Italy Entry Requirements

Italy Entry Requirements

Last updated May 19, 2022
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 is allowed with restrictions

Travelers are allowed to enter Italy. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.
For full details and exemptions, see Italian Health Ministry

Last updated May 12,  2022

No quarantine is required for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers with valid proof of vaccination are not required to quarantine on arrival. For full details and exemptions, see Italian Health Ministry 

Last updated May 12, 2022


No proof of negative COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. Travelers who are not eligible for the EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent for full vaccination or recovery need to follow the testing requirements for unvaccinated travelers. Please check ‘Mandatory proof of vaccination’ for more details.
For full details and exemptions, see Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Last updated May 12, 2022


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 May 1, 2022


Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination
All travelers departing from Canada via air, rail, or cruise ships need to be fully vaccinated. This requirement applies to all travelers aged 12 years plus 4 months and older. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are: -AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222); -Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C); -Medicago Covifenz; -Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax); -Moderna (mRNA-1273); -Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2); -Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV); -Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc). The accepted 1 dose vaccine is: -Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before arrival. Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

Details and exemptions:
For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the source. For full details and exemptions, see Government of Canada.
Last updated May 10, 2022

Mandatory proof of vaccination for Italy
Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of having received the full course of vaccination with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency, a minimum of 14 days before travel, and a maximum of 270 days (9 months) before traveling to Italy. The vaccine proof must be written in Italian, English, French, or Spanish. As of this time, the vaccination certificates with booster dose or recovery from COVID-19 after a complete primary vaccination cycle or with booster dose do not have a predetermined validity. Stricter rules around proof of vaccination may apply to the country’s health pass; be sure to read all regulations for a full understanding of vaccination requirements for travel to Italy. Vaccines accepted are Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Covishield (Serum Institute of India) (AstraZeneca), R-CoVI (R-Pharm) (AstraZeneca), and COVID-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz) (AstraZeneca). Those who took a different vaccine as a second shot are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers who are eligible for the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or equivalent may use it to present proof. United Kingdom's proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination certificate is also accepted. The US CDC white card is considered equivalent to the Italian Green Pass where required. Please check the source for more details.

See EU Digital COVID Certificate eligibility
See EU Digital COVID Certificate FAQ
Get your NHS COVID Pass
US CDC white card details for Italy

Details and exemptions:
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 6; -Travelers with valid proof of recovery from COVID-19. The certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab test. - Travelers with proof of recovery from COVID-19 after administering the first dose of vaccine or at the end of the primary vaccination series or following the administration of the relevant booster dose.
For more details, please
 see Italian Ministry of Health 
Last updated on May 12, 2022


Mandatory use of FFP2 masks in public
Travelers must wear FFP2 type masks on public transport and during general activities indoors, such as in theaters, concert halls, cinemas, sports competitions, and other venues. Failure to comply with this specific mask type requirement could lead to travelers being denied boarding or entry. Travelers are recommended to wear masks in all public indoor places or places open to the public.

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to:
-Travelers under the age of 5.
For full details and exemptions, see Italian Ministry of Health 
Last updated May 16, 2022


Please see below for returning to Canada from Italy.