Updated on July 1, 2021

Italy is actively proceeding on its path of returning to normality through a differentiated operation on several fronts, namely vaccination, the reopening of activities on the Italian territory and the maneuvers relating to the entry of international tourists into Italy.

VACCINATION IN ITALY

The anti Covid-19 vaccination campaign is proceeding with ever better numbers.

To date, the number of Italians who have received at least one dose is over 34 million, more than 57% of the population. These results were obtained thanks to the increase in the availability of doses available and the organization of the vaccination campaign on the Italian territory.

According to General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, commissioner for the implementation and coordination of the measures necessary for the contrast of the epidemiological emergency COVID-19, the current standards will lead Italy to vaccinate 80% of the population by September 2021 .

REOPENINGS IN ITALY

Since months Italian government is following a classification of regions based on the colors that corresponds to specific precautionary measures:

WHITE (minimum risk) – YELLOW (low risk) – ORANGE (medium risk) – RED (maximum risk).

At the moment, thanks to the success of the vaccination campaign and the containment of Covid-19, all the Italian regions are included in the white area with a minimum level of risk .

Since they are “regions of minimal risk”, all restrictions currently in force are abolished in the “white regions” except for the obligation to wear masks and social distancing, which remains mandatory.

For example, the obligation of curfew has already lapsed in the white areas and this therefore means movements and times of public places totally free!

In addition, in the restaurants and bars in the white outdoor area there are no restrictions, except for the spacing of one meter between the tables, while in the indoor bars and restaurants a maximum of six people can sit at the same table. The only derogation provided is that of the possibility for two families to sit together.

 Finally, in the white zone, other activities also reopen such as indoor swimming pools, wellness centers, game rooms, theme parks, social and cultural centers.

TRAVELLING TO ITALY

Italy allows, since weeks, entry from the countries of the European Union and the Schengen Area, as well as from Great Britain and Israel, without mandatory quarantine. Travelers are still required to present a negative molecular or antigen test upon arrival, carried out within 48 hours prior to arrival in Italy.

From Extra-EU countries entrance for tourism is allowed with the “Covid-tested” flights, already operating in the airports of Rome and Milan, and also extended to Venice and Naples. Passengers on Covid-tested flights must carry out a molecular or antigen test before departure and, if the result is negative, upon arrival at their destination they are allowed to enter and travel to Italy without having to comply with health surveillance and fiduciary isolation, where otherwise needed.

 


TRAVELLING FROM U.S.A.

The ‘Covid-tested’ flights are already operating from USA to ROME (Roma-Fiumicino) and MILAN (Milano-Malpensa) airports. In next weeks will be extended to VENICE (Venezia-Marco Polo) and Naples (Napoli-Capodichino), where new trials will be started to link USA, Canada, Japan and United Arab Emirate with the most important and popular Italian destinations!

The international airports in the United States authorized for the Covid-tested flights to Italy are Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York (John Fitzgerald Kennedy e Newark Liberty), Philadelphia, Washington DC.

Passengers that travel on Covid-tested flights must take a molecular or antigen test before the departure and, if the result is negative, upon arrival at their destination they are authorized to enter and travel in Italy without having to comply with health surveillance and fiduciary isolation, where otherwise is still required.

USEFUL INFORMATION

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, here the airport’s web page with the necessary information on testing and required documentation:

https://www.adr.it/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en-/covid-tested-flights-procedures

For Covid-tested flights from the USA to Milan Malpensa, here the airport’s web page with the necessary information on testing and required documentation:

https://www.milanomalpensa-airport.com/en/passenger-guide/news/covid-tested-flights

TRAVELLING FROM CANADA

Among the directive of Italian Health Minister Speranza, particularly important is the intention related to the Covid-tested’ flights that, until now, only covered routes between the United States and Italy but the new ordinance also includes departures from Canada, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

The ‘Covid-tested’ flights are already operating from USA to Rome and Milan airports and in next weeks will be extended to Venice and Naples, where new trials will be started to link Canada (as well as USA, Japan and United Arab Emirate) with the most important and popular Italian destinations!

 


CURRENT SITUATION IN ITALY

Updated on July 1, 2021

According to Decree Law no. 44 dated 22 April 2021 and Ministry of Health Order dated 14 May 2021, the measures valid until 31 July 2021 on Italian territory are the following:

It is mandatory to maintain the safe distance of at least one meter from non-cohabiting people and wear a mask in public places indoors and outdoors (except when you are isolated from other people).

Mask is not mandatory while carrying out sports activities, for children under the age of 6 and for people with conditions incompatible with the use of a mask or with disabilities.

To check in detail the restrictions in place for travel to Italy from your country, the documentation that you will have to present and the conditions that will be applied upon your arrival, we recommend that you consult viaggiaresicuri.it.

 


TRAVELLING AMONG ITALIAN REGIONS

 

Public transport can operate with 50% of passengers.

It is possible to travel by car with up to 3 non-cohabiting people including the driver, wearing a mask and letting seat next to the driver free as well as the center seat of each rear row.

It is possible to travel by car without limitations with cohabiting people.

 


THE CURRENT MEASURES

“WHITE” REGIONS – MINIMUM RISK

All the italian regions are classified as “white” with a minimum risk.

 

  • In these territories is mandatory to maintain the safe distance of at least one meter from non-cohabiting people and wear a mask in public places indoors and outdoors (except when you are isolated from other people).

  • Mask is not mandatory while carrying out sports activities, for children under the age of 6 and for people with conditions incompatible with the use of a mask or with disabilities.

  • No curfew

  • No movements and times of public places limitations

  • In the restaurants and bars in the outdoor there are no restrictions, except for the spacing of one meter between the tables, while in the indoor bars and restaurants a maximum of six people can sit at the same table. The only derogation provided is that of the possibility for two families to sit together.

  •  Regular opening of activities such as indoor swimming pools, wellness centers, game rooms, theme parks, social and cultural centers.


Updated on July 1, 2021

According to Decree Law no. 44 dated 22 April 2021 and Ministry of Health Order dated 14 May 2021, the measures indicated above are valid until 31 July 2021 on Italian territory.