Immigration Update: Italy  | COVID-19 Update: Travel restrictions 

The Italian government have provided an update regarding travel restrictions.

Who will be affected?
All EU citizens and non EU citizens who needs to travel to/from Italy.

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

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

Implementation:
Law Decree 33 issued on 16 May 2020 and effective immediately until 31 July 2020, contains measures regarding travels and establishes that:

  • From 18 May 2020 free circulation is possible within your region in Italy
  • Until 02 June 2020 travels from/to foreign countries are forbidden except for working reasons, emergencies or health reasons.
  • Starting from 3 June 2020 travels outside your Italian region and to/from some countries are possible (except new restrictions will be issued)

These rules are valid if a person is healthy and not in quarantine.

DPCM, issued on 17 May 2020 and effective from 18 May 2020 to 14 June 2020, actualizes law decree 19 and law decree 33.

Art. 4 states that in order to enter Italian soil  a boarding declaration is necessary as per law containing: reason of travel, address in Italy where quarantine will be done, means of transport (it must be private transport) used to reach the accommodation, mobile/phone number to be contacted and the individual’s temperature will be taken by authorities (please check with the airline for further restrictions). People entering in Italy even without symptoms, must inform local health authorities (department of prevention) and are subject to 14 days of isolation at the address communicated (in case the address changes, it must be communicated and the self isolation period must be restarted) and inform local authorities if symptoms arise .

The above rules are not applicable for:

  • EU citizen or people resident in EU and in Schengen area (except Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic, Vatican and United Kingdom) entering Italy for working reasons
  • cross borders workers entering Italy for working reasons and to return their residency/domicile
  • workers with legal entity or secondary office in Italy moving for working reasons for max 72 hours + a further extension (for proved need) for further 48 hours
  • ransfers from San Marino Republic and Vatican
  • other few exceptions

Art. 5 refers to transits or short stay in Italy: people entering Italy for max 72 hours (+ a further extension of 48 hours for proved need) must fill in a boarding declaration as per law, and inform local health authorities (department of prevention) of their arrival and the address and leave Italy within the terms established. In case not possible, the self quarantine period must be started.

This does not affect:

  • EU citizen
  • EU resident
  • Schengen countries
  • Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic, Vatican and United Kingdom entering Italy for working reasons
  • cross borders workers entering Italy for working reasons and to return their residency/domicile
  • workers with legal entity or secondary office in Italy moving for working reasons for max 72 hours (+ 48 hours further extension if proved)
  • transfers from San Marino Republic and Vatican

Art. 6 states that starting from 3 June 2020 are allowed travels to/from:

  • EU countries
  • Schengen countries
  • United Kingdom and North Ireland
  • Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino and Vatican

From 3 June 2020 to 15 June 2020 travels to/from different countries than the above, are forbidden except for working reasons, urgencies or health reasons or to reach residency/domicile and are subject to 14 days of isolation.

From 3 June 2020, article 4 and 5 are applicable to people entering Italy from all countries (except Ue and Schengen countries, United Kingdom and North Ireland Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino and Vatican or people who stayed there for the last 14 days before the entrance in Italy).

Next Steps (or) Actions Required:
People who needs to travel to/outside Italy, must consider the new conditions.

Santa Fe Analysis:
Santa Fe 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
Email: veronica.maggioni@santaferelo.com

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