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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

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers must wear masks in enclosed public places or when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance.

    Italian Government

    Documents needed

    Mandatory passenger locator formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. 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

    Travelers arriving on regular flights must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a molecular or antigen swab test. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Italy. The requirement for regular flights applies regardless of vaccination status or recovery certificate. Travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result and one of the following: -The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued at the end of the prescribed cycle following successful vaccination against COVID-19 or a certification issued by the local health authorities following a vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); -The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities. 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.

    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 health pass for public activityNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    The Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass is required for air travel, ships, ferries, trains, and interregional transport services within Italy. It is also required to access some locations and participate in certain social activities such as indoor seated dining at restaurants and bars, museums, exhibitions, cultural sites, sporting events, swimming pools, gyms, concerts, fairs, conferences, amusement parks, and other venues. 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 are accepted in Italian, English, Spanish, or French and can be both digital or in paper copy.

    Certificates issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus) and the United States are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to businesses and services in Italy such as indoor restaurants, museums and cinemas. Certificates can be presented on paper or digitally,

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers must bring proof of vaccination, or they may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers. Any vaccines authorized by the European Union are accepted, as long as 14 days have passed since the last dose. The certification of successful completion of the vaccination cycle must relate to one of the four vaccines approved by the EMA: Comirnaty from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson). The following vaccines are considered valid for the purpose of issuing the COVID-19 green certificate to Italian citizens, residents, and their family members: Covishield, R-CoVI (R-Pharm), and Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz). The above-mentioned vaccines are considered equivalent, and travelers who took these vaccines abroad are also considered fully vaccinated. Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers who hold an EU Digital COVID Certificate issued following recovery from COVID-19 or similar certification issued by local health authorities. In addition to the EU digital COVID certificate and Green Certificate, certifications issued by health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States are also accepted. The vaccine and recovery certificates issued by Vatican City and San Marino are equivalent to those issued in the Italian territory.

    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 public transportation in the United States. Some states still require the use of masks in public places, please verify the regional requirements before traveling.

    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, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, you may still want to keep a printed copy 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, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. 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 and Sinovac-CoronaVac. 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.