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Italian authorities have promptly adopted a series of response measures to COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency and continue to monitor the situation carefully, by constantly liaising with all regional, local institutions and entities involved, as well as neighbouring countries, European and international institutions.

On the 31st January 2020 the Italian Government declared the state of emergency on the entire national territory, which has been later extended until the 31st December 2021. Within this framework the Government has adopted several measures affecting the Italians abroad and the foreign citizens wishing to travel to Italy (see below).

The response of the Italian Government to tackle epidemiological emergency from COVID-19 has been timely, as also acknowledged by the WHO and the EU and it has been mainly based on maximum transparency and clarity towards the national community and international partners.

Factories in Italy are still operational and there is no scientific evidence that the virus may spread through goods or food & beverage products:



We draw your kind attention on the main points foreseen by the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers dated 02.03.2021 (Australia belongs to list D), and by the Ordnance of the Minister of Health dated 28.08.2021;

- Italian and foreign citizens who reside in Italy or in another EU country, as well as their close relatives (i.e. spouse, partner, children up to 21 years old, cohabitant parents or other cohabitant relatives with health problems), who are currently abroad, can enter Italy for any reason;

- foreign citizens residing in Western Australia can travel to Italy for any reason; with this regard we remind that there is a provision of the Australian authorities imposing citizens residing in Australia (including double nationals) to apply for a specific authorization in order to leave Australia (click here);

- foreign citizens residing neither in Western Australia nor in Italy can travel to Italy only for proven reasons of absolute urgency, work, health or study;

- anyone entering Italy from Western Australia must:

  • fill in the passenger locator form to be digitally showed at the check-in and at the border control (;
  • present the negative result of a COVID test undertaken within 72 hours prior to the arrival in Italy (by clicking here you can check the list of authorized clinics and laboratories);
  • use PPE during the travel;
  • upon arrival in Italy show a printed form at the border control;
  • use only private means to go home from the airport/port/station;
  • communicate the arrival to the local ASL, self-isolate for 5 days (with limited exceptions for proven reasons of urgency and work) and undergo a COVID test upon completion of the self-isolation period (those who bear an Australian vaccination certificate are exempt from the duty of using private means to reach their residence, as well from the self-isolation duty);

- anyone traveling to Italy is encouraged to download on their mobile phone the app "Immuni" and always bring along a mask to be used whenever it is not possible to ensure the proper social distancing;


To read the FAQs about the implementation of the said regulation click here and here.


For further information please fill in the online form or check out the following websites:
- Thematical focus by the Crisis Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation   
- Australian Government's instructions     
- General information by the Italian Civil Aviation Authority 
- General information and FAQs by the Italian Ministry of Health



We recommend to contact your own airline as soon as possible in order to check possible cancellation, change or problems that might happen also during the connecting flights.

The main options to travel to Italy are with Qatar Airways. We encourage every passenger to verify with the airline or through a travel agency the possible connections with Italy, also checking the airline's policies and fares on the following website:

In case of transit through other countries, we strongly advise you to preemptively check the measures adopted by local Governments to transiting passengers.

Emirates resumed its flights from Perth to Dubai once per week and from Dubai there are currently flights to Milan.

Concerning possible alternative routes, we invite you to read what follows:

- transits via Bangkok are still suspended;
- transits via Kuala Lumpur are permitted only within the same terminal;
- transits via Singapore are permitted only to passengers arriving from a limited number of cities, whose list is available here;
- transits via Tokyo are permitted only within the international area of the same airport and an application for a shore visa on arrival is necessary;
- transits via Jakarta are permitted without visa only within the international area of the airport.



Italian citizens who are in Australia both permanently and temporarily are included in the Australian Government's vaccination plan. To check your eligibility and get more information on booking times and procedures, you have to connect to or

Italian citizens residing in Australia belonging to categories such as temporary workers (including ministers of worship), workers who have temporarily lost their jobs, holders of an Italian pension temporarily abroad, holders of scholarships, public employees and their family members may be progressively included in the vaccination campaigns carried out in Italy. For more information click here.

Italian citizens residing in Australia and regularly registered with AIRE who are temporarily in Italy can request, in light of the Ordinance 7/2021 of the Extraordinary Commissioner of the Government for the COVID-19 emergency, the inclusion in the vaccination plan of their own Region. To this end, interested parties are invited to consult the appropriate websites of the respective Regions. 

We also inform that Italian citizens vaccinated in Australia who intend to travel to Italy and obtain the European Green Pass will have to personally go to the local Azienda Sanitaria Locale once in Italy and present: ID, codice fiscale (if available), Australian vaccination or recovery certificate, which must include: details of the beneficiary, details of the vaccine (including batch number and injection dates), details of the issuing authority.
The Astrazeneca vaccine produced and injected in Australia is equated with the vaccines approved by EMA.
Those who received abroad any vaccine that is not approved by EMA are entitled to receive the third dose ("booster") in Italy with the aim to obtain the issuance of the Green Pass.
At the moment it is not possible to request the Green Pass before travelling to Italy.
For further information and updates, please monitor also the dedicated website:



Italian citizens facing an emergency situation related to the rescheduling of their flights to Italy and the incoming expiration of their Australian visa are kindly requested to contact their airline and check the availability of other solutions through Europe.

In case your airline does not offer any option of re-routing or there is no available flight before the expiration of the visa, your are encouraged to check the possibility of extending the current visa or applying for a new one. In case your visa doesn't foresee this possibility and it includes a ‘No Further Stay’ condition, you can apply to waive this condition.

In the meantime, we also suggest to inform the Australian Department of Home Affairs, Immigration and Citizenship of the above mentioned situation by sending a written note (contacts available here).

With regard to this, we strongly suggest to check out the FAQs section of the Immigration portal at this link: You will find many information on how to extend your visa or apply for a new one.

As far as the expiration of the Medicare program is concerned, we inform that the relevant Australian Authorities have decided to extend the healthcare coverage until 17th September 2021 for those who are eligible. Further information available on this website:



Entry to Australia from overseas is temporarily limited to Australian citizens and permanent residents. A few exceptions are made for essential workers, such as FIFO. We hence advise to carefully read this announcement.
Entry is also denied to passengers of cruise ships.
In order to enter Australia from overseas it is necessary to apply for a federal exemption: click here.
In order to enter Western Australia both from overseas and from any other Australian State it is necessary to apply for a State exemption: click here.
Starting from January 22 anyone authorized to travel will have to present at the check-in desk a negative COVID-test (in English) undertaken within 72hrs prior to the departure time (excluding kids under 5 years of age); moreover, they must spend 14 days of quarantine at their own expense in hotels instructed by local authorities.

The use of the mask is compulsory onboard any flight to/from Western Australia and within the airport premises.

Regarding the internal borders between WA and the other States and Territories, we inform that the WA Government has adopted a flexible approach based on the epidemiological situation in each State or Territory. In light of its volatility, before planning your trip you are strongly encouraged to check the measures foreseen by the WA Government on the official website available here.

For further information, please check out the following websites:
- Crisis Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Department of Home Affairs of the Australian Government
- Department of Health of the Australian Government


For further information on the current situation in Western Australia and on the measures adopted by the State Government, please click here.