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titleSource: European Union/Re-open EU

14.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Specific entry rules for each country are available at ViaggiareSicuri


Additional restrictions at regional or local level
As of 14.09.20, specific rules are in place to enter Sardinia (a negative COVID-19 test is required)

Mandatory Travel Documentation
All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide the carrier, or law enforcement officers upon request, a self-declaration

Travelling from (or returning to) Italy
Specific rules for each destination are available at ViaggiareSicuri

Find out more:
Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
Viaggiare Sicuri

You can address your country-specific requests to this Contact Point for information

                                                                                          

13.08.2020

Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Bulgaria and Romania. Additionally, travellers arriving from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain must either present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test performed up to 72 hours before their arrival in Italy, or submit to a swab test.


Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.

Rules and Exceptions
Travellers who have stayed - or transited - in Bulgaria or Romania in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Italy, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This measure does not apply to staff and crews of transport means.

Travellers who have stayed in Croatia, Greece, Malta or Spain in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Italy, will be required to provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test performed up to 72 hours before their arrival in Italy, or submit to a swab test upon arrival (at the airport) or within 48 hours after their entry in Italy (at the territorial competent Local Health Authority).

Mandatory Travel Documentation
All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide the carrier, or law enforcement officers upon request, a self-declaration.

Specific measures for Italian residents exiting or returning to Italy
Individual countries can continue to restrict entry or ask for quarantine upon entry on their territory. Specific information for each country are available on the Viaggiare Sicuri portal.

Links to national sources
Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
Viaggiare Sicuri (in Italian)

Documents you need to travel in Europe

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ITA

Further information: 12/08/2020 ORDINANZA del Ministero della Salute Misure urgenti di contenimento e gestione dell'emergenza sanitaria ( italian)



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titleSource: Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazionee Internazionale / The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

11.09.2020

Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

GO TO THE INFORMATION FORM


DOWNLOAD HERE:

- SELF-DECLARATION FORM FOR ENTERING ITALY FROM ABROAD: FORM


THE MEASURES APPLIED IN ITALY

On 29 July 2020, the Italian Government decided to extend the nationwide state of emergency until 15 October 2020, due to the health risks posed by the spread of communicable diseases, especially COVID-19 caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The subsequently approved Decree Law no. 83 of 30 July 2020, established that, while awaiting the adoption of new Decrees by the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) and, in any case, no later than 10 days from the entry into force, on 30 July of Decree Law no. 83, the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 14 July 2020, would continue to apply.

On 7 August, the new DPCM of 7 August, 2020, was approved, which, inter alia, regulates travel to/from foreign countries between 9 August and 7 September, 2020. 

The DPCM of 7 September, 2020, extended the travel regulations to/from foreign countries set out in the Decree of 7 August, 2020, from 8 September to 7 October 2020, albeit with several slight amendments and integrations.

Further travel restrictions may be imposed, with regard to specific areas of the country or travel from certain foreign Countries and territories.

The single regional Governments may impose restrictions on travellers from certain foreign Countries or territories. Travellers intending to travel or return to Italy are advised to check whether any new provisions have been introduced by their region of destination, either by directly contacting the local authorities or checking out the respective websites (click here).

Click here to consult the applicable regulations.

An information form has been prepared for people travelling from/to Italy, based on the current legislation. The form has been designed for information purposes only, it has no legal value and does not guarantee entry in Italy or other Country of destination.

If you have any doubts about travelling to Italy, please contact the Border Police or the competent local Prefettura or health authorities. Travellers to foreign countries are advised to always check the relevant country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website or contact the Embassy or consular offices in Italy of the Country of destination.

GO TO THE INFORMATION FORM


TRAVEL FROM/TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

The new DPCM of 7 September, 2020, incorporates the previous lists of Countries contained in Annex 20 to the DPCM of 7 August, which are better explained in Annex C,  featuring 6 groups of Countries to which different restrictions apply*.

A - San Marino and Vatican City: no limitations.

B - EU COUNTRIES (except for Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain, Romania and Bulgaria), SCHENGEN, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco: travel to/from EU countries (except for Romania and Bulgaria) is allowed for any reason, therefore also for TOURISM, and without the obligation to self-isolate on return. The requirement to fill in a self-declaration remain.

Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain: persons entering/returning to Italy from these countries (after staying or transiting in any of these Countries in the 14 days prior to travelling to Italy) besides filling in a self-declaration form, must also:

a) present a declaration to the effect that they have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy;

alternatively

b) take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port, or border location (where possible) or within 48 hours of entering Italy at the competent local health authority surgery.

Persons who stayed or transited in any of these four countries in the 14 days prior to returning to Italy shall also communicate their entry into the Italian territory to the Prevention Department of the competent Health Authority. The same exceptions set out in article 6(6) and (7) of the DPCM of 7 August, 2020, with regard to self-isolation and supervision by the health authorities, also apply to mandatory swab tests. For more details, please read the list at the bottom of the page.

CAUTION: Annex C to DPCM 7 settembre 2020 clarifies that the list E includes all the overseas French, UK and Netherlands territories, however named. Instead, the following Countries are included in list B: Faroe Islands, Greenland, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Gibraltar, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British bases on the island of Cyprus, Azores and Madeira, Spanish territories on the African continent.

The obligations applying to travellers entering from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain, imposed by the Ordinance of 12 August 2020, are subject to the same exceptions provided for in the DPCM of 7 August 2020 (see the NOTE below).

The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain Countries does not exclude that these Countries may still impose restrictions on entry. Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

C - Bulgaria and Romania: travel from/to these countries is allowed for any reason but requires mandatory self-isolation and supervision by the competent health authorities on returning to Italy; travellers must fill in a self-declaration form and may reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal). The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain countries does not exclude that these countries may still impose restrictions on entry. Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

D - Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay: travel from/to these countries is allowed for any reason, therefore also for TOURISM. However, on returning to Italy, travellers must self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities; they are required to fill in a self-declaration form and reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal). The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain countries does not exclude that these countries may still impose restrictions on entry. Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities. 

E - Rest of the world: travel to/from the rest of the world is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile, or dwelling. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. The return to Italy from this group of countries is always permitted to Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as holders of residence permits and their family members. The DPCM of 7 September 2020 also envisages the possibility for travellers from the Countries in list E to enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective relationship (regardless of whether or not they cohabit) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or with persons who are legally resident in Italy (on a long-term basis) and if they are travelling to their partners' home/domicile/dwelling (in Italy). On entering Italy from any of these Countries, travellers will be required to fill in a self-declaration form specifying the reason for entering/returning to Italy. The form must then be presented to the competent authorities if requested. Please be prepared to show any support documents and to reply to any answers by the competent authorities. Travellers will be allowed to reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

On entering/returning to Italy from these countries, travellers must self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities; they must also fill in a self-declaration  indicating their reasons for entering/returning to Italy. The form must then be presented to the competent authorities if requested. Please be prepared to show any support documents and to reply to any answers by the competent authorities. Travellers will be allowed to reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal). Travellers must also self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities. Several exceptions are provided, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

 It is possible to reach the final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport). Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

F - Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic:a ban on entry from these Countries is still in force for travellers from the Countries specified in list F or who have stayed/transited there in the 14 days prior to their attempt to enter Italy. This ban is still in force, with the exception of EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 9 July 2020. Crews, on-board personnel and diplomatic and military officers and agents in the exercise of their functions are excluded from the prohibition of entry. Travel from Italy to these countries is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile or dwelling. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. When returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities and to fill in a self-declaration form indicating the reasons for their return (possession of EU/Schengen citizenship or conditions of a family member of an EU citizen and residence in Italy); travellers may reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia: a ban on entry from these countries is still in force, except for EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 16 July 2020. Also excluded from the entry ban are crews, on-board personnel, diplomatic and military officers and agents in the exercise of their functions. Travel from Italy to these countries is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile or dwelling. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. When returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities and to fill in a self-declaration form indicating the reasons for their return (possession of EU/Schengen citizenship or conditions of a family member of an EU citizen and residence in Italy); travellers may reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

Colombia: an entry ban is in force from this country, except for EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy before 13 August 2020. The same restrictions apply as for the countries of the two previous paragraphs.

Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

Limited exceptions are provided to the mandatory self-isolation, supervision by the competent health authorities and swab testing rules (the latter only applies to travellers returning from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain, NOT from the Countries in List F). 

Also, provided that no symptoms of COVID-19 occur. There have been no stays or transits in one or more countries on lists C and F during the fourteen (14) days before entering to Italy, without prejudice to the obligations set out in Article 5 of the Decree of the President of the Council do Ministers (compilation of an appropriate declaration), the provisions relating to the obligation of fiduciary isolation and health surveillance and the use of private means of transport to reach the final destination (and swab for Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain) do NOT apply to:

  1. to anyone (regardless of nationality) who enters Italy for a period not exceeding 120 hours for proven needs of work, health or absolute urgency, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation;
  2. anyone (regardless of nationality) transiting, by private means, through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation;
  3. citizens and residents of the Countries and territories listed in Lists A, B, C and D who enter Italy for proven work reasons;
  4. health personnel entering Italy for the exercise of professional health qualifications, including the temporary exercise referred to in Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 18 of 17 March 2020;
  5. cross-border workers entering and leaving the national territory for proven reasons of work and the consequent return to their residence, domicile or dwelling;
  6. to the personnel of companies and institutions with registered or secondary offices in Italy for travel abroad for proven work reasons of no more than 120 hours;
  7. officials and other servants, however, they may be called, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and employees, and military staff and Italian Country Police personnel in the performance of their duties;
  8. to pupils and students to attend a course of study in a country other than their country of residence, dwelling or abode, to which they return every day or at least once a week.

The rules for mandatory self-isolation and supervision by the competent health authorities (and swab testing for travellers returning from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain) do not apply to:

  • travel crew members;
  • on-board personnel;
  • persons entering the country for work reasons regulated by specific security protocols, approved by the competent health authorities;
  • persons entering the country for reasons that cannot be postponed, including their participation in international sports events or trade fairs, subject to prior authorisation by the Ministry of Health and subject to the obligation to present to the carrier on boarding, or to any other competent authority, a declaration to the effect that they have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy;

Several examples:

Letter a)

An Italian citizen entering Italy for a 3-day stay from Tunisia, where they reside, for health reasons, is not required to self-isolate or undergo supervision by the competent health authorities.

An Indian citizen residing in the United Countries (and entering Italy from that country), who is travelling to Italy for work, for a 4-day stay, is not required to self-isolate or undergo supervision by the competent health authorities.

A US citizen travelling from the UK, where they have stayed for less than 14 days, may enter Italy without having to self-isolate if they are travelling for proven reasons of work, health or absolute urgency and if they are staying in Italy for no more than 120 hours.

A Ukrainian citizen travelling from the Ukraine or from Turkey may enter Italy without having to self-isolate if they are travelling for proven reasons of work, health or absolute urgency and if they are staying in Italy for no more than 120 hours.

Letter b):

A Moldovan citizen travelling by car directed to Spain may cross Italy without having to self-isolate if they are staying in Italy for no more than 36 hours.

Letter c):

An Australian citizen travelling to Italy for work does not need to self-isolate, or undergo supervision by the competent health authorities, regardless of the length of their stay in Italy.

A German citizen travelling from the US to Italy for work reasons, regardless of the length of their stay in Italy, does not need to self-isolate or to undergo supervision by the competent health authorities.

A Romanian citizen who did not transit or stay in Romania during the 14 days prior to their arrival in Italy, travelling from Turkey to Italy for work reasons, does not need to self-isolate or to undergo supervision by the competent health authorities.


Please carefully consult the DPCM of 7 August 2020 and the DPCM of 7 September 2020.

The self-declaration form for entry into Italy is available by clicking here.

For more specific questions regarding entry into the country, please contact the Border Police or the competent Prefettura. For questions regarding supervision by the competent health authorities, please contact either the local Health Authority or the dedicated freephone number of the Ministry of Health 1500.

* The DPCM of 7 August 2020 provides that restrictions may apply to specific areas of the country or to travel from certain foreign Countries and territories.

Individual regions could, therefore, impose restrictions on travellers from certain foreign Countries or territories. Before returning to Italy, therefore, you are advised to check any additional provisions by the Region you are travelling to, either by contacting the local authorities directly or by visiting their respective websites (click here).

Air traffic is still suspended; sea, air and land borders are closed in many countries around the world. Flights are still subject to frequent cancellations. It is recommended that you always consult your airline to confirm your flight.

The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain countries does not exclude that these countries may still place restrictions on travellers from Italy.

Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the Viaggiare Sicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

An information form has been prepared for people travelling from/to Italy, based on the current legislation. The form has been designed for information purposes only, it has no legal value and does not guarantee entry in Italy or other Country of destination.

If you have any doubts about travelling to Italy, please contact the Border Police or the competent local Prefettura or health authorities. Travellers to foreign countries are advised to always check the relevant country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website or contact the Embassy or consular offices in Italy of the Country of destination.

GO TO THE INFORMATION FORM

Source: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/....


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titleWCO/Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency

24.03.2020

As regards publications and guidance material associated with the COVID-19 state of
emergency, a section has been created on the website of the Italian Customs and Monopolies
Agency (www.adm.gov.it) called EMERGENZA COVID 19 where you may find:

 the guidelines issued by the Director General as to the four core business areas
(Customs, energy and alcohol, tobaccos and games) for trade associations and the
relevant stakeholders.
 Communiqués drafted by the central technical customs directorates in the above
specified core business areas; and
 All information regarding the opening times of the customs offices linked to the current
state of emergency




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Border restrictions and interior travel restrictions (11.03.2020)

Travel in the country is allowed solely for work requirements or health needs or reasons of necessity, such as shopping for food and other essentials. In any case, work requirements and health needs must be proven by way of a self-declaration, using the printed forms provided by law enforcement officers.

Start date: 14.03.2020

End date: not available

Further information: https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoac...

Rationalisation of interregional bus services (13.03.2020)

This measure rationalizes the interregional automotive services, concerning the transport of people on non- scheduled buses, due to reduced mobility on the Italian territory. The decree rules that modifications and reductions of the authorized scheduled services by Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport can be adopted by the carrier, after proper communication to the Ministry and customers, provided that the services to be delivered will not be totally cancelled, in compliance with the provisions of the Ministry of Health and with the provisions of the DPCM (Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers) of 11 March, or that they assume all relevant anti-contagion safety protocols and promote all sanitation procedures for work places. (Ministerial Decree 114 of 13.03.2020)

Start date: 13.03.2020

End date: 25.03.2020

Further information: http:/www.mit.gov.it/comunicazione/news/trasporti-trasporti-non-di-linea-autot...

Rescheduled offer of rail passenger transport (13.03.2020)

Italy has rescheduled the offer of rail passenger transport in order to counter and contain the health emergence due to coronavirus and in protection of the passengers and the railway enterprises workers. The decree ensures, for each route, the connection with at least one couple of trains Trenitalia and NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori) and guarantees all essential services. (Ministerial Decree 113 dated 13.03.2020)

Start date: 13.03.2020

End date: 25.03.2020

Further information: http://www.mit.gov.it/comunicazione/news/infrastrutture-ferrovie-traspor...





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titleRemarks from the International Road Transport Union

24.08.2020


On 18 August 2020, new entry requirements for Italy were published. The requirements depend on from where a person has travelled (see details here).

Special restrictions (recent COVID-19 test or quarantine) have been introduced for persons entering Italy after having stayed or transited, in the last 14 days, in one of the following countries: Croatia, Greece, Malta, and Spain. Professional road freight transport drivers who have stayed or transited in one of these countries are exempt from the limitations if:

- They prove that they are entering Italy for work purposes. An EC certificate should be sufficient proof.

- They complete the self-declaration (English version) before they enter Italy (in addition to holding an EC certificate).

However, professional drivers can only stay in Italy for a maximum of 120 hours (36 hours if in transit), after which they will have to leave the country or go into quarantine.

Note that our Greek association OFAE reported that all ferry agents at the Greek ports of Patras and Igoumenitsa are requesting truck drivers (of all nationalities) to fill in the self-declaration form before they embark a ship.

Sources: FIAP and OFAE

                                                                                          

12.08.2020

Mont Blanc tunnel conducts maintenance work

The Mont Blanc tunnel will be closed for maintenance works on:

• Monday 7 September 2020, from 22:00 to 6:00

• Monday 14 September 2020, from 22:00 to 6:00 

• Monday 28 September 2020, from 19.00 to 6:00  

 

Additional information can be found in the documents attached (in FrenchEnglish and Italian).

Source: TMB, tunnelmb.net

                                                                                             

10.07.2020

On 10 July, the Italian Government issued an entry ban for individuals entering and transiting Italy who, in the last 14 days, have been in or have transited through one of the following countries: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic. Direct and indirect flight connections to and from those countries are suspended.

The measure only concerns travelling passengers.

Source: Italian Ministry of Health

                                                                                             

25.06.2020

On 25 June, SFTRF and SITAF decided to amend the rules on access to the Fréjus Road Tunnel for Euro 3 and Euro 4 goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. It was decided at first to ban these vehicles from using the tunnel as of 1 July 2020. However, in the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic, there is now a derogation of this rule.

From 1 July until 30 September 2020, Euro 3 and Euro 4 goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes can still drive through the Fréjus Road Tunnel provided that the vehicle owners have already ordered replacement greener vehicles (Euro 5 or Euro 6). A declaration has to be filled out (in Italian, French or English).

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                             

19.06.2020

Following the publication of Reg. (EU) 2020/698 and DL n. 18/2020 companies should be aware of the following prorogations:

Driver qualification card:

  • Cards expired before 31 January 2020 cannot benefit from the 7 months prorogation.
  • Cards expired between 31 January and 29 March 2020 are valid until 29 October 2020. The prorogation only applies at domestic level. At EU level, cards are only valid for 7 months after their expiration date.
  • Cards expiring after 29 March are valid for 7 months after their expiration date, both at domestic and EU level.

Driving licenses:

  • Licenses expired before 31 January 2020 cannot benefit from the 7 months prorogation, but only from those set out by DL 18/2020 (art. 104 c.1).
  • Licenses expired between 1 February and 31 August 2020 remain valid for 7 months after their expiration date both at domestic and EU level.

Tachographs:

  • The two year inspection, whose validity expires between 1 March and 31 August 2020, can be carried out within 6 months after its date of expiration. The prorogation is valid both at domestic and EU level.

Driver card:

  • In case of a request of renewal of the driver card, or in case of a request of replacement of a damaged card, the issue of the new card must happen within 2 months during the period from 1 March until 31 August.

Vehicles inspections:

  • Inspections whose validity expire between 1 February and 31 August can be done up to 7 months after their date of expiration.
  • Inspections whose validity expired before 29 February can be done up until 31 October 2020; this only applies at domestic level.

Community Licenses:

  • Licences expiring between 2 March and 31 August 2020 have their validity extended for additional 6 months, as well as their True Certified Copies.

Members are also reminded that the following provisions do not apply anymore:

  • Obligation to have a self-certification.
  • Obligation to notify local health authorities upon entrance.
  • Maximum stay of 72 hours in case of a transport operation ending in Italy.
  • Maximum stay of 24 hours in case of a transport operation transiting through Italy.

Sources: CONFETRA and FIAP

                                                                                                    

25.05.2020

Until 2 June, foreign drivers operating in Italy must still certify that they are employed and currently working as drivers. The Transport Ministry did state that foreign drivers working in Italy were required to carry a self-declaration (in Italian) confirming their understanding of the provisions of the emergency situation, their full name and reason for being in the country, however a "reduced" version of the self-certification (shown in the link) must now be used.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                                      

On 21 May, the Italian Minister of Transport and Infrastructure signed a decree that lifts domestic traffic bans for goods vehicles heavier than 7.5 tonnes on the following days: 24 May, 31 May and 2 June.

Members are reminded that Sunday and holiday traffic bans for vehicles carrying out international transport in Italy are lifted until further notice.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                 

21.05.2020

On 21 May, the Ministry of Transport has clarified that foreign drivers entering Italy are not subject to the following provisions anymore:

·       Maximum stay of 72 hours in case of a transport operation ending in Italy

·       Maximum stay of 24 hours in case of a transport operation transiting through Italy

·       Obligation to notify local health authorities upon entrance

Until 2 June, foreign drivers operating in Italy must still have a free-form self declaration that certifies they’re employed and currently working as drivers. The self certification used until 18 May does not apply anymore.

Companies are reminded that the protocol for road transport and logistics sector (Annex 14 of DPCM 17 May) applies until 14 June.

Sources: Ministry of Transport, CONFETRA

                                                                                                       

18.05.2020

On 17 May, the Italian Prime Minister published updated regulations, applicable from 18 May. The DPCM 17 May replaces DPCM 26 April:

- The self-certification is now valid only for movements between two different regions, as intra-region movement is now permitted.

- Art. 5.10.b of DPCM 17 May states that there are no limitations imposed on drivers, which means that there is no obligation to notify entry in Italy to local health authorities, nor is there the need to fill out this document anymore.

- The protocol for the road transport and logistics sector published on 14 March is still in force and will apply until 14 June (in Annex 14 of DPCM 17 May).

- Until 2 June, freight transport to/from Sicily can only be operated via the port of Messina-Tremestieri. Rules on freight transport to/from Sardinia remain unchanged.

Source : CONFETRA 

                                                                                              

12.05.2020

Following questions raised by IRU members regarding the self-declaration’s compliance with GDPR, it is suggested to add the following sentence at the end of the self-declarations that are sent to the local health authority: “It is recommended, and required, that the management of transmitted personal data is performed in compliance with Regulation 2016/679/EU – GDPR”. Online notifications sent with a model are covered by GDPR terms; details can be found in the document attached.

Source: FIAP

                                                                                               

08.05.2020

Domestic Sunday traffic bans are lifted for goods vehicles heavier than 7.5 tonnes on the following days: 10 May and 17 May.

Sunday and holiday traffic bans for vehicles carrying out international transport in Italy are also lifted until further notice.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                

05.05.2020

On 5 May, the Italian Ministry of Transport updated the self-certification form needed for international road transport workers to enter and operate in the country. The form can be downloaded here.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                   

04.05.2020

On 26 April, the Italian Prime Minister announced the implementation of Phase 2, starting with effect from 4 May. The rules have been set out in the DPCM of 26 April 2020, following which the general self-declaration currently necessary for travelling has been updated accordingly and can be downloaded here; the same conditions apply. The self-declaration for road transport workers remains the same.

Source: Italian Government

                                                                                            

30.04.2020

On 29 April, the Italian Ministry of Health has updated the list of contact points for foreign drivers entering Italy. The most up to date list can be consulted here.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                    

28.04.2020

Following yesterday’s communication on DPCM 26 April 2020, the list of health authorities to which drivers must notify their entry into the country has been updated and can be found here.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                      

27.04.2020

On 26 April, the Italian Prime Minister announced the “Phase 2” rules, applicable from 4-17 May, by way of DPCM 26 April 2020. Many of the rules currently in force will be maintained.

Concerning road transport and logistics, relevant information is the following:

· Art. 2.7: Companies whose activity must be suspended following modifications to ATECO codes listed in Annex 3 must complete the shipment of goods in stock by 30 April.

· Art. 2.9: Companies whose activity can restart following modifications to ATECO codes listed in Annex 3 can undertake reopening preparations from 27 April.

· Art. 3.2: The obligation for passengers to wear a face mask while being in publicly accessible indoor areas and on public transport does not apply to children under 6 years of age nor to people with disabilities which are not compatible with wearing a mask.

· Art. 4.2: Before boarding, transport companies must check traveller’s body temperature and transport documents. Boarding is refused in cases of fever or incomplete documentation. Transport companies must guarantee a minimum of 1m separation between travellers. Transport companies must supply travellers with appropriate personal protection equipment (masks, gloves) in case they don’t have them.

· Art. 5: Rules and procedures for people entering or transiting through Italy for work – the current rules continue to apply.

· Annex 6, point 3 of the Protocol for Covid-19 containment: guidelines for the access of third party suppliers to companies’ premises:

- Companies must identify entry, transit and exit procedures for their suppliers. Those procedures must consider itineraries and timings, with the aim of reducing contact between suppliers and company personnel.

- If possible, drivers must stay on board the vehicle. Drivers cannot access the company offices. Concerning loading and unloading activities, the minimum 1m distance must be observed.

- The company must designate or install toilet facilities for third party drivers/suppliers, separated from those used by its employees. Daily cleaning must be ensured.

- In cases where the company carries out own account transport, workers’ security must be ensured at all times.

· Annex 8: Protocol for road transport and logistics sector (adopted on 20 March).

· Annex 9: Protocol for public transport (adopted on 14 March).

 Source: Italian Government

                                                                                                  

21.04.2020

On 21 April, ANAS and ASPI have confirmed that prorogations mentioned in Art. 130 c.2 of Decree 18/2020 are applicable to certification for exceptional load transport operations. Therefore, authorisations which expire between 31 January and 15 April can be extended up to 15 June.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                    

16.04.2020

On 15 April, the Italian Minister of Transport and Infrastructure signed a decree that lifts domestic traffic bans for goods vehicles heavier than 7.5 tonnes on the following days: 19 April, 25 April, 26 April, 1 May, 3 May.

Members are reminded that holiday traffic bans for vehicles carrying out international transport in Italy have been lifted until further notice.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                

14.04.2020

On 11 April, the decree extending lockdown measures until 3 May was published in the Official Journal. The text can be seen here.

The Italian Authorities have also updated the list of contact points for drivers entering Italy.

Source: FIAP

                                                                                                        

10.04.2020

On 7 April, the Ministry of the Interior provided further instructions for personnel employed by companies, not based in Italy, carrying out international freight transport operations to or through Italy. Instructions concern the application of Decree 145/2020.

People (including travelling staff of foreign companies) entering Italy with their own vehicle or with a private transport vehicle for proven work,needs to have to comply with the following:

-       The transit on the Italian territory must not exceed 72 hours. The period could be extended for further 48 hours in case of specific and justified needs.

-       Upon entrance to Italy, drivers must notify the entry to the prevention department (“Dipartimento di Prenvenzione”) of the local health authority (ASL) and submit the duly filled in self declaration that can be downloaded here.

-       Also, drivers transiting through Italy must comply with the notification requirements. The permitted stay in the country cannot exceed 24 hours, which could be extended for a further 12 hours in case of specific and justified needs.

A department of the Ministry is currently identifying the contact points for every border crossing point. The list will be updated as soon as changes will be made available and can be consulted here.

IRU and local member associations advise drivers to notify local health authorities as soon as possible, and to carry the original of the self-declaration on board.

Source: FIAP

                                                                                             

09.04.2020

Italian Minister of Transport and Infrastructure has signed a decree that lifts domestic traffic bans for goods vehicles heavier than 7.5 tonnes from 10 to 14 April. Holiday traffic bans for vehicles carrying out international transport in Italy are also lifted until further notice.

                                                                                              

07.04.2020

On 7 April, the Italian Minister of Transport and Infrastructure has signed the decree that lifts domestic traffic bans for goods vehicles heavier than 7.5 tonnes from 10 to 14 April. Holiday traffic bans for vehicles carrying out international transport in Italy have been lifted until further notice.

Source: Italian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

                                                                                             

06.04.2020

The GEIE of the Mont Blanc Tunnel informs you that, in order to allow maintenance works to be carried out, the traffic in the tunnel will be completely interrupted during the following nights:

- on Monday 20thApril 2020, from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

- on Tuesday 21stApril 2020, from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

- on Wednesday 22ndApril 2020, from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

- on Thursday 23rdApril 2020, from 11.30 p.m. to 4.00 a.m.,

For more information, please see attached in English, French and Italian.

Source: TMB

                                                                                                   

03.04.2020

On 1 April, the Prime Minister announced a new decree extending the deadline of the measures currently in force. These measures will remain applicable until 13 April 2020.

Source: Italian Government

                                                                                                     

01.04.2020

On 31 March, the Italian Ministry of Transport has extended the temporary authorization concerning the use of rolling highway permits, normally used by non-EU companies to enter Italy by rail; such permits are momentarily valid for entering Italy by road too. The extension applies until further notice.

Source: CONFETRA

                                                                                                      

27.03.2020

The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has signed a decree extending the suspension of the current traffic ban for HGVs with a maximum total mass exceeding 7.5 tonnes on extra-urban roads for the next two Sundays, on 29 March and 5 April 2020. Note that for vehicles performing international transport, the suspension of traffic restrictions is to be maintained until further notice. The text of the decree is available here.

Source: Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

                                                                                                 

Last night, the Prime Ministerial Decree dated 22 March 2020 was issued concerning "Further implementing provisions of the decree - 23 February 2020, no. 6, containing urgent measures regarding the containment and management of the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19”. This decree applies to the entire national territory, and also applies to regions with special statutes, and to the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.

Particular attention is drawn to the below:

- Art. 1.1b: People cannot use public or private means of transport to reach a different municipality from the one they are currently in, with the exception of work or health reasons or in cases of extreme urgency.

- Art. 1.4: Non-essential companies have until 25 March to prepare for suspension; this includes the shipment of goods in stock.

This decree takes effect from 23 March 2020 and is effective until 3 April 2020. In addition, the Prime Ministerial Decree of 11 March 2020 and the ordinance of the Minister of Health of 20 March 2020, both effective from 25 March 2020, are both extended to 3 April 2020.

All non-essential industrial and commercial production activities are suspended, with the exception of those mentioned in Annex 1 of the text. The decree’s (pdf file here– IT – official translation not available) general rules, in Annex 1, specify the production activities and services that can continue with their activity (ATECO Codes - https://www.istat.it/it/archivio/17888).

It is recommended that road freight transport and logistics companies check with their customers/clients based in Italy to verify whether their activity is among those included in Annex 1 and can therefore continue working.

Some of the activities included in Annex 1:

- Production of wood packaging material

- Waste collection, treatment and disposal; recovery of materials

- Vehicle maintenance and repair

- Trade in vehicles’ parts and accessories

- Wholesale trade of transport equipment

- Wholesale trade of petroleum products, lubricants and heating fuel

- Land transport and pipeline transport

- Maritime and waterway transport

- Air transport

- Storage and transport support activities

- Postal and courier services

- Packaging (own account and third parties)

Source: FIAP