Travel restrictions update*
*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 Italy and non EU citizens living and working in Italy + people coming from Brazil.


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


People who are supposed to travel to/from Italy from/to C countries and people coming from Brazil must expect restrictions


DPCM 2 March 2021 remain in force until 6 April 2021.

Ordenance 2 April 2021 by the Ministry of Health effective from 07 April 2021 until 30 April 2021 extends the conditions of ordenance 30 March 2021 and states that people entering Italy who stayed/transited from countries in list C 14 days prior their arrival in Italy are subject to a swab to be done within 48 hours prior the entrance in Italy, must be on quarantine for 5 days and do a further swab with negative result after the quarantine.

The compulsory declaration by law accordingly to art 46 and 47 of law 445 of 28 December 2000 and the compulsory communication to the authorities at arrival, also informing authorities in case symptoms arise still remain valid.

This ordenance also extends the following restrictions:

– the entrance or transit of people who stayed/transited in Brazil 14 days before entrance in Italy is forbidden. Flights are suspended and entrance in Italy is forbidden. Some exceptions may apply in terms of entrance and flights from Brazil for people without symptoms. Exceptions are related to people resident in Italy before 13 February, people authorized by the Italian Ministry of Health for proved need (even if not resident), to some categories of worker and to people who need to reach their underage children. If exceptions are applicable, all the other requirements/fulfilments of E countries 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 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.
– Austria, UK and Northern Ireland and Israel are subject to the same rules of C countries in force with ordenance 2 March 2021 and with new restrictions put in force by ordenance 30 March and 2 April. For moves from/to Tyrol, the quarantine period is 14 days.

Some exceptions are applicable.

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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