Data Last Updated: April 10, 2021
Italy has reopened for tourism and has allowed travelers from the EEA (European Economic Area) and certain low-risk countries as recommended by the EU council, with the exception of Bulgaria and Romania.
All travelers coming from the EU, Schengen, and the UK are required to present a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for Covid-19 in the last 48 hours before their arrival. Those that cannot present this requirement will have to self-isolate for two weeks.
On March 31, 2021, Italy’s Ministry of Health has announced that a mandatory quarantine will be required for all passengers from the European Union or Schengen Zone Area, which consists of five days of self-isolation. This rule will be kept in place until the end of April due to the rapid spread of the deadly virus.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Italy's COVID-19-related restrictions remain in force until at least Sept. 7. Authorities also extended the country's health state of emergency through at least Oct. 15.
Current domestic directives include a requirement to wear protective face coverings in enclosed public spaces and observation of social distancing of at least one meter (3 feet), where possible.
Most businesses and social activities are permitted to resume, provided strict social distancing and hygiene requirements are enforced.
Restaurants, cafes and bars are open under certain guidelines and protocols. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Italy are open under restrictions.
Using masks remains mandatory in enclosed public spaces and (in some regions) in all public places and some outdoor places. You should pay close attention to signage and carry a mask with you at all times in Italy. Social distancing of 1 metre must be observed.
Catholic Church masses resumed from 18 May, but with strict social distancing and wearing of face masks. Funerals are now allowed with a maximum of 15 people attending, ideally outdoors.
Airlines & Transport
All major Italian airports are open and operational. Countless flights are coming in and out of Italy from other European cities. Basically, every major European city has a daily direct flight.
From Canada, Air Canada resumed on July 23 flying from Toronto to Rome, and from Montreal to Rome on July 24.
Starting August 15, Italy will allow entry of cruise ships.
Authorities have removed restrictions on travel within Italy; however, regional authorities may require health screenings.
Rail passengers are subject to a mandatory temperature check before boarding. Any individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to travel.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Information for Non-Tourists
Most travel is prohibited from all other countries with the exception of that being conducted for study, proven work needs, and urgent reasons such as health; all such arrivals are also required to register and self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
Transport and health workers, individuals in-transit through Italy, and those staying in Italy for less than 120 hours for work reasons are not required to self-isolate.
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