ITALY IS OPEN TO TOURISM
We can finally announce and confirm that Italy is open for tourism as per the latest Governmental Ordinance of the 14th of May 2021.
The main news, beside the fact that we are open for tourism for people coming from most of the countries of the world, is that for those coming from the countries of the European Union and the Schengen area, as well as from Great Britain and Israel, quarantine is no longer envisaged. To enter our country it will be necessary to have a negative molecular or antigen Covid-19 swab test carried out in the previous 48 hours. Those who do not report the swab results will have to perform a 10-day quarantine and a swab at the end of isolation.
The general regulations for travel to / from abroad are contained in the Prime Minister’s Decree of 2 March 2021 and in the Ordinance of 14th of May 2021 of the Minister of Health, in force from 16 May to 30 July 2021. The Prime Minister’s Decree continues to be based on five lists of Countries for which different measures are envisaged. These lists are contained in Annex 20 and arrival from the different countries of the world is regulated as follows: as follows:
LIST A – San Marino, Vatican City
At the moment, there are no restrictions on travel to / from the states and territories contained in list A.
LIST B – States and territories with low epidemiological risk, which will be identified with a specific Ordinance, among those listed in list C.
At the moment, no state is on this list.
LIST C – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories located outside the European continent), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories located outside the European continent), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, British bases on the island of Cyprus), Switzerland, Andorra , Principality of Monaco, Israel.
Must submit the green Covid-19 certificate or present a certified molecular or antigenic Covid-19 swab test, carried out in the 48 hours prior the arrival to Italy, conducted with a swab and a negative result.
In the event that it is not possible to submit the green Covid-19 certification or a certificate attesting that a test has been carried out within the terms indicated above, it is still possible to enter Italy, with the below obligations:
Undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for a period of ten (10) days, at the home or residence, informing the Prevention Department of the competent local Health Authority;
Carry out a molecular or antigen test at the end of the fiduciary isolation.
In order to obtain the green certificate, one of the following conditions must be attended:
to have had a full cycle of one of the vaccines approved by EMA;
to have had a negative Covid-19 swab test done in the 48 hours prior arrival;
to be in possession of a recovery certificate from Covid-19.
LIST D – Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, United States, Thailand.
If stayed / transited, in the previous fourteen (14) days, in a country of list D, it is mandatory:
Fill in a self-certification, which will soon be replaced by a digital localization form. From the moment the digital form will be available, only if it was not technically possible to fill it in, it will be possible to use paper self-certification, drawn up according to the criteria indicated in art. 50 paragraph 1 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021.
Have a certificate attesting the negative result of a molecular or antigen test, conducted with a swab, carried out in the seventy-two (72) hours prior the arrival to Italy, to be shown to anyone responsible for carrying out this verification.
Inform the competent health authority for the territory of your entry into Italy
Undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for ten (10) days.You can reach your final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).
At the end of the ten (10) days of quarantine, it is mandatory to carry out an additional molecular or antigen test, conducted with a swab.
LIST E – Rest of the world: all states and territories not expressly indicated in another list.
Movements to / from the rest of the world are allowed only in the presence of precise reasons, such as: work, health or study reasons, absolute urgency, return to one’s home, home or residence. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed.
Countries subject to special measures: Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka are part of List E. However, the Minister of Health, with various ordinances, has ordered a ban on entry to Italy for all those coming from Brazil, India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka, or who have stayed / transited there in the 14 days preceding the attempted entry into Italy.