Back to traveling in Italy? From 16 May you can!

Back to traveling in Italy? From 16 May you can!

Lifestyle May 29, 2021 No Comments
Since 16 May, it is possible to travel to Italy again! As of this date, our country has reopened its doors to tourists and international travelers. Let’s take a detailed look at the citizens of which foreign countries can enter Italy and the procedures required for entry.

Good news for tourists and international travelers: as of 16 May, the ministerial order allowing foreign nationals to enter our country (subject to certain exceptions) came into force.

Let’s see in detail who can travel to Italy now.

– Travellers from list C countries

According to the above-mentioned ordinance, since 16 May, European, Schengen, UK and Israeli citizens who, within 48 hours before their arrival in Italy, have carried out a swab (molecular or antigenic test) with a negative result, and who present the same on arrival in our country (therefore, WITHOUT the mandatory quarantine), may enter Italy.

The same order extended the restrictive measures against India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka until 30 May, and against Brazil until 30 July 2021.

– Travellers from list D countries

If you are a citizen of the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the Republic of Singapore, Australia, and Rwanda, you may enter Italy without the need for self-isolation on arrival for 10 days, provided that you enter Italy via “Covid-free-Tested Flights”.
In this case you must:

  • Show certification of the negative result of the molecular or antigenic test carried out no later than 48 hours before boarding.
  • Hand over the declaration mentioned in article 50 of the Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021 and complete the Passenger Location Form (PLF).

    On arrival at the destination airport in Italy, another swab test is required.

When making your reservation, remember to check that the flight you have chosen is one of the “Covid-free-Tested Flights”, as well as to check the specific testing requirements and documentation requested by the airline.

If you enter Italy on a NO “Covid-free tested Flight”, the obligation to undergo fiduciary seclusion remains valid.

In any case, our advice is to check the Italian embassy and the specific Internet pages of your airport, with the necessary information on the tests and the documentation required for your case.

Also, remember that what has been indicated so far is only valid from Italy.
Therefore, also check what your country allows you to do: whether you can leave it. fly for tourist reasons and reach Italy, or not.

Finally, it is important for you to know that all the indications given so far are always valid, regardless of whether you are vaccinated or not.
Therefore, in order to avoid quarantine, if you come from a D-list country you must take a Covid-free Tested Flight, and in any case, take a swab.

– The new Italian timetable for the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions:
what should happen in the coming weeks

From 1 June, you can eat or drink in bars, restaurants, and cafés. Stadiums will be allowed to reopen to the public at 25% of their maximum capacity, but in any case, the number of spectators must not exceed 1,000 in open-air venues and 500 in indoor venues.

From 7 June, the national curfew in Italy will be from midnight (i.e., no longer from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.).

From 15 June, if you wish, you can visit Italy’s fantastic theme parks! Similarly, major trade fairs open to the public will reopen, and conferences and congresses will be able to go ahead.
Green light also for wedding receptions, both for civil and religious ceremonies and both indoors and outdoors, but all participants will have to provide a certificate showing that they have been vaccinated, have had Covid-19 and have recovered, or show a negative test result within 48 hours before the celebrations.

From 21 June there will be no time limit on mobility.

From 1 July, indoor swimming pools, spas, bingo halls, casinos and leisure and social centres will reopen.

Last note: remember to ALWAYS wear a mask, EVEN OUTDOOR: if the Italian vaccination campaign gives the desired results, then MAYBE from mid-July or August we could stop using these important I.P.D.’s outdoors.


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International Sales Consultant - Great Estate Network

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