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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Italy
Data Last Updated: October 12, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

 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. Travelers coming from Croatia, Greece, Malta, or Spain now require proof of a COVID-19 PCR test.

Italy has reopened its borders on June 3rd, first allowing 26 EU nations to visit without restrictions. Then on July 1st, Italy further allowed the entry of some third-party nations outside the EU, but with different entry requirements.

On August 15, Italy will start accepting passengers on a cruise.

Italy Government Official

Reopen Europa - Italy

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

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

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Open to Tourists From:

28 Countries

Andorra

Austria

Croatia

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Norway

Poland

Portugal

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

Sweden

Switzerland

Vatican City

Test Required For Tourists From:

5 Countries

Belgium

Czech Republic

Netherlands

Spain

United Kingdom

Not Allowing Tourists From:

196 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Russia

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

13 Countries

Australia

Bulgaria

Canada

Georgia

Japan

Morocco

New Zealand

Romania

Rwanda

South Korea

Thailand

Tunisia

Uruguay

Special Conditions For Tourists From:

1 Countries

France

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.

647,674

Cases

38,321

Deaths

10,717

Cases Per Million
COVID-19 Cases Are On The Rise

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Italy

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