Italy Phase 2: Travel and Movement

1. WHAT IS RECOMMENDED TO TRAVELLERS?

Travel to and from abroad from  May 18 to June 2
Until June 2, 2020, travel to and from abroad by public and private transport is prohibited, unless:

  • for proven work needs of absolute urgency
  • for health reasons
  • further cases identified by the relevant measures.
  • returning to your home, domicile, or legal residence.

Travel to and from abroad from  June 3
From June 3, 2020, travel to and from abroad is permitted.

Movements may only be restricted by measures taken in relation to specific States and territories, in accordance with the principles of adequacy and proportionality to the epidemiological risk and in compliance with the constraints arising from EU law and international obligations.

Travel between the Vatican City State or the Republic of San Marino and neighbouring regions
Travel between the Vatican City State or the Republic of San Marino and neighbouring regions are not subject to any restrictions.

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2.WHAT MEASURES ARE PLANNED FOR ENTRY IN ITALY

Until June 2, whoever intends to enter Italy by air, sea, lake, rail or land transport or by private means, is required, for the purpose of access to the service, to deliver to the carrier a detailed and clear certification upon boarding, in order to allow verification by carriers or shipowners, to:

  • reasons for travelling
  • full address of the house or dwelling in Italy where the period of health surveillance and  fiduciary isolation will be carried out
  • any private means of transport that will be employed to travel
  • Landline or mobile telephone number where communications can be received during the entire period of health surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

All travellers entering Italy, even if asymptomatic, are obliged to immediately notify the Prevention Department of the competent territorial health service and are subject to health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of fourteen days at the home or residence stated at the time of boarding.

In the event of the onset of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers are obliged to report this situation promptly to the Health Authority via the dedicated telephone numbers.

Obligations for carriers and shipowners

Carriers and shipowners shall obtain and verify the documentation required from travellers before boarding, taking care to take temperature measurements of individual passengers and forbidding boarding in case of fever, as well as because of incomplete documentation.

Carriers and shipowners are also required to adopt any necessary measures to ensure at all times an interpersonal distance of at least one meter between passengers during the journey, and to promote the use of individual means of protection by the crew and passengers, providing clear directions concerning  any situations in which such protections may be temporarily removed. Air carriers shall ensure that all passengers without protection are provided with personal protective equipment upon boarding.

The above provisions shall not apply to:

  • transport crew
  • travelling personnel belonging to companies with registered offices in Italy
  • health personnel entering Italy to practice activities connected to their professional health qualifications, including temporary practice
  • cross-border workers entering and leaving the national territory for proven reasons of work and the consequent return to their residence, dwelling or homestay.

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3. Are foreign nationals required to observe the same travel limitations as Italian citizens?

Yes, the restrictions to travel and movement apply to all persons in or entering/exiting Italy, regardless of their nationality.

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