Travel restrictions update

​​The government has provided an update regarding travel restrictions.

Who will be affected?

People who need to travel to/from Italy.


Due to the large outbreak of Covid–19 in Italy, new extraordinary laws were implemented and new restrictions/measures put in charge.


People who are supposed to travel to/from Italy must expect restrictions.


DPCM 13 October 2020 regulates movements to/from Italy from 14 October to 13 November 2020 and divides countries in different typologies introducing some changes as follows:

A countries: Republic of San Marino, Vatican
B countries: EU countries (except countries listed in C and D list), Schengen countries, Andorra,Monaco

C countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Spain, The Netherlands, UK and Northern Ireland.

D countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda,  Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay

E countries: other parts of the world

F Countries: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bosnia Erzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Kuwait, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru.

Transfers from/to E countries, entrance and transit in Italy of people who stayed/transited in those countries 14 days prior the arrival in Italy, and transfers to F countries are forbidden unless with official declarations by law and documentation, are needed for: work, health, study, proved need, to reenter domicile/residence, to allow the entrance of citizens (and close family members) of EU/Schengen countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic and Vatican.

Entrance and transit in Italy of people who stayed/transited in F countries 14 days prior the arrival in Italy is forbidden unless they are citizens (and close family members) of EU/Schengen countries, Andorra, UK and Northern Ireland, Monaco, San Marino Republic and Vatican resident in Italy before the date mentioned in F list. Exceptions applies also to some very specific type of worker (consulates, military staff…). They must provide the carrier with a swab with negative result done 72 hours before the arrival in Italy.
People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list D, E and F even without symptoms must reach their accommodation by private transport, do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2020 with compulsory information accordingly to the country of departure (this declaration is mandatory also for B and C countries). Once they reach the accommodation must be self quarantined at home for 14 days, a compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival is mandatory (also for C countries) and also in case symptoms arise.

In case of stay and transit 14 days prior the arrival in Italy, in C list countries a swab with negative result done 72 hours before the arrival in Italy or at the arrival airport or within 48 hours from the entrance (with self quarantine).

Next Steps (or) Actions Required

People who needs to travel to/outside Italy, must consider the new conditions and check with the airline further restrictions/travel bans.

Santa Fe Relocation Analysis

Santa Fe Relocation will update about any relevant immigration update arising considering this scenario is continuously changing.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Veronica Maggioni
Immigration Specialist
Santa Fe Relocation Italy
Tel.: +393483040948


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