Procedures for departures and arrivals

Green Pass

From 1st September, based on Legislative Decree n.111 of 6 August 2021, to travel by air on all flights departing from and arriving at Italian airports, you must hold a Green Pass (1) or equivalent certificates. Please note that in accordance with the regulations in force, airlines are responsible for carrying out Green Pass checks in order for passengers to access their transport services.

1) With the esception of minors excludeted from the vaccination campaign by age (up to 12 years of age) and those who are exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certificates.

Travel to/from foreign destinations is restricted and continues to be based on lists of countries for which there are different obligations and measures. For most non-European destinations, the essential travel purposes are still the same: work, health or study, absolute urgency, return to one's own domicile, home or residence, even though from 31st July 2021, the Italian government has extended the list of non-EU countries for which travel is also permitted for tourism (List D).
 We recommend that you consult the regulations or the institutional websites of the Italian Ministry of Health Covid-19-Viaggiatori (Covid-19-Travellers) or of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Viaggiare sicuri (Travel safely) in order to consult the measures in force, the permitted exemptions and the relevant travel procedures. We also suggest that you consult the useful website for IATA*

Additional obligations may be imposed at regional level, depending on the origins of specific foreign countries or territories. It is recommended that you check the new Orders adopted by the destination Regions, either by contacting them or by visiting their websites.

On 17th June 2021, Covid-19 green certification was approved to facilitate national mobility and access to certain activities or services. The certification is a certificate, in paper or digital format, which is proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or of a molecular or antigen test result. The Certificate contains a QR Code to verify its authenticity and validity. As of 1st July 2021, the certification is valid as an EU Digital Covid Certificate, with the aim of facilitating travel between EU/Schengen countries. Information on COVID-19 certification can be found on the dedicated Italian portal: https://www.dgc.gov.it/web and, at European level, on the European Commission website Certificato COVID digitale dell'UE: European Commission (europa.eu).

For the purpose of entry into Italy, children under 6 years of age are exempt from taking a molecular or antigen test, but not from the obligation to self-isolate, where required.  Minors travelling with an adult (parent or companion) holding a Covid Green Certification are exempt from the obligation to undergo fiduciary isolation, where required.

 

Entries to Italy from UE/Schengen Countries and Israel (List C)

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories outside the European mainland), Germany , Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands(excluding territories outside the European continent), Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories in the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Israel. 

Up to the 25th October 2021, those who intend to enter Italy after having stayed/transited in the 14 days prior, in countries on “List C” are obliged to present a Digital Passenger Locator Form-dPLF and one of the Green Covid-19 certificates, or another equivalent certificate, alternatively showing that the Covid-19 vaccination has been validated by the European Medicines Agency, that the patient has recovered from Covid-19, or that a molecular or antigenic swab was taken within 48 hours prior to entry. Compliance with the two previous requirements means that the 5-day health surveillance and fiduciary isolation period and the additional molecular or antigen test at the end of this period can be avoided. Travel to and from these countries is always permitted, without the need for an essential purpose (including tourism). 

These provisions do not apply to those who fall under the conditions of exemption provided by the regulations. For more information on the measures in force and the conditions for exemption, please consult the legislation or the Covid-19 sections of the Italian Ministry of Health or Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Viaggiare Sicuri (Travel Safely) websites or contact the public utility number: +39 1500. Information on COVID-19 Green certification in Italy can be found on the dedicated portal of the Piattaforma-DGC.

 Entries from non-EU Countries (List D)

Albania, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom (including Gibraltar, Channel Islands, British bases on the island of Cyprus), Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, United States of America, Ukraine, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao Special Administrative Regions.

Until 25th October 2021, those who intend to enter Italy after having stayed/transited in the previous 14 days in "D" countries, are obliged to present the digital Passenger Locator Form-dPLF and certification of a negative molecular or antigen swab, carried out within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy (reduced to 48 hours for entries from the United Kingdom), to undergo a quarantine period of 5 days and to carry out a further swab at the end of this period. There is no requirement for a 5-day quarantine and further testing at the end of this period for those with either a Covid-19 Green Certificate showing vaccination against Covid-19 validated by the European Medicines Agency, or a negative test carried out within 72 hours prior to entry (48 hours for arrivals from the UK).
Travel to and from these countries is always permitted, without the need for an essential purpose (including tourism).

Procedure for the United States, Canada and Japan

Until 25th October 2021, those coming from the United States, Canada and Japan may, for the purposes of entry into Italy without the obligation of quarantine, present the digital Passengers Locator Form- dPLF, the certification of a negative molecular or antigenic test carried out within 72 hours prior to entry and a Covid-19 green certificate of vaccination or recovery together with a negative swab certificate carried out within 72 hours prior to entry. Passengers who only present a negative swab certification at boarding are subject to the 5-day period of fiduciary isolation required for List D countries. The obligation to complete and present the dPLF remains in place.

Covid-tested flights from the United Arab Emirates

From 16th May 2021, it will be possible to enter Italy on 'Covid-tested' flights from the United Arab Emirates. Passengers departing on Covid-tested flights are allowed to enter the country. Passengers on Covid-tested flights coming from the United Arab Emirates, in possession of the EMA-recognised Covid-19 vaccination certification and of the negative swab certificate carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival in Italy, may be exempt from undergoing a second swab test at FCO airport.

The provisions for List D countries do not apply to those who fall under the conditions of exemption provided by the regulations. For more information on the measures in force and the conditions for exemption, please consult the legislation or the Covid-19 sections of the Italian Ministry of Health or Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, - Viaggiare Sicuri (Travel Safely) websites or contact the public utility number: +39 1500.

Entries from non-EU Countries. (List E)

All States or territories not included on another list.

Until 25th October 2021, those who intend to enter Italy after having stayed/transited in the previous 14 days in "E" countries are obliged to present, before boarding, the digital Passenger Locator Form-dPLF and the certification of a negative molecular or antigen swab, carried out within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy. Regardless of the results of the pre-departure test, a quarantine period of 10 days is prescribed. At the end of the quarantine period, an additional molecular or antigen swab is required.

These provisions do not apply to those who fall under the conditions of exemption provided by the Italian regulations. There is no requirement for a 5-day quarantine for those who have both a certificate of vaccination and a negative test carried out within 72 hours prior to entry. Travel to and from these countries continues to be permitted under essential purposes and strict conditions. For more information on the measures in force and the conditions for exemption, please consult the legislation or the Covid-19 sections of the Italian Ministry of Health or Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, - Viaggiare Sicuri (Travel Safely) websites or contact the public utility number: 1500.

Special measures flights from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

The Italian Ministry of Health has issued a ban on entry into Italy for all those who have stayed/transited in the previous 14 days in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with some limited exceptions. Provided that they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, and without prejudice to self-declaration obligations, the following may be admitted: a) Italian citizens with registered residence in Italy since before 29th April 2021; b) Italian citizens registered with AIRE c) officials of international organisations, diplomatic personnel, military personnel and law enforcement officers on duty, previously authorised by the Italian Ministry of Health; d) those who must enter for study purposes; e) those who must reach the place of registered residence established before 28/8/2021; f) those who must reach the home of their relatives.  Entry on humanitarian grounds or health reasons that cannot be postponed and entry for imperative reasons of necessity are also allowed, subject to authorisation by the Italian Ministry of Health. The entry procedures foresee: - negative molecular or antigen test prior to 72 hours from entry into Italy; - further test at Fiumicino Airport; - compulsory quarantine period of 10 days, at the end of which passengers must undergo a further molecular or antigen test. A special discipline is foreseen for the crew and travelling staff for means of transport who must undergo: a molecular or antigen test on arrival at the airport where possible, or within 48 hours of entry into Italy at the local health authority of reference, isolation at the facilities indicated by the authorities from the time of entry until return to headquarters It is recommended that you consult the regulations or the Covid sections of the Italian Ministry of Health and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Viaggiare Sicuri websites for a complete overview of the measures and exceptions provided.

Special measures for flights from Brazil

The Italian Ministry of Health has ordered the suspension of air traffic from Brazil and a ban on entry to Italy for all those who have stayed in/transited through Brazil in the previous 14 days, with some limited exceptions. Provided that they do not show symptoms of Covid-19, the following people may enter: a) those who have been resident in Italy since before 13th February 2021; b) those authorised by the Italian Ministry of Health for overriding reasons of necessity; c) those who must reach the homes of minor children, their spouses or civil partners; d) those who enter for study purposes, regardless of citizenship or registered residence. The entry procedures provide for: molecular or antigen test prior to 72 hours from the arrival in Italy, further test at Fiumicino Airport in the case of a direct flight from Brazil (otherwise within 43 hours at an ASL structure), compulsory quarantine period of 10 days at the end of which passengers must undergo a further molecular or antigen test. There is a specific discipline for people who can enter from Brazil, subject to authorisation by the Italian Ministry of Health and are in the following situations: - entry for proven essential purposes (health, work, absolute urgency) for no more than 120 hours; - staff of companies or bodies with registered or secondary offices in Italy for business trips abroad lasting no more than 120 hours; officials and staff of diplomatic or international agencies, military and law enforcement personnel.

It is recommended that you consult the regulations or the Covid sections of the Italian Ministry of Health and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Viaggiare Sicuri websites for a complete overview of the measures and exceptions provided. 

Self-declaration
 

As of 24 May 2021, all persons entering Italy from abroad (countries in Lists B, C, D and E) are required to complete the dPLF - Passenger Locator Form)  (dPLF) in digital format, in accordance with the procedures identified by the Italian Ministry of Health on 15th May 2021. It is compulsory for the dPLF to be completed and sent before boarding.
On the portal for the Italian Ministry of Health - New Coronavirus, under the section “Travellers” there is a specific page with instructions and a direct link to complete the dPLF.
Filling in the dPLF will replace the paper self-declaration form.  
Once the DPLF is available, it will only be possible to complete the paper self-declaration and exclusively in case of impediments technology, using the paper form as per the facsimile available on the above-mentioned Italian Ministry of Health portal.

Download the instructions here for filling in the dPLF - Passenger Locator Form in English.

https://www.adr.it/documents/10157/21035005/Documento+esplicativo.pdf/e7f94cf6-cf24-ec3c-4d95-e6db4f25d7c6

 New entries to Sicily

The Region of Sicily has extended the obligation, until 30th September 2021 inclusive, to undergo a swab on arrival at ports and airports on the island for all those coming from one of the countries on 'List E', from Spain, Portugal, Malta, France, Greece, the Netherlands, and the United States, including those who have stayed/transited in these countries in the 14 days prior to entry.

 

 

* Measures provided for by the Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021 and by the orders of 29 April 2021 (art.1), 14 May 2021, 29 July 2021 and 28 August 2021 valid until 25th October 30th August 2021. The measures continue to be based on the lists of countries (contained in Appendix 20 to the Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021) and the additional restrictive measures ordered by the Italian Ministry of Health in relation to the spread of variants in particular areas of the world. The lists of countries may be modified by a specific Order adopted by the Italian Ministry of Health, in agreement with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Covid-19 green certifications are issued pursuant to art. 9, c. 2 of Legislative Decree no.52 of 22 April 2021, converted with amendments by Law no. 87 of 17 June 2021, and pursuant to Regulations (EU) 2021/953 and (eU) 2021/954 of 14 June 2021. The methods used to issue Covid-19 Green Certifications are defined by the Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 17 June 2021.