International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Italy From United Arab Emirates is Allowed with Additional Requirements

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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
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Government of Italy
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10/14/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form for Puglia

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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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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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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).

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.

The EU digital COVID certificate, Green Certificate, NHS COVID pass, or the CDC "white card" is also accepted as a valid document for entry.

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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.
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Government of Italy
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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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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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Travelers arriving on regular flights 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 entry into Italy.

The requirement for regular flights applies regardless of vaccination status or recovery certificate. Travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result and one of the following:

  • The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued at the end of the prescribed cycle following successful vaccination against COVID-19 or a certification issued by the local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA);
  • The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities.
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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6.

COVID-tested flights: travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigenic test result, carried out by means of a swab, taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to boarding.

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Government of Italy
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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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 Digital COVID Certificate is also mandatory in most public transportation such as ships and ferries, InterCity and high-speed rail, buses, and coaches.

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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Quarantine may be required for vaccinated travelers

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Vaccinated travelers who have been in selected countries in the past 14 days before travel and who are unable to present both, the vaccination certificate and the negative COVID-19 test results, will be required to quarantine for 5 days and take a swab test at the end of the quarantine.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have accepted proof.
Minimum Number of Days
5 days
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Government of Italy
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Possible

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Travelers arriving on COVID-tested flights are required to take a molecular COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen swab test on arrival.

Travelers who do not comply will be subject to quarantine rules. Travelers arriving from UAE on regular flights are not required to take a test on arrival but are required to present proof of vaccination and pre-departure test.

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Italian Government
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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
49.87
Decreased by9.19
at 10/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.60%
Increased by-0.30%
at 10/21/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
76.90%
Increased by0.46%
at 10/22/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
46,424,403
Increased by278,758
at 10/22/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.95
Decreased by0.07
at 10/18/2021

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. 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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10/22/2021

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

local guidelines for public transportation
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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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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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Nightclubs are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing.

Shops

local guidelines for 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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