Italy makes covid-19 testing mandatory for arrivals from the EU and lifts entry ban from certain countries

Further to the publication of Decree 3 December 2020 Italy has removed entry ban from the following countries: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Montenegro and Kosovo.

Entry to Italy from any non-EU country is however allowed only for:

  • work reasons
  • absolute urgency
  • health reasons
  • study
  • returning to one's home

There are exceptions for EU citizens and their close family members and foreign nationals regularly residing in Italy and their close family members, as well as for travellers who have a proven and stable relationship with a person residing in Italy

Travel from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, The Republic of Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Uruguay is allowed for any reasons.

Travellers are subject to completing a self-declaration and to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Travel from EU, UK and associated Schengen countries is always permitted, with obligation to complete a self-declaration and take a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 48 hours before entering Italy. From December 21 to January 6, the obligation to quarantine for 14 days will apply.

It is to be noted that there are a number of exceptions to the quarantine and test obligations.

The complete set of rules that apply and updates will be soon published in the Ministry of Foreign affairs website at the following link: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html 

It is also possible to fill out a questionnaire available at http://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/ (under update)

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