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

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.

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

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

Member comments

  1. 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!

  2. Hi
    We are trying to drive back to Malta from UK so will be driving through Italy 14/15/16 December 2020.
    We will have had a Civid Test and have all the relevant forms.
    I have read all the restrictions and based on the fact we are transiting to Malta will we be ok to travel?
    Any help/views will be much appreciated.

  3. Harley – Residents of Malta and all other EU countries are allowed to enter Italy for any reason.

    You are not subject to testing or quarantine if you’re transiting through Italy by private transport for 36 hours or less.

    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.

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Covid face mask rule on flights in Europe set to be eased

The mandatory EU-wide mask requirement for air travel is set to be dropped from Monday, May 16th, but airlines may still require passengers to wear masks on some or all flights

Covid face mask rule on flights in Europe set to be eased

Europe-wide facemask rules on flights are set to be ditched as early as next week in light of new recommendations from health and air safety experts.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) dropped recommendations for mandatory mask-wearing in airports and during flights in updated Covid-19 safety measures for travel issued on Wednesday, May 11th.

The new rules are expected to be rolled out from Monday, May 16th, but airlines may still continue to require the wearing of masks on some or all of flights. And the updated health safety measures still say that wearing a face mask remains one of the best ways to protect against the transmission of the virus.

The joint EASA/ECDC statement reminded travellers that masks may still be required on flights to destinations in certain countries that still require the wearing of masks on public transport and in transport hubs.

It also recommends that vulnerable passengers should continue to wear a face mask regardless of the rules, ideally an FFP2/N95/KN95 type mask which offers a higher level of protection than a standard surgical mask.

“From next week, face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” EASA executive director Patrick Ky said in the statement. 

“For passengers and air crews, this is a big step forward in the normalisation of air travel. Passengers should however behave responsibly and respect the choices of others around them. And a passenger who is coughing and sneezing should strongly consider wearing a face mask, for the reassurance of those seated nearby.”  

ECDC director Andrea Ammon added: “The development and continuous updates to the Aviation Health Safety Protocol in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have given travellers and aviation personnel better knowledge of the risks of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. 

“While risks do remain, we have seen that non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccines have allowed our lives to begin to return to normal. 

“While mandatory mask-wearing in all situations is no longer recommended, it is important to be mindful that together with physical distancing and good hand hygiene it is one of the best methods of reducing transmission. 

“The rules and requirements of departure and destination states should be respected and applied consistently, and travel operators should take care to inform passengers of any required measures in a timely manner.”