Italy will remove all COVID-19 entry requirements from June 1. Italy’s health ministry said the need to show a negative test result, proof of vaccination, or recent recovery from COVID-19, will not continue after May 31. Therefore, Italy is back to normality for travelers.
However, some internal COVID-19 restrictions still apply.
The End Of All COVID-19 Restrictions In Italy
Italy has become one of the last European nations to lift all COVID-19 entry requirements. The nation removed the need for all passengers to complete an EU digital passenger locator form on May 1.
All tourists—including Americans—will no longer need to show:
- Proof of vaccination
- Passenger locator forms
- Recovery from COVID-19
This news is excellent for the millions of visitors considering visiting Italy in 2022.
Italy will join the following European nations in scrapping all COVID-19 entry requirements:
- North Macedonia
Internal COVID-19 restrictions may remain in some of these nations.
Italy’s Current Internal Restrictions
Italy still has mandatory masks on public transport nationwide. The health minister will decide whether to extend the mask mandate past June 15th. As of now, the mandate is due to expire on this date.
However, airports and airlines may require passengers to wear face masks when flying to and from Italy until this date. That’s despite the EU-wide removal of face coverings on flights in mid-May. Most importantly, Italy requires these face masks to be FFP2.
Currently, Italy requires face coverings in:
- Concert halls
- Live music clubs
- Indoor sporting arenas
- Healthcare facilities
If travelers need to visit inpatients on a hospital ward, they’ll need:
- A booster dose
- A primary vaccination course and a negative COVID-19 test
- A COVID-19 recovery certificate and a negative COVID-19 test
However, Italy has scrapped the Green Pass and Super Green Pass, commonly known as vaccine passports in North America and the United Kingdom.
However, travelers will still need a Green Pass to enter Italy from another nation until June 1.
Travelers no longer need the Green Pass to enter local and national public transportation, bars and restaurants, shops, museums, theaters, cinemas, stadiums, gyms, and spas.
What If I Test Positive For COVID-19 In Italy?
In some nations, such as the United Kingdom, travelers don’t legally need to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19. It’s just a recommendation.
Italy, however, has different rules.
If travelers test positive for COVID-19, they must immediately self-isolate and call the regional hotline. Travelers must remain in their present accommodation for self-isolation or transfer to a state or government hospital. In addition, travelers may need to fund the accommodation.
If travelers have received a full vaccination course or a booster shot in the last 120 days, they must self-isolate for seven days. If travelers don’t meet these requirements or have never received a COVID-19 vaccine, they must self-isolate for ten days.
To leave self-isolation, travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test. Travelers will also need to be symptom-free for three days.
The COVID-19 Situation In Italy
The current 7-day case average in Italy is 19,879. However, that’s a sharp decline from the 7-day case average of 178,332 in January 2022. Italy has fully vaccinated 85.3% of its entire population.
However, 167,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Italy. since February 2020.
Fancy a trip to Italy? This news is superb for Americans as most European nations have now ended COVID-19 entry rules.
Americans can now visit a growing list of nations with no entry requirements.
Which country are you choosing this year?
This article originally appeared on Travel Off Path. For the latest breaking news that will affect your next trip, please visit: Traveloffpath.com
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