EU to reopen borders to 15 countries

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Further to the EU guidelines, the Italian Government has lifted travel restrictions as from 1 July for residents of the following countries:

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity


Travellers from the listed 15 countries no longer need to have “work, urgent or health reasons” for entering the country but will continue to be required to self-isolate for 14 days, under the supervision of the competent health authorities, at their home or other address of their choice or at a facility designated by the regional Civil Protection authority.

Travellers from all other countries will need to have “work, urgent or health reasons” for being allowed entry but “entry for study” has been added. They will also continue to be required to self-isolate for 14 days.


The list is going to be reviewed and updated every two weeks. Each member state will decide how to implement the content of the recommendation.

For countries where travel restrictions continue to apply, the following categories of people should be exempted from the restrictions:

  • EU citizens and their family members
  • long-term EU residents and their family member
  • travellers with an essential function or need, as listed in the Recommendation.

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