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Opening of Italian borders
12.08.2020 Opening of Italian borders

On 29 July 2020, the Italian Council of Ministers approved the extension of the state of emergency on the national territory until 15 October 2020, as a consequence of the health risk associated with the spread of diseases deriving from transmissible viral agents, with particular reference to the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its associated pathology, the COVID-19.

On 7 August the new Prime Minister Decree was approved. Among other things, it regulates travel to/from abroad from 9 August to 7 September 2020.

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The new DPCM, in Annex 20, identifies 6 lists of countries, for which there are different limitations.

A - San Marino and Vatican City: no limitations.

B - EU COUNTRIES (except Romania and Bulgaria), SCHENGEN, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco: transfers to/from EU countries (except Romania and Bulgaria) are allowed without motivation and without the obligation of isolation upon return. There remains the obligation to fill out a specific declaration.

C- Bulgaria and Romania: travel allowed for any reason from/to these countries but, upon returning to Italy, it remains the obligation of self-isolation and health surveillance, it is necessary to fill in a specific declaration and reach your final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).

D- Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay: travel to/from these countries is allowed without motivation, but, upon returning to Italy, it is necessary to undergo self-isolation and health surveillance, fill in a specific declaration and reach your final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).

E - Rest of the world: travel to/from the rest of the world is allowed only for reasons of work, health or study, absolute urgency, return to one's domicile, home, residence. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. The return to Italy from this group of countries is always allowed to Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as to holders of regular residence permits and their family members. Upon returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to undergo self-isolation and health surveillance, fill in a specific and reach your final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).

F - Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic: from these countries there is still a ban on entry to Italy, with the exception of of EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have registered residence in Italy before 9 July 2020. The entry ban also excludes crews and traveling personnel of means of transport and diplomatic officials and agents and military personnel in the exercise of their functions. Travel from Italy to these countries is permitted for work, health or study reasons, absolute urgency, return to one's domicile, home, residence. Upon returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to undergo self-isolation and health surveillance, fill in a specific declaration and reach your final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).

Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia: from these countries an entry ban is still in force, with the exception of EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have registered residence in Italy before July 16, 2020. The ban on entry does not apply on also crews and traveling personnel of means of transport and diplomatic officials and agents and military personnel in the exercise of their functions. Travels from Italy to these countries are permitted only for specific reasons: work, health or study reasons, absolute urgency, return to one's domicile, home, residence. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. Upon returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to undergo self-isolation and health surveillance, fill in a specific declaration and reach your final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport).

The obligation of self-isolation and health surveillance does not apply on:

  • the crew of the means of transport;

  • the traveling staff;

  • the entrances for work reasons regulated by special security protocols, approved by the competent health authority.

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WARNING - Since the aforementioned measures and limitations are constantly evolving and updated, for correctness of information we recommend the use of the main national and regional institutional sites, including:

Governo Italiano

Viaggiare Sicuri

Emilia Romagna Region

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