Can I visit Italy during the festive season?
Can I visit Italy during the festive season?Last update: 17/12/2020
The rules are changing during the festive season.
Between 21 December and 6 January, all travellers from France will have to quarantine in place (for 14 days) “even if they have a negative test result” says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Exceptions: Under Italian regulations, some travellers are not required to present a test result or to quarantine. But the rules here are also strict. Testing and quarantine requirements are waived in the following circumstances:
- For a visit not exceeding 120 hours made for proven work, health or extreme emergency reasons
- If transiting Italian territory using private transport for a period of no more than 36 hours
- Cross-border workers entering and leaving the country for proven work purposes and the subsequent return to their residence, home or dwelling
- Employees of companies and institutions whose head or secondary office is in Italy, who may be going to or arriving from France for a business trip lasting no more than 120 hours
Conclusion: if you want to do some shopping or buy cigarettes in Italy, you will not be exempt from the requirement to present a negative test or to quarantine…