Entry into Italy

Local news, 16.08.2021

For all those who have stayed or transited in Switzerland in the fourteen days preceding their entry into Italy, the legislation currently in force stipulates the following requirements upon entry:

  1. complete the Digital Passenger Locator Form
  2. Present a Digital COVID Certificate (Certificazione verde COVID-19) which attests one of the three following requirements:
  • Full Vaccination anti-SARS-CoV-2 with certificate of the completed cycle of vaccination more than 14 days ago. The certificate needs to refer to one of the following vaccines: Comirnaty from Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Full recovery from coronavirus and completed isolation in the past six months;
  • a PCR or antigenic swab test, carried out within 48 hours prior to entry into Italy, with negative test result.

Children under six years of age are exempted from the test requirements (PCR and antigenic swab test).

The certificate needs to be presented in one of the following languages: Italian, English, French or Spanish.

Italy – Digital COVID Certificate (Certificazione verde COVID-19) required for numerous activities

In Italy the presentation of a Digital COVID Certificate (Certificazione verde COVID-19) is compulsory for various services and activities. The Digital COVID Certificate needs to attest either the vaccination with at least one dose, a negative test result of a PCR or antigenic swab test (carried out in the last 48 hours) or the full recovery from COVID-19 within the past six months.

Starting from 06.08.2021 (non-exhaustive list):

  • Indoor service at restaurants
  • Shows, museums, sportive events and amusement parks
  • Thermal/wellness centers and swimming pools (including those indoors of the establishment)

Starting from 01.09.2021 (for the following means of transport):

  • Planes
  • Inter regions boats and ferries (except for ferry service in the Strait of Messina)
  • Inter cities and high speed trains
  • Long-distances buses or chartered buses

Please note that a certificate certifying the first inoculation of a two-doses vaccine (second dose pending) is not enough to enter Italy from abroad.

Complete list of the activities which require a green certificate (IT)