New precautionary measures of the Italian Ministry of Health for the entry into Italy from Greece from 14/08/20


We inform you that from today, August 14, 2020 a new decree by the Italian Minister of Health has come into force providing the following alternative measures which apply to people entering Italy after staying in, or transiting from Greece in the last 14 days.

We quote you a free translation of Article 1 (italy entrance 140820) of the decree for your convenience:

 1.Obligation to present a certificate showing a negative result of a swab, done within the 72 hours prior to entry in Italy;


 2. Obligation to undergo a molecular or antigen test carried out through a swab upon arrival at the Italian port where possible; or carried out, within 48 hours from entering the Italian territory, at the competent Italian National Public Health clinic.

In this latter case, while waiting for the examination test, people are due to wait in fiduciary isolation at their place of residence or dwelling.

 All people, regardless of symptoms, entering Italy from Greece are due to immediately inform the Prevention Department of the competent Italian National Health office about their arrival. In the event of outbreaks of symptoms of Covid 19, the obligation of immediate information to Italian Health Authority as well as of self-isolation remain into force.

In addition to the previous decree, we would like to point out that transit passengers who enter Italy and have as final destinations other countries, except Italy, are excluded from  the obligation to be submitted to the Covid-19 test.4

 Thank you for your attention to the above

Our team  remain at your disposal for any clarification.