Make sure to check the Sicily COVID restrictions and travel rules to follow before coming to Italy. It is strongly advised not to travel anywhere in the world at the moment unless it is strictly necessary.
Checklist for travel to Italy
Coronavirus may affect your visit to Sicily. All visitors from abroad must follow this checklist and all the measures in place in Italy. Let us help each other prevent the spread of the virus.
Travel to Italy from abroad
The rules depend on various factors such as your country of origin or places you stayed in. The current situation in Italy, as well as your reasons for traveling, may also limit your entry to the country. You may visit this website to check if you can enter Italy at this time.
Here are the special rules to people coming from these countries.
- Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Entry restrictions for those who stayed in or transited through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the 14 days before their entry into Italy
Ban on entry into Italy until 5 March 2021, for all those who come from Brazil or who have stayed or transited there in the 14 days before entry to Italy
Ban on entry and transit through Italy until 5 March 2021, for travelers who have stayed or transited for more than 12 hours in Austria in the previous 14 days.
For example, people coming from the USA to Italy and non-EU citizens must fill out a self-declaration. The form will show that they fall into one or more of these reasons:
- proven work reasons;
- absolute urgency;
- health reasons;
- return to one’s home, domicile or residence;
- citizens of the European Union (also Italy), of Schengen Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City;
- family members of persons listed under letter f). This is defined in Articles 2 and 3 of Directive 2004/38/EC dated April 29, 2004;
- non-European Union citizens (third-country nationals) holding long-term residence status in a European Union country, in accordance with Council Directive 2003/109/EC;
- family members of the persons holding long-term residence status (letter h);
- entry into the national territory to reach the domicile/home/residence of a person referred to in letters f) and h) of this list, even if not cohabiting, with whom there is a proven and stable emotional relationship.
Persons entitled to check the self-declaration may ask to provide them with evidence related to the statement (such as an employment letter, a medical certificate, a school letter, etc.).
You must Self-isolate for 14 days, informing local Health Authorities of your presence in Italy. There are some exceptions. Hence, they can activate health surveillance procedures. You must also reach your final destination using only private means of transportation. Airport transit is allowed, provided that you do not leave designated areas within the airport.
Containment Measures in Italy
Italy is classified into four areas. Each area corresponds to different risk scenarios and levels.
- The Red area has a maximum severity and a high level of risk. It means that most establishments such as restaurants, museums, gyms, etc. are closed and movements are only allowed for certain reasons such as work, health, or necessity.
- Orange area also has a high severity scenario and a high-risk level, there are slightly less restrictive measures
- Yellow area, there are general restrictive measures
- in the white area, there are no restrictions
Sicily COVID Restrictions
If you’ve already booked a holiday, make sure you are well informed about the current Sicily COVID Restrictions and regularly check updates and changes to these rules. Travel as little as possible once you reach Sicily or stay in your accommodation as much as you can. Please also avoid crowded places and take note of the rules to follow.
Here is the dedicated website for details and updates about coronavirus in Sicily.
We pray that everything will go back to normal soon and we can all enjoy the sun, sand, sea, stories, and sceneries of Sicily again.