Up to date as of April 4, 2022

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Planning travel to Italy right now can feel overwhelming because there are several requirements, including the Italy Green Pass, that travelers must observe.

Here at ItaliaPass, we’ve gathered information for you on the questions our community members are asking most frequently right now about the Italy green pass and other restrictions. We work hard to keep this information up to date as the situation changes and evolves; however, we advise you to double check with local government authorities regarding your specific itinerary prior to booking and travel.

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • What is required to enter Italy?
  • What is the current health situation in Italy?
  • What is the EU and Italian green pass?
  • Where can I find the most up-to-date information in English from the Italian government?

What is required for tourists to enter Italy?

To check the specific requirements for entering Italy based on your particular circumstances, complete the Italian Foreign Ministry’s interactive traveler survey here.

Generally speaking, these are the requirements for entry:

  • Complete the Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy.
  • Present certification of one of the following:
    • complete vaccination against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to entry but not more than 270 days prior to entry with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna/Spikevax, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) [NB for people with a booster dose the vaccination certificate has unlimited validity];
      -OR-
    • successful recovery (see recovery certificate requirements here);
      -OR-
    • proof of a negative result from an antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to entry in Italy or a molecular test performed within 72 hours prior to entry (children under age 6 exempt).
Travel to Italy requires a green pass for many tourist sites

What is the EU Digital COVID Certificate? What is Italy’s green pass?

The EU Digital COVID Certificate is issued to EU citizens and residents as digital proof of one of the following criteria:

  • vaccinated against COVID-19 -OR-
  • received a negative test result within the last 48 hours -OR-
  • recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days.

Health authorities in each EU country are responsible for issuing their own equivalent of the EU Digital COVID Certificate to their citizens and residents. 

Italy does not issue EU Digital COVID Certificates, aka green passes, to citizens or residents of other countries.

However, it does accept as a green pass equivalent proof of one of the above criteria issued from a country’s health authorities. For vaccinated travelers, these include:

  • United States—CDC vaccination card (no QR code accepted in EU/Italy system)
  • Canada—proof-of-immunization card from provincial health authority (also commonly referred to as “vaccine passport” – no QR code accepted in EU/Italy system)
  • Britain—NHS vaccination certificate (QR code accepted in EU/Italy system)

Where can I find the most up-to-date information in English about traveling in Italy?

The best sources to check for current information about travel in Italy are your country’s embassy in Italy and the Italian authorities’ websites in English regarding travel. 

Here are some of those resources in brief:

United States

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes. Travelers from the United States may enter Italy if they are asymptomatic AND present one of the following:

  • An Anti-COVID 19 vaccination certificate for a European Medicines Agency (EMA)-recognized vaccine.  At present, EMA recognizes the following vaccines: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca and Novavax. The date of the last dose of the primary vaccination series must be at least 14 days prior to travel and no more than 270 days before arrival unless a booster shot was administered. Travelers vaccinated in the United States can prove this via the “white card” bearing the CDC logo.
  • A medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID valid for six months form recovery.
  • A negative molecular PCR test result carried out within 72 hours of arrival or a rapid antigen test result carried out within 48 hours of arrival.

Passengers unable to present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate or negative test result will have to self isolate on arrival for five days and undergo a molecular PCR or rapid antigen test at the end of the isolation.

Canada

Travelers arriving from Canada are presently allowed entry to Italy, if certain specific criteria are met. You should not depend on the Government of Canada for assistance related to changes to your travel plans. To learn more about entry criteria and to verify if you can enter Italy, contact the Embassy of Italy in Canada to ask if you may be allowed entry, based on your individual circumstances and your itinerary.

Britain

Italian authorities

Italian National Tourism Board COVID-19 Updates: Information for Tourists

Italian Foreign Ministry COVID-19 Information for Foreigners in Italy

Italian Health Ministry COVID-19 Information for Travelers to Italy

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