A national decree was issued containing provisions for travel to and from abroad, effective through March 5. The ordinance separates countries into five categories, A through E, with specific regulations for each. Keep in mind that the Florence airport is closed for maintenance, including redoing the runway.
TRAVEL REGULATIONS FOR ITALY BY COUNTRY
The Republic of San Marino and Vatican City State. No limitations.
States and territories with low epidemiological risk that will be identified, among those referred to in List C, by the Minister of Health. No Limitations.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and the Principality of Monaco.
Admission is allowed for tourism and other reasons after having stayed or transited through listed countries in the 14 days prior to entering Italy. A self-declaration, using the online form must be completed.
The traveler must also present a certificate of having undergone, in the 48 hours prior to entry into Italy, a molecular or antigenic test by swab with a negative result. Those who do not present it upon arrival must undergo self isolation for 14 days.
Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand
Admission is allowed for tourism and other reasons and travelers must undergo isolation and health surveillance for 14 days and reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle or connecting flight without leaving the airport transit areas. Furthermore, they must fill in a self-declaration via the online form provided for List C countries.
All states and territories not expressly indicated in another list (except the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Brazil, which, despite being on List E, special rules apply). This includes the United States of America, Canada and Latin American countries. Return from these countries (excluding exceptions) is allowed for specific reasons such as:
- Work needs
- Absolute urgency
- Health needs
- Study needs
- Return to one’s home or residence
- Entry into the national territory of citizens of EU states, Schengen area, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State and their family members.
- Entry into Italy of third-country nationals residing long-term or having right of residence and their family members. Upon entry or return to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to fill in a self-declaration to communicate your entry, specifying the reason that allows it, to the Prevention Department via the online form provided under List C, and to undergo isolation and health surveillance for 14 days.
- Entry into Italy to reach the domicile, home, or residence of a person, even if not cohabiting, with whom there is a proven and stable emotional relationship.
Upon entry/return to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to fill in a self-declaration to communicate your entry, specifying the reason that allows it, to the Prevention Department via the online form provided under List C. In addition, they must undergo isolation and health surveillance for 14 days.
Special rules for the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Brazil
Entry is prohibited into Italy for those who have stayed or transited in the United Kingdom in the 14 days prior to the proposed date of arrival. Exceptions include those who have registered residence in Italy before December 23, 2020 and do not present symptoms of Covid-19 and/or for reasons of absolute necessity proven by declaration. These exceptions must present a certificate of a molecular or antigenic swab test taken within 72 hours prior to entry with a negative result to the air carrier. In addition, they are obliged to undergo a swab test in the airport, port or border upon arrival or within 48 hours of entering Italy. Furthermore, regardless of the results of the test, they must comply with isolation and health surveillance for 14 days at the residence registered with the health authorities. They are also required to fill in the self-declaration online form provided under List C.
By order of the Minister of Health, air traffic has been suspended from Brazil, and travelers from Brazil are prohibited from entry into Italy for all those who have stayed or transited there in the 14 days preceding the proposed date of arrival to Italy. At the moment Brazilians allowed to enter Italy must test negative for COVID-19 and be legally resident in Italy prior to February 13, 2021.
Travelers from Brazil who are already in Italy in the 14 days prior to the decree of January 16, even if asymptomatic, must report their entry immediately using the online form provided under List C and undergo a molecular or antigenic swab test.
The source for the information provided above is the Tuscan Region website. (rita kungel)