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How Americans Can Visit Italy without Quarantine: Current Covid-19 Entry & Exit Regulations

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

As someone who runs immersive experiences in the lesser-known areas of Italy for my company, Creative Edge Travel, I couldn’t be more thrilled to hear that Italy has announced that American tourists can again enter the country – without quarantine!


If you’re traveling from the United States and wondering how to visit Italy without needing to quarantine and what the current COVID-19 entry and exit regulations are, I’ve laid out all the info you need to know below! Don’t miss the links at the end for the nitty gritty details.


Note: This article was last updated September 1st, 2021. As regulations are changing frequently, I recommend you confirm this information with your own research. Click here for the latest updates from the US Embassy & Consulates in Italy.



***UPDATE as of September 7th, 2021***:

It's now much easier to enter Italy if you've been vaccinated and are traveling from the US! If you have not been vaccinated, it's still possible to travel to Italy but requires more frequent testing during your travels and possibly a 5 day quarantine.


Read below for more details!


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How to Visit Italy If You’ve Been Vaccinated


Vaccinated Travelers must have the following items to enter Italy:

  • Green Pass

  • a negative molecular PCR or rapid antigen test carried out within the previous 72 hours


You'll need a Green Pass to enter restaurants, museums, and other venues. You'll also need it to board airplanes and other transportation services.

So how does one get a Green Pass?

If you've been vaccinated, the CDC "white card" issued at your vaccination will be considered the equivalent of the Italian Green Pass.




How to Visit Italy If You Have NOT Been Vaccinated


Travelers who have NOT been vaccinated must have the following items to enter Italy:

  • a negative molecular PCR or rapid antigen test carried out within the previous 72 hours

AND BOTH:

  • A medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID dated no more than six months before departure

If you don't have the certificate of recovery, you'll be required to quarantine for 5 days then have a negative COVID test.


You'll need a Green Pass to enter restaurants, museums, and other venues during your stay. You'll also need it to board airplanes and other transportation services.

So how do you get a Green Pass if you have NOT been vaccinated?

Instead of proof of vaccination, you'll need to show proof of a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the previous 48 hours, or proof that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous six months.


Remember that you'll need to be able to show the Green Pass throughout your stay, so you'll need a new negative test every 48 hours unless you're quarantining.



How to Visit Italy If You’ve Recovered from COVID-19


Travelers who have RECOVERED from Covid-19 in the previous 6 months must have the following items to enter Italy:

  • a negative molecular PCR or rapid antigen test carried out within the previous 72 hours

AND BOTH:

  • A medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID dated no more than six months before departure,


You'll need a Green Pass to enter restaurants, museums, and other venues. You'll also need it to board airplanes and other transportation services.


So how does one get a Green Pass if you've recovered from COVID-19?

If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous six months, you're eligible for a Green Pass. You'll need a medical certificate issued by competent US authorities confirming recovery from COVID within the previous 6 months, which will serve as your Green Pass.


Requirements for Re-Entering the US from Italy


In order to re-enter the US after a trip to Italy, you’ll need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).




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Planning Your Trip in Italy



Another thing to keep in mind is that things might not be as you imagine once you arrive in Italy. With Italy being the focus at the beginning of the quarantine in the Western world and being named Travel and Leisure’s Destination of the Year, the country is bound to be overrun with tourists.


I highly recommend focusing your trip entirely on off-the-beaten-path, slow travel for a better experience all around! Click here to learn more or visit www.CreativeEdgeTravel.com to learn more about how we can help you plan an unforgettable and meaningful adventure in Italy away from the crowds!

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