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Corona Virus – Information

Date:

01/07/2022


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

To enter Bulgaria from other countries (including Italy) you need to meet one of the following requirements:

1. Submit a certificate of completion of the vaccination cycle, at least 14 days after the last dose of vaccine;

2. Present the result of a positive COVID test (PCR or antigenic one) made at least 15 days before and not further than 180 days before entering the country. 

3. Present a negative result from a PCR test for COVID, made not earlier than 72 hours before entering the country;

4. Present a negative result from an antigenic test for COVID, performed not earlier than 48 hours before entering the country.

 

Countries are classified into three categories: GREEN, ORANGE and RED.

The assignment of the country to a category is periodically updated.

For more details about the Order and possible exceptions, please, go to the Bulgarian or to the Italian 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. 

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.

TEMPORARY AMENDMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS ON ENTRY INTO ITALY FROM BULGARIA

The Ordinance of December 14, 2021 amends the regulations in force for international entries into Italy during the period from December 16, 2021 (inclusive) to January 31, 2022 (inclusive).

During this period for entry into Italy it is mandatory to present all of the following certificates:

1. Certificate of completion of the vaccination cycle (vaccines recognized by EMA), at least 14 days since the administration of the last dose, or certificate of recovery from COVID-19;

2. Negative PCR or antigen test certificate taken no more than 48 hours before entering into Italy in the case of the PCR or no more than 24 hours before entering into Italy in the case of the antigen test;

3. European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF), completed before entering Italy. The transport companies are required not to allow boarding in the event of failure to complete the PLF.

In case of absence of the certificate of completion of the vaccination or recovery cycle, travellers will be subject to a fiduciary isolation for 5 days at the address indicated in the PLF form, with the additional obligation to undergo a PCR or antigen test at the end of that period.

In the country possession of the Green Pass is also required for access to the main economic and recreational activities.

For possible exceptions, please, go to the Italian version of the website.

ENTRY OF MINORS

Regarding the entry into Italy of minors:

- all children under the age of 6 upon entry into Italy are always exempt from pre-departure testing requirements; they are also exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them does not have this obligation.

- all minors aged 6 or over are required to present a pre-departure test; in the absence of the test, even if the parent has adequate certification, the minor is still required to be isolated. If they are not in possession of the vaccination or recovery certificate, they are exempt from self-isolation if the parent travelling with them does not have this obligation.

 

EUROPEAN DIGITAL PASSENGER LOCATION FORM - dPLF

Starting from May 24, 2021, all passengers entering Italy will have to fill in the dPLF before entering the Italian territory by following the instructions below:

1. visit the web site: https://app.euplf.eu/#/

2. follow the instructions to access the dPLF

3. choose "Italy" as destination country

4. register on the site by creating a personal account with username and password (you need to do it only the first time)

5. confirm the account via the link in your email box (it is necessary to do this only the first time)

6. fill in and send the dPLF following the instructions

Once the form has been sent, the passenger will receive the dPLF in pdf format and QRcode at the e-mail address indicated during registration, which must be shown upon boarding.

One form must be completed for each adult passenger. In the event of the presence of minors, the latter can be registered in the accompanying adult form. In the case of unaccompanied minors, the dPLF must be completed by the guardian before departure.

As this is a legal obligation, transport companies are required not to allow boarding in the event of failure to complete in advance the PLF.

 

RESTRICTIONS IN FORCE ON THE NATIONAL TERRITORY OF ITALY

The Italian territory is divided into 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.

On the website of the Italian Ministry of Health it is possible to consult the updated picture of the risk categories associated with the various Regions.

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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