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Italy - Covid travel and national health rules, EU Digital Covid Certificate

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To ensure safe travel, EU countries have agreed on a co-ordinated approach to free movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. EU rules now take into account your COVID-19 status as proved by a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Information on travel and health measures in the EU is available online and provides travellers with up to date details of any special rules in place as well as data on infection rates.

Check for any specific measures that may apply when travelling to Italy.

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

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Italy. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is not required.

 

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

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


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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 were lifted in Italy. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is not required.

 

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

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


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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 were lifted in Italy. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is not required.

Contact Point for Italy:
COVID-19 Information line

National health measures

Until the end of 2022, providing COVID-19 certificates (called 'green pass' in Italy) is required to visit patients in health structures and nursing homes.

Details on the documents required are available in the section National use of COVID-19 Certificates.

Learn more:
National Tourism Board

Use of facemasks

Until 31 December, wearing facemasks is compulsory in health structures, hospitals and nursing homes.

Exemptions:

  • children younger than 6
  • people with disabilities or respiratory conditions, as well as their carers if the facemask makes communication between them impossible.

Safety measures for public transportation

Wearing facemasks is not required on public transport.

Quarantine

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

  • People who have never developed symptoms or who have not had symptoms for at least 2 days can end their self-isolation period after 5 days, if they perform a negative result to a molecular test or to a rapid antigen test.
  • For people who continue to test positive to COVID-19, isolation can finish 14 days after the first positive test, regardless of the test result.

 

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 and perform a test if symptoms arise. If the test result is negative and symptoms continue, they should take another test 5 days after the contact.

 

Learn more:
Ministry of Health - FAQs (in Italian)

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

National use of COVID-19 Certificates

Information on 'EU Digital COVID Certificates' issued in Italy

Until the end of 2022, providing COVID-19 certificates (called 'green pass' in Italy) is required to visit patients in health structures and nursing homes. These documents must contain one of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination with one booster dose
  • Proof of full vaccination (primary schedule) and, in addition, a negative result to a molecular test (valid 72 hours) or to a rapid antigen test (48 hours)
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and, in addition, a negative result to a molecular test (valid 72 hours) or to a rapid antigen test (48 hours).

 

COVID-19 certificates can be provided as an 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) or other certificates (details below). 

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 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 authorised in the European Union: Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Jcovden (COVID19 vaccine Janssen)
    - vaccines considered equivalent in Italy: Covishield, Fiocruz, R-Covi.
  • 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:

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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

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