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TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM SWEDEN

Date:

01/21/2022


TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM SWEDEN

ATTENTION!
Starting from December 16, it will be mandatory for everyone (even for those who are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19) to present a negative swab test for entry into Italy.
Children under the age of 6 are exempt.
In the absence of vaccination or recovery certification, a quarantine period of 5 days will be required.
Read below for further details.

 

TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM SWEDEN

 

All travels to Italy from the UE+ list of countries (including SWEDEN) are allowed.

To enter Italy in the period between December 16th 2021 to January 31st 2022 it is mandatory to:

1) fill in the European Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) BEFORE entering Italy. Further information on how to fill the dPLF is available on the website of the Italian Minsitry of Health. Please note that, being a mandatory requirement by law, flying companies have the right to refuse boarding in case the dPLF is missing.

2) providing an EU Digital Covid Certificate (also if issued abroad), showing one of the following alternatives:

- vaccination for SARS-CoV-2 with a certificate of having completed the vaccination cycle from at least 14 days;
- documents proving complete recovery from Covid-19 contagion with the consequent break of the isolation period following the infection from SARS-CoV-2;
- a negative antigenic Covid test taken within 24 hours prior to the entry in Italy OR a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to the entry in Italy.

* FROM DECEMBER 16th 2021 until JANUARY 31st 2022, according to the new decree by the Italian Ministry for Healthcare, it is mandatory to show a NEGATIVE COVID TEST result before boarding, even for those who are fully vaccinated or have proof of full recovery from Covid-19 infection.

** FROM DECEMBER 16th 2021 until JANUARY 31st 2022, for all those who DID NOT COMPLETE THE VACCINATION CYCLE it will be mandatory to observe a period of FIVE DAYS ISOLATION (QUARANTINE), to be spent at the address reported in the Passenger Locator Form. After the quarantine period it will be mandatory to take a new PCR or antigenic Covid test.

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. It is also required to inform the contagion prevention department of the local healthcare center in Italy (ASL) about your entry in the country. Beware as well that many flying companies do not accept passengers without a negative test result.

Rules for children: 

PCR / Antigenic Test 

From 0 to 5 years of age (not yet 6 years old): always exempted from taking PCR / antigenic tests. sempre esentati dall’effettuazione del test molecolare o antigenico.
From 6 to 17 years of age (not yet 18 years old): mandatory Covid test, if required, considering the travel history in the 14 days prior the entry in Italy. 

Quarantine

From 0 to 5 years of age (not yet 6 years old): always exempted from quarantine if travelling with a parent who is exempted from quarantine due to possessing vaccination certificate (or a recovery certificate, if valid considering the travel history during the 14 days prior the entry in Italy). 
From 6 to 17 years of age (not yet 18 years old): exempted from quarantine if travelling with a parent possessing the required vaccination or recovery certificate (if required considering the travel history during the 14 days prior the entry in Italy). However, if it is required by the current regulations, they must take a PCR or antigenic test. If the test is not provided, the child must observe quarantine even if the parent has valid certificates (according to Italian law, art. 8 comma 3 Ordinanza 22 ottobre 2021). 

The mandatory test result or the quarantine period (according to the situations) does not apply to the exemptions listed at the Ministry of Healthcare website.

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).

Please note that, starting from August 6th 2021, it will be mandatory to exhibit a EU Digital Covid Certificate (one vaccine shot will also be accepted if 15 days have passed) in order to access to certain public events and places, such as restaurants, bars, museums etc. as well as hotels and on public transportation. From September 1st, the EU digital Covid Certificate is required also for access public transportation between regions as well as for accessing school and university classes. The EU Digital Covid Certificates are valid for maximum 12 months, for the previously mentioned uses. These measures are in place for all people older than 12 years. From December 6th 2021, the super green pass will be required until January 15th 2022 as an additional measure to prevent the spreading of the contagion. The super green pass will be required to access specific social indoor activities as well as ski resorts.
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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