Coronavirus Update – Travel in the Dolomites & Northern Italy
Updated 16.11.2022 –
We are thrilled to welcome you back to the Dolomite Mountains! We enjoyed seeing so many new and returning guests soak up the beauty of the Dolomites this summer, and we look forward to seeing more of you in the Dolomites and Beyond this winter!
While the Coronavirus has impacted us all in different ways the past two years, today the Dolomites and the surrounding areas we travel are some of the safest places in Europe. High vaccination rates and the wide-open spaces in nature, afford a sense of respite and freedom from the challenges we have faced both locally and globally, and a glimpse of a forecasted return to normalcy we hope to celebrate together soon.
While we will do our best to keep this page updated, we encourage you to confirm travel regulations for your country using the additional resources below.
CURRENT REGULATIONS IN ITALY:
Actions taken in Italy to reduce the spread of Coronavirus have been ongoing, and innumerable measures of precaution and responsibility have been put into place to prevent another outbreak.
If you are from another country and are planning to visit Italy, there are several excellent websites that outline travel regulations:
- Italian Ministry of Health – “Covid-19, travellers”
- Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT) – “Covid-19 updates: information for tourists”
- Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – “Focus: Italian citizens re-entering Italy and foreigners in Italy”
As the rules vary depending on the country of origin, destination, and the reasons for travelling, it is best to refer to the above websites before booking travel. You can also use the interactive COVID questionnaire prepared by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information.
EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE, ITALIAN GREEN PASS & SUPER GREEN PASS
As of June 1, 2022 a Green Pass or equivalent certificate is NO LONGER NEEDED to enter Italy.
All Covid-19-related entry restrictions have been lifted.
- It is recommended to wear respiratory protective devices in all indoor public places or places open to the public.
U.S. TRAVELERS RETURNING FROM ITALY
As of 12:01 AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. For more information, see Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for all Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving into the United States from Any Foreign Country.
Please visit the CDC website for more information on the requirement for all air passengers bound for the United States.
HOW TO HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY IN THE DOLOMITES
Dolomite Mountains is committed to the safety of our guests. We are working closely with all of our partners – from the hotels and restaurants and drivers we choose to our guides – not only to adhere to Italian Law, but to ensure you have a safe and comfortable travel experience.
We know that Dolomite Mountains guests are intrepid travelers. And we believe the best action we can take for our guests is to continue to create unique, active outdoor experiences that are beyond extraordinary. We are doing everything in our power to ensure your health and safety while you travel with us, and we plan to operate trips except when travel is restricted by local or global authorities. We have been – and will continue to – communicate with our travelers on a case-by-case basis about any potential changes.
If you still have concerns, the following resources can provide you with additional information:
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has been issuing weekly updates on its website.
- The Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS), in addition to the aforementioned Italian Ministry of Health (Minstero della Salute).
- Re-open EU provides information in 24 languages on the various measures in place, including on quarantine and testing requirements for travelers, the EU Digital COVID certificate, and mobile coronavirus contact tracing and warning apps. The information is updated frequently, and available online and in a Mobile App format.
- For information by phone, call Italy’s COVID information, available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day:
- +39 0232008345
- +39 0283905385
- 1500 (from within Italy)
- For US Citizens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of State are excellent resources.
- For current travel, existing bookings, and/or planning for the coming summer in the Dolomites:
Again, this is a fluid situation, which we are monitoring carefully. The health and safety of all our guests, guides, staff, friends, and family is our top priority. We will continue to update this page, and contact guests directly if new information becomes available or if your departure is impacted. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
Throughout this pandemic, the health and safety of our guests, guides, and staff has remained a top priority for us here at Dolomite Mountains. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has posed a not only a health challenge, but a challenge to commerce and travel world-wide, leaving many would-be travelers wondering what to do. We understand your concerns, and want to assure you that we are and will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidance of Italian national and international health organizations.
We look forward to welcoming you in the Dolomites and Beyond soon!