I’m sorry this is so confusing. It seems things are changing and new information comes out. I’ve just heard my information from this morning was not correct. I think we have it right this time. Anyone can fly here now on any flight. The only issue you need to understand is that if you fly a non-Covid-tested flight you’ll have to quarantine for ten days. For a person with a vacation home here that’s not a big deal. But for a tourist to have to spend 10 days under house arrest it would be difficult.
I see there are going to be more Covid-tested routes. Not just into Rome but also into Venice and Naples. Not right away, but it is planned. I also read more cities in the US will have them and more airlines will get the go ahead to fly them. So flying a Covid-tested flight shouldn’t be a big hardship for anyone.
A little more information for those planning a trip. This is from The Local, the English language Italian news website.
How do Covid-tested flights work?
Travelers must undergo a series of coronavirus tests to be allowed to enter Italy on the special flights.
Testing protocol varies by airline. Delta says it requires passengers to provide proof of a negative PCR test result, taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
Passengers must then test negative in a rapid antigen test at the airport before boarding and they must get tested again immediately on arrival at their destination
All travelers must also fill in a digital location form before boarding: the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF).
Passengers will then receive an email with a QR code, which must be given at the check-in desk in order to be allowed on the flight.
Also during check-in, you must provide a completed self declaration form, which is specific to these Covid-tested flights.
If all the tests come back negative, you’ll be able to enter Italy and enjoy a quarantine-free trip. If you test positive on arrival, you will need to quarantine in Italy.
A pre-travel Covid-19 test is also required before returning to the US regardless of vaccination status.
Stay safe everyone…safe travels!