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Italy is open to tourism but 18 of 21 Italian regions are classified as “medium-risk”

Italy is officially open to multiple countries. Travelers from the United States must self-isolate in their accommodation for five days if they do not possess the “Green Pass.”

Flights to and from Brazil have been suspended and travelers from the U.K. must now agree to a 5-day quarantine. 

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Tourists in Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy
Tourists in Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy

August 18 – Eighteen of 21 Italian regions were classified as “medium-risk”, says government

Italy has classified eighteen of its 21 regions as medium-risk according to data collected by the National Health Institute (ISS).

Only the central Lazio region and northeast autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano made it to the low-risk list.

“The bed occupancy in normal wards and in intensive care is around 5.2 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively (…) it means we are still well below the critical threshold at national level,” said Giovanni Rezza, Director of Infectious Diseases Department at the National Health Institute in a video message Friday.

Source: The Local

August 4 – Italy to request “Green pass” to access non-essential services from August 5

Effective August 5, visitors and locals will be required to show their EU Digital COVID Certificate locally known as “Green Pass” to access events, pools, theaters, museums, cinemas and indoor restaurants.

Additionally, the government is set to extend the requirement on all transport – including trains, buses, planes and ships. 

The green pass must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result.

Loads of residents took to the streets on Saturday to oppose the new policy but the government will go ahead with it anyway. 

Source: SCMP News 

Countries allowed to enter Italy

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Italy has made a reclassification of countries and restrictions for each of them. Click on the list to see what restrictions apply. (Current at August 18)

  • List A – Vatican City and Republic of San Marino 
  • List B – The States and territories with low epidemiological risk will be identified, among those in List C, by the Ordinance. At present, no state is included on this list.
  • List C – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories outside the European mainland), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European mainland), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco. Special rules applying to those who have stayed or transited in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • List D – Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Canada and United States and the States and territories with low epidemiological risk will be identified, among those in List E, by the Ordinance adopted pursuant to article 6, subparagraph 2. Special rules applying to those who have stayed or transited in: Japan, Canada and United States of America
  • List E – Rest of the world – (all States and Territories not specifically referred to in any other list). Special rules applying to those who have stayed or transited in:



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.

COVID-19 situation in Italy

Italy has overcome the third wave of COVID-19 cases, as of today, the country has reported 4,449,606 cases and 128,510 deaths. Additionally, the country has registered cases of new more contagious strains.

What activities are currently allowed in Italy?

Consult the local government for changes on the information below

tourists visiting rome
  • 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 visitors 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
  • Thermal Baths and wellness centers
  • Discos