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Italy Travel Updates

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Last updated May 24, 2022

Italy officially opened to US tourists from May 16, 2021. Italy, the most popular tourist destination in Europe for Americans, has been closed off since early 2020. While 2021’s reopening presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reconnect with this most engaging of destinations without the crowds, 2022 should still see reduced numbers.

Entry Requirements

Can American tourists enter Italy? Yes

Can Canadian tourists enter Italy? Yes

Unvaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Italy. A negative PCR test certificate* is required.

Fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca, 1 dose of J&J) travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Italy. The validity of a vaccination certificate is 6 months. There is no test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.

Travelers from the USA and Canada who have received a Covid-19 booster may enter Italy. The validity of a vaccination booster certificate is indefinite. There is no test requirement for travelers who have had a booster shot.

* Testing rules

Negative PCR test results are valid for 48 Hours from the time the test was taken. Negative Antigen test results are valid for 24 Hours from the time the test was taken

Passenger Locator Form

None required

PCR or Antigen Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test taken no more than one day before your arrival. Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • we will provide one FFP2 masks for each train journey in your itinerary as trains are the only place where masks are mandatory


Indoor Public Spaces & Public Transport

Note: Masks should be FFP2/N95 type. Cloth or surgical masks are not permitted.

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of covid status required to enter restaurants: Nothing


Proof of covid status required to enter sights: Nothing

Note: Vaccination (2nd shot) must be in last 6 months, or you need to have had a booster.

Useful links

U.S. Embassy in Italy Covid-19 Page (note, not always up-to-date)

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