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Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

Date:

07/01/2020


Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

TO DECLARE THE REASONS FOR TRAVELLING: HERE THE SELF-CERTIFICATION FORM (courtesy translation IT>EN)

    1. How will travel to and from abroad change from June 3?

      From June 3 different rules apply depending on where you're travelling from or to. All travel restrictions have been dropped to and from the following countries:

    2. all EU Member States (in addition to Italy, the following are EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Czech Republic);
    3. Schengen Area Countries (the non-EU States that are members of the Schengen Agreement are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland);
    4. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
    5. Andorra, Principality of Monaco;
    6. Republic of San Marino and Vatican City State.

From June 3, if you are travelling to Italy from any of the above mentioned Countries you will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days, under supervision by the competent health authorities, unless you stayed in another Country prior to travelling to Italy. For example, if you travel to Italy on June 14 from France, you will be required to self-isolate only if you travelled to France from the United States on June 4, but not if you travelled to France from the United States earlier than May 30, or if you stayed in Germany between May 31 and June 13.

If you are travelling from or to any Country other than those listed above, the travel restrictions previously in force shall continue to apply. Only essential travel from or to these Countries, in fact, is allowed, for proven work, urgent or health needs, although you are still allowed to return home if you live in Italy. If you are travelling to Italy from any Country other than those listed above you will still be required to self-isolate for 14 days, under the supervision of the competent health authorities, at your home or other address of your choice or at a facility designated by the regional Civil Protection authority.

    1. I have travelled to Italy from abroad. Am I required to self-isolate?

      It depends on when you travel to Italy and which Country you are travelling from. If you travel to Italy from June 3, from an EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State, you will not be required to self-isolate, provided that you did not stay in a Country other than those listed above prior to 14 days before travelling to Italy. Self-isolation for 14 days remains obligatory if you travel to Italy from any of the following Countries:

    2. until June 2, from any foreign Country (except San Marino and the Vatican, which were already exempt);
    3. from June 3, any Country except for the following: EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State;
    4. from June 3, from any foreign Country (except San Marino and the Vatican), if you stayed in any Country other than the following prior to 14 days before travelling to Italy: EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State. There are, however, exceptions to this rule (see FAQ 3 below).
    5. Which are the exceptions to mandatory self-isolation when travelling to Italy from abroad?

      Mandatory self-isolation does not apply to the following persons

    6. transport crew members;
    7. travel staff members;
    8. persons travelling for proven work reasons, if citizens of or resident in one of the following countries: Italy, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
    9. health personnel travelling to Italy for professional purposes;
    10. cross-border workers entering the country to work and then returning home;
    11. employees of companies with their main or secondary headquarters in Italy, returning to the country after travelling abroad, for work, for no more than 120 hours (5 days);
    12. travel to and from the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State;
    13. officials and other servants of the European Union, international organisations, diplomatic missions and consulates, military personnel in the performance of their duties;
    14. students attending study programmes abroad and returning home at least once a week;
    15. persons travelling to Italy for a short stay (up to 120 hours in total) for proven work, urgent or health reasons;
    16. transit passengers;
    17. persons travelling through the country for no more than 36 hours to reach their country of residence (e.g. entering Italy by ferry from Greece to continue by car to their home in Germany).

From June 3, besides the cases listed above, mandatory self-isolation no longer applies for persons travelling to Italy from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. However, mandatory self-isolation shall continue to be required if, during the 14-day period prior to entering Italy they had stayed for any length of time in a Country other than those listed above. For example, persons travelling to Italy from France on June 14 will be required to self-isolate if they had travelled to France from the United States, for example, on June 4, but will not be required to self-isolate if they travelled from the United States to France before May 30, or if they stayed in Germany between May 31 and June 13.

    1. Can I travel to or from a foreign country for tourism?

      From June 3, all travel restrictions (including those applying to tourism) have been dropped to and from the following Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Travel to and from any other Country for tourism will not be allowed until June 30 (see FAQ 1 above). Before travelling abroad for tourism, Italian nationals and foreign nationals resident in Italy, are advised to check the Covid-19 measures and restrictions in force in the country of destination and any transit countries.

    2. When am I required to start self-isolating after arriving in Italy, where mandatory? 

      As a rule, immediately after entering the country. You are only allowed to reach the address where you have chosen to self-isolate, by the shortest possible route and without using any means of public transport other than the means used to travel to Italy (for example, if you fly into Fiumicino Airport you are not allowed to catch a train into Rome or for any other destination). Transit passengers are not required to self-isolate: if you are on a short stopover between flights and do not leave the airport you are free to board a connecting flight to any other domestic or international destination. You may rent a car (with or without a driver) or use a taxi. Furthermore, persons travelling to Italy from abroad for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity may postpone the start of the self-isolation period for up to 120 hours. The delay must be justified by the same reasons that justified your travelling to Italy in the first place. For the cases of exemption from mandatory self-isolation see the previous FAQ 3.

    3. I am a foreign resident and need to pass through Italy to go home. What am I required to do?

      Transit through Italy, from one foreign country to another, to return home along the fastest possible route and without intermediate stopovers that are not strictly necessary, is allowed, if you are travelling for work, urgent and health reasons. For example:

    4. airport transits are allowed (for example, if travelling from Caracas to Frankfurt, with a stopover in Fiumicino), as long as you do not leave the airport;
    5. cruise passengers disembarking in Italy at the end of the cruise are allowed to return to the Country where they live (at the expense of the ship owner);
    6. ferry passengers with a vehicle (travelling from Tunisia or Greece to Italy, for example), may continue on their vehicle to their home country (the Netherlands or Germany, for example). In this case, they are allowed to remain in Italy for no more than 36 hours.

Before boarding the airplane/ferry to Italy, you will be required to complete a self-certification form (link to Foreign Ministry form) clearly indicating that you are only passing through Italy on your way to your final destination in a foreign country. If you have developed, or develop Covid-19 symptoms while in Italy, you must immediately notify the competent health authorities, by calling the dedicated helplines and await instructions. Before undertaking any travel you are advised to search for information regarding travel restrictions in place in Italy, as well as in the countries of origin, transit and destination. When travelling through Italy you are advised to keep in touch with your consular authorities. From June 3, there will be no travel restrictions in place to Italy from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. If during the 14 days prior to entering Italy you spent any length of time in countries other than those listed above, you shall be required to continue to observe the above mentioned transit rules.

  1. I am travelling to Italy by air. Can I catch a connecting or other flight for another domestic or international destination?

    Yes, airport transit is allowed. However, you are not allowed to leave the airport if you are travelling from any Country except the following: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You are not allowed to leave the airport if you are travelling from any of the above Countries but stayed in a different Country prior to 14 days before the date of travel.

  2. I am a foreign / Italian citizen temporarily in Italy. Can I travel to the country where I live?

    Yes, travel to return home is always allowed. You are advised to search for information regarding travel restrictions to and in your country of destination, in respect of the Covid-19 emergency. Foreign nationals are also advised to keep in touch with your consular authorities in Italy.

  3. I am travelling to Italy from abroad.Can I ask someone to come and pick me up by car, on arrival at the airport / railway station / port?

    Yes, but one person only and only if he or she is a member of your household and is possibly wearing personal protective equipment. However, before departing you are advised to check the Covid-19 measures and restrictions in force in the region of destination. Except if you are exempted for any reason (see FAQ 3 above) you must immediately notify your arrival in Italy to the Disease Prevention Department of your local health authorities and spend a period of time in supervised self-isolation. You must also immediately report the development of Covid-19 symptoms to the health authorities.


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