Travel conditions regulated by DPCM

The government provided an update regarding travels restrictions and travel bans, extended the validity of documents.

Who will be affected?

People who need to travel to/from Italy and non-EU citizens living and working in Italy.

Background

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

Impact

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

Implementation

DPCM 14 January 2021 regulates movements to/from Italy from 15 January to 5 March 2021 and splits the country into 4 different categories according to the seriousness of health risk and with different mobility restrictions depending on the area.

Curfew in Italy is from 10 pm to 5 am each day and only transfers for working reasons, health reasons or proved need are possible.

The DPCM also divides countries in different typologies introducing some changes as follows:

A countries: Republic of San Marino, The Vatican. No restrictions

B countries: countries listed in c countries with law risk established by proper law. No country in this area at the moment

People entering Italy for any duration from countries in list B must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000.

C countries: Austria (with limitations), Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark including Faroer and Greenland, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadalupa, Martinica, Guyana, Mayotte and Reunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal including Azores and Madeira, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Andorra and Monaco.

People entering Italy for any duration  from countries in list C must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list C 14 days prior their arrival in Italy, even without symptoms must reach their accommodation by private transport and do a compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival, also informing authorities in case symptoms arise.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list C 14 days prior their arrival in Italy, must show at the boarding a swab with negative result done within 48 hours before the entrance in Italy or must be self quarantined at home for 14 days.

D countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and EU countries with law risk established by proper law.

People entering Italy for any duration  from countries in list D must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list D 14 days once they reach the accommodation must be self quarantined at home for 14 days.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list D 14 days prior their arrival in Italy, even without symptoms must reach their accommodation by private transport and do a compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival, also informing authorities in case symptoms arise.

E countries: other parts of the world

People entering Italy for any duration  from countries in list E must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list E 14 days once they reach the accommodation must be self quarantined at home for 14 days.

People entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list E 14 days prior their arrival in Italy, even without symptoms must reach their accommodation by private transport and do a compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival, also informing authorities in case symptoms arise.

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 are forbidden. Movements are allowed (by official proof) if the reason is work, health, study, proved need, to re-enter domicile/residence, or to allow the entrance of citizens and close family members of EU/Schengen countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic and The Vatican, or to allow the entrance of people resident in EU/Schengen countries who hold  a EU long stay permit.

Ordenance 13 February 2021 by the Ministry of Health effective immediately until 05 March 2021 (with further extension if needed) states that:

  • the entrance or transit of people who stayed/transited in Brazil 14 days before the entrance in Italy is forbidden. Flights are suspended and entrance in Italy is allowed for people without symptoms, resident in Italy before 13 February and with all the other requirements of E countries. It is compulsory to show the airline the proof of a negative swab done 72 hours before the entrance in Italy and to do another one at the arrival airport or within 48 hours from arrival.  It also mandatory to be self quarantined at home for 14 days and do a further swab at the end of quarantine.
  • entrance or transit of people who stayed/transited in Austria for more than 12 hours 14 days before the entrance in Italy are allowed at the following conditions: it is compulsory to show the airline the proof of a negative swab done 48 hours before the entrance in Italy. It is compulsory to do another one at the arrival airport or within 48 hours from arrival. It also mandatory to be self quarantined at home for 14 days and do a further swab at the end of quarantine.
  • UK and Northern Ireland (except Channel Islands, Man island, Gibraltar that are E countries) still belong to E countries but with specific regulations as established by the ordenance of Ministry of health on 09 January extended until 05 March 2021. The ordenance states that entrance of people who stayed/transited in UK and Northern Ireland 14 days prior their arrival in Italy is forbidden. Entry/re-entry after a stay/transit in UK 14 days prior the arrival in Italy only for people without symptoms, resident in Italy before 23 December 2020 and with all the other requirements of E countries. A double negative swab (one done at departure done 72 hours before arrival and one done at the arrival or within 48 hours from the arrival) is mandatory, together with a self isolation of 14 days at the arrival in Italy.

There are exceptions for:

  • People entering Italy for less than 120 hours for working reasons, health reasons, proved need and after this term leave the country or start a quarantine period.
  • Citizen or people resident in another EU country or countries listed in A, B, C, D area entering Italy for working reasons if in the 14 days prior to their arrival have not transited/stayed in C list countries
  • Some specific categories of workers

Next Steps (or) Actions Required

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

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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