International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Italy From Maldives is Restricted

Description

Most travelers from selected countries are not allowed to enter Italy.

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Entry into Italy from a restricted country is permitted to:

  • Italian Citizens;
  • Permanent residents;
  • Proven work;
  • Urgent health reasons;
  • Transiting home;
  • Foreign diplomats;
  • Foreign students;
  • Italian citizens or nationals of EU and Schengen Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, or the Vatican City State and their close family members (cohabiting lineal relatives, spouse, civil or partner).

For more detailed information about exemptions please check the source.

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Government of Italy
Start Date
10/14/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a molecular or antigen swab test. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Italy.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6.
Relevant Travel History
This policy applies if you have traveled to the following countries
Brazil, United Kingdom, and South Africa
in the last 14 days
Testing Options
  • A Antigen Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
  • A Molecular Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
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Government of Italy
Start Date
Changed
Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form for Puglia

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Description

Travelers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering Puglia.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 10-day quarantine and testing

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Description

Travelers who have been in selected countries in the past 14 days before travel to Italy are required to quarantine for 10 days and take a swab test at the end of quarantine.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers staying in Italy a maximum of 120 hours for proven work, health, or essential reasons;
  • Travelers in transit through Italy by private transport in a maximum of 36 hours.

For more exemptions and details, please see the source.

Enforcement Conditions

Travel History

Minimum Number of Days
10 days
Quarantine Duration

Until Test Negative

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Government of Italy
Start Date
Changed
Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Description

The Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass is required to access some locations and participate in certain social activities such as indoor seated dining at restaurants and bars, museums, exhibitions, cultural sites, sporting events, swimming pools, gyms, concerts, fairs, conferences, amusement parks, and other venues.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate and CDC “white cards" are accepted. Alternatively, travelers can provide a negative molecular COVID-19 PCR, certificate of recovery, or rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before entering a restaurant/museum, etc.

Certificates are accepted in Italian, English, Spanish, or French and can be both digital or in paper copy.

Start Date
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in enclosed public places.

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Italian Government
Start Date
Changed

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Italy.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
73.69
Increased by-12.89
at 9/17/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
1.70%
Increased by-0.20%
at 9/16/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
73.10%
Increased by0.76%
at 9/17/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
44,130,192
Increased by462,245
at 9/17/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.88
Increased by-0.02
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Restrictions are gradually lifting, although regions have been organized into color-coded tiers in order to categorize restrictions. All regions of Italy are now classified as 'white zones' which is the least restricted, aside from Siciliy which is categorized as a 'yellow zone'. A COVID-19 Green Certificate (EU Digital Certificate) is required for certain public events and entry in some establishments. A full breakdown of the current reopening phases across the state can be found at http://www.italia.it/en/u...
Last Checked
9/16/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in indoor public spaces and while on public transport. Masks are only required in outdoor public spaces when the 1-meter social distancing rule cannot be respected. In yellow zones, masks are required indoors and outdoors.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating at 80% capacity. Passengers traveling on medium to long-distance public transport (including domestic flights, ferries, intercity trains, and interregional buses) must present a COVID-19 Green Certificate

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing. Indoor seating is only permitted for COVID-19 Green Certificate holders and is limited to a maximum of 6 people per table, or 4 people in yellow zones.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing. Indoor seating is only permitted for COVID-19 Green Certificate holders and is limited to a maximum of 6 people per table, or 4 people in yellow zones.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

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