From 8 to 30 September, an amendment to the law of last August comes into force which will allow entry into Italy even for those coming from countries that at this time would be intended for quarantine, provided a negative swab has been carried out within 72 hours prior to departure and that you travel to Italy for work purposes, to participate in trade fairs.

Below is the detail of what is stated in the amendment to the Prime Minister’s decree of 7 August 2020:

d) to art. 6, paragraph 6, after letter d), the following is added: «d-bis) at entrances for non-deferrable reasons, including participation in sporting events and international trade fairs, subject to authorisation by the Ministry of Health and with the obligation to present to the carrier upon boarding, and to anyone appointed to carry out the checks on the attestation of having undergone, in the 72 hours prior to entry into the national territory, a molecular or antigen test with negative result, carried out by means of a swab».

On paper, this is good news for the several trade fair activities that will try to regain momentum in Italy in September. Milano Unica fair just started today.