Italy has imposed a mandatory quarantine requirement for travelers from Bulgaria and Romania.

Key Points:

  • Travelers from Bulgaria and Romania will be permitted to enter but must quarantine for 14 days.
  • The mandatory quarantine applies to anyone who has been in Romania and Bulgaria or traveled through those countries in the last 14 days.

Background: Italy has moved to open up to more foreign travelers in recent weeks, lifting some of its COVID-19 entry restrictions.

So far, Italy has lifted travel restrictions for residents of EU/Schengen Area countries as well as Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Those traveling from all other countries must be entering to study or for work, urgent or health reasons, returning home or to their place of residence.

Nevertheless, the mandatory 14-day quarantine is still required for travelers who have stayed or transited in the above countries.

In addition, Italy has imposed a ban on entry for travelers who have visited or stayed in any of the following countries in the past 14 days: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Peru and Serbia.

Analysis & Comments: Those planning travel to Italy should take note of the entry restrictions and quarantine requirements and plan accordingly. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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