Updated as of 24 December 2021
With regard to travel to and from abroad, citizens are advised to contact in advance the airlines and/or shipping companies that they have chosen to check for specific health requirements that may affect departure and return travel (e.g. the need to take a molecular or antigenic swab). Citizens are also recommended to consult the government websites of the countries of transit and arrival to check the health regulations in force therein.
Recalling that the regulations in the countries of departure, transit and arrival may change at any time, we recommend citizens to keep up to date until shortly before departure and throughout their journey.
The Authorities of the Republic of San Marino have issued Decree-Law no. 208 of 22 December 2021,
containing further provisions for the prevention of the spreading of Covid-19 pandemic and the continuation g of the pre-existing measures , which remain in force on the entire territory of San Marino until 5:00 a.m. of 31 January 2021.
Entry into the Republic of San Marino, for those coming from countries other than Italy and the Vatican City, or who have stayed outside these two countries in the previous 14 days, is permitted on presentation of the following documents:
- a) A certificate of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 or a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test certificate issued after 1 April 2021 relating to a recovery within the previous six months or a certificate of recovery from SARS-CoV-2 within the previous six months. This certificate may be in paper or digitalform;
- b) A negative coronavirus test certificate following a molecular or antigenic swab taken no later than 48 hours before entry and in any case in accordance with the health protocols in force in the Republic of San Marino. Any molecular swab taken within 48 hours prior to entry into the territory of the Italian Republic is considered valid for those who do not fall within the cases referred to in letter a) above.
Children under ten years of age are exempt from submitting the certificates referred to in letters a) and b).
The relevant certificates must be sent to the national Health Authority for the verification of compliance with the health protocols in force in San Marino at the following email address: email@example.com (only from certified mail accounts) or: firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of need, please contact the Analytical Laboratory by phone at the number 0549 994208 (from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.).
San Marino citizens, San Marino residents and holders of a stay permit in the territory of San Marino who are older than 10 years of age and who return to the Republic of San Marino from countries other than Italy and the Vatican City, or who have stayed outside these two countries in the 14 days preceding their return, in case they are not in possession of the certificates referred to in paragraph 1, letters a) and b) above, are obliged to contact the Analytical Laboratory of the Social Security Institute (SSI) before their return, in order to take a molecular or antigenic swab within 48 hours from their return, bearing the costs of the swab.Alternatively, anyone older that 10 years of age may submit a certificate to the Analytical Laboratory of the SSI stating that they have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 or a negative coronavirus test certificate following a molecular or antigenic swab taken within 48 hours prior to entry into the national territory and in any case in accordance with the health protocols in force in the Republic of San Marino. For those who return to San Marino, fiduciary self-isolation is mandatory pending the results of the tests. In the event of a positive result, those who return to San Marino are placed in home quarantine. No restrictions are envisaged in case of a negative result.
Travel between the Republic of San Marino and the regions, provinces and municipalities where restrictive measures are in force for the containment of a high epidemiological risk relating to the so-called red and orange zones is forbidden, except for proven work needs, health reasons or situations of necessity through self-certification. However, travel for study purposes is allowed for face-to-face teaching where permitted. Without prejudice to the restrictions in force outside San Marino, situations of necessity include cross-border travel:
a) To reach minor children at the other parent's or in any case at the foster parent's home, or to take them to one’s home;
b) To carry out authorised competitive sports activities (training and competitions);
c) To go to owned second homes;
d) For reunification with the spouse/partner;
e) To purchase primary commodities and/or goods that are not available in one’s own place of residence.
Travel is allowed between the Republic of San Marino and the regions, provinces and municipalities where restrictive measures are in force to contain the epidemiological risk related to the so-called yellow or white zones.
Compliance with the provisions is verified by the Police Corps also by obtaining, if necessary, self-certificates justifying the reasons for the travel.
Certificates issued by the competent authorities of the Republic of San Marino following an anti- SARS-CoV-2 vaccination validated by the European Medicines Agency and certificates of recovery from Covid-19, are considered equivalent to the Italian ones, also for the purposes referred to Decree-Law no. 52 of 22 April 2021. Such certificates can be provided either in digital or paper format (article 2, Order of 22 October 2021, extended and amended by Order of 14 December 2021). Moreover, San Marino citizens who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not yet approved by the European Medicines Agency are exempted from the obligation to provide a Green Pass where required in the Italian territory, until 31 December 2021, pursuant to article 14, paragraph 6 of Decree-Law no. 146 of 21 October 2021. This information can also be found on the website ViaggiareSicuri of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic, in the section “Elenco A”: https://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/approfondimenti-insights/saluteinviaggio.
In order to benefit from the exemption, citizens are advised to take with them the following during the various stages of their journey on the Italian territory:
- copy of article 14, paragraph 6, of Decree-Law no. 146 of 21 October 2021, amending article 6 of the previous Decree-Law no. 111/2021;
- San Marino vaccination card;
- Health certificate, which can be downloaded from the electronic health file and which contains the QR codes;
- Identity document.
Citizens are also advised to contact the airline to check for additional requirements that may affect departure and return travel.
For further information on entry/return to the Republic of San Marino, please contact the email address of the Department of Foreign Affairs: email@example.com.
To obtain more information on any entry restrictions imposed by certain countries on passengers departing from or transiting through Italy, please also refer to the section “ViaggiareSicuri” of the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.