Travel from and to the US
- U.S. citizens may travel to Italy for any reason, including tourism.
- All persons traveling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide their airline or Italian law enforcement officials with a self-declaration form prior to travel.
- Fully vaccinated tourists from the United States [can] skip pre-arrival testing by presenting their white Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination card. The requirements comply with Italy's "Green certificate." [Source] (June 24th)
- Unvaccinated travelers are still welcome but are required to show proof they contracted COVID-19 and recovered or show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of their departure. [Source] (June 24th)
- The CDC requires all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers two years of age and over prior to boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.
- Some travelers are prohibited from entering the US if they have been in one of several countries in the last 14 days, including Italy at this time. To see the full list click here. US citizens and lawful permanent residents are not subject to these restrictions. Some other exceptions also apply, but please note that if you are not a US citizen or permanent resident you likely cannot travel back directly from Italy to the US without first spending 14 days in a country not subject to the entrance bans.
Travel from and to Europe
Note: the instructions and information here apply primarily to countries in the Schengen zone. For other countries (e.g. the U.K.), please consult the appropriate resources.
- Travelers to Italy regardless of origin must fill out the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form. This form is used to facilitate contact tracing in the event of exposure to the coronavirus.
- Italy currently accepts the EU Digital COVID certificate (EUDCC) (also known as the 'Green Pass') for entry into the country, which allows a traveler to demonstrate they satisfy at least one of three conditions:
- Proof of vaccination
Validity: at least 14 days after the end of the prescribed vaccination cycle (after the second dose, or a single dose for the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine).
Accepted vaccines: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen.
- Proof of recovery from COVID-19
Validity: 6 months from the positive swab.
- Negative result to a COVID-19 test
Both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests are accepted.
Validity: 48 hours.
- Proof of vaccination
- If in possession of a Green Pass that includes at least one of these three items, a traveler from within Europe does not need further coronavirus-related measures before being allowed in the country.
- It is possible to enter Italy without the Green Pass, but please be aware of the requirements, listed here (click on 'Travel Plan' and input your country of origin for specific requirements): https://reopen.europa.eu/en
- Important update: A COVID-19 green pass will be required to visit all indoor hospitality from August 6 in Italy. It will provide proof that the holder has either received at least one dose of the vaccine, has recovered from the virus or tested negative in the previous 48 hours. It is not yet clear whether this will be done through the EUDCC. [source 1 (IT), source 2 (EN)] (23 July 2021)