Italy has begun allowing foreign partners who are abroad to enter Italy to join an Italian citizen or resident with whom they have a stable relationship, even if they are not cohabiting. Italy has also imposed a new COVID-19 testing requirement for anyone traveling from Croatia, Greece, Malta or Spain.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals traveling to Italy to reunite with a person domiciled in Italy with whom they have a stable relationship must undergo a mandatory 14-days quarantine period upon arrival in Italy. The 14-days of mandatory quarantine applies to any travelers coming from non-EU countries, Bulgaria or Romania.
  • Anyone entering or returning to Italy from Croatia, Greece, Malta or Spain, in addition to filling out a self-declaration form, must: (1) show that they have tested negative for COVID-19 after taking a molecular or antigenic swab test within 72 hours of entering Italy, or (2) take a molecular or antigenic swab COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport, seaport, border crossing (where possible) or within 48 hours of entering Italy at the competent local health authority office. This requirement applies to anyone who has been in any of the four countries in the past 14 days or who transited through any of the four countries before arriving in Italy.

Additional Information: The recent decree also extended the state of emergency in Italy until Oct. 7. All existing quarantine rules, COVID-19 entry rules and list of countries allowed travel to Italy remain in effect.

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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