The latest updates on Italy’s situation
What to know in order to plan your travel to Italy
The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic is still an ongoing situation all over the world and also in Italy there still are cases. The global situation is far from being settled, however it appears to be increasingly under control as the awareness of citizens about the problem rises, making the way to good practices and behaviors that allow to contain possible outbreaks. It is going to take time to affirm that it is completely over and until then it will be necessary to be always up-to-date with the latest news before travelling to Italy.
The present situation
Currently, after a consistent drop of the number of cases thanks to the strict measures enforced in Italy, there is a moderate reprise of cases but with few patients in need of hospitalization.
Nevertheless the attention on the issue is still very high: therefore bars, shops, restaurants, and all the places where people gather must keep enforcing the measures imposed after the end of lock-down. Travelling to Italy continues to have limitations, at the moment entering the country is allowed for any reason (therefore also tourism) from the following states:
- Member states of the European Union
- United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
- Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, and Vatican City
A 14 Days quarantine is required to all citizens who stayed in Romania and Bulgaria before entering Italy.
All citizens who have stayed in Croatia, Malta, Spain, and Greece are required to certify that within the last 72 hours before entering Italy they tested for Covid-19 resulting negative. Alternatively they can get tested within 48 hours from their entrance in the national territory and isolate themselves while waiting for the test and its response.
The entrance in Italy from states the are not EU members nor part of the Shengen area is only allowed for work-related ressons, absolute urgency, health reasons, proven study-related reasons, going back to one’s own Italian residency.
It is instead possible to travel to Italy without specific reasons from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Fiduciary isolation and health monitoring are however requested to all people entering Italy from any country other than EU member states, UK and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco. Republic of San Marino and Vatican City. The same applies for all travelers who have stayed in such countries in the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy.
New updates are expected later this month and we will timely share any change. In the meantime Learning Italy and its staff are at your disposal for any further information you may need, and if you cannot travel to Italy from your country don’t forget that our online lessons are available!