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COVID-19 Emergency Measures

Date:

08/02/2021


COVID-19 Emergency Measures

Due to the COVID-19 emergency you are kindly invited to strictly adhere to the instructions outlined by the Italian authorities and by the countries of accreditation of this Embassy (Zambia and Malawi) on the matter.

In order to safeguard the public and the staff, access to the Embassy will be limited and strictly by appointment. For Consular matters, the Embassy can be contacted through the email address of the Consular section consolare.lusaka@esteri.it  and through the switchboard telephone numbers 00260 211 250755/250781.

For emergencies and outside office hours the following mobile number is active 24/7 00260 966250755.

MEASURES WITHIN ITALY

In view of the seriousness of the situation in Europe, it is still recommended that travelling abroad is strictly limited to emergencies only.

The high numbers of contagions in most Countries may cause further restrictions in movement which may result in problems in returning home both to Italy or to the Country of residence.

Zambia and Malawi che are still listed under group “E” of Annex 20.  

Entry into Italy from this group of Countries is always allowed for Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as for foreign nationals holding valid residence permits.
On entering Italy from these Countries, it is mandatory to

- Submit a negative PCR or Antigenic test obtained no more that 72 hours prior to entry (from the age of 6)
- Complete (starting from 24th May) the Passenger Locator Form, available from https://app.euplf.eu  . It is necessary to complete one form for each adult traveller, whilst minors may be included in the form of the adult they are travelling with. In exceptional cases (ie. Due to technical problems) it is still possible to complete and print the SELF DECLARATION
- Inform the Local Health Authority (ASL) of the arrival in Italy
- Self isolate for 10 days regardless of the doses of anti Covid vaccine which may have been received
- Have a further PCRor Antigenic test at the end of the self isolation period.

Please note that airlines departing from various Countries may have different requirements on acceptable tests (which may be just PCR) and when the tests should be taken.

 It is possible to reach one’s final destination in Italy only by private means whilst airport transits are allowed without leaving the airport.

Please note: an interactive questionnaire is available on the website: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/ to assist in verifying the rules applicable for travelers from and to various Countries.

Detailed information is available through the following links:
MAECI – focus coronavirus
Viaggiare Sicuri - Focus Coronavirus
Current Legislation (link - only in Italian)

VISAS FOR ITALY

The restrictive measures for non-essential travel from Zambia and Malawi to the Schengen area, previously approved by the Council of the European Union, are further extended.

The Commission will review on a regular basis the list of Countries from which is possible to enter the Schengen Area

Travel for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, study and for returning residents is allowed.

All those who have title to enter Italy must follow the rules detailed above (Measures within Italy) including:

- to complete one form for each adult traveller, whilst minors may be included in the form of the adult they are travelling with. In exceptional cases (ie. Due to technical problems) it is still possible to complete and print the SELF DECLARATION to justify the reasons for the trip;

-to self isolate for 10 days regardless of the doses of anti Covid vaccine which may have been received.

 

 

 


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