The Ministry of Health has introduced new rules limiting international travel from India until May 12, 2021.

Key Points:

  • Effective April 27, travelers from India will not be permitted to enter the country until May 12 except for:
    • Travelers having no COVID-19 symptoms and have been an Italian resident prior to April 25.
    • Individuals authorized by the Italian Ministry of Health for reasons of necessity, regardless of current residence.
    • Those who must reach the domicile, home or residence of their minor children, spouse or civil union partner.
  • If an exception is met, individuals must:
    • Submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of before arriving in Italy.
    • Complete the digital Passenger Locator Form.
    • Repeat the PCR test at the airport or within 48 hours thereafter.
    • Quarantine for a mandatory 10 days.
    • Repeat the PCR test following the 10-day quarantine.
  • Individuals who are currently in Italy and have transited through or stayed in India within 14 days of April 25 must report their entry to local health authorities and take a PCR COVID-19 test.

Analysis & Comments: The new restrictions will significantly limit travel from India to Italy. Those with urgent travel needs should work closely with their immigration provider to discuss the best available options. The response to COVID-19 continues to change and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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