Event: The Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Italy recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel (including tourism) to Italy. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19 concerns and similarly recommends that travelers defer all nonessential travel to Italy.
On November 3, 2020, the Italian government issued a decree enacting new health measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19. Valid until December 3, 2020, this decree imposes a nationwide curfew, extends protections in place requiring the use of masks country-wide, permits regional officials to restrict access to public locations, and requires the closure of facilities such as gyms, museums, swimming pools, cinemas, and theaters, amongst others.
During this time, it is important to remain aware of restrictions in place within your region. For example, movement outside your city of residence/domicile and to/from other regions may be prohibited except for work, study, health reasons or for emergencies. See link here. A self-certification form may be required. Travelers can visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for additional information on Italian government decrees.
Given the COVID-19 situation in Italy, the U.S. Embassy in Rome and Consulates General in Milan, Florence and Naples have limited the level of consular staffing and appointments for routine American Citizen Services, including passport and notarial services. In addition, as of November 9, 2020, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy will restrict immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.
All individuals entering consular buildings must wear a face covering in accordance with Italian government decrees mandating social distancing. In addition, individuals who have traveled within the past 14 days to acountry requiring self-isolationor a negative COVID-19 test upon return to Italy will not be allowed to enter the U.S. embassy or consulates in Italy.
Actions to Take:
- Call Italy’s 112 emergency number or 1500 if you believe you have symptoms and are currently in Italy. English speaking operators are available.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.
- For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.
- Have a plan to depart from Italy that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Italy.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the U.S.
- Review the Italian National Institute of Health’s website.
- Visit the Department of State’s webpage for U.S. travelers in Europe.
- U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy
Via Vittorio Veneto, 121
+39 06 46741
- U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy
Via Principe Amedeo, 2/10
- U.S. Consulate General Florence, Italy
Lungarno Vespucci, 38
- U.S. Consulate General Naples
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Italy Country Information
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