Travel abroad, from the United States to the Maldives. Green pass, tampons, quarantine: here are the rules –

Travel abroad, from the United States to the Maldives. Green pass, tampons, quarantine: here are the rules –
Travel abroad, from the United States to the Maldives. Green pass, tampons, quarantine: here are the rules –
from Monica Guerzoni and Fiorenza Sarzanini

From November 8, the borders for European tourists headed to America are reopened: all vaccines used in Italy are valid, including that of AstraZeneca (which is not administered in the US)

Back to the United States. The news anticipated in recent weeks has found official confirmation on Friday 15 October: those coming from the states of the European Union, therefore also from Italy, will be able to go to America for tourism.

As with other states, there are rules to be respected.

Here is what you need to do before booking the trip and taking the flight (at the bottom of the article also the documents you need to return to Italy).

How to go to the United States

The borders have been open since 8 November. The US government has specified that entry into the United States will be allowed for people who have been vaccinated with vaccines against the coronavirus authorized by the Food and Drug Administration – the US government agency that also deals with drug safety and approval – or approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use. And therefore they are included – in addition to Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – also AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sinovac, but not the Russian Sputnik vaccine.

How to go to the UK

Anyone who has completed the vaccination course (both doses of a two-dose vaccine, one dose only in the case of a single-dose vaccine) for at least 14 days can go to the UK under these conditions without being quarantined:
1. have the green pass
2: book a tampon to be carried out in the UK within 2 days after arrival (so-called “day 2 test”) from a list of authorized distributors;
3. fill in a Passenger Locator Form (indicating the booking details of the “day 2 test” swab and declaring that you have completed a course of vaccination against coronavirus in Italy or in other accepted countries);

How to go to France

To go to France, if you are vaccinated, you must submit certification of the completion of the vaccination cycle in these ways:

1. 7 days after the second dose of Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines ;
2. 4 weeks after the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine;
3. 7 days after the first dose of EMA approved vaccine for people recovered from a previous Covid19 infection.

For the unvaccinated it is necessary to present certification of cure from Covid19 of at least 12 days and no more than 6 months or the negative result of a molecular or antigen test carried out less than 72 hours before departure. The test requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12.

How to go to Spain

Spain updates the list of countries of origin deemed at risk every week. The list may also include individual Italian regions.

If you come from a risk area, one of the following documents is required:
– Certificate of complete vaccination against Covid 19 or certificate attesting to having undergone, with negative results, a molecular or antigenic test carried out within 48 hours prior to entry into the national territory or certificate of recovery from Covid19 issued at least 11 days after first positive test and valid for 180 days from the date of extraction of the sample.
The above certificates must be produced in Spanish, English, French or German; those in another language must be accompanied by an official translation into Spanish.

If you come from an area not considered at risk, you need a public health form. Filling in the form will provide the traveler from a non-risk area with a special QR Code called “Fast Control”. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be subjected to health checks for all passengers.

How to go to Austria

For those who do not have the green certification there is the obligation to be in possession of a negative Covid test (carried out in the previous 72 hours if molecular, in the previous 48 hours if antigenic) at the time of entry into Austria, or to carry it out within 24 hours. subsequent hours. Possession of a test or certificate of recovery or vaccination in the terms indicated above exempts from quarantine.

How to go to Holland

Green certification must be presented.

How to go to Mauritius

For those vaccinated, from 1 October 2021, to enter Mauritius, a negative molecular swab must be presented, carried out at the latest 72 hours before departure. a quick swab must be carried out on arrival (day 0) and one during the fifth day of stay (also a self-administered antigenic swab). Travelers can explore the island after receiving a negative test result from day 0.

For the unvaccinated, the result of a negative molecular swab taken no later than 72 hours before departure must be submitted. Visitors must book a 14-day quarantine stay at one of the accredited hotels (GOLD CREST, GOLD BEACH, GRAND BLUE, AMBRE) including meals and transfers. Molecular swabs will be performed on the day of arrival (day 0), the seventh and fourteenth day. The cost of the three tampons of 12,000 rupees. With the negative outcome of the fourteenth day buffer, travelers are free to explore the island and make a change of accommodation.

compulsory health insurance for COVID19.
All travelers must complete health forms before or during their stay: among them the passenger locator form and thehealth self-declaration form which can be found at These completed forms must be handed over to immigration or health officials at Mauritius airport.


Tourists – including vaccinated and cured – must submit the result of a negative nasopharyngeal swab (PCR TEST), carried out within 96 hours before boarding. Only in the event of a negative result will it be allowed to reach the chosen accommodation facility. If the traveler presents symptoms attributable to Covid, the Maldivian authorities will submit him to a new PCR test and arrange for his possible isolation in quarantine in the event of a positive result.


compulsory medical insurance with Covid-19 coverage, and a declaration on one’s health status drawn up within 24 hours of departure (IMUGA The same declaration must also be drawn up when leaving the country.


Those who are vaccinated and have a negative certification for molecular testing carried out no more than 96 hours before arrival in Kenya must not be quarantined.
You must fill in the online health monitoring form necessary to generate a QR code that will be sent to the interested parties by e-mail and will be presented at the security checks.
Daily monitoring by the Kenyan health authorities will continue for 14 days following arrival, via SMS or via the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s Android app “Jitenge”.
You must have the Trusted Traveler code (TT Code) alphanumeric and in QR format, obtainable on the site If the system does not work, you must have your own paper certificate showing the result of the COVID PCR test, written in English.


From 1 September 2020, green certification is enough to enter Egypt.
Those who are not vaccinated must have a negative swab taken within 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight with the date and time of collection or have the QR code.
Children under the age of 6 are excluded from this obligation.
Passengers landing at the airports of Hurgada, Marsa Alam, Sharm El-Sheikh and Taba, if without a certificate, will be able to swab upon arrival at the airport.

The PLF module

The Farnesina reminds us that for the return to Italy it is necessary:
1. Fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form or PLF (here all the instructions)

2. Present the Covid-19 Green Certification showing, alternatively: anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination occurred, with certification of completion of the prescribed vaccination cycle for at least fourteen (14) days;
healing from COVID-19 with simultaneous termination of the obligations of isolation;
carrying out, in the forty-eight hours prior to entry into the national territory, of a rapid or molecular antigen test with negative results for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


If you don’t have the mandatory form:

1. Undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for a period of five days, at the home or residence, informing the Prevention Department of the competent Health Authority for the area;
2. carry out a molecular or antigen test at the end of the fiduciary isolation. Children under six (6) years of age are exempt from performing the molecular or antigen test.

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