TRAVELLING SAFELY

For a peaceful and stress-free stay in Trentino

Trentino is part of the Yellow Zone, which means you can travel at any time and for any reason within Trentino or to and from other Italian regions that are in white or yellow zones.

It is mandatory to always have face masks with you. Face masks must be worn area (the obligation to wear the mask is lost when, due to the characteristics of the places or the circumstances of fact, is guaranteed in a continuous isolation from people not living together).

It is also mandatory to wear FFP2 masks:

  • on the occasion of open-air and indoor performances in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment venues and live music (and other similar venues), and on the occasion of indoor or outdoor sporting events and competitions
  • on all means of transport (including closed cableway)


Anyone entering Italy from abroad, regardless of origin, must fill in a digital localisation form (EU Digital Passenger Locator Form). However, different documentation may be required depending on the country of departure. For specific information and details, please consult the FAQ at the bottom of the page.

From 6 December 2021 until 31 March 2022, the Reinforced COVID-19 Green Pass (Italian Green Pass Rafforzato) will be obligatory even in white zones to take part in activities which were not previously subject to the new restrictions.

Attention: due to the constantly changing situation, sudden changes may be made to the regulations which may result in stricter or looser provisions. This page and the sections it contains will be constantly updated.

Last updated on: January 14, 2022

Who can come to Trentino and how

Can I reach Trentino without restrictions if I come from another Italian region?

  • Trentino has been designated a Yellow Zone; therefore, travel is permitted at any time and for any reason.
    Travel to areas in the yellow zone is permitted without the need to provide justification, in accordance with specific restrictions.

What should I do if I want to reach Trentino from abroad?

  • Everybody who comes to Italy, regardless of where they are coming from, must fill out the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form, replacing the self-declaration form.
     
  • Anybody who is travelling from or has passed through a country on list C may enter Italy by presenting the following documentation to the carrier at the time of boarding:
    1.    The EU Digital COVID Certificate (Green Pass) or other equivalent certification that you have completed the vaccination cycle or that you have recovered from COVID-19, with simultaneous termination of isolation (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab)
    2.    Negative results from a molecular swab test performed within the 48 hours prior to entering Italy or negative antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to entering Italy (minors under 6 years of age are exempt from undergoing the swab test)
    Without prejudice to the requirement to take a swab test before entering Italy, if the traveller does not have one of the COVID-19 Green Passes obtained through vaccination, 5-day self-isolation is required, at the address specified in the passenger locator form, at the end of which the traveller will be required to undergo an additional swab test.
  • Those arriving from any of the countries on list D may only enter Italy:
    1.    By presenting their Covid-19 green pass or equivalent, validated by the EMA, which certifies that they are fully vaccinated (2 doses or only 1 dose in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Only for those who have stayed or transited through Canada, Japan and the United States in the 14 days prior to entering Italy the COVID-19 green pass certifying that they have recovered from Covid is also valid
    2.    By presenting a negative molecular or antigen swab test within the 72 hours prior to entering Italy or a negative antigen test within 24 hours prior to entering Italy (minors under 6 years of age are exempt from undergoing the swab test). For people arriving from Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the British Isles, the molecular swab test must be carried out within the 48 hours prior to entering Italy.

    In the event of a failure to present the documents required, it is mandatory to enter a 5-day self-isolation period and to take a molecular or antigen swab test at the end of this period.


ENTRY OF MINORS (countries on list C and D)
In addition to exceptions specifically required by law: 

0-5 years old:
> exempt from molecular or antigen test
> exempt from quarantine if they are travelling with a parent who is in turn exempt from quarantine

6-11 years old:
> mandatory pre-departure molecular or antigen test
> exempt from quarantine if they are travelling with a parent who is in turn exempt from quarantine

12-17 years old:
> mandatory pre-departure molecular or antigen test
> if they do not have a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery, they are exempt from quarantine only if accompanied by a parent with adequate vaccination or recovery certification
> certain activities, such as the use of ski lifts and access to hotels require a Reinforced Green Pass

- School groups entering Italy from the United Kingdom accompanied only by a teacher and with a single dose of the vaccine, are not exempt from quarantine.
 

  • For anyone arriving from a Country on List E, entry into Italy is only allowed upon presentation of a negative swab within 72 hours prior to entering Italy or a negative antigen test within 24 hours prior to entering Italy (minors under 6 years are exempt from undergoing the swab test), followed by 10-day self-isolation, at the end of which another test is mandatory. It is not possible to enter Italy from these countries for the purposes of tourism.


  • Entrance into and travel within Italy will be prohibited for persons who, within the previous fourteen days, have stayed in or passed through the following countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini. An exception is made for Italian citizens who are resident in Italy as of a date preceding this ordinance.

 

  • For more detailed information, please see the “Viaggiare Sicuri” website and fill in the interactive questionnaire, which may help to provide guidelines for your specific situation.

COVID-19 Vaccination for tourists

Can tourists get the Covid-19 vaccine in Trentino?
Tourists staying in Trentino who wish to get the vaccine here can use CUP online (Trentino’s centralised healthcare appointments service) to book the following:

  • the complete course of vaccines (for tourists of 18 years old and above, staying in Trentino for at least three/four weeks)
  • just the second dose (for tourists who have already received the 1st dose in another region and are staying in Trentino for more than 14 days)
  • a booster shot, regardless of which vaccine was used for the primary cycle and provided that a minimum of at least 5 months (150 days) have elapsed from the completion of the initial cycle


Booster for citizens vaccinated with vaccines not recognised by Europe:
People vaccinated abroad with a vaccine not authorised by the EMA (European Medicines Agency) can receive a booster with an m-RNA vaccine (Comirnaty or Spikevax). Completion of this integrated vaccination cycle is recognised as equivalent and entitles you to the Green Pass. (ref. Italian Ministry of Health Circular 0050269-04711/2021- DGPRE-DGPRE-P)

For free access to vaccination centres, you must have:

  1. An Italian Tax ID Number (or the 11-digit Unique Code issued by the Prefecture or the STP Code (code issued to non-Europeans temporarily in Italy)
  2. Vaccine certificates for the cycle completed with non-EMA vaccines containing data that identifies the vaccine, the data relating to the vaccine, date(s) vaccine was administered, data identifying who issued the certificate (Country, Health Authority)
Green Pass (EU digital Covid certificate)

What is the COVID-19 Green Certification (Green Pass)?
The COVID-19 Green Certification was created to facilitate the unrestricted and safe movement of citizens within the European Union during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 6 December, the ‘Reinforced Green Pass Decree’ will enter into force in Italy, differentiating between the  Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate and the COVID-19 Green Certificate.

The Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate provides proof of having been fully vaccinated against or having recovered from COVID-19.

The Covid-19 Green Certificate provides proof of having received a negative result from an antigen or molecular test, or having been fully vaccinated against or having recovered from COVID-19.

The Certification contains a QR Code that allows verifying the authenticity and validity of the information.

The European Commission has created a common platform (European Gateway) to ensure that certificates issued by European countries can be verified in all EU countries. In Italy, the Certification is issued exclusively through the National Platform of the Ministry of Health, in both digital and paper format.

For further information, we recommend that you visit: https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/


How can I get the  Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate?
The Certification is generated automatically and made available free of charge in the following cases:

  1. upon completing the course of vaccines
  2. upon getting a booster after having completed the first course of vaccines
  3. if you have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months

For further information, we recommend that you visit: https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/

How do I get the COVID-19 Green Certificate?
TheCertification is generated automatically and made available free of charge in the following cases:

  1. be vaccinated, a new certification is issued for each dose of vaccine
  2. if you have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 6 months
  3. you have received a negative result from a molecular swab test within the last 72 hours, or from a rapid antigen test within the last 48 hours

Starting from 1 February 2022, the duration of the COVID-19 Green Certificate will be reduced from 9 to 6 months.

For further information, we recommend that you visit: https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/
 
In what situations will the Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate be required?
The new Green Certification will be needed to access the following categories of events or venues, which would otherwise be subject to restrictions in yellow zones:

  • Performances
  • Sporting events
  • Indoor dining and from 10 January 2022, also outdoor  (through 31 March 2022, also if eating/drinking at the bar)
  • From 10 January 2022 Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate mandatory for all types of ski lifts.
  • Cinemas, theatres, museums, exhibitions, social and recreational centers, from 10 January 2022 also for outdoor activities, and other cultural attractions
  • Swimming pools, Swimming centers, gyms, sports clubs, wellness centres and spas from 10 January 2022 also outdoors
  • Amusement arcades and bingo halls
  • Parties, from 10 January also after civil or religious ceremonies
  • Public ceremonies

From 6 December 2021 until 13 March 2022, the Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificat — used for taking part in activities which would otherwise be subject to restrictions in yellow zones — must also be used in white zones.

When will it be sufficient to display a COVID-19 Green Certificate?

Until 10 January 2022:

  • Staying in a hotel
  • 'Enclosed' lifts (cable cars, gondola lifts and chairlifts, when used with the windscreens closed)
  • Railway transport (national, regional and high-speed) and local public transport (buses, coaches and metro services)
  • Festivals, fairs and Christmas markets


Are children exempt from showing the Green Pass, to access activities and services for which the Green Pass is required?
Children under 12 are exempt.

For further information, we recommend that you visit: https://www.dgc.gov.it/web

Covid Tests

Where can I take the Covid-19 Test in Trentino?

  • At the pharmacies and Covid-19 Test Centres -listed here (list broken down by location) or in the online document (updates daily)- rapid antigen tests are available both as a service (with a charge) for all citizens or tourists who must show the test result for work or travel reasons, for a Green Pass, etc.; or with a medical prescription, in which case the cost is borne by the provincial Health Service.
     
  • For information regarding swabs, it is possible to call the Ministry of Health at the following numbers:
    from abroad: +39 023 200 8345 - +39 028 390 5385
    from Italy: freephone number 1500
     
  • In Trentino, the freephone number 800 867 388 is active from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, holidays excluded, for enquiries about applicable regulations, protocols and travel, as well as the procedures regarding swabs, isolation and quarantine.

I am staying in Trentino and I tested positive for COVID. Can I return to my home outside the Province of Trento?

The regulation requires that a person who tests positive may not travel, either by their own means or by public transport of any kind.

The Autonomous Province of Trento has a facility dedicated to the isolation/quarantine of people who cannot do so at their homes. Alternatively and at your own expense, you may isolate in a rented apartment/house or use protected transport (ambulance) by calling the number 116117 to return to your home, again, at your own expense.

For more information, click here and read the FAQ made available by the Provincial Health Services Agency of Trento.

Restaurants and lodgings

Do I need the Green Certification to access bars and restaurants?
Starting from 6 December customers must have a Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate in order to dine indoors seated at tables and, through 31 March 2022, also if eating/drinking at the bar. Starting from 10 January 2022 it will be necessary to show the Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate also to consume outdoor.

All restaurant facilities are open, both indoors and outdoors with no time restrictions, while observing the rules on distancing and the maximum capacity permitted based on the characteristics of the establishment. There is no upper limit on the number of diners per table, both outside and inside. 

In dining facilities where there are no seats, entry must be limited.

Are there any restrictions concerning the sale of take-away food and drinks?
The sale of food and drinks to take away and for home delivery is also permitted, without restrictions, although this must take place in compliance with the rules on packaging and the delivery of products.

Do I need the Green Pass to spend my holiday in Trentino?
As of 6 December, a COVID-19 Green Certificate is required for overnight stays at hotels and other accommodation facilities, farmhouses, private apartments and open-air tourism and accommodation sites, Alpine lodges, hiking shelters and youth hostelsand and to access any catering services offered by accommodation facilities exclusively for their guests. Whether the restaurant of the structure also hosts external customers, the Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate is required.

Starting from 10 January 2022 it will be necessary to show the Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate to stay overnight in any accommodation facility in Trentino.

Ski, Cable cars and lifts

What are the rules for access to cableways?
The rules for accessing the cable lifts require:

  • requirement to wear an FFP2 face mask on all closed ski-lift facilities (cableways, gondola lifts, chairlifts with closed windscreen domes)
  • possession of COVID-19 Green Certificate for 'enclosed' lifts (cable cars, gondola lifts and chairlifts, when used with the windscreens closed).  from 10 January 2022 Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate mandatory for all types of ski lifts
  • maintaining the interpersonal distance of no less than 1 metre on the way in and out

Facilities will operate at 100% for chairlifts, 80% for cable cars, gondola lifts and chairlifts, when used with the windscreens closed.

Can I buy the ski pass online?

This season we’ve worked to expand and simplify the process of purchasing ski passes and seasonal passes online. We’ve also come up with new ways to pick up your ski pass, such as getting it right from your hotel, to save you from having to go to ski pass offices and cash registers 

Is insurance necessary to ski on the Trentino slopes?
Yes, pursuant to Legislative Decree 40-2021, starting from 01/01/2022, skiers who use alpine ski slopes must have a valid insurance that covers his/her civil liability for damage or injuries caused to third parties.

Do I need to wear a helmet while skiing?
Yes, pursuant to Legislative Decree 40-2021, starting from 01/01/2022, it is mandatory for people under the age of 18 to wear a protective helmet when practicing alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, sledding and tobogganing.

Culture and Leisure activities

Is a Green Certification needed to access museums, cinemas and theatres?
As of 6 December, a Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate is required to access cinemas, theatres, concert halls, live music venues and other cultural institutes with a safe access policy. Starting from 10 January 2022, you must have a Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate to access museums and exhbitions.

Do you need a COVID-19 Green Certificate to access swimming pools, wellness centres and spas?
Starting from 10 January, you must have a Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate to access swimming pools, gyms, sports clubs, wellness centres and spas with a safe access policy.


Is the Green Certification needed to access stores and shopping centres?

No, it is not needed to access stores and shopping centres, but it is necessary to access any catering services which offer indoor dining within the shopping centre.

Can I access clubs, dance halls and similar places?
Activities in discos and dance halls are suspended until 31 March 2022.
 
Can I play outdoor sports freely?

Yes, outdoor sports can be played, even team sports and contact sports. For individual exercise, a minimum distance of one metre must be observed, while a minimum distance of 2 metres must be maintained for individual sports; in any case, it is advisable to avoid excessively crowded areas.
 
Is a Green Certification needed to access Christmas Markets?
Yes, a  COVID-19 Green Certificate is required to access Trentino’s Christmas Markets.

Each Market has its own specific rules in place to prevent crowds from gathering and facilitate quick, safe access.

Transportation

Do I need the Green Certification to travel on public transport?
As of 6 December, the  COVID-19 Green Certificate is required to travel on Intercity, Intercity Night and High Speed trains used for rail passenger services. It is also required on buses used to provide passenger transport services by road, whether continuously or periodically, on routes which connect more than two regions, and on hired bus services with a driver as well as on regional railway transport and local public transport (buses, coaches and metro services).

Starting from 10 January 2022
 the Reinforced COVID-19 Green Certificate must be presented for all the vehicles and journeys abovementioned.

From 25 December, you must wear an FFP2 face mask while travelling.

Useful numbers

What are the numbers to call for information and clarifications?
In Trentino, the toll-free number 800 867 388 has been reactivated. It is active from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, holidays excluded, answering questions and calls from those who need clarification on travel to and from abroad, quarantine procedures and other useful information.

The national 24-hour COVID toll-free number for every citizen is 1500. The single emergency number 112, should be used for all other emergencies.

116117 is the single European number for accessing non-urgent medical assistance and other Trentino health services is. It is free and available 24/7.

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