Italian authorities announced the country removed several countries from its List D, which includes third countries whose citizens are permitted to enter Italy under certain conditions. Italy travel regulations now have them on List E which means visitors can only enter Italy for essential purposes.
Italy travel regulations update: Italy moved the following countries from List D to List E, as published by the Italian Ministry of Health: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brunei, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
Travellers from these areas can only enter Italy for essential purposes, provided they follow strict entry rules.
List D countries
Italy’s List D now includes the following third countries:
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
Bahrain and Chile were not part of this list. However, they are no longer in List E as their epidemiologic situation has slightly improved lately.
Entry Rules for Countries on List D
Current rules for travellers arriving from third countries placed on List D are:
- Completed Passenger Locator Form
- A Digital COVID-19 Certificate. (Other equivalent documents are also accepted as long as they meet the country’s requirements.)
- Negative Covid-9 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy.
The exception to the 72-hour rule is for those who stayed or transited through Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Travellers arriving from there must have a test taken within 48 hours.
Failure to meet the requirements will result in a 5-day isolation period.
Regarding the COVID-19 Certificate, the Italian authorities emphasise that a vaccination certificate is valid as long as it indicates that the holder has been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease with one of the vaccines that have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
In addition, the recovery certificate should prove that not more than 180 days had passed since the last time when the holder was tested positive.