COVID-19. Here are the new rules for entering Italy

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The new rules from March 2022: basic green pass and no quarantine to enter Italy

The new rules for entering Italy

The anti-Covid 19 vaccine is no longer needed to enter Italy. On March 1, 2022, the new ordinance signed on February 22, 2022 by the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza came into force, softening the existing rules until February 28. Any traveler or tourist who comes, for example, from Australia, Japan, the US or Canada must observe the same rules that apply to European citizens.

The state of emergency expires on March 31 and the Italian government has already said that it will not be renewed.

The ordinance of the Ministry of Health

The new rules for entering Italy were established by the Ministry of Health with an ordinance of 22 February. “Starting from March 1, 2022, for arrivals from all non-European countries, the same rules already in force for European countries apply.

One of the conditions of the green pass will be sufficient for entry into the national territory:

  1. vaccination certificate,
  2. recovery certificate, or
  3. negative test “.

This means that the vaccine is no longer mandatory.

Stop quarantine (but not always)

The order of the Ministry of Health also provides for a stop to quarantine for those arriving in Italy from non-EU countries. The measure remains for those who do not present one of the three required certificates (vaccination, recovery or negative test).

Should it be necessary, the quarantine must be observed for 5 days at the address indicated in the Passenger Locator Form (Plf). At the end of the quarantine, a molecular or antigenic swab must be done, which means that the vaccine is no longer mandatory.

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