A new ordinance has just been signed by the Italian Ministry of Health, carrying great news for all those who are dreaming about spending their summer holidays in Italy!

The new ordinance allows foreigners coming from UE Countries and the Schengen Area, as well as from Great Britain and Israel, to travel to Italy for any reason, with no more quarantine obligation (showing a negative molecular or antigenic swab result within 48 hours prior to the arrival).

The same ordinance regulates the entry restrictions for Extra-Schengen Countries with low epidemiological risk (among them USA) that now can finally travel to Italy for tourism (showing a negative molecular or antigenic swab result within 72 hours prior to the arrival and respecting the fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for 10 days).

With another ordinance, the Ministry has extended the Covid tested flights, already in operation at the airports of Rome and Milan, also to the airports of Venice and Naples, with flights available from the United States, Canada, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. In the tested Covid flights, passengers are subjected to a molecular or antigen test before departure and upon arrival at their destination and, if the result is negative, they are authorized to enter and transit in the national territory without the need to comply with the obligations of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

The ordinances comes into effect from today until July 30th, 2021. Let’s see them in details!

Traveling to Italy – Ordinance n°114 – May 14th, 2021

The new Ordinance n° 114 has been signed by the Italian Ministry of Health, Roberto Speranza, on May 14th, 2021. It contains all the updated instructions regulating traveling to/from Italy.

The Italian legislation identifies five lists of Countries to which different measures are applied:

LIST A

  • Republic of San Marino
  • Vatican City

There are no limitations for traveling to Italy for Countries stated in “List A”.

LIST B

  • “List B” refers to those Countries from “List C” where low epidemiological risk will be identified. At the moment there is no Country in this list.

Traveling to Italy from these Countries is allowed for any reason with no obligation of fiduciary isolation, neither the obligation to undergo molecular or antigenic testing upon entry into the Italian national territory. Restrictions apply in case of transit or stay in Countries from “List D” and/or “List E”. The obligation to complete a self-declaration form remains.

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
  • Israel
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European mainland)
  • Poland
  • Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Liechtenstein
  • Switzerland
  • Andorra
  • Principality of Monaco
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Traveling to Italy from these Countries is allowed for any reason. Restrictions apply in case of transit or stay in Countries from “List D” and/or “List E”. In order to access Italy travelers coming from Countries stated in “List C” must be in possess of the following requirements:

  • Provide the Green Certification Pass, showing that you have undergone a molecular or antigenic swab, carried out within 48 hours prior to the arrival, with negative result;
  • Fill out the European Digital Passenger Locator Form that will replace the self-declaration;
  • Notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of your entry (find numbers here).

LIST D

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Korea
  • Rwanda
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • USA

Traveling to Italy from these Countries is allowed for any reason. Restrictions apply in case of transit or stay in Countries from “List E”. In order to access Italy travelers coming from Countries stated in “List D” must be in possess of the following requirements:

  • Undergo a molecular or antigenic swab, carried out within 72 hours prior to the arrival, with negative result;
  • Fill out the European Digital Passenger Locator Form that will replace the self-declaration;
  • Notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of your entry (find numbers here);
  • Undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for 10 days;
  • Undergo an additional molecular or antigenic swab at the end of the 10-day isolation period.

LIST E

  • Brazil
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Rest of the World

Traveling to Italy from Countries stated in “List E” is only allowed for specific reasons, such as: work, health, study, absolute urgency, return to one’s domicile, home or residence. Traveling for tourism is therefore not permitted. 

For all those who have stayed or transited in one of the Countries stated in “List E”, the legislation provides that in order to re-entry into Italy is compulsory:

  • Undergo a molecular or antigenic swab, carried out within 72 hours prior to the arrival, with negative result;
  • Fill out the European Digital Passenger Locator Form that will replace the self-declaration;
  • Notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of your entry (find numbers here);
  • Undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for 10 days;
  • Undergo an additional molecular or antigenic swab at the end of the 10-day isolation period;
  • Reach the final destination only by private transportation.

The above Ordinance is valid until July 30th, 2021. For more information we invite you to check the full Ordinance n°114.

Covid-tested Flights – Ordinance n°115 – May 14th, 2021

Covid-tested flights are flights that have been authorised by the Ministry of Health. After an initial experimental phase, the new ordinance signed on May 14th, 2021 has extended the Covid-tested flights, already in operation at the airports of Rome and Milan, also to the airports of Venice and Naples. Flights are now available from the United States (from the international airports of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York “John Fitzgerald Kennedy” and “Newark Liberty”, Philadelphia, Washington DC), Canada, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

Passengers on “Covid-tested” flights are required to:

  • Hand in to the carrier and to whoever is in charge of carrying out the controls, 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 the boarding;
  • Hand in to the carrier the declaration as per the Article 50 of the Ministerial Decree of  March 2nd, 2021;
  • Fill out the European Digital Passenger Locator Form to be shown before boarding;
  • Carry out a molecular (RT PCR) or antigenic swab test upon arrival at the destination airport.

Passengers on these flights, following the above-mentioned protocol, are authorised to enter and transit into the Italian national territory for any reason, without having to comply with the obligations of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation. Failure to comply with only one of the above-mentioned requirements will result in the lapse of the exemption from the obligations of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

The above Ordinance is valid until June 30th, 2021. For more information we invite you to check the full Ordinance n°115.

Conclusions

To sum up, the new Ordinances bring important news concerning the relaunch of tourism in Italy.
Starting from today you can finally start to plan your summer holidays in Italy safely and we can’t wait to welcoming you back!

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