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Information for international and domestic travelers

Italy Travel Guide

Agoda aims to give travelers an all-inclusive travel experience, and providing up-to-date, detailed information about current travel conditions is part of the package. While we strive to keep Italy Travel Requirements and Restrictions as current as possible through a host of reliable resources, travelers should confirm regulations through official government channels.

International Travel

Many of the restrictive coronavirus measures have now been eased in Italy. See details below for more information about international and domestic travel in Italy.

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Vaccination Rate: 79% of the population has been fully vaccinated

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Tourist Entry: Allowed

Determine your eligibility for travel

To determine your eligibility for travel, please refer to the following conditions and requirements for Italy:

Everyone is allowed entry to Italy for any reason. A negative PCR test is not required. The green pass is no longer required to enter Italy from EU Member States and other foreign countries.

Quarantine is not required.

Tourist entry requirements depend on the classification of countries for inbound passengers. You can determine which list your departure country is on under “Entry details” and then determine your requirements as follows:

• List A – there is no limitation nor dPLF declaration requirement.

• List C – whoever enters Italy having stayed or transited in these countries in the previous 14 days must fill in a 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 14 days or the successful recovery from COVID-19 or the performance of rapid or molecular antigen tests with negative results within 48 hours prior to entry into the national territory. In case passengers cannot present all required documents, they must undergo mandatory health surveillance, self-isolate for 5 days and present a negative moleclar or antigenic test at the end of day five.

• List D – whoever enters Italy, having stayed or transited in these countries in the previous 14 days, must complete a digital passenger location form and present proof of a negative result of a molecular or antigen test taken within 72 hours prior to entry (48 hours for entries from the United Kingdom). Passengers also will undergo self-isolation and health surveillance for 5 days. At the end of 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 to vaccination with vaccines recognized by the EMA, recovery from COVID-19 and end of the isolation period or rapid or molecular swab with negative result in the 48 hours prior to entry. In the absence of a green certification, the passenger will follow rules for countries on List D.

• List E – travel from these countries is allowed exclusively for work, study, health or absolute urgency of return to a domicile, home or person with whom there is a proven and stable emotional relationship. Entry into Italy after 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.

*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 traveling 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.

A vaccination certificate has proven to be the most common and convenient form since it remains valid for up to one year. However, not all countries recognise the same vaccines as valid proof of immunity.

According to a press release issued by the Italian Ministry of Health, it has been announced that the country accepts proof of vaccination only if the administered jab has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

The certification of successful completion of the vaccination cycle must relate to one of the four vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency,” the Ministry stated.

Based on the Ministry’s statement, it means that only the following vaccines listed below are recognised as valid proof of vaccination in Italy:

Comirnaty Pfizer-BioNTech by BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH
Spikevax, formerly Moderna by Moderna Biotech Spain, SL
Vaxzvria, formerly AstraZeneca by AstraZeneca Ab
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) by Janssen – Cilag International N.

For all those planning to travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new tool developed by VisaGuide.World helps you to verify whether the destination you plan to visit recognises as valid proof of vaccination the vaccine you have been immunised with.

Allowed Vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna Spikevax, Covishieldu202f(Serum Institute of India), Nuvaxovid (Novavax)

Domestic travel

It is no longer mandatory to show a Green Pass to access businesses and services in Italy. Therefore, free access to local and national public transportation, bars and restaurants, shops, museums, theaters, cinemas, stadiums, gyms, spas etc. However, a Green Pass is still mandatory to enter Italy from a foreign country.

The use of FFP2 masks remains mandatory in the following locations:

– Airplanes

– Ships and ferries used for interregional transport services

– High Speed, Intercity, Intercity Night, and Interregional Trains

– Buses connecting more than two regions

– Buses/coaches used for chartered services with driver

– Local and regional public transport

– Indoor performances in theatres, cinemas, concert halls, -entertainment venues and live music

– Indoor sports events

However, the use of masks in all indoor environments and crowded outdoor events is highly recommended.

Please note that nonetheless, in all situations, the following people are excluded from the requirement to wear masks:

– Children under the age of six

– Persons with a medical condition or disability that is incompatible with the use of a mask, and persons who must communicate with a disabled person

– Individuals who are engaging in athletic activities

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