Italy eases movement restrictions with Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Montenegro, but introduces a 5-day mini-quarantine. Italy has set new antiCovid rules for movements with extra European countries and the extra Schengen area. The Minister of Health Roberto Speranza has signed the new legal draft which enters into force immediately, published in the Official Gazette and forwarded to the control authorities at all border crossings.
Albania is classified in list D where Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and the USA, Ukraine, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Moldova, Qatar, Northern Ireland, etc. are also listed.
Condition / Entry into Italy of persons coming from the territories of these countries or who have transited to these countries, will be allowed in line with these set conditions, presenting at the moment of entering the aircraft or ship, and at each ground control point, of the passenger localization form, in digital or paper format.
Presentation at the moment of entering the aircraft or ship, or at any land border point, of the negative result of the swab test or negative PCR test not more than 72 hours before departure.
This time limit has been reduced to 48 hours for those arriving from the UK and Northern Ireland. Also, the Italian health authorities make mandatory mini-quarantine for 5 days, near the address that every traveler from Albania, Kosovo and other countries included in this list have registered, accompanied by a swab test after the expiration of this period.
The negative result of the swab test will allow the exit from the 5-day auto quarantine. Traveling to Italian territory by private car for a period of more than 36 hours does not make 5-day mini-quarantine mandatory, but requires the application of two other rules.