The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Afghanistan to Italy.View restrictions for unvaccinated travelers
Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.
Entry restricted for international travelers
Most travelers who have been in selected countries in the previous 14 days before arrival are not allowed to enter Italy.
This entry restriction does not apply to:
- Italian Citizens and lawful permanent residents;
- Citizens of the European Union or the Schengen area and their family members, as well as holders of long-term resident status and their family members;
- Travelers who have a proven and stable emotional relationship (even if not cohabiting) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or natural persons who are legally resident in Italy (long-term residents), and who need to reach their partner's home/domicile/residence in Italy,
- Travelers with work, health, study reasons as well as with urgent matters and those returning home.
Travelers allowed entry must communicate their entry into Italy to the Department of Prevention of the territorially competent Health Authority.
For more detailed information about exemptions please check the source.
Transit is allowed with restrictions
Travelers are allowed to transit through Italy by air without following the listed procedures. Travelers may be required to remain within a designated area of the airport during transit.
Before You Leave
Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
Travelers arriving from selected countries must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a molecular swab test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival, or an antigen test, taken a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Italy.
This requirement does not apply to:
- Travelers under the age of 6.
- A Molecular Test Up To 72 hours
- A Antigen Test Up To 24 hours Before Arrival
Mandatory pre-registration form for Puglia
Travelers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering the region of Puglia.
Mandatory passenger locator form
Travelers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. In exceptional cases, travelers without digital devices can fill out a paper form.
Recommended pre-registration form for Sicily
Travelers arriving at Palermo airport in Sicily are recommended to present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering Sicily.
Mandatory 10-day quarantine and testing
Travelers who have been in selected countries in the past 14 days before traveling to Italy are required to self-quarantine for 10 days and take a swab test at the end of the quarantine period.
This requirement does not apply to:
- Travelers in transit through Italy by private transport in a maximum of 36 hours.
For more exemptions and details, please see the source.
Mandatory health pass for public activity
Travelers with valid proof of being fully vaccinated with all required doses of an accepted vaccine or valid proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 6 months are eligible for the Super/Enhanced Green Pass. This pass allows travelers to have access to a number of venues and attractions, such as indoor dining, accommodations, access to concerts, sports events, among others. Vaccination certificates must be issued a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 9 months before travel. Starting February 1st, vaccination certificates must be issued a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 6 months before travel. For fully vaccinated travelers who have received a booster dose, the last vaccine dose must have been received a maximum of 6 months before travel.
The Basic Green Pass may include one of the following: the COVID-19 certificate showing the full vaccination course against COVID-19, the recovery certificate, or a negative molecular COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before the activity, or a negative rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before activity. This pass is accepted for public transport and some outdoor activities depending on the risk code for each area. Test requirements for air travel may be different.
The EU Digital COVID Certificate and CDC “white cards" are accepted. Certificates issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, US, UK, including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to activities, businesses, services, and transport in Italy.
Certificates are accepted in Italian, English, Spanish, or French and can be both digital or in paper copy.
While You're There
Mandatory use of FFP2 masks in public
Effective until at least March 31, 2022, all travelers must wear FFP2 type masks on all forms of transportation (including during air travel) and during public activities outdoors and indoors such as in theaters, concert halls, cinemas, sports competitions, and other venues. Failure to comply with this specific mask type requirement could lead to travelers being denied boarding or entry.
The use of other mask types is also required even outdoors outside of public activities.
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