From March 1, 2022, the current restrictions on entry into Italy from Russia for the purpose of tourism will end. This was reported on February 23, 2022 on the website of the Italian Consulate General in Russia. Russians will only need a visa and a negative PCR test to enter.
As it was reported on the website of the Italian Consulate General, from March 1 to March 31, 2022, the current restrictions aimed at counteracting the spread of Covid-19 allow travelers from the territory of the Russian Federation to enter Italy. We are talking about trips for the purpose of tourism.
To enter Italy, in addition to a visa, tourists must have a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and one of the following documents:
- certificate of vaccination against SARS.CoV-2;
- a certificate of recovery from Covid19 indicating the end date of the relevant period of self-isolation.
Thus, both vaccinated with Russian vaccines and unvaccinated Russians will be able to enter Italy with a negative PCR test.
Before leaving for Italy, the Consulate General recommends to check up-to-date information on the travel procedure published on https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/returningtoitaly.html.
The next logical step will be the opening of the issuance of tourist visas to Russians. Nowadays Italy does not issue new Schengen visas to Russians. But since May last year, Italian consulates have been accepting applications for tourist visas (Schengen visa type C), which expired between January 1, 2020 and present time.