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Drive to Lake Como

Quick get out of town driving trip.
I want to go to Lake Como for this weekend.

I'd drive on Friday and return on Monday.

I'm not getting direct answers in my web searching (at least not consistent)

1) do I need a covid test to enter Italy (remember, I'm driving)
2) do I need to quarantine after entering Italy (remember, I'm driving)
3) do I need a test to enter Switzerland (still driving)

The websites I've read said I need to
A) quarantine 5days when entering Italy (I can't tell if that's for driving or not)
-- https://reopen.europa.eu/en/from-to/CHE/ITA
B) Switzerland performs random checks at border for covid test results

You'd think by now I'd be able to figure this out, but sadly I've spent too long this morning trying to and I still have questions.

Extra details: I'm a Swiss resident
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Old 13.05.2021, 11:01
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

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Quick get out of town driving trip.
I want to go to Lake Como for this weekend.

I'd drive on Friday and return on Monday.

I'm not getting direct answers in my web searching (at least not consistent)

1) do I need a covid test to enter Italy (remember, I'm driving)
2) do I need to quarantine after entering Italy (remember, I'm driving)
3) do I need a test to enter Switzerland (still driving)

The websites I've read said I need to
A) quarantine 5days when entering Italy (I can't tell if that's for driving or not)
-- https://reopen.europa.eu/en/from-to/CHE/ITA
B) Switzerland performs random checks at border for covid test results

You'd think by now I'd be able to figure this out, but sadly I've spent too long this morning trying to and I still have questions.

Extra details: I'm a Swiss resident
Not sure what is unclear from the link you posted. Or are you suggesting this is only valid for entering while riding a horse instead of driving (remember, you're driving)?
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

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The websites I've read said I need to
A) quarantine 5days when entering Italy (I can't tell if that's for driving or not)
-- https://reopen.europa.eu/en/from-to/CHE/ITA
B) Switzerland performs random checks at border for covid test results
Yes, and you need a negative PCR test before entering Italy.
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Old 13.05.2021, 11:14
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

try here
https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/de/home.../auskunft.html

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

If you drive over the Splugen, most likely no one will be around to check you.
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

Looks like it's easier to fly to Dubai for a few days.
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

My wife is going tomorrow.

As usual, she will have a fresh PCR, quarantine for 5 days, and do no shopping, as that is forbidden.

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If you drive over the Splugen, most likely no one will be around to check you.
In Italy, they don't check you at the border, they do police checks once you are inside, Swiss plates are like wearing a bullseye.

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Old 13.05.2021, 15:44
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

P.S. If you can't bullshit your way in reasonably fluent Italian, I wouldn't do it.

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Yes, and you need a negative PCR test before entering Italy.
Not true - an antigen test (rapid one) is fine as long as they sticked it in your nose ("con tampone"). It's a big difference, since rapid tests in Switzerland are free, and you can get a document for like 10 francs.

OP, a good authoritative reference is https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it : you compile a questionnaire and get an answer.

Also, if I understand it correctly, if you wait one more day and enter on 16th (or if you travel Saturday late and cross the border after midnight) - you won't need to quarantine
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

thanks everyone. this is helpful info.
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

Seems that as of yesterday, incursions of up to 20km into Italy do not need a quarantine (but need a test).

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Seems that as of yesterday, incursions of up to 20km into Italy do not need a quarantine (but need a test).

Tom
Can you share the link for the 20km? That's new to me. According to infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it if you are coming from Switzerland and you have a negative test, there is no quarantine - period
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Re: Drive to Lake Como

What's the interpretation of the following?:

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1) Exemption from the swab test taken in the 72 hours prior to entry to Italy, from self-isolation and the swab test at the end of self-isolation

Without prejudice to the general conditions above, this exemption applies to the following categories:

anyone who transits, by private vehicle, in Italian territory for a period not exceeding thirty-six hours, with the obligation, at the end of this period of time, to leave Italian territory immediately or, failing this, to begin the period of surveillance and self-isolation in compliance with paragraphs 1 to 5
taken from here: salute.gov.it

What is the definition of "transit"? Can one spend the night in a hotel, go to a restaurant and walk around town? As long as one leaves the country within 36 hours, no test or isolation is necessary?

Asking for a friend.
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What's the interpretation of the following?:



taken from here: salute.gov.it

What is the definition of "transit"? Can one spend the night in a hotel, go to a restaurant and walk around town? As long as one leaves the country within 36 hours, no test or isolation is necessary?

Asking for a friend.
I think yes - that what it says.
The only thing not clear to me is whether "transit" must imply an origin different from a destination or not (I guess it should? otherwise it would've been just "stays under 36h are test-free")
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I think yes - that what it says.
The only thing not clear to me is whether "transit" must imply an origin different from a destination or not (I guess it should? otherwise it would've been just "stays under 36h are test-free")
My friend is going to give it a try next weekend. Will report back. It seems the spirit of the word "transit" would imply something different than a quick overnight in Milano but it's worth a try.
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