Covid-19 Sardinia: Travel requirements

What you need to know when travelling to Sardinia

All information about Covid-19 in Sardinia: what’s required to enter Sardinia, what are the regulations to follow. All info explained in a simple and clear way according to the current regulations.

Note: the travel requirements may be subject to changes based on new ordinances and updates of the pandemic situation.

SARDINIA: Italian “White Zone”

From 31st May 2021 Sardinia enters into Italy’s “WHITE ZONES”. The provisions for national “WHITE ZONES” therefore apply.

White Zone in Italy: represents the lowest risk level. It applies when for 3 consecutive weeks there is a weekly incidence of under 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Entry requirements – Sardinia




The Green Certificate Covid-19 is mandatory for travels between all italian regions. It is required on:

  • Planes
  • Boats/ferry
  • Intercity trains
  • Interegional buses

Not necessary on urban and local transport: buses, metro, trams, funiculars, regional trains.


European Union, the Schengen area, (LIST C Countries)


Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories located outside the European continent) , Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories located outside the European continent), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain ( including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Israel.

Entry for tourism purposes from countries of the European Union, the Schengen area (LIST C) are permitted with the Covid-19 -Green Certificate and registration through the Passenger Locator Form

What you need to do:

The Green Certificate (Eu Covid Digital Certificate) must certify one of the following requirements:

  • have completed the vaccination cycle (both doses) for at least 14 days;
  • be recovered from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab);
  • having a molecular or antigen test carried out in the 48 hours before entering Italy with negative results. Children under the age of 6 are exempt.

Certificates must be submitted in one of the following languages: Italian, English, French or Spanish.

The vaccines approved by the EMA are valid for the Green certificate: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson)

Failure to submit even just one of these documents the traveller is subjected to fiduciary isolation for 5 days, at the end of which an antigenic or molecular swab will be carried out.


Rules apply until 25th October 2021

List D countries: Albania, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada *, United Arab Emirates, Japan *, Jordan, Lebanon, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom * Northern Ireland * (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus and excluding territories not belonging to the European continent), Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, States United States of America *, Ukraine, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions

Anyone entering Italy from those countries must:

  • Present the vaccination certificate (both doses)
  • Present a negative molecular or antigen test taken in the 72 hours preceding entry into Italy. In the case of entries from the UK and Northern Ireland, the swab must be done within 48 hours

In the event that both the vaccination certificate and the swab are not presented, these rules must be respected:

  • Reach your destination in Italy only by private vehicle.
  • Quarantine for 5 days at the home or the place where staying.
  • Take another molecular or antigen test at the end of the 5 days of quarantine.

Canada, Japan, United States & Israel

Rules for entry into Italy valid until 25 October 2021:

  • Register in the Passenger Locator Form
  • Present the vaccination certificate (both doses for at least 14 days) or recovery certificate (valid from 180 days after the first positive swab)
  • Present a molecular or antigenic swab carried out within 72 hours before arrival in Italy. Children under 6 are exempt.

Covid-19 Testing Centers in Sardinia

List of centers and labs where to take the antigen and PCR swabs in Sardinia. Visit the page dedicated to Covid-test centers and pharmacies in Sardinia authorized for the issue of the Green Pass. You find labs addresses, contacts and map.

Covid-19 Testing Centers Sardinia: labs and farmacies. SEE IT ON THE MAP

Green Pass (EU Digital Covid Certificate)


From 1 July, the COVID-19 green certificate will be valid as an Eu digital COVID certificate and will make it easier to travel to and from all countries of the European Union and the Schengen area.

The Green Certificate – Green Pass – certifies one of the following states:

  • Being vaccinated (with both doses)
  • Being recovered from Covid-19
  • Proving that you have taken a negative molecular or antigen Covid-19 test in the 48 hours prior travels or events.


It is used to participate in public events, to travel between foreign countries as well as between Italian regions classified as red and orange. Other areas in which it is required in Italy:

  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • Sports competitions
  • Parties for religious or civil ceremonies
  • Access to nursing homes
  • Movements in and out of Italian regions.


  • Indoors Restaurants and bars
  • Public Shows
  • Sport events
  • Museums and places of culture as well as archeological sites
  • Swimming pools and gyms
  • Spas
  • Festivals
  • Thermal centers
  • Theme parks
  • Game room


The Italian green certificate is already active in paper and digital format and downloadable on PC, smartphone and tablet. Contains a QR code that certifies its validity and authenticity. It can be downloaded and printed via APP Immuni or APP IO, on the website, on the website of the Regional Electronic Health Record

It is also available in printed format issued by your doctor or pharmacist.

Paper format
Digital Format

The green certificate is nothing more than the normal vaccination certificate at the end of the vaccination cycle. It is also considered a Covid-19 green pass:

  • the end of isolation certificate, issued by the Local heath center
  • a negative molecular (PCR) or antigen test.


  • Those who have received the vaccine (AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson) with both doses can request the certificate from their Local Health Center. This is valid for 9 months.
  • For those who have recovered from Covid-19, the certificate is issued by the doctor or by the hospital. It is valid for 6 months.
  • For those who take a Covid-19 Test (antigen or molecular PCR). The Swab is valid for 48 hours and must be certified by the facility that carries out the test.

What can be accessed without the Green Pass

  • Outodoor Bars and restaurants or standing at the counter (Bar)
  • Shops, hairdressers, beauticians
  • Shopping centers
  • Beaches and bathing establishments
  • Activities, excursions
  • All areas in which mandatory is not specified

For more Travelling info: | Covid-19 situation in Italy | Covid-19 Travellers | Re-Open Eu

FAQ: Questions & answers (valid from June 16th 2021)

  • Do I have to get a Covid-19 test before my arrival in Sardinia?

According to the current rules, travelers from all ITALY’S Regions can enter Sardinia with the green certificate. Travelers from – LIST C/D countries, the Schengen area, Japan, Canada & the United States are all required to submit the Green Certificate. More rules apply.

  • Do I have to quarantine once I arrive in Sardinia?

No, but because the situation is constantly updated for some countries it may be necessary. Contact the official websites for more information. Countries on List C, List D, List E, United Kingdom, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Sri lanka

  • What should I do if I don’t have the Green certificate?

The Green Certificate is required for all travels between Italian regions. It is also required for arrivals from List C/D countries, Japan, Canada and the United States. It is also required to go to museums, indoor venues, places of culture, concerts, indoor restaurants.

  • Is the Italian Green Pass also needed for children?

Yes, the pass is also required for children. Children will have to take a Covid-19 test before boarding to Italy. Children under the age of 6 are exempt to take the Covid-19 test.

Children under the age of 12 are also exempt from the Covid-19 green certification – Green Pass – to access the activities and services for which in Italy it is instead necessary such as eating seated at the table in an indoor room of a restaurant, visiting a museum or an amusement park.

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Attention: the travel requirements are as reported on the official website of the Sardinia Region and the Italian Government. Given the evolution of the pandemic situation, they may undergo changes based on further ordinances. Always stay up to date on the official channels before you travel.

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