Italy Lifts Quarantine Requirements for Select Countries

Via a Facebook post, Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, announced that “Starting next May 16, with a negative swab, there will no longer be a mini quarantine for movement from EU countries, Schengen area, UK and Israel. Plus tourist travel will also be allowed by the USA, Canada, and Japan, countries with which we strengthen the free flights.”

What’s Changed?

    • Travelers from the European Union and the Schengen Area, as well as from Great Britain and Israel, can enter Italy with a negative swab test without compulsory quarantine. Travelers are still required to produce on arrival the certificate for a negative molecular or antigen swab test, taken in the 48 hours before arrival in Italy.
    • The government is expanding its COVID-test flights and extending the pilot to airports in Venice and Naples, after success in Milan and Rome. New authorized routes will include flights between Italy and Canada, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and new cities in the United States.
      • Passengers on COVID-tested flights must provide negative RT-PCR test results taken with the previous 48 hours before boarding, provide the carrier the declaration referred to in Article 50 of the Ministerial Decree of  March 2, 2021, and complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) to be shown before boarding.
      • COVID-tested flight passengers will also take another RT-PCR or antigen swab test upon arrival.
      • Passengers on COVID-tested flights who test negative will be exempt from quarantine requirements.
    • The entry restrictions against travel from Brazil have been extended to July 30, 201.


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