Travel to Italy will become even easier starting in April, when the country will lift its COVID-19 state of emergency.
After more than two years of restrictions, Prime Minister Mario Draghi declared that the goal is to “reopen everything as soon as possible,” with restrictions gradually lifting beginning on April 1.
Draghi confirmed that the use of the ‘green pass’ health certificate will reduce. Also, the requirement to present proof of vaccination status at many venues will be gradually phased out.
The government lifted the non-essential travel ban for visitors from outside the EU. This means that non-EU visitors are now subject to the same rules as EU visitors and can go to Italy for vacation.
Visitors from the EU and Schengen zone must show proof of vaccination, recovery, or a COVID-19 test that is negative. The test can be either a negative lateral flow test performed within 24 hours of arrival or a PCR test performed within 48 hours. They do not permit home test kits, and a certified provider must perform them.
The previous rules, which required travelers from the EU and Schengen zone to show proof of vaccination or recovery as well as a negative test result, have been simplified. There was a five-day quarantine period in place for anyone who couldn’t provide both. This is still in place.
Passengers must also complete an EU Digital Passenger Locator Form, which is available here.
Passengers flying to or from Italy must also wear an FFP2 mask at all times.
Travelers to Italy from countries other than the EU are now subject to the same rules as those from Europe. Non-EU visitors will need to show either a vaccination certificate, a recovery certificate, or a negative test result.
Previously, the state required a vaccination certificate, as well as a negative test.