Italy Drops Some Covid Restrictions

Italy Drops Some Covid Restrictions

On Sunday, 1 May, Italy eased some COVID-19 restrictions which reflects that life is gradually going back to pre-pandemic.

Italy lifted its “Green Pass” over the weekend, which means that visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination to visit places like restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas, gyms, and other venues. 

However, the green pass is still required to access hospitals and nursing homes.

Some indoor mask mandates in Italy also ended, including inside supermarkets, workplaces, and stores. Masks are still required on public transport, in cinemas, and in all health care facilities and nursing homes.

Italy's Entry Rule

Italy’s entry requirements allow both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors to enter the country.

Travellers to Italy are no longer required to complete the Passenger Locator Form to enter the country. However,  the rest of the existing entry restrictions have been prolonged until the end of the month.

From March 1, all travelers, aged six and over, must show one of the following:

  • proof of vaccination OR
  • evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering Italy or a negative rapid lateral flow test taken within the 48 hours before entering Italy OR
  • a Covid-19 recovery certificate, certifying that you have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 6 months

If you cannot present evidence of vaccination OR a negative test OR a Covid-19 recovery certificate, you will need to:

  • travel to your final destination in Italy by private transport
  • remain in self-isolation for 5 days
  • take another PCR or rapid lateral flow test at the end of the 5 days’ self-isolation. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation

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