Philippines to Italy: Travel requirements, Restrictions, Quarantine Rules, Etc.
Tourists can enter Italy regardless of vaccination status.
by Ina Louise Manto | June 03, 2022
Planning a European trip? Did you know that Italy’s cities are some of the cheapest to fly to from Manila? Treating yourself to luxurious Italian brands in Milan, going on dreamy cruises on Amalfi Coast, going on religious tours in the Vatican, and exploring vineyards in Tuscany – these are just some of the exciting activities that await in Italy. There’s no wonder why it’s one of the most visited countries in Europe. Rome alone is currently the fastest-growing destination city globally according to Google Travel Insights.
If you’re planning to go on an Italian holiday or include it in your Euro trip, here’s everything you need to know:
Is Italy open to tourists?
Yes, Italy is open to tourists. International travelers have been able to enter the European country since March 2021. Italy has also been open exclusively to European Union Member States and the Schengen Area since June 2020.
Who can travel to Italy from Philippines?
Italy is open to all travelers, regardless of vaccination status.
Travel requirements to Italy from Philippines
Whether it’s your first time visiting or you’re returning to Italy, you need to prepare the following documents:
- EU Digital COVID Certificate (for EU citizens) or proof of vaccination; proof of recovery from COVID-19 for non-EU citizens
- Green pass, only when entering Italy from a foreign country
Beginning May 31, 2022, Italy’s health ministry will lift all entry rules, such as the ones stated above.
Do you need a visa to enter Italy?
Yes, Filipinos need a visa to enter Italy. If you’re visiting for less than 90 days, you may use your Schengen visa. On the other hand, you need to apply for a National Visa if you plan on staying for more than 90 days.
What are the accepted vaccine brands in Italy?
To enter Italy, you must have a complete vaccine cycle of any of these brands recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA):
- Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech)
- Spikevax (Moderna)
- Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Johnson&Johnson)
- Nuvaxovid (Novavax)
- Covishield (Serum Institue India)
- R-CoVI (R-Pharm)
- COVID-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz)
Travelers can enjoy quarantine-free entry to Italy as long as they’re fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. However, those who will not be able to provide their proof of vaccination or certificate of recovery from COVID-19 must quarantine for five days upon arrival and test negative for the virus.
While most of Italy’s restrictions have been lifted, both citizens and non-citizens are still required to wear a high-grade FFP2 mask in all public spaces such as all forms of public transportation, cinemas, and indoor sports events.
FFP2 masks, also known as Filtering Face Piece, are mandatory in some European countries.
Current Italy COVID situation
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