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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (July 31, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (July 31, 2020)

Location:  Italy

Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories

The European Union (EU) which includes Italy currently prohibits non-essential travel (i.e., tourism) into the EU for residents of most non-EU countries.  There are exceptions for residents of a few non-EU countries, but they do not currently include United States residents.  Please visit https://reopen.europa.eu/en for more information.

The Italian government generally follows the EU definitions of essential travel. Categories of essential travel include students, businesspersons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens.  Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more specific information in English.  Also please take note of any self-quarantine requirements.

The U.S. Embassy in Rome, Consulates General in Milan, Naples, and Florence, and Consular Agencies in Venice, Palermo, and Genoa resumed limited regular passport processing on June 17.  Travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may also contact U.S. Embassy Rome or your local consulate and request an emergency passport appointment.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (July 10, 2020)

Location:  Italy

Event: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  As of July 1, the European Union (known as the EU, which includes Italy) began lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of certain third countries. The list of third countries does not currently include United States residents.  Please visit https://reopen.europa.eu/en for more information.

The Italian government has modified its entry regulations to allow exceptions for several categories of visitors, including students, business persons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens.  Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more specific information in English.  Also please take note of any self-quarantine requirements.

The U.S. Embassy in Rome, Consulates General in Milan, Naples, and Florence, and Consular Agencies in Venice, Palermo, and Genoa have resumed limited regular passport processing.  Travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may also contact U.S. Embassy Rome or your local consulate and request an emergency passport appointment.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (July 2, 2020)

Location:  Italy

Event: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories

As of July 1, the European Union (known as the EU, which includes Italy) began lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of certain third countries.  This does not include United States residents, however the list will be reviewed every two weeks.  Please visit https://reopen.europa.eu/en for more information.

The Italian government has modified its entry regulations to allow exceptions for several categories of visitors, including students, business persons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens.  Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more specific information in English.  Also please take note of any self-quarantine requirements.

The U.S. Embassy in Rome, Consulates General in Milan, Naples, and Florence, and Consular Agencies in Venice, Palermo, and Genoa have resumed limited regular passport processing.  Travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may also contact U.S. Embassy Rome or your local consulate and request an emergency passport appointment.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (June 12, 2020)

Location:  Italy

Event: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  

The U.S. Embassy in Rome, Consulates General in Milan, Naples and Florence, and Consular Agencies in Venice, Palermo and Genoa will resume limited regular passport processing on June 17.  Please note that although some passport processing centers in the United States have resumed operations, customers may still encounter significant delays in receiving their passports.  Travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may contact U.S. Embassy Rome or your local consulate and request an emergency passport appointment.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (May 27, 2020)

Location:  Italy

Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  Although passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19, travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may contact U.S. Embassy Rome or your local consulate and request an emergency passport appointment.

For Actions to Take and Assistance see below.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (April 29, 2020)

Location:  Italy

Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  

On April 26, the Italian government released a new health decree.  It clarifies that as of May 4, travel within the same region for work, health reasons, emergencies, or visits to immediate family members or relatives is allowed as long as social distancing protocols are respected (use of face coverings/protective masks and maintaining distance between persons of at least one meter).  Movement between regions is prohibited except for justifiable work purposes, health reasons, emergencies or if returning to one’s residence.  Self-declaration forms are still required.  As of May 4, individual outdoor exercise and access to public parks are permitted as long as social distancing measures are respected.  For more details please see the Italian Civil Protection’s website; please also note that some regional decrees may be more or less restrictive than the national decree.  

For Actions to Take and Assistance see below.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (April 22, 2020)

Location:  Italy

Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.  Please see CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.  Although passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19, travelers with an immediate travel need and a confirmed flight to the United States may contact U.S. Embassy Rome or your local consulate and request an emergency passport appointment.

The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.  Please review and follow the health decrees issued by the Government of Italy, including the need for social distancing, restrictions on movement outdoors, and the requirement to carry a self-certification document along with proper identification.  The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.   

For Actions to Take and Assistance see below.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (April 15, 2020)

Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Italy. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government has no plans to arrange repatriation flights in Italy at this time.  

Actions to Take:

·       Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

Assistance:

·         U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy

Via Vittorio Veneto, 121

+39 06 46741

USCitizensRome@state.gov

https://it.usembassy.gov

·         U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy

Via Principe Amadeo, 2/10

+39 02-290-351

USCitizensMilan@state.gov

·         U.S. Consulate General Florence, Italy

Lungarno Vespucci, 38

+39 055-266-951

USCitizensFlorence@state.gov 

·         U.S. Consulate General Naples, Italy

Piazza della Repubblica

+39 081-583-8111

USCitizensNaples@state.gov  

·         State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·         Italy Country Information

Here is the latest update from the US Embassy in Rome regarding the U.S.. Department of State Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy – March 24, 2020

Location:  Italy

Event: U.S. Mission Italy has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

The CDC advises travelers to avoid nonessential travel to Italy and the State Department currently recommends U.S. citizens reconsider travel. See CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should arrange their departure now unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  There are still daily direct flights including Alitalia from Rome to New York City, and to the United States via some other airports in Europe.Travelers should coordinate directly with the airlines for the latest schedule and flight information.  Travelers should be prepared for the possibility of additional travel or transit restrictions to be implemented with little or no advance notice.

The Government of Italy has implemented additional measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Individuals should always carry a self-certified document to explain the purpose of their movement consistent with these measures.  Supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, post offices, and other essential services remain open.  On March 20, the Italian government issued a decree that ordered the closure of all parks, gardens, and playgrounds throughout Italy, although individuals are allowed to exercise or walk pets in the vicinity of their home.  On March 22, the Italian government released a decree that further restricted movement by requiring that persons provide justification and documentation to authorities for any travel between cities.

Actions to Take:

·        Call Italy’s 112 emergency number or 1500 if you believe you have symptoms and are currently in Italy. English speaking operators are available.

·        Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.

·        For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

·        Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.

·        Have a plan to depart from Italy that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.

·        Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·        Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Italy.

·        Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the U.S.

·        Review the Italian National Institute of Health’s website (available only in Italian).

·        Visit the Department of State’s webpage for U.S. travelers in Europe: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-with-special-considerations/schengen.html

Assistance:

·        U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy

Via Vittorio Veneto, 121

+39 06 46741

USCitizensRome@state.gov

https://it.usembassy.gov

·        U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy

Via Principe Amadeo, 2/10

+39 02-290-351

USCitizensMilan@state.gov

·        U.S. Consulate General Florence, Italy

Lungarno Vespucci, 38

+39 055-266-951

USCitizensFlorence@state.gov

·        U.S. Consulate General Naples, Italy

Piazza della Repubblica

+39 081-583-8111

USCitizensNaples@state.gov 

·        State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·        Italy Country Information

·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.

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