Entry rules for Italy from 16th of December until 31st of January

Entry travel rules depend on the Country of departure; find below the most updated regulations based on the country where travellers are coming from.

COUNTRY IN LIST C
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cipro, Croatia, Denmark (including Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finlandia, France, (including Guadalupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte  Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (excluding territories not belonging to the European continent), Polonia, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (excluding territories not belonging to the European continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, 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 authorised person, either printed or on mobile device;

2. present to the carrier, or any other authorised person, a certificate of vaccination stating that the cycle of vaccination has been completed with an EMA-authorised vaccine or EU Green Pass proving the same;

3. take a molecular test within 48 hours prior to arrival or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab and with negative result, in the 24 hours before they arrive.

In case point 2 is not satisfied, 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 IN LIST D
Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Indonesia, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Ruanda, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom of Great Britain Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Island of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus and excluding territories not belonging to the European continent), Republic of Korea, Singapore, 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 authorised person;

2. present to the carrier, or any other authorised person, a certificate of vaccination stating that the cycle of vaccination has been completed with an EMA-authorised 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 point 2 is not satisfied, 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 IN LIST E
Others countries not listed before with exclusion of South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini that has specific rules.

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

Entry into Italy is banned for people coming from or having stayed in or passed through, in the previous 14 days, South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi.

Entry into Italy is allowed to Italian citizens who are registered as residents in Italy on a date prior to 26 November 2021, together with their minor children, spouse or civil union partner, provided they do not show symptoms of Covid-19 + officials and other servants, however designated, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and personnel, military personnel, including any personnel returning from international missions, and members of law enforcement agencies, personnel of Italian State intelligence and security agencies and fire-fighting personnel on active duty.

In all cases, upon re-entry into Italy, if have stayed in/passed through these countries during the previous 14 days, they must comply with the following procedure:

• obligation to complete the Passenger Locator Form
• obligation to present certification of having undergone a molecular test carried out within 72 hours prior to entry with a negative result
• obligation to undergo a molecular or antigenic test upon arrival at the airport, port or border and the person will be in any case kept in isolation until the result of the same
• obligation to undergo, irrespective of a negative test result, isolation at the place indicated in the Passenger Locator Form for a period of 10 days
• obligation to undergo further molecular test after the quarantine period

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Erika Morlacchi
Relocation Coordinator
Santa Fe Relocation Italy
Email: erica.morlacchi@santaferelo.com

 

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