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TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM SWEDEN

Date:

05/02/2022


TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM SWEDEN

BEWARE!

From MAY 1st to 31st, 2022 only an EU Digital Covid Certificate is required to enter the country. Read below for further details.

TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM SWEDEN

 

All travels to Italy from any country (including SWEDEN) are allowed.

To enter Italy in the period from MAY 1st to MAY 31st 2022 it is mandatory to:

1) provide an EU Digital Covid Certificate (even if issued abroad), showing one of the following alternatives:

- vaccination for SARS-CoV-2 with a certificate of having completed the vaccination cycle less than nine months ago;
- completed vaccination as mentioned above, including a booster shot (valid with no time limits);
- documentation proving recovery from Covid-19 infection within the last six months;
- a negative antigenic Covid test taken within 48 hours prior to the entry in Italy OR a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the entry in Italy.

*From May 1st it is no longer mandatory to fill in the European Passenger Locator Form (dPLF).

Failing to present one of the above-mentioned certificates implies a mandatory quarantine period of 5 days, at the end of which it is mandatory to take a Covid-19 test. 

Rules for children: from 0 to 5 years of age (not yet 6 years old): always exempted from taking PCR / antigenic tests.

Digital EU Covid certificates from Sweden (EU:s digitala covidbevis) can be downloaded from this link https://covidbevis.se/vaccinationsbevis-web/.  Vaccinations are registered within 7 days from the shot, while the digital certificate of recovery from Covid-19 infection can be requested to one's GP at least 11 days following the first positive test result (NAAT test type, like PCR). The test must have been performed by qualified sanitary staff and registered in the patient's journal. Antibody test are not valid. The validity of the recovery certificate is of 180 days from the first positive test result. Currently, recovery certificates are issued only if the Covid test has been performed by Swedish healthcare staff.

For the certificate of negativity to Covid-19, it is necessary to contact an authorised clinic. A list can be found here.

The clinic will send the result of the test to the healthcare authority responsible for the issue of the digital certificate. The data will then be uploaded on the platform https://covidbevis.se/vaccinationsbevis-web/ . Please refer to the clinic for further details regarding the time required to issue the certificate. This is needed to verify its validity in order to enter Italy or another country (in case of transit). 

In case you do not possess a Swedish digital identity, it is possible to request a substitutive certificate, digital or in paper form.

Further information regarding current rules to enter Italy can be found at the web page http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/approfondimenti-insights/saluteinviaggio 

A Q&A section is available for those travelling abroad or coming back to Italy, based on the current Italian legislation. This Q&A section is merely informative, has no legal value and the result does not guarantee the entry in Italy nor in other destination country.

In Italy, local measures of contagion prevention have been taken, for example the classification of the Italian Regions in different colours according to the risk factor (white, yellow, orange and red). To see the current classification, visit the Italian Government website).

NOTE FOR ALL TRAVELERS: from May 1st until June 15, 2022, on the entire national territory the access to public transportation and events as listed below is allowed only if wearing a FFP2 face mask:

a) airplanes;

b) boats and ferries travelling across regional borders;

c) trains crossing regional borders, Intercity, Intercity Notte and high speed trains;

d) interregional buses;

e) hired buses with driver;

f) local and regional public transportation;

g) school buses;

h) indoor events taking place in theatres, concert halls, movie theatres, and other similar entertainment venues as well as indoor sport events.

Furthermore it is mandatory to wear face masks when visiting healthcare facilities, including retirement homes and other similar facilities.

It is although recommended to wear face masks indoors in all public spaces.

 

For further information, please visit the website https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/ 

Further information about specific rules applied in specific areas in Italy can be found on the FAQ section on the Italian Government website as well as on the website of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Further restrictions that could complicate the entry regulations to Italy may follow those described above, due to the development of the pandemic emergency.


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