Following the many questions received on the rules applicable in Italy as of 15 October, please find below a summary of the measures in place:
1. Continued obligation of the compilation of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) in digital format before departing towards Italy. The PLF should be presented when undergoing controls by the competent authority.
2. As of 15 October, transport companies will need to have a EU Digital COVID Certificate verification system in place for employees to access the company premises (including loading and unloading yards, which are considered by the Italian government as being ‘company premises’, unlike vehicles which are considered as ‘work equipment’).
A valid EU Digital COVID Certificate (with a QR code) is issued following full vaccination (issued in the country of origin), negative swab from a rapid test (*) or molecular test (**) or following recovery from COVID-19 (issued by the country of origin). Each EU Digital COVID Certificate has its own time validity. The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following a rapid swab test (*) are valid for 48 hours from the time they are taken. Those issued following a molecular test (**) are valid for 72 hours from the time they are taken.
Note that (internal) tests are in progress to verify if the software used to check the validity of the Green Pass, specifically the one issued after a rapid swab (*) or molecular test (**) carried out abroad, is recognised as valid. If Green Passes issued abroad were available, a sample check could be carried out.
For those who are not vaccinated, a list of pharmacies is available for the execution of the rapid swab test (valid for 48 hours), allowing the holder to obtain an EU Digital COVID Certificate.