COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• Vaccinated Travelers: Travelers carrying both a certificate of vaccination, confirming full vaccination at least 14 days before arrival with an EMA-approved vaccine, and a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test issued no more than 72 hours before arrival (or 48 hours for travelers who visited the United Kingdom in the 14 days before entry), are quarantine exempt.
• Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing: Negative COVID-19 molecular or antigenic test for the following groups of travelers over six years old:
- Travelers from List C, D and E countries, must carry a negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 72 hours before entry.
- Travelers from Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka (including transit in the 14 days preceding entry) must carry a medical certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 72 hours before entry.
- Travelers who have stayed or transited in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and military basis in Cyprus) in the 14 days prior arrival in Italy must carry a medical certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 48 hours before entry.
- Travelers on ‘covid-tested flights’, carrying a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result from a test conducted no more than 48 hours before departure (including at the airport before departure). These individuals are tested again upon arrival via a rapid antigen test and are quarantine-exempt if the on-arrival test is negative.
• A health assessment (e.g., temperature check) may be performed upon entry.
• On-arrival COVID-19 test for:
- Travelers on ‘covid-tested flights’ as detailed here. These travelers are quarantine-exempt if the on-arrival test is negative.
- Travelers over two years old from Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka, immediately on arrival at the airport, port or other entry point. If no such test is available upon entry, COVID-19 molecular or antigenic test within 48 hours of entry.
• Travelers must notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of entry.
• Until October 25, 5-day home quarantine for travelers arriving from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and military basis in Cyprus). Travelers carrying a UK NHS Certificate (called Green Pass in Italy) confirming vaccination are exempt. At the end of the quarantine, they need to take an additional COVID-19 test.
• 5-day home quarantine for travelers from List D countries; 10-day home quarantine for travelers from List E countries; 10-day quarantine in a government facility for travelers from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka. Travelers require a negative COVID-19 test to cease quarantine. The following categories are exempt (most exemptions do not apply to travelers from Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka):
- Travelers on COVID-tested flights (detailed above);
- Individuals in transit who do not leave the airport or are in transit to their residence for less than 36 hours.
- Transport crew, travel staff, healthcare professionals, and cross-border workers entering for professional purposes.
- Employees of companies headquartered in Italy, returning from a work trip abroad that lasted up to 120 hours (5 days). This exemption is also available for travelers from Brazil only if carrying the special Ministry of Health authorization.
- Students studying abroad and returning home at least once a week.
- Limited other exceptions such as diplomats and military personnel.
- Those entering for work, health or absolute necessity (this exemption is also available for travelers from Brazil carrying Ministry of Health authorization). These individuals may postpone home quarantine for up to 120 hours, if justified by the purpose of entry.
• Symptomatic travelers must quarantine, even if falling within an exemption category.
• Public offices are open but continue to limit personal appearance. Applicants should anticipate appointment queues with the limitation of one person at the time.
• Visa application centers are reopening, but only offer visa services for travel purposes permitted entry under current entry restrictions.
• Immigration applications are being processed.
• Applicants should anticipate delays in permit issuance across all permit types and immigration processes.
• TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Until October 25, 2021, entry ban for travelers from Bangladesh (instated April 28), India (instated April 26) and Sri Lanka (instated April 29). This includes those who stayed in or transited through these countries in the 14 days preceding entry. Transit via Italy is also banned. Entry is permitted for travelers resident in Italy before August 28, 2021, for Italians registered as AIRE residents abroad and those carrying Ministry of Health authorization for absolute necessity, and for those traveling to join their spouse, civil partner, or minor child.
• Until October 25, 2021, entry ban for travelers from Brazil (instated February 13). This includes those who stayed in or transited through these countries in the 14 days preceding entry. Entry is permitted for travelers who resided in Italy before the date the entry ban was instated as well as for those carrying Ministry of Health authorization for absolute necessity and for those traveling to join their spouse, civil partner, or minor child.
• The following categories of individuals may enter:
- Travelers from List A, C and D, provided they did not visit other countries in the 14 days preceding entry.
- Italian nationals and residents and their cohabiting family (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children under 21 years, and other cohabiting dependents).
- Nationals and residents of EU/Schengen Area countries and their cohabiting family (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children under 21 years, and other cohabiting dependents).
- Unmarried partners in a proven and stable relationship (even if not cohabiting) with EU citizens and non-EU national long-term residents in Italy, travelling to join their partner.
- Those traveling for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity; to return to one's place of nationality, residence or dwelling; and for study purposes.
• The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Website offers a questionnaire to self-assess whether an individual can travel to Italy, although regional authorities in Italy may apply additional restrictions in addition to the national rules. The questionnaire has been created for informational purposes only and the results do not guarantee entry into the country, which is left to the discretion of border control officers.
• Virtual services only where possible.
• Yes, bookings are being made virtually.
• No face-to-face support available.
• Apartments are currently available.
• Schools are reopening according to their academic calendar.
• Dispositions for return to school are:
- Everyone must wear masks and maintain the distance of 1 meter from other people.
- For children of age between 0-6 y.o. it is warmly suggested to always maintain the same groups of students working with the same teachers.
- Periodic controls of the health conditions of students and workers must be implemented: temperature must be measured every morning before entrance.
- Families have to give immediate communication to the school director in case any symptom is found, or the COVID-19 test is positive.
- If any student presents symptoms, it is absolutely forbidden to go to school: he/she must stay home, and the family needs to call immediately the family doctor.
- Self-isolation is mandatory for students or workers who have been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 case.
- If anyone at school should be positive to COVID-19, an extraordinary sanitization of the school has to be done and it will be evaluated if it will be necessary to isolate everyone who has been in contact with the positive person.
- Distance learning has to be included in the didactic plan, to be ready in case of need.
- School trips are suspended.
- For high-schools, 75% of the lessons are in distance learning.
• Prefects have the power to make mask-wearing mandatory, in areas of the cities where a high risk of the virus spreading exists.
- From September 1, 2021, face covering are compulsory at work. From September 2, 2021, face coverings are compulsary at school (this rule excludes people exercising a physical activity).
• All transportation running as normal.
• Individuals may travel freely within Italy as well as from/to the EU and Schengen Area.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Yes, with sanitary precautions.
• Sea: Yes, normal services with some longer transit time
• Air: Yes, but some lack of space to some destinations; higher rates and longer transit times.
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.