Italy Is Dropping Its Test Requirementby Daniel McCarthy /
Another country is cutting down on travel requirements.
Italy, which has long been one of the top international destinations for North American travelers, will no longer require those who are fully vaccinated to show a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country.
Instead, international travelers will simply have to show that they have been fully vaccinated within nine months of their arrival, or have received a booster shot should their final dose be outside of that nine-month period.
Those who are not fully vaccinated can still show a negative rapid test taken within 48 hours of arrival in order to enter freely without quarantine.
All travelers will still have to fill out the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form (PLF) prior to entering the country (domestic flights within Italy do not need the PLF).
Both locals and tourists are still required to get a digital super green pass, which will allow them to enter hotels, restaurants, and public transportation. Proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID is required for that.
With the move, Italy is joining a growing list of other countries that have made it easier for international travelers to visit, including Israel, Canada, Jamaica, and more.
Italy, which has been on the CDC’s Level 4 Advisory List because of its COVID cases, was the top international destination for 2021 according to the United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA). Italy was followed by France/Greece (tied 2nd), and Ireland, a clean sweep for Europe for the third year in a row.