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Italy Travel Restrictions

72,98% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 72,20% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Italy.

Italy entry details and exceptions

Italian Citizens, permanent residents, proven work, urgent health reasons, transiting home, foreign diplomats, foreign students, Italian citizens or nationals of EU and Schengen Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, or the Vatican City State and their close family members are exempted from this entry restriction.


Outgoing travel to ItalyTravelling from South Africa to Italy

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 or 72 hours before departing to Italy.

Details and exceptions

Testing requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 6.

Travelers arriving from India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Sri Lanka must take a swab test on arrival in Italy.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Italy.

Details and exceptions

Requirement does not apply to travelers staying in Italy for periods of time exceeding 120 hours for proven work, health, or essential reasons and travelers in transit through Italy by private transport in a maximum of 36 hours.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Italy

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Italy must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Italy are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Italy. Please check the official guidelines from Italy for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Italy.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Italy.

  • Mask usage in Italy is required in enclosed environments.

  • Restaurants in Italy are open with restrictions. Bars in Italy are open with restrictions.

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