Florence city during golden sunset. Panoramic view to the river Arno, with Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), Florence, Italy

COVID-19 travel restrictions: Italy

Travel restrictions


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This article was published on December 27, 2021, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Italy?

Italy is open to tourism. The COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted. Please take your time to learn the information presented below to check if you can enter Italy and what COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Note that filling out a Passenger Locator Form is no longer required from May 1.

Can I enter Italy if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Italy if you are vaccinated.

Presently, there are seven vaccines approved in Italy:

  • Novavax
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Covishield
  • FiocruzR-Covi

Young woman in medical mask traveling during pandemic in Italy. Concept of social rules of wearing a mask during a pandemic. Woman using smartphone while standing on the bridge in VeniceMeasures are in place in Italy to prevent the spread of Covid-19 — Shutterstock

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

  • A vaccination certificate

All children under 6 years of age entering Italy are exempt from vaccination requirements.

Can I enter Italy if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Italy if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 infection (valid for 180 days from positive swab test) or
  • A rapid antigen or molecular swab test taken within 48 or 72 hours before entry into Italy

Who cannot enter Italy now?

As of May 2022, travelers from all countries can enter Italy provided they present certificates mentioned above.

Duomo of Milan, Italy. Cathedral. Symbol of Milano.Beautiful sunset. Looking up from arcadeDuomo di Milano, Italy — Shutterstock

Can I leave Italy?

Currently, it is possible to leave Italy and travel to almost all countries of the world. The exceptions are listed below.

Can I leave Italy if I am vaccinated?

You can leave Italy if you are vaccinated. In addition, please learn the requirements for testing for vaccinated visitors of your destination country in advance.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

Vaccinated travelers must have one of the following documents to leave Italy:

  • The EU digital COVID certificate (to travel within the EU)
  • Another document confirming vaccination (to travel outside the EU)

Can I leave Italy if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can leave Italy.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Italy currently

After three lockdowns, the COVID-19 situation in Italy has become more moderate now. More than 80% of the total population has been fully vaccinated. Nevertheless, the global spread of the omicron COVID-19 variant has pushed Italian authorities to extend the state of emergency until March and tighten travel restrictions for arrivals.


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Is it safe to travel to Italy right now?

As of December 2021, traveling to Italy is safe provided you follow local regulations:
  • Wearing masks is mandatory both inside and outside (in most big cities)
  • Up to two passengers in the backseat of a taxi
  • Mass events are open with a maximum capacity of 75% outdoors and 60% indoors and let in only fully vaccinated or recovered visitors (while small bars, coffee houses, etc., welcome visitors with a negative test result as well)

Is Rome open for travel?

Rome is open for travel now. Please adhere to all nationwide COVID-19 rules mentioned above.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Italy?

Normally, travelers are exempt from quarantine in Italy as of May 2022. If you fail to present the COVID-19 proofs mentioned above, you have to undergo a five-day quarantine period at the address indicated to the competent authorities.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Italy?

As of May 2022, Italy accepts the COVID-19 Green Certificate or other equivalent certificates.

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