Italy continues to impose COVID-19 entry rules for all travelers despite the approaching summer travel season.
In an ordinance published on April 28, Italy’s Ministry of Health announced that the country has decided to extend the current entry rules until May 31. Therefore, travelers from all countries must still meet the COVID rules when arriving in Italy, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
According to the Italian Ministry of Health, all travelers, whether they are traveling from an EU or non -EU country, must present a valid vaccination, revocation, or test certificate to avoid further complications. prohibition.
“From May 1, regardless of the country of entry into Italy, the traveler must present the carrier and whoever is handling the inspection of the COVID-19 Green Certificate or other equivalent certificate,” the Ministry statement can be read.
In addition to presenting these documents, the Ministry emphasizes that everyone must meet the validity period available for vaccination, revocation, and testing certificates.
Arrival in Italy, a vaccination certificate identified as long as it proves that the holder has completed the primary vaccination in the past nine months or has received an additional dose of vaccine.
As for certificate of recovery, the Ministry clarified that the document is accepted as long as it proves that the holder has been ill for the past 180 days with COVID-19 and has recovered from it. Testing that confirms that the individual has previously been infected with the virus should be done by a professional.
Travelers who have not yet recovered or been vaccinated against the virus can also enter Italy for travel purposes, as long as they show a the COVID-19 test result was negative on their arrival. Italy accepts PCR and rapid antigen testing. The PCR test must be performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, and the rapid antigen test must be performed within 48 hours prior to arrival in Italy.
Travelers who do not hold any three certificates must be quarantined within five days of their arrival in Italy. After this time, they have to pass the test.
Even if Italy continues to maintain area entry rules for travelers, the country is already speeding up other rules.
Italy has already eliminated the Passenger Locator Form requirement. Such a requirement was removed on May 1st.
In addition, the country has also abolished the mask and required Green Health Pass.