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Different travel restrictions apply to the following lists of countries. Heightened travel restrictions shall apply to travellers transiting through or staying in countries included in two or more different lists.

A – Vatican City and San Marino: no restrictions apply.

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 overseas territories outside the European mainland), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (excluding other overseas territories outside the European mainland), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the territories in Africa), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco: persons travelling to Italy after having transited through or stayed in any of these Countries in the prior 14 days shall be required to compile the digital passenger locator form (PLF) and present the EU Digital Covid Certificate (Green Pass) providing proof that the person has either been fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 at least fourteen days prior to the travel date, has recovered from Covid-19 and is no longer subject to the required quarantine period, or received a negative rapid antigen or molecular swab test result taken within the last 48 hours before entering Italy. Failure to do so shall require a period of self-isolation under medical supervision for a period of 5 days, after which it shall be necessary to take a (molecular or antigen) swab test.

D –Albania, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus and excluding territories outside mainland Europe), Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, Ukraine; Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions: persons travelling to Italy after having transited through or stayed in any of these Countries in the last 14 days before entering Italy shall be required to compile the digital passenger locator form (PLF), present a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test result taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy (48 hours in the case of travellers arriving from the UK) and to self-isolate under medical supervision for a period of 5 days, after which it shall be necessary to take a new (molecular or antigen) swab test.
Passengers with a Covid-19 certificate (Green Pass) stating that they have completed the anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle for at least fourteen days (as well as a negative swab test) are not required to undergo quarantine.
Canada, Japan and the United States: persons travelling to Italy after having transited through or stayed in these Countries in the prior 14 days shall be required to compile the digital passenger locator form (PLF), present a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test result taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy and present a green Covid-19 pass issued by the respective local health authorities and considered equivalent (vaccination with EMA-authorised vaccines); recovery from Covid-19 and completion of the isolation period). Travellers without a green pass shall be subject to the same general restrictions provided in list D.

E – All the Countries not specified in the other lists (including Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as well as Aruba, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Dominican Republic and the tourist zones of Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam in Egypt to which the special guidance below applies): travel to these Countries is allowed exclusively for work, study, health or other absolutely essential reasons or to return to one’s home or place of residence.
Travellers who transited through or stayed in these Countries in the prior 14 days will be allowed entry into Italy exclusively for work, study, health or other absolutely essential reasons and to Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and family members, as well as holders of long-term resident status and family members (Directive 2004/38/EC), and unmarried partners in a proven stable relationship (regardless of whether or not they cohabit) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or long-term residents, if travelling to their partner’s home or place of residence in Italy and to athletes participating in sports competitions of national interest and accompanying personnel.
Persons travelling to Italy from any of these Countries shall be required to compile the digital passenger locator form (PLF), present a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy and self-isolate under medical supervision for 10 days, after which they shall be required to repeat the molecular or antigen test.

Persons who show the symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to immediately notify the health authority and self-isolate while awaiting the competent authorities’ decisions.

ENTRY OF MINORS

Children aged below six years do not need to take a molecular or antigen swab test in order to enter the country. For entries from countries on lists C and D, minors (i.e. persons below 18 years of age) travelling with a parent who is not required to quarantine because he/she holds proof of vaccination (or of recovery from Covid if recognised in accordance with the applicable regulations relating to travel in the 14 days prior to entering Italy) shall also be exempt from quarantine requirements.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE SELF-ISOLATION REQUIREMENT

Provided that the persons travelling to Italy do not show any COVID-19 symptoms, and subject – in any case – to the presentation of a passenger locator form (PLF) and, where required, of a molecular or antigen swab test, the self-isolation under medical supervision requirement shall not apply to:
a) persons entering Italy for work reasons regulated by specific security protocols approved by the competent health authorities;
b) persons entering Italy for reasons that cannot be postponed, subject to a prior authorisation given by the Ministry of Health;
c) citizens and residents of a Member State of the European Union and of the other Countries and territories listed in lists A, B, C and D entering Italy for proven work reasons;
d) health personnel entering Italy to practice a healthcare profession;
e) employees of corporations or entities with headquarters or branch offices in Italy and travelling abroad for proven work reasons for no longer than one hundred and twenty hours;
f) officials and other servants, however designated, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and personnel, military personnel, including any personnel returning from international missions, and members of law enforcement agencies, personnel of Italian State intelligence and security agencies and fire-fighting personnel on active duty;
g) students attending a study programme in a Country other than the Country of residence or home Country, to which they return on a daily basis or at least once a week;
h) persons travelling on «Covid-tested» flights, in accordance with the Ordinance issued by the Minister of Health on 23 November 2020, as amended;
i) persons entering Italy to take part in sports competitions of national interest, in accordance with 49, paragraph 5, of DPCM of 2 March 2021.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE SWAB TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION REQUIREMENTS

Provided that the persons travelling to Italy do not show any COVID-19 symptoms, and subject – in any case – to the presentation of a passenger locator form (PLF), unless otherwise indicated, the molecular or antigen swab testing prior to entry to Italy and self-isolation under medical supervision requirements shall not apply to:
a) transport crew members;
b) haulage workers;
c) persons travelling to and from the Countries and territories included in list A;
d) cross-border workers entering and leaving the Country for proven work reasons and returning to their home or place of residence;
e) students attending a study programme in a Country other than the Country of residence or home Country, to which they return on a daily basis or at least once a week;
f) persons travelling through Italy, by private transport, for a period of no more than thirty-six hours, subject to the obligation to immediately leave the Country at the end of the said period, or, if unable to do so, to start a period of supervised self-isolation at the address specified in the PLF, for a period of five days, after which they shall be required to take a molecular or antigen swab test;
g) persons entering Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours for proven work, health, or absolutely essential reasons, subject to the obligation to immediately leave the Country at the end of the said period, or, if unable to do so, to start a period of supervised self-isolation at the address specified in the PLF, for a period of five days, after which they shall be required to take a molecular or antigen swab test;
h) persons entering Italy after a stay of no more than forty-eight hours in a foreign destination at a distance of no more than 60 km from the place of residence, domicile or dwelling, provided that they are travelling by private vehicle. In this case, it shall not be necessary to compile a digital passenger locator form (PLF);
i) persons staying for no more than forty-eight hours in a location in Italy at a distance of no more than 60 km from the place of residence, domicile or dwelling, provided that they are travelling by private vehicle. In this case, it shall not be necessary to compile a digital passenger locator form (PLF).

(Source: www.esteri.it)

GUIDANCE FOR TRAVEL FROM BRAZIL – GUIDANCE FOR TRAVEL FROM INDIA, BANGLADESH AND SRI LANKA – SPECIFIC RULES APPLYING TO THE TRAVEL CORRIDORS TO ARUBA, MALDIVES, MAURITIUS, SEYCHELLES, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EGYPT (LIMITEDLY TO THE TOURIST ZONES OF SHARM EL SHEIKH AND MARSA ALAM): see here https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/10/normativa_covid_11_ottt_eng.pdf