Updated November 30, 2021
The current health situation in Italy is monitored through a system of four colored zones—red, orange, yellow and white—to manage restrictions based on the rate of COVID infections. The zones are applied by region, and restrictions change based on the color of each region.
Current health situation in Italy by regional zones
Currently, all of Italy except the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) is classified as a white zone, the lowest risk level. FVG is currently classified as a yellow zone.
In white zone regions, you are required to:
- maintain social distancing
- wear face masks indoors
- for everyone age 12 and over, show a COVID-19 green pass (for US and Canadian travelers, this is the same as the certification required for entry into the country) for access to the following activities: high-speed train travel, ferries, indoor dining at bars and restaurants; entry to museums, cultural sites, theaters, cinemas, concerts, stadiums, sporting events, pools, gyms, wellness centers/spas, festivals, conventions, theme parks, cultural centers and betting parlors
A green pass is not required for access to public transport, malls, shops and grocery stores.
In yellow zone regions, the above requirements are in place, plus face masks are also required outdoors. There are additional limitations on the number of participants at concerts, sporting events, theatre performances and cinemas.
Are Covid infections rising in the current health situation in Italy?
Many tourists who are vaccinated are still concerned about current Covid infection rates in Italy, especially with new variants.
Currently, Covid infections are on the rise in Italy, and are at 34% of the peak, with 138 infections per 100,000 people reported in the last seven days.
About 77.7% of the Italian population has been vaccinated. Reuters Covid-19 tracker provides updated information about Covid infection rates in Italy.
Is it safe to travel with the current health situation in Italy?
It is possible to travel safely in Italy despite the Covid pandemic. However, you may wish to check with the authorities in your home country for more detailed information and advice regarding traveling abroad.
Can I travel to Italy as a US tourist?
The US State Department provides information and travel advisories for US tourists traveling to Italy. As of June 16, 2021, Italy is listed as Level 3: Reconsider Travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.
Can I travel to Italy as a Canadian tourist?
The Canadian government provides information and travel advisories for Canadian tourists traveling to Italy. Currently, there is a Covid-19 global travel advisory for Canadian citizens advising to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. For Italy specifically, Canadian citizens are advised to take normal precautions.
Can I travel to Italy as a British tourist?
The British government provides information and travel advisories for British tourists traveling to Italy. Currently, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Italy based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
For more detailed information about travel to Italy and current restrictions, see our post “Travel to Italy: What You Need to Know Now.”