Italian government plans to lift COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travelers from some European countries

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Published on May 15, 2021 | Last updated on Jun 8, 2021

International Restrictions: 

 The Ministry of Health has issued a new ordinance regulating international travel under COVID-19, which is in effect from 16 May until 30 July 2021
 • It extends the ban on travelers from Brazil (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations and persons resident in Italy prior to 13 February 2021).
 • Removal of the quarantine requirement for travelers from EU and Schengen countries, Israel, and the UK. However, all persons entering Italy must present negative COVID-19 test results from the 48 hours prior to entering Italy (exemptions include officials and representatives of international organizations).
 A second ordinance expands Covid-tested flights at the Rome Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa International airports, as well as in Naples and Venice, welcoming specific flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
For detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this link from the Ministry of Health.

 From within the EU:

Italy adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Italy are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

In case of stay or transit through EU countries (List C) during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

Children aged 2 and under are exempted.


Is a quarantine required?

Until 15 May, all travellers from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries will have to complete a 5-day quarantine.

On day 5, a PCR test must be taken. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers. Furthermore, travellers are asked to inform the Local Health Authority as soon as they enter the Italian territory.