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Rome Coronavirus · COVID rules in Rome

Last Updated on 13. May 2024

When it comes to the coronavirus in Rome, the Italian government relies on personal responsibility. Here you will find the current regulations and information.

In Italy, masks are not mandatory and no proof of vaccination is required.

Checks on arrival

Travelers from all over the world are allowed to enter Italy and there are no COVID checks upon entry.

Also, registrations such as the Passenger Locator Form are no longer required.

Test before the return trip

There are very few travel restrictions worldwide.

As the regulations for entering different countries can vary greatly, you should obtain the relevant information before your return journey.

Quarantine in Italy

Quarantine is also not mandatory in the case of COVID infection. However, persons who are COVID positive are advised to wear a mask and avoid persons at increased risk.

How big is the Covid 19 risk in Rome?

Overall, the number of infections is very low.

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The Romans are very careful about hygiene and the government’s measures against the spread of the virus have always been followed very well in Rome. The incidence in Rome province is 2 (data as of May 10) Source: Il Sole 24 ore.

Coronavirus regulations in Rome

There are no regulations regarding the coronavirus in Rome.

Health insurance

Of course, you should provide adequate health insurance during this time. It is sufficient for citizens of the European Union to have their health insurance EHIC card with them.

Practical tips and precautions for Rome

Arrival and departure

There are several ways to travel to Rome. Whether in your own car, by Flixbus, by train or by plane, all roads lead to Rome.

Public transport is not our first choice in Corona times. We recommend to book a transfer in advance for the journey from the airport to the hotel.


There are several reasons why we recommend accommodation in the center of the city. The most important thing is that you can reach most of the attractions without public transport. Metro and buses are totally overloaded and you have to expect long travel and waiting times. If you have your accommodation in the center, you can walk to almost anything. Read our article Hotels in Rome.


Rome is known for the “Movida”. Many Romans enjoy the mild autumn nights and meet on the streets and squares until late at the night to chat. For your safety, avoid crowds and keep away from people you don’t know. If it’s not possible to keep the distance, wear your mask! Places where people could gather can be blocked.


Rome is a very safe city. However, there is a big problem with pickpockets. People from all over the world consider Rome a lucrative place for their criminal activities. You can find more information in our article Safety in Rome.

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  1. Extremely helpful information and advice. We will enjoy our holiday in Rome from 10-19 January; coming from Scotland with 4 COVID vaccinations and flu vaccination.