From Tuesday, travelers from a variety of nations will be able to fly to Italy without having a valid cause. Italy, as one of Europe’s most popular vacation spots, is undoubtedly hoping that reopening now would salvage some of its summer season.
In May, Italy reopened to EU and Schengen tourists, as well as those from the United Kingdom and Israel. It will accept travelers from the United States, Canada, and Japan who have been completely vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19, or who have a negative PCR test result obtained no more than 48 hours prior to travel, beginning Tuesday.
Travelers travelling on “Covid-tested” flights from these countries no longer require a compelling cause to visit Italy, which means vacations are permitted. If you’ve gone to or transited through Bangladesh, Brazil, India, or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days, you won’t be able to fly to Italy.
Travelers must submit a Digital Passenger Locator Form (DPLF) before travelling to Italy, in addition to booking and completing a PCR test. When the form is submitted, a QR code will be generated, which must be displayed during check-in.
Travelers must pay for a Rapid Antigen Swab Test when they arrive in Italy, while children under the age of two are exempt. The cost of the test varies depending on where you are travelling to; in Rome, it costs €20 ($25) euros and can be pre-booked here; in Milan, it costs €36 ($44) euros and can be booked here. Flights that have been examined by Covid are now unable to arrive in Bologna.
Travellers must wear a face mask in public at all times and should take private transportation from the airport to their ultimate destination rather than taking public transportation.
Many of the country’s lockdown measures have been lifted, and many sections of Italy have returned to a more regular way of life, with stores, theaters, cinemas, and museums reopening, though with certain limitations.
The cities have enacted a nighttime curfew, which requires residents and tourists to remain indoors between certain hours, though it has been lowered to 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. It will be shifted back to midnight starting Monday, and there are plans in place to eliminate it entirely by Monday, June 21.
Indoor eating will be permitted at restaurants again beginning Tuesday, with customers permitted inside until 6 p.m.