Procedures for departures and arrivals

 

 

Entry into Italy from the EU/Schengen countries/the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland countries (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man and the Channel and British bases in Cyprus/Israel (List C)*

As of 16 May 2021, those intending to enter Italy from the countries listed in List C are obliged to present, upon departure, the Certification of having undergone a molecular or antigen swab test within 48 hours of entry, also in order to avoid self-isolation for a period of 10 days at the home or residence previously specified at the time of boarding and the additional molecular or antigen swab test at the end of the 10-day quarantine period.

These requirements do not apply to those who meet the conditions for exception provided for (such as, for example, crew and travelling staff, entries for work, health or urgency reasons for a duration not exceeding 120 hours, travel for work purposes by staff of companies with headquarters in Italy not exceeding 120 hours.).**

For more information on the measures in force and on the exemption conditions, it is advisable to consult the Covid-19 section of the Viaggiare Sicuri website contact the public utility number 1500 of the Ministry of Health. 

 


Travel to foreign destinations are subject to limitations and continue to be based on lists of countries for which different obligations and measures are envisaged. The essential reasons for travel still remain for most non-European destinations: work, health or study reasons, absolute urgency, return to one's home, dwelling or residence. We recommend consulting the regulations or the institutional websites of the Ministry of Health Ministero della Salute or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministero degli Affari Esteri Viaggiare sicuri for a complete overview. We also recommend consulting the IATA website. ***
 

 

New entries from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka****
 

The Ministry of Health has established a ban on entry to Italy for all those who have stayed in/transited through, in the previous 14 days, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with some limited exceptions. Provided that they do not show Covid-19 symptoms, notwithstanding the self-declaration obligations, the following persons may enter: a)  Italian citizens registered as residents in Italian as of a date prior to 29 April; b) Italian citizens registered in the AIRE (Registry of Italian Residents Abroad); c) officials of international organisations, diplomatic staff, military and law enforcement staff on duty, previously authorised by the Ministry of Health; d) for humanitarian or health reasons that cannot be deferred, subject to the authorisation of the Ministry of Health.

Entry methods include: - negative molecular or antigen test performed within 72 hours of arrival in Italy; - further test at the airport in Fiumicino; - mandatory quarantine period of 10 days, at “Covid Hotels” or other places indicated by the authorities, at the end of which passengers will have to undergo further molecular or antigen tests.
A specified procedure is provided for the crew and travelling staff of the means of transport, who will have to undergo: a molecular or antigen test upon arrival at the airport where possible, or within 48 hours of entering Italy at the local health authority of reference; the isolation measure at the facilities specified by the authorities from the time of entry until their return home.

 

It is recommended to consult the regulations or the institutional websites of the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ‘Viaggiare sicuri’ for a complete view of the measures and permitted exemptions.

* Measures provided for in the Orders of the Ministry of Health of 25 April 2021 and 28 April 2021

 

New entries from non-European countries (Lists D and E)*****

As of 16 May 2021, a molecular or antigen swab test needs to be performed within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy for those coming from or having stayed at/ transited through, in the previous 14 days, one or more states or territories listed in lists D and E. Regardless of the result of the test carried out before departure, a 10-day quarantine period is required. At the end of the quarantine period, an additional molecular or antigenic swab test needs to be carried out.


 

 

New self-certifications*****

The obligation to fill in a localisation form in digital format (PLF - Passenger Locator Form) is required for all those who enter from the foreign states or territories listed in lists B, C, D and E, according to the methods that shall be identified by a Circular from the General Directorate of Health Prevention of the Ministry of Health. The filling in of the PLF will replace the paper self-certification. Once the PLF is available, it will be possible to fill in the self-certification on paper, only in the event of technological impediments.

 

Flights to Sardinia

Order No. 5/2021 of the Region of Sardinia requires travellers heading to the island to register on the Sardegna Sicura website/App and to show the airline before boarding, certifying: proven vaccination or negative swab result. People who have not been vaccinated or who have not taken the test beforehand may, undergo an antigen swab upon arrival, with an obligation, in the event of a negative result, to repeat the test after five days; undergo a molecular swab at an authorised facility within 48 hours of arrival; self-isolate at home for ten days.
Subsequent Order No. 9/2021 allows owners of second homes, who are not residents on the island, to enter only for proven work requirements or situations of need and/or health reasons, in compliance with the measures of Order No. 5/2021. Airlines and Shipowners shall obtain, from passengers, the proof of registration on the Sardegna Sicura website/App and the documentation certifying the reasons for travel and possession of the requirements referred to in Prime Ministerial Decree dated 2 March 2021. Failing that, boarding shall be prohibited.
For departing passengers, a paid-for testing service with a rapid antigen swab will be available every day, between 00:00-16:00, for a price of €20. Electronic payments by credit card, debit card or Bancomat only will be accepted. The service is available at Terminal 3 Arrivals and passengers need to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure.

 

Flights to Sicily 

The Order of the Region of Sicily No. 17/2021 requires travellers heading to the island to register in the www.siciliacoronavirus.it platform, where they declare that they have undergone a molecular swab within 48 hours prior to arrival. Those who have not had the opportunity to undergo the test may, alternatively: undergo an antigenic swab in one of the drive-in centres that have been specifically set up, with the obligation, in the event of a negative outcome, to the repeat the test after five days; undergo a molecular test at an authorised laboratory at their own expense or self-isolate for ten days. Please refer to the Order of the Sicily Region for information on the categories excluded from the aforementioned obligations.

 

Flights to Germany

For departing passengers, a paid-for testing service with a rapid antigen swab will be available every day, between 00:00-16:00, for a price of €20. Electronic payments by credit card, debit card or Bancomat only will be accepted. The service is available at Terminal 3 Arrivals and passengers need to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure.

 

Flights to Amsterdam

As of 16 March, passengers heading to Amsterdam who need to undergo a rapid test within 24 hours of departure, can go to the test area in Terminal 3 arrivals of Fiumicino airport and take the test for a fee (fee to be paid by the user).

 

Flights to Brazil*****

The Ministry of Health has ordered the suspension of air traffic from Brazil and the ban on entry into Italy for all those who have stayed in/travelled through Brazil within the previous 14 days, with some limited exceptions. Provided that no Covid-19 symptoms are present, the following passengers can enter: a) residents in Italy as of a date prior to 13 February 2021; b) those authorised by the Ministry of Health for mandatory reasons of necessity; c) those who must reach the home of minor children, spouse or partner from a civil union.. The methods of entry include: molecular or antigen test carried out before 72 hours after arriving in Italy, an additional test at Fiumicino airport in cases of direct flights from Brazil (otherwise, within 48 hours at a Local Health Authority facility), mandatory quarantine period of 10 days, after which passengers will have to undergo a further molecular or antigen test.

A specific regulation is provided for people who can enter from Brazil, subject to authorisation by the Ministry of Health, who find themselves in any of the following situations: - entries for proven essential reasons (health, work, absolute urgency) for no more than 120 hours; - staff of companies or entities with registered or secondary offices in Italy for business trips abroad lasting no more than 120 hours; officials and international diplomatic or agency staff, military and law enforcement staff.

Please refer to the institutional websites of the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Viaggiare sicuri [Travel Safely] for the applicable measures.

 

LIST A - San Marino and Vatican City

No restrictions

 

LIST B - States and territories at low epidemiological risk that will be identified from among the European States in List C by order of the Ministry of Health

Travel to and from these territories is always permitted without any obligation to state reasons (therefore also for tourism). People who enter Italy from these countries 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 (Lists C, D, E). It is still a requirement to fill in the self-declaration for entry into Italy from abroad.

 

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, Netherlands (excluding territories located outside the European continent), Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Israel.

Travel to and from these territories are always permitted with no obligation to provide reasons (including tourism). However, people who enter Italy from these countries are subject to the obligation to undergo a molecular or antigen test, carried out by means of a swab and with a negative result within 48 hours prior to entry into Italy. In the event that a certificate confirming a negative outcome of a test is not presented at the time of departure, the obligation is established to undergo a 10-day quarantine period. Furthermore, an additional molecular or antigen test must be carried out at the end of this quarantine period.
The obligation still stands to complete the self-certification for entry into Italy from abroad (soon to be replaced by a localisation form in digital format) and to immediately report entry to the Prevention Department of the local health authority. 

Please refer to the institutional websites of the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Viaggiare sicuri [Travel Safely] for the applicable measures.

 

LIST D - Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Japan, the United States of America.

Travel to and from these countries are always permitted without the need to give reasons (including tourism). However, people who have travelled through or stayed there within the previous 14 days are subject to the obligation to undergo a molecular or antigen swab test within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy. Regardless of the outcome of the test, a 10-day quarantine period also needs to be complied with, at the home or residence previously specified at the time of boarding. An additional molecular or antigen test also need to be carried out at the end of this quarantine period. 

The obligation remains to complete the self-certification for entry into Italy from abroad (soon to be replaced by a location form in digital format). Passengers are also required to immediately report their entry to the Prevention Department of the local health authority.

 

Please refer to the institutional websites of the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Viaggiare sicuri [Travel Safely] for the applicable measures.

 

LIST E - All states and territories not expressly specified in another list (except for Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka)

Travel to/from the aforementioned countries and territories and entry for people who have travelled through or stayed in said countries within the previous 14 days is only permitted for essential reasons (work, absolute urgency, health and study purposes). In any case, EU citizens (including Italian citizens), citizens of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican City, Schengen countries and their family members can return to their own domicile, home or residence, as can long-term resident third-country nationals and their family members. Entry is also permitted to those intending to reach the domicile or home of EU citizens or third-country long-term resident citizens with whom there is a proven and stable emotional relationship. People entering Italy from the aforementioned countries or territories are subject to the obligation to undergo a molecular or antigen swab within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy. Regardless of the outcome of the test, a 10-day quarantine period is also required, at the home or residence previously specified at the time of boarding. An additional molecular or antigen test also needs to be carried out at the end of this quarantine period.
The obligation still stands to complete the self-certification for entry into Italy from abroad (soon to be replaced by a localisation form in digital format) and to immediately report entry to the Prevention Department of the local health authority and to undergo health monitoring and self-isolation.

 

Please refer to the institutional websites of the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Viaggiare sicuri [Travel Safely] for the applicable measures.

 

To find out about the restrictions and procedures relating to your trip, we suggest that you fill in the questionnaire provided on the website of the Ministero degli Affari Esteri Viaggiare sicuri  In case of doubt, it is recommended that you contact the Border Police, the Prefecture or the local health authority about your return to Italy. For travel to and from abroad, it is also recommended that you consult the regulations or the institutional websites of the Ministero della Salute  or the Ministero degli Affari Esteri Viaggiare sicuri  and/or contact the Embassy or Consulate of the country of interest in Italy. We also recommend consulting the website IATA.**

 

* Measures provided for by Prime Ministerial Decree dated 2 March 2021, by the Order of the Minister of Health dated 30 March 2021 and by Order dated 14 May 2021.

** Exception conditions listed in Article 51, paragraph 7, of Prime Ministerial Decree dated 2 March 2021 and recently amended by the Order of the Minister of Health dated 16 April 2021.

*** Prime Ministerial Decree dated 2 March 2021 and Orders dated 30 March 2021, 2 April 2021, 16 April 2021 and 29 April 2021 govern travel to/from abroad. The measures continue to be based on the lists of countries (contained in Appendix 20 to Prime Ministerial Decree dated 2 March 2021) and on the additional restrictive measures ordered by the Ministry of Health in relation to the spread of variants in specific areas of the world. The lists of countries can be modified with a specific Order adopted by the Minister of Health, in agreement with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

**** Measures provided for by Orders of the Minister of Health dated 29 April 2021 - 6 May 2021

***** Measures provided for by Prime Ministerial Decree dated 2 March 2021 and by the Order of the Minister of Health dated 14 May 2021