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Entry rules, certifications, quarantine regimes, FAQ

Date:

07/27/2021


Entry rules, certifications, quarantine regimes, FAQ

To contain the spread of COVID-19, the authorities of many countries have adopted a number of regulations, which may include temporary ban on entry, registration, mandatory testing requirements, quarantine duty, restrictions on people movements. It is strongly recommended to familiarize with the regulations in force in each country.  Here you will find information regarding Italy, Norway and Iceland.

Please be advised that the measures adopted can be eased/modified/strenghtened at very short notice. It is therefore recommended to always carefully read the information provided in the official links of governments and health authorities.

 


Entry

Regulations signed by the Minister of Health on 18 June, have updated the rules for movements to and from abroad. These reules are in force from 21 June to 30 July 2021.

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 (Schengen+ countries and Israel) which includes Norway and Iceland, must

  •  produce, in digital or paper form, a green certificate proving that either you have completed the anti covd-19 vaccination (for at least 14 days with an EMA approved vaccine) or that you have recovered from the covid-19 (180 days prior to entry) or that you have taken a molecular or antigenic swab in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy. Foreign certificates are recognized as long as they are written in Italian, English, French or Spanish.

    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) minors between the ages of 6 and 18, if they travel with a parent / companion with a green certificate, must not be quarantined (but must swab, if it is required for entry); b) children under the age of 6 must not swab under any circumstances; they are also exempt from quarantine if traveling with a parent / carer with a green certificate.

    For travellers who have stayed or transited (in the 14 days prior to entering Italy) in the United Kingdom special rules apply.

  • fill in a digital passenger locator form (at the site https://app.euplf.eu). The digital form replaces the previous self-declaration. In exceptional cases, that is only in the case of technological impediments, it will be possible to fill in the paper form https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/05/modulo_rientro_sintetico_14_maggio.pdf. A paper self-declaration shall always be shown to the Border Police

  • notify the prevention department of the health authority responsible for the area of your entry (see page: COVID-19 Toll-free numbers and regional information)

If you are not able to produce a green certification, it is still possible to enter Italy, provided that you: a) undergo fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for a period of ten (10) days, at home or residence, informing the Prevention Department of the competent local Health Authority; b) carry out a molecular or antigenic test at the end of the fiduciary isolation.

You can find out if you are allowed to enter Italy by simply 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.


In principle, entry is allowed only to Norwegian citizens and foreign citizens residing in Norway, except for the exceptions expressly provided for.

Following the linking of Norway to the European digital green certificate (EUDCC) gateway entry is allowed to foreign citizens who

a) are in possession of a digital European green certificate (effective from 1 July) certifying complete vaccination (for at least 7 days) or recovery from covid-19 (within last six months). This category of travelers is exempt from the obligation to register before departure, to swab before and after entry and to observe the quarantine.

Please Note: the European green digital certificate documenting a negative test before travel is not sufficient for entry to Norway

Detailed information is available on the Directorate of Immigration website: https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/entry-to-norway-and-residence/i-am-abroad/

b) arrive from a country considered "green" on the FHI map (from July 5th Italy included). This category of travelers is exempt from quarantine duty, but must register before departure and undergo a swab upon entry.

Please note: If the traveller transits from a red category country, the same restrictions applicable to those coming from a red country will apply.

Entry is also allowed to all those who fall within the exceptions, including some categories of family members of residents in Norway (including partners, under certain conditions and with the authorization of the Directorate of Immigration) and some categories of workers (on request, and subject to the approval of the competent authorities, the Norwegian Maritime Authority and the Directorate of Agriculture).

For a complete list of exceptions and details on the documentation, see the UDI website page

These travellers have the obligation to:

Registration
Before leaving for Norway, travellers must pre-register, within 72 hours of arrival, at the link https://reg.entrynorway.no/

Certification and testing
Except for the exceptions expressly provided for by the law (Covid-19 Regulation), travellers who arrive from countries at risk must present, upon arrival in Norway, a certificate of a negative Covid-19 swab (molecular PCR or rapid antigen) taken within 24 hours prior to arrival or within 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time if arriving by plane (of the first flight in the case of multiple connections). The certificate must be in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, French or German. This certificate is mandatory also for entry to Svalbard.

With few exceptions, all travelers are also obliged, once they enter Norway, to undergo 2 free molecular or antigenic swabs, the first carried out upon entry into Norway and the second no earlier than the seventh day from arrival.

Quarantine
With few exceptions, arriving travelers must observe a 10-day quarantine period in suitable accommodation.
Violating the quarantine obligation constitutes a criminal offense. Detailed information and a survey on which quarantine rules apply to different categories of travellers are available at the Directorate of Health website https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/english/corona/quarantine-and-testing-in-norway-these-rules-apply-to-you.

"Smittestopp" mobile phone application
All travellers are invited to download the Norwegian tracking app "Smittestopp" at https://www.helsenorge.no/en/smittestopp/

Prior to a travel to Norway, it is recommended that travellers read the information available at the Helsenorge website: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/quarantine-and-isolation/

Covid-19 regulations in Norwegian (original) and in English translation.

Assistance telephone number 815 55 015, in case of emergency call 116117.

Page of the Norwegian Government on Covid-19
Page of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Entry
entry to Iceland is allowed to travellers from the EU/EEA countries and Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican State https://www.covid.is/categories/travel-to-and-within-iceland   

To verify what measures apply to you we recommend you do the online survey published by the Icelandic authorities at this link: 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 the site: https://visit.covid.is/.

Certification and testing
Travellers must present, upon arrival in Iceland, a certification (in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English) that they have undergone a negative PCR molecular test within 72 hours prior to entry. Rapid antigen tests are not valid.

Travellers arriving in Iceland must undergo a double screening procedure, which includes two swabs and a quarantine of 5-6 days in the interval between the two swabs. Those who test positive must self-isolate and quarantine for 14 days. Also children born in 2005 or later can be subjected to prevention measures (swab on arrival and quarantine).

As from 27th July 2021 also passengers with vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of prior COVID-19 infection must present a negative test certificate against COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are also valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours prior to entry. Minors born in 2005 or later are exempt.

Quarantine
Travellers from countries defined at risk (list of countries available here: https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item46204/Obligation-to-stay-in-a-quarantine-facility-upon- arrival-in-Iceland-from-areas-and-countries-that-are-considered-very-high-risk-for-COVID-19-  must observe a 5-day quarantine in an appropriate house that meets certain requirements. Covid-19 facilities set up by the authorities (covid hotels) continue to be available to people who do not have an appropriate housing or do not wish or cannot quarantine at home. Rules on how to observe the quarantine: https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item43541/instructions-for-persons-under-home-based-isolation

Exemptions
Travellers who are able to produce
a) paper or digital certification, included the EU green certificate, in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, of having contracted covid-19 with a PCR test or an antibody test  (a positive PCR test must be at least 14 days old)
b) a paper or digital valid certification, included the EU green certificate, in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English or translated into one of these languages, of being full vaccinated with an approved vaccine against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to entry or
c) are born in 2005 or later
are exempt from the swab upon arrival (which is still advised for residents and visiting family members) and the quarantine duty. 
https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/certificates

Detailed information on the quarantine duty is available at this link: https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item42647/Welcome-to-Iceland--dear-traveller--%20What-happens-next

"Rakning C-19" mobile phone application
All travellers are invited to download the Icelandic tracking app 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/

 

FLIGHTS

There are currently some direct flights between Italy and Norway with the SAS airline and between Italy and Iceland with a few airline companies. Various connections are availbale with stopover in some major European cities (Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam. Zurich, Brussels).

Please always check with the airlines the actual operation of the flights, which can be canceled or reschedule at short notice, and if the airline applies special regulations.

 


 


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