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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:



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.

Starting January 7, 2021, all passengers 5 years of age or older will be 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.

Those who are exceptionally authorized to enter the country (even if negative for the COVID-19 test) are still required to observe 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.  

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.