Travel Restrictions

Updated 09/01/2021 @ 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

GREEN CERTIFICATES - UPDATE 16 JUL 21

What is currently known about Green certificates?

COVID-19 Green Certificate must show one of the following:

A. Documentation showing the completion of the anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle at least 14 days ago **The United States CDC Vaccination record card is sufficient as a Green Certificate alternative**

OR

B. Documentation showing recovery from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab) **See additional information on documentation below**

OR

C. Documentation of a negative molecular or antigen swab test in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the pre-departure swab test. **See additional information on documentation below**

COVID recovery documentation MUST include:

  • Last name, First name
  • Date of birth
  • Disease or agent targeted
  • Date of first positive test result
  • Member state where test was performed
  • Start date of validity of green pass
  • End date of validity of green pass
     
  • COVID testing documentation MUST include:

  • Last name, First name
  • Date of birth
  • Disease or agent targeted
  • Type of test
  • Name of test (optional for molecular test)
  • Test manufacturer (optional for molecular test)
  • Date and time of the test sample collection
  • Result of the test
  • Testing center or facility
  • Member state where test was performed

**For more information on how to schedule your COVID vaccine, please go to: https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/**

In Case of Emergency regarding CDC Vaccine Card Acceptance

 

In the event that you attend a facility or restaurant that DOES NOT recognize your CDC vaccination card, the official ordinance from the Italian Ministry of Health attached here will help suffice as a replacement. This ordinance declares the CDC vaccine card as a valid and approved replacement for the EU COVID-19 Green Pass. You will simply pull this ordinance up on your phone or tablet and provide it to the establishment for review as justification for your card. This ordinance does apply to ALL AREAS IN ITALY.

CDC & Green Pass Ordinance (Part 1: Information)

CDC & Green Pass Ordinance (Part 2: CDC Card Example)

 

 

ITALIAN LEISURE & OFFICIAL TRAVEL - UPDATED 11 AUG 21:

Current Regional Status: Friuli Venezia Guilia is WHITE & Veneto is WHITE.

Individuals are able to travel within any white or yellow regions of Italy.  Travelers may pass through red and orange zones without stopping to go to another yellow or white zone within Italy. 

Individuals with a Green Certificate are allowed to travel between and into red and orange zones. 

On 6 August the Italian Council of Ministers issued a new decree-law which will expand the use of green certificates. Beginning 1 September 2021 and continuing through 31 December 2021, anyone 12 years old or over will need a green passes (ie: CDC vaccine card / proof of recovery from COVID-19 / a negative COVID test from the last 48 hours / digital green pass) to use the following types of transportation:

  • Passenger aircraft
  • Interregional ships and ferries        
  • Inter City, Inter City Night and High Speed trains
  • Interregional buses

LEISURE & OFFICIAL TRAVEL OUTSIDE ITALY - UPDATED 2 SEP 21:

For current travel guidelines, see Restriction of Movement flowchart below.**REMINDER: Please continue to check for individual airline testing requirements as they can be stricter than Italian Law**

For all List D countries (excluding United States, Canada and Japan), a mandatory 5 day ROM and a COVID test on day 6 to test out of quarantine is required for all individuals who are unvaccinated. Please see Travel Flow Chart for more information. 

For all List E countries, a mandatory 10 day ROM and a COVID test on day 11 to test out of quarantine is required. Please see Travel Flow Chart for more information. 

For the United States, Canada and Japan:

Upon re-entry into Italy, those who have stayed or transited in the fourteen days preceding entry into Italy in Canada, Japan and the United States of America, are required to:

  1. Present the COVID-19 Green Certificate showing one of the following:

A. Documentation showing the completion of the anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle at least 14 days ago

OR

B. Documentation showing recovery from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab)

AND

  1. Fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy which replaces the previous hard-copy self-declaration form.

    AND

  2. All individuals MUST present a negative molecular or antigenic test within the 72 hours prior to arrival in Italy. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the pre-departure swab test.

    AND

  3. All unvaccinated individuals must self-quarantine for 5 days and test out on day 6.

**NOTE airlines may have more strict guidance for testing ages and timelines**

For assistance in determining ROM and/or testing requirements for your US destination please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-planner/index.html and be sure to contact your airline for airport and flight testing policies and procedures.  Additionally, please utilize the CDC travel recommendation site (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html) for information about the CDC Risk Tier for your travel destination and origin.  **NOTE: Legal requirements of ROM vary within the US States and cities depending on vaccination status**

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  • “Why does my flight from Venice to Rome require a COVID test when I am staying within Italy and traveling between white/yellow regions?”
    • Individual airlines have the authority to set restrictions that are more strict than the Italian law.
  • “I am sponsoring a member PCSing from the United States. Can I pick them up at the airport?”
    • Yes. There is no longer a restriction on picking up incoming members; however, a risk based assessment should be completed by your Commander if you or the incoming member is not vaccinated to minimize the risk of possible virus transmission.
  • “I want to travel to “XYZ” in Europe. Do I have to ROM and/or do I need a COVID test?”
    • Depends. For more information about each country’s requirements on quarantines, testing, vaccination exceptions, etc., visit https://reopen.europa.eu/en. If more detail is needed, visit the hyperlinks for the specific country’s national website.
  • “I want to travel to “XYZ” in Europe. Do I have to ROM and/or do I need a COVID test upon returning to Italy?”
    • If arriving from a List C country in Europe, a COVID-19 Green Certificate will allow entry into Italy with no ROM requirements.
  • “My family and I are currently in ROM after returning from leisure travel. How do I schedule a COVID test to be released?”
    • When returning from leisure travel, a COVID test must be scheduled off-base. See below for a list of recommended local testing centers off-base that speak English.
  • “My family and I are currently in ROM after PCSing into Italy. How do I schedule a COVID test to be released?”
    • When arriving to base from official travel, send an email to the following workbox to request a COVID test: usaf.aviano.31-mdg.mbx.covid-action-center@mail.mil. If there is no availability or it is a weekend/holiday/family day, see below for a list of recommended local testing centers off-base that speak English.
  • “I just returned from official travel in a List D/E country. Do I have to ROM?”
    • Seek final decision from your Commander.
  • “I lost my CDC vaccine card. Can I get another one?”
    • Yes. The Immunizations Clinic at the Medical Group can provide a replacement card.
  • “Will my CDC vaccine card be recognized as a Green Certificate?”
    • Yes. The Italian government has stated that the CDC vaccine card will be recognized
  • “If I require a rapid antigen COVID test for leisure travel, can I complete this on-base?”
    • Yes, at specified times and locations. For more information, see above brochure for on-base Leisure Travel Testing.
  • “If I require a PCR COVID test for leisure travel, can I complete this on-base?”
    • No, PCR testing for leisure travel must be completed off-base. For off-base testing options, see chart above.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Most patients will be tested within 2-4 duty days.

If you are Active Duty and the COVID team determines testing is warranted, it will be mandatory.

If you are a dependent, it is highly recommended to be tested for COVID if you are symptomatic in order to identify positive cases and reduce further spread.

Please DO NOT go to the ER to get a COVID test faster. Many individuals going to the ER are sick.  To keep them safe, the local hospitals want to keep individuals with COVID symptoms away as much as possible.

If you are having COVID symptoms, please call the MDG appointment line at 0434 30 5000, option 1, then 2. If you meet the requirements for testing, we will get you scheduled for our soonest testing date. The length of time between when you are tested and when your results are available will depend on the kind of test used.

Yes, you can pay for testing off base. If you choose to test off base it is still recommended to call the MDG at 0434 30 5000, option 1, then 2. This will allow the COVID team to assess your unique situation and ensure no further ROM is necessary.

We would like to be able to offer same-day testing to all our beneficiaries, however our supplies are limited. A same-day test must be requested through the leadership for individuals who meet the criteria to receive one.

You CANNOT ride with anyone to your testing appointment unless they currently reside with you.

If you do not have your own vehicle to transport you, let the COVID team know. They can work a plan to best accommodate your testing.

If you are symptomatic and NOT a contact of a positive case or you are asymptomatic and ARE a contact of a positive case:  the other members in your household do not need to ROM while you are waiting for test results. Please ensure to practice physical distancing, hand-washing, and wearing masks even within your household.

If you are symptomatic and ARE a contact of a positive case: all other members in your household will need to ROM until your test results are back. All other active duty member’s in the household will receive a COVID screening and will be placed on ASIMS quarters.

You may contact the COVID Clinic by calling the MDG appointment line at 0434 30 5000, option 1, then 2.

Most patients will be tested with our Host Nation partners and results will be available in 1-2 duty days.

Some patients will be tested with a “send out” test and results can take up to 1 week.

Very few patients will receive a rapid test (only by request of Sq/CC) which has results within 1 duty day.

The MDG is unable to provide leisure travel testing at this time.

COVID testing takes place on the backside of the medical building on Area 1.

When coming through the gate on Area 1, take the right at the roundabout to the MDG parking area and drive all the way to the back of the parking lot. You will see reserved parking spaces for COVID testing.

Please DO NOT get out of your vehicle. A technician will come to your vehicle.

If you are awaiting release from your PCM team and have passed your expected date of release, you may call the medical appointment line at 0434 30 5000option 1, then 2 and request to speak to your PCM about your ROM release.

You may be tested for influenza and/or strep at your testing appointment IF it is determined your symptoms qualify for those tests.

Yes, we have the Pfizer vaccine available for kids 12 years old and older.  For COVID vaccine appointments, please schedule via https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX. This link can be found on the Aviano App, in the weekly PA wing wide emails, and on the “AFMS – Aviano – 31st Medical Group” FB page.

Business are responsible for ensuring that patrons are in possession of a green pass or equivalent documentation.

The 23 July Decree Law specifies that paper vaccination cards are valid in Italy. Therefore, we recommend carrying your paper card instead of a picture.

The DIY home kits must be used in the presence of and certified by a medical professional similar to how we are doing the travel testing process. A brochure detailing travel testing, which can be utilized for this situation, is available on-base can be found on the Aviano App.

The MDG will replace lost cards at the central check-in desk on Area 1. Please understand that we will prioritize patient's needing to check-in for their visits, so anyone requesting a replacement card may be asked to wait a few minutes.

Please contact the MDG at 632-5000 and ask the appointment desk for a virtual appointment to discuss with your provider

Currently the CDC white cards are recognized in Italy as the “Green Pass.” The US Embassy is currently working with the Italian government to input our vaccinated Americans into their system but we do not know how long this will take.

Kids 12-17 are able to receive Pfizer on Wednesdays, if appointments are full, please check back for the following week.

There should be a list coming down from squadron leadership for Italian passport holders. In the interim, the CDC vaccine card is valid for the Green Pass. If there are any issues or concerns, please let your leadership know.

The DIY home kits must be used in the presence of and certified by a medical professional similar to how we are doing the travel testing process. A brochure detailing travel testing on-base, which can be utilized for this situation, is available can be found on the Aviano App.

Currently the CDC white cards are recognized in Italy as the “Green Pass.” The official Italian document stating acceptance of the CDC white cards can be found on the Aviano App or on the Aviano COVID page at https://www.aviano.af.mil/Site-Pages/COVID-19-Coronavirus/Italian-Travel-Restrictions/

Recommend checking https://reopen.europa.eu  and the country specific government websites for all requirements before traveling. Additional information can be found in the Aviano App.

There is no current medical consensus or guidance on requiring boosters either from the US CDC or European CDC. Just discussion at this point. If directed by the US CDC and US DoD, we will have them available at Aviano.

 

Re-Open EU

LEISURE & OFFICIAL TRAVEL WEBSITES:

  1. Reopen Europe https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ITA Highly recommend checking destination country for travel requirements before departure.

Covid 19 31 FW updates

Travel Resources

European Command (EUCOM) COVID-19 Green list (CAC enabled)
https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/usafe-afafrica/UASR/CV19/SitePages/Home.aspx

 EU  Reopen Website 
https://reopen.europa.eu

State Department SMART Traveler Program
https://step.state.gov.step

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