Travel restrictions and UK travel ban
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The government provided an update regarding travels restrictions and the new travel ban for the UK and Northern Ireland.

Who will be affected?

People who need 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 force.

Impact

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

Implementation

DPCM 03 December 2020 regulates movements to/from Italy from 04 December to 15 January 2021 and confirms the split of Italy in 3 different areas accordingly to the seriousness of health risk and with different mobility accordingly to the area.

Curfew in Italy is from 10 pm to 5 am each day, and on 31 December 2020 from 10 pm to 7 am and only transfer for working reasons, health reasons or proved need are possible.

From 21 December to 6 January 2021 in the whole country transfers from one region to another one are forbidden.

Law decree 172 issued on 18 December and effective on 19 December, establishes that from 24 December to 6 January, holidays (and the day before) there is red zone, while other days will be orange zone. In the period from 24 December to 6 January is possible for a maximum of 2 people, to go and visit each other in the same region and once per day not during curfew hours, other people (not cohabitants/ smae household).

Ordenance of the Ministry of Health issued on 18 December 2020 states that people who enter Italy from C countries from 21 December to 6 January or who in this time frame stayed/transited one or more days in C countries for reasons different from working, urgency or health reasons, are subject to 14 days self-quarantine. This ordenance also states that from 21 December to 6 January San Marino Republic is C country and moves Uruguay in E list.

Ordenance of the Ministry of health issued on 20 December 2020 and immediately effective until 6 January 2021 puts a travel ban for flights from UK and Northern Ireland and forbids the entrance/transit to people who stayed in these countries 14 days prior this ordenance. People who are already in Italy and who stayed/transited in those countries 14 days before the ordernance, even without symptoms, must inform authorities of their entrance in Italy and be subject to a swab.

These combined to the DPCM means that:

A countries: Republic of San Marino, Vatican. Republic of San Marino is subject to the same rules of C countries in the period from 21 December to 6 January.

C countries: Republic of San Marino is subject to the same rules of C countries in the period from 21 December to 6 January.

All EU countries and Schengen countries that means Austria, 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, UK and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Channel islands, Man Island and part of Cyprus), Andorra, Monaco.

See above current travel ban for the UK and Northern Ireland.

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.

For people entering Italy from C countries from 21 December to 06 January if the reason is different from: work, health, urgency, these people must reach their accommodation by private transport and once they reach the accommodation must be self quarantined at home for 14 days.

D countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand,

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 (including Uruguay before in list D).

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 Vatican, UK and Northern Ireland or to allow the entrance of people resident in Eu/Schengen countries who hold a EU long stay permit.

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 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
Email: veronica.maggioni@santaferelo.com

 

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