The latest travel advice for Italy | With the holidays ahead, we can secretly dream of a holiday in Europe† We are happy to work for you to find out how you can travel responsibly and according to all the rules. Please note that the travel advice for Italy and associated rules can change daily. It is advisable to check the current rules of Italy before you start your trip. Follow the rules of the country, travel responsibly and ENJOY.
Latest update: June 22, 2021.
Tip: Because the travel advice is constantly changing, we advise everyone to check for the latest travel news our Facebook page to follow. Then you can always quickly see when important changes occur while on the road.
Update June 22, 2021: The color code of Italy is still yellow. After a stay in Italy, when you return to the Netherlands, you do not need no negative test and not to go into (home) quarantine. The test obligation for travel from the Netherlands to Italy continues to apply. Upon arrival in Italy, you must still show a negative test result (a molecular or antigen test), which must not be older than 48 hours.
Update June 9, 2021: Travel advice for a large part of Italy will be relaxed this week. The color code for these areas will change this week from orange (travel only if necessary) to yellow (vacation travel possible, watch out for risks). If the color code is yellow, travelers do not have to be quarantined upon return to the Netherlands and they do not have to hand over a negative test result on arrival.
Italy appears to be in good control of the COVID-19 outbreak. In recent days, only a few thousand infections have been reported across the country. †source)
Update June 1, 2021: Mandatory quarantine has expired. The mandatory quarantine on arrival in Italy has been canceled with immediate effect for a number of countries, including the Netherlands. Anyone who has been able to hand over a valid PCR or antigen test at the check-up has no more quarantine obligation of 5 days in Italy. This can be read on the official corona info website of the Italian government (source).
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Travel restrictions in Europe
Obviously, we cannot just enter every country in Europe without preparations. Every country has its own conditions and it is important that you know in advance what conditions they ask. Despite everything, it is doable (we know from our experience of Switzerland). Chris is with his 4×4 motorhome traveled to Switzerland in corona time† In this blog we go through the measures taken by Italy and let you know what you have to arrange and can expect from traveling to Italy during corona time.
Arrange in advance for a trip to Italy
As mentioned, you will have to plan your trip. Several countries in Europe expect you to register your trip and show a negative PCR test result. Italy is also one of them. First of all, check the most current travel advice for Italy, which you can find on the website of netherlandsworldwide.nl† Below you can read what you need to arrange before you travel to Italy.
Tip: Hold this website keep an eye on the current measures from Italy.
PCR test (not older than 48 hours)
To enter Italy you must be able to present a negative PCR test result. This negative result must not be older than 48 hours† Good planning is therefore very important. In the Netherlands, these tests are quite expensive. You pay between 130 and 150 euros. By the way, this applies to all ages. Children of 0 years and older must be tested to enter Italy.
UPDATE 06 May 2021: Vaccinations while traveling has a nice offer that is worth considering. Instead of 139 euros per person, you now pay 109 euros per person, provided you take the PCR test with at least 2 people at the same time. The offer is mainly intended for families or groups. You can immediately make an appointment for the test via the button below.
Entry Form Italy
Is the travel advice for Italy green or yellow? In addition to a negative PCR test result, you also need a completed entry form. You must fill out this document and bring it with you. Make sure you have this printed out. In addition, it is definitely recommended to document, together with you PCR test result and passport to have with you continuously during your trip in Italy. It can be asked for.
- General information about Corona in Italy: Click here
- Direct it Complete Entry Form and register your trip: Click here
- Are you traveling to Sardinia? Then you need to fill in this extra: Click here
- Are you traveling to Puglia? Then you need to fill in this extra: Click here
- Are you traveling to Tuscany? Then you need to fill in this extra: Click here
- Are you traveling to Sicily† Then you need to fill in this extra: Click here
- Other information can be found on the government website: Click here
Mandatory 5-day quarantine After arrival you are obliged to quarantine for 5 days, even if you have handed over a negative test result. After the 5th quarantine day you have to test again† If this test result is negative, the quarantine is over and you can enjoy beautiful Italy.
Update June 1, 2021: The mandatory quarantine has expired.
The mandatory quarantine on arrival in Italy has been canceled with immediate effect for a number of countries, including the Netherlands. Anyone who has been able to present a valid PCR or antigen test at the check-up has no quarantine obligation of 5 more days in Italy. This can be read on the official corona info website of the Italian government. †source)
The quarantine obligation in Italy now only applies if you cannot hand over a valid PCR test at the border. So if you cannot show a valid PCR test, you must quarantine for 10 days in Italy and take a test after 10 days.
During your stay in Italy
Is the travel advice for Italy positive and have you arranged all matters neatly in advance? Then still realize that you are a guest in this country and therefore respect all the rules that the country has as a tourist. Always and everywhere.
Traveling to Italy in corona time means that you have to wear a mouth cap. From 6 years it is obligated to wear a face mask in public indoor areas and public transport. Even in crowded places where the 1 meter distance rule cannot be guaranteed, a face mask is advised.
Note: travel you have to take the plane to Italy? Then fabric mouth caps are cannot Allowed. You must wear a medical mask.
Restaurants, sights and shops are open depending on the color code of the region where you reside. The catering industry is open with code white and code yellow. Of course there are restrictions on capacity and opening times. Beaches are open, but there are measures regarding keeping distance. In Italy they use a minimum distance of 1 meter.
Weather and climate in Italy
The weather conditions of course differ per region, but you can assume that in the summer months June to September is surprised with about 28 degrees. In the south, temperatures can even reach as high as 40 degrees. Let's go!
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