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COVID-19 - Updates

Date:

03/17/2020


COVID-19 - Updates

Last update 07/06/2021

 

Travelling to Italy from the UK - regulations in force until 30 July 2021

Italian regulations in force:

The most recent Prime Ministerial Decree continues to use the system of country lists, with different rules applying to each list. The lists are given in Attachment 20 of the Decree and can be amended by means of an ordinance issued by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Since 7 April 2021 the UK has been on List C of the country lists. Travellers who have been in the countries on List C in the preceding 14 days may enter Italy without having a specific reason.

However, travellers should also note the rules on travelling within Italy.

  • Travelling from the UK to Italy

From 15 May to 30 July 2021, quarantine is not required for anyone entering Italy from the UK (or from other countries on List C) with a negative molecular or antigen test (a so-called “green certificate”) in the 48 hours prior to entry into Italy. Please note that standard NHS tests cannot be used for travelling abroad: Covid tests for travel clearance are to be done through private laboratories or pharmacies. Children under two years are exempt from the requirement to take a test before entering Italy (art. 51, section 8, of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021).

Anyone entering Italy must present a digital localisation form. The paper form that was used previously will be valid only in cases of technological difficulties.

Travellers without a negative molecular or antigen test carried out in the 48 hours preceding entry into Italy must complete 10 days of quarantine, notify the local health centre of their arrival in the country, and take a test after completing quarantine.

Provided that the self-declaration has been made and no covid-19 symptoms are observed, the requirements of sections 1 and 2 of the Ordinance of 14 May 2021 (a negative test or 10 days of quarantine) do not apply in the following cases (the letters below refer to the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021, art. 52, section 7):

Travellers entering Italy for work reasons, unless they have been in any of the countries on List C in the 14 days prior to entering Italy;

a) Crew on means of transport;

b) Those for whom travelling is an inherent part of the job, e.g. removals operatives, truck drivers, etc.;

c) Those travelling to or from the countries or regions on the list;

f) Those entering Italy for a maximum of 120 hours for proven reasons of work, health or urgency. They must leave the country at the end of that period (and if this is not possible, the general rules on quarantine become valid, as per sections 1-5, art. 51 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021);

g) Those transiting through Italy, in private transport, for a maximum of 36 hours. They must leave the country at the end of that period (and if this is not possible, the general rules on quarantine become valid, as per sections 1-5, art. 51 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021);

l) Frontier workers entering or leaving Italy to go to work or to return home;

m) Staff of organisations with their legal or secondary headquarters in Italy who are travelling for proven work reasons, for no more than 120 hours;

o) Students living in one country and attending a course in another, who return home at least once a week.

The requirements regarding quarantine and self-monitoring apply only to travellers and not to other members of their households who have not travelled. Travellers may choose to quarantine somewhere other than their home.

If any covid-19 symptoms appear, the local health authority must be promptly notified.

Should you require clarification on the above, please write to ambasciata.londra@esteri.it

 

 


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