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Italy: Updated COVID-19 Related Entrance Requirements

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Removal of pre-departure COVID-19 entry requirement for travelers who can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test result 


On 1 April 2022, the government of Italy lifted the requirement for travelers to provide a pre-departure test result. As a result, all fully vaccinated will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 will be permitted to enter the country so long as they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the last six months.  

Unvaccinated travelers will be permitted to enter the country so long as they can provide proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure for Italy.  

All travelers entering the country are still required to complete the Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival.  

So long as travelers can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination against COVID-19, they will not be required to undergo quarantine. Travelers who cannot provide proof of the above will be required to undergo a five-day quarantine period.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Italy updated its COVID-19 related entry requirements on 1 April 2022. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate authorization prior to arrival.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of Italy’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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This article was published on 13 April 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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