Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world bursting with rich history, culture, gorgeous beaches and stunning architecture.
With over 60 million annual tourists, Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world.
Here are all the latest 2021 COVID-19 entry requirements for Italy all travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Temporary Restrictions and Updated News for Italy 2021:
- Italy’s lockdown ended at the end of April, 2021
- Passengers from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are temporarily banned
- Until July 31, 2021 a curfew from 10:00pm until 5:00am is in place
- On June 21, 2021 Italy opened up for Canadian and American tourists without the need for ‘covid-flights’ or testing, providing they are vaccinated.
Entry Requirements For Countries Permitted to Visit Italy For Tourism
The following countries are permitted to enter Italy for tourism:
- All EU Countries
- All Schengen Countries
- Micro-nations: Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino
- Approved third-party countries of: Canada, USA, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Israel and the UK
Countries not listed on any of the above lists are NOT permitted to visit Italy for tourism.
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
Italy requires different testing depending on the country the passenger is coming from, categorized as A, B, C, etc.
A & B List Countries = No testing, no restrictions
- Vatican City
- San Marino
C List Countries = 48-hour PCR or antigen test
Current C List Countries (last updated June 21, 2021)
- ALL EU/EEA Nations
Third-Party Nations = Proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or 48-hour test
Current Third-Party Nations
- New Zealand
- South Korea
Passengers from the above third-party countries can enter Italy for tourism as of June 21, 2021, by either showing proof of being fully vaccinated, proof of recent recovery within 180 days from the virus, or a 48-hour negative PCR or antigen test. No quarantines or special flights are required.
Digital Passenger Locator Form
Starting May 24, 2021, every passenger entering Italy must complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form prior to boarding.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
No quarantine for EU and approved third-party nations who comply with the above testing requirements.
Travelers arriving from the UK are subject to a 5-day quarantine because of the Delta variant.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
All incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Italy
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Italy
All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Italy:
From October 8th, Italy has ordered mask-wearing in all public spaces (both indoor and outdoor) mandatory, 24 hours a day. Children under 6 are exempt.
Follow all social distancing markers
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
Italy has not announced if a proof of vaccination record will be mandatory for entry in the near future.
Starting June 21, 2021, they are allowing fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and the USA to enter by just showing proof of vaccination (no tests or quarantines) Such exemptions for EU nations are expected right away.
Visa Entry Requirements For Italy During COVID-19
All travelers arriving in Italy will still need to follow Italian visa requirements.
Use this government tool to find out if you need a visa to enter Italy.
Travelers that require a visa must submit an application, together with all necessary documents, in person at the Italian embassy/consulate in their home country.
Can Americans Enter Italy?
Yes. As of June 21, 2021, U.S. travelers can enter with a negative test, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery.
Italy Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Check if your country is permitted to visit Italy for tourism.
- Follow COVID-19 testing and quarantine procedures outlined above.
- Check if your country requires a visa to visit Italy
- Follow all Italian COVID-19 health protocols.
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Sources: Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Disclaimer: Current Italy travel rules are changing without notice and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories
Originally published August 27, 2020 with updates