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UPDATE: ENTRY TO ITALY FROM THE USA

Date:

09/01/2021


UPDATE: ENTRY TO ITALY FROM THE USA

The Italian Ministry of Health Ordinance of August 28, 2021, effective August 31 through October 25, 2021, updates the procedures for entry into Italy from the U.S. provided for in the previous Ordinance of July 29, 2021.

- ENTRY TO ITALY FROM THE USA -

Entry to Italy from the U.S. is possible by providing one each of the following certificates - which must be presented to the carrier at the time of boarding or to whomever is in charge of pre-travel controls and, subsequently, to the relevant Italian authorities.

1.Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination, upon completion of the prescribed cycle of at least 14 days of one of the vaccinations recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Proof of vaccination for those immunized in the United States is the “white card” bearing a CDC logo; for those immunized in Italy, it is the COVID-19 "Green Certificate";

Or if you contracted Covid-19 and are fully recovered see n. 2 below

2. Recovery from COVID-19, with a medical certificate, prepared by a health official, containing all relevant information; (All recovery certificates, whether digital or in print, must be accompanied by a certified translation)

3) The above certificates, in either case, must be accompanied by a negative molecular or antigenic test performed in the 72 hours prior to entrance into Italy:

Exemption from quarantine: entry to Italy from the U.S. with the two above mentioned certifications together with a negative molecular or antigenic test performed within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy, entails exemption from fiduciary isolation (so-called "quarantine") upon arrival in Italy.

Mandatory quarantine: Failure to submit the above certificates will result in mandatory fiduciary isolation for 5 days at the address indicated in the passenger locator form, as well as the obligation to perform a molecular or antigenic test at the end of the isolation period (which must be negative in order to terminate the isolation).

Entry into Italy: is allowed upon presentation to the airline when boarding the plane or to whomever is in charge of pre-travel controls, of a negative molecular or antigenic test performed within 72 hours prior to the arrival. In this case there is however an obligation to undergo, once arrived in Italy, a 5 days self-isolation period and to perform a molecular or antigenic test at the end of the self-isolation period.

Minors accompanied by a parent/caregiver with one of the above certificates must always take the pre-departure Covid test if they are over 6 years old, whether vaccinated or not; minors under 6 years old are exempt from the pre-departure Covid test.

All passengers (Even if provided with "Green Certificates" and/or "CDC white cards") entering Italy are required, prior to departure, to complete a specific digital form (Passenger Locator Form (https://app.euplf.eu/). Alternatively (in the event of technical difficulties), passengers can complete the self-certification form in paper format (https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/04/modulo_rientro_sintetico_25_aprile.pdf)

◦Airlines are adapting to the new regulations. Travelers should contact their airline and inquire about additional requirements.

VACCINATION CERTIFICATES ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR USE IN ITALY (AS PROVIDED BY ART. 3 OF DECREE OF JULY 23, 2021) MUST:

· Be written in the English language and include the following information:

- Holder’s First and Last Name, Date of Birth.

- Vaccination Name and Batch

- Date/s of vaccination/s

- Identity data of entity issuing the certificate (State / Health Authority)

RECOVERY CERTIFICATES ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR USE IN ITALY (AS PROVIDED BY ART. 3 OF DECREE OF JULY 23, 2021) MUST SHOW:

- Holder’s First and Last Name, Date of Birth.

- Information on certificate holder's previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, following a positive test (date of the first positive test)

- Identity data of entity issuing the certificate (State / Health Authority)

PLEASE NOTE: The equivalence of vaccination certificates referenced above only applies to the COVID-19 Green Certificate in use in Italy. Procedures for issuing the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU-DCC), recognized in the European Union, to Italian citizens who received the Anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in the United States, are in the process of being finalized.


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