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Covid-19 Information for travellers


From abroad

Browse lists of information for travelling 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, 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 on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco. 
  • List D - Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, 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, Singapore, United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions and the States.
  • List E - Rest of the world - (all States and Territories not specifically referred to in any other list). 


Highlighted

Ordinance 26 November 2021, arrivals from Africa

Minister Speranza signed a new ordinance banning entry into Italy from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini. 

See: Ordinance November 26, 2021

Ordinance of 22 October 2021, entries from Brazil, India and Sri Lanka 

The Minister of Health signed the ordinance extending the measures for entry into Italy from third countries to 15 December 2021. Entries from Brazil, India and Sri Lanka are on the same level with entries from other non-European countries. See the section dedicated to the countries in List E.


European Union countries: entry with a COVID-19 Green Certificate

To enter Italy with the COVID-19 Green Certificate, travellers must be in one of the following states, attested by the Certificate:

  • have completed the prescribed anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle
  • or have recovered from COVID-19
  • or have taken a molecular or antigen swab test 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


List D countries and vaccination certificates

Anyone who has stayed or passed through one of the countries on List D in the 14 days prior to entering Italy without self-isolation (5 days) must comply with the following regulations:

  • fill out the Passenger Locator Form prior to entering Italy. This form replaces the self-declaration made to the travel company and can be shown in both digital and paper format
  • take a negative molecular or antigen swab test in the 72 hours prior to entering Italy; in the case of arrivals from the UK and Northern Ireland and British Isles, the swab test must be taken in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy
  • present the COVID-19 Green Certificate, or equivalent certificate, certifying the completion of the vaccination cycle to the transport operator at the time of boarding and to anyone appointed to carry out the checks. Persons who have stayed in or passed through Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the fourteen days prior to their entry into Italy, can also show a valid COVID-19 Green Certificate certifying recovery or the certificate issued by the competent health authorities certifying recovery. These certificates can be shown digitally or on paper.


COVID-free tourist travel corridors 

Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed an ordinance that establishes - on an experimental basis and with precise safety protocols - COVID-free travel corridors for non-EU tourist destinations. The tourist travel corridors are operating to Aruba, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Dominican Republic, Egypt (limited to the tourist areas of Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam). Read the ordinance of 28 September 2021 (in Italian only).


Exemptions

Provided that no COVID-19 symptoms arise, there are specific exemptions to fiduciary and buffer isolation measures:


Covid-tested flights

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: 


Passenger locator form

The digital Passenger Locator Form (PLF) - dPLF, provided for by the Ordinance of 16 April 2021, must be completed by all passengers arriving in Italy, by any means of transport, before entering national territory. See the instructions for completing the dPLF in the dedicated section: 


Informations

Contacts Useful numbers from the Ministry of Health


Contacts For further information please refer to:

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, paragraph 2.

Movements to and from these countries are allowed without any certification of motivation for travelling.

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, 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.


Limitations on entry

Free movement is allowed to and from these countries for any reason, therefore also for tourism, as long as you have not stayed in or passed through one of the countries on List E in the 14 days prior to entering Italy.

Requirements for entry into Italy

For all those who, during the fourteen days prior to entry into Italy, have stayed in or passed through one or more States and territories referred to in List C, the legislation provides that, upon entry into Italy, the following will be mandatory:

or

  • that you have recovered from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab)

or

  • that you have taken a negative molecular or antigen swab test prior to entering Italy. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the pre-departure swab test.


Failure to submit even just one of these documents entails self-isolation at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form for 5 days, at the end of which an antigen or molecular swab test will be carried out.

It should also be noted that the certificate of completion of the vaccination cycle must include one of the four vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency:

Minors

All children under the age of 6 entering Italy are always exempt from pre-departure swab tests; they are also exempt from fiduciary isolation in the event that the accompanying parent with whom they travel does not have this obligation because they have a Green Certificate for vaccination or valid recovery.

All minors aged 6 or over are required to have a pre-departure swab test; if they do not take the swab test, they are exempt from fiduciary isolation in the event that the accompanying parent with whom they travel does not have this obligation because they have a Green Certificate for vaccination or valid recovery.


Exemptions

Provided that no COVID-19 symptoms arise, and without prejudice to the obligation to fill out the Passenger Locator Form, it is possible not to submit the EU Digital Covid certificate:

  • in the cases referred to in Art. 51 paragraph 7) letters a), b), c), l), o), of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021 listed below:
    • transport crew members
    • onboard transport staff   
    • travel to and from the States and territories referred to in List A of Annex 20    
    • cross-border workers entering and leaving Italy for proven reasons of work and for the subsequent return journey home of to their place of residence  
    • pupils and students in order to attend school or university in a State other than that in which they live or are resident, to which they return every day or at least once a week   

   The following is also exempted:

  • anyone entering Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours (five days) for proven necessity due to work, health or absolute emergency, with the obligation, upon expiry of said term, either to immediately leave the country or to start a 5-day period of monitoring and self-quarantine and, at the end of said period, to take a molecular or antigen swab test;
  • anyone using private means to transit through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding thirty-six hours, with the obligation, on expiry of said term, either to immediately leave the country or to start a 5-day period of monitoring and self-quarantine and, at the end of said period, to take a molecular or antigen swab test
  • anyone returning to the country following a stay of no more than 48 hours in foreign locations no more than 60 km away from one’s place of residence, domicile or home, as long as it takes place by means of a private vehicle.
  • anyone staying for no more than 48 hours in an Italian location no more than 60 km from their place of residence, domicile or home, as long as they travel by private vehicle.

See the dedicated section Exemptions


Validity of regulations

The provisions remain in force until December 15, 2021.

List D

Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, 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, Singapore, United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions and the States.

Entry into Italy without self-isolation 

Anyone who has stayed or passed through one of the countries on List D in the 14 days prior to entering Italy without self-isolation (5 days) must comply with the following regulations:

  • fill out the Passenger Locator Form prior to entering Italy. This form replaces the self-declaration made to the travel company and can be shown in both digital and paper format
  • take a negative molecular or antigen swab test in the 72 hours prior to entering Italy; in the case of arrivals from the UK and Northern Ireland and British Isles, the swab test must be taken in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy
  • present the COVID-19 Green Certificate, or equivalent certificate, certifying the completion of the vaccination cycle to the transport operator at the time of boarding and to anyone appointed to carry out the checks. Persons who have stayed in or passed through Canada, Japan and the United States of America in the fourteen days prior to their entry into Italy, can also show a COVID-19 Green Certificate certifying recovery or a certificate issued by the competent health authorities certifying recovery. These certificates can be shown digitally or on paper. 


Entry into Italy with self-isolation requirement (5 days)

This prevention measure shall be applied only to people entering Italy without showing either a negative swab test or a vaccination certificate. Travellers who do not present the vaccination certificate must:

  • fill out the Passenger Locator Form prior to entering Italy. This form replaces the self-declaration made to the travel company and can be shown in both digital and paper format
  • take a negative molecular or antigen swab test in the 72 hours prior to entering Italy; in the case of arrivals from the UK and Northern Ireland and British Isles, the swab test must be taken in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy
  • notify the Prevention Department of the local health authority of their entry to Italy. See COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionali for the contact details of local Italian health authorities
  • travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport only
  • remain in self-isolation at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form for a total of 5 days
  • take another molecular or antigen swab test at the end of the 5 days in self-isolation


Minors

All children under the age of 6 entering Italy are always exempt from pre-departure swab tests; they are also exempt from fiduciary isolation in the event that the accompanying parent with whom they travel does not have this obligation because they have a valid Green Certificate for vaccination or recovery.

All minors aged 6 or over are required to have a pre-departure swab test; if they do not take the swab test, they will not be exempt from quarantine.


Vaccination certificates

The certificate may be shown in paper or digital format and must be in one of the following languages: Italian, English, French or Spanish.

Certificates are valid only if they meet the following conditions:

  • it must be issued by the national health authority of the country the person is travelling from
  • the vaccine used for vaccination must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA):
    • Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech
    • Moderna
    • Vaxzevria
    • Jansen (Johnson & Johnson)

See the circular of 23 September, 2021 Equivalence of anti SARS-CoV-2 / COVID vaccines administered abroad


Green certificates equivalences in Italy

Certificates issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus) and the United States are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to businesses and services in Italy such as indoor restaurants, museums and cinemas. They can be presented on paper or digitally, in compliance with the requirements established by the circular of 30 July 2021.


Exemptions

Provided that no COVID-19 symptoms arise, and without prejudice to the obligation to fill out the PLF (Passenger locator form), the following exemptions are foreseen from the self-isolation described above:

  • in the cases referred to in Art. 51 paragraph 7) letters a), b), c), l), o), of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021 listed below:
    • transport crew members
    • onboard transport staff   
    • travel to and from the States and territories referred to in List A of Annex 20    
    • cross-border workers entering and leaving Italy for proven reasons of work and for the subsequent return journey home of to their place of residence  
    • pupils and students in order to attend school or university in a State other than that in which they live or are resident, to which they return every day or at least once a week   

   The following is also exempted:

  • anyone entering Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours (five days) for proven necessity due to work, health or absolute emergency, with the obligation, upon expiry of said term, either to immediately leave the country or to start a 5-day period of monitoring and self-quarantine and, at the end of said period, to take a molecular or antigen swab test;
  • anyone using private means to transit through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding thirty-six hours, with the obligation, on expiry of said term, either to immediately leave the country or to start a 5-day period of monitoring and self-quarantine and, at the end of said period, to take a molecular or antigen swab test

See the Exemptions section for more information.


Validity of regulations

The provisions remain in force until December 15,  2021.

List E

 

All States and territories not specifically mentioned in other lists.


Limitations on entry

Entry into Italy from these countries does not require any authorization from the Ministry of Health but is allowed only for specific reasons:

  • work
  • health reasons
  • study reasons
  • absolute urgency
  • return to one's domicile, home, or residence. 

The re-entry/entry into Italy, in case of stay/transit in the previous 14 days from this group of countries, is always allowed to:

  • Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as to holders of long-term resident status and their family members (Directive 2004/38/EC).
  • It is also confirmed the possibility of entry into Italy, from List E countries, for persons who have a proven and stable emotional relationship (even if not cohabiting) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or natural persons who are legally resident in Italy (long-term residents), who need to reach their partner's home/domicile/residence (in Italy).
  • athletes, technicians, competition judges and officials, foreign press representatives and accompanying persons participating in competitive sports competitions, recognized to be of pre-eminent national interest with a provision of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP) and regulated by a specific safety protocol adopted by the sports organization responsible for the event.

From these countries it is not possible to enter Italy for tourism reasons


Fulfilments for entry into Italy

When returning to Italy, if you have stayed in/transited through these countries in the previous 14 days, you must:

  • complete the digital Passenger Locator Form, which replaces the previous self-declaration
  • undergo a molecular or antigenic swab carried out within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy and the result of which is negative. Minors under the age of 6 are exempted from having a pre-departure swab test
  • notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of your entry (See page: COVID-19 Freephone numbers and regional information
  • reach the final destination in Italy only by private transport
  • undergo self-isolation at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form for 10 days
  • undergo an additional molecular or antigenic swab at the end of the 10-day self-isolation period


Exemptions

The obligations established and described in the paragraph “Fulfilments for entry into Italy” may be partially or totally waived depending on the case.
See the Exemptions section for more information.


Validity of regulations

The provisions remain in force until December 15, 2021.

Exemptions

Exemptions by self-declaration without the need for authorization from the Ministry of Health.

Without prejudice to the following general requirement:

  • no symptoms of COVID-19 should arise
  • filling out the Passenger Locator Form – Digital localisation form - before entering Italy

For those entering Italy from the countries listed in D and E, there are specific exceptions to the following preventive measures:

  1. exemption from the swab test taken in the 72 hours prior to entry to Italy, from self-isolation and the swab test at the end of self-isolation;
  2. exemption from self-isolation and the swab test at the end of self-isolation;

To activate the specific exceptions to the preventive measures described in points 1 and 2, just fill out a self-declaration form; it is not necessary to send any request to the Ministry of Health.

1) Exemption from the swab test taken in the 72 hours prior to entry to Italy, from self-isolation and the swab test at the end of self-isolation

Without prejudice to the general conditions above, this exemption which is obtained by self-declaration applies to the following categories:

  • transport crew members
  • onboard transport staff   
  • travel to and from the States and territories referred to in List A of Annex 20    
  • cross-border workers entering and leaving Italy for proven reasons of work and for the subsequent return journey home of to their place of residence  
  • pupils and students in order to attend school or university in a State other than that in which they live or are resident, to which they return every day or at least once a week   

 The following is also exempted:

  • anyone entering Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours (five days) for proven necessity due to work, health or absolute emergency, with the obligation, upon expiry of said term, either to immediately leave the country or to start a 5-day period of monitoring and self-quarantine and, at the end of said period, to take a molecular or antigen swab test;
  • anyone using private means to transit through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding thirty-six hours, with the obligation, on expiry of said term, either to immediately leave the country or to start a 5-day period of monitoring and self-quarantine and, at the end of said period, to take a molecular or antigen swab test
  • anyone returning to the country following a stay of no more than 48 hours in foreign locations no more than 60 km away from one’s place of residence, domicile or home, as long as it takes place by means of a private vehicle.


2) Exemption from the obligation of self-isolation and swab test at the end of self-isolation

The following requirements remain in place:

  • filling out the Passenger Locator Form – Digital localisation form - before entering Italy
  • taking the pre-entry swab test

This derogation, which is obtained through self-declaration, is provided exclusively for the following categories:

  • health personnel entering Italy to practise professional health professions, including the temporary practice referred to in Art. 13 of Decree-Law no 18 of 17 March 2020, converted with amendments by Law no 27 of 24 April 2020   
  • the staff of businesses and entities with registered or secondary offices in Italy for travel abroad for proven reasons of work and for trips lasting no more than one hundred and twenty hours (5 days) 
  • officials and agents of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officers and employees, military personnel, including those returning from international missions, and of law enforcement, IT staff for the safety of the Republic and fire brigade members engaged in active duty
  • pupils and students attending a course of study in a different country from the one of residence, or dwelling to which they return every day or at least once a week;
  • people entering Italy via ‘Covid-tested’ flights, in accordance with the Ordinance of the Minister of Health of 23 November 2020 and subsequent amendments. Please take note that “COVID-tested” flights are open only to passengers who in the 14 days prior to boarding have not stayed or transited in the countries on List E or in countries for which specific restrictions are in force ordered by the Minister of Health
  • those entering due to sporting competitions of national interest in compliance with the provisions of Art. 49, paragraph 5.


Exemptions for entries for national sporting competitions

Participants in competitions taking place exclusively on Italian territory and meeting specific conditions identified in Article 18 of Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021 may benefit from this exemption.

Each beneficiary must fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form  before entering Italy, so it is not necessary to request this exemption from the Italian Ministry of Health.

It applies as per current legislation to the following categories:

  • to the entry of athletes, coaches, judges, competition commissioners and accompanying persons, representatives of the foreign press for participation in the sporting competitions referred to in Art. 18, paragraph 1 who, in the 48 hours prior to entering the national territory, have undergone a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab and found to be negative.
  • it is also allowed to enter from countries from which entry into Italy is otherwise prohibited as per Art. 49, paragraph 5, of the Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021

The reference organisations for this exemption are CONI and CIP (Article 18(1)). Participants are required to comply with the protocols issued by their national sports federations, associated sports disciplines, and sports promotion bodies.


Exemptions issued by the Ministry of Health

Exclusively for those who enter Italy from the countries listed in D and E, for exemption from the self-quarantine and health monitoring requirements 

A specific request must be made to the Ministry of Health by those eligible, or in the event that:

  • entry into the country occurs due to reasons of work, for a period of time greater than 120 hours and regulated by special safety protocols approved by the competent health authority    
  • entry into the country occurs due to non-deferrable reasons, subject to authorisation by the Ministry of Health and with the obligation to submit a certificate, at the time of boarding, to the transport officer or whoever is authorised to check, stating that you have taken a molecular or antigen swab test and obtained a negative result in the forty-eight hours prior to entering the country.

Procedure for requesting an exemption issued by the Ministry of Health

1.entering Italy for work related reasons for a period of time exceeding 120 hours

2.entering Italy for non-deferrable reasons.

Office 3 of the General Directorate of Health Prevention (USMAF-SASN Coordination) will examine the request and, in the event of a positive response and in line with current legislation, it will transmit the guidelines with which the traveller must comply in order to be exempted from the self-quarantine requirement.

In order to allow the correct analysis of the request, it is necessary to produce the documentation as indicated below.

In order to allow the correct analysis of the request, it is necessary to produce the documentation as indicated below.

Send the request at least 7 working days before the date of entry into Italy to the following email address: coordinamento.usmafsasn@sanita.it

In the body of the email, please provide the following:

  • full name of the beneficiary of the exemption;
  • travel itinerary: in case you arrive by plane/ship, indicate your flight number, date of arrival in Italy, and place of arrival in Italy;
    in case of arrival by private vehicle/entry by land, indicate the licence plate number of the private vehicle, and date and point of access in the country.

Fill out every part of the Form for the request for exemptionfollow the instructions found inside the form to send the documentation correctly.

All documentation must be produced exclusively in pdf format and in a single document for all the beneficiaries of the request (any document sent in a different format will invalidate the request)

Please remember:

  • the exemption is considered valid only for the purposes indicated and only if it complies with the legal requirements in force
  • do not to submit requests for arrivals scheduled past the expected date of effectiveness of the DPCM in force 
  • additional documentation may be required.

In the case of documentation sent in a way that does not comply with the procedure described or does not meet the deadline indicated, the request cannot be processed.

Travellers make sure to bring the following:

  • communication from the office that sent the protocol
  • dPLF self-declaration
  • the negative test result to be shown to the Border Authority or the Health Authority if necessary

The addresse to which the request should be sent is: coordinamento.usmafsasn@sanita.it

This exemption applies exclusively to travellers who are allowed to enter Italy in accordance with current legislation.

Covid-tested flights

What are "Covid-tested" flights?

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

Requirements

Passengers on "Covid-tested" flights are required to:

  • hand in to the carrier and to whoever is in charge of carrying out the controls, upon boarding, a certification attesting to the negative result of the molecular test (RT PCR) or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab, no later than 48 hours prior to boarding 
  • complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) - digital dPLF to be shown before boarding. See the dedicated section Digital Passenger Locator Form
  • take another molecular (RT PCR) or antigen swab test upon arrival at the destination airport.

Passengers on these flights, following the above-mentioned protocol, are authorised to enter and transit into the Italian national territory, without having to comply with the obligations of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

Failure to comply with only one of the above-mentioned requirements will result in the lapse of the exemption from the obligations of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

Please take note that “COVID-tested” flights are open only to passengers who in the 14 days prior to boarding have not stayed or transited in the countries on List E or in countries for which specific restrictions are in force ordered by the Minister of Health (Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka).


Authorised Flight Routes

After an initial experimental phase the Prime Minister's Decree of March 2, 2021, art. 54 paragraph 3, allowed the extension of the flights subject to "Covid-tested" experimentation.

Therefore, as of today, it is possible for airlines to operate "Covid-tested" flights on the following routes:

  • Atlanta - Rome Fiumicino 
  • New York - Rome Fiumicino 
  • Atlanta - Milan Malpensa 
  • New York - Milan Malpensa 

By order of 14 May 2021, at Fiumicino and Malpensa Airports, ‘Covid-tested’ flights are also operational from:

  • Canada
  • Japan
  • United Arab Emirates

The same ordinance also allowed trials of ‘Covid-tested’ flights to Naples ‘Capodichino’ Airport and Venice ‘Marco Polo’ Airport. 

Ordinance 11 August, 2021 also allowed trials of ‘Covid-tested’ flights to international airport "Gugliemo Marconi" of Bologna for the flights departing from United Arab Emirates airports.


Special passenger requirements.

Passengers on flights arriving from international airports from the following countries:

  • Canada
  • Japan
  • United States of America (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York - John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty, Philadelphia, Washington DC)
  • United Arab Emirates

must also take a molecular (RT PCR) or antigen swab test upon arrival at the following Italian international airports:

  • Fiumicino
  • Milan Malpensa
  • Naples Capodichino
  • Venice Marco Polo
  • Bologna Gugliemo Marconi 

The trials of ‘Covid-tested’ flights established by the Ordinances of 23 November 2020,  9 March 2021 and 14 May,2021have been extended to 30 October 2021, without prejudice to possible further extensions.

For further information on the actual operation of "Covid-tested" flights on the routes for which the trial is underway, please contact the airlines directly.

In the event of denied boarding on a "Covid-tested" flight, due to a positive result to COVID-19, the air carrier will refund the ticket or issue a voucher of equal amount at the passenger's request, within fourteen days from the date of withdrawal. The ticket will be valid for eighteen months from issue.

Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF)

Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF)

The digital Passenger Locator Form (PLF) - dPLF, provided for by the Ordinance of 16 April 2021, must be completed by all passengers arriving in Italy, by any means of transport, before entering national territory.


Instructions for completing the dPLF 

All passengers wishing to enter Italy will be required to complete a dPLF before entering national territory, following the instructions below:

  • go to the website https://app.euplf.eu/#/ 
  • follow the wizard to access the dPLF
  • select ‘Italy’ as the destination country
  • register on the website by creating a personal account with username and password (required only the first time you use the website)
  • confirm the account via the link sent to the email address provided (required only the first time you use the website)
  • complete and send the dPLF following the wizard.

Once the form has been sent, passengers receive the dPLF in PDF and as a QR Code at the email address entered during registration, which must be shown directly from a smartphone (in digital format) when boarding. Alternatively, passengers can print a copy of the dPLF to show when boarding.

The dPLF can be completed at any time (weeks, days) before the trip, but must be sent before boarding and can always be amended until the time of boarding. The seat number assigned on the flight can however be edited at any time.

One form must be completed for each adult passenger; accompanied minors can be registered on the form of the accompanying adult. In the case of unaccompanied minors, the dPLF must be completed by the parent or legal guardian before departure.

The digital Passenger Locator Form replaces the declaration referred to in Art. 50, paragraph 1 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021. In exceptional cases, namely exclusively the lack of the required technology, passengers may complete a paper-based form.

For more information

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Requirements for transport companies

Transport companies must:

  • ensure maximum circulation of news of this new passenger requirement, where possible also by sending emails to passengers before they travel;
  • cooperate to ensure full compliance of passengers with the new requirement;
  • check that the dPLF has been completed - to be shown in digital format (smartphone) or in paper-based format - before allowing the passenger to embark;
  • not allow embarkation for passengers who fail to complete the dPLF, on the grounds that it is a legal requirement;

Requirements for crews

Crew members are exempt from completing the Passenger Locator Form.


Who is exempt from completing the dPLF

At the airport

  • Passengers in transit through the territory who remain within the airport transit area are exempt. If for any reason you leave the airport, you will need to fill in an Italian dPLF.

Private means of transport

  • Anyone returning to the country following a stay of no more than 48 hours in foreign locations no more than 60km away from one’s place of residence, domicile or home, as long as it takes place by means of a private vehicle, does not need to complete the dPLF;
  • Anyone returning to the country following a stay of no more than 48 hours in locations within the national territory no more than 60 km away from one’s foreign place of residence, domicile or home, as long as it takes place by means of a private vehicle, does not need to complete the dPLF.

COVID-free tourist travel corridors

Health Minister Roberto Speranza has established - on an experimental basis and with precise safety protocols - COVID-free travel corridors for non-EU tourist destinations.

The travel corridors are operational to:

  • Aruba
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt (limited to the tourist areas of Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam). 

“COVID-free tourist travel corridors” include all itineraries departing from and arriving in Italy, with the purpose of enabling controlled tourist travel, including stays in selected tourist accommodation, according to specific health safety measures that guarantee compliance with the protocols included in the document “Indications for preventing and protecting against the risk of COVID-19 in COVID-free travel corridors”, annexed to the Ordinance of 28 September 2021.

If the trip you intend to make does not classify as a “COVID-free tourist travel corridor”, the rules for List E countries shall continue to apply (tourist travel not permitted, compulsory health surveillance and self-isolation on return to Italy). 

Read the Ordinance of 28 September 2021 (in Italian only)

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Data ultimo aggiornamento: 26 November 2021



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