July 29, 2021: Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations in Italy

Covid-19 measures in Italy have changed. We are updating information. Please refer to the new Ordinance of 29 July, 2021

Entry from the countries of the European Union and the Schengen Area: EU Digital COVID Certificate

The EU Digital COVID Certificate facilitates safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. To entry into Italy, travellers from Eu Member States and the Schengen Area (List C) are required to present the Eu Digital COVID Certificate showing that:

  • you have completed the prescribed anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle at least 14 days ago, or
  • you have recovered from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab), or
  • you have taken a negative molecular or antigen swab test in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy. 

Japan, Canada, the United States of America and Israel

By the ordinance of 18 June 2021, the entry from Israel and from Japan, Canada and the United States of America to Italy, it’s possibile showing a COVID-19 green certificate. See the relevant sections for the procedure: List C (Israel) and Japan, Canada and the United States of America.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

For those arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a 5-day quarantine with mandatory swab testing was introduced by ordinance of 18 June 2021. Go to the relevant section: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

The new ordinance extended to 30 July 2021 the measures in force for entry to Italy for people coming from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, or who have been in the countries in the preceding fourteen days. Go to the section on India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka).

The Ordinance of  April 2, 2021 provided for some reclassifications on the lists of countries in Annex 20 of the Dpcm of  March 2, 2021.

Browse lists of information for travelling to and from abroad:

  • List A – Vatican City and Republic of San Marino 
  • List B – The States and territories with low epidemiological risk will be identified, among those in List C, by the Ordinance. At present, no state is included on this list.
  • List C – Austria, 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, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European mainland), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco. Special rules applying to those who have stayed or transited in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • List D – Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Canada and United States and the States and territories with low epidemiological risk will be identified, among those in List E, by the Ordinance adopted pursuant to article 6, subparagraph 2. Special rules applying to those who have stayed or transited in: Japan, Canada and United States of America
  • List E – Rest of the world – (all States and Territories not specifically referred to in any other list). Special rules applying to those who have stayed or transited in:  

“Covid-tested” Flights – Passenger Locator Form 

Covid-tested flights are flights that have been authorised by the Ministry of Health by means of a special ordinance.

To learn more about the requirements and the compulsory procedure go to the dedicated section: Covid-tested flights

Domestic flights 

You do not need a Digital COVID Certificate for domestic flights between regions in white or yellow zones (i.e. low risk). Airline companies may require you to have a Digital COVID Certificate, to be shown when boarding, if you are travelling between or to higher risk regions (orange and red zones). Find out about the situation in Italy.

Useful numbers from the Ministry of Health

For further information please refer to:



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