US To Italy Travel Restrictions, Flights News & Travel Ban In 2021 – Advisory & Requirements

This page was last updated on 03 November, 2021.


At a Glance

Most travelers from United States are allowed to enter Italy, but there are restrictions.
Source: Government of Italy

Italy: Open for Travel

Travel is allowed with restrictions
Travelers are allowed to enter Italy. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Details and Exemptions:Entry restrictions do not apply to:
-Italian citizens registered in the AIRE (Register of Italian Residents Abroad);
Please check the source for more exemptions.
Source: Government of Italy

Quarantine may be required

Quarantine may be required for vaccinated travelers
Vaccinated travelers who have been in selected countries in the past 14 days before travel and who are unable to present both vaccination certificate and the negative COVID-19 test results, will be required to quarantine for 5 days and take a swab test at the end of the quarantine.

Details and Exemptions:This requirement does not apply to:
-Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have accepted proof.
Source: Government of Italy

COVID-19 test required

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival for COVID-tested flights
Travelers arriving on COVID-tested flights are required to take a molecular COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen swab test on arrival at the destination airport.

Travelers who do not comply will be subject to quarantine rules.
Travelers arriving from UAE on regular flights are not required to take a test on arrival but are required to present proof of vaccination and pre-departure test.

Source: Government of Italy

Masks are required

Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks in enclosed public places or when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance.

Source: Italian Government

Required Documents for your Trip

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers must bring proof of vaccination, or they may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers. Any vaccines authorized by the European Union are accepted, as long as 14 days have passed since the last dose.

The certification of successful completion of the vaccination cycle must relate to one of the four vaccines approved by the EMA: Comirnaty from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).

The following vaccines are considered valid for the purpose of issuing the COVID-19 green certificate to Italian citizens, residents, and their family members: Covishield, R-CoVI (R-Pharm), and Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz).

Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.

In addition to the EU digital COVID certificate and Green Certificate, certifications issued by health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, United Kingdom and United States are also accepted.

Details and Exemptions:This requirement does not apply to:
-Travelers who hold an EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities.

The vaccine and recovery certificates issued by Vatican City and San Marino are equivalent to those issued in the Italian territory.

Source: Italian Ministry of Health
Document: Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate
Document: See approved vaccines
Mandatory passenger locator form
Travelers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travelers without digital devices can fill a paper form.

Source: Government of Italy
Document: Complete online
Document: Download PDF
Mandatory pre-registration form for Puglia
Travelers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering the region of Puglia.

Source: Italian National Tourist Board
Document: Complete online – Puglia
Mandatory health pass for Rome airport
Travelers are only allowed to access the security area of Rome FCO airport upon presentation of COVID-19 Green Pass certification or equivalent (EU Digital certificate, proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or negative COVID-19 test results performed in the previous 48 hours).

Source: Aeroporto di Roma Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci
Proof of negative COVID-19 test results
Travelers arriving on regular flights must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a molecular or antigen swab test. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before entry into Italy.

The requirement for regular flights applies regardless of vaccination status or recovery certificate. Travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result and one of the following:

-The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued at the end of the prescribed cycle following successful vaccination against COVID-19 or a certification issued by the local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA);
-The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities.

Details and Exemptions:This requirement does not apply to:
-Travelers under the age of 6.

COVID-tested flights: travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigenic test result, carried out by means of a swab, taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to boarding.

Source: Italian Ministry of Health
Document: Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate