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As of January 2020, the health emergency caused by COVID-19 persists worldwide.
All persons intending to travel abroad, regardless of destination or reason for travel, should consider that any journey during this period may involve a health risk.
In particular, if molecular or antigenic testing is required for entry into Italy or returning to Italy from a foreign destination, travellers should consider the possibility of a positive test result.
In this case, it is not possible to travel by commercial means, and you will be subject to the quarantine and containment procedures provided by the hosting country.
With some possible differences due to different local regulations, such procedures also affect those known as 'contacts'. 'Contacts' are those who came in contact with the positive person and are also subject to quarantine/self-isolation imposed by the local authorities of the hosting country and who, to protect public health, may return to Italy only at the end of the self-isolation period. Therefore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends planning every aspect of the travel carefully, including the possibility of spending an additional period abroad. The Ministry also suggests signing a health insurance policy that also covers the risks associated with COVID-19.
Persons travelling from List D countries may enter Italy with a ‘Green Pass’, a negative swab test carried out within the previous 72 hours (48 hours in the case of entry from the UK) and a Passenger Locator Form; otherwise, they must undergo a 5-day mini-quarantine and undergo a test at the end of isolation.
Persons travelling from Canada, Japan and the United States of America may enter Italy by presenting a ‘Green Pass’ (or equivalent certificate issued by the local health authorities attesting that they are fully vaccinate with a European Medicines Agency (EMA) validated vaccine), a negative swab test carried out within the previous 72 hours and a Passenger Locator Form.
Entry from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is allowed, regardless of nationality, only for study reasons or to return to one's personal place of residence (or that of one's spouse, civil union partner or minor children), and also in cases expressly authorised by the Ministry of Health, subject to the following conditions: presentation of a negative swab test carried out within 72 hours prior to entry; test on arrival at the airport; 10-day self-isolation and test at the end of the isolation period.
Entry from Brazil, under the conditions currently in force (negative test within 72 hours of entry, test on arrival, 10-day self-isolation and test at the end of the isolation period) is also permitted for study reasons.
THE COVID-19 GREEN PASS: WHERE IS IT MANDATORY?
From 6 August, on the Italian national territory, you will need a Covid-19 digital certificate (Green Pass), or equivalent certificate recognized by the Italian authorities, to enter:
- the indoor areas of restaurants;
- theatres, cinemas, events and sports competitions;
- museums and other cultural venues;
- swimming pools, gyms, spas and wellness centres, theme and amusement parks, recreational and leisure centres, gaming halls and casinos;
- trade fairs, conferences and meetings.
From 1 September, you will need a Green Pass, or an equivalent certificate, to board:
- interregional ships and ferries (except for the Straits of Messina ferry services);
- Intercity and High Speed trains;
- long-distance buses;
- charter buses.
Until 15 October 2021, the Green Pass provisions shall not apply to persons holding a SARS-Cov-2 vaccination certificate issued by the competent health authorities of San Marino.
A Green Pass, for the use in the national territory, shall is issued to all persons who have received at least one dose of vaccine or who have received a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test within the previous 48 hours or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous six months. Please note that a certificate certifying the first inoculation of a two-doses vaccine (second dose pending) is not enough to enter Italy from abroad. For more information on conditions needed to enter Italy, click here
Find more info on the Green Pass https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/
- PRINT OUT THE SELF-DECLARATION (this option is available only to persons who have no electronic devices): FORM
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