COVID-19 TRAVEL GUIDANCE TO ITALY
(Updated May 29, 2021)

1) Persons entering Italy from Countries in List C shall no longer be required to self-isolate under medical supervision.

2) Persons entering Italy from Countries in List D and E are required to take a Covid-19 swab test within 72 hours prior to entry.

3) The authorisations for Covid-tested flights have been extended to the following Countries: Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States of America.

4) Starting 24 May, when entering Italy, the self-declaration paper form shall be replaced by a digital form, which can be compiled at https://app.euplf.eu. Subject to its adoption by the Ministry of Health, the paper self-declaration form shall be replaced by a Digital Passenger Locator Form.

5) Until 30 May, entry to Italy from India or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka is allowed to Italian citizens resident in Italy before 29 April 2021, Italian citizens registered with the A.I.R.E. and any person authorised by the Ministry of Health.

 

SOURCE:https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html

LISTCOUNTRYRESTRICTIONS
AVatican City, San MarinoNo restrictions apply
BThis is an empty List 
CAndorra, Austria, the Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories in Africa), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.Persons travelling to Italy from any of the Countries in this List will need to inform the Prevention Department of their local health authority that they have entered Italy and present a Covid-19 green certificate confirming a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the last 48 hours before entering Italy. Whoever fails to present a green certificate will be required to self-isolate for 10 days under the supervision of the competent health authorities for 5 days, after which they must take a new (molecular or antigenic) swab test. For exceptions to the obligation to take a swab test before entering Italy please see point 1 below.
DAustralia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United States of America, ThailandPersons 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, present a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy 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). After the period of self-isolation, it is mandatory to take a new molecular or antigenic test. There are exceptions to the obligation to take a swab test before entering Italy and to self-isolate and take another swab test at the end of the self-isolation period.
EAll other Countries not included in the above lists (including Brazil and India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka)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, present a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy 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). After the period of self-isolation, it is mandatory to take a new molecular or antigenic test. For exceptions to the obligation to take a swab test before entering Italy and to self-isolate see point 2 below.

1 – EXCEPTIONS TO THE OBLIGATION TO TAKE A SWAB TEST WITHIN THE LAST 48 HOURS BEFORE ENTERING ITALY (art. 1, paragraph 2 of the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health of 16 April 2021).

Provided that the persons travelling to Italy do not show any COVID-19 symptoms and subject to the declaration requirements, the following persons shall not be required to take a (molecular or antigen) swab test:

a) persons travelling to and from the Countries and territories included in list A of annex 20;
b) persons entering Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours for proven work, health, or absolutely essential reasons, subject to the obligation to immediately leave the Country at the end of the said period, or, if unable to do so, to undergo a period of supervised self-isolation, in accordance with paragraphs from 1 to 5;
c) persons travelling through Italy, by private transport, for a period of no more than thirty-six hours, subject to the obligation to immediately leave the Country at the end of the said period, or, if unable to do so, to start a period of supervised self-isolation, in accordance with paragraphs from 1 to 5;
d) employees of corporations or entities with headquarters or branch offices in Italy and travelling abroad for proven work reasons for no longer than one hundred and twenty hours;

The above categories of persons are exempted from both the obligation to take a swab test before entering Italy and the obligation to self-isolate and then take a swab test after the period of self-isolation period.
When entering Italy, children aged up to two years are exempt from the requirement to take a molecular or antigen swab test.
People who experience COVID-19 symptoms are obliged to promptly report to the competent health Authorities and to self-isolate while awaiting the Authorities’ decision.

2 – EXCEPTIONS TO THE SELF-ISOLATION AND SWAB TESTING AFTER SELFI-SOLATION REQUIREMENTS (art. 51, paragraph 7 of DPCM 2 March 2021) Provided that the persons travelling to Italy do not show any COVID-19 symptoms, the medical supervision, self-isolation and, except where expressly indicated, the (molecular or antigen) swab testing requirements after self-isolation do not apply to:

  1. persons travelling from and to the Countries and territories included in list A of annex 20;

  2. persons entering Italy for work reasons regulated by specific security protocols approved by the competent health authority;

  3. persons entering Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours for proven work, health, or absolutely essential reasons, subject to the obligation to immediately leave the Country at the end of the said period, or, if unable to do so, to start a period of self- isolation under medical supervision, in accordance with paragraphs from 1 to 5;

  4. persons entering Italy for proven and unpostponable reasons, subject to prior authorisation given by the Ministry of Health and to the requirement of presenting to the carrier on boarding, and to any other control authority, a negative molecular or antigen swab test result carried out within the last 48 hours before entering the Country;

  5. persons travelling through Italy, by private transport, for a period of no more than thirty-six hours, subject to the obligation to immediately leave the Country at the end of the said period, or, if unable to do so, to start a period of self-isolation under medical supervision, in accordance with paragraphs from 1 to 5;

  6. citizens and residents of a Member State of the European Union and of the other Countries and territories listed in lists A, B, C and D of annex 20 entering Italy for proven work reasons, unless they visited or transited through one or more of the Countries or territories in list C within the last 14 days before entering Italy;

  7. m) employees of corporations or entities with headquarters or branch offices in Italy and travelling abroad for proven work reasons for no longer than one hundred and twenty hours;

  8. p) persons travelling on “Covid-tested” flights, in accordance with the Ordinance issued by the Minister of Health on 23 November 2020, as amended;

The above categories of persons entering Italy shall continue to be required to take a (molecular or antigen) swab test within the last 48 hours before entering the country.

 

GUIDANCE FOR TRAVEL FROM BRAZIL

Entry to Italy of travellers 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 COVID19):

persons who have been resident in Italy since before 13 February 2021;

persons travelling to the home or place of residence of their children, if minors, or spouse or civil union partner;

persons travelling for essential reasons and specifically authorised by the Ministry of Health to enter Italy.

 

GUIDANCE FOR TRAVEL FROM INDIA, BANGLADESH AND SRI LANKA

Persons who currently find themselves in Italy and who visited or transited through India or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka from 15 to 28 April 2021, even if without symptoms, are required to:

a) immediately notify their entry to Italy to the Prevention Department of the competent local health authority;

b) take a molecular or antigen swab test;

c) self-isolate for 10 days;

d) take another molecular or antigen swab test at the end of the self-isolation period.

Persons who visited or transited through India or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days before entering Italy are allowed to enter the country, provided that they do not show symptoms of COVID19, only in the following cases:

Italian citizens resident in Italy since before 29 April 2021;

Italian citizens registered with the Registry of Italians Resident Abroad (A.I.R.E.);

officials and other servants, however designated, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and personnel, military personnel, including any personnel returning from international missions, and members of law enforcement agencies, personnel of Italian State intelligence and security agencies and fire-fighting personnel on active duty, subject to authorisation by the Ministry of Health or in accordance with validated health protocols.

In which case, persons travelling from India or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka are allowed entry to Italy provided that they:

a) declare the Countries visited or transited through in the last 14 days before entering Italy and the reasons for travelling;

b) present to the carrier on boarding, and to any other control authority, a negative molecular or antigen swab test result taken in the last 72 hours before entering the Country;

c) take a molecular or antigen swab test on arrival at the airport, port or border crossing; in the case of a molecular swab test, the person shall be quarantined until the test result is available;

d) observe a 10-day quarantine period in a Covid Hotel or other location indicated by the competent health authorities or the Civil Protection Department, regardless of the outcome of the test referred to in point c) above;

e) take an additional molecular or antigen swab test at the end of the 10-day quarantine period.

The same health prevention measures on entering Italy shall apply also to persons expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health for humanitarian or urgent health reasons.

SOURCE: https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/04/annex_to_self-declaration_form_justifying_travel_to_italy_27-4.pdf

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