Traveling to Italy | Updated May 18th 2021
Italy opens borders again!!
Updates May 18th 2021
Weddings can be held from 15 June, under the ‘green pass’ system, with guests required to show proof of vaccinations or a negative covid test.
Shopping malls and commercial centres can open at weekends and on holidays from 22 May. Ski lifts in mountain resorts can reopen from 22 May.
Italy’s squares, beaches, forest trails, lakes, rivers and seas are waiting for you. And above all, we, the Italians can’t wait to welcome you back to experience a dream holiday in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Some destinations are already covid free.
“Our mountains, our beaches, our cities are reopening, some sectors are set to shrink, others to grow, and I do not doubt that tourism will re-emerge stronger than before…The time has come to book your holidays in Italy; we can’t wait to welcome you back.”
This was Prime Minister Mario Draghi‘s message introducing the G20 press conference devoted to tourism. A statement of great hope and positivity that makes Italy open to the world.
In particular, from 16 May 2021, Minister Speranza and the Prime Minister are working on this new solution: the National Green Pass – at the moment an Italian authentic experience – will be also valid for foreign tourists. It will be possible to travel to Italy with one of the following requirements:
– the certificate of vaccination, with both doses and only with vaccines authorised by Ema (2 doses in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca, one in the case of Johnson&Johnson)
– a certificate of recovery (six months validity)
– a negative swab carried out within the previous 48 hours.
Any one of these three requirements will allow you to obtain the “National Green Pass“, which is not a digital certificate but corresponds to the paper document proving vaccination, recovery from the covid or the swab. This paper document will then be replaced by the Digital Green Certificate, the European digital certificate from June.
From the 16th of May, the new measure will remove the quarantine requirement for those coming from the European Union and the United States and Israel, where vaccinations are well ahead of other countries. Restrictions will remain for countries on the blacklist, such as India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. However, we will have to wait for the measure that will arrive soon for a definitive and reliable list.
For Americans who wish to arrive in our beautiful country please go and read the details at this link
– the United States no longer belongs to “Group E” group of Countries, and is now part of “Group D” which includes Countries from which entry to Italy is permitted without the need for a specific reason.
ENTRY TO ITALY FROM THE USA VIA COVID-TESTED FLIGHTS
– If entry to Italy from the USA occurs via Covid-tested flights, passengers are not required to abide by quarantine obligations;
– persons departing the USA on board of Covid-tested flights are required to hand in to the carrier and to whoever is in charge of carrying out checks, upon boarding, a certification attesting to the negative result of the molecular test (RT PCR) or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab, no later than 48 hours prior to boarding; upon arrival in Italy, passengers are required to carry out, directly at the airport, a molecular (RT PCR) or antigenic swab test;
– the international airports in the United States authorized for the Covid-tested flights to Italy are the following:Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York (John Fitzgerald Kennedy e Newark Liberty), Philadelphia, Washington DC; the international airports in Italy authorized for the Covid-tested flights from the United States are the following: Roma-Fiumicino, Milano-Malpensa, Napoli-Capodichino e Venezia-Marco Polo;
– NB: not all international direct flights between said airports are Covid-tested. Upon booking, it is important to verify that the selected flight is a Covid-tested one, as well as to check the airline’s specific testing and documentation requirements.
ENTRY TO ITALY FROM THE USA VIA NON COVID-TESTED FLIGHTS
– Despite the lifting of restrictions to travel from the USA to Italy, if entry to Italy from the USA occurs via non Covid-tested flights, the following remains valid: a) the obligation to hand in to the carrier and to whoever is in charge of carrying out checks, upon boarding, a certification attesting to the negative result of a molecular test or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab, no later than 72 hours prior to entering Italy; b) the obligation to undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for 10 days, and the obligation to undergo an additional molecular or antigenic swab at the end of the 10-day isolation period.
All passengers entering Italy will be required to complete the digital Passenger Locator Form(https://app.euplf.eu/), before entering the Italian territory or, alternatively, the paper self-declaration form(https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/04/modulo_rientro_sintetico_25_aprile_2021_eng.pdf).
For Covid-tested flights from the USA to Rome Fiumicino, we recommend checking the airport’s specific Internet page with the necessary information on testing and required documentation:
For Covid-tested flights from the USA to Milan Malpensa, we recommend checking the airport’s specific Internet page with the necessary information on testing and required documentation:
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