Travel to and around Italy is restricted right now.
COVID-19 Travel Within Italy
- There are still regional travel restrictions. Traveling between regions is currently not allowed.
- Following the Easter lockdown, Italy re-imposed a color system of high-risk (red) and medium-risk zones. This zone system will be in place through April 30. Authorities will revisit regional restrictions in mid-April.
- It is possible, however, that Italy could begin welcoming tourism again in May or by June 2, a national holiday. Italy’s Tourism Minister Massimo Garavaglia “did not state whether tourism from non-European countries [e.g., the U.S.] might be allowed this year,” reports The Local, “and he did not indicate whether or not Italy plans to join the European ‘health passport’ scheme.”
COVID-19 Travel to Italy from Other Countries
- Travel to Italy from non-EU countries, including the United States, is prohibited unless that travel is deemed essential.
- Students, businesspersons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens can travel to Italy with the proper documentation.
- Travel rules vary by country. The Italian Ministry of Health has a COVID-19 information sheet for travelers that has details on PCR testing, quarantine requirements, and other allowances and limitations.
The best place to find information about travel to Italy is via your country’s embassy in Italy. If yours is not below, browse this list of diplomatic missions in Italy (PDF) from the Italian Foreign Ministry.
- United States Embassy Rome – Italy Travel and COVID-19
- British Embassy Rome – COVID-19 Travel Advice
- Australian Embassy Rome – COVID-19 Information
- Canadian Embassy Rome – Italy COVID advisory
- Embassy of Ireland Rome – COVID situation advisory for Italy travel
Italy Travel Guides
- Rome Travel Guide
- Florence Travel Guide
- Venice Travel Guide
- UNESCO Sites in Italy
- Italian Cities and Regions
Last Updated: April 9, 2021