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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 10 January 2020.

Please note: to verify applicable requirements when entering Italy you can also take advantage of the dedicated online tool created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The new DPCM of 3 December 2020, incorporates a list of 6 groups of Countries to which different restrictions apply.

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Notice to travellers

Florence airport will be closed for urgent maintenance works from 1 February to 21 March 2021




No restrictions/limitations apply.


  • Countries and territories with a low epidemiological risk to be identified, among those included in list C, by order of the Minister of Health in agreement with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

There are no restrictions on travel to Italy from these countries for any reason, including tourism, and no self-isolation requirements, provided that travellers have not stopped over in or transited through other countries during the previous 14 days. The requirement to fill in a self-declaration remain.  


Until 21 December travellers to Italy from these countries (after having stopped over or even simply passed through during the 14 days prior to entering Italy) are required to notify their arrival to the Prevention Department of the local Health Authority where they are staying. They must provethat they have undergone a molecular or antigenic test carried out by means of a swab, in the 48 hours before their arrival, with a negative result (or, alternatively, self-isolate).

Travel from/to these countries is allowed for any reason travellers must fill in a self-declaration form.

Travellers stopping over in or transiting through these countries between 21 December 2020 and 6 January 2021 for non-essential reasons (as opposed to essential reasons, namely work, health and study reasons and other absolutely essential reasons) must then, on entering Italy, self-isolate under the supervision of the competent Health Authority

Please note: the local administration of Tuscany has created a multilingual web portal that you can use alternatively to the phone number +39 055 4972600 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):


For additional info please contact [email protected].






There are no restrictions on travel to Italy from these countries (provided that travellers did not stop over in or transit through the countries included in lists C or E, in which case the relevant restrictions shall apply) for any reasons, including tourism. Travellers entering Italy from these countries, however, will nevertheless be required to self-isolate for 14 days, under the supervision of the competent local Health Authority, and to travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport and, if taking a connecting flight, without leaving the airport transit area.

They are in any case required to fill in a self-declaration form.




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;




New: Specific rules and guidelines for travel from United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

The Ordinance of December 23, 2020 signed by the Minister of Health, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport provides for the United Kingdom's inclusion in List E , and allows entry in Italy to citizens with registered residence in Italy prior to December 23, 2020, or who can demonstrate proven reasons for needing to return to Italy.

There is an obligation to undergo a molecular or antigenic test within 72 hours prior to boarding and an additional test within 48 hours following repatriation, except for air passengers, who must take the test immediately upon arrival at the airport.

In addition, everyone is required to remain under a regime of self-isolation and constant health surveillance for a period of fourteen days, even in the absence of symptoms, and after notification of repatriation to the relevant authorities.

For further details and information, please refer to the Ordinance of December 23, 2020

New: Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil

From 16 January 2021 entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the the 14-day period 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).


The self-isolation requirement, under the supervision of the competent Health Authority, does not apply to the following persons, provided that they do not show symptoms of infection with Covid-19 and that they did not stop over in or transit through any of the countries included in List C (for non- essential reasons, like tourism), between 21 December 2020 and 6 January 2021:

  • citizens and residents of the countries and territories included in lists A, B, C and D entering Italy for proven work reasons;
  • persons travelling on "Covid-tested" flights, in accordance with the regulation issued by the Minister of Health of 23 November 2020, as amended.

For other exceptions please check the following link.




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 76 €/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 46 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 registering on the dedicated portal (https://www.prevenzionecollettiva.toscana.it/welcome/pages/segnalazione_estero.html#1) 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 15 February 2021