Italy Eases Travel Restrictions, Ends Pre-departure PCR Test Requirements For International Travelers

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has announced that the country has aimed to ‘reopen everything as quickly as possible with restrictions gradually removed beginning on April 1.

This comes after Covid-19 related travel restriction was in place for more than two years, but now, travel to Italy will become significantly easier starting in April, when the country will lift its COVID-19 state of emergency.

Italy Eases Travel Restrictions

The PM confirmed that the use of the ‘green pass’ health certificate will be scaled back and the need to present proof of vaccination status at many venues will also be steadily removed.

The non-essential travel restriction for visitors from outside the EU has also been lifted, which means that non-EU visitors are now subject to the same laws as EU visitors and can travel in Italy.

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Not just that, the country has just removed all its pre-departure Covid-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated international travelers. With these measures, Italy has become the latest European nation to ease its entry and travel protocols.

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Italy Travel Requirements And Guidelines

  • The National Tourist Board states that fully vaccinated international visitors can enter the country if they were vaccinated within nine months of their trip or received a booster dose.
  • Unvaccinated visitors can enter by submitting a recovered within six months report or a negative RT PCR test less than 72 hours old. They can also show the negative results of 48-hour rapid antigen testing.
  • All travelers will be required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy, the same can be found here. If a traveler fails to show any of the above documents, he or she would be quarantined for five days.
  • In Italy, those with proof of immunization or proof of having COVID-19 and recovering from it can obtain a digital super green pass.

It must be noted that, staying in hotels, flying on airlines, and participating in other activities all necessitate the use of a digital pass.

Travelers From A Non-EU Country

Travelers to Italy from countries outside the EU are now subject to the rules as those from Europe. Non-EU visitors will need to show either a vaccination certificate, a recovery certificate, or a negative test result.

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Previously, a vaccination certificate, as well as a negative RT-PCR test both were mandatory for travelers from non-EU countries.


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