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Focus on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Focus on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last update: 2nd November 2022


Situation in Italy


As of 1 June 2022, the Green Pass or other equivalent certification is no longer required for entry or re-entry into Italy.

COVID-19 restrictive measures for arrivals from abroad are no longer in force.

In Italy, some containment measures – such as the use of masks under specific circumstances – shall remain in force until 15 June.

For further information, see ViaggiareSicuri’s detailed information page and the Ministry of Health website.

Anyone who intends to travel abroad, regardless of the destination and the reasons of the journey, must bear in mind that travelling in this period may involve a health risk.

It is therefore recommended to carefully plan the journey in detail, to consider the possibility of spending an additional period abroad and to take out health insurance that also covers risks associated with COVID-19.




Situation in Ethiopia


The Ethiopian authorities have removed restrictions to the entries into Ethiopia with reference to the COVID-19 containment regulations. Certain activities in the country are regulated as follows:

  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is prohibited from entering the country and participating in public activities and activities involving contact with other people.
  • Anyone who experiences symptoms attributable to COVID-19 is required to wear personal protective equipment (face mask) and undergo a test themselves or at one of the health facilities and follow the recommendations and preventive measures against COVID-19 if they test positive.
  • Any person who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to comply with self-isolation at home or health facilities depending on the severity of the illness.

We recommend that you read the full regulations by consulting the Ethiopian Public Health Institute's directive available at the following link.




Situation in Djibouti


With regard to passenger air traffic, it is established that anyone entering the territory of Djibouti will have to provide a COVID negative certificate (PCR test) carried out 3 days prior to arrival in Djibouti. The presentation of a negative PCR test is also required for travellers who have already been vaccinated.

If you enter Djibouti with a positive PCR test, you will instead be transferred to a quarantine facility identified by the Djibouti authorities for a period of 10 days at your own expense. Djiboutian and foreign residents will be able to carry out quarantine at home if conditions permit. The same provisions apply to land and sea entries. They do not apply to transit passengers.

All unvaccinated travellers with a negative PCR test will be required to undergo 10 days of self-isolation on arrival in Djibouti.

Passengers will also be subject to a compulsory COVID-19 test on arrival. The test will be carried out on all arriving passengers over the age of 11 and will be paid for by the individual passenger at a cost of approximately US$30 (or 5000 FDJ). The test will be carried out by the Djiboutian health authorities directly at the airport and passengers will have to wait at the airport for the result of the test, which should be delivered directly to the person concerned in about two hours.

The Presidency of the Republic of Djibouti has decreed that vaccination against Covid-19 is compulsory for all individuals over the age of 25, both for Djiboutian citizens and foreign residents, before any travel beyond national borders. Permission to leave Djibouti's territory is conditional on the presentation of one of the following documents: a certificate or proof of having had a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, or alternatively, proof of the existence of medical contra-indications to the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine.

For further information and updates:



Situation in South Sudan


The South Sudanese Authorities continue to recommend the traditional anti Covid-19 measures such as washing hands often, using personal protective equipment, avoiding crowded places, maintaining social distancing, avoiding travel especially if you fall into risk categories.

Juba airport has partially reopened to international passenger traffic. It is possible to travel to and from Italy via Ethiopian Airlines, via Addis Ababa, and Egyptair via Cairo. Upon entry into South Sudan you are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 96 hours of arrival in the country. A hard copy of the molecular test result must be brought with you.

International passengers are subject to a 10-day trust isolation period upon arrival in South Sudan. Alternatively, passengers arriving in South Sudan will be required to perform a PCR test at their own expense on the fifth day of fiduciary isolation and, if the result is negative, they may end quarantine on day seven. If symptoms occur during the period of isolation, an anti-Covid test will be required.

If the result is positive, the period of isolation cannot be terminated on day 10.

1. The following categories of travelers may be exempt from the fiduciary isolation requirement, subject to the requirement to submit a negative PCR test performed within 96 hours of entry into the country:

  • Persons traveling to South Sudan for a period of less than 7 days (i.e., also applies in cases of diplomatic missions and missions of personnel pertaining to humanitarian agencies);
  • Transportation Crew;
  • Persons in need of urgent medical attention

Requirement of rapid or molecular testing upon arrival in South Sudan for passengers with symptoms related to Covid-19.

2. The following categories are not required to undergo fiduciary isolation, subject to the requirement to submit a negative PCR test within 96 hours of entry into the country:

  • Passengers with who demonstrate completion of a course of anti-Covid 19 vaccine given at least two weeks prior to arrival in South Sudan;
  • Passengers with proof of recovery from Covid-19 within 6 months prior to arrival in South Sudan.

Exemption from quarantine on arrival in South Sudan is granted to passengers who fall into the categories listed in 1. and 2. above. The health officer will be in charge of checking the documentation and will apply a stamp ("quarantine-waiver stamp") on the PCR test of the traveler.
For further information and updates:


Italian Ministry of Health preventive measures


graphics about preventive measures