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    EF Go Ahead Tours currently requires that all tour participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure. These requirements are in addition to any destination requirements listed below due to US Department of State and CDC guidance, the wellbeing of the group, and/or operational feasibility.

    The United States to Italy

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Mandatory use of FFP2 masks in public

    Effective until at least March 31, 2022, all travelers must wear FFP2 type masks on all forms of transportation (including during air travel) and during public activities outdoors and indoors such as in theaters, concert halls, cinemas, sports competitions, and other venues. Failure to comply with this specific mask type requirement could lead to travelers being denied boarding or entry. The use of other mask types is also required even outdoors outside of public activities.

    Italian Ministry of Health

    Documents needed

    Mandatory health pass for public activityNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Travelers with a booster shot of vaccine are eligible for the Green Pass Booster. This new pass allows travelers to have access to a greater number of venues and attractions, such as indoor dining, access to concerts, sports events, among others. The Enhanced Green Pass (vaccination without a booster shot or recovery) is still accepted for public transport and outdoor activities depending on the risk code for each area. The Basic Green Pass may include one of the following: the COVID-19 certificate showing the full vaccination course against COVID-19, the recovery certificate, or a negative COVID-19 test result. The EU Digital COVID Certificate and CDC “white cards" are accepted. Alternatively, travelers can provide a negative molecular COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel, a certificate of recovery, or a negative rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before travel or activity. Test requirements for air travel may be different. Certificates issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, US, UK, including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to businesses, services, and transport in Italy. Certificates are accepted in Italian, English, Spanish, or French and can be both digital or in paper copy.

    Mandatory passenger locator formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. In exceptional cases, travelers without digital devices can fill a paper form.

    Mandatory pre-registration form for PugliaNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering the region of Puglia.

    Recommended pre-registration form for SicilyNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers arriving at Palermo airport in Sicily are recommended to present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering Sicily.

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit Italy for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers arriving from selected countries must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a molecular swab test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival, or an antigen test, taken a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Italy. COVID-tested flights: travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigenic test result, carried out by means of a swab, taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to boarding. Additionally, they will be required to take a molecular COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen swab test on arrival at the destination airport.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 6; -Travelers entering Italy for a period of 120 hours (5 days) for proven necessity due to work, health, or absolute emergency, with the obligation to leave Italy or begin quarantine after 120 hours have passed.

    Mandatory health pass for Rome airport

    Travelers are only allowed to access the security area of Rome FCO airport upon presentation of COVID-19 Green Pass certification or equivalent (EU Digital certificate, proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or negative COVID-19 test results performed according to Italy’s entry requirements for your origin country).

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of having received the full course of vaccination with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency, at least 14 days before travel. The vaccine proof must be written in Italian, English, French, or Spanish. Vaccines accepted are Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Covishield (Serum Institute of India), R-CoVI (R-Pharm), Covid-19 vaccine-recombinat (Fiocruz). Those who took a different vaccine as a second shot are considered fully vaccinated. Please check the source for more details. Travelers with access to the EU Digital COVID Certificate may use it to present proof. Travelers who are unable to present this are required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers with valid proof of recovery from COVID-19. The certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab test For more details, please see the source

    Italy to The United States

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory on public transportation

    Travelers must wear masks on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory travel attestation formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically during check-in or via partner apps such as VeriFLY. In this case it is not necessary to print the form, but travelers may do so as a precaution. Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, SDA, CRISPR, or Antigen: Rapid, Viral, Antigen Chromatographic Digital Immunoassay, Antigen Chemiluminescence Immunoassay, or Antigen Lateral Flow Fluorescence). The test must be taken a maximum of 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary (if a flight is at 1 pm on a Friday, travelers could board with a COVID-19 negative test that was taken any time on the prior Thursday). Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers. Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 2; -Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation. Please see the source for more details.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin, Sinovac-CoronaVac, and Novavax/Covovax. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose. For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.