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UPDATE: ENTRY TO ITALY FROM THE USA

Date:

08/31/2021


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.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be exempted from the obligation of fiduciary isolation (so-called "quarantine") in Italy, travelers are now required to present to the carrier upon boarding, or to whoever is in charge of carrying out checks, a molecular or antigenic test with a negative result carried out in the 72 hours prior to entrance in Italy. In addition to said negative molecular or antigenic test, travelers must present a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from Covid 19.

The certificates of vaccination and recovery issued by the United States health authorities are recognized as equivalent to the Italian certificates for both entry into Italy and use in Italy as stated in Art. 3 of the Decree of 23 July 2021.

-ENTRY INTO ITALY FROM THE UNITED STATES -

Entry to Italy from the U.S. is possible by providing one of the following certificates - which must be presented to the carrier at the time of boarding and, subsequently, to relevant Italian authorities. Furthermore, these certificates must be accompanied by a negative molecular or antigenic test performed in the 72 hours prior to entrance into Italy:

  1. Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination, upon the 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, the COVID-19 Green Certificate.
  2. Recovery from COVID-19, with a medical certificate containing all relevant information;
    • Entry from the United States with one of the above-mentioned certificates exempts travelers from fiduciary isolation (quarantine) upon arrival in Italy.
    • 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).
    • Minors travelling with a parent/caregiver carrying one of the above-mentioned certificates must take a COVID test prior to departure if aged 6 or older and not vaccinated; children younger than 6 are exempt from the COVID test requirement prior to departure.
    • All passengers entering Italy, including those with one of the above mentioned certificates, must fill out a digital locator form prior to departure. Another option for passengers who may experience technical difficulties is submitting a paper self-certification form.
    • Airlines are adapting to the new regulations. Travelers should contact their airline and inquire about additional requirements.

-EQUIVALENCE OF VACCINATION AND RECOVERY CERTIFICATES ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES FOR USES SET BY ART. 3 OF DECREE OF 23 JULY 2021-

Immunization certificates must be written in English and include the following information:

- First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth of the certificate holder.

- Name and Batch of the Vaccine.

- Date/s of Immunization/s.

- Identifier of the Healthcare Professional or Clinic Site that administered the vaccine.

The recovery certificates must include the following information:

- First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth of the certificate holder.

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

- Identifier of the Healthcare Professional or Clinic that issued the certificate.

All recovery certificates, whether digital or in print, must be accompanied by a certified translation.

PLEASE NOTE: The equivalence of immunization certificates referenced above only applies to the COVID-19 Green Certificate in use in Italy. The 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 still being developed.


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