Travelling to Italy – Covid19 information

The website of the Italian Health Ministry has a wealth of information (in English) on travelling to Italy.

For a useful FAQ in English - see here.

There is more general information from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for foreigners in Italy here.

Am I allowed to visit Italy?

From June 3, people will be allowed to travel freely from and to the following States:

  • Member States of the European Union (EU): besides Italy Member States of EU are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary;
  • non EU States of the Schengen Agreement: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  • Andorra, Principality of Monaco;
  • Republic of San Marino and State of the Vatican City.

Entry into Italy from countries outside the EU and/or the Schengen Agreement continues to be allowed only for:

  • proven work requirements
  • absolute urgency
  • health reasons
  • proven study requirements.

Entry into the national territory of Italy is also allowed, in any case (without having to justify a specific reason):

  • for nationals of third States residing in the following States and territories: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
  • for nationals of third States who are long-term residents within the meaning of Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003, as well as nationals of third States who derive their right of residence from other European provisions or national legislation, and their family members

Currently entry into Italy is not allowed in the following circumstances (information accurate as at 2 July 2020):

  • positive diagnosis for COVID-19 in the 14 days before travelling;
  • showing even a single symptom of COVID-19 in the 8 days before travelling:
    • Fever ≥ 37,5°C and chills
    • Dry cough
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Nasal congestion
    • Sore throat
    • Diarrhea (mostly in children)
  • close contact (e.g. less than 2 meters for more than 15 minutes) with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the 14 days before travelling;
  • visiting, in the 14 days before arriving in Italy, States or territories other than:
    • Member States of the European Union (EU): besides Italy Member States of EU are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary;
    • non EU States of the Schengen Agreement: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;
    • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
    • Andorra, Principality of Monaco;
    • Republic of San Marino and State of the Vatican City;
    • Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.

 

Is it safe to visit Italy?

Any decision to travel is personal. You should take the advice provided by your own government.

Real time statistics providing a daily report on the situation in Italy broken down region to region can be found here (in Italian).

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