Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 1, 2020

Location:  Italy

Event: The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and qualifying family members who normally reside in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Travelers should also be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Individuals connecting to international flights should be prepared for flight schedules that may require an overnight at the transit airport.  Travelers should contact their airline directly to ask any questions in advance of their flight.

Any travelers to Italy must self-quarantine in their home/hotel for 14 days even if they have no symptoms of COVID-19.  As of March 28, before boarding, travelers will be required to complete and provide to their carrier a form specifying the purpose of their travel, the exact address where they will self-quarantine, their phone number and the vehicle they will use to reach their home/hotel. Travelers are not allowed to use public transportation to get to their place of quarantine.  Individuals who are traveling to Italy for justifiable work purposes may postpone the period of quarantine by 72 hours, which can be extended an additional 48 hours if necessary.  All travelers are required to inform the competent Local Health Authority (Azienda Sanitaria Locale – ASL) of their entry immediately.  For a list of Local Health Authorities, please see For further details in English, please visit

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