one other private residence. However, passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Visiting other people is allowed ONLY on 3,4 and 5 April 2021 (Easter holiday): persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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.
    * Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk are: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Liguria, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle D’Aosta (and the autonomous province of Bolzano. These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: 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 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.
    • 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.
    *White Zone: Sardinia is still a White Zone. No restrictions.

    Read more
    14.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

    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.

    *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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for 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.

     

    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.

     

    To know more:

    Esteri.it

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    **From Monday, 15 March – 6 April 2021: Given the quickly deteriorating epidemiological situation, new criteria for the classification of regions into different color zones have been established as follows:
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, all regions which would have been classified as Yellow Zones shall now automatically be Orange Zones and thus have the relevant measures applied.
    • In conjunction with the above, regions having more than 250 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants will be classified as Red Zones.
    • From 15 March – 2 April and 6 April 2021, in regions classified as Orange 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 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.
    • On 3,4,5 April, the entire country is a Red Zone, except for regions classified as White Zones. Violations are subject to fines between 400-3000 EUR.
    The classification of regions into different color zones and the applicable measures are thus as follows from 15 March (Italy’s color zones map attached):
    *Red Zones: Zones classified as having the highest level of risk are Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Veneto, and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Alto Adige.
    • These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • Leaving one’s municipality is not allowed and all movements are prohibited to/from and within these zones, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. It is NOT possible to visit one other private residence. However, passing through red zones to reach one’s legal residence is allowed.
    • Visiting other people is allowed ONLY on 3,4 and 5 April 2021 (Easter holiday): persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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.
    * Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk are: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Liguria, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle D’Aosta (and the autonomous province of Bolzano. These regions have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: 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 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.
    • 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.
    *White Zone: Sardinia is still a White Zone. No restrictions.

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    13.03.2021
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    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.

    *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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for 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.

     

    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.

     

    To know more:

    Esteri.it

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *From Monday, 8 March 2021. The Italian government has classified the following regions into these zones, which are subject to specific restrictions (below):

    • White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: Sardinia
    • Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Calabria, Lazio, Liguria, Puglia, Sicily and Valle D’Aosta
    o Within Lazio, please note that the province of Frosinone is an Orange Zone
    • Orange Zones – Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.

    o Red Zones – Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Basilicata, Campania and Molise. Please note that some regions have declared Red Zones within their borders: Emilia-Romagna: the provinces of Bologna, Forli-Cesena, Modena, Ravenna and Rimini are Red Zones; the province of Reggio-Emilia is Orange but with additional containment measures; Piedmont: 23 small towns are classified as Red Zones; Marche: the provinces of Ancona and Macerata are Red Zones; Abruzzo: the province of Pescara is Red Zones. Other 16 small towns are classified as Red Zones; Tuscany: the provinces of Pistoia and the town of Pistoia and Castellina Marina; Sicily: 14 towns are classified as Red Zones.
    • Please also note that Lombardy and Piedmont have decided to adopt additional containment measures throughout the entire region.
    * Moreover, the latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides:
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons);
    • White Zones: Restrictive measures for Yellow zones will cease to apply in White Zones, but national containment measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing will remain in effect. Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended (fairs, conferences, night clubs, and audience presence in sports stadiums). See below summary of the full DPCM for further details;

    • Schools:
    o In Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are suspended for every grade and level from 6 March, including preschool and elementary levels; in-person teaching activities may only continue for students with disabilities and special needs;
    o In Orange and Yellow Zones, regions may suspend in-person teaching activities in areas where stricter containment measures have been adopted, areas where there have been more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or in the event that the epidemiological situation significantly worsens.
    • Museums, theatres, cinemas, and sport facilities:
    o In Yellow Zones: museums may operate only Monday-Friday but from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays. From 27 March, theatres and cinemas may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    o Gyms, swimming pools, and ski facilities remain closed.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): Takeaway is allowed after 18:00 in all zones.
    • Services to individuals: In Red Zones, services to individuals such as hairdressers, barbers, and beauty salons must close.
    • International travel: Experimental “COVID-tested” flights have been expanded to additional countries. Also, persons who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days may enter Italy to return to their residence or the residence of underage children.
    However, to ease your understanding of the full list of measures applicable throughout Italy and in the different color zones, a summary of the entire decree is below:
    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.
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons)
    • 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:
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk have the above “measures applicable in the entire country” in effect and:
    • Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of this DPCM
    • Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended: fairs, conferences, activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors, and audience presence at sports events
    • A permanent technical committee within the Ministry of Health has been established to monitor the effects of easing containment measures and establish any potential transitional or intermediate containment measures
    • The below measures applicable to Yellow Zones cease to apply
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the following measures in place:
    • 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.
    • Visiting other people: Persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Museums, exhibits, and cultural centers: may operate only Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. However, from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays, with access being granted through online or telephone reservations made at least one day in advance. Domenica al Museo – the service that grants free entry to public cultural landmarks and institutions on the first Sunday of the month – remains suspended.
    · Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls: are all closed. From 27 March, these venues may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    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.
    • Ski facilities are closed
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Schools:
    • Nurseries, primary, and middle schools: will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    • Secondary schools (high schools): must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • School trips are suspended
    • 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.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): may offer table service between 5:00-18:00. Tables may have a maximum of 4 occupants, but this limit does not apply where all occupants live together. Between 18:00-22:00 takeaway continues to be allowed, but the consumption of food or beverages is prohibited at or near the establishment or in spaces open to the public (whether indoors or outdoors). Takeaway services not allowed from 18:00 for cafes without a kitchen and pubs/bars. Delivery services are allowed at all hours. Food service activities continue to be allowed in hotels at any time for their overnight guests.
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: until 27 March 2021, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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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    12.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 6 April (WIR, 03.03.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 27.02.2021). General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021).

    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.

    *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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK(List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving from the UK must also report to the local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D)are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from other third countries, travel is allowed only for specific reasons.

    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.

     

    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.

     

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    Internal Restrictions:

    *From Monday, 8 March 2021. The Italian government has classified the following regions into these zones, which are subject to specific restrictions (below):

    • White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: Sardinia
    • Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Calabria, Lazio, Liguria, Puglia, Sicily and Valle D’Aosta
    o Within Lazio, please note that the province of Frosinone is an Orange Zone
    • Orange Zones – Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.

    o Red Zones – Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Basilicata, Campania and Molise. Please note that some regions have declared Red Zones within their borders: Emilia-Romagna: the provinces of Bologna, Forli-Cesena, Modena, Ravenna and Rimini are Red Zones; the province of Reggio-Emilia is Orange but with additional containment measures; Piedmont: 23 small towns are classified as Red Zones; Marche: the provinces of Ancona and Macerata are Red Zones; Abruzzo: the province of Pescara is Red Zones. Other 16 small towns are classified as Red Zones; Tuscany: the provinces of Pistoia and the town of Pistoia and Castellina Marina; Sicily: 14 towns are classified as Red Zones.
    • Please also note that Lombardy and Piedmont have decided to adopt additional containment measures throughout the entire region.
    * Moreover, the latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides:
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons);
    • White Zones: Restrictive measures for Yellow zones will cease to apply in White Zones, but national containment measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing will remain in effect. Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended (fairs, conferences, night clubs, and audience presence in sports stadiums). See below summary of the full DPCM for further details;

    • Schools:
    o In Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are suspended for every grade and level from 6 March, including preschool and elementary levels; in-person teaching activities may only continue for students with disabilities and special needs;
    o In Orange and Yellow Zones, regions may suspend in-person teaching activities in areas where stricter containment measures have been adopted, areas where there have been more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or in the event that the epidemiological situation significantly worsens.
    • Museums, theatres, cinemas, and sport facilities:
    o In Yellow Zones: museums may operate only Monday-Friday but from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays. From 27 March, theatres and cinemas may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    o Gyms, swimming pools, and ski facilities remain closed.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): Takeaway is allowed after 18:00 in all zones.
    • Services to individuals: In Red Zones, services to individuals such as hairdressers, barbers, and beauty salons must close.
    • International travel: Experimental “COVID-tested” flights have been expanded to additional countries. Also, persons who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days may enter Italy to return to their residence or the residence of underage children.
    However, to ease your understanding of the full list of measures applicable throughout Italy and in the different color zones, a summary of the entire decree is below:
    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.
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons)
    • 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:
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk have the above “measures applicable in the entire country” in effect and:
    • Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of this DPCM
    • Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended: fairs, conferences, activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors, and audience presence at sports events
    • A permanent technical committee within the Ministry of Health has been established to monitor the effects of easing containment measures and establish any potential transitional or intermediate containment measures
    • The below measures applicable to Yellow Zones cease to apply
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the following measures in place:
    • 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.
    • Visiting other people: Persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Museums, exhibits, and cultural centers: may operate only Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. However, from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays, with access being granted through online or telephone reservations made at least one day in advance. Domenica al Museo – the service that grants free entry to public cultural landmarks and institutions on the first Sunday of the month – remains suspended.
    · Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls: are all closed. From 27 March, these venues may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    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.
    • Ski facilities are closed
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Schools:
    • Nurseries, primary, and middle schools: will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    • Secondary schools (high schools): must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • School trips are suspended
    • 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.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): may offer table service between 5:00-18:00. Tables may have a maximum of 4 occupants, but this limit does not apply where all occupants live together. Between 18:00-22:00 takeaway continues to be allowed, but the consumption of food or beverages is prohibited at or near the establishment or in spaces open to the public (whether indoors or outdoors). Takeaway services not allowed from 18:00 for cafes without a kitchen and pubs/bars. Delivery services are allowed at all hours. Food service activities continue to be allowed in hotels at any time for their overnight guests.
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: until 27 March 2021, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 6 April (WIR, 03.03.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 27.02.2021). General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021).

    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.

    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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    *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.

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    *From Third Countries:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

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    Internal Restrictions:

    *From Monday, 8 March 2021. The Italian government has classified the following regions into these zones, which are subject to specific restrictions (below):

    • White Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk: Sardinia
    • Yellow Zones – Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk: Calabria, Lazio, Liguria, Puglia, Sicily and Valle D’Aosta
    o Within Lazio, please note that the province of Frosinone is an Orange Zone
    • Orange Zones – Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk: Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.

    o Red Zones – Zones classified as having the highest level of risk: Basilicata, Campania and Molise. Please note that some regions have declared Red Zones within their borders: Emilia-Romagna: the provinces of Bologna, Forli-Cesena, Modena, Ravenna and Rimini are Red Zones; the province of Reggio-Emilia is Orange but with additional containment measures; Piedmont: 23 small towns are classified as Red Zones; Marche: the provinces of Ancona and Macerata are Red Zones; Abruzzo: the province of Pescara is Red Zones. Other 16 small towns are classified as Red Zones; Tuscany: the provinces of Pistoia and the town of Pistoia and Castellina Marina; Sicily: 14 towns are classified as Red Zones.
    • Please also note that Lombardy and Piedmont have decided to adopt additional containment measures throughout the entire region.
    * Moreover, the latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides:
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons);
    • White Zones: Restrictive measures for Yellow zones will cease to apply in White Zones, but national containment measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing will remain in effect. Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended (fairs, conferences, night clubs, and audience presence in sports stadiums). See below summary of the full DPCM for further details;

    • Schools:
    o In Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are suspended for every grade and level from 6 March, including preschool and elementary levels; in-person teaching activities may only continue for students with disabilities and special needs;
    o In Orange and Yellow Zones, regions may suspend in-person teaching activities in areas where stricter containment measures have been adopted, areas where there have been more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or in the event that the epidemiological situation significantly worsens.
    • Museums, theatres, cinemas, and sport facilities:
    o In Yellow Zones: museums may operate only Monday-Friday but from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays. From 27 March, theatres and cinemas may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    o Gyms, swimming pools, and ski facilities remain closed.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): Takeaway is allowed after 18:00 in all zones.
    • Services to individuals: In Red Zones, services to individuals such as hairdressers, barbers, and beauty salons must close.
    • International travel: Experimental “COVID-tested” flights have been expanded to additional countries. Also, persons who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days may enter Italy to return to their residence or the residence of underage children.
    However, to ease your understanding of the full list of measures applicable throughout Italy and in the different color zones, a summary of the entire decree is below:
    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.
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons)
    • 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:
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk have the above “measures applicable in the entire country” in effect and:
    • Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of this DPCM
    • Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended: fairs, conferences, activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors, and audience presence at sports events
    • A permanent technical committee within the Ministry of Health has been established to monitor the effects of easing containment measures and establish any potential transitional or intermediate containment measures
    • The below measures applicable to Yellow Zones cease to apply
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the following measures in place:
    • 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.
    • Visiting other people: Persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Museums, exhibits, and cultural centers: may operate only Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. However, from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays, with access being granted through online or telephone reservations made at least one day in advance. Domenica al Museo – the service that grants free entry to public cultural landmarks and institutions on the first Sunday of the month – remains suspended.
    · Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls: are all closed. From 27 March, these venues may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    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.
    • Ski facilities are closed
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Schools:
    • Nurseries, primary, and middle schools: will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    • Secondary schools (high schools): must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • School trips are suspended
    • 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.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): may offer table service between 5:00-18:00. Tables may have a maximum of 4 occupants, but this limit does not apply where all occupants live together. Between 18:00-22:00 takeaway continues to be allowed, but the consumption of food or beverages is prohibited at or near the establishment or in spaces open to the public (whether indoors or outdoors). Takeaway services not allowed from 18:00 for cafes without a kitchen and pubs/bars. Delivery services are allowed at all hours. Food service activities continue to be allowed in hotels at any time for their overnight guests.
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: until 27 March 2021, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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
    07.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 6 April (WIR, 03.03.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 27.02.2021). General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021).

    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.

    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

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    Internal Restrictions:

    *The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides:
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons);
    • White Zones: Restrictive measures for Yellow zones will cease to apply in White Zones, but national containment measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing will remain in effect. Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended (fairs, conferences, night clubs, and audience presence in sports stadiums). See below summary of the full DPCM for further details;

    • Schools:
    o In Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are suspended for every grade and level from 6 March, including preschool and elementary levels; in-person teaching activities may only continue for students with disabilities and special needs;
    o In Orange and Yellow Zones, regions may suspend in-person teaching activities in areas where stricter containment measures have been adopted, areas where there have been more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or in the event that the epidemiological situation significantly worsens.
    • Museums, theatres, cinemas, and sport facilities:
    o In Yellow Zones: museums may operate only Monday-Friday but from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays. From 27 March, theatres and cinemas may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    o Gyms, swimming pools, and ski facilities remain closed.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): Takeaway is allowed after 18:00 in all zones.
    • Services to individuals: In Red Zones, services to individuals such as hairdressers, barbers, and beauty salons must close.
    • International travel: Experimental “COVID-tested” flights have been expanded to additional countries. Also, persons who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days may enter Italy to return to their residence or the residence of underage children.
    However, to ease your understanding of the full list of measures applicable throughout Italy and in the different color zones, a summary of the entire decree is below:
    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.
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons)
    • 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:
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk have the above “measures applicable in the entire country” in effect and:
    • Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of this DPCM
    • Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended: fairs, conferences, activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors, and audience presence at sports events
    • A permanent technical committee within the Ministry of Health has been established to monitor the effects of easing containment measures and establish any potential transitional or intermediate containment measures
    • The below measures applicable to Yellow Zones cease to apply
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the following measures in place:
    • 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.
    • Visiting other people: Persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Museums, exhibits, and cultural centers: may operate only Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. However, from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays, with access being granted through online or telephone reservations made at least one day in advance. Domenica al Museo – the service that grants free entry to public cultural landmarks and institutions on the first Sunday of the month – remains suspended.
    · Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls: are all closed. From 27 March, these venues may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    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.
    • Ski facilities are closed
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Schools:
    • Nurseries, primary, and middle schools: will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    • Secondary schools (high schools): must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • School trips are suspended
    • 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.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): may offer table service between 5:00-18:00. Tables may have a maximum of 4 occupants, but this limit does not apply where all occupants live together. Between 18:00-22:00 takeaway continues to be allowed, but the consumption of food or beverages is prohibited at or near the establishment or in spaces open to the public (whether indoors or outdoors). Takeaway services not allowed from 18:00 for cafes without a kitchen and pubs/bars. Delivery services are allowed at all hours. Food service activities continue to be allowed in hotels at any time for their overnight guests.
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: until 27 March 2021, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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
    05.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 6 April (WIR, 03.03.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 27.02.2021). General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021).

    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.

    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides:
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons);
    • White Zones: Restrictive measures for Yellow zones will cease to apply in White Zones, but national containment measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing will remain in effect. Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended (fairs, conferences, night clubs, and audience presence in sports stadiums). See below summary of the full DPCM for further details;

    • Schools:
    o In Red Zones, in-person teaching activities are suspended for every grade and level from 6 March, including preschool and elementary levels; in-person teaching activities may only continue for students with disabilities and special needs;
    o In Orange and Yellow Zones, regions may suspend in-person teaching activities in areas where stricter containment measures have been adopted, areas where there have been more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or in the event that the epidemiological situation significantly worsens.
    • Museums, theatres, cinemas, and sport facilities:
    o In Yellow Zones: museums may operate only Monday-Friday but from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays. From 27 March, theatres and cinemas may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    o Gyms, swimming pools, and ski facilities remain closed.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): Takeaway is allowed after 18:00 in all zones.
    • Services to individuals: In Red Zones, services to individuals such as hairdressers, barbers, and beauty salons must close.
    • International travel: Experimental “COVID-tested” flights have been expanded to additional countries. Also, persons who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days may enter Italy to return to their residence or the residence of underage children.
    However, to ease your understanding of the full list of measures applicable throughout Italy and in the different color zones, a summary of the entire decree is below:
    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.
    • Ban on interregional travel: The ban on interregional travel remains until 27 March 2021 (except for work, health, or other urgent reasons)
    • 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:
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk have the above “measures applicable in the entire country” in effect and:
    • Any activities must conform to relevant safety and hygiene protocols and guidelines detailed in the annexes of this DPCM
    • Events that create gatherings continue to be suspended: fairs, conferences, activities in dance halls and nightclubs or similar whether indoors or outdoors, and audience presence at sports events
    • A permanent technical committee within the Ministry of Health has been established to monitor the effects of easing containment measures and establish any potential transitional or intermediate containment measures
    • The below measures applicable to Yellow Zones cease to apply
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the following measures in place:
    • 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.
    • Visiting other people: Persons are allowed 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 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. However, it is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • 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.
    • Museums, exhibits, and cultural centers: may operate only Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. However, from 27 March, they may also open on weekends and holidays, with access being granted through online or telephone reservations made at least one day in advance. Domenica al Museo – the service that grants free entry to public cultural landmarks and institutions on the first Sunday of the month – remains suspended.
    · Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls: are all closed. From 27 March, these venues may reopen with pre-assigned seating and at no more than 25% of capacity.
    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.
    • Ski facilities are closed
    • Amusement parks, arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos are closed (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Schools:
    • Nurseries, primary, and middle schools: will continue to operate with in-person teaching activities. Masks must be worn by all except children under the age of 6.
    • Secondary schools (high schools): must guarantee in-person teaching activities for between 50-75% of students.
    • School trips are suspended
    • 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.
    • Food services (including cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors, and pastry shops): may offer table service between 5:00-18:00. Tables may have a maximum of 4 occupants, but this limit does not apply where all occupants live together. Between 18:00-22:00 takeaway continues to be allowed, but the consumption of food or beverages is prohibited at or near the establishment or in spaces open to the public (whether indoors or outdoors). Takeaway services not allowed from 18:00 for cafes without a kitchen and pubs/bars. Delivery services are allowed at all hours. Food service activities continue to be allowed in hotels at any time for their overnight guests.
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have Yellow Zone measures in place in addition to the below measures:
    • 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. In addition,
    • Visiting people: until 27 March 2021, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Schools: Nurseries/ kindergartens are suspended and all other grades and levels must switch to distance learning arrangements.
    • 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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    03.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 27.02.2021). General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021). Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021. The Italian government approved a new legislative decree which extends the ban on interregional travel until 27 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 1 March. Please note that the ban on interregional travel remains, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. The classifications are as follows:
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk shed many of the standard restrictions we are familiar with for Yellow Zones. Only one region has been established as a White Zone: Sardinia.
    • The following measures continue to apply in White Zones:
    • 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • 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.
    • All other measures cease to apply, unless the region decides to apply stricter measures, including:
    • no curfew; food services allowed to operate at all hours; malls, shopping centers, and business parks can open on the weekends; gyms and public pools can reopen; cinemas, theaters and exhibitions can resume; museums and other cultural institutions may operate on weekends and holidays; schools may fully re-open; fairs and markets may resume activities.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. Two regions have received this classification: Basilicata and Molise. In addition, regions continue to apply the classification to several provinces and towns within their borders. These include: the provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo; the provinces of Siena and Pistoia and the city of Cecina in Tuscany; the towns of Bollate, Viggiù and Mede in Lombardy, the towns of Re, Cavour, Raveggia, Villette, Toceno, Malesco, Santa Maria Maggiore and Druogno in Piedmont, the towns of Carpineto Romano, Colleferro, Monte San Giovanni Campano, Roccagorga, and Torrice in Lazio, the towns of San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato in Sicily.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: Abruzzo, Campania, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
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    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 27 March unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    02.03.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 27.02.2021). General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021). Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021. The Italian government approved a new legislative decree which extends the ban on interregional travel until 27 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Monday, 1 March. Please note that the ban on interregional travel remains, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. The classifications are as follows:
    • White Zones: Zones classified as having a ‘low’ level of risk shed many of the standard restrictions we are familiar with for Yellow Zones. Only one region has been established as a White Zone: Sardinia.
    • The following measures continue to apply in White Zones:
    • 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • 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.
    • All other measures cease to apply, unless the region decides to apply stricter measures, including:
    • no curfew; food services allowed to operate at all hours; malls, shopping centers, and business parks can open on the weekends; gyms and public pools can reopen; cinemas, theaters and exhibitions can resume; museums and other cultural institutions may operate on weekends and holidays; schools may fully re-open; fairs and markets may resume activities.
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. Two regions have received this classification: Basilicata and Molise. In addition, regions continue to apply the classification to several provinces and towns within their borders. These include: the provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo; the provinces of Siena and Pistoia and the city of Cecina in Tuscany; the towns of Bollate, Viggiù and Mede in Lombardy, the towns of Re, Cavour, Raveggia, Villette, Toceno, Malesco, Santa Maria Maggiore and Druogno in Piedmont, the towns of Carpineto Romano, Colleferro, Monte San Giovanni Campano, Roccagorga, and Torrice in Lazio, the towns of San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato in Sicily.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: Abruzzo, Campania, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 27 March unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    28.02.2021
  • Italy Latest News: General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021). Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021. The Italian government approved a new legislative decree which extends the ban on interregional travel until 27 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Sunday, 21 February 2021. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are red zones, but several provinces and towns are: the whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the entire province of Perugia and the town of San Venanzo in the province of Terni in Umbria, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, the town of Re in Piedmont, the towns of Bollate, Castrezzato, Mede and Viggiù in Lombardy, the towns of Roccagorga,Colleferro and Carpineto in Lazio, and 28 small towns in Molise.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: the remaining part of Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Molise, Tuscany, the remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    Please note that the ban on interregional travel remains at least until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 27 March unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Italy Latest News: General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021). Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions to 15 February, other COVID-19 restrictions to 5 March (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021. The Italian government approved a new legislative decree which extends the ban on interregional travel until 27 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Sunday, 21 February 2021. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are red zones, but several provinces and towns are: the whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the entire province of Perugia and the town of San Venanzo in the province of Terni in Umbria, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, the town of Re in Piedmont, the towns of Bollate, Castrezzato, Mede and Viggiù in Lombardy, the towns of Roccagorga,Colleferro and Carpineto in Lazio, and 28 small towns in Molise.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: the remaining part of Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Molise, Tuscany, the remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    Please note that the ban on interregional travel remains at least until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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

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    *From within the EU:

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

     

    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?

    A legal requirement to quarantine has been introduced for all travellers (except if your journey originates in Northern Ireland) with very limited exceptions.

    This applies for ALL arrivals from 4 February 2021:

    • 14-day quarantine period must be undertaken at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form
    • persons who travel from another country to Ireland, and arrive via Northern Ireland, must also observe the mandatory quarantine regime

    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.

    You may only leave your place of residence during the quarantine period for unavoidable reasons of an emergency nature to protect a person’s health or welfare, or to leave the State.

    You may leave to take 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/ ‘not detected’ your period of quarantine can end.

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

     

    Passenger Locator Form

    If you arrive in Ireland from another country, you must fill in 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    If you travel to Ireland from Angola; Botswana; Brazil; Burundi; Cape Verde; the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Lesotho; Malawi; Eswatini; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Republic of South Africa; Rwanda; Seychelles; Tanzania; United Arab Emirates; Zambia; Zimbabwe:

    • A 14-day quarantine period must be undertaken at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form
    • you must complete the full 14 days of quarantine – regardless of whether you have a negative test result

    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.

     

    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 an RT-PCR test after arrival at your own expense.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A legal requirement to quarantine has been introduced for all travellers (except if your journey originates in Northern Ireland) with very limited exceptions.

    This applies for ALL arrivals from 4 February 2021:

    • A 14-day quarantine period must be undertaken at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form
    • persons who travel from another country to Ireland, and arrive via Northern Ireland, must also observe the mandatory quarantine regime

    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.

    You may only leave your place of residence during the quarantine period for unavoidable reasons of an emergency nature to protect a person’s health or welfare, or to leave the State.

    You may leave to take 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/ ‘not detected’ your period of quarantine can end.

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

     

    Passenger Locator Form

    If you arrive in Ireland from another country, you must fill in a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 27 March unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    25.02.2021
  • Italy Latest News: General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021). Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions to 15 February, other COVID-19 restrictions to 5 March (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021. The Italian government approved a new legislative decree which extends the ban on interregional travel until 27 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Sunday, 21 February 2021. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are red zones, but several provinces and towns are: the whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the entire province of Perugia and the town of San Venanzo in the province of Terni in Umbria, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, the town of Re in Piedmont, the towns of Bollate, Castrezzato, Mede and Viggiù in Lombardy, the towns of Roccagorga,Colleferro and Carpineto in Lazio, and 28 small towns in Molise.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: the remaining part of Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Molise, Tuscany, the remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    Please note that the ban on interregional travel remains at least until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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 within the EU:

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

     

    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?

    A legal requirement to quarantine has been introduced for all travellers (except if your journey originates in Northern Ireland) with very limited exceptions.

    This applies for ALL arrivals from 4 February 2021:

    • 14-day quarantine period must be undertaken at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form
    • persons who travel from another country to Ireland, and arrive via Northern Ireland, must also observe the mandatory quarantine regime

    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.

    You may only leave your place of residence during the quarantine period for unavoidable reasons of an emergency nature to protect a person’s health or welfare, or to leave the State.

    You may leave to take 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/ ‘not detected’ your period of quarantine can end.

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

     

    Passenger Locator Form

    If you arrive in Ireland from another country, you must fill in 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.

    *From Third Countries:

    If you travel to Ireland from Angola; Botswana; Brazil; Burundi; Cape Verde; the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Lesotho; Malawi; Eswatini; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Republic of South Africa; Rwanda; Seychelles; Tanzania; United Arab Emirates; Zambia; Zimbabwe:

    • A 14-day quarantine period must be undertaken at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form
    • you must complete the full 14 days of quarantine – regardless of whether you have a negative test result

    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.

     

    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 an RT-PCR test after arrival at your own expense.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A legal requirement to quarantine has been introduced for all travellers (except if your journey originates in Northern Ireland) with very limited exceptions.

    This applies for ALL arrivals from 4 February 2021:

    • A 14-day quarantine period must be undertaken at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form
    • persons who travel from another country to Ireland, and arrive via Northern Ireland, must also observe the mandatory quarantine regime

    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.

    You may only leave your place of residence during the quarantine period for unavoidable reasons of an emergency nature to protect a person’s health or welfare, or to leave the State.

    You may leave to take 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/ ‘not detected’ your period of quarantine can end.

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

     

    Passenger Locator Form

    If you arrive in Ireland from another country, you must fill in a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 25 February unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions to 15 February, other COVID-19 restrictions to 5 March (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021. The Italian government approved a new legislative decree which extends the ban on interregional travel until 27 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Sunday, 21 February 2021. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are red zones, but several provinces and towns are: the whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the entire province of Perugia and the town of San Venanzo in the province of Terni in Umbria, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, the town of Re in Piedmont, the towns of Bollate, Castrezzato, Mede and Viggiù in Lombardy, the towns of Roccagorga,Colleferro and Carpineto in Lazio, and 28 small towns in Molise.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: the remaining part of Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Molise, Tuscany, the remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    Please note that the ban on interregional travel remains at least until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 25 February unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

    Read more
    22.02.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions to 15 February, other COVID-19 restrictions to 5 March (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is in effect from Sunday, 21 February 2021. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are red zones, but several provinces and towns are: the whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the entire province of Perugia and the town of San Venanzo in the province of Terni in Umbria, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, the town of Re in Piedmont, the towns of Bollate, Castrezzato, Mede and Viggiù in Lombardy, the towns of Roccagorga,Colleferro and Carpineto in Lazio, and 28 small towns in Molise.
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: the remaining part of Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Molise, Tuscany, the remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    Please note that the ban on interregional travel remains at least until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 25 February unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is also in effect from Sunday, 14 February. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are in red zones, but specific provinces/towns. The whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the province of Perugia (in Umbria), 2 towns in the province of Terni, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, 27 towns in Molise and one town in Tuscany red zones. The towns in the province of Terni are Amelia and San Venanzo, in the Molise region are Termoli, Acquaviva Collecroce, Casacalenda, Castelmauro, Civitacampomarano, Colletorto, Guardialfiera, Guglionesi, Larino, Mafalda, Montecilfone, Montefalcone del Sannio, Montemitro, Montenero di Bisaccia, Montorio nei Frentani, Palata, Petacciato, Portocannone, Ripabottoni, Rotello, San Felice del Molise, San Giacomo degli Schiavoni, San Giuliano di Puglia, San Martino in Pensilis, Santa Croce di Magliano, Tavenna and Ururi, while in Tuscany it is the town of Chiusi (in the province of Siena).
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: remaining part of Abruzzo, Liguria, Tuscany, Sicily, remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    From Monday, 15 February, Sicily becomes a yellow zone. Finally, the ban on interregional travel remains until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

    According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from 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?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK:

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK (List E) in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take an antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must undergo a health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021). Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

     

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 25 February unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

    Read more
    19.02.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions to 15 February, other COVID-19 restrictions to 5 March (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is also in effect from Sunday, 14 February. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are in red zones, but specific provinces/towns. The whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the province of Perugia (in Umbria), 2 towns in the province of Terni, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, 27 towns in Molise and one town in Tuscany red zones. The towns in the province of Terni are Amelia and San Venanzo, in the Molise region are Termoli, Acquaviva Collecroce, Casacalenda, Castelmauro, Civitacampomarano, Colletorto, Guardialfiera, Guglionesi, Larino, Mafalda, Montecilfone, Montefalcone del Sannio, Montemitro, Montenero di Bisaccia, Montorio nei Frentani, Palata, Petacciato, Portocannone, Ripabottoni, Rotello, San Felice del Molise, San Giacomo degli Schiavoni, San Giuliano di Puglia, San Martino in Pensilis, Santa Croce di Magliano, Tavenna and Ururi, while in Tuscany it is the town of Chiusi (in the province of Siena).
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: remaining part of Abruzzo, Liguria, Tuscany, Sicily, remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    From Monday, 15 February, Sicily becomes a yellow zone. Finally, the ban on interregional travel remains until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK (List E)

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative Covid-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take a Covid-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must quarantine for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    From 16 to 31 January 2021, 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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021).

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 25 February unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information.
    More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 5 March
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.
    Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.
    You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

    Read more
    17.02.2021
  • Italy Latest News: Transport strikes planned in country in February and March; Airport personnel 19 February & 23 March; General strike 8 March; Local buses and trams 26 March (Media Reports, 15.02.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions to 15 February, other COVID-19 restrictions to 5 March (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is also in effect from Sunday, 14 February. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are in red zones, but specific provinces/towns. The whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the province of Perugia (in Umbria), 2 towns in the province of Terni, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, 27 towns in Molise and one town in Tuscany red zones. The towns in the province of Terni are Amelia and San Venanzo, in the Molise region are Termoli, Acquaviva Collecroce, Casacalenda, Castelmauro, Civitacampomarano, Colletorto, Guardialfiera, Guglionesi, Larino, Mafalda, Montecilfone, Montefalcone del Sannio, Montemitro, Montenero di Bisaccia, Montorio nei Frentani, Palata, Petacciato, Portocannone, Ripabottoni, Rotello, San Felice del Molise, San Giacomo degli Schiavoni, San Giuliano di Puglia, San Martino in Pensilis, Santa Croce di Magliano, Tavenna and Ururi, while in Tuscany it is the town of Chiusi (in the province of Siena).
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: remaining part of Abruzzo, Liguria, Tuscany, Sicily, remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    From Monday, 15 February, Sicily becomes a yellow zone. Finally, the ban on interregional travel remains until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

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

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK (List E)

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative Covid-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take a Covid-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must quarantine for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    From 16 to 31 January 2021, 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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021).

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 15 February unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information. More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel
    • There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, study or health reasons, or for reasons of necessity
    • Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes
    • Social distancing of one metre must be observed
    • The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times
    • Eateries are open in yellow zones from 5am to 6pm. Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. In all zones, a home delivery service is available until 10pm
    • It is not permitted to consume food and drink outdoors, between 6pm and 5am
    • Theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed
    • Museums, in yellow zones, are open on weekdays
    • Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted
    • Parks are open and outdoor exercise is permitted, subject to social distancing. Contact sport is banned and sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres are closed
    • Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Churches can celebrate mass, weddings and baptisms. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
    • Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
    • Ski stations will remain closed until 15 February
    More stringent measures are in place in some Italian regions that have been designated ‘orange zones’ or ‘red zones’.Travel to or from ’red zones’ should only be for work, health or emergency reasons. In red and orange zones, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website (in English).
    Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage. You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (in English).

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  • Italy Latest News: Italian government extends suspension of flights from Brazil until 15 February (Reuters, 30.01.2021). COVID-19 restrictions to ease in several regions (Reuters, 29.01.2021). Italian authorities suspend flights from Brazil because of new COVID-19 strain (Reuters, 16.01.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions to 15 February, other COVID-19 restrictions to 5 March (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Italy to extend COVID state of emergency to end of April (Reuters, 13.01.2021).

    The government has signed into effect an ordinance in effect from 14 February-5 March 2021 banning entry or passage through Italy for persons who have been in or passed through Brazil in the previous 14 days. The only exceptions are for persons who were legally resident in Italy prior to 13 February or flight crews who are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. In any case, such persons must take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Secondly, the ordinance requires are persons who have been in or passed through Austria in the previous 14 days to take a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Italy (with a negative result) and a second test within 48 hours of arriving in Italy. Regardless of the test results on arrival, such persons must then quarantine for 14 days and take an additional COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
    Third and finally, the use of “COVID-tested” flights without the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine period has been extended by the ordinance to 15 March 2021. These flights originate from Frankfurt’s Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport, New York’s JFK and Newark Liberty airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport. To be a COVID-tested flight, boarding must only be granted to passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours prior to boarding. Persons arriving from New York’s JFK or Newark airports or Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport must take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at Fiumicino airport. In this regard, please note that FAO continues to apply a precautionary measure of 14 days-teleworking upon arrival from abroad, prior to access the HQ.

    The Host Government issued the latest legislative decree that replaces the provisions of the 3 December 2020 decree and is in effect from 16 January – 5 March 2021.

    *Updated Classification of regions:
    The Italian government has released the latest classification of regions into different color zones, which is also in effect from Sunday, 14 February. The classifications are as follows:
    • Red Zones: Zones classified as having the ‘maximum’ risk of contagion. No regions are in red zones, but specific provinces/towns. The whole of the autonomous province of Bolzano, the province of Perugia (in Umbria), 2 towns in the province of Terni, the whole provinces of Chieti and Pescara in Abruzzo, 27 towns in Molise and one town in Tuscany red zones. The towns in the province of Terni are Amelia and San Venanzo, in the Molise region are Termoli, Acquaviva Collecroce, Casacalenda, Castelmauro, Civitacampomarano, Colletorto, Guardialfiera, Guglionesi, Larino, Mafalda, Montecilfone, Montefalcone del Sannio, Montemitro, Montenero di Bisaccia, Montorio nei Frentani, Palata, Petacciato, Portocannone, Ripabottoni, Rotello, San Felice del Molise, San Giacomo degli Schiavoni, San Giuliano di Puglia, San Martino in Pensilis, Santa Croce di Magliano, Tavenna and Ururi, while in Tuscany it is the town of Chiusi (in the province of Siena).
    • Orange Zones: Zones classified as having an ‘elevated’ risk have the below additional lockdown measures in place. These regions have been established as the following: remaining part of Abruzzo, Liguria, Tuscany, Sicily, remaining part of Umbria and the autonomous province of Trento.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    From Monday, 15 February, Sicily becomes a yellow zone. Finally, the ban on interregional travel remains until 25 February 2021, except for work, health, or other urgent reasons.

    • 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 also 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. In addition, 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Museums and cultural institutions are closed, with the exception of libraries, which may continue to operate on the basis of appointments and reservations.
    • Yellow zones: Zones classified as having a ‘moderate’ risk have the standard measures in place (listed below), but recall that until 15 February, travel between regions remains prohibited except for work, health, or other urgent reasons. All remaining regions, including Lazio, are Yellow zones.
    You are reminded that the following standard measures are still applicable nation-wide except where stricter in Orange & Red Zones:
    • Curfew: Between 22:00-5:00, exclusively persons with valid work (e.g. commuting to/from 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.
    • Movements within the regions: 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 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.
    • Masks: It continues to be 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.
    • Remote working continues to be recommended where it is possible.
    • Events:
    • Sports events: of national or international interest may continue, but without the presence of an audience.
    • Theaters, concert halls, and cinemas are closed. Both indoor and outdoor shows are banned.
    • Conferences and conventions may only take place through remote modalities. Public entities will exclusively hold meetings through remote modalities and private entities are strongly recommended to follow suit.
    • Parties: Parties are prohibited, including those following civil or religious ceremonies. It is strongly recommended that visitors are not received in private residences, except for work or emergencies.
    • Trade shows and exhibitions of any nature are prohibited.
    • The following types of venues are closed:
    • 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.
    • Shopping centers, malls, and markets on weekends and holidays; pharmacies, newsstands, tobacco shops and shops selling foodstuffs inside shopping centers and markets may remain open.
    • Gyms, pools, sports centers, Wellness centers, and spas. Cultural and recreational centers may continue to operate with any gym or pool areas 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.
    • Museums and other cultural institutions (open only from Monday to Friday)
    • Ski areas
    • Amusement parks
    • Arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls, and casinos (and such activities are prohibited in any other type of facility)
    • Dance halls and nightclubs whether indoors or outdoors
    • Public parks and gardens: continue to be open to the public so long as gatherings and crowds are strictly avoided.
    • Outdoor exercise: 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 allowed only for professional leagues and leagues recognized by the national Olympic committee.
    • Contact sports: Training for children and youth’s amateur leagues for contact sports is allowed on an individual basis only; no matches are allowed. No contact sport activities of a purely recreational nature are allowed.
    • Public protests: are allowed only in static form and if social distancing is respected
    • 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
    • Public transit: Trains, trams, and buses may be filled to a maximum of 50% capacity.


    *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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

    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.

     

    Other

    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)

    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.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
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    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    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:

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK (List E)

    Entry into Italy in case of travellers who have visited or passed through the UK in the previous 14 days is only permitted for those with official residency in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared through a self-declaration form.

    In these cases, travellers are allowed entry to Italy only if they:

    • present the airline with a negative Covid-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
    • Take a Covid-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test on arrival in Italy at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.
    • Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in Italy from the UK must also report to their local Health Authorities on arrival and must quarantine for 14 days.

    Personnel engaged in transporting passengers and freight shall not be required to quarantine in Italy (except if they have Covid-19 symptoms), but shall nevertheless be required to take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, where possible, or within 48 hours from entering the country at their local Health Authority.

     

    Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil (List E)

    From 16 to 31 January 2021, 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 expected day of entry (except for those who were on board an indirect flight to Italy which began on 16 January 2021).

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    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    For travellers coming from third countries not belonging to the previous list, travel is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study or in general absolute urgency.

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective 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.

     

    Is quarantine required? 

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority;
    • reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

    Some exceptions are in place.

     

    To know more:

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

    Viaggiare Sicuri

    .

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Italy: Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 15 February unless for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity. All travellers entering Italy must comply with the regulations of the region they are visiting. Public transport links may be less frequent and seating limited to comply with social distancing measures. Masks must be worn on board public services. Taxi and car hire options are widely available. Rail companies are operating reduced schedules. Passenger ferry schedules remain subject to change and cancellations. Speak to your tour operator or transport provider for the latest information. More information on all these requirements is available from the Ministry of Health or the Agency for National Tourism. Consult the European Union’s Re-Open EU page for rules on travelling within the EU.
    *Public spaces and services: Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
    • A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 2200 to 0500. You cannot leav