Will I be able to Travel to Italy in Autumn 2021? [Upd. 13rd October 2021]
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Can I still Travel to Italy in Autumn 2021 after COVID-19?
Are you Planning your Dream Vacation to Italy for Autumn / Winter 2021 but wondering if you will be able to travel without restrictions?
We have got some good news concering your Tour to Italy for Autumn 2021!
Italy is OPEN for tourism and we are excited to assist you with your Tavel planning.
From the 6th August, the digital COVID-19 Green Pass was made compulsary in Italy to enter restaurants or other closed spaces, including gyms, cinemas and theatres in an effort to lower any new infections.
In order to claim the Green Pass it is necessary to provide at least one of the following: vaccination certification, details showing that you have recovered from COVID-19, or a recent test with negative results. Travellers coming to Italy from within the EU can use the version of the Green Pass issued by their own countries, recognised across the EU. Italian health authorities will also accept covid vaccination certificates – and medical documents certifying recovery from covid issued within the previous six months – from Canada, Israel, Japan, UK ad US.
From May 16th, the quarantine was canceled for people who travel to Italy from EU countries and also from the United Kingdom and Israel. Health Minister, Roberto Speranza, signed a decree that increases Covid tested flights to the airports of Venice and Naples, as well as Milan and Rome and expanding the countries of origin to Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, as well as the United States.
The decrees are effective from May 16.
However as positive news breaks about 40 Millions COVID-19 Vaccinations having already been given in Italy, we are sure that this will reward us with a more normal Autumn for the year to come. As the situation develops, we will continue to update this article with the latest news and developments on Travelling To Italy in 2021.
We were really looking forward to meeting you in Italy and welcoming you into our holiday homes, villas and central accommodations and suggest you the best itineraries, authentic tours and genuine restaurants but unfortunately 2020 came with many unexpected events. So, now that Italy is reopening for tourists we want to offer you an exclusive discount for Autumn 2021 & Summer 2022, so you can re-plan the holiday of your dreams in Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Rome, Florence.. with an extra little something from us!
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Contact us now via e-mail below and we will help you plan your Italian Holiday 2021!
What is the Current Situation in Italy during COVID-19?
One year ago I published my first post on Facebook and I announced the start of the lockdown in Italy in response to the growing pandemic of COVID-19 in the country. It was March 10, 2020.
I was scared, confused, worried about the future and most of all overwhelmed by conflicting emotions: I still can’t believe it!
Today the lockdown is finally over and finally there we can live some sort of normality: restaurants, beach clubs, cafès andt museums are open again!
67% of the population in Italy has been vaccinated with one dose!
Hundreds of readers every month are still waiting to know the answer to the golden question, is it still possible to travel to Italy without restrictions for Summer 2021?
In short, the answer is that you to travel to Italy you need:
– a certificate of vaccination, with both doses and only with Ema-authorized vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca or Johnson & Johnson)
– Demonstrate that you have been cured of Covid for nor more than 6 months
– Negative swab taken within the previous 48 hours
Is my Italy Summer 2021 Trip still Going to Happen?
Italy’s Tourism Industry has been put on hold since February 20th, and of course the country has seen a significant decline in national and international visitors since, however we are happy to say that borders are open to foreign travellers.
At the moment (13th May 2021) travel to/from these countries is permitted without the need for a specific reason:
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, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to Quarantine on Arrival to Italy?
This depends on your country of residence and whether you have spent time in certain countries prior to arriving in Italy. The latest advice for international travel from the Italian government was given on 29th July. It is expected to be updated in mid August 2021. Contact us for specific info!
* UK residents and those transiting through the UK are now required to quarantine for 5 days on arrival in Italy
* Quarantine is no longer required for residents of the European Union and Israel who test negative for COVID-19.
* US and Canadian residents now able to enter Italy with equivalent “Green Pass” without needing to quarantine
Can I go to Italy in 2021?
You can currently visit Italy if you are arriving from the following countries, however different quarantine rules apply depending on which country you are visiting from:
European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Schengen Zone: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Plus: United Kingdom, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the US and Canada.
However entry to Italy is prohibited for people coming from India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Russia and Sri Lanka or who have stayed in the countries in the preceding fourteen days.
Are there any flights to Italy currently?
Yes, there are increasing numbers of flights to and from Italy, mainly from within European destinations.
When will Americans be allowed to visit Italy again?
Residents of the United States and Canada can enter Italy without having to complete quarantine if they meet the following equivalent Italian Green Pass conditions – proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from Covid or negative test within 48 hours of departure. If you cannot prove these conditions a 10 day quarantine applies.
How is Italy's COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign going so far?
In Italy there are currently 73.1% of adults with at least one dose of the vaccine and 62% of adults have received both vaccinations.
What tests are accepted in Italy?
Italian officials accept molecular (PCR) and rapid antigen tests for the purposes of entering Italy. Test results may be in English.