What are the Covid requirements to enter Italy?

Is the FFP2 Mask still required to travel to Italy?

The FFP2 Mask is required in Italy to visit some museums or on public transportation.

Here is all the information you need to travel to Italy or to Europe based on the last COVID update (08/31/22) from the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Italy website:

  • From May 1 until September 30, 2022, the use of more protective¬†FFP2 (FFP2/KN95) masks is mandatory on all trains, ships, and local public transportation (buses and metros) and inside all healthcare facilities.

What about the COVID Testing?

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Italy?¬†Yes

  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours?¬†Yes

    • Please note that response times vary by testing location, the type of test taken, and the method of retrieving test results (i.e., in-person or via correspondence).

    • At present in Italy, antigen tests cost approximately $20, while PCR tests cost approximately $70.

  • Individuals who test positive¬†in Italy¬†will need to self-isolate between 7-21 days, depending on the specifics of the case. The self-isolation will occur at the traveler‚Äôs own expense.

  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page:¬†https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Italy approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?¬†Yes

  • Are vaccines available in Italy for U.S. citizens to receive?¬†Yes, but only for those U.S. citizens enrolled in the Italian national healthcare system.

  • Which vaccines are available in Italy? Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca and Novavax.¬† In addition, Sputnik V and Pfizer-BioNTech are available in the Republic of San Marino. However, regional health authorities will determine which vaccines are administered.

      • COVID-19 vaccinations are being distributed by the Government of Italy at a regional level. ¬†According to the Italian Pharmaceutical Agency, the National Vaccination Plan guarantees that vaccinations will be available to all people present/resident in Italy, whether or not they have a valid Permit of Stay as long as they are registered with the Italian National Health Service.¬† Citizens will have to follow the instructions and schedule of their region of residence, and further information from each region is available at the following link:¬†http://www.regioni.it/regioni-online/.¬† For additional information on COVID-19 vaccination in Italy, please see the Italian National Institute of Health‚Äôs¬†website.

  • Visit the FDA‚Äôs website to¬†learn more about FDA-approved vaccines¬†in the United States.

  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?¬†Yes

    • U.S. citizens may travel to Italy for any reason, including tourism.

    • The Government of Italy periodically updates travel restrictions based on changing conditions, and all travelers should refer to current Italian health decrees when making travel plans.

    • English-language guidance on current entry and exit requirements is maintained on the¬†Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

    • Regional governments in Italy may also impose restrictions on travelers from certain foreign countries, and travelers intending to travel or return to Italy are advised to check whether any new provisions have been introduced by their¬†region of destination.

    • Starting from June 1, 2022, travelers to Italy will no longer be required to show the Green pass (i.e. Anti-COVID 19 vaccination certificate or recovery certificate, or a negative swab test) to enter Italy and are not subject to quarantine upon arrival to Italy if they do not possess the Green pass.

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?¬†No

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?¬†No

Movement Restrictions

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?¬†In some instances

    • Individuals who test positive¬†in Italy¬†will need to self-isolate between 7-21 days, depending on the specifics of the case. The self-isolation will occur at the traveler‚Äôs own expense.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating?¬†Yes

  • Is public transportation operating?¬†Yes

    • Public transportation including airlines, trains, and buses continue to operate, but with reduced frequency.¬† Travelers should check carrier schedules for the latest updates and work directly with the carrier or travel agent to arrange or reschedule travel.¬† Travelers should be prepared for the possibility of additional travel restrictions being implemented with little or no advance notice.

    • FFP2 masks¬†(FFP2/KN95) are mandatory on all trains, ships, and local public transportation (buses and metros).