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Can US citizens travel to Italy? Update May 2021

Can US citizens travel to Italy? Update May 2021

Readers want to know: Can US citizens travel to Italy?

Update May 3, 2021 | Due to Covid-19 restrictions, non-essential travel (i.e., tourism) to Italy from most non-EU countries (and including the United States) is prohibited. Essential travel is allowed and includes students, businesspersons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens.

A 5-14 days of self-isolation/ quarantine is expected of anyone arriving, even if you have been tested and arrived on a “Covid-free” flight. Fines for non-compliance can range from 300 – 3000 euro.

Government restrictions, health measures and rules regarding domestic and international travel in Italy change frequently.


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When will Italy open to US tourism?

The opening to US tourists is unknown at this time.
The US Embassy in Rome  has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Italy recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19 concerns and similarly recommends that travelers defer all nonessential travel to Italy.

Travel within Italy

Traveling from one region to another may have restrictions. Each region is color coded with according to Covid-19 risk factors; white (low risk), yellow (low-medium risk), orange (medium risk), red (high risk).
To travel for essential reasons such as business, study or medical reasons, travel between regions requires a self-signed certificate stating your reasons for travel. Read more from Easy Milano Covid-19 updates.

From June 15, to travel to another region for non-essential reasons such tourism, travel between regions will require  a “green pass” proving you have been vaccinated or recovered within the last 6 months or tested negative for Covid-19 within the last 48 hours.

You do not need a green pass if you returning to your place of residence. The green pass (a digital QR code with your id and details) is issued when a vaccine is completed, or a test has ben administered.

Throughout Italy a curfew remains in effect from 10:00pm to 5:00am

Can Italians travel to the USA?

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Travel to USA

US citizens traveling from Italy may depart and enter the US at any time.

Entry into to the USA of foreign nationals who were physically present within the Schengen Area, including Italy, within 14 days prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation 10143


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Travel to the USA for tourism is suspended at this time.

Immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are limited and may take longer than usual.
Read more from US Embassy & Consulates in Italy

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