The government of Italy has lifted the ban on the entry of travellers from India and three countries for essential purposes. The country has moved India, Brazil, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to List E of is travel restrictions.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a statement said, “Since October 26, this order by the Ministry of Health has abolished the special restrictions previously applying to arrivals from India, Brazil, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, which have since been included in list E and are therefore subject to the rules applying to those countries.”
Based on the new guidelines, travellers from these four countries entering Italy are not required to provide authorisation from the Ministry of Health of Italy.
The essential purpose category include travel for work, health, and study-related reasons. People travelling for urgent matters and other essential purpose will also be allowed entry in Italy after following necessary guidelines. According to the current norms, travellers returning to Italy after staying or transiting through one of the four countries during the last 14 days must present a negative Covid-19 test carried out within 72 hours before entry.
In addition, the visitors from India and three other nations are required to fill in a digital Passenger Locator Form and notify the health authorities on their arrival following which they are required to undergo ten-day quarantine and perform another Covid test on completion of the isolation period.
Transport crew members, onboard transport staff, cross-border workers, pupils, and students, among others, fall under the exemption list.