Travel restrictions from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

The government provided an update regarding travels restrictions and travel bans.

Who will be affected?

People who need to travel to/from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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 India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka must expect restrictions.

Implementation

Regulations stipulated on 29th of April by the Ministry of Health valid until 15 May 2021 establish that entrance and transit of people who stayed/transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka 14 days prior to arrival in Italy are forbidden.

Some exceptions may apply in terms of entrance and flights. Exceptions are related to Italian citizens resident in Italy before 29th of April 2021 and without symptoms and to some authorised military bodies with authorization by the Ministry of Health.
If exceptions are applicable, 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. It also mandatory to be self quarantined at a covid hotel for 10 days and do a further swab at the end of quarantine that should be negative.

People who arrived in Italy and stayed/transited from India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka 14 days prior to the regulations applied on the 29th of April 2021, even without symptoms must inform the health authorities, do a negative swab. It also mandatory to be self quarantined at a covid for 10 days and do a further swab at the end of quarantine that should be negative.
Regulations stipulated on the 2nd of April 2021 and 16th of April 2021 by the Ministry of Health remain valid and extended until 15th of May 2021. Also DPCM 2 March is still valid.

Regulations applied on the 25th of April 2021 and 28th April 2021 by the Ministry of Health are no longer valid.

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

Next Steps (or) Actions Required

People who need to travel to/outside Italy, must consider the new conditions and check with the airline company further restrictions/travel limitations.

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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