Italian authorities have issued a decree to extend the validity of certain documents and place new limits on travel from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

Key Points:

  • Identity documents that expired on or before Jan. 31, 2020, are extended until Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Residence permits expired on or before April 30, 2021, are extended to July 31, 2021.
  • Entry is suspended for travelers who have stayed or transited in Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka 14 days before intended travel with exceptions for:
    • Italian citizens resident in Italy before April 29.
    • Individuals authorized by the Ministry of Health or in compliance with validated health protocols.
  • Those who are exempt must:
    • Present a self-certification if required (or present a Passenger Locator Form).
    • Submit a negative swab test within 72 hours prior to their flight.
    • Repeat the swab test at the airport of arrival.
    • Quarantine for 10 days in a COVID-19 hotel or other facility designated by the Italian health authorities.
    • Repeat the swab test at the end of the 10 days of mandatory quarantine.

Additional Information: The previous provisions relating to India and Bangladesh have been replaced by the new rules. All other previous travel restrictions currently in effect have been extended until May 15.

Analysis & Comments: The new decree will significantly limit travel from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka to Italy. Those with urgent travel needs should work closely with Deloitte to discuss the best available options. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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