In pandemic times, traveling may seem very complicated with lots of paperwork and requirements in place, and Italy was one of the most impacted nations in the first wave.

However, the country has reinforced its system over the past year, and it is now possible to travel from all around the world. That being said, there are a few regulations in place that travelers must follow, from the Green Pass to the Passenger Locator Form.

Here we go through everything you should know before traveling to Italy and around the Schengen area.

The Vaccinations Approved by the Italian Administration

Being fully vaccinated is one of the essential requirements when entering Italy from outside the European Union.

The Italian government currently approves four vaccination schedules, and these are:

  • Pfizer
  • Spikevax, formerly Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson by Janssen
  • Vaxzvria, formerly AstraZeneca

Besides being fully vaccinated, travelers should have received their second dose at least 14 full days before flying. If you are not fully inoculated, you will need to go through a 5-day quarantine and take a final test in order to be released.

The Italian Green Pass

The Green Pass has become a must-have when entering Italian soil as it allows you to get into restaurants to have a meal, take the train to other cities, and even go to nightclubs.

Apart from that, when going to museums, everyone must show their Green Pass. Needless to say, traveling to and around Italy without one will limit your trip.

How to Get the Green Pass?

Getting a green pass is fast and straightforward. All you need to do is download the Immuni app from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iOS). From there, you will need to insert your medical history, vaccination record, and personal data in order to receive your QR code.

The QR code will be stored on the application, and you can get it whenever you go to restaurants, museums, nightclubs, and more.

The European Passenger Locator Form

The digital Passenger Locator Form (called PLF) is a report that passengers fill before arriving in Italy, France, Malta, and Slovenia. It is used to track travelers’ location and promptly contact them in case they were exposed to the novel coronavirus.

Getting a PLF is needed to enter the country and getting one is very easy – read more in the following paragraphs.

Where to Register for the Digital Passenger Locator Form?

To receive the digital PLF, you simply need to register and submit your information on our website. After filling in all the data below, you will eventually be sent the QR code that you can show upon arrival in Italy:

  • Your itinerary – Country of origin, final destination, and transportation
  • Travel and personal information
  • Accommodation and address in Italy
  • Emergency content details

Getting your PLF has never been so easy before, and we make the whole process quick and hassle-free.

The Countries Allowed to Travel to Italy

Many countries around the globe are allowed to enter the country, but three different categories are in place based on the risk level of each nation and continent.

First of all, list C countries include European countries with lower risks:

  • Andorra,
  • Austria,
  • Belgium,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Croatia,
  • Cyprus,
  • The Czech Republic,
  • Denmark,
  • Estonia,
  • Finland,
  • France,
  • Germany,
  • Greece,
  • Hungary,
  • Iceland,
  • Ireland,
  • Latvia,
  • Liechtenstein,
  • Lithuania,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Malta,
  • Monaco,
  • Netherlands,
  • Norway,
  • Poland,
  • Portugal,
  • Romania,
  • Slovakia,
  • Slovenia,
  • Spain,
  • Sweden.

Naturally, being part of the lower-risk nations doesn’t mean being able to enter Italy without restrictions.

All passengers are required to present their Passenger Locator Form on their mobile upon arrival together with their vaccination certificate. The vaccinations must be one of the brands listed above, and the last dose must have been injected two full weeks before arrival.

As of December 2021, passengers coming from list C countries must present a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test upon arrival.

Note that the test must have been taken 72 hours before arrival at the latest.

If you come from any European country but aren’t vaccinated, you will need to undergo a 5-day quarantine period and eventually take a final test before getting released.

Oppositely, travelers coming from list D countries (outside the European Union) must also fulfill entry requirements. The nations part of this category are:

  • Australia,
  • Bahrain,
  • Canada,
  • Chile,
  • Israel,
  • Japan,
  • Jordan,
  • Kosovo,
  • Korea,
  • Kuwait,
  • New Zealand,
  • Qatar,
  • Rwanda,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • UAE,
  • UK,
  • USA,
  • Ukraine,
  • Uruguay,
  • Taiwan,
  • Hong Kong,
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Travelers with these origins have to prepare their Passenger Locator Form with all the details, their vaccination certificate and take a Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.

On the same level as the list C passengers, if you aren’t fully vaccinated or inoculated with a vaccine that isn’t an approved brand, self-isolation is in place for five days.

Last but not least, travelers coming from the rest of the world belong to the list E. Only essential travel is allowed, and a 10-day quarantine period is in place with a final test at the end.

To conclude, no matter the country list, children younger than 6 years old do not need to quarantine unless their parents have to.

How to Travel from the US to Italy

Passengers coming from the United States, being a country included in list D, are allowed to enter Italy for non-essential travel.

To enter Italy from the States, you will need to get a Passenger Locator Form from our website and a Green Pass from the EU official website.

Apart from that, if you’re willing to avoid spending 5 days in quarantine, you will have to provide a vaccination certificate with the last dose injected at least 14 full days before arrival.

A Covid-19 test will be required upon arrival in Italy, with the results within 72 hours before landing.

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