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COVID-19. Information for Italians and foreigners in light of the recent measures adopted by the Italian Government

COVID-19. Information on measures taken by the Italian government


All EU citizens, foreign nationals residing in an EU Member State and members of their household (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children aged below 21 years, other dependent household members) may freely travel to Italy without having to justify their reasons for travelling.

With the entry into force of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 11 June 2020, travel to and from EU Member States is freely permitted, as well as to and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City State.

Since 1st July, travel to Italy by residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay are also freely allowed. Those who enter from these countries will no longer have to justify the reasons for the trip and are not subject to the obligation of fiduciary isolation for 14 days upon entry into Italy.

To enter Italy from South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia or Lesotho (the countries of accreditation of this Embassy) is permitted only for:

– proven working needs;

– health reasons;

– study reasons;

– absolute urgency;

– return home or to one’s place of residence or dwelling

All other reasons for travelling shall continue to be prohibited.

People travelling to Italy from all Countries other than EU Member States, Schengen Member States, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino or Vatican City State will still be required to observe a 14-day quarantine period in self-isolation, with a few special exceptions (for further information, check the FAQ here).


Public health measures in Italy

1. It is recommended to respect a safety distance of at least one meter between one person and another;

2. Wearing a facemask is mandatory in closed places accessible to the public (such as public transport and shops) and in any case in all situations where it is not possible to guarantee a continuous safety distance;

3. For all the other restrictions and recommendations regarding social distancing procedures visit the FAQ page.

Italian citizens interested in special repatriation flights should visit this page (in Italian) for further information.

For any further clarifications, please check the FAQ page.


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