PCR or antigen test required to travel to Rome (Photo: LC)


extended its state of health emergency until March 2022 on Tuesday. It has therefore tightened travel restrictions for all travellers. The measure also affects citizens coming from other European Union countries.

EU travellers to Italy must now be tested for the coronavirus before departure. This also applies to travellers who have already received three injections against Covid-19. Rapid antigenic tests (maximum 24 hours before departure) and PCR tests (48 hours before departure) are accepted. In addition, as France Diplomatie points out, ” All travellers must complete a traceability form (Passenger Locator Form digitali – dPLF

) on the online portal”.

The applicable measures depend on the country of origin in the 14 days preceding the trip to Italy (and not on the nationality of the traveller). An interactive questionnaire allows you to know the measures according to each situation (Italian/English).

For an arrival from another country than France, the conditions of entry in Italy can be consulted on the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the meantime, people travelling to Italy who have not completed a full course of vaccinations must be tested before departure, undergo a five-day quarantine period on arrival, and then be tested again. Then freedom if that test is negative.

Luc Citrinot