COVID-19 Update – test required to enter Italy – EXEMPTION FOR DRIVERS
INTERNATIONAL NEWS17 December 2021
A new decree issued by the Italian Ministry of Health establishes that, in addition to the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and the possession of the Green Pass, it is also now required to present the result of a negative test (PCR or rapid test) to enter the country, whatever the country of origin.
People who are not vaccinated must undergo 5 days of quarantine, 10 in the case of non-EU origin. For people who are vaccinated, no quarantine is required but the quick test still needs to be done before leaving, and is valid for 24 hours.
Exemptions for the transport sector:
- Crew of any transport mode:
- travelling personnel;
- anyone who enters Italy for a period not exceeding 120 hours (5 days) for proven work, health or absolute urgency must, at the expiry of this period, leave the national territory immediately. Failing that, the person should begin the period of surveillance and isolation of 5 days and undergo at the end of this period a molecular or antigenic test carried out by means of a swab.