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Travel Restrictions in Italy due to Covid-19

Italy Travel Restrictions

Last Updated on: 20th May 2021

The Government of Italy has issued certain travel restrictions in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Passengers looking for the latest information on Italy travel restrictions can refer to this page and plan their journey from the country of their residence to Italy. While wearing a mask, maintaining required physical distance, and proof of negative Covid-19 test are some of the mandatory aspects passengers need to remember while traveling to Italy, this page will discuss all the special travel restrictions imposed by the state in detail. We recommend that you check on a regular basis and also refer to the official website of the country you wish to travel to as rules on travel ban are rapidly changing.

** European Union countries have decided to open their borders to select non-EU countries which would include people from Britain as well as vaccinated Americans. It should be noted that the opening of EU countries might not be universal as countries can individually ask for a negative COVID-19 test or can impose a period of quarantine on arrival. A new list of eligible counties will be prepared and released either this week or early next week. **

Covid-19 Restrictions to keep in mind when travelling to and from Italy

Key Points to keep in mind

  • Passenger entry is not allowed until 30th April 2021.
  • Negative Covid-19 certificate is required.
  • Passengers may be required to self isolate.
  • Government issued guidelines to be followed.

What are the travel restrictions followed in Italy?

  • Passengers from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City are allowed to enter.
  • Other passengers that are allowed to enter include:

-Passengers with long-term resident permits issued by Switzerland or EEA member states

-Business travellers

-Passengers travelling via Italy to their country of residence


-Military Personnels

  • Until 30 May 2021, passengers who transited through India, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka in last 14 days must have a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigen test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.

What are the documents required while traveling to Italy?

  • Passengers are required to carry a negative Covid-19 certificate not older than 2 days.

Are there any quarantine rules in Italy?

What guidelines do I need to follow while in Italy?

  • 1 metre of physical distance is required
  • Mandatory face mask
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Norma implemented by regional authorities to be followed
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Recommended download: Immuni App

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