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Entering Italy: procedures and rules

8 July 2021

Passengers wishing to enter Italy are required to complete the “Digital PLF – Passenger Locator Form” before entering the country. You can find all the information for filling out the new Form on the Ministry of Health website.  

From July 1st, for entry into Italy following a stay or transit 14 days previously in these List C countries – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco – passengers must comply with one of the requirements of the COVID-19 GREEN CERTIFICATION (Decree Law, 22 April 2021) and therefore, either:

present an Anti-Sars CoV-2 vaccination certificate proving completion of the prescribed vaccination cycle at least 14 days prior to arrival in the country

prove recovery from COVID-19 and the termination of self-isolation

present a negative result for a rapid or molecular antigen swab test taken no more than 48 hours prior to entry into the country

For those passengers arriving from the UK, a molecular or antigen swab test with a negative result in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy is required. They also have to undergo health surveillance, self-isolate for a 5-day period and then repeat the swab at the end of the self-isolation period.

Mandatory swab test for passengers arriving from Malta, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal: a mandatory swab test is now being extended to passengers arriving from Malta, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain or Portugal, or to those who have stayed or transited there in the 14 days prior to their arrival.  

For further information, details, and explanation, as well as the regulations relating to non-EU countries, we recommend you consult the Foreign Office website.

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