connecting flights from the USA to Italy.

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Date added: 06 August 2021

We will be traveling to Italy from Miami in Mid Oct. There are no direct flights anymore due to transition of Alitalia.
We are fully vaccinated.
Can we pass thru stops on other countries like London airport or Switzerland without having to quarantine or anything else. ( given Italy’s current position withthe UK on covid )?

Member comments

  1. Suggest you connect in the US to a non-stop to FCO.
    There are non stops from JFK.

    But it sounds like there may be a travel ban in place if the COVID rates keep climbing in the US.

  2. You must abide by whatever covid regulations are in place by your connecting country. Also, if you are connecting through a county with quarantine restrictions, Italy can ask that you quarantine as well. I would suggest connecting through JFK or Atlanta right now.

  3. I successfully did DEN-MSP-AMS-LIN this week without any problems with a negative covid antigen test. However, they just changed the restrictions on travel from the US. You will just have to wait and see what the restrictions are a week or two before you are planning to leave. I would suggest selecting a flight plan with a connecting flight within the Schengen zone to avoid the whole turbulent UK/EU situation; connecting through the Netherlands worked well. Also, be aware that the transit and entry requirements can be different and are not standardised. The origin of the US to Europe flight doesn’t seem to matter much after the collapse of the Alitalia direct flights from ATL and JFK.

  4. Transiting through Germany (either Munich or Frankfurt) is no problem, even with the change in regulations that happened this week — as long as you are fully vaccinated, have a negative Covid test AND have filled out the digital passenger locator form.

  5. Good to read, La Collina, since we will be traveling through Frankfurt to Roma in mid-October to start our retirement in our new home. We have all of the requirements completed or arranged. I took a covid-tested flight from New York to Roma in June and no one asked me for anything once I arrived in Fiumicino – they said they weren’t doing “that” anymore. We will be taking a different route this time and hope the formalities will be minimal upon arrivel in Italy through a Schengen country.

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