Italy (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Arrivals from the EU, Schengen, the US, Canada, Japan and Israel with negative test results or proof of vaccination, will not be required to quarantine.

Proof of vaccination. Accepted vaccines are: Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries. Vaccinated and recovered arrivals from the EU, Schengen, the US, Canada, Japan and Israel, may present a certificate instead.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine is required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 13.09.2021
1. Until 25 October 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
– family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
– passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy;
– passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in or transited through Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or USA;
– passengers traveling on business;
– passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence;
– students;
– military personnel.
2. Until 25 October 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers residing in Italy since before 13 February 2021;
– parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy;
– military personnel;
– students.
3. Until 25 October 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers residing in Italy since before 28 August 2021;
– nationals of Italy registered with the A.I.R.E;
– students;
– parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy;
– spouses or partners of residents of Italy.
4. Passengers must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/
5. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See);
– military personnel;
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .
6. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom must have:
– a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
All documents must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish.
All documents for passengers arriving from Israel must be issued in Israel.
– This does not apply to:
– military personnel;
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/xwwuut4a .
7. Passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish. They are also subject to:
– a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival; and
– quarantine in a hotel for 10 days; and
– another COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of quarantine.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
8. Passengers transiting through Italy who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, Brazil, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
9. Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
10. Passengers traveling to Puglia must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus
11. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 or 10 days and to a COVID-19 antigen or molecular test at the end of self-isolation. More details can be found at https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html or http://tinyurl.com/324bymbz .
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies (only Guadeloupe and Martinique), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Rep., Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mayotte, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom with:
– an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish;
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The certificate must be in English, French, Italian or Spanish.
12. Passengers traveling to Sicily who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through France, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal or Spain are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
13. Passengers traveling to Pescara (PSR) from Malta, Spain or United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and self-isolation until the test result is ready.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry conditions for each individual case are available at Viaggiare Sicuri (https://bit.ly/3jJFkMK). Travellers can fill an online questionnaire to get general information on current rules related to travel to/from Italy. The questionnaire has the sole purpose of providing users with general information.

Updated lists of countries with related measures are available at Salute.gov.it (https://bit.ly/2WNRmf7)

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

-People from Countries on list D (https://bit.ly/3thHeaE) can enter Italy with a vaccination certificate, a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours (48h in case of entry from the UK) and Passenger Locator Form; in the absence, they will have to take 5-day mini-quarantine and a test after isolation.

-People from Canada, Japan and the United States of America can enter Italy with ‘green pass’ (or a certificate issued by local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)), a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours and Passenger Locator Form.

-Entry from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is allowed, regardless of the nationality, only for study purpose or re-entry to the residence (or the one of the spouse, of the civil union partner or of the minor children), as well as in the cases expressly authorized by the Ministry of Health, under the following conditions: presentation of a negative test carried out in the 72 hours before entry; test on arrival at the airport; 10-day fiduciary isolation and test at the end of the isolation period.

-Entry from Brazil is allowed under the conditions currently in force (negative test within 72 hours before entry, test on arrival, 10-day isolation and test at the end of the isolation period), also for study purposes.

All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form. (https://app.euplf.eu/#/)
 

Lockdown Details

Many of the restrictive coronavirus measures have now been eased. The following restrictions remain:

The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children, under the age of 6, do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times

Social distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoided

Cinemas, theatres and concert venues are open with limited capacity and pre-assigned seating

Museums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advance

Limited attendance to outdoor competitive group sports

A “green certificate” is required to attend weddings and religious ceremonies and, from 6 August, a green certificate will be required to access many public spaces including, but not limited to, indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums, exhibitions, well-being centres, swimming pools, fairs and large events. From 1 September, a green certificate will be required to access transport including flights, Inter City and high-speed trains, boats, ferries and coaches linking more than two regions. An NHS vaccination certificate will be accepted to access transport, leisure and hospitality facilities.
 

Sources

These countries have banned nearly all travel from India for now


Data Source: covidcontrols.co