Last updated June 22nd 2022, 14:00 CET
As of the 1 June 2022 Ordinance of the Minister of Health, COVID-19 restrictions on entering Italy have been entirely lifted. Italy does not require any proof of vaccination, a negative test result, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status.
All passengers arriving in Italy are no longer required to fill out an EU Digital Passenger Locator Form as of 1 May 2022.
Passengers from different countries
As of March 1st 2022, the rules of entry have been standardized regardless of your country of origin. However, to verify the entry requirements from your country of origin, please consult this website: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html
Accessing venues in Italy
With the state of emergency lifted on 31st March 2022, Italy entered its first stage of reopening. These relaxations on restrictions have since been updated and increased as of 1st May 2022. From May onwards, no Green Pass of any form will be required for the majority of services and locations throughout the country – this includes restaurants, bars, public transport, hotels, and public offices (shops and museums), as well as the newly added cinemas, sporting events, and nightclubs.
In fact, the only areas of Italy that now need a Green Pass, either basic or super, are specific buildings such as hospitals and care homes. Health care workers will also require a Green Pass to access their places of work until at least 15th June 2022. You can see the full list of Green Pass requirements here.
Relaxations on the requirement to wear FFP2 masks were also announced, in the same timeframe. Having been extended on 15 June 2022, masks are now only required on numerous forms of local and interregional transport, this will last until at least 30 September 2022. This extension means indoor events (such as cinema and theatre) and indoor sporting events no longer require the use of an FFP2 mask, although it is still “recommended”.
Visitors from the US, UK, Canada, Japan, and Israel can show the documents issued by their respective authorities in lieu of the Italian Green Pass. The document must both state the identity of the holder and the date and type of vaccine administered. An ID document will also be required to verify the holder’s identity.
Certificates will be accepted in one of the following four languages: English, Italian, French, or Spanish. Any certificate not in one of these must be accompanied by a certified translation.
The certification of successful completion of the vaccination cycle must relate to one of the four vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency: Comirnaty from Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).
Keep up-to-date with the latest official information by visiting the website of the Italian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Daily antiviral disinfection is no longer compulsory for all hotels, cars, trains, buses, and rented vehicles. As is the case with mask-wearing is obligatory indoors and in crowds for all personnel and clients. However, clients are encouraged to make use of antiviral hand gel, to wear masks even outdoors when necessary, and to follow social distancing measures during activities and transportation.
Contactless ticket redemption is available. Temperature checks are now not carried out at the entrance to all attractions and museums. All private drivers are encouraged to carry Covid-free test certification.
Validity of the Covid Pass
To understand the Italy’s Covid Pass measures, first we need to define the two types of Green Pass so as to avoid any potential confusion.
The validity of the COVID-19 super Green Pass to access activities and services in Italy is 6 months. However, if the individual has either received the booster or has completed a vaccination cycle and has recovered from COVID-19 the validity is unlimited.
Those who come from a foreign country and are in possession of a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (where six months have elapsed) or vaccination with a vaccine authorised or recognised as equivalent in Italy, issued by the competent foreign health authorities (where six months have elapsed since the completion of the vaccination cycle), are allowed access to services and activities for which the super Green Pass is provided after having carried out a rapid antigen test swab (valid for 48 hours) or molecular test swab (valid for 72 hours).
The test is not mandatory in case of recovery from Covid-19 after the completion of the primary vaccination cycle. In the case of vaccinations with vaccines that are not authorised or not recognised as equivalent in Italy, access to services and activities is allowed in any case after having carried out a rapid antigen test swab (valid for 48 hours) or molecular test swab (valid for 72 hours) with a negative result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
It is imperative that you ensure you are aware of all of your own country’s COVID-19 entry requirements, keeping updated with your government website is the best way to do this.
For all of those looking to return to the US, passengers will no longer be required to show a negative COVID-19 test or a documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight into the US. This is a result of an announcement made on 12 June, 2022.
Keeping you safe while traveling is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we have implemented the following measure to ensure your safety and wellbeing while safeguarding the livelihoods of our teams.