Italy (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 05 May, 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 04.05.2021
1. Until 15 May 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter .
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
– family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
– passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy;
– passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Japan, Korea Rep., Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand or United Kingdom;
– passengers traveling on business;
– passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence;
– students;
– military personnel.
2. Until 15 May 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers residing in Italy since before 13 February 2021;
– parents of children younger than 18 years who are residing in Italy;
– military personnel.
3. Until 15 May 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.
– This does not apply to nationals of Italy residing in Italy since before 29 April 2021.
4. 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 .
5. Passengers arriving in Sardinia must present a completed registration form upon arrival. The form can be obtained before departure at https://sus.regione.sardegna.it/sus/covid19/regimbarco/init;jsessionid=DBC60851683A8F71D64CBFA6632E9138.sus2?lang=en .
6. 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/ .
7. Until 15 May 2021, passengers must have a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test must be based on a swab.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from San Marino or Vatican City (Holy See);
– military personnel;
– passengers younger than 2 years;
– more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/ndy6us66 .
8. Until 15 May 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are subject to:
– a COVID-19 molecular or antigen test upon arrival; and
– self-isolation for 10 days; and
– another COVID-19 molecular or antigen test at the end of self-isolation.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.
9. Until 15 May 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigen test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test must be based on a swab. They are also subject to:
– a COVID-19 molecular or antigen test upon arrival; and
– quarantine in a hotel for 10 days; and
– another COVID-19 molecular or antigen test at the end of quarantine.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.
10. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation. More details can be found at https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html .
11. Residence permits issued by Italy which expired or will expire between 1 August 2020 and 30 April 2021 are considered valid until 31 July 2021.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

*Only Italian residents are allowed entry Italy from India, that too after clearing a COVID test before departure. They will have quarantine on arrival. All other foreign travellers who have been in India in the preceding 14 days are banned from entering Italy.

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 https://bit.ly/3ml5Fk2) 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.

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 click here https://bit.ly/3rYWV4t

 

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 10pm to 5am. 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, 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

In “yellow” regions, from 26 April

-Bars and restaurants with outdoor seating can reopen
-Cinemas, theatres and museums can reopen (with limited capacity and distancing)
-Outdoor group sports can also resume
-Concert venues remain closed

In “orange” and “red” regions

-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. Religious ceremonies are permitted. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned
-Conferences and trade fairs are banned, unless held online
-Ski stations remain closed
-All regions have been designated “yellow”, “orange” or “red” regions until 30 April, with a variety of restrictive measures in place.

Travel to or from “red” regions should only be for work, health or emergency reasons unless you have a “green certificate” (see above). You should carry a self-declaration when moving around in a “red” region. In “red” and “orange” regions, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. Eateries can provide a takeaway service for delivery between 5am and 10pm.

More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioFaqNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=230#11 (in English).
 

Sources

These countries have banned nearly all travel from India for now


Data Source: covidcontrols.co