Italy Travel Restrictions

Italy. Travel restrictions. Update June 29, 2021.

The Italy travel restrictions. 

I thought I’d make a list of all the travel restrictions in Italy that are in force as of today, June 29, 2021. These things change, so before planning your trip, please check with your local authorities and with the Italian embassy in your home country.

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Here we go:

First: The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has created this questionnaire. Check it out. It is the most authoritative way to know if you are allowed to enter Italy or not.

Travel restrictions for entering Italy as of June 29, 2021:

These can enter without restrictions.

  • Travelers to and from the Republic of San Marino, and travelers to and from the Vatican state. 

The new Green Pass

From July 1, 2021, a new system for monitoring travelers within Europe is in place. The Green Pass, a sort of Digital Covid Certificate, will facilitate border crossings all over Europe. To get one you would need one of the following:

  • Vaccination with one of the four certified vaccines, BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.
  • Documented recovery from a Covid19-infection.
  • Negative test result

The Green Pass is as of June 29, not available outside Europe.

These can enter Italy but are required to present the Green Pass.

If you don’t have a Green Pass, you will have to present a negative test result, documented full vaccination cycle, or a documented recovery from Covid-19. And you need to compile the new European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF).

  • Citizens of an EU or Schengen Member State. Citizens of Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra,
  • Close relatives to any such citizen if they have been resident in Italy before June 9, 2020. A person who has a stable emotional relationship (?) to anyone resident in Italy, may also enter even if they are not living together.

From Brasil, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh you can enter Italy practically only if you are an Italian citizen or have your permanent residence in Italy. 

Italy travel restrictions

These can enter Italy without any specific motivation.

Travelers from Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Canada and the United States of America

  • This list is changing. Countries can be added as well as removed, depending on the Covid-situation.

You will need a Green Pass. If you don’t have one, you need documentation of one of the following

  • Vaccination with one of the four certified vaccines, BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.
  • Documented recovery from a Covid19-infection.
  • Negative test result

From the rest of the world, entering Italy is allowed only for documented reasons such as work, healthcare, school, or to reach your residence in Italy. Not for tourism.

You will also have to compile the European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF).

There are exceptions. Apart from the rules above these can enter Italy…

  • Any members of the household (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children aged below 21 years, other dependent lineal relatives) to a person authorized to enter Italy, is also allowed to enter. This also applies to someone who has a stable emotional relationship with anyone resident in Italy, even if they are not living together.
  • Functionaries of the European Union or any international organization, diplomats, and military personnel on duty.
  • Personnel working on ships or land transportation from Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia: can enter for work reasons, transit (max 36 hours), or for a short stay (max 120 hours)

All persons traveling to Italy from any foreign location are required to compile the European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF).

Self Isolation

Italy travel restrictions

These categories are excluded from the self-isolation rules.

  • Transport crew members.
  • Travel staff members.
  • Persons traveling for proven work reasons, if citizen of or resident in an EU member state or a country in the Schengen Area.
  • Health personnel traveling to Italy for professional purposes.
  • Cross-border workers entering the country to work and then returning home.
  • Employees of companies with their main or secondary headquarters in Italy, returning to the country after traveling abroad, for work, for no more than 120 hours (5 days).
  • Any travel to and from the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State.
  • Functionaries of the European Union, international organizations, diplomatic missions, and military personnel.
  • Students attending study programs abroad and returning home at least once a week.
  • Persons traveling to Italy for a short stay (up to 120 hours in total) for proven work, urgent or health reasons.
  • Passengers transiting;
  • Persons traveling through the country to reach their country of residence.
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Travel restrictions – Self-isolation in Italy. How does it work?

You are supposed to start your self-isolation immediately after entering the country.

You are allowed to travel the shortest and fastest route to reach your chosen destination. You are not allowed to use public transport. 

Transit passengers are not required to self-isolate. 

If you are on a short stopover between flights and do not leave the airport you are free to board a connecting flight to any other domestic or international destination. 

You can rent a car, use your own car, let a friend (1 person) drive you, or use a taxi. 

Conclusion.

  • If you come from an EU- or Schengen- country, you can enter Italy, but you need a Green Pass.
  • If you come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Rwanda, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, or Singapore, or the USA, you can enter without motivation. You need to be vaccinated, having recovered from Covid-19 or present a negative covid-test not older than 48/72 hours. You also have to compile the European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF).
  • If you come from any other country you can only enter Italy for documented necessity. You will need to self-isolate for 10 days. And you need to compile the European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF).
  • Travelers from Brasile, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh can enter Italy if they are returning residents.

Here is a link to a questionnaire that the ministry for foreign affairs has made. It’s a help to understand if you are entitled to enter Italy, and if so, what you need to do.  

Please respect the local guidelines for containing the spread: Mask-wearing (covering nose and mouth) indoors, frequent hand washing, and others.  

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