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Restrictions on travel to Italy and abroad – Update July 1st

Posted on July 2nd, 2020

by Expats living in Rome


From July 1, some restrictions on travel to Italy and abroad will be lifted, as follows:

Travel within the Member States of the European Union will continue to be unrestricted (in addition to Italy the following Countries are EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden), Schengen Members States (non-EU Countries that are Schengen Members States are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State. People travelling to Italy from any of the above Countries will not be required to justify their reasons for travelling and will not be subject to a 14-day quarantine period in self-isolation;

From July 1, all restrictions on travel to and from Italy will be lifted with regard to the following Countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. In these cases the reasons for travelling will no longer have to be provided;

Travel is allowed to and from any other Countries for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, or to return home or to one’s place of residence or dwelling, as well as for reasons of study;

  All EU citizens, foreign nationals residing in an EU Member State and members of their household (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children aged below 21 years, other dependent household members) may freely travel to Italy without having to justify their reasons for travelling.

 

People travelling to Italy from all Countries other than EU Member States, Schengen Member States, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino or Vatican City State will still be required to observe a 14-day quarantine period in self-isolation

 

Exceptions: 

A) Traveling to Italy from abroad. Am I required to self-isolate?

It depends on when you travel to Italy and which Country you are travelling from. If you travel to Italy from June 3, from an EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State, you will not be required to self-isolate, provided that you did not stay in a Country other than those listed above prior to 14 days before travelling to Italy. Self-isolation for 14 days remains obligatory if you travel to Italy from any of the following Countries:

From any Country except for the following: EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State;

From any foreign Country (except San Marino and the Vatican), if you stayed in any Country other than the following prior to 14 days before travelling to Italy: EU or Schengen Member State or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or the Vatican City State.

There are, however, exceptions to these rules (see FAQ 3 below).

 

b)Which are the exceptions to mandatory self-isolation when travelling to Italy from abroad?

 

Mandatory self-isolation does not apply to the following persons

transport crew members;

travel staff members;

persons travelling for proven work reasons, if citizens of or resident in one of the following countries: Italy, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;

health personnel travelling to Italy for professional purposes;

 cross-border workers entering the country to work and then returning home;

employees of companies with their main or secondary headquarters in Italy, returning to the country after travelling abroad, for work, for no more than 120 hours (5 days);

travel to and from the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State;

officials and other servants of the European Union, international organisations, diplomatic missions and consulates, military personnel in the performance of their duties;

students attending study programs abroad and returning home at least once a week;

persons travelling to Italy for a short stay (up to 120 hours in total) for proven work, urgent or health reasons;

transit passengers;

persons travelling through the country for no more than 36 hours to reach their country of residence (e.g. entering Italy by ferry from Greece to continue by car to their home in Germany).


From June 3, besides the cases listed above, mandatory self-isolation no longer applies for persons travelling to Italy from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

However, mandatory self-isolation shall continue to be required if, during the 14-day period prior to entering Italy they had stayed for any length of time in a Country other than those listed above. For example, persons travelling to Italy from France on July 1 will be required to self-isolate if they had traveled to France from the United States, for example, on June 20, but will not be required to self-isolate if they traveled from the United States to France before June 10, or if they stayed in Germany between June 15 and 30.

 


More info on the following link: https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/



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