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Italy

Date of search

21 January 2022


Certificate adoption

Italy has implemented Covid-19 Green Certificate to verify that person who have already vaccinated, recovered and had the negative test result. Also, this certificate is connected with EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) that mean EU citizens can enter Italy with EU DCC, on the other hand, Italian citizens can enter EU zone with Covid-19 Green Certificate.


Instrument type

Vaccination and immunity based


Certificate name

Covid-19 Green Certificate


Timeline

  • June, 1 2021: The EU platform for data recognition is operational. Italy is also connected
  • June, 17 2021: Italy activates the national platform to obtain the COVID-19 green certification
  • July 1, 2021: The certificate can be used for intra-EU travel and should release travellers from entry quarantine or further testing upon arrival.
  • Currently, it has already used.

Certificate details

COVID-19 Green Certification can be obtained by anyone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has a negative molecular / antigen test result, or has been cured of COVID-19.

For more details, please click here to visit. https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/per-cosa-serve.html.


Certificate format

Electronic and paper format


Entry protocol

For general measure (Kindly find the list of countries in the remark section.)

  • Travellers who have resided or transited in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, or Eswatini in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter or transit Italy. There is an exemption for Italian citizens who have lived in Italy since before November 26, 2021. The measures have been extended and will stay in effect until January 31, 2022.
  • All travellers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before entering Italy. However, travellers from country in list A will not require to show dPLF.
  • Travellers from the countries included in list C are free to visit Italy for any reason, including tourism. Additionally, travellers from these countries must not stay or transit in any of the countries on list E within 14 days of arriving in Italy.
  • These travelers from list C will be excluded from submitting a digital Passenger Locator Form if they show no symptoms of COVID-19:
    • transportation crew personnel
    • onboard transportation personnel
    • travel to and from the states and territories included in Annex 20’s List A.
    • cross-border employees coming and departing Italy for legitimate job reasons, and then returning home or to their place of residence
    • children and students to attend school or university in a State other than the one in which they live or are resident, and to which they return every day or at least once a week
    • anyone entering Italy for a period of not more than one hundred and twenty hours (five days) for proven necessity due to work, health, or absolute emergency, with the obligation, upon expiry of said term, to either immediately leave the country or to begin a 5-day period of monitoring and self-quarantine and, at the end of said period, to take a molecular or antigen swab test
    • anyone using private means to transit through Italian territory for a period not exceeding thirty-six hours, with the obligation, on expiry of said term, either to immediately leave the country or to begin a 5-day period of monitoring and self-quarantine and, at the end of said period, to take a molecular or antigen swab test
    • anybody returning to the country after a stay of no more than 48 hours in foreign areas no more than 60 kilometers from one’s place of residence, domicile, or home, as long as it is done in a private car
    • anybody staying for no more than 48 hours at an Italian area no more than 60 kilometers from their place of abode, domicile, or home, if traveling by private car
  • For access to businesses, services, and transportation in Italy, certificates issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and British bases on the island of Cyprus), and the United States are equivalent to those issued by the European Union.
  • Travellers from country in the list E is allowed for those who have the following specific reason:
    • work
    • health reasons
    • study reasons
    • absolute urgency
    • return to one’s domicile, home, or residence.
  • Also, travellers who stay or transit in these countries of list E can enter Italy for the following group:
    • Italian/EU/Schengen nationals and their family members, as well as long-term residents and their families.
    • It is also verified that persons with a proven and stable emotional relationship (even if not cohabiting) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or natural persons legally resident in Italy (long-term residents) who need to reach their partner’s home/domicile/residence may enter Italy from List E countries (in Italy).
    • athletes, technicians, competition judges and officials, foreign press representatives, and accompanying persons participating in competitive sports competitions recognized as of paramount national interest by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP) and governed by a specific safety protocol adopted by the sports organization in charge of the event.
  • Except from these the following group, other travellers from country in the list E aren’t allowed to enter Italy with tourism purpose.
  • Those travellers from country in the list E who are allowed to enter Italy must:
    • have a molecular swab performed within 72 hours of entering Italy, with a negative result; or have an antigenic test performed within 24 hours of entering Italy, with a negative result. Minors under the age of 6 are not required to get a pre-departure swab test.
    • notify the preventive department of the health authority in charge of the area where you entered.
    • only private transportation will take you to your final destination in Italy.
    • self-isolate for 10 days at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form
    • at the end of the 10-day self-isolation period, do an additional molecular or antigenic swab

For vaccinated travellers

  • Vaccinated travellers from country in list A must show certificate of vaccination approved by the different competent health authorities are in every way identical to the Italian ones and may thus be used on Italian territory if necessary. These certificates are available in both paper and digital formats.
  • Vaccinated travellers who are from, have stayed or transit country in list C within 14 days prior to enter Italy must show EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent certificate to prove that they are completely vaccinated. This certificate can be in Italian, English, French or Spanish language.
  • Also, travellers from country in list C must take
    • a molecular swab no longer than 48 hours before entering into Italy and the result of which is negative, or
    • an antigenic swab no longer than 24 hours before entering into Italy, the result of which is negative.
    • Minors under the age of 6 are excluded from having to take the pre-departure swab.
  • Vaccinated travellers who are from, have stayed or transit country in list D within 14 days prior to enter Italy must show COVID-19 Green Certificate or equivalent certificate to prove that they are completely vaccinated. This certificate can be in Italian, English, French or Spanish language.
  • Also, travellers from country in list D must take:
    • a molecular swab within 72 hours of entering Italy, the result of which is negative, or
    • an antigenic test within 24 hours of entering Italy, the result of which is negative.
  • Travellers from the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and the British Isles must have a molecular swab taken within 48 hours of entering Italy.

For recovered travellers

  • Recovered travellers from country in list A must show certificate of vaccination approved by the different competent health authorities are in every way identical to the Italian ones and may thus be used on Italian territory if necessary. These certificates are available in both paper and digital formats.
  • Recovered travellers who are from, have stayed or transit country in list C within 14 days prior to enter Italy must show EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent certificate to prove that they have already recovered at least 180 days after the positive swab result. This certificate can be in digital or paper format.
  • Also, travellers from country in list C must take
    • a molecular swab no longer than 48 hours before entering into Italy and the result of which is negative, or
    • an antigenic swab no longer than 24 hours before entering into Italy, the result of which is negative.
    • Minors under the age of 6 are excluded from having to take the pre-departure swab.
  • Recovered travellers who are from, have stayed or transit country in list D as well as Canada, Japan and the United States of America within 14 days prior to enter Italy must show COVID-19 Green Certificate or equivalent certificate to prove that they have already recovered at least 180 days after the positive swab result. This certificate can be in digital or paper format.
  • Also, travellers from country in list D must take:
    • a molecular swab within 72 hours of entering Italy, the result of which is negative, or
    • an antigenic test within 24 hours of entering Italy, the result of which is negative. Travellers from the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and the British Isles must have a molecular swab taken within 48 hours of entering Italy.

For children

  • All children from country in list C under the age of 6 entering Italy are free from the pre-departure swab; they are also excluded from fiduciary isolation if the accompanying parent is not subject to the obligation rule.
  • All minors aged 6 years and older are obliged to take the pre-departure swab; however, if they do not additionally have a vaccination or recovery certificate, they are free from fiduciary isolation provided the accompanying parent with whom they are traveling is not subject to the obligation rule.

For other measures

  • If travellers from country in list C can’t provide the appropriated certificate of vaccination or recovery with negative test result prior to enter Italy, they must:
    • complete the digital passenger locator form. The form, which may be filed digitally or on paper, substitutes the carrier’s self-declaration.
    • take a molecular swab no longer than 48 hours before entering into Italy and the result of which is negative, or an antigenic swab no longer than 24 hours before entering into Italy, the result of which is negative.
    • comply with a 5-day fiduciary isolation at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • be subjected to a further molecular or antigenic swab at the completion of the 5-day fiduciary isolation period.
  • If travellers from country in list D can’t provide the appropriated certificate of vaccination or negative test result prior to enter Italy, they must:
    • take a molecular swab within 72 hours of entering Italy, the result of which is negative, or
    • take an antigenic test within 24 hours of entering Italy, the result of which is negative. Travellers from the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and the British Isles must have a molecular swab taken within 48 hours of entering Italy.
    • inform the local health authority’s Prevention Department of their arrival in Italy.
    • they will solely use private transportation to get to their final destination in Italy.
    • stay in self-isolation for a total of 5 days at the address listed on the Passenger Locator Form.
    • do another molecular or antigen swab test at the end of the 5-day self-isolation period.
  • Carefully check this website for an exemption from entry requirements. https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto&tab=6
  • Furthermore, Italy has a covid-tested flight policy, which means that passengers on certain flights will adhere to the following conditions and will be able to enter Italy without a conforming health examination or fiduciary isolation:
    • Travellers must submit in a certification attesting to the negative result of the molecular test (RT PCR) or antigenic test, performed with a swab, to the carrier and whomever is in charge of carrying out the controls, no later than 48 hours before to departure.
    • Travellers must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) – digital dPLF required before to boarding.
    • Upon arrival at the destination airport, travellers must undergo another molecular (RT PCR) or antigen swab test.
    • Here’s the Covid-tested flights route:
      • Atlanta – Rome Fiumicino
      • New York – Rome Fiumicino
      • Atlanta – Milan Malpensa
      • New York – Milan Malpensa
    • Furthermore, ‘Covid-tested’ flights from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates are available at Fiumicino and Malpensa Airports.
    • However, failure to comply with even one of the above-mentioned conditions by passengers on Covid-tested flights would result in the loss of the exemption from the responsibilities of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation. Furthermore, “COVID-tested” flights are only available to passengers who have not remained or transited in the 14 days prior to boarding in any of the countries on List E or in countries where additional limitations have been imposed by the Minister of Health (Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka).

Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

  • Pfizer Comirnaty
  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • Janssen
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • Novavax (Nuvaxovid)

Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers


Border status

Partially open. Some travellers from country in list E aren’t allowed to enter Italy with tourism purpose.


Remarks

Italy has classified the list of countries into categories based on the risk of transmission.

List A

  • Vatican City
  • San Marino

List B

  • The Ordinance will identify the states and territories with low epidemiological risk among those on List C. At the moment, no state is on this list.

List C

  • Austria, Andorra
  • Belgium, Bulgaria
  • Cyprus, Croatia
  • Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland)
  • Estonia
  • Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories outside the European mainland)
  • Germany, Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland, Iceland
  • Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein
  • Malta, Monaco
  • Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European mainland), Norway
  • Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Switzerland

List D

  • Argentina, Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Canada, Chile, Colombia
  • Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions.
  • Indonesia, Israel
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • New Zealand
  • Peru, Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • 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, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay
  • Taiwan

List E

  • The rest of the world – (all States and Territories not specifically referred to in any other list).

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