Covid-19 Updates

last updated 22 Dec 2020

Italy Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travel to Italy is currently restricted until 15 January 2021, except for the following passengers:

  • Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members;
  • British nationals and their family members;
  • Travelers who have visited or transited through only one or more of the following countries within the 14 days prior to the arrival in Italy:
    • Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, United Kingdom (including Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man) or Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Passengers holding residence permits or long-term national “Type D” visas issued by an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;  
  • Unmarried partners of nationals and residents of EEA Member States, provided they possess proof of the relationship and travelling to their partner’s home or place of residence in Italy;
  • Family members of nationals and residents of an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;  
  • Passengers coming from restricted countries and territories included in lists D and E, provided the purpose of their travel to Italy is one of the following:
    • Proven work/business reasons;
    • health personnel entering Italy for the exercise of professional health qualifications;
    • study;
    • family reunification;
    • a critical, proven emergency;
    • to  return to their domicile or place of residence.

Flights to Italy from the United Kingdom are suspended until 6 January 2021.

All travelers coming to Italy from must download and complete a self-declaration form from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before they travel. They must provide this to their airline/transport provider, or to the border police if requested.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

All travelers who have visited or transited through one or more of the countries on List C within the 14 days prior to the arrival in Italy must either present evidence of a negative (molecular or antigenic) swab test obtained within a 48-hour timespan prior to entering Italy or take a swab test on arrival, at the airport, port or border crossing (where possible), or within 48 hours from entering the country.

Effective 21 December 2020 and through 6 January 2021, passengers who have visited or transited through only one of more of the countries on List C within the 14 days prior to entering Italy are required to present a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigenic test taken within 48 hours before arrival. On arrival COVID-19 tests are no longer offered to these travelers during this time.

Notification to the Health Authority

All international travelers arriving in Italy are required to report their arrival to the local health authority, Notifications are usually done by web through the platform of the local health authority.

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

All international travelers arriving in Italy are required to self-isolate for 14 days, with the exception of the following:

  • Travelers who have stayed only in San Marino or Vatican City within 14 days prior to arrival in Italy;
  • Transport crew members;
  • Travelers entering Italy for work reasons regulated by specific security protocols, approved by the competent health authority;
  • Travelers entering Italy for reasons that cannot be postponed, including participation in international sports events, subject to prior authorization by the Ministry of Health and subject to the obligation to present to the carrier, or any other competent control authority, a negative swab test result obtained within a 48-hour timespan prior to entering Italy;
  • Travelers entering Italy for a period not exceeding 120 hours for proven work or business, health, or absolutely essential reasons, subject to the obligation to immediately leave the country at the end of the said period;
  • Passengers in transit through Italy for a period of no more than 36 hours;
  • Citizens and residents of the countries and territories included in lists A, B, C and D entering Italy for proven work reasons;
  • Health personnel entering Italy to practice a healthcare profession,
  • Cross-border workers entering and leaving the country for proven work reasons and returning to their home or place of residence;
  • Passengers from certain “COVID-tested” flights.

Effective 21 December 2020 and through 6 January 2021, passengers who have visited or transited through only one of more of the EEA Member States, Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland and the United Kingdom within the 14 days prior to entering Italy are subject to self-isolation upon arrival, unless one of the above-mentioned exemptions applies (prior to 21 December 2020, self-isolation is required only if these passengers arrive in Italy without a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigenic test).

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at [email protected] for additional information.

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