The Italian government announced new COVID-19 testing and self-isolation requirements for American and Canadian travelers.
The news follows the European Union’s decision to remove the U.S. from its safe travel list.
Effective September 1, all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular test taken at most 72 hours before arrival into Italy. There are no options to test or quarantine upon arrival into Italy.
Children under six years of age will not be required to present a negative test result.
Travelers will be required to fill out a digital passenger locator form, which assists in contact tracing efforts if a traveler is exposed to COVID-19 during a trip.
Unvaccinated travelers may still enter Italy but must now self-isolate for five days and undergo a test after.
Antigen tests in Italy cost about $25 and PCR tests cost about $75, according to the U.S. Embassy's website.
Travelers will need a COVID-19 digital certificate (Green Pass) in order to board a plane, dine in indoor restaurants, and enter museums in Italy.