Alitalia will operate quarantine-free flights between New York and Rome on December 8.
From December 8, Alitalia will operate quarantine-free flights between Rome and New York. Passengers will be required to take a negative COVID-19 test or perform the test prior to boarding.
Alitalia will work with Aeroporti di Roma (the company that manages Rome-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Rome-Ciampino Airport (CIA)) so that passengers tested by COVID-19 and presenting negative tests can avoid quarantine.
We remind you that Delta Air Lines has entered into a similar partnership with Aeroporti di Roma for flights operated between Atlanta and Rome on 19 December.
There will be 3 weekly flights to and from New York.
Passengers wishing to travel from the US to Italy will be required to present a PCR test performed a maximum of 48 hours before departure or to perform a rapid antigen test before take-off (at JFK Airport in New York). They will also have to do another quick test on landing at Fiumicino International Airport (FCO).
Before boarding, passengers will need to present a document stating, on their own responsibility, that they have not had contact with an infected person.
Also, all passengers are required to wear surgical masks at the airport, but also on board the aircraft. In addition, they will have to prove that they have enough spare masks to change at 4 o'clock during their stay in Italy.
If all tests are negative and all requirements are met, travelers are exempt from mandatory quarantine on arrival in Italy.
The new travel protocol is supported by the November 23 ordinance issued by the Italian Ministry of Health. The governmental measure will be in effect, unless extended, until February 15, 2021. Restrictions on entry into the United States remain in effect.