The form you need to go out at night under Italy's national curfew

The Local Italy
The Local Italy - [email protected]
The form you need to go out at night under Italy's national curfew
The whole of Italy is supposed to stay indoors from 10pm. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Now that Italy has declared a nationwide curfew, you'll need to carry a form if you want to leave the house at night. Here's where to find the paperwork.


As of Friday, November 6th, movement is restricted everywhere in Italy from 10pm to 5am.

The public is urged to stay indoors between these hours, except for essential reasons like work or health emergencies.

READ ALSO: At a glance: What are the coronavirus rules in Italy right now?

Whether you're a resident or just passing through, you should prepare to fill out an autodichiarazione ('self-certification form') if you have to go out during curfew hours.

Similar to the forms everyone in Italy had to carry during the nationwide lockdown, these slips state who you are, where you're going and why, and that you're aware of the rules in place as well as the penalties for breaking them.

Here's the form you'll need.


What does the form look like?

The good news is that there's only one autodichiariazione, published by the Interior Ministry and valid in every region of Italy.

Here's what it looks like:

You can download a copy here.

How do you fill it out?

According to the Interior Ministry, you don't have to print and fill in an autodichiarazione in advance: if police officers stop you, they can supply you with the form and you can complete it on the spot. 

Here's the information it asks for, in order:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Town, province and address of permanent residence
  • Town, province and address of current residence (if different)
  • Type, number, issuing authority and date of issue of official ID
  • Phone number
  • Reason for travel: work; health reasons; other essential reasons (give details)
  • Place of departure
  • Destination
  • Any additional information
  • Date, time and place of police check (leave this blank until you're stopped)
  • Signature

The form should be filled out in Italian.

Make sure you take a picture of the completed form for your records before you hand it over to police. 


How long do you need it?

Italy's national curfew is expected to remain in place until at least December 3rd.

Certain regions will be subject to additional restrictions on movement depending on their level of risk; where restrictions are tightest, you may also be required to carry an autodichiarazione in order to leave your town, province or region of residence.

READ ALSO: Where to find the latest Covid-19 information for your region of Italy


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

Anonymous 2020/12/04 17:36
Harley - Residents of Malta and all other EU countries are allowed to enter Italy for any reason. <br /><br />You are not subject to testing or quarantine if you're transiting through Italy by private transport for 36 hours or less.<br /><br />Since your planned journey is more than 36 hours, you will have to show a negative test result in order to enter Italy. If you have that, you will not need to quarantine.
Anonymous 2020/12/04 16:52
Hi<br />We are trying to drive back to Malta from UK so will be driving through Italy 14/15/16 December 2020.<br />We will have had a Civid Test and have all the relevant forms.<br />I have read all the restrictions and based on the fact we are transiting to Malta will we be ok to travel?<br />Any help/views will be much appreciated.
Anonymous 2020/11/04 17:18
Is this form necessary if you're taking a dog out for a walk near your home after curfew?
Anonymous 2020/10/28 11:49
The local has been so helpful and timely with all of the covid related news, rules, and information. My Italian is still not good enough to get the important information from Italian news so the Local has been essential for me. Thank you!<br />

See Also