COVID-19

BEFORE LEAVING

Where do you come from?

Measures valid until May 31, 2022

To enter or re-enter Italy from any foreign country, you need to show the EU Digital COVID Certificate or - for non-EU citizens - an equivalent green COVID-19 certification issued by your country's health authorities, certifying one of the following: completed vaccination cycle with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); full recovery from COVID-19; negative molecular or antigenic test.

Travel to and from the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State is not subject to any obligation or declaration.

These provisions also do not apply:

  • to those who transit in Italy by private means for a period not exceeding 36 hours
  • to anyone returning to Italy from foreign countries located at a distance of no more than 60 km from the place of residence, domicile or dwelling, provided that the stay does not last more than 48 hours and the movement takes place by private means

Children under the age of 6 are not required to submit a negative molecular or antigenic test result upon entry into Italy.

Validity of COVID-19 certifications

The certification of vaccination is valid for 9 months after completion of the vaccination cycle or administration of the booster dose.

The certification of recovery is valid for 6 months for those who have recovered without having previously completed the vaccination cycle.

Certification of negative COVID-19 test is valid for 48 hours from the time of collection in case of rapid antigenic test and 72 hours in case of molecular test.

Vaccination certificates issued by non-EU countries are valid for entry to Italy if obtained following full vaccination with one of the following vaccines:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech)
  • Spikevax (Moderna)
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Johnson&Johnson)
  • Nuvaxovid (Novavax)
  • Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
  • R-CoVI (R-Pharm)
  • Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz)

Vaccination certificates must be written in Italian, English, French, Spanish, or German. Certificates issued in any other language must be accompanied by a sworn translation.

DURING YOUR STAY IN ITALY

Green Pass

Effective from May 1, 2022, it is no longer mandatory to show a Green Pass to access businesses and services in Italy. Therefore, free access to local and national public transportation, bars and restaurants, shops, museums, theaters, cinemas, stadiums, gyms, spas, etc. However, a Green Pass is still mandatory to enter Italy from a foreign country.


Use of masks

The use of FFP2 masks remains mandatory in the following locations:

  • airplanes
  • ships and ferries used for interregional transport services
  • High Speed, Intercity, Intercity Night, and Interregional Trains
  • buses connecting more than two regions
  • buses/coaches used for chartered services with driver
  • local and regional public transport
  • indoor performances in theatres, cinemas, concert halls, entertainment venues and live music
  • indoor sports events

However, the use of the mask in all indoor environments and in all cases of crowded outdoor events is highly recommended.

Please note that nonetheless, in all situations, the following people are excluded from the requirement to wear masks:

  • children under the age of six
  • persons with a medical condition or disability that is incompatible with the use of a mask, and persons who must communicate with a disabled person
  • individuals who are engaging in athletic activities

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND USEFUL LINKS

Find out the requirements for entry to Italy by clicking on viaggiaresicuri.it. Just answer a few questions to learn useful information on the validity of your COVID-19 green pass.

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:

  • from Italy: 1500 (free toll number)
  • from abroad: +39 0232008345 - +39 0283905385

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

Information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate