Last checked: 12-06-2022

Italy - Covid travel rules, EU Digital Covid Certificate, restrictions and measures in place

The information on this page is sourced from Reopen.eu – check there for the latest updates.

To ensure safe travel during the continued coronavirus pandemic, the EU has agreed on a common approach to free movement restrictions. A traffic-light system to classify EU countries (EU 27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) according to their epidemiological (rate of infection) situation has been put in place. This information is available online providing travellers with the latest data and details on any restrictions and special rules in place (such as quarantine and testing requirements).

As some countries may have stricter rules, check here for more information on the specific rules that apply when travelling to Italy.

What are the rules to enter this country with or without the EU Digital COVID certificate from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Italy. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is no longer required.

 

Learn more:
Covid-19 - Travellers
Esteri.it
Enter Italy - questionnaire
Viaggiare Sicuri

Contact Point for Italy:
COVID-19 Information line
Useful regional contacts


______________________

You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Italy. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is no longer required.

 

Learn more:
Covid-19 - Travellers
Esteri.it
Enter Italy - questionnaire
Viaggiare Sicuri

Contact Point for Italy:
COVID-19 Information line
Useful regional contacts


______________________

You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

Can I transit this country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Italy. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is no longer required.

Contact Point for Italy:
COVID-19 Information line

National health measures

In Italy, providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result is only required to visit patients in health structures.

Details on the validity of COVID-19 certificates are available in the section National use of COVID-19 Certificates.

Learn more:
National Tourism Board
EU Digital COVID Certificate in Italy
Regional interactive map
COVID-19 - Government's measures
COVID-19 - Ministry of Health

Use of facemasks

Wearing FFP2 facemasks is compulsory:

  • on public transport, planes, ships, trains and buses
  • in cinemas, theatres, concert halls, stadiums, as well as entertainment, sports and music venues

Facemasks are also required in health structures, hospitals and nursing homes.

Wearing facemasks is recommended in all indoors places.

Exemptions:

  • children younger than 6
  • people with disabilities and their carers if the mask makes communication between them impossible
  • people performing sports activities
  • while dancing in clubs and dance halls

Safety measures for public transportation

Wearing FFP2 facemasks is compulsory.

Quarantine

Quarantine applies to people who contracted COVID-19 according to the following rules:

  • People who develop symptoms must self-isolate for 10 days. Quarantine ends with a negative molecular test or rapid antigen test after 3 days without symptoms.
  • People who were administered the booster vaccine dose or who completed their primary vaccination cycle within the last 120 days can shorten the quarantine to 7 days if they have been asymptomatic for at least 3 days and perform a negative molecular test or rapid antigen test result on day 7.

 

If a healthy person came into close, high-risk contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, they must respect a 'self-surveillance' period. This means that, for 10 days, they must always wear FFP2 facemasks, perform a test if symptoms arise, or perform a test 5 days after the contact if they have no symptoms.

 

Learn more:
Ministry of Health - FAQs

Health protocols for tourism services and tourists

People with COVID-19 symptoms must notify the Prevention Department of the Local Health Authority immediately, remain in isolation with an absolute ban on mobility, and follow the instructions of the health personnel. The Prevention Department can be contacted:

  • through the staff of the accommodation facilities, who are required to encourage access to health services;

  • by calling the regional toll-free numbers.

In case of severe symptoms, contact the emergency number 112.

COVID-19 information line
Useful regional contacts

Other measures

A 'basic green pass' is required to accompany or visit patients in health structures.

To visit patients in specific hospital wards, it is mandary to provide one of the following:

  • Full vaccination, with a booster dose
  • primary vaccination series and a negative test result
  • recovery from COVID-19 and a negative test result

National use of COVID-19 Certificates

Information on 'EU Digital COVID Certificates' issued in Italy

In Italy, providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result is only required to visit patients in health structures. Details are available in the section National health measures.

 

COVID-19 certificates are called 'green pass' in Italy, and can be provided as an 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) or other certificates (details below). Note: Italy distinguishes between a 'basic green pass' (an EUDCC based on a negative test result), and a 'reinforced' or 'super green pass' (an EUDCC based on proof of full vaccination or recovery).

 

Regarding the validity of the 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) to access public places in Italy, please note:

  • For travellers from abroad, an EUDCC based on vaccination or recovery ('super green passes') is valid for 6 months (180 days) if it contains a full primary vaccination series or proof of recovery from COVID-19.
    Accepted vaccines:
    - vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Jcovden (COVID19 vaccine Janssen); vaccines considered equivalent in Italy: Covishield, Fiocruz, R-Covi.
    People who hold older certificates or who were administered different vaccines must perform a molecular test (valid 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) to access activities and services where the 'super green pass' is required.
  • The EUDCC of people who were administered the booster vaccine dose is valid until further notice. The same applies to people who recovered from COVID-19 after they were administered the full primary vaccination cycle.

Travellers who do not hold an EUDCC must provide documents meeting the same criteria:

People who do not hold any of these documents must provide a negative result to a molecular test (valid 72 hours) or to a rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) to access services and activities where the EUDCC is required.

_________

 


The 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) is digital proof, valid in all EU countries, that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from COVID-19, or has received a negative test result. National authorities are responsible for issuing the certificate.

Learn more:
EUDCC - Questions & Answers
EUDCC - Factsheet

Share this page: