Covid-19

 

In this section, you will be able to consult all useful information, updates on the latest ministerial transport regulations and files with the forms to download.

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New procedure for 2 Alitalia Rome-Milan flights

As of 16 September, a new, even safer way to fly will commence on two flights to Milan Linate, operated by Alitalia (AZ 2038 at 13:30 and AZ 2092 at 17:30), only with passengers on board who have undergone a preventive screening with a negative result for Covid-19 (rapid antigen test or PCR molecular test).

For those who already have a certificate certifying negativity to one of these test, carried out within 72 hours before the flight, there is no change to the boarding procedure, which provides for the usual routes. Before boarding, a Ministry of Maritime, Air and Boarder Health (USMAF) doctor will check the validity of the certificate already held by passengers.

Passengers without a negativity certificate can undergo the rapid antigen test directly at the airport at the Covid-19 test area, at Terminal 3 arrivals, via a lane dedicated to these two Alitalia flights. Here, they will hand over the duly completed “Certification of Home Self-Isolation and Health Surveillance in the Event of a Positive Outcome” form to the registration operator. This form can be downloaded here. For passengers who do not have the form already completed, stations are available to fill it in. Once registration has been completed, the swab can be carried out.

The result of the swab will be read and communicated by the doctor after 30 minutes by calling the identification numbers of passengers who, whilst waiting for their result, are unable to leave the test area.

Passengers who, instead, want to undergo the rapid antigen test before the day of departure (however, in any case, within 72 hours of take-off) can go to the drive-in centre at the airport’s long stay carpark, which can be easily reached from the A91 Rome-Fiumicino motorway, by following the dedicated road signs. Access to the facility will be guaranteed by showing the flight booking.

If the report is NEGATIVE, passengers will receive a certificate of negativity and can proceed to board.

If the report is POSITIVE, passengers will need to follow the health protocols that will be communicated to them by the staff in charge.

 

 

Provisions and information for passengers

Measures are in accordance with the provisions of the Council Presidency on the coronavirus infection.

 

In accordance with the measures set out to contain the spread of COVID-19, as laid out in the provisions of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, it is mandatory to use respiratory protective equipment throughout Italy in indoor places which are accessible to the public, including means of transport and at prolonged times where it is not possible to apply social distancing. 

N.B. Children under six years of age, those with disabilities that prevent them from wearing a mask, and people directly interacting with the above-mentioned categories of people, are not subject to this regulation.

The technical regulations within the air travel sector (Annexe. Prime Ministerial Decree of 7/9/2020) require passengers to wear masks (of a surgical type) on the aeroplane, which must be replaced every 4 hours where exemption to the inter-personal distance of one meter is allowed. The use of the surgical mask on board is a minimum requirement in terms of protective devices. Furthermore, as specified by ENAS, surgical masks must also be worn at the airport. Passengers who do not have one with them can go to security and ask for one there.

Please see the charts on routes to the airport, with information on the conduct to follow and the activities carried out by Aeroporti di Roma.

 

Useful news

 

  • Health checks on all arriving and departing passengers are being carried out by health workers.
  • Bars and restaurants remain open to guarantee refreshment services for passengers passing through the airport; Aeroporti di Roma also informs you that commercial activities have temporarily reduced their operations. Aeroporti di Roma has also enhanced the supply of vending machines so that they are always adequately stocked and can guarantee an adequate service.
  • The Border Police is put into action so that there are no obstructions or groups of passengers struggling to complete the self-declaration forms.
  • Every day, from 24:00 to 05:00, the departure and arrival areas of Leonardo da Vinci International Airport will be closed to the public to allow for the necessary sanitisation of the areas.
  • As per ENAC instructions, the ban on the use of overhead compartments for hand luggage is limited only to flights on which on-board social distancing cannot be guaranteed.

 

According to Order dated 12 August 2020 of the Health Minister, Roberto Speranza, for all people entering Italy who, in the previous fourteen days, have stayed at or travelled through Croatia, Greece, Malta or Spain, notwithstanding the provisions provided for by Prime Ministerial Decree dated 7 August 2020, the following alternative prevention measures apply:

a) presentation of a certificate of having undergone, within 72 hours prior to entering Italy, a molecular or antigen test, performed by swab, with a negative result;

b) obligation to undergo a molecular or antigen test, to be performed by swab, at the time of arrival at the airport (during the hours of 09:00 and 18:00, as established by the Lazio Region), or within 48 hours after entering Italy at the reference local health authority.

These people, including those who are asymptomatic, are required to immediately report their entry into Italy to the Prevention Department of the competent regional health authority.

The procedure requires passengers to report their arrival on the Lazio Region freephone number (800.118.800) or via the ‘Lazio Doctor Covid‘ app and to go to the drive-in centre with their health card, travel document and, preferably, medical prescription. The drive-in centres are open every day from 09:00 to 18:00, except on Sundays (the San Giovanni drive-in is also open on Sundays). The test is free.

Below is a list of all operational drive-in centres:(www.salutelazio.it/elenco-tamponi-drive-in)

ASL RM1: Casa della Salute XV municipio - via S. Daniele del Friuli  8 – Rome (Please note: from 20/07/020 to 31/08/2020, the opening times will be Mon-Sat from 08:30 to 12:30); AO San Giovanni Addolorata - via S. Stefano Rotondo 5 – Rome;

ASL RM2: Casa della Salute XV municipio - via S. Daniele del Friuli 8 – Rome; Via Nicolò Forteguerri - Casa della Salute Santa Caterina della Rosa – Rome;
ASL RM3: Via Casal Bernocchi - Sede Direzione ASL; Ex Presidio Forlanini - Piazza Carlo Forlanini – Rome;

ASL RM4: Ospedale San Paolo di Civitavecchia - Largo Donatori del Sangue 1; Ospedale Padre Pio - Via s. Lucia – Bracciano;

ASL RM5: Piazza Salvo D'Aquisto - Palombara Sabina/Casa della Salute; Via degli Esplosivi – Colleferro;

ASL RM6: Please note: As of Monday 3 August, the service shall be transferred to the premises of the former Emergency Department, of the former "E. De Sanctis" Hospital, Genzano, located at Via Achille Grandi, snc. - opening times Mon-Fri from 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00;

FROSINONE: Ospedale Santa Scolastica - via San Pasquale – Cassino; Ospedale Fabrizio Spaziani - Via Armando Fabi, 67 – Frosinone;

LATINA: Ospedale S. M. Goretti - Latina - Piazzale antistante; Piazza Monsignor Di Liegro – Gaeta;

RIETI: Piazzale Istituto D'Arte – Rieti;

VITERBO:  Ospedale Belcolle - Strada Sammartinese- Viterbo;

The Prime Ministerial Decree of September 7, 2020 made the following cases/individuals exempt from the regulations described above: transport crew members, entry for work purposes, along with the other cases set out in Article 6, paragraphs 6 and 7 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of August 7, 2020 as amended by the Prime Ministerial Decree of September 7, 2020.

Passengers flying to countries that necessarily require a negative Covid-19 swab carried out in Italy before departure must implement the following procedure:

  • Travellers carrying a medical prescription on plain paper must go to a CUP (Single Centre for accessing the booking of appointments and examinations within health facilities in the region) desk to register and pay for the service. Passengers not residing in the Lazio Region and carrying a travel ticket can go to the ADR Emergency Department at Fiumicino airport – located near Terminal 3 Arrivals – to obtain a medical prescription.
  • The CUP desk issues users with 2 copies of the payment receipt. Payment amounts to €69.88.
  • Users must go to the “drive-in” test centre of the health facility of the regional area where the booking at been made - handing over a copy of the payment receipt - and shall undergo the test. Instructions for receiving the results of the test will be provided at the drive-in centre.  

We advise following the procedure described above as far in advance as possible and, in any case, within the maximum time permitted by the provisions of the foreign countries of destination.

For further information, you can contact the ADR Emergency Department call centre (tel. 06.6595.3133/3134).

 

Self-declarations

Please note that, from June 26 onwards, following the regulation issued by the Ministry of Health (protocol 21870 of June 23, 2020) and implemented by ENAC, airlines will require passengers to complete a Covid-19 self-declaration form before departure, which declares:

a) self-certification by the passenger that they have not had any close contact with anyone suffering from COVID 19 in the last two days, before the onset of symptoms and up to 14 days after the onset of symptoms

b) the commitment of the passenger to communicate the occurrence of any COVID 19 symptoms within 8 days after disembarking from the aircraft to the aircraft carrier and the relevant local health authority, in order to enable contact tracing.

The attached form was provided by the Ministry of Health and must be completed by the passenger - preferably electronically - and delivered to the aircraft carrier before departure

Please download here:

 

(to be handed to the carrier if using a means of public transport)

 

Regulatory measures 

 

  • The Prime Ministerial Decree of 7 August 2020 and the subsequent Prime Ministerial Decree of 7 September 2020 outlined the provisions in force from 9 August to 7 October 2020 applying in Italy.
  • On the basis of the decree, travel to and from the following States is not subject to any restrictions: a) Member States of the European Union (in addition to Italy: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (excluding places outside of the European continent), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including its territories on the African continent), Sweden and Hungary); b) States who are part of the Schengen Agreement (in addition to the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (including Svalbard and the Jan Mayen Islands), Switzerland; c) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar and British bases on the island of Cyprus, but excluding Commonwealth countries outside the European continent); d) Andorra, Principality of Monaco; e) Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State.
  • Anyone entering Italy from these States, with the exception of Bulgaria and Romania, are no longer subject to the obligation of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation (quarantine) for 14 days, unless they have stayed in different countries during the 14 days prior to entering Italy. Quarantine also applies to anyone who intends to come to Italy but who have travelled through, or stayed in, Bulgaria or Romania in the fourteen days prior to entry. This regulation does not apply to travel crew.
  • Entry into Italy from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay is permitted, but anyone coming from these countries will be subject to health surveillance and fiduciary isolation (quarantine).
  • Travel to and from States and territories other than those indicated above, including anyone staying in and travelling through these States, is prohibited, unless justified by proven work requirements, emergencies, health reasons or reasons of study. In any case, the following is allowed: returning to one's own home or residence, entry into Italy by EU citizens (including Schengen countries, United Kingdom, etc.) and their family members, long-term resident third country nationals and their family members, as well as entry into Italy for anyone who has a proven and stable effective relationship with EU citizens or long-term resident third-country nationals, and is returning back to them. Anyone entering Italy from the above mentioned States or territories are subject to the rules regarding health surveillance and fiduciary isolation (quarantine) with specifications and exemptions set out in art. 6 of the Prime Ministerial Decree 7/8/2020 as amended by Prime Ministerial Decree 7/9/2020.
  • The entry into and transit through Italy is forbidden for people who, in the last 14 days, have stayed in or transited though one of the following countries: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic andSerbia. Exceptions are citizens of EU countries (including Italy), Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State and their family members, with registered residence in Italy since prior to 9 July (16 July for arrivals from Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia), the crew and travelling staff of the means of transport, as well as diplomatic officials and agents, staff of international organisations, Italian and foreign military staff in the exercise of their duties.Travel from Italy to these states is also prohibited unless justified by proven work needs, of absolute urgency, for health reasons or for study purposes.
  • As set out in the “User information guidelines and organisational procedures for limiting the spread of Covid-19 in terms of public transport– Technical Appendix on the aviation sector” (Appendix 15 to Prime Ministerial Decree dated 08/07/2020), the use of a mask is mandatory for passengers and it is necessary to keep to the social distancing rules on board aircraft, inside the terminals and all other airport facilities. 
  • However, the distancing measures on board aircraft can be waived by implementing a series of requirements, such as: the use of HEPA filters to purify the air, vertical flows and exchange of air every 3 minutes; screening the temperature of passengers, prohibiting the boarding of anyone with a temperature exceeding 37.5°; changing masks every 4 hours of use;  obtaining self-certifications from passengers, certifying lack of contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covidand their commitment to report the onset of symptoms to the airline and the competent Health Authority within 8 days of disembarkation; boarding of hand luggage of the permitted size, implementing selective measures for boarding and disembarkation in order to prevent crowding and to reduce movements on board; the storage of personal clothing in special disposable containers, provided by the airline at the time of boarding.

For further information please consult the Ministry of Health website  (in Italian) and the WHO website (in English).

Public utility number: 1500

 

 

Frequently asked questions: FAQs

 

Q: How should I behave at the airport?

A: To inform passengers on behaviours to follow at Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, special signs have been installed, in Italian and In English, “recommending all passengers to keep a distance of at least 1 metre from each other” in order to avoid crowds when queuing in front of check-in desks, at security, at the boarding gates and at passport control, at bars and restaurants. The same recommendations have been published on Aeroporti di Roma's website and social networks. The Border Police is put into action so that there are no obstructions or groups of passengers struggling to complete the self-declaration forms.

 

Q: Is it possible to sleep at the airport?

A: Aeroporti di Roma informs passengers that, every day from midnight to 05:00, the departure and arrival areas of Leonardo da Vinci International Airport will be closed to the public to allow for the necessary sanitisation of the areas.

 

In any case, passengers are kindly asked to contact their airlines to check their flight status. 

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