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Travelling to Italy from abroad - COVID19

Updated with the latest news on 13 April 2021

If you are travelling to Italy please take note of the following provisions, updated with the latest news on 15 May 2021.

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 DL 22/04/2021 extended to 31/07/2021, features lists of Countries to which different restrictions apply, also in relation to the date of entry.

List of countries may change with specific ordinances released by Ministry of Health.

GROUP A: San Marino and Vatican City: no restrictions apply

GROUP B: Countries and territories with a low epidemiological profile to be identified, among those included in list C, by order of the Ministry of Health in agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Persons travelling to Italy from any of these Countries will only need to fill in a self-declaration form specifying (i) the Country(ies) they visited in the last 14 days before entering Italy and (ii) their reasons for travelling.

Currently, there are no Countries in this list

GROUP C: Austria (with specific limitations for the Region of Tyrol detailed in the dedicated paragraph) Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and excluding other overseas territories outside the European mainland), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding other overseas territories outside the European mainland), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories in Africa), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco.

Persons travelling to Italy from any of these countries will need to inform the Prevention Department of their local health authority that they have entered Italy and present a negative molecular or antigen swab test result carried out within the last 48 hours before arriving in Italy (failing which they will be required to self-isolate).

GROUP D: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand: Persons travelling to Italy from any of these countries will need to inform the Prevention Department of their local health authority that they have entered Italy, fill in a self-declaration form and self-isolate under medical supervision for 10 days, at their final destination in Italy, which they must reach by private transport only or connecting flight (without leaving the airport transit area).

GROUP E: All other Countries not included in the above lists (including Brazil, to which the special rules shown below shall apply): there are no restrictions on travel to Italy from all other Countries not included in the above lists for Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and family members, as well as holders of long-term resident status and family members (Directive 2004/38/EC), and unmarried partners in a proven stable relationship (regardless of whether or not they cohabit) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or long-term residents, if travelling to their partner's home or place of residence in Italy. Persons not belonging to any of the groups mentioned above may enter Italy from group E Countries only for specific reasons, such as, work, study, health, or other absolutely essential reasons, or to return to their home or place of residence. Persons travelling to Italy from any of these countries will need to inform the Prevention Department of their local health authority that they have entered Italy, fill in a self-declaration form and self-isolate under medical supervision for 14 days at their final destination in Italy, which they must reach by private transport only or connecting flight (without leaving the airport transit area).

Specific rules and guidelines for travel from Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: Entry to Italy of travelers who visited or transited through Brazil in the last 14 days before entering Italy is allowed only in the following cases (provided that they do not show symptoms of COVID-19):

  • persons who have been resident in Italy since before 29 of April 2021
  • officials and other servants, however, designated, of the European Union or international organizations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions
  • consular officials and personnel, and members of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies on active duty;
  • persons travelling for essential reasons and specifically authorized by the Ministry of Health to enter Italy;
  • persons travelling to the home or place of residence of their children, if minors.
  • Italian citizens enrolled in AIRE (Italian registry of citizens resident abroad);

In these cases, persons and air traffic from the afore mentioned countries are allowed entry to Italy provided that they:

  • Declare the Countries visited or transited through in the last 14 days before entering Italy and the reasons for travelling;
  • Present to the carrier on boarding, and to any other control authority, a negative molecular or antigen swab test results taken within 72 hours before entering the Country;
  • Accept to take a molecular or antigen 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. Travelers entering Italy with a flight from aforementioned countries must take a swab test on arrival at the airport;
  • Undertake, regardless of the swab test result under point c) above, to self-isolate under medical supervision for a period of fourteen days, at their home or another place of residence, subject to communication of their arrival to the Prevention Department of the competent local health authority;
  • Accept to take an additional molecular or antigen swab test at the end of the fourteen-day self-isolation period;

Further details to the above-mentioned provisions can be found here

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

Introduction to European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF)

Passenger Locator Forms (PLFs) are used by public health authorities to facilitate contact tracing in case travellers are exposed to an infectious disease during their travel by plane, ship (cruise/ferry), rail, bus or automobile. Information that travellers provide in PLFs can be used by public health authorities in destination countries to rapidly contact travellers, with the goal of protecting the health of travellers and their contacts, as well as preventing further disease spread.

Countries that require completion of PLF are currently using paper-based passenger locator forms or have developed national online systems. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a web application for a European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) was developed to facilitate the use of PLFs during cross-border health threats. This digital format will allow for easier and more rapid data collection and exchange between stakeholders, making contact tracing more effective and efficient.

In the future, travelers entering a country that chose to use the European dPLF web application through air, maritime (cruise or ferry), or land (train, bus, car) transport means may be asked to complete a digital Passenger Locator Form for their travel using the European dPLF web application.

In our case, this will allow travelers to move with easiness of control in the next months. This tool was presented by EU authorities in the last weeks and, starting from 19 April, will be implemented in Italy (some countries already started the implementation)

Here below, the official link to the web application where a registration is required in order to provide the needed information.

https://app.euplf.eu/#/

Further information will be provided in the next weeks.

Mandatory Quarantine (where applicable - days self-isolation)

If you are subject to the 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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:

  • To book the Quarantine Short Stay Package, EUI members can reserve directly on The Student Hotel website at the following link: https://www.thestudenthotel.com/florence-lavagnini/stay/hotel-stay/
  • Once here, insert your dates with a minimum 10-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 10 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 14/05/2021

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