Italy extends COVID-19 restrictions until 6 April

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

(WIR, 03.03.2021). Government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 27.02.2021). General strike expected to affect air, rail, road travel on 7, 8 March (Milano Today, 22.02.2021). Government extends ban on nonessential travel between regions until 27 March (Reuters, 22.02.2021).

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.

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

Is a coronavirus test required?

A certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry, is required.

Some exceptions to the requirement for a coronavirus test are in place.

According to the Order of 13 February 2021, specific measures apply for travellers coming from Austria, who are required to: 

  • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
  • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
  • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
  • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

Is a quarantine required?

People who do not present negative results of a molecular or antigenic test are subject to mandatory health surveillance and 14-day fiduciary isolation.

Some exceptions to the requirement for quarantine are in place.

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.



For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

  • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
  • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)
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.