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Travel to and from Italy

Travel to and from Italy is restricted to specific categories of passengers until 24 November 2020. Please check the requirements before you travel. If you are travelling to Italy, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure and self-isolate on arrival

Travel eligibility

The Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DCPM) contains lists of countries, for which different restrictions apply. These lists are contained in Annex 20 of the DPCM. The measures envisaged for travel to/from the countries on the various lists are detailed below.

A: The Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State: no limitations

B: EU COUNTRIES (except for the Countries in lists C and D), SCHENGEN, Andorra, and the Principality of Monaco: travel to/from to countries in List B is allowed for any reason, therefore also for TOURISM, and without the obligation to self-isolate on return.

C: Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Spain, The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland: no restrictions for those travelling to/from the above Countries. Those who enter/return to Italy from these Countries must: a) present a declaration to the effect that they have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy alternatively b) undergo a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port, or border location (where possible) or within 48 hours of entering Italy at the competent local health authority surgery

D: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, The Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay: according to the Italian regulations travel from/to these Countries is allowed for any reason, therefore also for tourism. On arriving/returning to Italy travellers must self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities for 14 days

E: Rest of the world: travel to/from the rest of the world (i.e. all the states and territories not mentioned in other lists) is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile, or dwelling (This includes passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence without leaving the airport, they must remain in the transit area). Travel for tourism is not allowed. Arrival/return to Italy from this group of countries is always allowed only for Italian/EU/Schengen/the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland citizens and their family members, as well as holders of residence permits and their family members. Travellers from the countries in list E are allowed to enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective relationship (regardless of whether or not they cohabit) with Italian/EU/Schengen/the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland citizens or with persons who are legally residing in Italy and if they are travelling to their partners' home/domicile/dwelling in Italy. Travellers must self isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities for 14 days

F: List F includes the countries from which entry into Italy is prohibited. The countries in List F are Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic: for travellers from the Countries specified in list F or who had stayed/transited in these Countries in the 14 days prior to their attempt to enter Italy a ban on entry is still in force with few exceptions. Exceptions are:

  • EU (including Italians), Schengen, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Andorra, The Republic of San Marino, Principality of Monaco, Vatican City State citizens and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 9 July 2020. They are subject to the obligation to present to the carrier on boarding, or to any other competent authority, a declaration to the effect that they have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy. (Please consider 72 hours from the arrival time in Italy.)
  • Third-country citizens who reside in Italy and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 9 July 2020. They are subject to the obligation to present to the carrier on boarding, or to any other competent authority, a declaration to the effect that they have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy. (Please consider 72 hours from the arrival time in Italy.)
  • Travel crew members and on-board personnel
  • Officials and other servants, however they may be called, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and employees, and military staff and Italian Country Police personnel in the performance of their duties

COVID-19 testing requirements

COVID-19 PCR testing is only required for passengers arriving from countries in lists C and F.

Required forms

All passengers must complete the following declaration forms before arrival:

  • Form “ANNEX 1 SELF-DECLARATION”: Distributed on board by the crew to customers and collected by crew once filled by customers before landing.
  • Form “Autocertificazione”: Distributed on board by the crew to customers, before landing for Immigration purposes. On entering Italy, travellers will be required to fill the self-declaration form specifying the reason for entering/returning to Italy. The form must then be presented to the competent authorities

Quarantine

On entering Italy from any country listed in D, E, and F, travellers must self‑isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities for 14 days.

Other information

For more COVID-19 related information please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

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