The current Covid-19 restrictions in Italy: from Countries required to present swab tests to in-country restrictions.
Table of contents
- Current travel restrictions in Italy
- Mask requirements
- Green Pass in Italy
- Frequently asked questions
- Contact us for support
1. Are there Covid-19 travel restrictions in Italy?
Currently, the Italian Government has lifted Covid-19 related 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.
It is still recommended to maintain a safety distance of at least one metre.
2. Mask requirement
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 December 31th, 2023.
The following are exempted:
- children under the age of six;
- people with illnesses or disabilities that are incompatible with the use of the mask, as well as persons who have to communicate with a disabled person so that they cannot use the device.
3. Green Pass and Covid-19 in Italy
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:
- have had the COVID-19 vaccination (in Italy it is issued after each dose of vaccine)
- be negative for rapid antigenic test in the last 48 hours or molecular test in the last 72 hours
- have been cured of COVID-19 for no more than six months
At the height 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.
4. Frequently asked questions
Do I need to take a Covid-19 test to travel to Italy?
No, it’s not required.
Can I travel freely within Italy?
Yes, travel restrictions from one region to the other are not valid anymore.
Do I need to show my Green Pass when I travel to Italy?
No, travellers don’t need to present their Green Pass since June, 2022.
Do I need to wear a face mask on public transport, in supermarkets or in other public space?
No, it is not mandatory to wear face masks in these places, although it is best to wear a face mask in crowded spaces.