Italy Travel News April 2021
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Italy Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel
April 20, 2021 | Message from the US Embassy and Consulates in Italy
Do not travel to Italy due to COVID-19.Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in country. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Italy. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Italy.
Italy has a longstanding risk presented by terrorist groups, who continue plotting possible attacks in Italy. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Read more from the US Embassy in Italy
Ministry Extends State of Emergency and Proposes a Health Pass to Open Travel
Update April 20, 2021 | An extension of the state of emergency and a project to work on a digital “health pass” which will allow those who are already vaccinated, have a negative swab carried out in the previous 48 hours or can certify that they have had Covid in the last 6 months to travel between red or orange coded Regions. An effort to open tourism tourism in Italy, as well as access major events such as concerts and football matches. How to obtain the “health pass” is still to be determined.
April 26, Italy is poised to slowly re-open. More travel between regions, restaurants with outdoor service can reopen for day and evening, discussions to extend curfew up an hour to 11pm are still on hold. In yellow areas museums, theatres and cinemas will re-open with limited capacity. new measures and decision are said to be announced in upcoming days. Read more on Sole 24Ore
COVID-free trains in Italy
Update: April 14, 2021 | First COVID-free trains to run from April 16
taly first COVID-free trains will run from Friday April 16, sources said Monday. They will be two non-stop Frecciarossa high-speed trains running between Rome and Milan, where only passengers who have tested negative for COVID-19 will be allowed aboard. Read more about Covid free trains from Ansa
When can I travel to Italy?
Update: April 7, 2021 | Everyone is wondering “When can I travel to Italy?”
Unfortunately leisure travel is still on hold and the latest measures have been extended to April 30 until further notice.
The US Consulate says:
Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter Italy? No
- Non-essential travel (i.e., tourism) to Italy from most non-EU countries (including the United States) is prohibited. Essential travel is allowed and includes students, businesspersons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens.
- U.S. citizens may exit or depart Italy to return to the United States at any time.
Read more from the US Embassy in Italy
The Italian Health Ministry says:
For all travelers who have stayed or transited in the fourteen days prior to entering Italy in one or more of the States and territories listed in “List C” (Europe and some others), it is mandatory to:
- undergo a swab within 48 hours, prior to entry into Italy
- undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of five days, regardless of the result
- undergo a second swab after the five day period of isolation
Read more from the Italian Health Ministry on travel lists and regulations
Travelers from India are banned from Entering Italy
Update April 27, 2021 | Covid-19, Minister of Health Speranza signs ordinance banning entry into Italy for travellers who have been in India over the last 14 days
Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed a new ordinance banning entry into Italy for those who have been in India over the last 14 days. Residents of Italy will be allowed to re-enter with a swab test on departure and arrival and with a mandatory quarantine.
The new measure will remain in force from April 27 to May 12, 2021.
Read more from Minister of Health
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