Residence Permit Validity Extended in Italy

Jun 8, 2021 | Global

By means of law decree no. 56 of April 30, 2021, the validity of residence permits has been extended to July 31, 2021. Also, quarantine requirements have been updated for nationals of various countries who wish to enter Italy.

The law also extends the validity of Nulla Osta (entry clearances for family reasons, work permits) for the same period, and the terms for conversion of study permits into work permits.

Travel Update: Quarantine Requirements

Travelers from the following countries are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival in Italy: list C 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 overseas territories outside the European mainland—Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands—excluding other overseas territories outside the European mainland—Poland, Portugal—including the Azores and Madeira—United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain—including the territories in Africa—Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco). They must, however, fill out a self-declaration, inform the Prevention Department of the local health authority of their arrival, and present a Covid-19 green certificate confirming a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the last 48 hours before entering Italy.

Travelers from Canada, Japan, and the United States of America are no longer required to have a specific reason for entering Italy (as well as travelers from other list D countries: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Thailand). Upon arrival, they must inform the Prevention Department of the local health authority that they have entered Italy, fill out a self-declaration form, present a negative molecular or antigen swab test taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy, and quarantine for 10 days. After the period of self-isolation, another molecular or antigenic test must be taken.

The authorizations for Covid-tested flights have been extended to the following countries: Canada, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.

Travelers from list E countries (i.e., all other countries not included in the above lists, with the exception of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Brazil, to which special rules apply ) can enter Italy only for specific reasons, such as work, study, health, or other absolutely essential reasons, or to return to their home or place of residence. The requirements are to inform the Prevention Department of the local health authority upon arrival, fill out a self-declaration form, present a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy, and quarantine for 10 days. After the quarantine, it is mandatory to take a further molecular or antigenic test.

The paper self-declaration form will be soon replaced by a Digital Passenger Locator Form.

Special rules apply to travelers from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Brazil:

  • Entry into Italy from India, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka is allowed only for Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before April 29, 2021; Italian citizens registered with A.I.R.E. (Register of Italian nationals residing abroad); and travelers authorized by the Ministry of Health.
  • Entry into Italy from Brazil was allowed only for residents in Italy before February 13, 2021; to those who are traveling to reach their minor children or spouse in Italy; and to anyone traveling for an essential reason with the authorization of the Ministry of Health.

Details:

For the full set of rules and exceptions that apply fill out the questionnaire at https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html.

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