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Want To Travel To Italy? This New Questionnaire Will Help Determine If You Can
Italy is slowing opening up for tourism to revive its economy, and if you’re planning on visiting, you will have to fill out a questionnaire to determine if and how you can enter.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, this new update will simplify navigating travel restrictions.
The survey will ask questions, including which country visitors are traveling to Italy from, where have they been for the last 14 days before their trip if they are a European Union citizen or from a Schengen Country, and lastly, if they are a legal resident in Italy.
After answering the questions, travelers will then get to see the specific requirements for entering the country. However, it’s easy to enter the country even after filling out the questionnaire.
“The result of the questionnaire does not guarantee entry into the country, which remains subject to the assessment of Italian Border Officers (Ministry of Interior),” government officials wrote in the questionnaire. “We recommend that you keep yourself informed on current rules and regulations before embarking on a trip.”
US citizens are only allowed to enter for work or educational purposes, including study abroad programs. Travelers from the U.S. will be required to self-isolate for two weeks upon arrival.
While visitors from certain European countries and Canada are permitted to enter Italy without any restrictions, others will have to fill out a self-declaration and prove they tested negative for COVID-19.
The test should be taken 72-hours before boarding the flight for Italy. The test can be taken at the airport or border crossings.