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Entry rules, quarantine, FAQ

Date:

12/03/2021


Entry rules, quarantine, FAQ

To contain the spread of COVID-19, the authorities of many countries have adopted a number of restrictions and regulations. Here you will find information regarding Italy, Norway and Iceland.

It is recommended to read the information provided in the official links of governments and health authorities.

 


Entry

Entry is allowed from List C countries (Schengen + countries, Israel, including Norway and Iceland).
With some exceptions, travellers who have stayed or transited, in the 14 (fourteen) days prior to entry into Italy in one or more States and territories referred to in list C must

  • fill in and send digital passenger locator form available at https://app.euplf.eu 
  •  produce a green certificate proving that (i) you have completed the anti covd-19 vaccination (for at least 14 days with an EMA approved vaccine) or (ii) you have recovered from the covid-19 (180 days prior to entry) or (iii) you have taken a molecular or antigenic swab in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy.

    Green certification means: - Italian green certificates of vaccination (for at least 14 days), recovery or negative test (no more than 48 hours); - green certificates from EU countries equivalent to the Italian ones indicated above; - foreign certificates attesting vaccine (following a vaccination validated by the EMA), recovery or testing.

    Minors: a) from 0 to 5 years are always exempt from the test and always exempt from isolation if they travel with a parent/accompanying person with a green certificate; b) from 6 to 18 years old are exempt from isolation if they travel with a parent/accompanying person with a green certificate, but must carry out the molecular or antigen test. In the absence of the test they they are required to isolate themselves.

If you are not able to produce a green certification, it is still possible to enter Italy, provided that you: a) undergo fiduciary isolation for a period of 5 (five) days, at home or residence, informing the competent local Health Authority; b) carry out a molecular or antigenic test at the end of the fiduciary isolation.

Restrictive measures on the Italian territory: restrictive measures are in force, on the basis of the infection rate differentiated by color (white, yellow and orange). The map of the regions is available here. The measure of the super green pass or reinforced green pass, thai is the green certificate proving vaccination or recovery, is in force in the yellow and orange zone from 29 November and without a time limit, in the white zone from 6 December to 15 January. The measure does not apply to children under the age of 12.

In the link https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/per-cosa-serve.html you will find all the information about who, when and where the green pass or the reinforced green pass is required, divided into the sections: Travel - Work (Public and private) - Transport - School and University - Health structures - Activities and Services (in Italian).

Frequently asked questions on the measures adopted by the government are also available at http://www.governo.it/it/ Articolo/domande-frequenti-sulle-misure-adottate-dal-governo/15638 and the FAQ page at the link https: // www.dgc.gov.it/web/faq.html (in Italian).

You can easily find out if you are allowed to enter Italy by answering a survey (https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html

"Immuni" mobile phone application
All travellers are invited to download the "Immuni" app for user tracking and the prevention of contagion from COVID19. "Immuni" warns users who have had exposure to risk, even if they are asymptomatic. "Immuni" can be downloaded at https://immuni.italia.it.

Assistance telephone numbers: 1500 or 800912491

Page of the Italian Government on Covid-19: http://www.governo.it/it/coronavirus
Page of the Italian Ministry of health: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/home.html

Italian citizens are advised to read the Italian version of this page and the Viaggiare Sicuri website.


Entry. Control measures 
As from Friday 3rd December 2021

a) Registration
Before departure for Norway, all travelers (including Norwegian citizens), vaccinated and unvaccinated, must pre-register within 72 hours prior to arrival at the link: https://reg.entrynorway.no/. Exception: minors under 16.

b) Testing

1) All arriving travelers who are not in possession of a verifiable Covid-19 certificate, proving complete vaccination or recovery from covid-19 disease within the last six months, must submit certification of a negative test (PCR or rapid antigen) carried out within 24 hours before arrival, regardless of the country of departure

2) All arriving travelers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, must undergo a test (PCR or rapid antigen) immediately upon arrival. If it is not possible to carry out the test at the border station, the test must be carried out within 24 hours of arrival. If a rapid antigen test or self-test is positive, a PCR test should be taken as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours after arrival.

c) Quarantine
Quarantine applies to travelers who arrive from or transit through red, dark red and gray countries/areas (https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/entry-quarantine-travel-covid19 ) who do not have a verifiable Covid-19 certificate proving complete vaccination or recovery from covid-19 disease in the last six months. It is possible to end the quarantine period, usually of ten days, by undergoing a PCR test on the fourth day of arrival in the country.
Covid hotels continue to be available for those who do not have adequate quarantine housing.

d) Minors
Minors (under 18) are exempt from the test before arrival and from quarantine, but must undergo the test upon entry to Norway. Children between the ages of 16-18 must also register.

For more information on the applicable Norwegian legislation, see also Quarantine and testing in Norway: These rules apply to you - Helsedirektoratet.

Entry to the Svalbard Islands
Travelers bound to Svalbard must submit certification of a negative test prior to departure from Norway and they must observe the quarantine, where applicable.

For more information from the Norwegian authorities, please see
Norwegian Government on Covid-19
Norwegian Institute of Public Health


Entry
Entry is allowed to all citizens of the European Economic Area (EU-EEA)/EFTA, of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican State, to citizens of other countries residing in the countries of the European Economic Area (EU-EEA)/EFTA, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican State as well as their family members  https://www.covid.is/categories/travel-to-and-within-iceland  

To verify what measures apply you can check the online survey provided by the Icelandic authorities at https://island.is/en/p/entry

Information on work travels is available at https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item43550/Work-quarantine

Registration
Before leaving for Iceland, travellers must register, within 72 hours of arrival, at https://visit.covid.is/.

Testing
- Travelers who are not vaccinated or who have not contracted covid-19 must present a certification (in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English) that they have undergone, within 72 hours prior to departure, a molecular PCR test with negative result. Rapid antigen tests are not valid. Minors born in or after 2005 are exempt from this test, while the test must be carried out by minors born in or before 2004.
With some exceptions, travelers are also required, once they enter Iceland, to undergo two more tests, the first carried out at arrival, the second after the fifth day of quarantine. Even minors born during and after 2005 can be subjected to some containment measures (test and quarantine).
- - Travelers who are vaccinated or have recovered from covid-19 must present the certification of a test (rapid or PCR) carried out 72 hours before departure. From 1 October, Icelandic citizens, citizens of other countries residing in Iceland, people with strong ties to Iceland are exempt from the test before departure. These travelers must undergo a test (rapid or PCR) within 48 hours after arrival. Minors born in or after 2005 are exempt from the test.

Quarantine
Travelers from defined risk countries (all countries exept Greenland) must observe a 5-day quarantine in an appropriate house that meets certain requirements.
Travelers are exempt from quarantine if they
a) have a medical certificate  showing by means of a PCR test or serological test that they have recovered from covid-19. The certificate, including the EU digital covid certificate, can be in paper or electronic form and in one of these languages: Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English
b) have completed the anti covid-19 vaccination, carried out with one of the vaccines approved by the WHO/EMA (European Medicines Agency) at least 14 days before entry and are in possession of a valid vaccination certificate in paper or electronic, including the EU digital covid certificate, in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or French or translated into one of these languages
c) are born on or after 2005.

https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/certificates 

Quarantine Policy: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/quarantine

All travellers are encouraged to download the Icelandic tracking mobile phone application Rakning C-19 at https://www.covid.is/app/en..

Assistance telephone number 1700 (00354 544-4113 from foreign telephones).

Page of the Icelandic Government on the Covid-19 https://www.covid.is/

 


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