Entry rules for Italy from 1st of February until 15th of March 2022

Entry rules depend upon the traveller’s country of origin: below we outline the new rules following the latest decree issued on 28th January.

COUNTRY LIST C

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories outside the European mainland), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European mainland), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco.

People who have stayed in or transited Countries in List C in the 14 days prior to entering Italy must:

  1. fill out a digital Passenger Locator Form and present it to the carrier or any other authorized person, either printed or on one’s mobile device.
  2. present to the carrier, or any other authorised person, a Green pass certificate stating that the cycle of vaccination has been completed with an EMA-authorized vaccine or the negative result of a molecular or antigenic test carried out in the 24 hours before arrival (antigenic test) or 72 hours (molecular test) or the recovery from COVID-19

In case of lack of the certification under point 2, travellers may still enter Italy but they must self-isolate for five (5) days and get tested again, upon completing the prescribed self-isolation

COUNTRY LIST D

Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus and excluding territories outside mainland Europe), Republic of Korea, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions.

People who have stayed in or transited Countries in List D in the 14 days prior to entering Italy must:

  1. fill out a digital Passenger Locator Form and present it to the carrier or any other authorized person
  2. present to the carrier, or any other authorized person, a certificate of vaccination stating that the cycle of vaccination has been completed with an EMA-authorized vaccine or EU Green Pass proving the same;
  3. take a molecular test, carried out by means of a swab and with negative result, in the 72 hours before they arrive (in case of arrival from United Kingdom molecular test must be done in the 48 hours before arrival)or an antigenic test in the 24 hours before they arrive

In case of lack of the certification under point 2, travellers may still enter Italy but they must self-isolate for five (5) days, activating local health surveillance procedures by informing Local Health Authorities and get tested again, upon completing the prescribed self-isolation.

COUNTRY LIST E

Others countries not listed before

Entry is allowed only for specific reasons:

  • work
  • health reasons
  • study reasons
  • absolute urgency
  • return to one’s domicile, home, or residence
  • Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as to holders of long-term resident status and their family members (Directive 2004/38/EC)
  • for persons who have a proven and stable emotional relationship (even if not cohabiting) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or natural persons who are legally resident in Italy (long-term residents), who need to reach their partner’s home/domicile/residence (in Italy)
  • athletes, technicians, competition judges and officials, foreign press representatives and accompanying persons participating in competitive sports competitions, recognized to be of pre-eminent national interest with a provision of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP) and regulated by a specific safety protocol adopted by the sports organization responsible for the event

People who have stayed in or transited Countries in List D in the 14 days prior to entering Italy must:

  • complete the digital Passenger Locator Form
  • undergo a molecular swab carried out within 72 hours or an antigenic one within 24 hours prior to entry into Italy and the result of which is negative
  • notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of your entry
  • reach the final destination in Italy only by private transport
  • undergo self-isolation at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form for 10 days
  • undergo an additional molecular or antigenic swab at the end of the 10-day self-isolation period

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact:

Erika Morlacchi
Relocation Coordinator
Santa Fe Relocation Italy
Email: erica.morlacchi@santaferelo.com
Office telephone number: +39 029955649

 

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