REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY TO ITALY FROM GREECE

We present an updated information regarding the conditions that are valid, until 30.07.2021, for the entry into Italy from Greece in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (Decree of the Italian Minister of Health – 18.06.2021).

The submission of the digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) available at https://app.euplf.eu/#/

is mandatory for anyone who enters Italy from Greece for any length of stay, via any means of transport. One form must be completed for each adult passenger; accompanied minors can be registered on the form of the accompanying adult. In the case of unaccompanied minors, the dPLF must be completed by the parent or legal guardian before departure. Transit passengers should select “Italy” as the destination country, regardless of their final destination. Once the form has been sent, passengers receive the dPLF in PDF and as a QR Code at the email address entered during registration, which must be shown directly from a smartphone (in digital format) when boarding. Alternatively, passengers can print a copy of the dPLF to show when boarding.

For entry into Italy, travellers who have resided or made a transit through Greece within the previous 14 days from the date of arrival in Italy, must present to the carrier upon boarding and to whoever else has the authority to carry out controls, the EU digital COVID certificate, showing that they:

 Have completed the vaccination for COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days before arrival to Italy, or

 Have recovered from COVID-19 and completed the prescribed period of isolation following SARS-CoV-2 disease. The certificate of recovery is valid up to one hundred and eighty (180) days after the first positive test, or

 Have taken, within forty-eight hours (48) before entering Italy, a molecular or antigen swab test with a negative result in SARS-CoV-2.

Alternatively to the EU digital COVID certificate, travellers to Italy can equally present green certificates, i.e. certificates issued in one of the member states of the European Union or in a third country, after completion of vaccination with an approved by EMA (European Medicines Agency) vaccine or after recovery from COVID-19 and completion of the quarantine period required for SARS-CoV-2 disease or after performing, within 48 hours before entering Italy, rapid antigen test or molecular test with negative result.

Certificates may be written in Italian, English, French or Spanish and may be submitted in either written or digital form.

In case of non-presentation of the EU digital COVID certificate or the green certificate, a preventive self-restriction is required (10-day quarantine) after informing the competent local Health Authority of entry into Italy and, after the end of the 10-day preventive self-restriction, it is necessary to take a molecular test (PCR) or antigen test.

Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the pre-departure molecular or antigen swab test.

Minors are exempt from quarantine (where provided) only if they are accompanied by an adult (parent or other escort) holding a green certificate (or the EU digital COVID certificate). With the obligation to complete and submit the electronic dPLF (digital Passenger Locator Form) and provided that there are no symptoms of COVID-19, the presentation of an EU digital COVID certificate or a green certificate and the performance of molecular or antigenic test within 48 hours before arrival in Italy, do not apply to:

 whoever enters Italy for a period of less than 120 hours for proven reasons of work, health or urgency, with the obligation, at the end of the above period, to leave Italian territory immediately or, if this is not possible, to enter a period of monitoring or preventive self-restriction.

 whoever transits, by his own means, through the Italian territory for a period of up to 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of the above period, to leave the Italian territory immediately or, if this is not possible, to enter a period of monitoring or preventive self-restriction.