Italy reopens borders to U.S. tourists June 21: Entry Requirements

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Italy reopens tourism

Italy has reopened its borders for tourism, effective June 21, 2021. United States and Canadian citizens are among those allowed in. The official government websites have not yet been updated, but our Universal Aviation Italy office has confirmed the details. Here’s what you need to know:


Italy reopens

Italy entry requirements for travelers from the United States, Canada & Japan and C List countries

Effective June 21, 2021, Travelers from the United States, Canada, Japan and C List countries (see list below), who have been in those countries 14 days prior to entry in Italy, can now enter Italy for any reason without quarantine if they meet the specific requirements below:

  • They must have one of the following “green” certifications in Italian, English, French or Spanish (digital or paper)
    • Certificate of vaccination, with at least 14 days passed from the second dose. Vaccines accepted include those accepted by the EMA European Medicines Agency, which are:
      • Comirnaty (BioNtech / Pfizer)
      • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
      • Moderna
      • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca); or
    • A negative test done within 48 hours before the arrival – valid tests are Molecular test (also known as RNA or PCR test) or Antigen test (also known as rapid test); or
    • SARS-COV-2 Infection recovery Certification

Current List of Italy C List Countries

Austria,  Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories outside the European mainland), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European mainland), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco.


UK Italy restrictions

New UK restrictions for Italy

If passengers have been in the United Kingdom and North Ireland in the last 14 days, a swab test is needed 48 hours before arriving in Italy, five days of self-isolation and another swab test at the end of the isolation is required.


India covid variant

Restrictions from countries with COVID variants

Due to the COVID variants in Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, travelers have additional entry requirements.


Digital Passenger Locator Form required

A dPLF (Digital passengers Locator Form) and a self-declaration form are still required, depending on the specific requirements of the airport of destination.


Italy entry requirement exemptions

  • Crew are exempt from the above
  • Passengers entering for work/urgent reasons for a maximum of 120 hours are exempt. Contact us for more details.

More updates coming soon

Universal Aviation Italy

Our Universal Aviation Italy team is constantly monitoring this situation and we will update this article as new information becomes available. Please contact us with any questions about upcoming missions to the country.


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