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When Can I Travel to Italy?

Updated September 21, 2022

When can I travel to Italy? We get it. Home is dull and Italy is incredible. You can’t beat the country’s romantic architecture, stellar cuisine, or intense history. Happily, Italy is open for travel now though there are some things travelers need to know. 

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What’s it like in Italy right now? 

Generally, Italy is a safe destination. Like most places around the world, it struggled with COVID and it was also an early epicenter in Europe for the disease. 

So...when can I travel to Italy? 


Does your Italian daydream include Milan, Naples, or Venice? Are you hoping to see Rome, visit Italian tourist attractions, or indulge in classic Italian activities like sunbathing along the Amalfi Coast? 

For us, it's all of the above. So, when will it be safe to travel to Italy?

Here's the latest:

Italy is open for travel and relatively safe. (There's always some level of risk with travel.)

There’s no need for Americans to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. 

While you’re there, make sure you know the current COVID-19 rules and follow them. A local can provide valuable insight on this. 

Right now, the only nationwide requirement to keep in mind is that FFP2 masks are required on public transportation and in healthcare settings. Individual businesses are also allowed to require masks if they wish to do so. 

How can I plan a safe trip to Italy?

The return of travel is exciting—but how can you be sure you plan a safe trip? One that avoids crowds and doesn't rely on outdated information? 

When you work with a local to build your Italy trip, you’ll get on-the-ground, local advice and recommendations. That means you’ll know all about Italian transportation, how to keep safe, and which restaurants locals love. They'll explain current rules surrounding the coronavirus. And they'll let you know how to get off the beaten path. 

Of course, we understand that planning travel at the moment can be daunting. That’s why our cancelation policy is flexible—when you book a local to plan your trip, you can transfer those plans to a new date or destination free of charge. 

Don’t give up on your Italy dreams. Find a local in Italy to help jumpstart your trip. 



Still have questions about travel to Italy?
Why not ask someone who lives there? ViaHero connects you with a local to help plan your trip. They’ll create a guidebook based on your personal travel style.
You’ll see a unique side of a destination and travel independently—all while saving time and money in the planning process. Find a local today.

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