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UPDATE ON THE ENTRY RULES IN ITALY FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION OF THE DECREE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF 14 JULY 2020

Date:

07/16/2020


UPDATE ON THE ENTRY RULES IN ITALY FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION OF THE DECREE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF 14 JULY 2020

The current measures implemented in Italy to contain the spread of the virus, as well as the regulations included in the recent ordinances of the Minister of Health regarding Italian citizens traveling abroad and foreign citizens traveling to Italy, have been extended until 31 July 2020.

 

ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN UNION CITIZENS

  •  from 1 July, Italian citizens residing abroad (and therefore also those residing in Hong Kong and Macao) and their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are allowed to enter Italy without a justified reason. Spouses, partners, children up to 21 years of age, cohabiting parents, other dependent family members for disability reasons, are all considered cohabiting family members. Those who come from countries other than the EU, the Schengen area, United Kingdom and European micro-states, however, will have to observe the 14-day period of quarantine in self-isolation.
  • from 1 July all citizens of the European Union (and therefore also those residing in Hong Kong and Macao), foreigners residing in a European Union country and their cohabiting family members of all nationalities are allowed to enter Italy without a justified reason.
  • From 9 July to 31 July entry to Italy is prohibited to any individual who, in the previous 14 days, has visited/stayed or transited in one of the following Countries: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Perù, Dominican Republic. The only exemption to the entry ban applies to Italian citizens, EU citizens, citizens of a Schengen area country, citizens of the United Kingdom, Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino or of the Vatican City State and their close relatives (cohabiting relatives, their spouses, partners of a civil union, and cohabiting partners provided that they had registered their residence in Italy prior to 9 July 2020.

 

CITIZENS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES RESIDING IN HONG KONG AND MACAO

 

  • Students wishing to enroll in an Italian university must complete the pre-enrollment registration on the website www.universitaly.it first, and obtain the online acceptance by the Italian Institution before applying for a study visa at the counter.Entry in Italy is also permitted for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, or to return home or to one's place of residence.
  • Entry in Italy is also permitted for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, or to return home or to one's place of residence.
  • Traveling to Italy for any other reasons is NOT allowed.

 

MANDATORY QUARANTINE

Those from countries other than the EU, Schengen, the United Kingdom and European micro-states must observe the 14-day period of fiduciary isolation, regardless of the reasons why they are returning.

Therefore, the quarantine obligation for those who enter Italy from Hong Kong and Macao remains in force.

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The updated travel declaration form to be submitted to the airline upon boarding can be downloaded here.

For further information, please consult the FAQs published on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s website at the following link.

 


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