Covid19 - the situation in Aosta Valley
Useful information regarding your holiday in Aosta Valley
January 17th, 2022
Arrivals and departures
The Aosta Valley region is in the orange zone. There are no hourly limits for displacements
For travel to and from abroad, you are subject to the specific provisions relating to each foreign state.
If you need to enter Aosta Valley and you come from abroad, for several countries there are limitations and precautionary measures when entering Italy: in order to identify the countries subject to restrictions and any exceptions, please always consult the updates of the Ministry of Health anf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (you can also orient yourself with this informative questionnaire).
Anyone entering Italy from abroad, by any means of transportation, must:
- fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) before entering the Italian territory by accessing the website: https://app.euplf.eu/#/ (*)
- present to the carrier upon boarding and to anyone who is deputy to carry out the checks the Covid-19 Green Certificate which covers three types of certificates:
- vaccination certificates (completion of the vaccination course at least fourteen days prior to entry into the country)
- Covid-19 test certificates with a negative result carried out in the 48/72 hours (depending on the country of origin) prior to entry into the Italian national territory
- recovery from COVID-19 certificates, with the simultaneous cessation of the prescribed isolation period following the infection by SARS-CoV-2.
Instead of the green COVID-19 certification it is also possible to present a certification issued by the competent health authorities certifying the completion of vaccination with a vaccine validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
When entering Italy, children aged below six years are exempted from the requirement to take a molecular or antigen swab test. Minors (i.e. persons below 18 years of age) travelling with a parent who is not required to quarantine because he/she holds Covid-19 Green Certificate or proof of vaccination (or of recovery from Covid, if recognised in accordance with the applicable regulations relating to travel in the 14 days prior to entering Italy) shall also be exempt from quarantine requirements.
For travels outside Italy, the limits are decided by individual countries and may vary according to the epidemiological situation. Before traveling, find out about the websites of the destination countries.
PLEASE NOTE: until 31st January 2022 anyone arriving from European Union countries and from UK, even if vaccinated or Covid-19 recovered, must also present a negative molecular swab carried out within 48 hours or a negative antigenic swab carried out within 24 hours upon entry into Italy. For the unvaccinated, in addition to the swab, a 5-day quarantine is compulsory.
(*) [ The printable self-declaration, which can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, must be used exclusively in the event of technological impediments to filling in the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) online. If the final destination of your stay is the Aosta Valley, the dPLF or the self-declaration must be addressed to the Prevention Department of the local health authority via e-mail to the address email@example.com attaching, when required by the law, a copy of the result of a molecular / antigenic swab with a negative result carried out prior to entry into the national territory. ]
- Gatherings are forbidden. When meeting other people, a cover should be worn on the nose and mouth. In closed places, a distance of at least one metre between people must be maintained and the mask must always be worn (even when traveling by car in the presence of non-cohabiting people).
- It is mandatory to wear a mask indoors and outdoors. Children under 6 years, people with pathologies and disabilities incompatible with the use of the mask are excluded from the obligation.
- Obligation to wear FFP2 type masks on all means of public transport.
- Obligation to wear FFP2 type masks during outdoor shows, indoor shows in theaters, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment venues and live music (and other similar venues) and during sporting events, at indoors or outdoors. In all these cases it is forbidden to consume food and drinks indoors.
- It is recommended to wash hands frequently or to use a hand sanitizer.
- It is forbidden to go out in case of flu symptoms or fever (above 37.5 ° C) or if you live with people who have symptoms attributable to Covid-19.
Openings and permitted activities
In the Aosta Valley region:
- Shops are open in compliance with the protocols and security measures in force.
- Sports activities are allowed outdoors (excluding contact sports) maintaining an interpersonal distance of two metres between non-cohabiting people.
The Covid-19 Green Certificate is required in Italy to access the following services and activities:
- Moving between municipalities and Italian regions. In the orange area without the Covid-19 Green Certification, you cannot leave the municipality and the region except for reasons of work, health, necessity. Exemptions:
- it is allowed to reach second homes or to return to one's home or residence.
- Transfers from municipalities of up to 5,000 inhabitants to cities within a radius of 30 kilometers are permitted, excluding capital citys.
- from 20th January 2022 all shops that perform personal services (such as hairdressers, barbers, beauticians)
- from 1st February 2022 public offices, postal, banking and financial services, non-essential commercial activities (with the exception of essential services such as grocery stores, newsagents, bookstores, pharmacies, tobacconists).
PLEASE NOTE: the Super Green Pass (having been vaccinated or recovered from Covid- a negative swab is NOT valid) is required to access the following services and activities:
- bars and restaurants indoors and outdoors, even for consumption over the counter. The catering activities are open in compliance with social distancing and maximum capacity and without hourly limits. The take-away and home delivery of food and drinks is always allowed
- shows, concerts and sporting events
- all means of public transport (excluding taxis and rentals with driver - with cars up to nine seats, including that of the driver - which remain accessible without the Green Pass)
- hotels and accommodation facilities
- ski lifts with tourist-commercial purposes even if located in ski areas
- swimming pools, gyms, team sports, spas and wellness centres even outdoors
- museums, exhibitions and other cultural institutes and places
- cultural, social and recreational centres also for outdoor activities (excluding educational centres for children)
- game halls and casinos
- parties following civil or religious ceremonies, festivals and fairs, convention centres.
The basic or super Covid-19 Green Certification, for access to the services listed above, is not required for children under the age of 12 and those people exempt on the basis of an authorized medical certification.
Information is always available
In Aosta Valley health monitoring is continuous, there are constant, transparent updates on the evolution of the situation and the Regional Health Service is organized to manage any cases of contagion.
Swabs, serological tests and vaccinations: list of pharmacies
For medical information or to report symptoms of flu or respiratory problems, please call 112.
If you have any doubts about travelling to Italy, please contact the Border Police or the competent local health authorities.