Travel restrictions from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Version in Italian available here.

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 06th of May by the Ministry of Health valid until 30 May 2021 extends Ordenance 29th of April regarding the entrance and transit of people who stayed/transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka until 30th of May 2021.

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 authorized military bodies with authorization by the Ministry of Health and to people registered to A.I.R.E.

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 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 ordenance 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 hotel for 10 days and do a further swab at the end of quarantine that should be negative.

Ordenances 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 2nd of March is still 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 localisation 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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