Italy enters three-day lockdown

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Published on Apr 3, 2021 | Last updated on Jun 8, 2021

Country enters three-day lockdown (CBS4, 03.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of April (The Local- Italy, 01.04.2021). Italian government to impose five-day quarantine on arrivals from other European countries (Barron’s, 30.03.2021). Government to impose nationwide lockdown during Easter weekend, further tighten COVID-19 restrictions from 15 March (Reuters, 12.03.2021).

 **Important: As Rome (and the rest of Lazio) becomes a Red Zone from Monday 15 March, you will need to carry a self-certification form whenever you leave your home. The self-certification form, available here for download and printing, will be used to confirm the motive for leaving one’s home, which must be related to work, health, or other urgent reasons. Persons are permitted to travel to return to their residence. Violations are subject to fines.

International Restrictions:
 The latest Italian decree in effect from 6 March – 6 April 2021, provides International travel restrictions have been slightly updated in terms of country lists:
 There are no travel bans, but travel to and from any non-EU/non-Schengen country is solely allowed for work, health, study, or other urgent reasons. The exceptions to this requirement are Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. 14 days quarantine is required for any non-EU/non-Schengen country. Testing is required for ALL persons entering Italy. Exceptions apply for personnel of diplomatic missions or international organizations.
 For specific and detailed requirements for entering Italy you should consult this here from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and below:

*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.