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Italy strengthens its entry conditions to the territory as the holidays approach


For fear of an epidemic outbreak during the end of the year celebrations, Italy is strengthening its conditions of entry into the territory from this Thursday, December 16, for all travelers from France.

From today, vaccinated travelers will obviously have to present their full proof of vaccination to enter Italian territory. French certificates, in particular via the TousAntiCovid application, are of course accepted by Italy as in other European countries. But if this document was sufficient until then, they will now also have to provide the negative result of an antigen test of less than 24 hours or of a PCR test of less than 48 hours. Self-tests are not accepted by the authorities.

Unvaccinated travelers will also have to show a negative screening test, but will now have to undergo a five-day quarantine, in a place whose address must be communicated to the authorities via the traceability form that all travelers, vaccinated or not, must complete before their departure. This isolation can only be broken at the end of the five days and after a new screening test which must be negative to authorize discharge.

The unvaccinated already subject to tougher restrictions

Only children under the age of 6 or people passing through Italy for only a few hours and with a compelling reason can be exempted from testing for the coronavirus. These measures will be valid from this Thursday December 16 until January 31 next.

Last week, Italy had also tightened its restrictive measures against the unvaccinated, by conditioning entry into cinemas, theaters, nightclubs, bars and restaurants on the presentation of a “Super Green pass”, new version of the health pass issued only with a certificate of vaccination or recovery from Covid, but no longer with a negative screening test.

Around 17,000 new cases of coronavirus have been identified in Italy in recent days, figures that have been increasing for a month, which remain however well below the number of cases identified in France, which reaches almost 50,000 cases per day.