Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Italy | Last Checked 19 August 2021

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Italian Government - Ministry of Health - Last Update 12 August 2021 | Covid-19, travellers

Exemptions, the new authorisation forms to enter Italy are online

▪ Form for requesting an exemption for work reasons in Italy for periods of time exceeding 120 hours. See the Exemptions page

▪ Application form for entry into Italy for health reasons from BrazilIndia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Countries of the European Union and the Schengen area: entry with COVID-19 Green Certificate

The COVID-19 Green Certificate makes it easier to travel to Italy and other countries of the European Union and to the countries of the Schengen area. To enter Italy with the COVID-19 Green Certificate, travellers must meet one of the following conditions, as shown in the Certificate:

▪ have completed the prescribed anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle for at least 14 days

▪ or have recovered from COVID-19

▪ or have taken a molecular or antigen swab test within 48 hours prior to entering Italy with negative results

Before leaving, remember to fill out the Passenger locator form

See: the List C Countries page 
Find out more about the Green Certificate at www.dgc.gov.it

Countries that can access with an equivalent certificate

It is possible to enter Italy without the self-quarantine requirement for travellers departing from the USA, Japan, Canada and Israel if they are in possession of the certificates issued by their respective countries, which can be presented in paper or digital format, in compliance with the requirements established by the circular of 30 June 2021 on the equivalence of vaccination and recovery certificates.

For more information, see the dedicated sections: List C (for Israel) and Accessing Italy with Green Certificate: Japan, Canada, United States and Israel.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Based on the Order of the Ministry of Health of 29 July 2021, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar and the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases in Cyprus) belongs in List D.

Therefore, travellers from these countries must do the following:

▪ fill out the dPLF

▪ take a swab test within 48 hours prior to their arrival in Italy

▪ be in self-quarantine for 5 days

▪ take a swab test at the end of the 5-day quarantine

Other than filling out the dPLF, which is always mandatory, the other measures can be waived according to specific criteria. See the Exemptions section.

Certificates issued by the health authorities of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar and the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus) are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to activities and services on the Italian territory such as indoor restaurants, museums and cinemas. They can be presented in paper or digital format, in compliance with the requirements established by the circular of 30 June 2021 on the equivalence of vaccination and recovery certificates.

India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Brazil

The new order has extended until 30 August 2021 the measures in force for entry into Italy by people coming from or who have stayed in the previous fourteen days in Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Go to the section dedicated to India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and to the Brazil section.

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

▪ List D - Albania, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus and excluding territories not belonging to the European continent), Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, United States of America, Ukraine, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions and the States and territories with low epidemiological risk will be identified, among those in List E. 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:

   ▪ Brazil
   ▪ India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

"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
▪ From Italy: 1500 National information line
▪ From abroad:  +39 023 200 8345 / +39 028 390 5385
Covid-19 Regional telephone information hotlines

For further information please refer to:
Covid-19 Situation in Italy
Information Line 1500
Focus Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
▪ the website www.viaggiaresicuri.it (Safe Travels)
▪ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation What are you interested in?
▪ Select your destination at: Re-open.europa.eu/en
▪ EU digital Covid-19 certificate

Source: Italian Government | Ministry of Health | Last Update 12 August 2021 | https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto


Italian Government - Ministry of Health - Last Update 07 April 2021 | Covid-19, travellers

Covid-19 measures in Italy have changed. We are updating information. Please refer to the new Ordinance of April 16, 2021.

Travelling to and from abroad

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, which will be effective from April 7 to 30, 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 adopted pursuant to article 6, subparagraph 2

▪ List C - Austria (with specific restrictions for the Tyrol region) 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, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

▪ List D - Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand 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

▪ List E - Rest of the world - (all States and Territories not specifically referred to in any other list)

▪ Brazil - Special rules applying to those who have stayed or transited in Brazil

"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 - Passenger Locator Form

Restrictions on National Territory

The Ministerial Decree of March 2, 2021, Decree-Law no. 30 of March 13, 2021, Decree-Law no. 44 of April 1, 2021 and the Ordinances of the Minister of Health have provided for the application of restrictive measures for the containment of COVID-19 infection, until 30 April 2021.

These provisions confirm several urgent measures to contain the infection throughout the country already in force and introduce new ones.

Please refer to the page Covid-19, situation in Italy, and to the FAQ published on the Government website, for a summary of the different restrictions applied in the yellow, orange, red and white areas.

Useful numbers from the Ministry of Health
▪ From Italy: 1500 National information line
▪ From abroad:  +39 023 200 8345 / +39 028 390 5385
Covid-19 Regional telephone information hotlines

For further information please refer to:
Covid-19 Situation in Italy
Information Line 1500
Focus Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
▪ the website www.viaggiaresicuri.it (Safe Travels)
▪ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation What are you interested in?
▪ Select your destination at: Re-open.europa.eu/en

Source: Italian Government | Ministry of Health | Last Update 07 April 2021 | http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto


Italian Government - Ministry of Health - Last Update 16 January 2021 | Covid-19, travellers

Covid-19 measures in Italy have changed. We are updating information.

Please refer to the Ministerial Decree of 14 January 2021 and to the Ordinance of 16 January 2021 by the Minister of Health, providing for entry restrictions from Brazil.

Travelling rules vary, depending on the country of origin or destination and the reasons for travelling.

On 03 December, a new Decree by the Prime Minister (DPCM) was approved, which contains provisions for the national territory and for travel to/from abroad. These provisions will be in force from 04 December 2020 to 15 January 2021.

The Ministerial Decree of 03 December 2020 was followed by amendments and additions to the regulations concerning travel to/from abroad, namely: the Ordinance of 18 December 2020, the Ordinance of 20 December 2020, the Ordinance of 23 December 2020, the Decree Law of 05 January 2021, n.1 and the Ordinance of 09 January 2021 by the Minister of Health, providing for entry/return restrictions from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Travelling to and from abroad

The Ministerial Decree 03 December 2020 continues to be based on lists of countries for which different measures are envisaged. Annex 20 identifies groups of countries for which different restrictions apply.

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 adopted pursuant to article 6, subparagraph 2 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 03 December 2020.

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, 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 (including territories in the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco.

List D - Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand

List E - Rest of the world - (all States and Territories not specifically referred to in any other list)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Special rules applying to those who have stayed or transited in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Limitations on the national territory

The Council of Ministers approved a decree-law introducing further urgent provisions on the containment and management of the epidemiological emergency caused by COVID-19.

The main points are as follows:

▪ For the period included between 07 and 15 January 2021, travel between different regions or autonomous provinces is banned throughout the country, except for proven work requirements, situations of necessity or health reasons. However, returning to one's residence, domicile, or dwelling, is allowed, with the exclusion of travel to second homes located in another region or autonomous province.

▪ The text provides that from 07 to 15 January, in the territories included in the so-called "red area", it is possible for a maximum of two people to travel, once a day, to a single private home in their own municipality. The person or the two persons may be accompanied by children under 14 years of age (or other children under 14 years of age over whom the same persons exercise parental authority) and by disabled or dependents living with these persons.

Please refer to the page Covid-19, situation in Italy, and to the FAQ published on the Government website, for a summary of the different restrictions applied in the yellow, orange, and red areas.

Useful numbers from the Ministry of Health
▪ From Italy: 1500 National information line
▪ From abroad:  +39 023 200 8345 / +39 028 390 5385
Covid-19 Regional telephone information hotlines

For further information please refer to:
Covid-19 Situation in Italy
Information Line 1500
Focus Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
▪ the website www.viaggiaresicuri.it (Safe Travels)
▪ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation What are you interested in?
▪ Select your destination at: Re-open.europa.eu/en

Source: Italian Government | Ministry of Health | Last Update 22 January 2021 | http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto


Italian Government | Ministry of Health | Last update 27 August 2020 | Covid-19, travellers

Travelling rules vary, depending on the country of origin or destination and the reasons for travelling.

All measures to counter and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus were extended until 07 September by the ministerial Decree DPCM 07 August 2020, which identifies six lists of countries. (Annex 20)

Travelling to/from European Countries

San Marino and Vatican City:
(List A, Annex 20 DPCM 07 August 2020)

▪ no limitations

EU Countries (except for Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain, Romania and Bulgaria), Schengen, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco
(List B, Annex 20 DPCM 07 August 2020)

Movements to/from EU countries (except for Romania and Bulgaria) are allowed without the need of justification, therefore also for tourism, and without the obligation of isolation on return provided that you have not transited or stayed in the territories belonging to lists C, D, E, or F in the 14 days prior to entering Italy. The requirement to fill in a self-declaration remain. (Except for the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State).

Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain: the Minister of Health, with an Ordinance of 12 August 2020, in addition to what is already provided for EU countries, has established that those who enter/return to Italy from these countries (after a stay or even only transit) from 13 August and until further notice, must also:

a) present a statement that they have undergone a molecular or antigenic test carried out by means of a swab and a negative result within 72 hours before entering the national territory;

alternatively

b) undergo a molecular or antigenic test; to be swabbed upon arrival at the airport, port, or border location (where possible) or within 48 hours of entering the national territory at the reference local health unit.

Persons who have stayed or transited in these four countries shall also communicate their entry into the Italian territory to the Prevention Department of the competent Health Authority.

Bulgaria and Romania
(List C, Annex 20 DPCM 07 August 2020)

Movements from/to these countries are allowed for any reason (provided that you have not transited or stayed in the territories belonging to lists E or F, in the 14 days prior to entering Italy) but upon return to Italy, there is the obligation of fiduciary isolation and health surveillance; it is necessary to fill in a self-declaration, and it is possible to reach the final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal). The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain countries does not exclude that these countries may still set entry limits.

Travelling to/from non-European countries without a specific motivation

Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay
(List D, Annex 20 DPCM 07 August 2020)

Movements from/to these countries are allowed without a specific motivation, therefore, also for tourism (provided that you have not transited or stayed in the territories belonging to lists E or F, in the 14 days prior to entering Italy). However, upon return to Italy, it is necessary to undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance, to fill in a self-declaration and reach the final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal). The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain countries does not exclude that these countries may still set entry limits.

Travelling to/from non-European countries only for precise reasons

Rest of the world
(List E, Annex 20 DPCM 07 August 2020)

Travel to/from the rest of the world is allowed only for precise reasons, such as work, health or study reasons, absolute urgency, return to home, home, or residence. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. The return to Italy from this group of countries is always permitted to Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as holders of residence permits and their family members. Upon return to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance and to fill in a self-declaration where it is compulsory to indicate the reason for the return. It is possible to reach the final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).

Entry into Italy is not permitted

Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic
(List F, Annex 20 DPCM 07 August 2020)

From these countries a ban on entry into Italy is still in force, with the exception of EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 09 July 2020. Crews, onboard personnel and diplomatic and military officers and agents in the exercise of their functions are excluded from the prohibition of entry.

Movements from Italy to these countries are allowed only in the presence of precise reasons: work, health or study reasons, absolute urgency, return to your home, dwelling or place of residence.

Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. When returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance and fill in a self-declaration in which it is compulsory to indicate the reason for the return (possession of EU/Schengen citizenship or condition of a family member of EU citizen and residence in Italy); it is possible to reach the final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).

Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia
(List F, Annex 20 DPCM 07 August 2020)

A ban on entry from these countries is still in force, except for EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 16 July 2020. Also excluded from the entry ban are crews, onboard personnel, diplomatic and military officers and agents in the exercise of their functions.

Movements from Italy to these countries are allowed only in the presence of specific reasons: work, health or study reasons, absolute urgency, return to home, residence, or residence. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. When returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance, to fill in a self-declaration in which it is compulsory to indicate the reason for the return (possession of EU/Schengen citizenship or condition of a family member of EU citizen and residence in Italy). It is possible to reach the final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).

Colombia
(List F, Annex 20 DPCM 07 August 2020)

An entry ban is in force from this country except for EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy before 13 August 2020. The same restrictions apply as for the countries of the two previous paragraphs.

There are some limited exceptions

The requirement of fiduciary isolation and health surveillance (and swab for Croatia, Greece, Malta, and Spain) does not apply:

▪ to the crew and onboarding staff
▪ to entrances for work purposes regulated by special security protocols, approved by the competent health authority

Also, provided that no symptoms of COVID-19 occur. There have been no stays or transits in one or more countries on lists C and F during the fourteen (14) days before entering to Italy, without prejudice to the obligations set out in Article 5 of the Decree of the President of the Council do Ministers (compilation of an appropriate declaration), the provisions relating to the obligation of fiduciary isolation and health surveillance and the use of private means of transport to reach the final destination (and swab for Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain) do NOT apply to:

▪ to anyone (regardless of nationality) who enters Italy for a period not exceeding 120 hours for proven needs of work, health or absolute urgency, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation;
▪ anyone (regardless of nationality) transiting, by private means, through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation;
▪ citizens and residents of the States and territories listed in Lists A, B, C and D who enter Italy for proven employment reasons;
▪ health personnel entering Italy for the exercise of professional health qualifications, including the temporary exercise referred to in Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 18 of 17 March 2020;
▪ cross-border workers entering and leaving the national territory for proven reasons of work and the consequent return to their residence, dwelling or stay;
▪ to the personnel of companies and institutions with registered or secondary offices in Italy for travel abroad for proven work requirements of no more than 120 hours;
▪ officials and other servants, however, they may be called, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and employees, and military staff in the performance of their duties;
▪ to pupils and students to attend a course of study in a country other than their country of residence, dwelling or abode, to which they return every day or at least once a week.

The declaration for entry into Italy is available by clicking here.

Entry into Italy is not allowed: positives cases, symptoms and close contacts

▪ positive diagnosis for COVID-19 in the 14 days before travelling.
▪ showing even a single symptom of COVID-19 in the 8 days before travelling:
- Fever ≥ 37.5C and chills
- Dry cough
- Breathing difficulties
- Loss of taste or smell
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Diarrhoea (mostly in children)
▪ close contact (e.g. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes) with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the 14 days before travelling.

Read more

▪ Focus Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Download

All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide the carrier, or law enforcement officers if they are stopped for checks, a self-declaration form that can be downloaded here.

Protect yourself and others

Here are the main public health recommendations and measures for those entering Italy.

▪ Maintain at least 1 metre security distance between yourself and others both in open and closed places.
▪ Implement preventive hygienic measures:
- regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water
- avoid direct contact with other people such as hugging and shaking hands
- follow good respiratory hygiene: cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze
- avoid sharing bottles and glasses
- avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- avoid taking antiviral drugs and antibiotics without medical prescription
▪ It is mandatory to wear a mask.
Masks must be used in the community setting in closed places that can be accessed by public, including public transport, and all the time when it is not possible to guarantee social distancing. Starting 17 August, it is also mandatory to wear a face mask even outdoors, from 6pm to 6am, in all areas where there is a risk of gatherings and assembly.
The use of masks is not required in:
- children less than 6 years of age
- disabled people that cannot wear a mask for a long period and their caregivers
▪ Avoid crowded places and ban of gathering.
▪ Dancing activities taking place in discotheques shall be suspended, either outdoors or indoors, including in dance halls and similar premises intended for entertainment, as well as on beach fronts, bathing facilities, equipped beaches, free public beaches, communal areas in accommodation facilities, or in any other places that are open to the public.
▪ In some circumstances the measurement of body temperature could be implemented (e.g. in some shops, hotels, public offices etc).
▪ It is possible to download the IMMUNI app on your mobile phone. If used correctly, the app sends an alert in case of a possible contact with a positive person, and further information.
▪ We recommend you keep a travel diary with visited places, people met and relative dates.

What to do if symptoms compatible with COVID-19 appear while you are in Italy

▪ Seek medical help. Immediately inform the Department of Prevention of the Local Health Agency:
- ask the staff of the hotel/accommodation facility to help you to contact the health services
- call the regional hot line. You can find the number on the website of the Ministry of Health at the following link: Covid-19 - Regional telephone information hotlines
▪ If you develop severe symptoms, call the national emergency number 112
▪ Avoid visiting the Hospital Emergency Room
▪ Wear immediately a medical mask
▪ Inform the reception of your health condition, so that they can take all prevention measures to protect the staff and other guests
▪ If possible, move to a single room with dedicated bathroom
▪ Self-isolate and remain in your room with the door closed but ensuring adequate natural ventilation
▪ Respect the ban to go around, following the instructions of the health staff
▪ Avoid contact with other tourists and with the staff of the hotel/accommodation facility
▪ Wash your hands with soap and water and implement the other hygienic measures 
▪ Follow good respiratory hygiene and dispose tissues properly putting them after use in double bags
▪ Be available at the daily calls of the health staff in charge of monitoring your health conditions during the health surveillance
▪ Avoid taking drugs without medical prescription

Remember: public healthcare is free in Italy. More information are available on the website of the Ministry of Health: www.salute.gov.it/nuovocoronavirus

How to use public transport correctly

▪ Buy your ticket on-line whenever possible
▪ When travelling, maintain 1 metre security distance from other people
▪ Sit only in the places allowed and indicated by appropriate signs
▪ Wear a mask to cover nose and mouth

How to participate safely in sports, recreational and cultural activities

▪ Wear a mask to cover nose and mouth in crowded and close paces. Starting 17 August, it is also mandatory to wear a face mask even outdoors, from 6pm to 6am, in all areas where there is a risk of gatherings and assembly.
▪ dancing activities taking place in discotheques shall be suspended, either outdoors or indoors, including in dance halls and similar premises intended for entertainment, as well as on beach fronts, bathing facilities, equipped beaches, free public beaches, communal areas in accommodation facilities, or in any other places that are open to the public.
▪ Visit parks, villas and public gardens is allowed avoiding gathering of people.
▪ Access to places of worship is allowed following organizational measures that avoid gatherings of people.
▪ Museums and other cultural sites can be visited respecting social distancing measures.
▪ Theatres, cinema, concerts will re-start on 15 June.
▪ Activities of spas, thermal baths, cultural and social centres are suspended.
▪ Practice sports in open spaces, including public parks and equipped areas, is allowed keeping at least 2 metre distances for sport activities and at least 1 metre distance for other activities. Children less than 18 years of age and disabled people can be accompanied by one person.

Useful numbers from the Ministry of Health

▪ From Italy: 1500 National information line
▪ From abroad: +39 023 200 8345 / +39 028 390 5385
▪ Covid-19 Regional telephone information hotlines

Legal and regulatory measures

▪ ​Order of the Minister of Health of 16 August 2020
▪ Order of the Minister of Health of 12 August 2020
▪ DPCM 07 August 2020

For further information please refer to:

▪ Information Line 1500
▪ Focus Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
▪ The website www.viaggiaresicuri.it (Safe Travels)
▪ Ministry of Foreign Affairs
▪ Select your destination at: Re-open.europa.eu/en

Italian Government | Ministry of Health | Last update 27 August 2020 | http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto


24 July 2020 - Covid-19, travellers

If you are travelling from European Countries

From 03 June 2020, people will be allowed to travel freely from and to the following States:

▪ Member States of the European Union (EU): besides Italy Member States of EU are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary
▪ non EU States of the Schengen Agreement: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;
▪ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
▪ Andorra, Principality of Monaco
▪ Republic of San Marino and State of the Vatican City

On 24 July 2020, the Minister of Health signed an order that provides for quarantine for citizens who stayed in Romania and Bulgaria for the past 14 days.

If you are travelling from non-European Countries

Entry into Italy from countries outside the EU and/or the Schengen Agreement continues to be allowed only for:

▪ proven work requirements
▪ absolute urgency
▪ health reasons
▪ proven study requirements

Entry into the national territory of Italy is also allowed, in any case (without having to justify a specific reason):

▪ for nationals of third States residing in the following States and territories: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay (Montenegro and Serbia from 16 July 2020 have been added to the list of those considered at risk due to the virus)
▪ for nationals of third States who are long-term residents within the meaning of Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003, as well as nationals of third States who derive their right of residence from other European provisions or national legislation, and their family members

However, there is still an obligation of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for all natural persons who enter Italy from States or foreign countries other than those belonging to the European Union, States party to the Schengen Agreement, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State or who have stayed there during the 14 days prior to entry into Italy.

(Order of the Minister of Health of 30 June 2020)

When entry into Italy is not allowed

Entry in the country will not be allowed for the following reasons:

▪ Arrivals from 16 at-risk countries
From 09 to 31 July 2020 it is forbidden to enter Italy to anyone who, in the previous 14 days, has stayed or transited through one of the following countries: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic.
The ban does not apply to Italian citizens, EU citizens, citizens of countries included in the Schengen Agreement, citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Andorra, citizens of the Principality of Monaco, citizens of the Republic of San Marino or citizens of the Vatican City State and their close family members (descendants and relatives in the ascending line living together, spouse, civil partner, stable partner), provided that they have been resident in Italy since before 09 July 2020. (Order of the Minister of Health of 9 July 2020DPCM 14 July, 2020) | Note: Can be translated to English using Google Translate feature
▪ positive diagnosis for COVID-19 in the 14 days before travelling
▪ showing even a single symptom of COVID-19 in the 8 days before travelling:
- Fever ≥ 37,5°C and chills
- Dry cough
- Breathing difficulties
- Loss of taste or smell
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Diarrhoea (mostly in children)
▪ close contact (e.g. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes) with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the 14 days before travelling
▪ visiting, in the 14 days before arriving in Italy, States or territories other than: 
- Member States of the European Union (EU): besides Italy Member States of EU are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary
- non EU States of the Schengen Agreement: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Andorra, Principality of Monaco
- Republic of San Marino and State of the Vatican City
- Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay

Protect yourself and others

Here are the main public health recommendations and measures for those entering Italy.

▪ Maintain at least 1 metre security distance between yourself and others both in open and closed places
▪ Implement preventive hygienic measures:
- regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water
- avoid direct contact with other people such as hugging and shaking hands
- follow good respiratory hygiene: cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze
- avoid sharing bottles and glasses
- avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- avoid taking antiviral drugs and antibiotics without medical prescription
▪ It is mandatory to wear a mask
Masks must be used in the community setting in closed places that can be accessed by public, including public transport, and all the time when it is not possible to guarantee social distancing.
The use of masks is not required in:
- children less than 6 years of age
- disabled people that cannot wear a mask for a long period and their caregivers
▪ Avoid crowded places and ban of gathering
▪ In some circumstances the measurement of body temperature could be implemented (e.g. in some shops, hotels, public offices etc.)
▪ It is possible to download the IMMUNI app on your mobile phone. If used correctly, the app sends an alert in case of a possible contact with a positive person, and further information
▪ We recommend you to keep a travel diary with visited places, people met and relative dates

What to do if symptoms compatible with COVID-19 appear while you are in Italy

▪ Seek medical help. Immediately inform the Department of Prevention of the Local Health Agency:
- ask the staff of the hotel/accommodation facility to help you to contact the health services
- call the regional hotline. You can find the number on the website of the Ministry of Health at the following link: Covid-19 - Regional telephone information hotlines
▪ If you develop severe symptoms, call the national emergency number 112
▪ Avoid visiting the Hospital Emergency Room
▪ Wear immediately a medical mask
▪ Inform the reception of your health condition, so that they can take all prevention measures to protect the staff and other guests
▪ If possible, move to a single room with dedicated bathroom
▪ Self-isolate and remain in your room with the door closed but ensuring adequate natural ventilation
▪ Respect the ban to go around, following the instructions of the health staff
▪ Avoid contact with other tourists and with the staff of the hotel/accommodation facility
▪ Wash your hands with soap and water and implement the other hygienic measures 
▪ Follow good respiratory hygiene and dispose tissues properly putting them after use in double bags
▪ Be available at the daily calls of the health staff in charge of monitoring your health conditions during the health surveillance
▪ Avoid taking drugs without medical prescription

Remember: public healthcare is free in Italy. More information are available on the website of the Ministry of Health: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/homeNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english

How to use public transport correctly

▪ Buy your ticket on-line whenever possible
▪ When travelling, maintain 1 metre security distance from other people
▪ Sit only in the places allowed and indicated by appropriate signs
▪ Wear a mask to cover nose and mouth

How to participate safely in sports, recreational and cultural activities
 

▪ Wear a mask to cover nose and mouth in crowded and closed paces
▪ Visit to parks, villas and public gardens is allowed avoiding gatherings of people
▪ Access to places of worship is allowed following organizational measures that avoid gatherings of people
▪ Museums and other cultural sites can be visited respecting social distancing measures
▪ Theatres, cinema, concerts will re-start on 15 June 2020
▪ Activities of spas, thermal baths, cultural and social centres are suspended
▪ Practice sports in open spaces, including public parks and equipped areas, is allowed keeping at least 2 metre distances for sport activities and at least 1 metre distance for other activities. Children less than 18 years of age and disabled people can be accompanied by one person

Travelling and movement within Italy

As of 03 June 2020, it is possible to travel within Italy, without self-certification. Some regions require further measures (notification of arrival, registration, temperature check).

Download poster:
▪ Covid-19 To travellers entering Italy. Don't let your guard down!

For further information please refer to:
▪ DPCM 14 July, 2020 | Note: Can be translated to English using Google Translate feature
▪ Order of the Minister of Health of 30 June 2020 | Note: Can be translated to English using Google Translate feature
▪ DPCM 11 June 2020 | Note: Can be translated to English using Google Translate feature
▪ Information Line 1500
▪ Ministry of Foreign Affairs
▪ Select your destination at: Re-open.europa.eu/en

Source: Italian Government | Ministry of Health | Last update 24 July 2020 | http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto


19 May 2020 - Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

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1. TO DECLARE MOVEMENTS IN ITALY: NEW SELF-CERTIFICATION FORM 04.05.2020 (courtesy translation EN)
2. TO DECLARE THE REASONS FOR TRAVELLING: THE SELF-CERTIFICATION FORM (courtesy translation EN)

1. Can I travel to and from abroad between 18 May and 02 June?
Between 18 May and 02 June there will be no changes in travel to and from abroad, which continues to be allowed only for proven work, urgent and health reasons; however, you may also travel to return to your home. If you are travelling to Italy from abroad you will be required to self-isolate, under the supervision of the competent health authorities, either at home or at any other address of your choice or, if you have no place to stay, at the accommodation arranged for you by the regional civil protection authorities.

Since 18 May, however, further exemptions from this rule have been introduced (see the relevant FAQ).

2. How will travel to and from abroad change from 03 June?
From 03 June, people will be allowed to travel freely from and to the following States:

▪ Member States of the European Union (besides Italy, the following are EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Czech Republic)
▪ States party to the Schengen Agreement (non-EU States party to the Schengen Agreement are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland)
▪ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
▪ Andorra, Principality of Monaco
▪ Republic of San Marino and Vatican City State

From 03 June, persons travelling to Italy from these countries will no longer be required to self-isolate under the supervision of the health authorities for 14 days, unless they have stayed in other countries during a 14-day period prior to entering Italy. For example, persons travelling to Italy from France on 14 June will be required to self-isolate only if they travelled to France from the United States, for example, on 04 June; however, they will not be required to self-isolate if they travelled to France from the United States prior to 30 May, or if they stayed in Germany between 31 May and 13 June. Between 03 and 15 June, the same rules applying until 02 June to travel to from abroad shall continue to apply to travel to and from States other than those listed above (see the previous FAQ).

3. I have travelled to Italy from abroad. Am I required to self-isolate?
As a rule, yes. Until 02 June all persons travelling to Italy from abroad are required to self-isolate for 14 days, under the supervision of the competent health authorities, either at home or at any other address of their choice, lacking which accommodation will be arranged by the regional civil protection authorities. However, there are exceptions to this rule (see the next FAQ).

4. 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 72 hours (3 days), which period may be extended up to 120 hours (5 days), in exceptional circumstances
▪ 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
▪ students attending study programmes abroad and returning home at least once a week
▪ persons travelling to Italy for a short stay (72 hours, extendable for justified reasons up to 120 hours in total) for proven work, urgent or health reasons
▪ transit passengers
▪ persons travelling through the country for no more than 24 hours (extendable to 36 hours in total for justified reasons), to reach their country of residence (eg entering Italy by ferry from Greece to continue by car to their home in Germany)

From 03 June, besides the cases listed above, mandatory self-isolation will no longer be required 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 14 June will be required to self-isolate if they had travelled to France from the United States, for example, on 04 June, but will not be required to self-isolate if they travelled from the United States to France before 30 May, or if they stayed in Germany between 31 May and 13 June.

5. When am I required to start self-isolating after arriving in Italy?
As a rule, immediately after entering the country. You are only allowed to reach the address where you have chosen to self-isolate, by the shortest possible route and without using any means of public transport other than the means used to travel to Italy (for example, if you fly into Fiumicino Airport you are not allowed to catch a train into Rome or for any other destination). Transit passengers are not required to self-isolate: if you are on a short stopover between flights and do not leave the airport you are free to board a connecting flight to any other domestic or international destination. Furthermore, if you are travelling to Italy from abroad for proven work, urgent or health reasons, you may delay the start of self-isolation for 72 hours (or, in exceptional circumstances, 120 hours in total). The delay must be justified by the same reasons that justified your travel to Italy in the first place. For the cases of exemption from mandatory self-isolation see the previous FAQ.

6. I am a foreign resident and need to pass through Italy to go home. What am I required to do?
Transit through Italy, from one foreign country to another, to return home along the fastest possible route and without intermediate stopovers that are not strictly necessary, is allowed, if you are travelling for work, urgent and health reasons. For example:

▪ airport transits are allowed (for example, if travelling from Caracas to Frankfurt, with a stopover in Fiumicino), as long as you do not leave the airport
▪ cruise passengers disembarking in Italy at the end of the cruise are allowed to return to the country where they live (at the expense of the ship owner)
▪ ferry passengers with a vehicle (travelling from Tunisia or Greece to Italy, for example), may continue on their vehicle to their home country (the Netherlands or Germany, for example). In this case, they are allowed to remain in Italy for no more than 24 hours, which may be extended by a further 12 hours in exceptional circumstances

Before boarding the airplane/ferry to Italy, you will be required to complete a self-certification form clearly indicating that you are only passing through Italy on your way to your final destination in a foreign country. If stopped and checked by law enforcement officers during their journey through Italy you must show this self-certification form, specifying the same reason. If you have developed, or develop Covid-19 symptoms while in Italy, you must immediately notify the competent health authorities, by calling the dedicated helplines and await instructions. Before undertaking any travel, you are advised to search for information regarding travel restrictions in place in Italy, as well as in the countries of origin, transit and destination. When travelling through Italy you are advised to keep in touch with your consular authorities. From 03 June, there will be no travel restrictions in place 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. If during the 14 days prior to entering Italy you spent any length of time in countries other than those listed above, you shall be required to continue to observe the above-mentioned transit rules.

7. I am travelling to Italy by air. Can I catch a connecting or other flight for another domestic or international destination?
Yes, airport transit is allowed, as long as you do not leave the airport transit area. In any case, travel to your final destination must always be justified by work, urgent and health reasons.

8. I am a foreign / Italian citizen temporarily in Italy. Can I travel to the country where I live?
Yes, travel to return home is always allowed. However, when travelling in Italy you must complete a self-certification form to reach the Italian border, which can be downloaded at the Interior Ministry website. You are advised to search for information regarding travel restrictions to and in your country of destination, in respect of the Covid-19 emergency. You are also advised to keep in touch with your consular authorities in Italy.

9. I am travelling to Italy from abroad. Can I ask someone to come and pick me up by car, on arrival at the airport / railway station / port?
Yes, but one person only and only if he or she is a member of your household and is possibly wearing personal protective equipment. This type of travel is allowed for urgent reasons and requires the presentation of a fully-completed self-certification form if you are stopped and checked, which can be downloaded from the Interior Ministry website, specifying the destination address and the route.

Source: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation | Updated 19 May 2020 | Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy


18 May 2020 - Shops, bars, restaurants reopen in Italy

Shops, bars and restaurants are reopening on 18 May, as Italy steps up phase two by further easing the lockdown measures imposed due to the coronavirus emergency.

Hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons and beaches are reopening too after Premier Giuseppe Conte signed off a new timetable for phase two following talks with regional governments, which have the power to vary the measures on the basis of local conditions.

People must wear facemasks in closed public places and on public transport and social-distancing rules must be respected. But they no longer need to carry around a self-certification statement declaring their reason for being outside as long as they are moving around in their home region.

An initial easing of the lockdown measures that saw around four million people return to work took place two weeks ago.

Swimming pools, gyms and other sports facilities are set to reopen on 25 May.

Then movements between regions will be possible from 03 June, when European borders are also set to reopen.

Theatres and cinemas are set to return to work on 15 June.

Source: Italian Ministry of Health | Updated 18 May 2020 | Shops, bars, restaurants reopen in Italy


14 May 2020 - Phase 2: beaches open but with precise anti-contagion rules

Italy's beaches will be able to open but with precise rules to minimize the risk of coronavirus contagion, according to a document drafted by The Higher Health Institute - ISS and the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work - INAIL.

In order to make it possible to limit access to beach establishments to a set number of people, the document recommends "obligatory bookings, including for time periods during the day and "the use of fast payment systems, with contactless cards or apps/web portals. "The routes to enter and exit should also be differentiated, where possible, with clear signage" is also recommended.

No pools
The use of swimming pools within the establishments will be banned. "Play-sporting activities that can cause gatherings and group games should be avoided and, for the same reason, the use of any swimming pools within the establishments should be forbidden," it said. The document also said that "surveillance of the social-distancing rules among children must be guaranteed".

Deck chairs and beach beds not positioned under a sun umbrella must be arranged a certain distance apart.

The minimum distance between rows of sun umbrellas will be 5 metres and it will be 4.5 metres for those in the same row. Deck chairs and beach beds will have to be least two metres apart, with the only exception being for members of the same family or people who live together.

Hygiene
In any case, it will be necessary to make sure all surfaces are sanitised before the facilities are allocated to a new user, including during the same day.

Cabins
As for the beach cabins "promiscuous use should be banned, except for members of the same family or people who share the same residence".

Toilets and showers
It said that social distancing of at least two metres should be respected in toilets and showers "unless barriers separate units".

Local rules
As for beaches that are free for everyone to enter and are not managed by establishments, "the methods of access and use must be set locally, identifying the most effective and suitable rules" bearing in mind their specific characteristics.

Source: Italian Ministry of Health | Updated 14 May 2020 | Phase 2: beaches open but with precise anti-contagion rules


04 May 2020 - Covid-19 Phase two: what's opening and what you can do

The gradual easing of Italy's lockdown starts today, 04 May, with the reopening of manufacturing activities taking around 4.4 million workers back out of their homes.

It is now possible for everyone to go out to do exercise in Italy's parks, which are reopening, and to visit relatives and "steady" loved ones, and no longer just to do the shopping or for health reasons.

Here is a roundup of which sectors are reopening, which are not and what you can do.

Manufacturing
The manufacturing and construction sectors are returning to work, along with wholesale retailers linked to the active sectors. According to labour consultants, 4.4 million people are returning to their workplaces.

Restaurants
Bars and restaurants can reopen, but only for takeaway services and home deliveries.

Retail
Retail activities remain suspended apart from those shops already authorised (food, personal hygiene, news agents, pharmacies, tobacconists, bookshops, stores selling clothes for children, those selling flowers and plants, and, very soon, bicycles).

Visiting relatives
People are also being allowed out to visit relatives and other loved ones, but they will have to wear facemasks and big family gatherings are not permitted. Visits to friends are not allowed.

No travel outside the region
It is only permitted to move in one's region of residence.

Second homes
People are not allowed to visit their holiday homes, unless it is for necessary maintenance work, although even in this case, the trip must be within one's region of residence.

People away from their home town
Students and workers who were blocked away from their home towns during the lockdown, can now return to their "domicile, home or residence", but they will not be able to then go back to the region that they set off from.

Public transport
Public transport is one of the key factors for phase two. The regional governments have the job of making sure services operate while social-distancing rules are respected. There are criteria limiting how many people can be inside a vehicle and it is obligatory to wear facemasks and, in some regions, single-use gloves.

Parks and physical exercise
Parks and public gardens are reopening, but children's play areas are not, and distances must be respected. Limitation on doing exercise only "in the vicinity of one's home" has been removed. So, it is possible to move, including via car, to reach the area where one wants to go jogging or do exercise.

Individual sports
Training is permitted behind closed doors for individual sports for athletes (professional and non) declared of national interest by Italian Olympic Committee CONI. The interior ministry has said that individual training "in public and private spaces" is also allowed for team-sport athletes.

University
Universities can hold exams and sessions for the presentation of degree theses, while respecting social distancing. Laboratories can operate too as well as placement programmes.

Funerals and cemeteries
Funerals are permitted but a maximum of 15 people can attend, and facemasks must be worn. It is also possible to visit cemeteries, but Masses remain banned for the moment.

Source: Italian Ministry of Health | Updated 04 May 2020 | Covid-19. Phase two: what's opening and what you can do


IATA website - Latest update published on 23 February 2021
For updates check on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website​.

All the updates on the activities implemented by the Italian National Service are available on Civil Protection Department website.


TRAVEL INSURANCE
New Zealander’s travelling or living in Italy & surrounding European destinations should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air. Some insurance policies are now providing medical cover related to coronavirus while overseas.


For up to date information and advice please refer to the following websites:

USEFUL LINKS

New Zealand - Dedicated Healthline 0800 number for COVID-19 health advice and information
The number is 0800 358 5453 (or for international SIMs +64 9 358 5453)
It is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

New Zealand Government - Unite Against COVID-19
https://covid19.govt.nz/

Immigration New Zealand - COVID-19
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

SafeTravel NZ - Official advice for New Zealanders living & travelling overseas
https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/

Visit World Health Organisation for useful reading on the Coronavirus (COVID-2019):
Q&A on travelling during the coronavirus (COVID-2019) outbreak
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/travel-advice

Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports (updated daily)
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Visit the Ministry of Health for the current situation on COVID-19 in New Zealand:
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Italian Republic - Department of Civil Protection
http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it/risk-activities/health-risk/emergencies/coronavirus

International Air Transport Association (IATA)
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm
https://www.iata.org/en/programs/safety/health/diseases/government-measures-related-to-coronavirus/


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