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Death of a close relative in Italy - What can I do?

Hello,


I have received the news of the death of a close relative in Italy.
I think I should be near my family in this tough period, what can I do?


Can I fly into Italy from Geneva by plane? If so, are there any restrictions because of covid? How long can I stay there?

I have a B permit and I am resident in Vaud, would I be allowed to come back after 1 or 2 weeks after all is settled over there or will I be stuck somehow?


Thanks for any help.
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Re: Death of a close relative in Italy - What can I do?

https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/i...assy-rome.html

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...nreisende.html

I would expect you'd need to quarantine in both places so not sure how much you could be with family at this time.
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Re: Death of a close relative in Italy - What can I do?

My wife was there ten days ago for a long (Th.-Tu.) weekend, no problem, but she of course drove, just needed a negative test.

As far as I know nothing has changed.

No quarantine in Italy nor in CH.

Where do you need to go in Italy (THAT may change things)?

Tom
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Re: Death of a close relative in Italy - What can I do?

Thanks for the links!

I don't see anything about quarantining on either side if I go by land, am I wrong?
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My wife was there ten days ago for a long (Th.-Tu.) weekend, no problem, but she of course drove, just needed a negative test.

As far as I know nothing has changed.

No quarantine in Italy nor in CH.

Where do you need to go in Italy (THAT may change things)?

Tom

I need to go to the Veneto region. I am thinking of getting a bus at this point.
Would I need a negative test? I checked online and it didn't see anything.
Did she go to a high-risk area?
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Re: Death of a close relative in Italy - What can I do?

She went to Varese area, and needed a test made with 48 hours of entry.

Train might be a good alternative.

Where in Veneto?

Train to Milano and then to wherever in Veneto should be easy.

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Re: Death of a close relative in Italy - What can I do?

I am sorry to hear that.
To enter Italy you need a negative COVID test certificate not older than 48 hours. A quick test will work. There is also a form to fill in. Once arrived you need to register with the local NHS agency (azienda sanitaria locale). All have an online form to be filled in.
If you fly back to Switzerland you’ll need a negative test on the way back as well (PCR) and to fill an online form. Only the form is required if you enter Switzerland by train and nothing you car.
Depending on the region you might be requested to quarantine once back in switz erland. Puglia, friuli, Emilia, Umbria and Marche are the current high risk regions according to bag. If you come back from one of these regions you’ll need a negative COVID test as well
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She went to Varese area, and needed a test made with 48 hours of entry.

Train might be a good alternative.

Where in Veneto?

Train to Milano and then to wherever in Veneto should be easy.

Tom

Yeah, I'm thinking of that too.
So she took a test here in Switzerland for that? Where can I do it and how much would it cost?
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Yeah, I'm thinking of that too.
So she took a test here in Switzerland for that? Where can I do it and how much would it cost?
She did it at a farmacy in Lugano for CHF 80, though her doctor can also do a quick test for CHF 25.

As far as Veneto goes, I have various friends in various places there that I could ask if you have specific questions about specific areas.

Alternative is to do a test in Italy with 48 hours of your arrival.

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She did it at a farmacy in Lugano for CHF 80, though her doctor can also do a quick test for CHF 25.

As far as Veneto goes, I have various friends in various places there that I could ask if you have specific questions about specific areas.

Alternative is to do a test in Italy with 48 hours of your arrival.

Tom

Wow, that's some good info!
Yeah, if you could get some info. I try to check here where/how to get the quick test.


Thank you so much!

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She did it at a farmacy in Lugano for CHF 80, though her doctor can also do a quick test for CHF 25.

As far as Veneto goes, I have various friends in various places there that I could ask if you have specific questions about specific areas.

Alternative is to do a test in Italy with 48 hours of your arrival.

Tom

So I looked up around here (VD) for tests and they all seem pretty expensive.
Do you have any link for the fact that I can do it in Italy within 48 hours? It seems extremely easy and cheap there for me, so I am leaning towards that option.


Thanks again for the help!

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Re: Death of a close relative in Italy - What can I do?

A quick test should be around 50-60 chf and you can do at a pharmacy. In French they should be test rapids. I would do before entering Italy as you might risk being blocked.
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Re: Death of a close relative in Italy - What can I do?

A lot of places in Lombardia are now going red!

Tom
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A lot of places in Lombardia are now going red!

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What?! Really? :O :O
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