In this article, we will discuss the entry requirements for citizens of non-EU countries to travel to Italy. We will discuss if you need to carry a Passenger Locator Form or face mask when using public transportation, as well as what other special requirements apply to non-European countries. If you are planning a trip to Italy, read our other articles for more information. We will also talk about the different visa requirements for different countries.
COVID-19-related entry requirements lifted in Italy
Italian officials announced this week that they will lift COVID-19-related entry requirements for travellers. The new requirements are in line with other European countries that have loosened entry requirements following the Pandemic Virus Infection. Previously, travelers had to show proof of vaccination against the virus, a recent test result, or a recovery from the disease within six months of entering Italy. But that requirement will no longer apply.
Until further notice, U.S. citizens can travel to Italy with a valid green pass. As of this writing, all restrictions should be lifted by the end of April. In the meantime, U.S. citizens returning from France are no longer required to provide a negative Covid-19 test or proof of recovery. Similarly, the requirement for all other incoming travelers to provide a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate is no longer required.
Face masks required in public transport in Italy
Italian authorities have loosened mask requirements for travelers. The mask mandate is no longer mandatory for air travel, cinemas, and indoor sports events. However, the rule will remain in place for public transport and healthcare settings until at least September 30. While the mask mandate will no longer apply to flights, it will remain in place for those who are most likely to be exposed to airborne particles in these settings. The government has chosen to extend the mandate for these places until September 30th.
If you’re traveling to Italy, remember to bring your vaccination certificate with you. In Italy, a vaccination certificate is called a “Green Pass.” However, this pass is gradually being phased out. You should carry your vaccination certificate with you at all times and be prepared to show it to transit officials. You can buy a mask at any pharmacy or most convenience stores. Nevertheless, it’s recommended to wear a mask outdoors during crowded situations, especially when using public transport.
Passenger Locator Form required
If you plan to travel to Italy with children, you may be wondering whether you need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form. It’s a mandatory entry form required by the health ministry in Italy. It’s required for all travelers arriving in Italy, regardless of age, nationality, residency status, or mode of transportation. However, the latest travel ordinance has one exception: foreign nationals traveling less than 60 kilometers from Italy’s border are not required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
To complete the dPLF, you need to provide the following information: your car registration plate, the name of the border town you’ll be entering Italy from, and your estimated arrival time. These details will be displayed on the form. You can fill out the dPLF before boarding your flight. Then, show the PLF to the airport employee and receive your passport. Then, present your passport to gain entry into the country of Italy.
Requirements for non-European countries traveling to Italy
Travelers from non-EU countries can still enter Italy, but with some restrictions. For example, travelers from Canada and Japan must provide proof of full vaccinations and a negative antigen test 72 hours before departure. Other non-EU countries must submit a Health Declaration Card, but they can still travel to Italy if they have an urgent medical condition. For more information, visit the Italian government’s website.
Schengen Area citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy. For entry to Schengen member countries, only proof of identification is required. Passport holders of EU and Schengen countries can move freely between EU member states with their passports, as long as they are in a medical emergency. Schengen area countries may also enter Italy without a visa or travel permit. However, travelers from non-EU countries should be prepared for border controls and cooperate with Italian authorities at all times.