Travel restrictions update

The government has provided an update regarding travel restrictions.

Who will be affected?

People who needs to travel to/from Italy.


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


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


DPCM 7 September 2020 extends restrictions of DPCM 7 August 2020 and is still effective, until 15 October 2020 (with changes by the Ministry of health) and divides countries in different typologies introducing some changes as follows:

A countries: Republic of San Marino, Vatican

B countries: EU countries (except Romania) Schengen countries. Specific indications for Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Uk and Northern Ireland.

C countries: Romania

D countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay

E countries: all other countries not mentioned in other lists + Serbia from 21 September 2020

F Countries: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bosnia Erzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic. Kosovo, Kuwait, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru.

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, and transfers to F countries are forbidden unless with official declarations by law and documentation, are needed for: work, health, study, proved need, to reenter domicile/residence, to allow the entrance of citizens (and close family members) of Ue/Schengen countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic and Vatican.

Entrance and transit in Italy of people who stayed/transited in F countries 14 days prior the arrival in Italy is forbidden unless they are citizens (and close family members) of EU/Schengen countries, Andorra, UK and Northern Ireland, Monaco, San Marino Republic and Vatican resident in Italy before the date mentioned in F list. Exceptions applies also to some very specific type of worker (consulates, military staff…).

Art. 5 states that people entering Italy from countries in list B, C, D, E and F must do a compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 46 of law 445 of 28 December 2020 with compulsory information accordingly to the country of departure. People who stayed/transited 14 days prior thei arrival in Italy in countries in list C, D, E and F, even without symptoms, must inform health authorities.

Ordinance 07 October 2020 by the Ministry of Health effective from 08 th October 2020, states that people entering Italy, and that 14 days prior the arrival in Italy stayed/transited in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Spain,The Netherlands, Uk and Northern Ireland), following indication by Dpcm 07 September 2020 and extended by Law Decree 125 issued on 07 October 2020, must do 72 hours before the arrival, a swab with negative result, do a swab with negative result at the border in Italy at arrival or within 48 hours and be self quarantined at home. A compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival is mandatory and also in case symptoms arise.
This ordinance extends ordinance 21 September 2020 and 25 September 2020 until 15 October 2020.

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 Analysis:

Santa Fe 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.: +39 3483040948


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