Last updated March 22nd, 2022, 11:00 CET
All passengers arriving in Italy are required to fill out an EU Digital Passenger Locator Form. (Click here to open). Anybody unable to do this can use a paper-based self-declaration form and present it to the carrier or any other authorized person, either printed or on one’s mobile device.
As of the 1 March 2022 (up to 31 March 2022) Ordinance of the Minister of Health, passengers are no longer required to take a negative Molecular (PCR) or Rapid Antigenic test before entry to Italy. Meaning alongside the PLF they only need one of the following:
Passengers failing to present a certificate stating the completion of a vaccination cycle may still enter Italy but must self-isolate for five days, activating local health surveillance procedures by informing the relevant Local Health Authority, and get tested again at the end of the five days.
As of March 1st 2022, the rules of entry have been standardized regardless of your country of origin. However, to verify the entry requirements from your country of origin, please consult this website: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html
Validity of the Covid Pass
To understand the Italy’s Covid Pass measures, first we need to define the two types of Green Pass so as to avoid any potential confusion.
The validity of the COVID-19 super Green Pass to access activities and services in Italy is 6 months. However, if the individual has either received the booster or has completed a vaccination cycle and has recovered from COVID-19 the validity is unlimited.
Those who come from a foreign country and are in possession of a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (where six months have elapsed) or vaccination with a vaccine authorised or recognised as equivalent in Italy, issued by the competent foreign health authorities (where six months have elapsed since the completion of the vaccination cycle), are allowed access to services and activities for which the super Green Pass is provided after having carried out a rapid antigen test swab (valid for 48 hours) or molecular test swab (valid for 72 hours).
The test is not mandatory in case of recovery from Covid-19 after the completion of the primary vaccination cycle. In the case of vaccinations with vaccines that are not authorised or not recognised as equivalent in Italy, access to services and activities is allowed in any case after having carried out a rapid antigen test swab (valid for 48 hours) or molecular test swab (valid for 72 hours) with a negative result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Accessing indoor venues in Italy
Everybody aged 12 and above must present super Green Pass or equivalent to dine indoors in restaurants, enter museums and archaeological sites, and access other indoor event spaces. This pass must demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination (in the last 6 months) or recovery from Covid (in the last 6 months).
Visitors from the US, UK, Canada, Japan, and Israel can show the documents issued by their respective authorities in lieu of the Italian Green Pass. The document must both state the identity of the holder and the date and type of vaccine administered. An ID document will also be required to verify the holder’s identity.
Certificates will be accepted in one of the following four languages: English, Italian, French, or Spanish. Any certificate not in one of these must be accompanied by a certified translation.
The certification of successful completion of the vaccination cycle must relate to one of the four vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency: Comirnaty from Pfizer–BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).
→ Keep up-to-date with the latest official information by visiting the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Most public facilities (e.g. museums, bars, restaurants, and shops) have now reopened on the condition that they adhere to social distancing and antiviral cleaning regulations. Stadiums and nightclubs are not yet operating at full capacity.
Daily antiviral disinfection is compulsory for all hotels, cars, trains, buses, and rented vehicles. Mask-wearing is obligatory indoors and in crowds for all personnel and clients. Clients are encouraged to make use of antiviral hand gel, to wear masks even outdoors when necessary, and to follow social distancing measures during activities and transportation.
Contactless ticket redemption is available. Temperature checks are carried out at the entrance to all attractions and museums. Anyone with a temperature exceeding 37.5 degrees will be denied entry. All private drivers are required by law to carry Covid-free test certification.
Keeping you safe while travelling is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we have implemented the following measure to ensure your safety and wellbeing while safeguarding the livelihoods of ours teams.