Italy COVID – 19 Update
Effective 17 March until 25 March, all Italian citizens returning from abroad will be subject to mandatory 14-day self-isolation. Those who enter Italy for valid working reasons and leave the country within 72 hours are exempt from the policy. All arrivals from abroad are required to declare their purpose of travel. Effective 3 March, the deadlines for residence permit application and issuance are suspended for 30 days. Normally, initial residence permit applications must be submitted within 8 working days of arrival in Italy and renewal applications within 60 days of permit expiry.
Public offices throughout Italy have closed to the public until further notice. Closures of public offices in other Italian regions are also expected. Employers and assignees in Italy should be prepared for delays in the processing of immigration and work authorization applications.