Frequently Asked Question - FAQs

 

BEFORE DEPARTING

Can I travel for reasons other than work, health or necessity?
All the provisions governing travel are governed by the Prime Ministerial Decree. However, travel due to proven work needs or situations of necessity or for health reasons, as well as returning to one's residence, domicile or home, are permitted.
 
Which documents do I need to travel?

In order to be able travel within Italy, a valid identity document and self-certification are required. In cases of travel outside of Italy, a valid identity document is required for expatriation (e.g., a passport or identity card). It is also necessary to check with the relevant authorities whether the presentation of a visa, an invitation letter or the presentation of a negative Covid-19 test is required. Please take a look at the foreign ministry's website, traviaresicuri.it.
 
Do I need to submit a self-certification in order to travel?
Airlines require passengers to complete a Covid-19 self-certification form to be handed over to the carrier before to departure.
 

 

AT THE AIRPORT

Do I need to have a test to enter the airport?
It is not necessary to have a test, but access to the Terminals is regulated by thermal scanner devices for measuring body temperature and is only permitted for passengers with valid travel documents and personal protective equipment.
 
Are there any exceptions for wearing a face mask?
Only for people who have conditions incompatible with wearing a mask, as well as those for which, having to interact with the former, the same incompatibility exists (Article 1 of the Prime Ministerial Decree dated 14 January 2021).
Where not immediately obvious, the condition must be proven by exhibiting a medical report.
 
I am not a passenger but I have to accompany a relative/friend to the airport. Can I enter the terminal?
In compliance with Covid-19 social distancing rules, those who are not passengers are not permitted to enter the Terminal, except in cases of need (such as, for example, accompanying minors or people with reduced mobility who need assistance).
How do I get to the Long-Stay Car Park Drive-In Centre?
By car or motorbike, following the signs for via Antonio Zara or by free shuttle service that operates every 15 minutes from the terminals.
 
Can I speak to someone at the drive-in centre?
Contact the Rome 3 Local Health Authority via the freephone number for the Lazio Region 800118800.
ARRIVING
 
I am in the orange/red zone. Can I come to pick up/take a friend/relative who has to go to the airport?

In compliance with Covid-19 social distancing rules, those who are not passengers are not permitted to enter the Terminal, except in cases of need (such as, for example, accompanying minors or people with reduced mobility who need assistance).
I am a non-resident citizen in the Lazio region and I’m returning to my country. Where can I have a Covid-19 test?
Please check the dedicated Airport Testing Areas and Long-Stay Testing Area


 

TRANSITING 

My connecting flight is the day after my arrival at Fiumicino airport. Can I sleep in the terminal?
You can wait at the airport between one flight and the next but, between 00:00 and 03:30, you will need to leave the Terminal for sanitation procedures.
Ciampino airport is closed from 00:00 to 04:30. Therefore, it is not possible to wait inside the terminal during the aforementioned time slot. 


DEPARTING 

I’m in the orange/red zone. Can I depart for X country?
Please take a look at the Foreign Ministry's website,viaggiaresicuri.it, clicking Country Search.
 
Which anti-Covid measures do foreign states require to allow entry into their country? What type of test do I need to do?
Please take a look at the Foreign Ministry's website,viaggiaresicuri.it, clicking Country Search.
 
What anti-Covid measures are in place for flights to Germany?
As of 30 March 2021, anyone entering Germany must have a negative result from an antigen (rapid) or molecular swab, carried out within 48 hours before departure and BEFORE boarding (for this reason, web check-in will no longer be allowed). 


Where can the rapid antigen test be carried out within 4 hours before departure for the Netherlands? 
Since 15 March 2021, the rules for entry into the Netherlands have changed.

  • A rapid test 4 hours before departure is no longer needed
  • With a 72h PCR, you need a 24h antigen test, rather than a 4h test
  • With a 24h PCR, no antigen test is needed 


For further information, please see http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/approfondimenti-insights/saluteinviaggio.

 

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