Last Update: May 17
Mostly not required
The capital of pizza, pasta, and gelato, for now, is welcoming citizens of only specific countries and those will need to face some provisions in force depending on their Italian destination.
Travelling in the “Covid era” is quite confusing and yet many of us are craving some vacation. That’s why after months of confusion and staying at home, we are sharing with you our “Can I travel to Italy?” advice.
Up to date travel regulations in Italy
- Travelling restrictions, to and from abroad, continues to be based on lists of countries for which different measures are in rule. You can learn about those groups and entry rules here.
- Travellers from listed countries can enter (list C here) only if in the 48h preceding entry they undertaken a molecular or antigenic test with a negative result.
- Italy introduces a new plan of “Covid-tested flights” from U.S. that allows passengers to enter the country with negative test results, but only on the routes: Atlanta – Rome Fiumicino; New York – Rome Fiumicino; Atlanta – Milan Malpensa; New York – Milan Malpensa. Further requirements here.
- Passengers from Brazil, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh are not allowed to enter with some exceptions (updated 17.05.2021).
What about this summer? Can I plan a trip to Italy this summer?
It’s not official yet but Italy’s plan is aiming to allow summer tourism to restart this year on the holiday islands thanks to the vaccination program.
The programme would be focused on smaller islands in some regions of Sicily and Campania, like Ischia, Capri, and Procida, the Aeolian, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, as well as Tremiti islands and Elba.
Italy has dropped the requirement of quarantine and is gradually reopening. As of 17th of May 2021, restaurants are already open (only outdoor) and hotels can accommodate travellers with safety measures in check.
What to expect when you travel in Italy these days?
Italy’s risk assessment is based on a pool of 21 indicators focused on understanding epidemic trends and the risk status of regions. The country is divided into zones based on this risk assessment and safety measures are applied accordingly.
When it comes to specific safety measures:
- Italy eases restrictions in most of its regions, making them low-risk ”yellow zone”. As of the 17th of May 2021 only the region of Valle d’Aosta remains the ”orange zone” with some extra restrictions in force.
- Masks must be worn both when outdoors and when indoors in places other than your home.
- Restaurants and bars are open but with outside sits only.
- There is a curfew between 22:00 and 5:00.