Date Updated

01/18/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements

    • Negative COVID-19 molecular or antigenic test for the following groups of travelers over six years old:
    - Travelers from List C countries must carry a negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 24 hours if antigenic and 48 hours if PCR, before entry;
    - Travelers from List D and E countries must carry a negative PCR COVID-19 test completed no more than 72 hours or a negative antigenic test completed no more than 24 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 PCR COVID-19 test completed no more than 48 hours or a negative antigenic test completed no more than 24 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.

    • On-arrival COVID-19 test for travelers on 'covid-tested flights'.

    • Negative result from molecular COVID-19 test carried out within 72 hours prior to entry and molecular or antigen COVID-19 test upon arrival (and isolation until the result) for travelers who have stayed in/passed through Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini or South Africa in the 14 days prior to entry to Italy. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Travelers on 'covid-tested flights' are quarantineexempt if their on-arrival test is negative.

    • 10-day home quarantine and negative result from molecular COVID-19 test after end of quarantine for travelers who have stayed in/passed through Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini or South Africa in the 14 days prior to entry to Italy. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • The following quarantine requirements apply:
    - 5-day home quarantine for travelers from List C countries not carrying an EU Digital COVID Certificate
    - 5-day home quarantine for travelers from List D countries;
    - 10-day home quarantine for travelers from List E countries;
    - These travelers require a negative COVID-19 test to cease quarantine.

    • The following categories are exempt:
    - 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; and
    - 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.

    • 10-day home quarantine and negative result from molecular COVID-19 test after end of quarantine for travelers who have stayed in/passed through Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini or South Africa in the 14 days prior to entry to Italy.


  • • The State of Emergency has been extended until March 31, 2022.

    • Public offices are open but continue to limit personal appearance. Applicants should anticipate appointment queues with the limitation of one person at a 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.

    • Until January 31, 2022, travelers need a "Super" COVID Green Pass Certificate showing at least two vaccinations or recovery from COVID to enter private and public offices and premises. Travel Restrictions

    • Until January 31, 2022, entry ban (stays and layovers) for travelers who have spent 14 days prior to entry in Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini or South Africa, except:
    - Italian nationals and residents registered as residents in Italy prior to November 26, 2021 and their cohabiting family (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children under 21 years, and other cohabiting dependents), provided they do not show symptoms of Covid-19
    - 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); and
    - Unmarried partners in a proven and stable relationship (even if not cohabiting) with EU citizens and non-EU national long-term residents in Italy, traveling to join their partners.

    • The entry ban for travelers from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Brazil has been lifted and these countries are now included in list E.

    • 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; and
    - 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 selfassess 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 Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes, with sanitary precautions.

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • 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.

    Road Availability
    • Yes

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.

Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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