Italy to Drop Last COVID-19 Entry Restrictions

Starting from 1 June, Italy welcomes all travelers restrictions-free! Regardless of vaccination status, all visitors no longer need to take pre-departure tests and meet other entry rules.

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As of 1 June 2022, all entry rules for international travelers are dropped. Now, even unvaccinated travelers no longer need to take a pre-departure test before visiting Italy. 

Like other European countries, Italy has been steadily reopening over the last months, lifting the requirement to complete a digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) at the beginning of May.

In March, Italy also ended the emergency state dropping the Green Passes and Super Green Passes. 

A mask mandate will remain in force until at least mid-June. Although the EU-wide mask requirements on flights were dropped in May, masks may be still required at airports or on planes when flying to and from Italy. 

Italy's current entry rules 

Travelers can now enter Italy without needing to provide the Covid-19 test reports regardless of their vaccination status

Previously, non-vaccinated arrivals had to submit either recovery proof from Covid-19 issued within the last 6 months or a negative test result. Until May, they were also required to undergo a 5-day quarantine. 

Visitors to Italy also no longer need to complete the Passenger Locator Form. In practice, it means that all travelers are allowed to travel to Italy like in the pre-pandemic times.

Green Pass and Super Green Pass 

In May, the Italian authorities also lifted the ‘basic’ and ‘super’ Green Pass which functioned as a digital certificate confirming that a person has received the Covid-19 vaccine or recovered from coronavirus recently. 

Before May, the passes were required to access almost all settings like bars, restaurants, cinemas, concerts, or long-distance public transportation. The Super Green Pass is, however, still mandatory at hospitals or nursing homes. 

Wearing masks 

In spite of planning to drop the mask requirement from May 1, Italy has extended the obligation to wear them on public transport and in some indoor settings until mid-June.

All the people over 5 years of age must wear high-grade FFP2 masks on all forms of public transportation, schools, universities, hospitals, concerts, etc. 

The recent announcement does not include the mandated usage of face masks at workplaces and shops. Nevertheless, wearing masks in all indoor public spaces is still strongly recommended. 

Covid-19 situation in Italy

As the first European country hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Italy holds the second-highest death toll (after the UK) with nearly 17.4 mln people infected, of which around 167,000 were fatal cases. 

At the end of May, the country observed a downward trend with less than 200,000 new coronavirus cases recorded per week. 

Around 90% of the adult Italian population has already received a full regimen of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Katarzyna Żyła
2022-06-1

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