The Italian government replaced its previous COVID-19 classification of countries with an updated series of lists for determining entry policies. These lists will remain in place until at least Jan. 15, 2021.

The lists are as follows:

  • List A. Travelers from List A do not face any restrictions when entering Italy. The only countries on this list are San Marino and Vatican City.
  • List B. Non-essential travel to and from these countries is allowed, but travelers must complete self-declaration forms upon returning to Italy. As of Dec. 10, no country is on this list. The health ministry may identify additional countries with low epidemiological risk trough a ministerial order.
  • List C. Travelers in this category can travel to Italy for non-essential reasons. To gain entry, however, travelers are required to fill out a self-declaration form and must present negative PCR COVID-19 test results taken within 48 hours of entry in Italy. Those who do not present negative PCR COVID-19 test results will be required to quarantine. The countries on this list are Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway (including Svalbard and Jan Mayen), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France (including Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion), the Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European continent), Romania, Spain (including territories on the African continent), and the United Kingdom.
  • List D. Travel to and from List D countries is allowed for non-essential reasons, including tourism. Travelers returning to Italy from these countries must quarantine for 14 days and fill out a self-declaration form. The List D countries are Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay.
  • List E. Travel to and from List E countries is only permitted for essential reasons: work, health or study, absolute urgency or return to own home, domicile or residency. All countries not on another list are on List E.

Additional Information: There will be additional travel restrictions between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6, 2021. During this time, any traveler entering Italy who has passed through a List C country, for non-urgent reasons, is subject to mandatory quarantine.

In addition, Italy suspended flights this past weekend from the U.K. until at least Jan. 6. It also moved to prohibit entry to anyone who has been in the U.K. in the 14 days before Dec. 20. Those who were in the U.K. who have already entered Italy must contact the competent health office to be tested for the virus.

Analysis & Comments: 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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