Italy Tigthens Rules For Visitors Over Holidays

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Italy Tigthens Rules For Visitors Over Holidays

Italy has announced increased health measures for visitors entering the country between December 16 and January 31, 2022.

All travelers must provide a negative test result—either an antigen test of less than 24 hours or a PCR test of less than 48 hours. It seems this applies to ages 12 and over.

Additionally, travelers will have to show proof of being double vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Janssen or a certificate of recovery from Covid.

If not, non-vaccinated travelers must “respect” a 5-day quarantine at the address indicated on the traceability form. On Day 5, an additional molecular or antigen test must produce a negative test to end isolation.

All travelers, including from France, must fill out a digital Passenger Locator Form, which is used by public health authorities “to facilitate contact tracing in case travelers are exposed to an infectious disease during their travel by plane, ship (cruise/ferry), rail, bus or automobile.”

According to the Italian government website, “Failure to submit even just one of these documents entails self-isolation at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form for 5 days, at the end of which an antigen or molecular swab test will be carried out.”

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.