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Can I travel to Italy from the United States? – Forbes Advisor

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Although the pandemic is not over, travel between Italy and the United States is open. But vaccination and testing requirements make it necessary to prepare before you go on a trip.

Additionally, Italy is currently classified as a level 3 health risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the risk of traveling to Italy has been rated by the CDC as “high” due to Covid, travel to Italy should be taken with caution. The CDC’s travel health risk levels are based on metrics including cumulative new cases, test rates, and test-to-case ratios reported by the World Health Organization and other official sources.

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Requirements to enter Italy from the United States

Travelers from the United States are allowed to enter Italy and there are no restrictions on the type of travel allowed.

To enter the country, you must have the following information for travelers 6 years and older (children under 6 are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements):

  • A completed passenger locator form. This European Union online form is used for contact tracing if you are exposed to an infectious disease such as Covid during your stay. Travelers whose final destination is Italy, France, Malta or Slovenia must complete the form.
  • A completed self-declaration form which can be collected by your airline or Italian law enforcement upon arrival in Italy.
  • Proof of vaccination OR a recent negative covid test.

Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines are accepted. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination card is sufficient proof of vaccination for US citizens entering Italy; Paper and digital formats are accepted. You must have received your last dose of vaccine at least 14 days before travel but no more than nine months to be considered fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated travelers can enter with a negative molecular PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy or a rapid antigen test for Covid result within 48 hours of arrival. You will be asked for this information when you arrive at the airport.

If you do not have proof of vaccination or a certificate of recovery, you will need to self-isolate for five days upon arrival in Italy. You will need a negative PCR or rapid antigen test to be released from isolation at the end of your five-day period. Contact the regional health authority for details on the isolation process.

Although Covid-19 preventive measures are being gradually relaxed, masks are still mandatory in most public places until at least April 30. theaters. The Italian Ministry of Health offers more information on how to obtain certification.

It is important to keep in mind that the current situation is changing and that new restrictions could be put in place by the Italian government at any time. For more information on restrictions on U.S. travelers entering Italy, visit the U.S. Embassy Italy website.

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Requirements to enter the United States from Italy

Since June 12, American citizens returning from France to the United States no longer need to provide a negative Covid-19 test to return home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the mandate that required travelers to provide a negative Covid test or recovery documentation in order to re-enter the United States.

Since December 2021, the US government had required passengers aged 2 and over traveling to the US to share negative Covid-19 tests with their airline no earlier than one calendar day before departure.

If you are not a US citizen or have an immigrant visa, you will still need to show proof of vaccination to travel to the US from Italy.