The current state of emergency in Italy to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic will end on March 31. What are the travel entry restrictions and requirements?
[Updated Feb 25, 2022 10:53 AM] More and more countries are reopening their borders and easing restrictions. In Italy, the state of emergency in place to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic will end on March 31, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced on Wednesday February 23. The goal is to "reopen everything, as quickly as possible", after more than two years of health crisis.
Travelers over the age of 6 entering Italy from France must present a valid Health Pass and complete a Traceability Form (Passenger Locator Form digitali - dPLF) on the online portal. Wearing the FFP2 mask is compulsory in all means of transport.
One of France's favorite destinations in Europe, Italy reopened its borders to European citizens last summer. Italian regions are classified into four categories according to the risk of virus transmission:
Italy has abolished the quarantine for French travelers. To spend a weekend or a holiday in Rome, Venice, Puglia or elsewhere, it is now sufficient to present the negative result of a molecular (PCR) or antigenic test carried out less than 48 hours before the trip, and to report upon arrival to the regional health authority.
In addition to presenting a valid vaccination pass, all travelers wishing to travel to Italy must complete a locator form (Passenger Locator Form digitali - dPLF). This form must be completed on the online portal. The paper form (downloadable template in PDF) should only be used in case of technical difficulty.
Since the beginning of August, a health pass called Green Pass containing either a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery after contracting Covid-19 or a negative test has been mandatory for eating indoors in restaurants or entering public buildings. museums. This document is issued by the Italian local health authorities. It will remain valid for 6 months for individuals vaccinated or cured of Covid-19 or 48 hours for those who present a negative PCR or antigen test for the coronavirus.
Italians can go to restaurants, cinemas or theaters again, under certain conditions depending on the zone they are in. Bars and restaurants are authorized to serve indoors and on the terrace.
Italian seasides are accessible. On the private beaches, the majority on the peninsula, a distance of 3 to 10 meters must be respected between deckchairs and parasols depending on the region.
Major Italian airports have reopened to travellers. In Rome, Fiumicino Airport handles around 20 flights daily. The capital's second airport, Ciampino has resumed service with Ryanair and EasyJet in particular. If you want to go to the Italian islands, be aware that Sicily and Sardinia accept international flights