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Corona Virus – Information

Date:

02/15/2021


Corona Virus – Information

Corona Virus – Information

Given the deteriorating epidemiological situation in Europe, Farnesina recommends that all Italian citizens avoid traveling abroad, except for reasons of extreme necessity.

It should also be considered that, given the large number of infections in many European countries, future additional travel restrictions cannot be ruled out, which would mean the risk of complicating any return to Italy.

 

For additional information, kindly, follow the links below.

For travellers coming to Bulgaria from Italy, please visit: http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/country/BGR

With their Order n. 74 of February 1, 2021 the Bulgarian Ministry of Health provides for the obligation for travelers entering Bulgaria from the EU countries to conduct molecular tests (PCR) up to a maximum of 72 hours before entering Bulgaria. When entering the country, a document certifying the negative result of the PCR test must be presented. The order takes effect from 02/02/2021. For more details about the Order and possible exceptions, follow the Bulgarian version of the website.

It is mandatory to wear a protective mask in all closed public places (with the exception of restaurants and bars) and in all open public places where it is not possible to respect the physical distance of at least 1.5 m. Restrictive measures on the opening and operation of economic activities including bars and restaurants have been introduced in Bulgaria, starting from November 27, 2020 and until March 1, 2021.

Information from Bulgarian Authotities (only in Bulgarian): https://www.mh.government.bg/bg/informaciya-za-grazhdani/informaciya-otnosno-noviya-koronavirus-2019-ncov/

 

For travellers going to Italy, please visit: http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it/home or the web site of the Italian Ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation.

ENTRIES IN ITALY: in case of stay or transit in Bulgaria for the previous 14 days, besides completing a self-declaration form, it's mandatory to undergo molecular or antigenic test, carried out by swab with a negative result, in the 48 hours before entering the Italian territory. In case of non-submission of the attestation related to the prescribed molecular or antigenic test, isolation and health surveillance will be required.

 

RESTRICTIONS IN FORCE ON THE NATIONAL TERRITORY OF ITALY

Following the entry into force of the Ministerial Decree of January 14, 2021, the Italian territory is divided into three different risk areas with the consequent application of restrictive measures of different types and intensities. On the website of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers it is possible to see a summary of the restrictions in force for the various risk areas (in Italian language). Travelers are therefore invited to carefully read the legislation applicable to the Region of interest before travel.

At the moment, the YELLOW area includes: Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Valle d'Aosta and Veneto. Abruzzo, Liguaria, Tuscany, the Province of Trento and Umbria belong to the ORANGE area. The Province of Bolzano belongs to the RED area. 

For more information and details about the current legislation and the exceptions in force, please consult the COVID-19 emergency page in Italian or Bulgarian language.


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