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

Updated: Jun 12

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!


Visiting Italy may not be as straightforward as it once was, but it’s certainly doable and worth it. The announcement made by the Italian government on May 14, 2021 relieves American visitors from having to quarantine upon arrival, with certain conditions and regulations.


If you’re 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 May 25th, 2021. As regulations are changing frequently, I recommend you confirm this information with your own research.



Table of Contents

How to Visit Italy if You've Been Vaccinated

How to Visit Italy if You Have Not Been Vaccinated

How to Find a Covid-Tested Flight to Italy

What if my flight is not a Covid-Tested Flight?

Does my return flight to the US need to be Covid-Tested, too?

Requirements for Re-Entering the US from Italy

Helpful Links

Planning Your Trip in Italy


How to Visit Italy if You’ve Been Vaccinated


Currently, the regulation on whether you need to quarantine upon arrival does NOT depend on whether you’ve been vaccinated or not. It instead depends on if you’ve arrived in Italy on a Covid-Tested Flight or not.


Covid-Tested Flights are flights on which all passengers are required to do the following:

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 swab test or antigenic test, both of which must be carried out no later than 48 hours prior to boarding.

  • Provide a Self Declaration form.

  • Provide a digital Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

  • Take another COVID-19 test or antigen swab upon arrival in Italy.


Click here for more details on Covid-Tested Flight requirements.



How to Visit Italy If You Have Not Been Vaccinated


Currently, the regulation on whether you need to quarantine upon arrival does NOT depend on whether you’ve been vaccinated or not. It instead depends on if you’ve arrived in Italy on a Covid-Tested Flight or not.


Covid-Tested Flights are flights on which all passengers are required to do the following:

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 swab test or antigenic test, both of which must be carried out no later than 48 hours prior to boarding.

  • Provide a Self Declaration form.

  • Provide a digital Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

  • Take another COVID-19 test or antigen swab upon arrival in Italy.


Click here for more details on Covid-Tested Flight requirements.

How to Find a Covid-Tested Flight to Italy


Covid-Tested Flights are currently offered by Delta, American Airlines, and United. Alitalia is also operating Covid-Tested Flights as a trusted partner of Delta. Look for the teal “COVID-TESTED” tag* while looking for flights (as seen below). Click here for information on Delta’s Covid-Tested flights. You’ll also need to agree to several requirements while booking, such as providing the negative COVID-19 tests before travel and upon arrival.


*This teal tag appears when searching for your flight on Delta.com, if you're searching on another site you can check that the flight numbers match those shown on the Delta website. but if you're not sure it's always best to just call the airline to confirm if a flight is Covid-Tested or not.



What if my flight is not a Covid-Tested Flight?


If your flight to Italy is NOT a Covid-Tested Flight, you’ll be required to do the following:

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 swab test or antigenic test, both of which must be carried out no later than 72 hours prior to entering Italy.

  • Quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 swab test at the end of the isolation period.

  • Complete the digital Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy Italian or alternatively, the paper self-declaration form.



Does my return flight to the US need to be Covid-Tested, too?


Nope! You can combine Covid-Tested flights with non-Covid-Tested flights as you see fit. For example, you can book a Covid-Tested flight to arrive in Italy but a “regular” flight for your return, if you wish.


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).


Click here for more details.



Helpful Links


Self Declaration Form

Information on the Passenger Locator Form

Information on the process of taking a Covid-Tested Flight

Specific info if you’re arriving from the USA to Rome Fiumicino airport

Specific info if you’re arriving from the USA to Milan Malpensa airport



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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