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Travelling to Italy from abroad - COVID19

 

If you are travelling to Italy please take note of the following provisions, updated with latest news on 8 October 2020.

 

 
 For any support requests, doubts or additional information please contact [email protected]

  

GROUP A


  • SAN MARINO and VATICAN CITY

No restrictions/limitations apply.

GROUP B


  • EU COUNTRIES (except for Romania, which is part of List C, and with specific provisions for France, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium), SCHENGEN, Andorra, Principality of Monaco

Travel to/from EU countries is allowed for any reason, therefore also for TOURISM, and without the obligation to self-isolate on return. The requirement to fill in a self-declaration remain. According to the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health of 21 September 2020, in force from 22 September to 7 October 2020 and extended until 15 October, Bulgaria, previously in List C, is subject to the regulations provided for in List B.

 

Please note: those who enter/return to Italy from or who have stayed/transited in any of these countries in the 14 days prior to travelling to Italy:

besides filling in a self-declaration form, must also:

a) present a declaration to the effect that they have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy;

alternatively

b) take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port, or border location (where possible) or within 48 hours of entering Italy at the competent local health authority surgery. In this latter case Tuscany region will take care of the swab test (see ordinance n° 78 art.2) after receiving notification of arrival by calling the dedicated phone number of the local Health Services ASL (+39 0555454777). 

Notice: the local administration of Tuscany has created a multilingual web portal that you can use alternatively to the above-indicated phone number to report and register online your arrival into the region (please keep in mind that it is mandatory to promptly inform local Health Services upon arrival):

https://www.prevenzionecollettiva.toscana.it/welcome/pages/segnalazione_estero.html#1

To get the swab test you shall dial ph. 800 556060 and then select #2 in order to reserve the test; the service is active from 7am to 7pm, every day.

While waiting for the test, a self isolation period must be respected (until the outcome of the test). 

Please note: since 8 October 2020 Croatia, Malta and Greece are no longer included in the above-mentioned list, therefore the swab test to enter Italy is not required.

For additional info please contact [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP C


  • ROMANIA

Travel from/to these countries is allowed for any reason but requires mandatory self-isolation and supervision by the competent health authorities on returning to Italy; travellers must fill in a self-declaration form and may reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

From  September 22nd (the day following the publication of the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health of 21st September 2020 in the Official Journal), Bulgaria will be subject to the regulations for EU countries (List B). Consequently, for those who have stayed or transited through Bulgaria in the 14 days prior to entering Italy, the obligation of fiduciary isolation no longer applies.

 

 

GROUP D


  • Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay

Travel from/to these countries is allowed for any reason, therefore also for TOURISM. However, on returning to Italy, travellers must self-isolate (14 days mandatory quarantine) and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities; they are required to fill in a self-declaration form and reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

 

GROUP E


  • REST OF THE WORLD

Travel to/from the rest of the world is allowed only for specific reasons, such as:

  • Work
  • Health or study
  • Absolute urgency
  • Returning to one's home, domicile, or dwelling. 

Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. 

The return to Italy from this group of countries is always permitted to Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as holders of residence permits and their family members. The DPCM of 7 September 2020 also envisages the possibility for travellers from the Countries in list E to enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective relationship (regardless of whether or not they cohabit) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or with persons who are legally resident in Italy (on a long-term basis) and if they are travelling to their partners' home/domicile/dwelling (in Italy).

On entering Italy from any of these Countries, travellers will be required to fill in a self-declaration form specifying the reason for entering/returning to Italy. The form must then be presented to the competent authorities if requested. 

Please be prepared to reply to any answers by the competent authorities and to show any support documents, such as:

 

1. EUI Card or EUI admission/recruitment certificate (in Italy this is considered a sufficient evidence of the working/study requirements since 4 May);

2. Proof of living in Italy: rental contract or residence certification (if available):

3. Copy of the MAECI Verbal Note regarding International Organisations;

4. MAECI Identity Card (if applicable);

5. EUI certificate that you are an EUI member (to be requested to the Academic Service for currently registered Researchers and Fellows and to HR for EUI Staff members). 

Travellers will be allowed to reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

 

On entering/returning to Italy from these countries, travellers must self-isolate (mandatory 14 days quarantine) and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities;

Please note: Serbia, previously in List F, with the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health of 21st September 2020, is subject to the regulation for the countries in List E. 

 

 

GROUP F


  • Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Montenegro

A ban on entry from these Countries is still in force for travellers from the Countries specified in list F or who have stayed/transited there in the 14 days prior to their attempt to enter Italy. The ban is in force, with the exception of EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 9 July 2020. Travel from Italy to these countries is allowed only for specific reasons, such as

  • Work
  • Health or study
  • Absolute urgency
  • Returning to one's home, domicile, or dwelling. 

Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. 

When returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to self-isolate (14 days mandatory quarantine) and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities and to fill in a self-declaration form indicating the reasons for their return (possession of EU/Schengen citizenship or conditions of a family member of an EU citizen and residence in Italy).

Travellers may reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

Kosovo, Montenegro: a ban on entry from these countries is still in force, except for EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 16 July 2020.

With the Ordinance of 21st September 2020, Serbia, previously included in list F, passes to list E (see dedicated paragraph).

Colombia: an entry ban is in force from this country, except for EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy before 13 August 2020. The same restrictions apply as for the countries of the two previous paragraphs.


 

 

 

Mandatory Quarantine (14 days self-isolation)


If you are subject to the 14 days period of mandatory quarantine in self-isolation, please take note of the following information:

1) If you already have a temporary place of residence where you can spend your 14 days mandatory quarantine period, please reach it in the shortest possible delay and only by private means of transport (see above).

Please note: due to COVID-19 existing protocols at the EUI, it is not possible to spend the 14 days mandatory quarantine period at the EUI flats (except if you are renting an entire flat). 

2) If you don't know where to spend your 14 days mandatory quarantine period, please be informed that the EUI has finalized an agreement with the Student Hotel for a special rate of 73.90 €/day reserved to EUI members (including meal treatment), with the following conditions:

  • Once here, insert your dates with a minimum 14-night stay, and also insert the code 'QUARANTINE'.
  • The rate is 43.90 euro per night  for a single bed 120 x 200 and 50.40 euro per night for a queen bed 160x200 (Fully-equipped room with modern en-suite bathroom, single bed size, marble floor, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi. Maximum occupancy is one person) Extra: City tax of 4.90 euro for first seven nights.
  • Regarding the all-inclusive 3-meals room service, the price is 30 euro per day and you can book this meal package in the Hotel upon arrival. 

3) In alternative to the Student Hotel, other 3-4 stars Florence hotels offer contracted rates (meals inclusive) for the quarantine period (prices starting from 1800 € for 14 days). If you are interested in this option please contact the EUI official Travel Agency  to ask for quotes, payment conditions and availability.

4) If you plan to spend the 14 days mandatory quarantine period in Italian cities other than Florence, please contact the EUI official Travel Agency  to ask for quotes, payment conditions and availability.

5) Upon arrival, please do not forget to notify the Italian Health Authorities for Florence area by calling ph. nr. +39 0555454777 and the EUI HSSO (Health, Safety and Security Officer) by sending a mail message to [email protected] providing your name and contact details;

6) To purchase food and/or other basic items during the self-isolation period, you can take advantage of the following platform (also available in app format): https://glovoapp.com/en/fir;

7) For any other emergency/urgent needs, please refer to the EUI emergency contact number +39 055 4685999 (EUI control room), active 24h 7/7.

Additional note


Please note that the provided information is valid until further notice: should new provisions enter into force, the page will be updated accordingly.

More information is available on the official dedicated page on the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (page available in multiple languages)

Italian Nationals returning to Italy and Foreigners in Italy

For specific support, please submit your enquiries to HR (EUI Staff members) or to the Academic Service (Researchers and Fellows) or to the EUI's Health, Safety and Security Officer.

 

  

 

Page last updated on 19 October 2020