Italy (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Anyone arriving from Schengen countries is required to present a negative molecular or antigen test, no older than 48 hours.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 14 days 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 22.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 5 March 2021.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
– family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
– passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy;
– passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, 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;
– passengers traveling on business;
– passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence;
– students;
– military personnel.
2. Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit until 5 March 2021.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers residing in Italy since before 13 February 2021;
– military personnel.
3. 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 .
4. 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/ .
5. Passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Australia, Japan, Korea Rep., New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore or Thailand, are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
6. 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.
7. Passengers residing in Italy since before 23 December 2020 and 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; and
– are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
8. 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; and
– are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
9. 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; and
– are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
10. Residence permits issued by Italy which expired or will expire between 1 August 2020 and 30 April 2021 are considered valid until 30 April 2021.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Specific rules and guidelines for travel from the UK (https://bit.ly/3aD71m9):

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 https://bit.ly/3bhT3VG)

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 https://bit.ly/3qEhCCI) 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.

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.
 

Lockdown Details

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.
-Only four people can sit together at a restaurant, bar or café. These venues must close at 6pm, although they can offer takeaway service, for consumption at home, until midnight.
-Museums, theatres, cinemas and concert venues are closed.
-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.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co