what changes with the new ordinance

News for travelers who cross the European borders, following the ordinance signed by the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, on 25 October. The text extends until December 15 the measures necessary to regulate the return to Italy from abroad.

Confirmed the subdivision of countries European and non-European in lists, which are updated with substantial changes for some states. Here are the main changes:

  • enter thelist D: Bahrain, Israel (first in list C), Chile, Kuwait, Rwanda and Uruguay. In these cases, travel for tourism purposes is permitted upon possession of the Green Pass, a negative swab and the Passenger Locator Form, the digital passport used by the Health Authorities in the event that passengers have been exposed to an infectious disease during a trip to edge. The Green Pass is released after completing the vaccination cycle anti Covid, or after be healed from the Coronavirus, or after having done a molecular or antigenic buffer 48 hours before of entry into Italy with a negative outcome. In the case of entries from the UK and Northern Ireland and from the islands, the swab must be done within 48 hours of entering Italy;
  • Excluded from list D e downgraded to E: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Serbia. Also present in this category are India, Brazil, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Travel is strictly forbidden for tourism purposes to and from these States: the possibility of traveling only for work, health, study or absolute urgency purposes is allowed. In case of return to Italy from one of these states it will be necessary to undergo, in addition to the tampon, also one 10-day quarantine, followed by a further test.

Despite the hopes for the easing of some measures, especially by virtue of the opening of new tourist corridors, the ministerial guidelines imply great caution.

The hope of travelers and tour operators is that of a new decree that provides lightening of health protocols in destinations served by Covid-free corridors. The need for the Green Pass for children is still under discussion, but there is an optimistic prospect of opening new tourist corridors, this time in Thailand, Oman and Cape Verde.

A so-called “trade sticker”Intended for travelers who book trips safely with certain travel agencies and tour operators.

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