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Travelling to Italy from abroad - COVID19

Updated with the latest news on 5 August 2021

There are various travel restrictions for the following country lists. In case of transit or stay in countries included in more than one list, higher restrictions apply.
The certifications issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are recognized as equivalent to national and EU green certifications.

A - Vatican City and San Marino: no limitations.

C - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories located outside the European continent) , Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories located outside the European continent), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain ( including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Israel: whoever enters Italy having stayed or transited in these countries in the previous 14 days must fill in the digital location form of the passenger and present the green Covid-19 certification certifying the completion of the anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle for at least fourteen days or the successful recovery from Covid-19 with the upon termination of the prescribed isolation or the performance of rapid or molecular antigen tests with negative results within 48 hours prior to entry into the national territory. In case of no-show, it is mandatory to undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 5 days, at the end of which it is mandatory to undergo a swab (molecular or antigenic test).

D - Albania, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar , Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus and excluding territories not belonging to the European continent), Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, Ukraine; Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions: whoever enters Italy having stayed or transited in these countries in the previous 14 days must complete the digital passenger location form and present a certificate of having submitted, in the 72 hours prior to the '' entry into the national territory (48 hours for entries from the United Kingdom), with a negative result (molecular or antigen test) and undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for 5 days. At the end of the self-isolation, it is mandatory to carry out a new molecular or antigenic test.
Canada, Japan and the United States: those who enter Italy having stayed or transited in these countries in the previous 14 days must complete the digital passenger location form and submit a Covid-19 green certification issued by the respective local health authorities and recognized as equivalent (vaccination with vaccines recognized by the EMA; recovery from Covid-19 and end of the isolation period; rapid or molecular swab with negative result in the 48 hours prior to entry). In the absence of green certification, the general rules for the countries of list D.

E - All States not indicated in the other lists (including Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for which specific rules are in force as indicated below): travel to these countries is allowed exclusively for work, study, of health or of absolute urgency or for the return to the domicile, home or own or person with whom there is a proven and stable emotional relationship.
Entry into Italy having stayed or passed through these countries in the previous 14 days is allowed only for work, study, health or absolute urgency needs or for Italian / EU / Schengen citizens and their family members, holders of the status of long-term residents and their family members (Directive 2004/38 / EC), to people who have a proven and stable emotional relationship (even if not cohabiting) with Italian / EU / Schengen / long-term residents, who must reach the partner's home / domicile / residence in Italy, to athletes participating in sports competitions of national interest and accompanying persons.
Those who enter Italy from these countries must fill in the digital passenger location form, present a certificate of having undergone, in the 72 hours prior to entry into the national territory, a swab (molecular or antigen test) that was negative, undergo a fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for 10 days. At the end of the self-isolation, it is mandatory to carry out a new molecular or antigenic test.

In the event of the onset of COVID-19 symptoms, the obligation remains for anyone to report this situation promptly to the Health Authority and to undergo, pending the consequent determinations of the Health Authority, to isolation.

Children

For the purposes of entering the national territory, children under the age of six are exempted from carrying out the molecular or antigen test.

Exceptions to the quarantine obligation

Provided that no symptoms of COVID-19 arise and without prejudice to the obligations of submitting the digital passenger location form and, where provided, a molecular or antigenic swab, the measures of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation do not apply:
a) at entrances for work reasons regulated by special security protocols, approved by the competent health authority;
b) at entrances for non-deferrable reasons, subject to authorization by the Ministry of Health;
c) to citizens and residents of a member state of the European Union and of the other states and territories indicated in lists A, B, C and D who enter Italy for proven work reasons;
d) to health personnel entering Italy for the exercise of health professional qualifications;
e) to the personnel of companies and entities having their registered office or secondary office in Italy for travel abroad for proven work needs lasting no more than one hundred and twenty hours;
f) officials and agents, however named, of the European Union or international organizations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officers and employees, military personnel, including those returning from missions International, and of the Police Forces, to the personnel of the Information System for the safety of the Republic and of the Fire Brigade in the exercise of their functions;
g) to pupils and students for attending a course of study in a State other than that
of residence, home or residence, to which they return every day or at least once a week;
h) at entrances through «Covid-tested» flights, in accordance with the order of the Minister of Health of 23 November 2020 and subsequent amendments;
i) at the entrances for sporting competitions of national interest in accordance with the provisions by Article 49, paragraph 5 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021.

Exceptions to swab test and quarantine obligation

Provided that no symptoms of COVID-19 arise and without prejudice to the obligations to submit the digital location form, unless otherwise indicated, the measures of the molecular or antigenic swab prior to entry into Italy, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation do not apply:
a) to the crew of means of transport;
b) to the traveling staff;
c) to movements to and from the states and territories referred to in list A;
d) to cross-border workers entering and leaving the national territory for proven work reasons and for the consequent return to their residence, home or residence;
e) pupils and students for attending a course of study in a State other than that of residence, home or stay, to which they return every day or at least once a week;
f) to anyone who transits, by private vehicle, in the Italian territory for a period not exceeding thirty-six hours, with the obligation, at the expiry of said term, to immediately leave the national territory or, failing that, to start or, failing that, , to initiate a period of fiduciary isolation at the address indicated in the PLF for a period of five days and to undergo, at the end of that period, a molecular or antigen test, carried out by means of a swab;
g) to anyone who enters Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours for proven work, health or absolute urgency needs, with the obligation, at the expiry of said term, to immediately leave the national territory or, failing that, to initiate a period of fiduciary isolation at the address indicated in the PLF for a period of five days and to undergo, at the end of that period, a molecular or antigen test, carried out by means of a swab;
h) to anyone who re-enters the national territory following a stay of no more than forty-eight hours in foreign locations located at a distance of no more than 60 km from the place of residence, domicile or home, provided that the movement takes place by private vehicle. It is not necessary to fill in the passenger location form;
i) in the event of a stay of no more than forty-eight hours in localities of the national territory located at a distance of no more than 60 km from the foreign place of residence, domicile or home, provided that the movement takes place by private vehicle. It is not necessary to fill in the passenger tracking form.

Rules specific to Brazil

I. In case of stays or transits in Brazil in the 14 days prior to entry into Italy, the latter is only allowed to the following categories of people, provided that they do not show symptoms of COVID-19:
• those who have registered residence in Italy from a date prior to February 13, 2021;
• those who intend to reach the domicile, home or residence of minor children, spouse or part of the civil union;
• those who have been expressly authorized by the Ministry of Health, for mandatory reasons of necessity, upon entering Italy.

In these cases, entry into the national territory and air traffic from Brazil are permitted according to the following rules:
a) filling in the digital passenger location form;
b) obligation to present to the carrier at the time of embarkation and to anyone appointed to carry out the checks, of the certification of having undergone, in the 72 hours prior to entry into the national territory, to a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of swab negative result;
c) obligation to undergo a molecular or antigen test, to be carried out by means of a swab, upon arrival at the airport, port or border place, where possible, or within 48 hours of entering the national territory at the company local health reference. In case of entry into the national territory by flight from Brazil, the swab must be carried out upon arrival at the airport;
d) obligation to undergo, regardless of the outcome of the test referred to in letter c), to health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 10 days at the home or residence, upon notification of their entry into the national territory to the Prevention Department of the local health authority;
e) obligation to carry out a further molecular or antigen test at the end of the 10-day quarantine.

II. Subject to the authorization of the Ministry of Health or inclusion in validated health protocols, entry into Italy is also permitted to the following categories of people, to whom the obligation of fiduciary isolation and tampon is not applied at the end of the same:
a) anyone who enters Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours for proven work, health or absolute urgency needs, with the obligation, at the expiry of said term, to immediately leave the national territory or, failing that, to start the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation;
b) personnel of companies and entities having their registered office or secondary office in Italy for travel abroad for proven work needs lasting no more than one hundred and twenty hours;
c) officials and agents, however named, of the European Union or international organizations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical personnel of diplomatic missions, consular officials and employees, military personnel, including those returning from international missions, and of the Police Forces , personnel of the Information System for the safety of the Republic and of the Fire Brigade in the exercise of their functions.

III. The crew and the traveling personnel of the means of transport of people and goods are not required to have the obligation of fiduciary isolation (unless symptoms of COVID-19 appear), but must in any case undergo a molecular or antigen test, to be carried out by means of a swab, upon arrival at the airport, port or border place, where possible, or within 48 hours of entering the national territory at the local health authority of reference.

Specific rules for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

I. In case of stays or transits in India or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka in the 14 days prior to entry into Italy, the latter is allowed, provided they do not show symptoms of COVID-19, exclusively:
• to Italian citizens who have registered residence in Italy from a date prior to April 29, 2021;
• to Italian citizens registered in the Registry of Italians Residing Abroad (A.I.R.E.);
• officials and agents, however named, of the European Union or international organizations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officers and employees, military personnel, including those returning from international missions , and of the Police Forces, to the personnel of the Information System for the safety of the Republic and of the Fire Brigade in the exercise of their functions, subject to authorization by the Ministry of Health or in compliance with validated health protocols;
according to the following discipline:
a) filling in the digital passenger location form;
b) presentation to the carrier at the time of embarkation and to anyone appointed to carry out the checks, of the certification of having undergone, in the 72 hours prior to entry into the national territory, to a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a result swab negative;
c) subjected to a molecular or antigen test, to be carried out by means of a swab, upon arrival at the airport, port or border area; in the case of a molecular test, the subject is kept in isolation until the outcome of the same;
d) isolation for 10 days in the "Covid Hotels" or in the places indicated by the health authority or the Civil Protection Department, regardless of the outcome of the test referred to in letter c);
e) obligation to carry out a further molecular or antigen test at the end of the 10 days of isolation.
The same health prevention measures at entry also apply to those who are expressly authorized by the Ministry of Health for humanitarian or health reasons that cannot be postponed.

II. The crew and travelling personnel of the means of transport for people and goods, provided that no symptoms of Covid-19 arise, are allowed to enter Italy according to the following rules:
a) filling in the digital passenger location form;
b) subjected to a molecular or antigen test, to be carried out by means of a swab, upon arrival at the airport, port or border place, where possible, or within 48 hours of entering the national territory at the local health company of reference;
c) isolation, from the moment of entry into Italy and until return to the office, in the places indicated by the health authority or the Civil Protection Department.

 


Page last updated on 05/08/2021

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