The current Covid-19 restrictions in Italy: from Countries required to present swab tests to in-country restrictions.Table of contents
Currently, the Italian Government has reduced the number of Covid-19 related applicable restrictions. Even though in the past travellers presented swab tests or vaccine certificates, and even quarantine for a few days, in the last few months the requirements have reduced significantly.
Nevertheless, although reduced, these restrictions are still partially in place.
Following a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in China, the Italian Ministry of Health issued on December 28th, 2022 an order requiring travellers from China to present a swab test. This ordere introduces for the first time, after months, Covid-19 travel restrictions in Italy.
In some cases, Italian nationals and foreigners visiting the Country need to wear a face mask due to Covid-19. That is, workers and visitors in health, social and socio-medical facilities, including hospitals and long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospices, rehabilitation facilities, residential facilities for the older generations, must wear a face mask. This rule is in force until at least December 31st, 2022, although the Ministry has already announced an extension until April 30th, 2023.
During the last months, Italian Covid restrictions were closely tied to the Green Pass.
Green Pass is the Italian name of the EU Digital Covid Certificate. This certificate, with its QR code, certifies one of the following conditions:
At the hight of the Covid restrictions period in Italy, the Green Pass was a requirement to access the workplace and recreational activities.
Nowadays, the Green Pass no longer fulfills the function of entry pass for any type of activities, nor to enter Italy.
No, unless you are travelling from China (see point 2).
Yes, travel restrictions from one region to the other are not valid anymore.
No, travellers are no longer required to present their Green Pass since June, 2022.
No, there no longer is a need to wear face masks in these places, although it is always recommended to wear a face mask in crowded spaces.
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