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 for passengers to be able to access their transport services.

1) With the esception of minors excludeted from the vaccination campaign due to their age (up to 12 years of age) and of those who are exempt on the basis of presenting 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 entry into Italy, children younger than 6 are exempt from taking the molecular or antigenic test, but are not exempt from having to self-isolate, where necessary.  

Minors travelling with and adult (parent or accompanying person) are not required to undergo quarantine or self-isolation for travel purposes if this obligation is not enforceable on their parent(s)/because they have a vaccination certificate or recovery certificate under the outlined conditions. However, this type of exemption does not apply to minors over the age of 6 (up to but not including minors aged 18) who do not take a molecular or  antigen test required by the applicable legislation on the basis of their travel history over the previous 14 days.

 

From 26 November to 15 December 2021, entry into and transit through Italy is prohibited for those who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini in the last 14 days. An exception is made for Italian citizens with registered residence in Italy prior to 26 November 2021, together with their children and spouse, provided that they do not have Covid symptoms. Under the same conditions, entry is permitted for officials and agents of the EU, or of international organisations, diplomatic agents, diplomatic mission staff, consular officers/employees, military and police staff, staff of the Information System for the security of the Republic and fire-fighters in the exercise of their functions.
The aforementioned individuals are required to: - present, at the time of boarding, the dPLF and the molecular test certification carried out within 72 hours prior to entering Italy; - undergo a molecular or antigen test, upon arrival at the airport with isolation until the outcome of the test; - undergo self-isolation for a period of 10 days and, at the end of this period, to carry out a further molecular test.
Flights, even indirect flights, which began on 26 November 2021, are exempt from the prohibition measures.

 

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 15th December 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)

Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, British bases on the island of Cyprus, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Taiwan, the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao.


Up until 15th December 2021, those who intend to enter Italy after having stayed/transited in the previous 14 days in the “List D” countries, are required to show their digital Passenger Locator Form-dPLF, certification of a negative molecular or antigen swab, carried out in the 72 hours prior to entry into Italy (reduced to 48 hours for  entries from the United Kingdom) and show their Covid-19 Green Certification, or equivalent certificate, as proof of completion of their vaccination cycle. Passengers who have stayed in or transited through Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the fourteen days prior to entering Italy may also be required to show their COVID-19 Green Certification of recovery certificate issued by the competent health authorities as proof of their recovery.
In the event of failure to provide proof of vaccination (or cure in the case of the USA, Canada and Japan), and without prejudice to the obligation to have the swab carried out within the required time limits, a five-day quarantine period must be observed and a further swab carried out at the end of this period. 
Travel to and from these countries is always permitted, without the need for essential purposes (including tourism).

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, with the exception of South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini, from which flights have been banned since 26 November 2021.

Up until 15th December 2021, travel to and from these countries will continue to be permitted only for essential travel purposes (tourism is not included). Those who intend to enter Italy after having stayed/transited in the previous 14 days in countries in in Group “E" are required to show their digital Passenger Locator Form-dPLF and certification of a negative molecular or antigen swab carried out within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy before boarding. Regardless of the result of the test carried out before departure, a quarantine period of 10 days is required. 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 for in the Italian legislation. Travel to and from these countries continues to be permitted for essential travel purposes and under strict conditions. For further information on the permitted reasons for travel and the conditions for exemption, we recommend that you consult the legislation or the Covid-19 sections of the Italian Ministry of Health and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs -(Travel Safely) websites or contact the public service number: +39 1500. 
 

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-declarations
 

As of 24 May 2021, all persons entering Italy from abroad (countries in Lists 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 Sicily region has extended the obligation, until 31 December 2021, inclusive, to undergo a swab test when arriving at the island's ports and airports. The obligation applies to all those arriving from countries listed on the "E” list, from Malta, France, Greece, the Netherlands and the United States, including those who have stayed in/transited through these countries within the 14 days prior to arrival.
 

 

 

* Measures put in place following the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021 and by the ordinances - valid until 25 October 2021 - adopted on 28 August 2021, 29 July 2021, 14 May 2021, 29 April 2021 (Article 1), and those of the Ministero della Salute (Ministry of Health) circular of 3 September 2021.  The measures are still based on lists of countries (which may be changed by Orders from the Italian Ministry of Health in relation to the spread of variants in particular parts of the world) The Covid-19 Green certifications have been issued pursuant to Art. 9, c. 2 of Law Decree no. 52 of 22 April 2021, converted with amendments by Law no. 87 of 17 June 2021, and pursuant to Regulations 2021/953/EU and 2021/954/EU of 14 June 2021. The procedures for issuing Covid-19 Green Certifications are defined by the Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 17 June 2021, subsequently amended by the Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 12 October 2021. Obligations relating to holding a Green pass for the means of transport are set out in Decree Law No. 111 of 6 August 2021.