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COVID-19 - Updates

Date:

03/17/2020


COVID-19 - Updates

Last update 31/08/2021

 

 

TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM THE UK - REGULATIONS IN FORCE UNTIL 25 OCTOBER 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.

Since 31 July 2021 the UK has been on List D of the country lists. Travellers who have been in the countries on List D in the preceding 14 days may enter Italy without having a specific reason.

Since 31 August, quarantine is no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Italy after being in the UK in the preceding 14 days.

Travellers arriving in Italy from the UK must still:

  1. Present proof of full vaccination (the European "green pass" or the NHS certification, either in paper form or on the NHS app);
  2. Present a negative molecular or antigen covid test (not the NHS rapid test) taken in the 48 hours preceding arrival in Italy. Children under age 6 are not required to take this test;
  3. Fill in the online Passenger Locator Form(one form for each adult, while under-18s can be registered on the form of the adult accompanying them);

Travellers should also take note of the rules on internal travel within Italy. Information is available at the following links:

- Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

- Interactive questionnaire

 

ENTERING ITALY FROM THE UK IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated and who have been in the UK in the 14 preceding days must:

- Present a negative molecular or antigen test taken in the 48 hours before entering Italy;

- Fill in the online Passenger Locator Form;

- Quarantine for 5 days at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form;

- Take a molecular or antigen test at the end of the quarantine period.

 

EXEMPTIONS

Provided no covid-19 symptoms are observed, the following exemptions apply:

 

i) EXEMPTIONS FROM PRE-TRAVEL TEST, QUARANTINE AND POST-QUARANTINE TEST

Travellers in the below categories must still fill in the online Passenger Locator Form. (The lettering of the list refers to art. 51, section 7 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021.)

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 country list A;

l) Cross-border workers entering or leaving Italy for proven work-related reasons and subsequently returning home;

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

The same exemptions also apply to:

1. Travellers transiting through Italy in a private vehicle for up to 36 hours. At the expiry of this period, they must leave Italy or begin the five-day quarantine period at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take the post-quarantine molecular or antigen test;

2. Those entering Italy for up to 120 hours for proven reasons of necessity due to work, health or absolute urgency. At the end of this period they must leave Italy or begin the five-day quarantine period at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form and take the post-quarantine molecular or antigen test;

3. Those returning to Italy following a period of up to 48 hours abroad, provided they have travelled no more than 60km from their home and in a private vehicle;

4. Those whose home is outside Italy and who enter Italy for up to 48 hours, provided they travel no more than 60km from their home and in a private vehicle.

In cases 3 and 4 above, travellers are not required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

 

ii) EXEMPTIONS FROM QUARANTINE ONLY

The following categories of traveller are exempt from the requirement to quarantine for five days, but they must still take a molecular or antigen test before travelling and fill in a Passenger Locator Form (art. 6, section 1 of the Ordinance of 29 July 2021), provided no covid-19 symptoms are observed:

d) Those entering Italy for work reasons governed by special safety protocols approved by the relevant health authority;

e) Those entering Italy for non-delayable reasons, subject to authorisation by the Ministry of Health. They must produce a negative molecular or antigen test taken in the 48 hours preceding entry into the country;

h) Citizens and residents of another EU member state or of any of the states and territories indicated in lists A, B, C and D, who are entering Italy for work-related reasons, unless they have been in any of the countries in list C in the previous 14 days.

i) Healthcare personnel entering Italy to carry out their work, including temporarily, as per art. 13 of decree law no. 18 of 17 March 2020, converted, with amendments, by law no 27 of 24 April 2020;

m) Staff of companies or organisations with their legal or secondary headquarters travelling abroad for proven work-related reasons for no more than 120 hours;

n) On-duty officials and agents of the EU or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic mssions, consular officials and employees, military personnel, including those returning from international missions, police, employees of the Information System of the Italian Republic, and firefighters;

p) Those arriving on "covid-tested" flights, as per the Ministry of Health's Ordinance of 23 November 2020 and subsequent amendments;

q) Those entering Italy for sports competitions of national interest, provided they comply with art. 49, section 5 of the Ordinance of 2 March 2021.

The requirements to quarantine and monitor for symptoms do not apply to travellers' family members already in Italy. The quarantine can be observed in a place other than the traveller's 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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