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Travelling to Italy from abroad - COVID19

If you are travelling to Italy please take note of the following provisions.

Before leaving


  • CASE 1

Since Wednesday 3 June it is possible to travel to Italy from the following countries without the need to provide any justified reason and to go into the 14 days mandatory quarantine. 

  • all EU Member States (in addition to Italy, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Czech Republic);
  • Schengen Area Countries (the non-EU States that are members of the Schengen Agreement are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland);
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  • Andorra, Principality of Monaco;
  • Republic of San Marino and Vatican City State.

All EU citizens, foreign nationals residing in an EU Member State and members of their household (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children aged below 21 years, other dependent household members) may freely travel to Italy without having to justify their reasons for travelling.

As of Wednesday 1 July all restrictions on travel to and from Italy will be lifted with regard also to the following Countries (the reasons for travelling will no longer have to be provided): 

  • Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. 

Warning: The quarantine (14 days) will remain mandatory for the above-mentioned countries outside the European Union.


Before travelling, prepare the following documents (mandatory) to be provided when boarding or crossing the borders at the checkpoints: 

  1. Self-declaration form (hereafter in English), which must be provided when boarding (flights, trains, sea transportation) or to the Officers at Italian Borders if moving by private car; please fill it with the utmost care.

Please note that the following documents, although not mandatory, could also be requested upon departure/border crossing:

  1. EUI Card or EUI admission/recruitment certificate (in Italy this is considered a sufficient evidence of the working 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).

 

Please note:newly admitted researchers/fellows/students will be automatically provided with an admission certificate towards the end of July. They will only receive their EUI card and MAECI card (if applicable) after their arrival at the EUI.
 
  • CASE 2

If you are travelling from a country other than those indicated in the above-mentioned list, you have to provide a justified reason for traveling to Italy, and this may be one of the following:

  • Health needs
  • Work and study requirements
  • Reasons of absolute necessity

Prepare the following documents ( 1.,2.,3. are mandatory) to be provided when boarding or crossing the borders at the checkpoints: 

  1. Self-declaration form (hereafter in English), which must be provided when boarding (flights, trains, sea transportation) or to the Officers at Italian Borders if moving by private car; please fill it with the utmost care.
  2. EUI Card or EUI admission/recruitment certificate (in Italy this is considered a sufficient evidence of the working requirements since 4 May);
  3. Proof of living in Italy: rental contract or residence certification (if available) This is an important evidence that Officers may use to verify your justified reason;
  4. Copy of the MAECI Verbal Note regarding International Organisations;
  5. MAECI Identity Card (if applicable);
  6. 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).

Warning: The quarantine (14 days) will remain mandatory for people coming from all of these countries.

 

Please note: newly admitted researchers/fellows/students will be automatically provided with an admission certificate towards the end of July. They will only receive their EUI card and MAECI card (if applicable) after their arrival at the EUI.
 

Upon arrival


  • CASE 1:

Since Wednesday 3 June it is possible to travel back to Italy from  the above-indicated countries without the need to then go into the 14 days mandatory quarantine. The quarantine will remain mandatory for countries outside the European Union or not indicated in the first list (see above).

  • CASE 2:

If you’re not traveling from the aforementioned countries, as soon as you enter the Italian territory you shall reach your place of residence in the shortest possible delay and only by private means of transport (i.e.: you are not allowed to take any train/flight/ship connection from you first point of arrival in Italy: only taxi, rental car or private car are permitted). 

Please note that upon arrival you are obliged to inform:

The information requested is the same provided in the self-declaration at point e): where you will spend your MANDATORY 14 DAYS QUARANTINE in self-isolation.

Of course, self-isolation starts on the same day of your arrival.

In scheduling your return to the EUI, please take into consideration these 14 days in which you will not be able to come to the EUI Campus.

 

Additional note


Please note that the provided information is valid until 15 July 2020. 

Other useful information is present in the new Decree, which is published on the EUI website http://www.governo.it/sites/new.governo.it/files/DPCM_20200611-txt.pdf

Specifically, Article 4 refers to “Ingresso in Italia”.

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).

 

  

 

Page last updated on 02 July 2020