Coronavirus Emergency GNV Policy
For details and updates on the limitations and provisions for travel in Italy and to/from Italy, please see the dedicated pages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/ -https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index.html
The questionnaire provides general information about the legislation in force in Italy regarding travel to/ from abroad.
In particular, we invite customers arriving from UE countries to consult the following portal to stay up to date on the provisions and requirements to enter Italy:
Up-to-dated information about GNV routes:
Lines to and from Sicily and to/from Sardinia
Movements between regions or autonomous provinces in yellow or white areas without self-certification are permitted.
For more information:
Lines to/from Morocco
From 16 June the connections to/from Genoa-Tangier and Sète-Nador/Tangier reopen.
Trips to/from Spain-Morocco are cancelled until 15/09/2021 inclusive. For reprocessing, cancellations and replacements: contact +39 0102094599
Requirements for Morocco to Italy lines
The swab test (molecular or antigenic) with a negative result obtained within the 72 hours prior to entry into Italy is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Italy from Morocco. Kids under 6 years are exempt
According to Authorities' provisions it is mandatory to fill in the following digital form https://app.euplf.eu/#/ , print the form obtained and submit it in duplicate at check-in. More info: https://info.gnv.it/doc/
Upon arrival, it will be mandatory to:
- report to the competent Health Authority and fiduciary isolation and health surveillance for 10 days with a test repeated at the end of the isolation period.
- use only a private vehicle to reach the final destination (airport transit is allowed, provided that you do not leave the dedicated areas of the airport).
There are EXCEPTIONS to the requirement for isolation and molecular or antigen testing, provided that no COVID-19 symptoms develop.
EXCEPTIONS TO THE OBLIGATION TO TEST AND/OR FIDUCIARY ISOLATION WITH A SUBSEQUENT TEST
The categories with full or partial exemptions are listed below. The list of exempted categories is not in alphabetical order; the letters that characterise it refer to the list in Art. 51 paragraph 7 of DPCM 2 March, 2021, which also refers to the Ordinance of 14 May 2021.
I. FULL EXEMPTION: Exceptions to test obligations within the 72 hours prior to arrival, isolation and subsequent testing
Without prejudice to the obligation to complete the digital locator form (or the self-declaration) and in the absence of COVID-19 symptoms, the obligations of a molecular or antigenic test within the previous 48 or 72 hours and ten (10) day quarantine with subsequent molecular or antigen testing do not apply:
- to the crew of the means of transport;
- to the train crew;
- to trips to and from the States and territories referred to in list A;
- to anyone who enters Italy for a period not exceeding hundred and twenty (120) hours for proven needs of work, health, or absolute urgency, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to immediately leave the national territory or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation, in accordance with paragraphs 1 - 5 of Art. 51 of DPCM of 2 March 2021;
- to anyone who transits, by private means, through Italian territory for a period not exceeding thirty-six hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to immediately leave the national territory or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation, in accordance with paragraphs 1 - 5 of Art. 51 of DPCM of 2 March 2021;
- to cross-border workers entering and leaving the national territory for proven reasons of work and their subsequent return to their residence, home, or abode;
- to the personnel of companies and bodies with their registered or secondary headquarters in Italy for journeys abroad due to proven work requirements lasting no more than 120 hours;
- to officials and servants, however named, of the European Union or of international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and employees, military personnel, including those returning from international missions, and police personnel and of the Information System for the security of the Republic and of the Fire Brigade when exercising their duties;
- to pupils and students for the purposes of attending a course of study in a country other than their country of residence, domicile, or abode, to which they return daily or at least once a week.
II. PARTIAL EXEMPTION: Obligation to test within the 48 or 72 hours prior to arrival but exempt from the obligations of isolation and subsequent testing.
The Ordinance of 14 May 2021 sets forth the obligation of a molecular or antigen test within the 48 or 72 hours prior to entry into Italy if entering, staying, transiting from countries in List C, D or E, with regard to:
- health personnel entering Italy for the exercise of health professional qualifications, including the temporary exercise referred to in Art. 13 of Decree-Law No. 18 of 17 March 2020;
This category continues to be exempted from the quarantine and testing obligations at the end of the quarantine. The obligation to complete the digital locator form or the self-declaration remains.
III. PARTIAL EXEMPTION: With reference to letter h) of Art. 51, paragraph 7 of DPCM of 2 March 2021, nationals and residents of the States and territories referred to in lists A, B, C and D who enter Italy for proven work reasons for longer than 120 hours (from countries in List D or E, except Brazil, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), must in any case have a molecular or antigen test done within the 48 or 72 hours prior to entering Italy, depending on their entire trip, but are not subject to the ten (10) day isolation and subsequent test. The obligation to complete the digital locator form or the self-declaration remains.
Requirements for Morocco to France lines
France splits the countries into three categories:
- “Green” countries: countries without active circulation of the virus and variants of concern. Europe, Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand and Singapore.
- “Orange” countries: countries where the virus is actively circulating but in controlled proportions, without the spread of variants of concern. All countries except “green” and “red” countries.
- “Red” countries: countries with active circulation of the virus, and variants of concern. Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Turkey, Uruguay and South Africa.
To date, Morocco is on the list of orange countries. Passengers arriving from countries in the orange list are required to submit an affidavit https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of -international-travel, if aged 11 years or older, and a a negative PCR test within 72 hours before departure or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours before departure. In case that vaccination has be done, it will be not necessary to have the covid test
The vaccination cycle is considered to be completed 28 days after the administration of the single dose for the Janssen vaccine and 7 days after the administration of the second dose for the other permitted vaccines (Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, Astrazeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield).
If no proof of vaccination is provided, passengers must justify their travel with an essential reason (download the declaration). Further details here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
Requirements for France/Italy to Morocco lines
Lines to and from Tunisia
Requireements for the lines FROM ITALY TO TUNISIA
From 1 June 2021 ALL TRAVELLERS ENTERING TUNISIA are obliged to:
1) Present test certificate RT - PCR negative COVID-19 (nasopharyngeal swab) carried out within 72 hours prior to embarkation. Children under 12 years are exempt.
2) observe a 7-day period of self-isolation at home.
Derogations. The following shall be exempt from the obligation to present the RT - PCR negative test certificate and to undergo 7 days of self-isolation:
a) Travellers already fully vaccinated, bearing a QR code vaccination certificate issued by the competent health authorities.
b) Travellers who have contracted the virus no later than 6 weeks before the start of their journey, accompanied by a medical certificate issued by the Health Authorities.
Incoming passengers will be subject to a Covid-19 rapid test upon arrival in Tunisia: if positive they will be taken to quarantine centres.
For suspected cases of positivity at Covid-19, there will be medical isolation and transfer to dedicated hospitals.
For passengers not of Tunisian nationality, one of the following documents must be presented at embarkation, together with the return ticket (by GNV or other sea/air carrier):
- hotel booking confirmed
- verification of the lease contract
- Verification of home ownership deed
The hotel reservation and/or the rental agreement is intended for the entire period of stay in Tunisia (until the date of return)
For more information:
Requirements lines FROM TUNISIA TO ITALY
From 19/04/21 to all passengers arriving in Italy is required:
- Molecular or antigenic test with negative result obtained in the 72 hours before entry into Italy. Kids under 6 years are exempt
- According to Authorities' provisions it is mandatory to fill in the following digital form https://app.euplf.eu/#/ , print the form obtained and submit it in duplicate at check-in. More info: https://info.gnv.it/doc/
- Fiduciary isolation period reduced to 10 days instead of 14 days.
All those who returns to Italy from Tunisia CANNOT use public transport other than that used to enter Italy. It is permitted to rent cars and use taxis or hire with driver.
Any person travelling by private means in Italy for a period not exceeding 36 hours shall be exempted from the requirement of testing and isolation.
For further information:
Lines to and from Albania
Journeys from Bari to Durrës are unrestricted for Albanian citizens (with Albanian passport).
For all the others, it is possible to travel only for proven work needs, of absolute urgency or for health reasons. In any case, it is allowed to return to your home, home or residence
From Durrës to Bari can travel European and Albanian citizens (with permanent residence in Italy) and in any case equipped with self-certification (dPLF: digital passenger locator form) https://info.gnv.it/doc .
Starting from 19/04/2021, Test (molecular or antigenic) is mandatory, with a negative result obtained in the 72 hours before entry into Italy.
Upon arrival it will be mandatory to have 10 days of trust and health surveillance and further testing at the end of the isolation.
Among the categories not subject to fiduciary isolation are reported
- anyone entering Italy for a period not exceeding 120 (120) hours for a proven need for work, health or absolute urgency, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to immediately leave the national territory or, in the absence, to begin the period of monitoring and fiduciary isolation in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 5 of art. 51 DPCM 2 March 2021;
- personnel of companies and entities having their registered or secondary offices in Italy for travel abroad for proven work needs of no more than 120 hours;
For further information:
Lines to and from Balearic Island
All the travellers must have a documents chech by showing the QR code received after filling the Haelth Control Digital Form (FCS) https://viajarabaleares.ibsalut.es/formulario/?locale=es
For more information https://www.ibsalut.es/es/viajar-a-baleares/
Travel requirements for Genoa Barcelona line
All the passengers (excluding children under 6 years of age) must present one of the following documents at check-in:
- certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccination certificates issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin from the 14th day after the date of of the last dose of the vaccine (or the first dose, if there was a vaccine of a single dose ) will be considered valid. The vaccines allowed are those authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO);
- certificate attesting to having undergone a negative test at COVID-19 carried out within 48 hours prior to entering the national territory. The tests allowed are those of a molecular and antigenic nature (rapid tests) recognised by the European Union.
- Certificate of healing from COVID-19, issued at least 11 days after the first positive test and valid for 180 days from the date of sample extraction. The document must include at least the following data: name and surname of the person concerned, date of the positive and negative diagnostic test, type of test carried out, country that issued the certificate.
All passengers must complete the health form on the https://www.spth.gob.es/ website or on the corresponding app before departure.
Completing the form generates a personalised QR code that the traveller must present to the carrier prior to embarkation, and in health checks at the point of entry into Spain.