Traveling to and from Italy over the Christmas holidays: the complete guide to restrictions

Traveling to and from Italy over the Christmas holidays: the complete guide to restrictions

Rome, December 13, 2021 – With the state of emergency extended to 31.12.2021, in addition to restrictions within the national territory, restrictions on travel to and from abroad also remain in effect.

Provisions clearly depend on the specific countries of destination or origin, but each territory may also impose further restrictions, which can be checked directly on the institutional websites available at: Link.

Questionnaire is also available Fill in the link provides a general reference to the provisions of the legislation in force in Italy for travel between Italy and other countries in the European Union or outside the European Union.

However, it is advisable to check directly with the authorities of the destination country if there are any particular restrictions and download the Immune app.

Here are some general pointers to consider if you want to travel abroad:

Molecular test forEntry/return to Italy: If positive, commercial vehicles cannot be travelled and quarantine and isolation procedures stipulated in the country in which you reside must be followed.

And based on what is recommended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this will also be considered toThe possibility of having to spend an extra period abroad, in addition to obtaining health insurance that also covers the risks associated with COVID-19.

Different rules for countries of origin: the five groups

the Prime Minister’s Decision dated March 2, 2021 e In the decree of October 22, 2021, effective from October 26 to December 15, 2021, divides all countries into five lists (which can be modified), on which it is envisaged that there are specific rules for travel

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For details related to each country, you can select the item of interest by clicking on the letter or title in the list below.

a San Marino, Vatican City

B – States and territories with low epidemiological risk, which will be determined by a specific decree, are among those included in List C. At the moment, there is no country on this 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 continent), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Holland (excluding territories outside the European continent), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco.

Dr – 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, Isle of Man, Canal the British islands and bases on the island of Cyprus), the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are special administrative regions.

e Rest of the World: All countries and territories not expressly referred to in another list.

Countries subject to special measures: Sudan, Lesotho, Botswana, Swatini, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia. Entry / transit is prohibited until December 15, 2021 In Italy To those who, in the past fourteen (14) days, have stayed/transited in these countries.

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“Covid-free tourist paths”: Until January 31, 2022 in some countries expressly included in the decree of September 28, 2021 (Aruba, Maldives, Seychelles, Dominican Republic, Mauritius, Sahram El-Sheikh and Mars Alam in Egypt) are allowed to stay on flights organized and operated by tour operators controlled, in accordance with specific health safety regulations.


Article made for foreigners in Italy by: Federica Merlow, lawyer

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