Update on travel restrictions

The government provided an update regarding travels restrictions.

Who will be affected?

People travelling to/from Italy and Europe.

Background

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

Impact

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

Implementation

Law Decree issued on 11 June 2020 issues new terms related to law decree 19 issued on 25 March 2020 and law decree 33 issued on 16 May 2020:

– Art 1 and 5: who enters Italy by any means of transport must provide a declaration accordingly to art 46 and 47 of the presidential decree 445 of 28 December 2000, specifying the reason of the trip, the address where he will be staying on quarantine and the mean of transport to reach this address, phone number to receive communication.They must also communicate at the prevention department of health authorities and stay on quarantine for 14 days at the address communicated informing authorities in case symptoms arise. These rules are not applicable to EU citizens and EU resident, or to people resident in Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic, Vatican, UK and North Ireland entering Italy for working reasons and to cross borders workers entering Italy for working reasons and to return their residency/domicile, workers with legal entity or secondary office in Italy moving for working reasons for max 120 hours
– Art 6: transfer without restrictions (unless some criticity applies) are possible from EU countries, Schengen countries, UK and North Ireland for people who stayed in the mentioned countries 14 days before the arrival in Italy. Until 30 June 2020 transfers from/to countries not included among these, except for working reasons, health reasons, proved need or to return their residency/domicile, are forbidden

Decree 30 June 2020,effective from 02 July 2020 states that transfer without restrictions (unless some criticity applies) are possible from EU countries, Schengen countries, UK and North Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino Republic, Vatican without quarantine if they stayed in the mentioned countries 14 days before the arrival in Italy.

Transfer of people resident in Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Ruanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay are possible for any reason but is still in force the obligation of 14 days quarantine at the arrival and compulsory communication to the authorities.

Until 14 July transfers from/to non-EU and non-Schengen or non included among the above are forbidden, except for working reasons, health reasons, proved need, study or to return their residency/domicile. For the allowed categories coming from non-EU countries, the obligation of 14 days quarantine is still in force at the arrival and compulsory communication to the authorities.

The 14 days quarantine also applies to people whom in the 14 days prior to the arrival in Italy, stayed in non-Schengen or non-EU countries.

Borders with the USA, Russia, Brazil, and other major sources of travellers for the EU will for now remain closed, but the situation shall be reassessed by the EU countries every 2 weeks, to allow fast action based on sanitary situations in non-EU countries.
It is to be noted that the countries remain sole decision-makers for their borders, but States have agreed upon a global coordination, which appears to be a prerequisite now that internal Schengen borders have reopened.

Next Steps (or) Actions Required

People who need 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.: +393483040948
Email: veronica.maggioni@santaferelo.com

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