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Focus Coronavirus



Focus Coronavirus

For information on entering Italy, please consult the following dedicated Focus on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation's website:

In case of transit through Germany, please note that the German government requires a Covid test (even a rapid one) with a negative result taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to entering the Federal Republic of Germany. For further details, visit the following web page:

It is possible to get a rapid Covid test in all four major Canadian airports. The service must be booked in advance and is subject to a fee. For further information, please visit the following web pages:


Montreal :





As of March 18, 2020, and until further notice, the Canadian Authorities prohibit foreign nationals, with very limited exceptions, from entering the country.  For more information, see the official website of the Canadian government.

All passengers 5 years of age or older are required to test negative for COVID-19, using a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Canada.

All air travellers are also required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport. Travellers must also book at their own expense a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel, while awaiting the test results, in the city in which they first arrive in Canada. If they receive a negative result on their arrival test, they will be able to take a connecting flight to their final destination. Further information is available here.

In the event of negative test results, travellers are still required to complete a 14-day quarantine period, and to follow the official recommendations of the Public Authorities. Those who fail to comply may face up to $750,000 in fines and/or up to six months in prison.

Furthermore, there are still limitations to air traffic; the airports currently providing international service are: Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver only.  Flights to Canada to Mexico and Caribbean destinations have been suspended from January 31 to April 30, 2021.

As of November 21, 2020, the use of the ArriveCAN App is mandatory for travelers entering Canada. For more information visit the following website.

The Canadian government is advising all citizens to avoid all non-essential travel outside the country


Provincial provisions

There are also some limitations on travel between provinces within Canada. For more information, please refer to the following official websites:


Useful links

For more information and updates on COVID-19:

  • in Italy click here;
  • in Canada click here.