Notice: All students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival for the Fall 2021 semester.
Notice: All students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival for the Fall 2021 semester.

4 Things to Know About Flying to Italy

Since November of 2020, Italy has been encouraging what have become known as ‘Covid-free’ flights for travel between Italy and the US. We are encouraging our fall students to consider choosing such a flight because as long as passengers test negative before and after each flight, in-line with the flight’s protocol, then they will not be subject to quarantine upon arriving in Italy.

How do these flights work?

We encourage you to click here to read more about Covid-free flights, directly on the Italian Embassy’s website.

What cities connect to Italy with Covid-free flights?

The list is growing but as of the writing of this article, Covid-free flights are currently available between Italy and: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York (JFK and Newark Liberty), Philadelphia, and Washington DC.

How do I know if my flight is Covid-free?

Each airline that offers these flights (Alitalia, American, Delta, etc.) should clearly mark the flights as ‘Covid-free’ or ‘Covid-tested’ as you go through the booking process. When in doubt, it can’t hurt to call their customer service or booking number.

Does Italy offer these flights to other countries?

Yes! Italy tested ‘Covid-free’ flights with US destinations initially. Now, international students flying in from Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates can take advantage of these ‘Covid-tested’ flights. Though, as mentioned before, the list is growing so it is always a good idea to check with your airline, embassy, or ISI Florence advisor should you have questions about arrival arrangements.

 

So when will you be on your way to Italy?