Italy changes conditions for entry into its territory for Romanians

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Italy is temporarily changing the conditions for entry into its territory for Romanians

ROME, DEC 6  – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the Italian authorities have revised the conditions for entry into the Italian Republic, in the context of the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. Until December 15, Romania was transferred to list C of Annex 20 of the decree, thus eliminating the automatic measure of self-isolation for 14 days for all persons arriving from / transiting Romania. Those wishing to enter Italy must take a negative coronavirus test. Subsequently, until January 6, the measure of self-isolation is returned.

According to the MFA, the measures adopted are applicable from December 4, 2020 until January 15, 2021.

“According to the information communicated publicly by the Italian authorities, Romania was transferred to list C of Annex 20 of the decree, thus eliminating the automatic measure of self-isolation for 14 days for all persons arriving from / transiting Romania.

Thus, starting with December 4, 2020, persons who have been or transited the territory of Romania in the last 14 days prior to arrival in Italy are required to present to the carrier, at the time of embarkation, or to any person designated to perform checks, a certificate confirming , in the 48 hours prior to the entry into Italian territory, of a buffer-type molecular diagnostic or antigen capture test, with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 infection. In case of failure to submit the above test,, transmitted, on Sunday, MAE.

Given that the Italian authorities have not yet established a format / model of the certificate attesting the test result for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the MFA recommends that the document be written in Italian or English.

At the same time, between December 21, 2020 – January 6, 2021, persons arriving in the Italian Republic from the countries on list C, including Romania, will continue to be subject to self-isolation for 14 days, for this time it is not necessary to present a test molecular diagnostic or antigen capture buffer with negative result for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The following categories of persons are exempted from the aforementioned measures on arrival in the Italian Republic, provided that they do not show symptoms of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus:

  • crews of means of transport;
  • navigating personnel;
  • persons moving from and to the states and territories mentioned in list A (San Marino, Holy See);
  • persons entering Italy for work reasons regulated by special safety protocols, approved by the competent health authority;
  • persons entering for reasons that do not support postponement, including participation in sporting events and international exhibitions, after obtaining an authorization from the Ministry of Health and with the obligation to present to the carrier at the time of embarkation or any person designated to perform checks, certificate confirming that, within 48 hours prior to entry into the territory, a buffer-type molecular diagnostic or antigen capture test with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 infection;
  • persons entering Italy for the purpose of a short stay (up to 120 hours in total) for reasons of work, health or absolute urgency, with the obligation to leave the national territory at the end of the term or, otherwise, to leave subject to measures of self-isolation and health surveillance;
  • persons entering Italy for the purpose of transit for a maximum period of 36 hours by private means of transport, with the obligation to leave the national territory at the expiration of the term or, failing that, to submit to measures of self-isolation and health surveillance ;
  • citizens and residents of a Member State of the European Union and of other States and Territories indicated in lists A, B, C and D who enter Italy for proven work reasons, unless in the 14 days prior to entry into Italy they have have transited through one or more of the States and territories listed in List C;
  • health personnel entering Italy for the purpose of exercising the health professions, including in cases of temporary exercise provided by art. 13 of the decree-law no. 18 of March 17, 2020, transformed with amendments by law no. 27 of April 24, 2020;
  • cross-border workers entering and leaving to go to work and return home;
  • staff of companies headquartered or secondary in Italy who return to Italy after travel abroad for work, for a maximum period of 120 hours (5 days);
  • officials and agents, whatever they may be called, from the European Union or international organizations, diplomatic agents, technical-administrative staff from diplomatic missions, consular officers and employees, Italian or foreign military personnel and police forces, and firefighters in exercise of office;
  • pupils and students who take courses in a state other than that in which they have their domicile, residence or dwelling, and in which they return daily or at least once a week.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds that Romanian citizens can request consular assistance at the telephone numbers of the Romanian diplomatic mission and consular offices in the Italian Republic:

Romanian Embassy in Rome: +39 06.835.233.44, +39 06.835.233.52, +39 06.835.233.58, +39 06.835.233.56, +39 06.835.233.69, +39 06.835.233.71, +39 06.835.233.74, +39 345 147 3935 (emergency telephone);

Consulate General of Romania in Milan: +39 0240098207, +39 02.40074018, +39 366.108.1444 (emergency telephone);

Consulate General of Romania in Turin: +39 011 249 57 75, +39 011 249 52 64, +39 011 18 95 83 90, +39 338 756 8134 (emergency telephone);

Consulate General of Romania in Trieste: +39 040 411 652, +39 040 452 8136, +39 040 416 350, +39 340 8821688 (emergency telephone);

Consulate General of Romania in Bari: +39 080 548 1042, +39 080 546 1893, +39 080 548 4671, +39 080 546 1470, + 39-334 604 2299 (emergency telephone);

Consulate General of Romania in Bologna: +39 051 5872120, +39 051; 5872209, +39 349 1178220 (emergency telephone);

Consulate of Romania in Catania: +39.095.537.909, +39 095 536 139, +39 320 965 3137 (emergency telephone).

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