Italy: The restrictions for travel abroad in Europe for tourism (double buffer and 5-day quarantine) have been extended until April 30. It is the effect of an ordinance signed by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza who has extended until 30 April the limitations aimed at all those who have stayed or have passed through in the 14 days preceding entering Italy in one or more states of the European Union. Also in Austria, Israel, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland it will be possible to travel without specific reasons, as is the case for other European countries, without prejudice to the obligation for those who return to undergo a mandatory swab, as well as to undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for five days at the end of which to carry out the swab again.
Therefore, anyone who returns to Italy from one of these countries must in any case undergo a swab (molecular or antigenic) carried out within 48 hours before entering Italy and the result of which is negative, undergo health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for five days and at the end of isolation carry out another test. However, these provisions also provide for specific exceptions, such as for those who enter through ‘Covid-tested’ flights.
The list of countries
An annex to the ordinance also provides the list of countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France, (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories located outside the European continent), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (excluding territories located outside the European continent), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories in the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco. For Austria, Israel, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland the same rules apply.
In the countries contained in the Ministry’s list D it is always possible to travel for tourism but the quarantine on return is 14 days. They are part of list D Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand