Italy Travel Restrictions: All You Need to Know to Plan Your Visit

Italy Travel Restrictions: All You Need to Know to Plan Your Visit

Ready to visit the birthplace of the Renaissance?

Update as of 1 Jun 2022: Italy has removed all entry requirements related to COVID-19.

In some welcome news, Italy has exited its COVID State of Emergency as of 1 Apr 2022! What does this mean for Italy travel restrictions? Read on to find out!

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Italy travel requirements for fully vaccinated travellers

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Vaccinated travellers will not need to take pre-departure testing. Here’s all that you need to prepare:

  1. Complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arriving in Italy.
  2. Provide proof of vaccination (either hardcopy or digital) from a national or state-level public health body. You must be vaccinated within nine months before your trip or have obtained a booster shot. Make sure to check the list of approved vaccines in Italy before travelling!
  3. Provide a certificate of recovery, if you have previously had COVID-19.
  4. Valid Passport
  5. Visa (if applicable)

Pre-arrival documents for non-vaccinated travellers

For those travelling to Italy who are not fully vaccinated, you need to:

  1. Complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before arriving in Italy.
  2. Provide proof of a negative test (a PCR test taken 72 hours pre-departure; or ART within the last 48 hours before entering Italy) or a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.
  3. Ensure that you have a valid travel document: passport and if applicable, visa.

If travellers are unable to fulfil the above, they will be required to undergo a five-day quarantine, as well as a PCR test or ART at the end of quarantine. Children under the age of 12 travelling with fully-vaccinated adults, and persons on the basis of appropriate medical certification, are exempt.

Singapore – Italy VTF

Since 1 Apr 2022, Singapore’s VTL network has been replaced with its new Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF). This means that fully vaccinated travellers in Singapore can travel quarantine-free to Italy regardless of what flight they choose. Find out more here.

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Local COVID-19 restrictions in Italy

Until further notice, wearing a mask indoors is compulsory, other than in private housing. The few exceptions are children under the age of six, persons experiencing temporary or permanent disabilities, or persons performing sports activities. Rules are the same country-wide. 

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Also read: UK Travel Restrictions: All You Need to Know Before Visiting

Remember to stay safe by keeping up with Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for updated COVID-19 measures. Have a blast in Italy, the birthplace of Renaissance Art! 

As always, you can refer to our articles on travel requirements for other countries here!

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Tamlyn Richards

Tamlyn enjoys collecting mementos, from flight tickets to photo booth pictures, for her journal entries. She can often be found trawling the internet for the next rom-com or horror show to binge when she isn't planning for her next getaway.