Italy Entry Requirements

Italy Entry Requirements

Last updated December 2, 2021
Below are the entry requirements for Italy. Please note these are fluid and can change with little notice. Please see above and note the “last updated” date. You will also find a link(s) to the most up-to-date information which we encourage you to review the week prior to travel. The following information applies to those with a Canadian passport and who are fully vaccinated. If this does not apply to you, please contact your Travel Advisor.

Most travellers from Canada with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Italy, but there are restrictions.   

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Travellers arriving from Canada are allowed to enter Italy. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before travelling.
For full details and exemptions, see Government of Italy
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 test
Travellers arriving on regular flights must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a molecular or antigen swab test. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Italy. The requirement for regular flights applies regardless of vaccination status or recovery certificate. Travellers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result and one of the following: -The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued at the end of the prescribed cycle following successful vaccination against COVID-19 or a certification issued by the local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); -The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities. COVID-tested flights: travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigenic test result, carried out by means of a swab, taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to boarding. Additionally, they will be required to take a molecular COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen swab test on arrival at the destination airport. Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to:
-Travellers under the age of 6.

For full details and exemptions, see Italian Ministry of Health
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

Quarantine may be required for vaccinated travellers
Fully vaccinated travellers who have been in Canada in the past 14 days before travel to Italy are not required to quarantine on arrival. Vaccinated travellers who have been in Canada in the past 14 days before travel and who are unable to present both vaccination certificate and the negative COVID-19 test results, will be required to quarantine for 5 days and take a swab test at the end of the quarantine.

For full details and exemptions, see Government of Italy
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021



VISA REQUIREMENTS

No visa required

To visit Italy for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site. For full details and exemptions, see Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy 
Last updated Oct 13, 2021


DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP


Travellers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination
Travellers departing from Canadian airports, rail, and passengers vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Fully vaccinated travellers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD), Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), or Covaxin, and the accepted 1 dose vaccine is Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travellers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travellers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before departure. Travellers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them.
Complete Federal Attestation - English
Complete Federal Attestation - French

Details and exemptions:
This requirement does not apply to travellers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months. For exemptions for travellers in the process of being vaccinated, travellers from remote communities, and more, please see Government of Canada.
Last updated Dec. 01, 2021


Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
Travellers arriving on regular flights must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a molecular or antigen swab test. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Italy. The requirement for regular flights applies regardless of vaccination status or recovery certificate. Travellers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result and one of the following: -The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued at the end of the prescribed cycle following successful vaccination against COVID-19 or a certification issued by the local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); -The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities. COVID-tested flights: travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigenic test result, carried out by means of a swab, taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to boarding. Additionally, they will be required to take a molecular COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen swab test on arrival at the destination airport. Explore EU Digital COVD Certificate.

This requirement does not apply to:
• Travelers under the age of 6.

For full details and exemptions, see Italian Ministry of Health 
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travellers must bring proof of vaccination, or they may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travellers. Any vaccines authorized by the European Union are accepted, as long as 14 days have passed since the last dose. The certification of successful completion of the vaccination cycle must relate to one of the four vaccines approved by the EMA: Comirnaty from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson). The following vaccines are considered valid for the purpose of issuing the COVID-19 green certificate to Italian citizens, residents, and their family members: Covishield, R-CoVI (R-Pharm), and Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz). The above-mentioned vaccines are considered equivalent, and travellers who took these vaccines abroad are also considered fully vaccinated. Travellers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.

Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate

See approved vaccines

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -Travellers who hold an EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities. In addition to the EU digital COVID certificate and Green Certificate, certifications issued by health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States are also accepted. The vaccine and recovery certificates issued by Vatican City and San Marino are equivalent to those issued in the Italian territory.
For full details and exemptions, see Italian Ministry of Health
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021


Mandatory health pass for public activity
The Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass is required for air travel, ships, ferries, trains, and interregional transport services within Italy. It is also required to access some locations and participate in certain social activities such as indoor seated dining at restaurants and bars, museums, exhibitions, cultural sites, sporting events, swimming pools, gyms, concerts, fairs, conferences, amusement parks, and other venues. The EU Digital COVID Certificate and CDC “white cards" are accepted. Alternatively, travellers can provide a negative molecular COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel, a certificate of recovery, or a negative rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before travel or activity. Test requirements for air travel may be different. Certificates are accepted in Italian, English, Spanish, or French and can be both digital or in paper copy. For full details and exemptions, see Digital Green Certificate website

Details and exemptions
Certificates issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus) and the United States are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to businesses and services in Italy such as indoor restaurants, museums and cinemas. Certificates can be presented on paper or digitally,
 Last updated Dec. 1, 2021


Recommended pre-registration form for Sicily
Travellers arriving at Palermo airport in Sicily are recommended to present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travellers entering Sicily. Complete online here.
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

Mandatory pre-registration form for Puglia
Travellers arriving at Palermo airport in Sicily are recommended to present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travellers entering Sicily. Complete online - Sicily
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

Mandatory passenger locator form

Travellers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travellers without digital devices can fill a paper form. Complete online here.
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021
 
ITALY EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Please see below for returning to Canada from Italy.

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