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Travel to Italy and Covid-19: green certificate, vaccine, restrictions in Sicily ... What you need to know to go there this fall


Contamination is on the rise again in Italy, where the health pass is requested, among others, for museums. Sicily, the least vaccinated region, is subject to special restrictions.

The summer of 2021 had started under the sign of optimism among our Italian neighbors.

This is evidenced by the end of the obligation to wear a mask outdoors and the end of all curfews on June 28.

No region is considered “at risk” in the Boot.

Special measures still apply in Sicily, Puglia and Campania.

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Arrival in Italy: what are the conditions for French tourists?

All travelers



age of 6

must complete a locator form (Passenger Locator Form digitali - dPLF) which must be completed on the online portal.

The paper form (downloadable in PDF) should only be used in the event of technical difficulty.

The obligation to test depends on the country of origin or residence in the 14 days preceding the trip to Italy (and not on the nationality of the traveler).

A very useful interactive questionnaire will allow you to know the measures applicable to your own situation (Italian / English).

Travelers entering Italy from France (so-called "Elenco C" list available online) must:

  • Either present the negative result of a PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours

    (self-tests are not accepted);

  • Or present proof of complete vaccination

    with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson).

    Proof of vaccination is only valid on the condition that it makes it possible to certify the completion of a complete vaccination schedule (14 days after the last injection and maximum 270 days).

    The certificate must be presented in one of the 4 languages: Italian, English, French or Spanish;

  • Or present a certificate of cure

    (valid from the 21st day after the first positive test and maximum 180 days);

The EU digital Covid certificate incorporates

proof of vaccination, a negative test result or proof of recovery from Covid within 6 months


More information on this certificate on the website of the European Commission.

Italian certificates (Certificazione verde) and French (Health Pass via the TousAntiCovid application) are accepted because they meet common European standards.

Supporting documents can also be presented in hard copy.

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Restrictions, bars, restaurants, hotels, beaches, curfew ... What measures are in force in Italy?

From August 6, you will need a health pass to eat in the restaurant, unless you sit on the terrace or at the counter (here in Venice).

Marco Bertorello / AFP

Since last year, a decree-law classifies Italian regions into four zones, according to the rate of circulation of the virus: red zone for maximum risk, orange for high risk, yellow for moderate risk and white for reduced risk. . The placement of a region in one of the four categories is decided by the Minister of Health, taking into account many indicators. Thus, all regions are classified in white zone. Travelers are advised to check their status before any trip on the Italian Government card as well as on the websites of the regions.

Wearing a mask outside is no longer compulsory. Bars and restaurants are open indefinitely. You can enjoy a


at the bar, have lunch on the terrace or dine inside. On the other hand, nightclubs remain closed and large gatherings prohibited. No curfew is applied throughout the territory.

Please note, however: throughout Italy,

certain activities are subject to presentation of the Italian Green Pass or the French Health Pass.

These measures are compulsory from the age of 12

and apply in particular to restaurants (indoors), shows, sporting events, museums and other cultural places, swimming pools and spas, amusement parks, etc. They also concern interregional public transport (plane, train, ferries, buses).

The list of activities and places where these supporting documents will be requested is available on the website of the French Embassy in Italy.


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Puglia, Campania and Sicily: additional health measures

Before going to Puglia, tourists must complete a form and keep it for the duration of their stay.

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is subject to additional health measures.

Before traveling there, tourists must complete a specific form and keep it for the duration of their stay.

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, wearing a mask is compulsory outdoors, except in isolated places.


 : until December 31, 2021, people (including those with a health pass) arriving in Sicily from France will have to take the rapid test.

Please note: being vaccinated or having carried out a test before departure does not exempt from this obligation.

If it is positive, the passenger will be placed in isolation, then accompanied to a hotel or a Covid home to complete their quarantine.

In addition, some municipalities require the wearing of a mask both outdoors and indoors, or prohibit gatherings in public spaces (more information on the Sicily region website).

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The health situation in Italy

As of October 25, Italy has passed the 130,000 dead mark.

The first country to make the vaccination of caregivers compulsory, the government plans to use compulsory vaccination.

At the end of the month, 70.88% of Italy's population was fully vaccinated, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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