On 30th of June 2020, the Italian Minister of Health signed the Ordinance regulating entry into Italy from abroad until July 14. The Ministry of Health Ordinance was adopted following the June 30th EU Council Recommendation.

It provides for new rules concerning journeys from foreign States to Italy.

From July 1, some restrictions on travel to Italy and abroad will be lifted.

In particular:

  • travel within the Member States of the European Union will continue to be unrestricted (in addition to Italy the following Countries are EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden), Schengen Members States (non-EU Countries that are Schengen Members States are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State. People travelling to Italy from any of the above Countries will not be required to justify their reasons for travelling and will not be subject to a 14-day quarantine period in self-isolation;
  • all restrictions on travel to and from Italy will be lifted with regard to the following Countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. In these cases the reasons for travelling will no longer have to be provided;
  • travel is allowed to and from any other Countries for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, or to return home or to one’s place of residence or dwelling, as well as for reasons of study;
  • all EU citizens, foreign nationals residing in an EU Member State and members of their household (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children aged below 21 years, other dependent household members) may freely travel to Italy without having to justify their reasons for travelling.

People travelling to Italy from all permitted Countries other than EU Member States, Schengen Member States, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino or Vatican City State will still be required to observe a 14-day quarantine period in self-isolation, with several exceptions.