COVID-19 requirements to travel to Italy

We present you the requirements, restrictions and regulations that apply to travel to Italy in times of COVID-19

What type of documentation should I present?

1. Complete obligatory the European Passenger Locator Form - dPLF. Register using your email to fill the form.
2. Present the EU Digital COVID Certificate or COVID-19 Green Certificate upon arrival.


Nationalities that can already enter without quarantine:

Citizens and residents of the countries of the European Union, in the countries associated with the Schengen Area, of the Principality of Andorra, of the Principality of Monaco can enter Italy without being quarantined, provided that:

1. Before entering Italy, fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF)

2. Present the EU digital COVID certificate upon arrival. Citizens of countries not belonging to the European Union can present a green COVID-19 Certificate, on paper or digital, issued by the health authorities of their country, which certifies that they have performed a diagnostic test whose result has been negative, they have been recovered from COVID-19 or have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with any of the vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

An EU Digital COVID Certificate is a digital accreditation that a person have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before a test has been performed that has been negative has recovered from COVID-19

The EU COVID Digital Certificate is valid in all EU and Schengen countries.

Measures valid for travelers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bahrein, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus but excluding territories outside the European continent), Uruguay, Taiwan, Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau:

Anyone who has stayed or passed through one of these countries in the 14 days prior to entering Italy must:

  1. Fill in the Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy. If you do not have suitable technological tools, you can download the printed version of the Passenger Locator Form.

  2. Present COVID-19 green pass or certificate on arrival issued by the health authority of their country certifying complete vaccination against COVID-19, performed at least 14 days beforehand, using a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Travelers from Canada, Japan and the United States of America may alternatively present a COVID-19 green pass of successful recovery or certification of successful recovery issued by competent health authorities.

  3. Present a document certifying that they have performed a molecular swab test with a negative result in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Italy, or an antigenic swab test with negative result in the 24 hours prior to arrival in Italy. The term for the molecular swab test is reduced to 48 hours for travelers from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

IMPORTANT: for all travelers, if when entering Italy, you do not present the green certificate and a negative test result, you can still enter, but you will have to undergo fiduciary isolation for 5 days and notify the Department of Prevention of the competent health authority for the territory. At the end of the 5-day isolation period, you will have to undergo a new molecular or antigenic test Travelers from some countries that do not belong to the Member States of the European Union can enter Italy without undergoing fiduciary isolation and sanitary surveillance using “COVID tested” flights.

Children under 6 years of age are not required to have a negative molecular or antigenic test result upon entry into Italy but will have to comply with the isolation obligation when provided. Children under 18 years of age are exempt from the isolation requirement (when applicable) only if they accompany vaccinated adults (father or mother or another companion) with a COVID Green Certificate.

Nationalities that cannot enter Italy:

Travellers from all other countries are not allowed to enter Italy except for certain specific reasons as work, health, study, emergency or return to domicile, home or residency. 

What vaccines are accepted in Italy?

Based on the statement of the Ministry, the following are the vaccines recognized as valid for entering Italy:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Spikevax, formerly Moderna
  • Vaxzvria, formerly AstraZeneca
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

 

Requirements to move within Italy:

To ensure the safety of residents and tourists, the Italian Government has introduced a classification of regions based on the colors white (minimum risk), yellow, orange and red (maximum risk). Each color corresponds to different prevention measures that regulate the possibility of moving within a region, moving between regions and opening shops, restaurants and cultural spaces Movement between regions of the white and yellow zones is still allowed Movement between different regions of the orange and red zones They are only allowed upon presentation of a COVID-19 Green Certification. Make sure to present your COVID-19 green pass certificate to use medium and long-distance means of transport such as:

  • Aircraft (domestic flights) 
  • Ships and ferries that connect different regions
  • Intercity trains
  • Buses connecting different regions or used for rental service with driver.

Unrestricted driving is possible together with spouses, partners and regular contacts. You can travel by car with a maximum of 3 non-partners including the driver, taking into consideration the following aspects:

  • All car occupants must wear a mask.
  • The passenger seat next to the driver must remain free.
  • Passengers must sit on opposite sides of the rear seat, clearing the center seat.
  • If the car has more than one rear row, a maximum of two passengers can go per row, seated on opposite sides of the seat and leaving the middle seat free.

 

Requirements to enter places of interest in Italy:

In the national territory, the COVID-19 Green Certificate facilitates participation in certain public events (such as fairs, concerts, sports competitions, celebrations during religious or civil ceremonies), access to health residences (RSA). In addition, the Certificate is required to enter and leave territories that can be classified as "red zone" or "orange zone", in the absence of work, health or emergency reasons demonstrated. Those over 12 years of age will have to show their Certificate COVID-19 digital green to access certain services and activities:

Travel by plane, train, boat, and ferry within the national territory

  • Restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, patisseries, for consumption at the table indoors
  • Shows open to the public, sporting events in the open air and in closed spaces
  • Museums and cultural spaces, exhibitions
  • Pools and gyms
  • Private parties, such as weddings
  • Festivals and fairs
  • Conferences and Congresses Spas and wellness centers
  • Amusement arcades, betting houses, bingo halls and casinos

Access to these services and activities is allowed by showing the EU COVID Digital Certificate or an equivalent certificate issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, United Kingdom, United States.

How much does a COVID test cost in Italy?

PCRIn the laboratory: Eur. 60.00 per test average price.RapidIn the laboratory: Eur. 20,00 per test average price.Self TestThe test where you do the test yourself, is available in most pharmacies and has an average cost of Eur. 5.00 per test.
Greca tip: If when you return to your country an additional test is necessary, we can also make an appointment for you. Enjoy your vacation that we take care of!

Sources: http://www.italia.it/es/informacion-util/actualizaciones-covid-19-informacion-util-para-los-turistas.html, https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/travelling-to-italy-this-summer-amid-covid-what-you-need-to-know-before-booking-a-trip/

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