International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Switzerland to Italy.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

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Cases Per Million
250.30
Decreased by45.81
at 12/7/2021
Vaccinated
78.65%
Increased by0.40%
at 12/7/2021
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries are allowed to enter Italy. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Government of Italy
Start Date
10/22/2021
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Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers who have been in selected countries in the previous 14 days before traveling to Italy are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before arrival.

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Government of Italy
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Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form for Puglia

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Travel Purpose
Tourism
Description

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.

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Mandatory

Mandatory passenger locator form

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusiness
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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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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From December 15, 2021, the validity of the COVID-19 green certification, for the second dose or dose after recovery, passes from 12 to 9 months. Travelers will have to book a booster dose by December 14 and get a certification 48 hours after application of the dose, valid for another 9 months.

Fully vaccinated travelers must bring proof of vaccination, or they may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers. Any vaccines authorized by the European Union are accepted, as long as 14 days have passed since the last dose.

The certification of successful completion of the vaccination cycle must relate to one of the four vaccines approved by the EMA: Comirnaty from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).

The following vaccines are considered valid for the purpose of issuing the COVID-19 green certificate to Italian citizens, residents, and their family members: Covishield, R-CoVI (R-Pharm), and Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz). The above-mentioned vaccines are considered equivalent, and travelers who took these vaccines abroad are also considered fully vaccinated.

Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers who hold an EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities.

In addition to the EU digital COVID certificate and Green Certificate, certifications issued by health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States are also accepted.

The vaccine and recovery certificates issued by Vatican City and San Marino are equivalent to those issued in the Italian territory.

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Government of Italy
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Mandatory

Recommended pre-registration form for Sicily

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Travel Purpose
Tourism
Description

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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On Arrival

Possible

Quarantine and testing may be required

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Travelers arriving directly from selected countries are not required to quarantine on arrival in Italy.

Travelers who have a travel history in any other country during the 14 days prior to arrival or do not have the required documents are subject to a mandatory 5 days quarantine and testing at the end of the isolation period.

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This does not apply to:

  • Transport crew members, onboard transport staff;
  • Cross-border workers;
  • Travelers who stay 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 details, please check the source.

Minimum Number of Days
5 days
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Government of Italy
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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Description

The Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass is required for air travel, ships, ferries, trains, and interregional transport services within Italy. It is also 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 test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel, a certificate of recovery, or a negative rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before travel or activity. Test requirements for air travel may be different.

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

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Certificates issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus) and the United States are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to businesses and services in Italy such as indoor restaurants, museums and cinemas. Certificates can be presented on paper or digitally,

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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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From December 15, the Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass will have a "strengthened" version for those who took a booster dose of the vaccine. This new version will allow travelers to have access to a greater number of venues and attractions. Travelers with the new version of the Green Pass will be allowed to sit at the table in restaurants, have access to concerts, sports events, among others. The "basic" Gren Pass will still be accepted for public transport and outdoor activities depending on the risk code for each area.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate and CDC “white cards" are accepted. Alternatively, travelers can provide a negative molecular COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel, a certificate of recovery, or a negative rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before travel or activity. Test requirements for air travel may be different.

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

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Certificates issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus) and the United States are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to businesses and services in Italy such as indoor restaurants, museums and cinemas. Certificates can be presented on paper or digitally,

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers must wear masks in enclosed public places or when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance.

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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
250.30
Decreased by45.81
at 12/7/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
2.60%
Decreased by0.40%
at 12/7/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
78.65%
Increased by0.40%
at 12/7/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
47,477,646
Increased by241,626
at 12/7/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.23
Increased by0.00
at 12/4/2021

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

Local Guidelines

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. 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...
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12/7/2021

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.

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

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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.

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.

Nightclubs

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Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing. Entry is only permitted for COVID-19 Green Certificate holders.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
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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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