LATEST UPDATE ABOUT COVID-19
Last update: June 14
The European Union borders are open for travel for business and tourism and you are always advised to check with your airline or embassy if you can travel or not and testing requirements for when you leave Italy depending on to which country you are returning. Visitors from the United States are now welcomed with no need to take a COVID test before your return flight to the US, visitors must however still be fully vacciated and you can read more here on the US State Goverment page.
This is a link to the European Union Travel During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed a new ordinance (Italian language, you can translate the page into English) establishing, with effect from 1 March, the same rules for arrivals to Italy from all non-European countries as those already in force for European countries. For Rome airports, you can get more information and also download the requisite document to present upon arrival: Rome Airports Corona Information.
Fully vaccinated (who has completed 2 vaccines plus a booster or 1 Johnson plus booster) no longer need to produce Green Passes from 1 April. Anyone who has not completed the full vaccination cycle must still produce a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of any entrance to museums and sites. In addition, all visitors - children and infants included - must bring copies of passports on the day of any tour.
FFP2 face masks are still strongly recommended to be used inside musems and other closed inside spaces though not obligatory.
You can check for latest news in Italy by going to the Ministero della Salute, in English, for more useful information.
Museums and archaeological sites open with limited ticket and time availability, depending on each region of Italy with the necessary precautionary measures, and you can check the calendar below of some of the more popular. The government reviews the restrictions periodically.
In observance of the preventative measures against the Coronavirus dictated by the law, the number of visitors entering the sites/museums are still sometimes limited. Reservations for timed entrance tickets will be mandatory and latecomers will be denied access, so, in order for our groups to be able to enter the sites, all participants are required to arrive on time.
For those of you still not able to travel, we have an array of Through Eternity Virtual Tours where our expert guides will take you to the most spectacular sites of Rome, Venice, Naples, Pompeii and Florence, and thanks to high-resolution images, videos and the captivating narrative of our guides, you will enjoy Italy’s wonders from the comfort of your own home - and give you the inspiration to start preparing for your next Italian adventure!
CALENDAR OF THE MAIN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND MUSEUMS IN ITALY
- 0PEN: Borghese Gallery (Rome)
- 0PEN: Museo Nazionale Romano and Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi e Terme di Diocleziano (Rome)
- 0PEN: Hadrian’s Villa, Villa D’Este (Tivoli)
- 0PEN: Archaeological Park of the Appian Way (Rome)
- 0PEN: Vatican Museums, Colosseum (Rome)
- 0PEN: Imperial Fora (Rome)
- 0PEN: Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill (Rome)
- OPEN: Dungeons and Arena Floor of the Colosseum
- 0PEN: Trajan’s Market (Rome)
- 0PEN: Ostia Antica (Rome)
- 0PEN: Villa Farnesina (Rome)
- 0PEN: Pantheon (Rome)
- 0PEN: Boboli Garden (Florence)
- 0PEN: Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
- 0PEN: Medici Chapels (Florence)
- 0PEN: Pitti Palace (Florence)
- 0PEN: Galleria dell'Accademia (Florence)
- 0PEN: Galleria dell'Accademia (Venice)
- 0PEN: The Doge’s Palace (Venice)
- 0PEN: Correr Museum (Venice)
- 0PEN: Pompeii (Campania)
- 0PEN: Herculaneum (Campania)
- 0PEN: Naples Archeaological Museum MANN (Naples)
- 0PEN: Opera del Duomo and Piazza dei Miracoli (Pisa)
LET’S STAY INFORMED TOGETHER
In this unprecedented situation, it is of the utmost importance to stay informed and rely only on trusted sources such as the official news from the institutions worldwide.
Here we have gathered for you a few links to the pages of important institutions, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) or the US State Department, where you can find the latest reports on the COVID-19 situation all over the world, useful travel advice as well as information and downloadable material about preventative measures to take against the virus.
Here you can download the PDF versions of the numerous Decrees by the President of Italy about the COVID-19 situation. It is only available in Italian.
LATEST OFFICIAL TRAVEL INFORMATION FROM THE AIRLINES
Due to the Coronavirus emergency, many airlines have been cancelling their flights, with different cancellation policies and options for fliers. Here we have gathered for you the direct links to the Coronavirus related page on the website of the main airlines, where you will be able to check the status of your flight and read the latest update about the situation.