COVID-19

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Check out our recommendations and advices to organize your next vacation and live it safely.

Before leaving

Measures valid until 31 January 2022.

Italy applies health-related restriction measures to incoming travellers, which may vary depending on their country of origin. The dispositions you must follow in order to enter Italy are given below.

EU countries, Schengen area, Andorra, Principality of Monaco

Travellers from these countries can enter Italy without quarantine obligation, provided that they:

  1. Fill in the Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy. If you do not have suitable technological tools, you can download the printed version of the Passenger Locator Form.
  2. Present the EU Digital COVID Certificate on arrival. Non-EU citizens can present a COVID-19 Green Certificate, in paper or digital form, issued by the health authorities of their home country, certifying negativity to the virus, successful recovery or vaccination recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
  3. Present a document certifying that they have performed a molecular swab test with negative result in the 48 hours prior to arrival in Italy, or an antigenic swab test with negative result in the 24 hours prior to arrival in Italy.

Travellers who, on entering Italy, do not present this documentation may nevertheless enter the country but must undergo fiduciary isolation for 5 days and inform the Prevention Department of the competent Local Health Authority (see page: COVID-19 Toll-free numbers and regional information). After 5 days of isolation, they must perform an additional molecular or antigen test.

If, in the 14 days prior to entering Italy, you stayed in a country other than those mentioned in this section, you may be subject to additional restrictions. For information about your trip, visit viaggiaresicuri.it.

Other countries from which travellers may enter Italy without the obligation of fiduciary isolation

Measures valid for travellers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bahrein, Canada, Cile, Colombia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Perù, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus but excluding territories outside the European continent), Uruguay, Taiwan, Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Anyone who has stayed or passed through one of these countries in the 14 days prior to entering Italy must:

  1. Fill in the Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy. If you do not have suitable technological tools, you can download the printed version of the Passenger Locator Form.
  2. Present COVID-19 green pass or certificate on arrival issued by the health authority of their country certifying complete vaccination against COVID-19, performed at least 14 days beforehand, using a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Travellers from Canada, Japan and the United States of America may alternatively present a COVID-19 green pass of successful recovery or certification of successful recovery issued by competent health authorities.
  3. Present a document certifying that they have performed a molecular swab test with negative result in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Italy, or an antigenic swab test with negative result in the 24 hours prior to arrival in Italy. The term for the molecular swab test is reduced to 48 hours for travellers from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Green Passes must be in Italian, English, French or Spanish and can be presented in digital or printed formats.

Travellers who, on entering Italy, do not present this documentation may nevertheless enter the country but must undergo fiduciary isolation for 5 days and inform the Prevention Department of the competent Local Health Authority (see page: COVID-19 Toll-free numbers and regional information). After 5 days of isolation, they must perform an additional molecular or antigen test.

If, in the 14 days prior to entering Italy, you stayed in a country other than those mentioned in this section, you may be subject to additional restrictions. For information about your trip, visit viaggiaresicuri.it.

Countries from which it is forbidden to enter Italy

Entry into and transit through Italy are forbidden to persons who have stayed or transited in the previous 14 day period in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini.

Exceptions are allowed to Italian citizens who registered their residence in Italy prior to 26 November 2021. Such persons may enter Italy with their minor children, spouse or civil union partner, provided they do not present symptoms of COVID-19 and must observe the following obligations:

  1. Fill in the Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy. If you do not have suitable technological tools, you can download the printed version of the Passenger Locator Form.
  2. Present on embarking a document certifying having taken a molecular test 72 hours prior to arrival in Italy with a negative result.
  3. On arrival, they must undergo a further molecular or antigenic swab test and remain in isolation until the test result is received.
  4. They must remain in fiduciary isolation for ten days at the address indicated in the Passenger Locator Form.
  5. They must take a new molecular or antigenic test at the end of the isolation period.

Countries not included in the previous lists

Travellers from all other countries are not allowed to enter Italy except for certain specific reasons:

  1. work
  2. health
  3. study
  4. absolute urgency
  5. return to domicile, home or residence

Swab exemptions for infants and minors

Children under the age of 6 are not obliged to present proof of a negative result for molecular or antigen tests on entry into Italy but must comply with the isolation obligation when required.

Persons under the age of 18 are exempted from the obligation of isolation (where applicable) only if they are accompanied by a parent who is also exempt from such requirement because of the possession of a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery.

More detailed information and useful links

You can find out the conditions of entry into Italy from your country with a couple of clicks at viaggiaresicuri.it You will be asked to indicate:

  1. Country of origin
  2. Country(ies) you have travelled through in the last 14 days
  3. Possession of EU citizenship or citizenship of a country in the Schengen Area
  4. Possession of registered residence in Italy as a long-term resident or kinship with a long-term resident residing in Italy

At the end of this process, you will be informed if there are any restrictions in place for travel to Italy from your country, the documentation you will have to present and the conditions applied on your arrival.

National information line 1500 was activated by the Italian Ministry of Health to answer questions from the public about the novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The hotline is open 24/7.

Travellers can contact the Ministry of Health at the following numbers:

  1. from Italy: 1500 (free toll number)
  2. from abroad: +39 0232008345 - +39 0283905385

For more information, visit the specific Ministry of Health web page for travellers.

To guarantee the safety of residents and tourists, the Italian government has introduced a classification of regions based on the colors white (minimum risk), yellow, orange and red (maximum risk).

Each colour corresponds to different prevention measures that regulate the possibility of movement on the regional territory, the movement between regions, the opening of commercial activities, restaurants and places of culture.

On the basis of the local situation, the Italian regions can introduce further measures, valid only on their own territory, which are added to the national provisions.

For more information we recommend that you visit the website of the region or regions you want to visit:

  1. Abruzzo
  2. South Tyrol
  3. Basilicata
  4. Campania
  5. Calabria
  6. Emilia Romagna
  7. Friuli Venezia Giulia
  8. Lazio
  9. Liguria
  10. Lombardia
  11. Marche
  12. Molise
  13. Piedmont
  14. Puglia
  15. Sicily
  16. Sardinia
  17. Tuscany
  18. Trentino
  19. Umbria
  20. Aosta Valley
  21. Veneto

The EU Digital COVID Certificate for entering Italy

The EU Digital COVID Certificate allows all travellers to move freely within the European Union and the Schengen area.

The document certifies one of the following conditions:

  1. vaccination against COVID-19
  2. negative result of an antigen or molecular test carried out in the 48 hours (antigenic test) or 72 hours (molecular test)
  3. recovery from COVID-19

You can apply for the EU Digital COVID Certificate through channels recognized in your country, such as testing centres, national health authorities or an eHealth portal.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate can be issued to:

  1. citizens of the European Union and their family members
  2. third-country nationals who stay or legally reside in one Member State and have the right to travel to other Member States

If you have the EU Digital COVID Certificate, you can enter Italy without quarantine obligation. You can show it on arrival in digital format to the operator, who must check its validity directly from your smartphone, or present a printed version. Both versions have a QR code containing essential information and a digital signature ensuring their authenticity. The EU Digital COVID Certificate is valid in all EU countries and the Schengen area. For more information, visit the official web page of the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Non-EU citizens can present a COVID-19 Green Certificate, in paper or digital form, issued by the health authorities of their home country, certifying vaccination recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Consult the "Where did you travel from" section to check in detail the conditions of entry into Italy from your country.

The EMA currently recognizes the following vaccines:

  1. Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech)
  2. Spikevax (Moderna)
  3. Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  4. Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Johnson&Johnson)

The EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel, services and recreational activities

From 6 December 2021 to 15 January 2022, two types of green COVID-19 certificate are now recognised in Italy:

  1. Basic Green Pass: certifies vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result for a molecular or antigenic swab
  2. Super Green Pass: only certifies vaccination or recovery from COVID-19

The Green Pass (Basic or Super) is only required for people over 12 years of age.

Access to certain activities and services requires a Super Green Pass. In other circumstances, the Basic Green Pass suffices. Lastly, some activities or services can be accessed even without the Green Pass. Refer to the table in the GENERAL PROVISIONS section for more information.

Certificates issued by the Health Authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States are considered equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate and therefore allow access to all services and activities for which a Green Pass is required in Italy.

Validity of the certificates

The vaccination certificate is valid for nine months from the completion of the vaccination cycle or the administration of the booster dose. The certificate is also issued after the first dose; in this case, it is valid 15 days after administration and up to the scheduled date for administration of the second dose.

Certification of full health recovery is valid for six months.

Certification of COVID-19 negative status is valid for 48 hours from the time the swab is taken for the rapid antigen test and 72 hours for the molecular test.

Information and useful links

Official web page of the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Ministry of Health web page for travellers

Passengers travelling on COVID-tested flights authorized by the Ministry of Health can enter Italy without having to comply with health surveillance and fiduciary isolation obligations.

Passengers travelling on "COVID-tested" flights are required:

  1. to present a certificate to the airline and its control personnel on boarding testifying a negative result for a molecular or antigen swab test taken no more than 48 hours prior to boarding
  2. to fill in the Passenger Locator Form to be presented before boarding
  3. take another molecular (RT PCR) or antigenic swab test on arrival at the destination airport

For further information and a list of routes operating COVID-tested flights, consult the Ministry of Health website.

General provisions

Last Update: 17 January 2022

To ensure the safety of residents and tourists, the Italian government has introduced a classification of regions based on white (minimum risk), yellow, orange and red (maximum risk) colour codes. Each colour corresponds to a number of prevention measures governing travel possibilities within a single region and between regions, the opening of businesses, restaurants and places of culture.

For information about individual services, consult the table below:



Travel between Regions Allowed only for proven needs of work, situations of necessity, health reasons, return to personal residence/domicile/home. Also allowed to persons with COVID-19 green certificates.
Travel inside a Local Council area or Region Allowed within the Local Council area only for reasons of work, health or proven urgency.
Hotels and accommodation facilities Open
Catering services inside accommodation venues is always available for guests without time limits.
Restaurants Closed
Only take-away is allowed until to 22.00 and home delivery without time limits
Bars, pastry shops, ice cream parlours Open from 05.00 to 18.00 only for take-away.
It is forbidden to consume food or drinks inside or outside the premises.
Museums and places of culture Closed
Villas and parks Open for physical and motor activity
Theatres, cinemas and concert halls Closed
Sporting events No access for the general public
Discotheques and dance halls Closed
Shops Closed
Only shops selling essential goods are open (for example grocery stores, pharmacies, parapharmacies, tobacconists, newsstands, bookstores)
Shopping centres Closed
Only shops selling essential goods are open (for example grocery stores, pharmacies, parapharmacies, tobacconists, newsstands, bookstores)
Places of worship Open
Wearing masks

Wearing masks is mandatory both outdoors and indoors.

Local public transport

Using local and regional public transport (bus, metro, etc.) requires possession of the Super Green Pass (and only for persons over 12 years of age). It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask when on board.

Taxi

It is allowed to use taxis and car hire with chauffeur (NCC) services having up to 9 seats even without a Green Pass.

Medium and long distance public transport

People over 12 years of age must present the Super Green Pass in order to travel:

  1. by air
  2. between different regions on ships and ferries
  3. on High Speed, Intercity, Intercity Night, Inter-regional and Regional trains
  4. between different regions by coach

It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask when on board.

Travel to and from white, yellow or red zones requires a mandatory Certificate even when using private vehicles.

Travel in your own vehicle within the Municipal Area or Region

There is no limitation to travel within your own Local Municipal Area.

Travel to other Municipalities in your region are only permitted for work, necessity, health or services that are not suspended but not available in your own Municipality.

Travel is also allowed from municipalities with a maximum of 5,000 inhabitants to other municipalities within a radius of 30 km but not to provincial capitals.

Travel in your own vehicle to other Regions

Allowed only for work, necessity, health or services that are not suspended but not available in your Municipality.

Hotels and accommodation facilities

Accommodation facilities are open, in compliance with social distancing and the protocols and guidelines adopted to prevent or reduce the risk of contagion.

Staying in accommodation facilities requires possession of the Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Restaurants

Open

Eating and drinking at table indoors and outdoors is only allowed to persons with a Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Bars, pastry shops, ice cream parlours

Open

Eating and drinking at the counter or at table indoors and outdoors is only allowed to persons with a Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Shops

Open

Shopping centres

Open

On holidays and days before holidays, access to shops in shopping centres is allowed only to people with a Super Green Pass (required only for persons over 12 years of age).

Access is always allowed even without a Green Pass to grocery stores, newsstands, book stores, pharmacies and tobacconists.

Museums and places of culture

Open

People over 12 years of age can only enter with a Super Green Pass.

Theatres, cinemas and concert halls

Theatres, concert halls, cinemas and live-clubs are open.

Only persons in possession of a Super Green Pass are allowed to attend indoor performances (only required for persons over 12 years of age). It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask.

Concerts and outdoor events

All events involving gatherings in the open are prohibited.

Ski slopes and ski lifts

Open

Persons over the age of 12 must show the Super Green Pass to access the lifts at ski resorts.

Villas and parks

Open

Sporting events

Sporting events are open to the public, with a maximum capacity of 50% outdoors and 35% indoors.

People over 12 years of age can attend the events only if they have a Super Green Pass.

It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask. It is forbidden to eat or drink indoors.

Gyms, swimming pools, swimming centres

Open

Persons over the age of 12 must have a Super Green Pass to practice sports, both outdoors and indoors, and for access to changing rooms.

Spas and wellness centres

Open

Persons over 12 years of age may only enter with a Super Green Pass. Exceptions are made for essential levels of assistance and rehabilitation or treatment activity.

Theme and amusement parks

Open

People over 12 years of age can only enter with a Super Green Pass.

Festivals and trade fairs

Persons over 12 years of age may only take part with a Super Green Pass.

Conventions and congresses

Attendance is allowed only to persons with a Super Green Pass.

Discotheques and dance halls

Closed

Places of worship Open
Parties and ceremonies

To attend parties organized to celebrate weddings and other civil or religious ceremonies, participants must have a Super Green Pass (required only for persons over 12 years of age).

Parties and ceremonies involving gatherings in the open are forbidden.

Gaming halls and betting shops, bingo halls and casinos

Open

A Super Green Pass must be presented at the entrance.

Use of face mask

Wearing masks is mandatory both outdoors and indoors.

Travel inside a Local Council area or Region Allowed without restriction
Local public transport

Using local and regional public transport (bus, metro, etc.) requires possession of the Super Green Pass (only for persons over 12 years of age). It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask when on board.

Taxi

It is allowed to use taxis and car hire with chauffeur (NCC) services having up to 9 seats even without a Green Pass.

Medium and long distance public transport

People over 12 years of age must present the Super Green Pass in order to travel:

  1. by air
  2. between different regions on ships and ferries
  3. on High Speed, Intercity, Intercity Night, Inter-regional and Regional trains
  4. between different regions by coach

On board, it is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask.

Travel to and from orange or red zones requires a Certificate even when using private vehicles.

Hotels and accommodation facilities

Accommodation facilities are open, in compliance with social distancing and the protocols and guidelines adopted to prevent or reduce the risk of contagion.

Staying in accommodation facilities requires possession of the Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Restaurants

Open

Eating and drinking at table indoors and outdoors is only allowed to persons with a Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Bars, pastry shops, ice cream parlours

Open

Eating and drinking at the counter or at table indoors and outdoors is only allowed to persons with a Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Shops

Open

Shopping centres

Open

Museums and places of culture

Open

People over 12 years of age can only enter with a Super Green Pass.

Theatres, cinemas and concert halls

Theatres, concert halls, cinemas and live-clubs are open.

Only people in possession of a Super Green Pass are allowed to attend indoor performances (only required for persons over 12 years of age). It is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask.

Concerts and outdoor events

All events involving gatherings in the open are prohibited.

Ski slopes and ski lifts

Open

Persons over the age of 12 must show the Super Green Pass to access the lifts at ski resorts.

Villas and parks Open
Sporting events

Sporting events are open to the public, with a maximum capacity of 50% outdoors and 35% indoors.

People over 12 years of age can attend the events only if they have a Super Green Pass.

It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask. It is forbidden to eat or drink indoors.

Gyms, swimming pools, swimming centres

Open

Persons over the age of 12 must have a Super Green Pass to practice sports, both outdoors and indoors, and for access to changing rooms.

Spas and wellness centers

Open

People over 12 years of age can only enter with a Super Green Pass.

Exceptions are made for essential levels of assistance and rehabilitation or treatment activity.

Theme And Amusement Parks

Open

People over 12 years of age can only enter with a Super Green Pass.

Festivals and trade fairs

Persons over 12 years of age may only take part with a Super Green Pass.

Conventions and congresses

Attendance is allowed only to persons with a Super Green Pass.

Discotheques and dance halls

Closed

Places of worship Open
Parties and ceremonies

To attend parties organized to celebrate weddings and other civil or religious ceremonies, participants must have a Super Green Pass (required only for persons over 12 years of age).

Parties and ceremonies involving gatherings in the open are forbidden.

Gaming halls and betting shops, bingo halls and casinos

Open

It is mandatory to present the Super Green Pass for entry.


Use of face mask

Wearing masks is mandatory both outdoors and indoors.

Travel inside a Local Council area or Region

Allowed without restriction

Local public transport

Using local and regional public transport (bus, metro, etc.) requires possession of the Super Green Pass (only for persons over 12 years of age). It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask when on board.

Taxi

It is allowed to use taxis and car hire with chauffeur (NCC) services having up to 9 seats even without a Green Pass.

Medium and long distance public transport

People over 12 years of age must present the Super Green Pass in order to travel:

  1. by air
  2. between different regions on ships and ferries
  3. on High Speed, Intercity, Intercity Night, Inter-regional and Regional trains
  4. between different regions by coach

On board, it is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask.

Travel to and from orange or red zones requires mandatory Certification even when using private vehicles.

Hotels and accommodation facilities

Accommodation facilities are open, in compliance with social distancing and the protocols and guidelines adopted to prevent or reduce the risk of contagion.

Staying in accommodation facilities requires possession of the Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Restaurants

Open

Eating and drinking at table indoors and outdoors is only allowed to persons with a Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Bars, pastry shops, ice cream parlours

Open

Eating and drinking at the counter or at table indoors and outdoors is only allowed to persons with a Super Green Pass (only for people over 12 years of age).

Shops Open
Shopping centres Open
Museums and places of culture

Open

People over 12 years of age can only enter with a Super Green Pass.

Theatres, cinemas and concert halls

Theatres, concert halls, cinemas and live-clubs are open.

Only person in possession of a Super Green Pass are allowed to attend indoor performances (only required for persons over 12 years of age). It is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask.


Concerts and outdoor events

All events involving gatherings in the open are prohibited.

Ski slopes and ski lifts

Open

Persons over the age of 12 must show the Super Green Pass to access the lifts at ski resorts.

Villas and parks Open
Sporting events

Sporting events are open to the public, with a maximum capacity of 50% outdoors and 35% indoors.

People over 12 years of age can attend the events only if they have a Super Green Pass.

It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask. It is forbidden to eat or drink indoors.

Gyms, swimming pools, swimming centres

Open

Persons over the age of 12 must have a Super Green Pass to practice sports, both outdoors and indoors, and for access to changing rooms.

Spas and wellness centres

Open

People over 12 years of age can only enter with a Super Green Pass.

Exceptions are made for essential levels of assistance and rehabilitation or treatment activity.

Theme And Amusement Parks

Open

People over 12 years of age can only enter with a Super Green Pass.

Festivals and trade fairs

Persons over 12 years of age may only take part with a Super Green Pass.

Conventions and congresses

Attendance is allowed only to persons with a Super Green Pass.

Discotheques and dance halls

Closed

Places of worship Open
Parties and ceremonies

To attend parties organized to celebrate weddings and other civil or religious ceremonies, participants must have a Super Green Pass (required only for persons over 12 years of age).

Parties and ceremonies involving gatherings in the open are forbidden.

Gaming halls and betting shops, bingo halls and casinos

Open

It is mandatory to present the Super Green Pass for entry.

Abruzzo: giallo
Basilicata: bianco
Calabria: giallo
Campania: giallo
Emilia Romagna: giallo
Friuli Venezia Giulia: giallo
Lazio: giallo
Liguria: giallo
Lombardy: giallo
Marche: giallo
Molise: bianco
Piedmont: giallo
Puglia: bianco
Sardinia: bianco
Sicily: giallo
Tuscany: giallo
Trentino: giallo
Umbria: bianco
Aosta Valley: arancione
Veneto: giallo
South Tyrol: giallo

During your stay in Italy

Throughout Italy, pay attention to a few basic rules. Wear the mask indoors and keep it with you outdoors, so that you can wear it in all situations where it is not possible to maintain a safe distance. In some regions, it may be mandatory to wear a mask always, even outdoors (see map above).

The following persons are not required to wear masks:

  1. children under the age of 6
  2. people with disabilities and their carers if the mask makes communication between them impossible.

Always keep a safe distance of one metre from other people and wash your hands frequently or, if this not possible, sanitize them with alcohol-based sanitizing gels. You will find sanitizing gel dispensers at the entrances to shops, restaurants and other businesses.

  • It is always advisable to take out travel insurance, to ensure economic coverage in case of delay / cancellation of flights and not to be exposed in case of health problems: also consider this option while planning your visit to our country.
  • Before making your reservation, ask about the conditions put in place by the tourism companies you have chosen (eg hotel). This way you will know in advance what will happen in the event of any new restrictions due to Covid.
  • In payment transactions, whenever possible, choose the use of credit cards, debit cards or mobile apps over cash: contactless payment methods make contact opportunities almost nil and limit risks.
  • Whenever possible, use electronic versions of tickets or vouchers. In this way you will reduce the opportunities for contact due to the passage of sheets from hand to hand (and in addition you respect the environment).
  • Book in advance: to ensure the safety of your guests and customers, places of culture and commercial services such as restaurants allow the simultaneous entry of a limited number of people. experience in an intimate and safe way.