italy covid travel restrictions

Italy remains open for tourism with the new interregional travel ban

Italy is open for tourism with strict entry restrictions and a new interregional ban in order to stop the spread of the virus.

The Italian government currently allows entry to E.U. and Schengen associated countries with restrictions. Non-essential travel has been banned from most non-EU countries due to the second wave of Coronavirus.

Italy green-list + travel restrictions

Latest updates:

January 5: Interregional travel is banned in Italy until at least January 15. (Source:

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The new decree brings rules to travel from/to abroad, and classify countries into 6 categories. Click on them to find the restrictions. (Source: Ministero della Salute)

Mandatory Travel Documentation

All travelers, regardless of their nationality, must fill in this self-declaration form. Several of the countries listed above have additional restrictions.

Unmarried couples can be reunited

Italy has joined the  “Love is not Tourism” movement and it will soon allow unmarried non-European partners to reunite with their Italian significant others. The specific requirements to travel have not been announced.

Is Italy experiencing a second COVID-19 as its neighboring countries?

As of January 10, Italy is seeing a spike in COVID cases and daily cases are around 10K-20k in the last 7 days. Therefore the country is imposing more travel restrictions and entry requirement for visitors.

What are the current restriction in Italy for tourist activities during a pandemic?

Consult the local government for changes on the information below

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  • Beaches and beach resorts (group sports are still banned)
  • Nature Parks and Amusement Parks (2 meters distance for playing sports)
  • Festival and Trade shows
  • Touristic Guides and Alpine Guides 

Outdoor activities require you to maintain a distance of 1 meter from strangers and wear a mask when that is not possible (like interacting with employees).

  • Hotels and lodging facilities
  • Shops and businesses
  • Mountain Huts
  • Bars and restaurants (reservation is recommended)
  • Gyms and pools
  • Museums open to the public
  • Cinemas and theatres 
  • Thermal Baths and wellness centers
  • Discos

To access indoor spaces your temperature will be taken, you will also have to wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing.

Don’t miss this opportunity! 

Sicily is planning to help you pay for your trip! In an attempt to boost tourism the island is planning to partially cover your hotel and attractions bills. Click here to see the latest updates about this program.

According to the CDC organization, traveling to Italy, Holy See and Vatican City should be avoided at the moment. Alert is at level 4 and chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 are high. (Source:

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