International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Italy From Saudi Arabia is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries in the past 14 days before travel are allowed to enter Italy. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Relevant Travel History
Bangladesh, Brazil, India and 1 more countries
in the last 14 days
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Government of Italy
Start Date
10/14/2020
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Before You Leave

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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Mandatory

Recommended pre-registration form for Sicily

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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.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for Rome airport

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Description

Travelers are only allowed to access the security area of Rome FCO airport upon presentation of COVID-19 Green Pass certification or equivalent (EU Digital certificate, proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or negative COVID-19 test results performed in the previous 48 hours).

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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries who do not have a travel history in other countries in the past 14 days before travel to Italy are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result from a rapid molecular or antigen swab test. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6;
  • 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.

Testing Options
  • A Molecular Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
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Government of Italy
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In Transit

Mandatory

Mandatory passenger locator form

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Description

Travelers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travelers without digital devices can fill a paper form.

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Government of Italy
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On Arrival

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.

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Possible

Quarantine may be required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers who have been in selected countries in the past 14 days before travel to Italy are not required to quarantine on arrival as long as they provide a negative COVID-19 (molecular or antigen) test result taken via swab a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Italy.

Travelers who are unable to present the negative COVID-19 test will be required to quarantine for 5 days and take a swab test at the end of the quarantine.

Minimum Number of Days
5 days
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Government of Italy
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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
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Italy.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
69.36
Increased by-12.09
at 9/20/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
1.50%
Increased by-0.30%
at 9/19/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
73.48%
Increased by0.82%
at 9/20/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
44,356,849
Increased by493,047
at 9/20/2021
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 Sicily 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
9/19/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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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
Severity
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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
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Restrictions in place
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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
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Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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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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