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Italy: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 10:18, Aug 3, 2021 UTC+8
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Italy

Italy

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Entry into ItalyPartially restricted
Vaccinations
Travelers fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine are exempt from pre-departure testing and quarantine requirements.
COVID-19 Testing
Unvaccinated travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Quarantine
Unvaccinated travelers must undergo a 5-day quarantine.
Visa Services
All travelers must obtain a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or an equivalent certificate recognized by local authorities prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Italy. This policy does not apply to persons arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau SAR, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, or Vatican City. This policy provides further exemptions for foreign nationals seeking to travel to Italy for study, health reasons, reasons of absolute necessity, or to return to their homes or place of residence.

All persons (including Italian nationals) arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, or Israel must carry a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or an equivalent certificate recognized by Italian authorities showing either: 1) proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen at least 14 days prior to their intended arrival using a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), 2) proof they have fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection, or 3) proof of a recent negative result for COVID-19 using a nucleic acid test or antigen test issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure.

All persons (including Italian nationals) arriving from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau SAR, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, or the United States must carry proof a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or 48 at hours prior to departure for travelers arriving from the United Kingdom, using a nucleic acid test or antigen test. Upon arrival, travelers from these locations must undergo a 5-day quarantine followed by an additional test for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period. This policy does not apply to persons arriving from the Canada, Japan, or the United States provided such persons hold a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or an equivalent certificate recognized by Italian authorities showing either 1) proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen at least 14 days prior to their intended arrival using a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or 2) proof they have fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection.

All persons, regardless of departure location, are required to submit a European Union Digital Passenger Locator Form (EUdPLF) online prior to departure. This policy does not apply to persons traveling from San Marino or Vatican City. EUdPLF forms are available at following URI: https://app.euplf.eu

Be advised, some regional-level authorities in Italy have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. More information is available at the following URL: 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
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?
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