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Who must fill out Italy’s Self-Declaration Form during coronavirus?

Who must fill out Italy’s Self-Declaration Form during coronavirus?
iVisa | Updated on Sep 26, 2022

Please note: Since May 1st, 2022, the Italy Self Declaration Form is no longer necessary to enter the country.

The COVID-19 outbreak affected hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Countries had to adapt their entry requirements to make tourism safe again. However, since the coronavirus is under control, said countries have been lifting these restrictions little by little.

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During the pandemic, providing a Self-Declaration Form was mandatory to enter Italy, along with other travel documents.

But since May 2022, Italy’s Self-Declaration Form is no longer required. Alternatively, besides a valid passport, travelers must apply for the upcoming Italy ETIAS from 2023 onwards to enter the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Italy Self-Declaration Form?

This was a Health Declaration, a statement made by the passenger that they were not infected with the COVID-19 virus and, therefore, would be eligible to enter the host country. It was a document made with the passport holder as the attestor that the information contained within the document was factual and true. To make the document as binding as possible, the passenger had to affix his signature to the document.

Since May 2022, Italy Self Declaration Form is no longer required.

Do I need a Covid Vaccine or Vaccination Certificate to enter Italy?

No, you don't. COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Italy. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Italy travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

Do I need a negative Covid-19 test result to enter Italy?

  • COVID test before arrival: Pre-departure tests are no longer required.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Italy?

  • Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements.

What does the traveler attest in the Self-Declaration Form?

The declaration form was a declaration by the passenger that he was free from COVID-19. In this regard, he/she was explicitly stating that he/she did not show any of the numbers of symptoms displayed by a person who was infected with the disease. In addition, the form also stated that the traveler was aware of the measures taken by the host country to prevent the spread of the pandemic inside their borders.

In any case, the document is no longer needed for arrivals in Italy.

Is There An Easy Way To Obtain a health declaration?

Any passenger could submit their version of the form. However, the risk was too great that he/she would not be allowed to enter a host country like Italy, especially if he/she was not well-versed in the terms that were used in Self-Declaration Forms.

Fortunately, passengers could get the document easily if they made an application through our website.

But since Italy doesn’t require the form anymore, there’s no need to apply.

Were there Any exceptions to the rule?

Yes, there were. If the traveler came from any of the 26 other members of the European Union, they would be allowed entry without any restrictions whatsoever. The same goes for the other countries comprising the Schengen Area. Other countries and states with no restrictions included the United Kingdom, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, and Vatican City.

The exemptions were part of agreements to make the flow of passengers easier among the borders. It was not a Self-Declaration Form privilege, but some of these countries also have fewer restrictions on visa policies and requirements to enter Italy.

I still have some questions; where can I obtain more information?

Contact our customer service operators; they will be happy to answer any other doubt you have.

You can go to the iVisa website, which has all the information regarding digital travel documents and how to request them. If you cannot find the information or have other concerns and questions, you can always email us at [email protected].

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