Italy Entry Requirements

Italy Entry Requirements

Last updated January 17, 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 RESTRICTIONS

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Travelers arriving from Canada who do not have a travel history in (see 7 additional countries) in the past 14 days before travel are allowed to enter Italy. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.
For full details and exemptions, see Government of Italy
Last updated Jan. 10, 2022

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Canada are not required to quarantine on arrival. Travelers who have been in Canada, Japan, or the United States in the past 14 days before arrival and who have a valid certificate of recovery from COVID-19 are also not required to quarantine on arrival. Please check the source for more details.

For full details and exemptions, see Government of Italy
Last updated Jan. 10, 2021

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
 
All travelers arriving from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, United States must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a molecular swab test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival, or an antigen test, taken a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Italy. COVID-tested flights: travelers 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

Testing Types
Molecular Test 72 hours - before arrival
Antigen Test 24 hours before arrival

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 6; -Travelers entering Italy for a period of 120 hours (5 days) for proven necessity due to work, health, or absolute emergency, with the obligation to leave Italy or begin quarantine after 120 hours have passed.

For full details and exemptions, see Italian Ministry of Health

Last updated Jan 14, 2022

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 Dec. 23, 2021


DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP


Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination
Travelers 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. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically during check-in or via partner apps such as VeriFLY. In this case, it is not necessary to print the form, but travelers may do so as a precaution. If not completed electronically, travelers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them. Fully vaccinated travelers 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. 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 departure. Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.
Complete Federal Attestation - English
Complete Federal Attestation - French

Details and exemptions:
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months; -Travelers crossing the Canada-US land border. For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more,  please see Government of Canada.
Last updated Jan. 12, 2022

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of having received the full course of vaccination with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency, at least 14 days before travel. The vaccine proof must be written in Italian, English, French, or Spanish. Vaccines accepted are Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Covishield (Serum Institute of India), R-CoVI (R-Pharm), Covid-19 vaccine-recombinat (Fiocruz). Those who took a different vaccine as a second shot are considered fully vaccinated. Please check the source for more details. Travelers with access to the EU Digital COVID Certificate may use it to present proof. Travelers who are unable to present this are required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate
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Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -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
For full details and exemptions, see Italian Ministry of Health 

Last updated on Jan. 12, 2022


Mandatory health pass for public activity
Travelers with a booster shot of vaccine are eligible for the Green Pass Booster. This new pass allows travelers to have access to a greater number of venues and attractions, such as indoor dining, access to concerts, sports events, among others. The Enhanced Green Pass (vaccination without a booster shot or recovery) is still accepted for public transport and outdoor activities depending on the risk code for each area. The Basic Green Pass may include one of the following: the COVID-19 certificate showing the full vaccination course against COVID-19, the recovery certificate, or a negative COVID-19 test result. The EU Digital COVID Certificate and CDC “white cards" are accepted. Alternatively, travelers 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 issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, US, UK, including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to businesses, services, and transport in Italy. Certificates are accepted in Italian, English, Spanish, or French and can be both digital or in paper copy. See more details
 
For full details and exemptions, see Digital Green Certificate website
 Last updated Jan. 10, 2021


Recommended pre-registration form for Sicily
Travelers arriving at Palermo airport in Sicily are recommended to present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering Sicily. Complete online here.
Last updated Jan. 10, 2022

Mandatory pre-registration form for Puglia
Travellers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travellers entering the region of Puglia. Complete online - Puglia
Last updated Jan. 10, 2022

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.
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Last updated Jan. 10, 2022


ADDITIONAL INFO

Mandatory use of FFP2 masks in public
Effective until at least March 31, 2022, all travelers must wear FFP2 type masks on all forms of transportation (including during air travel) and during public activities outdoors and 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. The use of other mask types is also required even outdoors outside of public activities. For full details and exemptions, see Italian Ministry of Health 
Last updated Jan. 10, 2022

ITALY EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Please see below for returning to Canada from Italy.

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