What you need to know before travelling to Italy from Australia during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Italy.

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Renowned for the coastlines in Amalfi and the canals in Venice, Italy is an international getaway sure to impress any Aussie traveller.

In this guide, you’ll discover what’s open to Australians beyond the border, permit requirements and if you have to quarantine upon arrival.

Can I travel from Australia to Italy?

Italy is currently open to Australian travellers unless they’ve been present in the UK, Northern Ireland, Brazil or Austria within 14 days of travel to Italy. Keep in mind that returning flights to Australia are few and far between, so expect delays in scheduled travel plans.

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Which entry points in Italy are open to travellers from Australia?

Italy has multiple points of entry, and the following are accepting international travellers from Australia:
  • Open Airports: All

As a traveller from Australia, can I travel anywhere once I'm in Italy?

Yes, once in Italy, Australians are free to travel anywhere.

What's open in Italy?

Major tourist destinations in Italy are closed to locals and Aussies alike while the threat of COVID-19 continues to be managed. Some of the most popular attractions include the following:

Major tourist attractions that are open:

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Colosseum
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
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  • Walking trails, parks and beaches: Tourists from Australia should know that as a result of strict movement rules across Italy, individuals aren't encouraged to travel far from their place of residence for non-essential reasons. Once it's safe, Aussies should check out Stelvio National Park, Gargano National Park and Cinque Terre National Park. Beaches are open for Australian tourists during spring and summer – bear in mind that strict regulations on non-essential movement are currently in place across the country. Some of the most popular beaches across the country for Australians include Atrani in Campania, Marasusa in Calabria and Scala dei Turchi in Sicily.
  • Shopping centres and stores: Australian travellers should keep in mind that shopping malls are closed and only grocery stores, pharmacies and parapharmacies, tobacconists, newsagents, bookshops and other necessary stores ​remain open.
  • Restaurants, cafes and bars: Restaurants are not permitted to host Australian guests or locals on their premises or in the vicinity at this point in time. Aussie travellers are still allowed to get takeaway.

Can I cruise to or around Italy?

No, at this point in time, Australian visitors cannot cruise to Italy.
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What are the entry requirements for Italy coming from Australia?

Do I need a permit to enter Italy?

Yes, all travellers from Australia need to submit a Self-Declaration Form as well as alert local Italian health authorities once they've entered a territory.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

No, Australian travellers visiting Italy don’t need to show proof of vaccination.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing Italy?

Yes, all travellers entering from Australia need to provide proof that they’ve tested negative to a COVID-19 swab test within 72 hours of arrival. Visitors also have to retest once they’ve entered Italy at the airport or within 48 hours of entering the country.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Italy?

No, travellers from Australia only have to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Italy if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

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