Interested in traveling to Italy but unsure about the most up-to-date COVID-19 restrictions regarding tourists? We have some good news for you! Italy is still accepting visitors from America, and we have created a step-by-step process for Americans interested in visiting Italy to make the trip planning process easier for you!
The first step in your trip planning process will be to provide your airline with a self-declaration form prior to your departure, which acknowledges your responsibilities as a tourist in regard to COVID-19. Additionally, you will need to fill out an EU Digital Passenger Locator Form which is primarily used for contact tracing purposes while you are abroad. Each form is brief and will only take you a few minutes to complete!
In addition to the forms, the most recent COVID-19 guidelines (as of August 31st) require that you must also present:
- A negative PCR or rapid antigen test within 72 hours of your flight as well as one of the following:
- CDC vaccination card (accepted vaccines include Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and AstraZeneca)
- EU Digital COVID certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 within the last six months OR a similar certification issued by your local health authorities in the U.S.
If passengers are unable to provide one of the above, they may self-quarantine for a duration of five days AND present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test after the five-day isolation period is over. Traveling with children as well? Any child aged six or older is also required to present a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure. If your child is under six years old, they are not required to present a negative test nor quarantine.
As long as you have completed all of the above steps, you are ready to begin your journey to the beautiful country of Italy! It is important to also note that many restaurants, museums, bars, and social activities will require proof of a green pass (or CDC vaccine card) for entry. When you arrive, there are many COVID safe activities and tours that you can partake in, and both PCR and antigen tests are currently available for U.S. citizens if necessary.
For more detailed information, visit: https://it.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/