These are hard times for travelers. But with the world preparing to reopen in 2021, we’re here to make you dream and plan your next adventure, whether it’s a staycation or a trip to unknown places. Until then, keep up to date and ready to go with our travel tips and the latest news on Covid-19.
The information changes every day, which can make it difficult to keep up with the facts that are most relevant to you. We will continue to keep this page on the pandemic constantly updated Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. So, in case you need information, it might be worth adding it to your favorites.
We strongly recommend that you read Coronavirus travel updates and advice from local authorities and governments, such as Ministry of Health o la Civil protection, as well as the guide ofWorld Health Organization (WHO), a safe and reliable source of global news and information.
This page was updated on July 16, 2021. To our knowledge, the information on this page was correct at the time of publication.
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Official reference sites in Italy
How is the Coronavirus situation in Italy? To check measures and infections in detail you can find thedirect access to the websites of the Italian Regions.
Coronavirus bans and travel restrictions by country
How is the Covid-19 pandemic affecting travel in Europe and the rest of the world? Check the situation through our global map updated in real time to find out the latest travel restrictions from Italy to all countries of the world:
State of emergency in Italy until July 31, 2021.
With the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 17 June 2021, the COVID-19 green certification that, from 1 July 2021, is also valid as EU Digital Covid Certificate and can be used to facilitate travel within the European Union and the Schengen Area. All information on what it is and how to obtain the COVID-19 green certification in Italy can be found on the dedicated portal: Home – COVID-19 green certification (dgc.gov.it).
The general rules for travel to / from abroad are contained in the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021. The Prime Minister’s Decree continues to be based on country lists for which there are different measures:
A – San Marino and Vatican City: no limitation.
B – States and territories with low epidemiological risk, at the moment no state is included in this list.
C – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories located outside the European continent), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories located outside the European continent), Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, British bases on the island of Cyprus), Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Israel.
On the basis of Italian legislation, travel to / from the countries of list C is allowed without the need for a motivation, but for entry into Italy, in case of stay or transit from the countries of list C in the previous 14 days, in addition to filling in a self-declaration, mandatory to undergo a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab and negative result, in the 48 hours prior to entry into the Italian territory. In case of failure to present the certificate relating to the molecular test or antigenic prescribed, you are subjected to fiduciary isolation and health surveillance.
D – Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, United States, Thailand: journeys from / to these countries are allowed without the need for a motivation but an obligation to fiduciary isolation and health surveillance upon returning to Italy for 10 days.
E – Rest of the world: travel to / from the rest of the world is allowed only for specific reasons, such as: work, health or study reasons, absolute urgency, return to one’s home, home or residence. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. The return to Italy from this group of countries is always allowed to Italian / EU / Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as to holders of regular residence permits and their family members. Upon returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to undergo fiduciary isolation and 10-day health surveillance, fill in a specific declaration in which you must indicate the reason that allows the return and you can reach your final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal)
Countries subject to special measures: Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: you can only return to Italy if:
- you are an Italian citizen with a registered residence in Italy from before April 29;
- you are an Italian citizen registered in the Registry of Italians Residing Abroad (AIRE);
- following the express authorization of the Ministry of Health, regardless of nationality, there are humanitarian or health reasons that cannot be deferred.
For more information, we recommend that you visit the official websites Italian Government Presidency of the Council of Ministers e www.viaggiaresicuri.it
Coronavirus flight cancellations of major airlines operating in Italy
For specific information on the airline’s route, as well as its cancellation, rebooking or refund policies, find all updates on their websites or consult the International Air Travel Association.
- Alitalia: if you have booked a ticket, you will receive an e-mail notification on the status of the flight and in case of cancellation you can call the switchboard to request a full refund of the trip. Find all the information you need on the official page dedicated to Covid-19.
- Ryanair: If your flight has been canceled due to the Coronavirus, you will be notified by email and SMS with the option to request a refund or activate a voucher.
- easyJet: you will be contacted by the airline to discuss possible options in case of flight cancellation.
- Wizz Air: If you have a canceled flight you will be offered a refund or voucher for a future flight, plus 20% of the original fare paid.
- Emirates: You can keep your ticket and use it at any time within the next 24 months. It costs nothing more to change flights and even change destinations. However, if you prefer not to fly, you can request a refund.
- Norwegian: Norwegian Airlines operates a limited flight schedule until further notice. If your flight is canceled you will receive a confirmation by SMS and email. You can request a refund of the unused ticket or opt for flight credit and get an additional 20% for future travel.
- KLM: If your flight has been canceled by the airline, you can request a refund or a travel voucher valid until December 31, 2021.
- Virgin Atlantic: Virgin Atlantic has a limited flight schedule. If you wish to change your booking, you can rebook your trip until 30 September 2022. If the flight is canceled, the ticket will automatically be opened as a credit to be used until 31 May 2022.
- Vueling Airlines: You will receive an email from the airline if your flight is canceled, as well as a URL to a form where you can reschedule your flight or request a refund.
- British Airways: If your flight has been canceled, you can request a voucher worth the booking online or by calling customer service to discuss your refund options. The vouchers will be valid for travel until April 30, 2022 and can be used as payment, or partial payment, for a future booking.
- Finnair: Bookings made until 30 June 2020 can be rescheduled for free and canceled flights scheduled for departure after 1 July can be rebooked for free until 31 May 2021. If the flight is canceled you will be contacted by the airline to discuss the rebooking or your repayment options.
- Turkish Airlines: Bookings made after March 20, 2020 can be rescheduled for free until December 31, 2021.
Airlines that offer the flexibility of the Coronavirus emergency rate
In response to recent coronavirus developments, some airlines are adjusting change costs and cancellation policies:
These rules could change. For more details, contact your airline for up-to-date information on the rules.
Travel Tips Covid-19 FAQ
This is a rapidly developing situation, in the meantime we try to answer four Coronavirus useful questions for every traveler:
There are many practical steps you can take to stay safe. Wash your hands regularly (with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizing gel), avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, stay at least one meter away from others, especially if you sneeze, and always wear the mask.
First, call the airline, hotel, or online travel agent you booked with. In case of doubt about which company to call, you can find the references on the bank statement or on the e-mail received following the booking confirmation.
At the time of writing all Italy is in white area and the curfew is abolished all over the country.
At the time of writing, it is no longer necessary to do the quarantine for return from List C countries.
For more answers to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus, click here.
This page was last updated the July 16, 2021. To our knowledge, the information on this page was correct at the time of publication. However, given the changing nature of COVID-19, information will vary by location and change at short notice of time. We will do our best to keep this page up to date, but we cannot guarantee this anyway.
This page was created for general guidance only and is not intended for you or for specific circumstances relevant to you. It is highly recommended that you monitor the latest updates on your government’s official websites before embarking on a trip or making any decisions regarding a move.