The Situation on the Ground on Lipari and the Aeolian islands

Last update: 19 december, 2020

This page is dedicated to the current situation on Lipari and the isole Eolie. Though we try to summarize the travel and tourism situation in our area to the best of our knowledge, it’s not always easy to stay abreast of the changing situation so please see the official government links below.

We hope that 2021 will bring a return to normality, with the freedom to travel worry-free without testing or quarantines!


Rules about Traveling to Italy from Abroad

For clarification about whether or not travelers are allowed into Italy, the best source of information is the Italian government’s directives. Right now, anyone can enter Italy if they have been in another EU country for at least 14 days before crossing the border. Leisure travelers from the US and other non-EU nations are not allowed to enter Italy, with some exceptions. See updated rules about entering Italy here:

Rules about entering Italy

COVID information hotline

Those arriving from countries considered at risk due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases will be required to undertake a COVID test (swab or rapid test) at their arrival airport or other border crossing location. The list of countries from which testing is required changes constantly and also differs according to specific regions in Italy. Check before departure to find out if you are required to undergo a test upon arrival.

On Italy’s Foreign Ministry website, you’ll find a helpful questionnaire that provides general information about testing requirements.

It’s a good idea to contact your local embassy for precise information about whether there are requirements regarding COVID testing or quarantining upon returning to your country of residence after visiting Italy.