Travel around Europe is still not what it used to be, but Milano is a very safe destination when compared to many others. More than 90% of residents have been fully vaccinated.  We trust you will have a safe and rewarding holiday in our city if you choose to do so. Welcome to Milano.

On this page you will find updated info on the main anti Covid 19 measures in force.


The Minister of Health has signed new measures concerning the entrance in Italy from other EU countries. 
All travellers to Italy from other EU countries must take a molecular test, carried out within 48 hours before entering the national territory, or an antigenic test in the 24 hours before the entry into Italy. Unvaccinated people must quarantine for five days. Such measures will be valid from December 16th to January 31st.  Further information on the website of the Ministery of Health.


Please find below the urgent measures adopted by the Government for the containment of the Covid 19 pandemic.



The main anti Covid 19 measures in Milano, in Lombardy and in Italy

  • Mandatory use of face masks, including outdoors, and in low risk areas.
  • Super Green Pass mandatory to access museums and exhibitions.
  • Mandatory use of FFP2 face masks on all public transport, when attending events open to the public both indoors and outdoors in theaters, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment and live music venues (and similar) and for sports events and competitions both indoors or outdoors. In all these cases it is forbidden to eat and drink indoors.
  • Super Green Pass mandatory on all local and general means of transportation (tram, bus, metro and trains).
  • Until the end of the state of emergency , the use of the Super Green Pass is set to be extended to all catering services even when at the counter and outdoor.
  • Until Jan. 31st 2022 events, parties and concerts involving outdoor gatherings are forbidden; dance halls, discotheques and the like are closed.


What must I do if I live in Milano or if I am there temporarily?


Lombardy is considered a "yellow area"** region (zona gialla).

It is possible to move with no limitations for transfers. It is also allowed to move in and out of the region from and to other areas located in the yellow or white zones.

For more info check the links to the webpages of the Government and of Regione Lombardia.

**In Italy different colour areas are in force, according to the measures established by the Ministry of Health on the basis of weekly monitoring. 

  •  A Super Green Pass (Green Pass rafforzato in italian) is granted to anyone who has received at least the first two doses of the Covid vaccine or can present a certificate of recovery from the illness.
  • Green Pass will be granted to unvaccinated people who have undergone a molecular or antigen test with a negative result. 
  • Anyone with a body temperature from 37,5°C on must stay home, reduce all contacts and call a medicine doctor.
  • It is strictly forbidden to leave home for anyone subject to quarantine or that tested positive to the Coronavirus.


What is the current situation in Italy? 

For updates please visit the website of our Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute)

Where to do rapid tests

Due to the huge request for swabs, please note that there might be long queues in front of pharmacies and difficulties in contacting laboratories performing Covid tests on the phone.



Where can I do a rapid test?

Here are some pharmacies located in a few key points of the city that offer tests on weekends/holidays as well, with or without reservations. These pharmacies apply a controlled price of € 15 according to the national rules and regulations. For children between 12 and 18 the price is € 8. Please note that such prices are for people registered with the National Health Service, yet some pharmacies (marked with an asterisk* in the list that follows) apply this rate to everyone.


No reservation required for the following pharmacies:

  • Farmacia F.lli Stilo Cairoli* - via San Giovanni sul Muro 9 -  tel. +39 02 86464906. Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m.-7.30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m. Also molecular tests  - Monday-Friday by 12.00 a.m - Reservations: by e-mail - or by phone. Price: 120€, results within 24-36 hours. 
  • Farmacia F.lli Stilo Senato* - via Senato 2, corner corso Venezia - tel. +39 02 76000471. Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m.-07.30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m. 
  • Farmacia Formaggia -  corso Buenos Aires 4 - tel. +39 02 29513320. Monday-Saturday: 8.30 a.m.-08.00 p.m.; Sunday and holidays: 8.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. 3.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m. Rapid test € 25,00 for people registered with the National Health Service for people NOT registered with the National Health Service. Also molecular tests for 110€, no reservation required.

Reservation required

  • Farmacia Boots-Alliance* - piazza Duomo 21 -  Monday-Friday: 8.30 a.m.- 1.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. 6.30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9.30a.m. 1.30 p.m.  2.30 p.m. 6.30 p.m. Also molecular tests (results within 48/72 hours). Price: € 75
  • Farmacia Boots-Alliance * - Central Station, piazza Duca d’Aosta (ground floor), tel. +39 02 6690735. Open: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Also molecular tests (results within 48/72 hours). Price: € 75. You can book your test and find other pharmacies belonging to this group here
  • Cooperativa Farmaceutica piazza Duomo*, inside Passaggio Duomo.  Open Monday-Saturday 7.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m. 2.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m. Reservations: tel. +39 3386901507
  • Farmacia via Monte Santo* -  Piazza P. Clotilde 8 corner viale Monte Santo - tel. +39 02 6555861. Open: Monday-Saturday: 8.00 a.m.- 8.00 p.m. Reservation on the website 
  • Farmacia via della Spiga*, - Via della Spiga 2 -  tel. +39 02 29526966 Open: Monday-Saturday: 8.00 a.m.-8.00 p.m. Sunday: 8.00 a.m.-12.00 a.m Reservation on the website
  • Farmacia Ambreck* - Via Stradivari 1, corner Piazza Argentina - tel. +39 02 29526966. Open: Monday-Sunday 3.30 p.m.- 6.00 p.m. Reservation on the website 
  • Farmacia Cinque Giornate* -  Piazza Cinque Giornate 7 -  tel. +39 02 5518 4483. Open: Monday-Saturday 9.00 a.m.-7.30 p.m., Sunday 9.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m. 3.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m. Reservations by telephone.


Federfarma Lombardia list of the city's pharmacies that apply the controlled price of € 15, according to the rules of the national protocol promoted by the Government.


Here you can find a list of laboratories that perform both antigenic and molecular tests. Please plan your appointment carefully, as some exams might provide results after several days. 

  • Parkingo – available near the airports of Milano Linate, Milano Malpensa and Bergamo Orio al serio. This is a drive-through service, so it is possible to reach the laboratory only by car. Milano Malpensa:  molecular PCR test, price € 95/115 – results within 2 working days; quick antigenic swab € 40/50. By Milan Linate and Bergamo Orio al Serio points: only quick antigenic swabs at € 40-50. Reservations can be made through the website 
  • Gruppo San Donato - inside the Orio Center department store, near Bergamo Orio al Serio airport. Molecular test upon reservation € 82. Reservations: on the web , via App or also on the phone:  tel. +39 035 0692159. Here is a list of all the laboratories of Gruppo San Donato
  • Synlab  - medical center with laboratories located in several points of the city. Reservations: on the website or via App.  Prices: standard PCR test (indicatively 24 hours) € 50; priority PCR test, results within 24 hours, € 100. For results also in English: extra € 10.
  • Centro Medico Santagostino -  medical center with laboratories located in several points of the cityopen also on weekends. Prices: molecular RT-PCR Covid 19 test € 75, molecular RT-PCR (Express) Covid test € 90. Reservations: on the website or on the phone tel. +39 02 89701701 
  • Centro Medico Santa Tecla - via G.B. Pergolesi 8. Prices: molecular EXPRESS test: € 130. Results within 11:59 p.m. on the same day. Also available in English. The test must be completed within 12:00 a.m.. Molecular FAST test: € 90. Results within 11:59 p.m. on the following working day. Also available in English. Reservations on the website  
  • Istituto Auxologico Italiano - via Niccolini 39 -  via Mercalli 32. Prices: molecular RT-PCR Covid 19 test € 90. Reservations on the website

Museums, art venues, monumental churches, cinemas, theaters and concert halls, trade fairs, congresses and sports events

What art venues are currently open?


Museums and exhibition centers are open. Reservation is recommended, except in some venues where reservation is always required.

Visitors over 12 years of age will have to show a Super Green Pass.  


Are monumental churches open?

Churches are open. Access is allowed with social distancing. To access some monumental churches for visitors over 12 years of age a  Super Green Pass is mandatory.  


Are theaters, cinemas and concert halls open?

Cinemas, theaters, concert halls, live music clubs are open. Maximum capacity (100%) is allowed indoor as well as outdoor. Super Green Pass required for people over 12 years of age.


Are trade fairs, congresses and other events regularly taking place? 

Trade fairs, congresses, meetings and other events are open. It is mandatory to show the Super Green Pass for people over 12 years of age



Are competitions and sports events allowed? 

The public is admitted to all outdoor sports events, of national and international relevance. Maximum capacity is of 50% outdoor and 35% indoor.
Super Green Pass required for people over 12 years of age.

Transfers and public transports – Rules for travellers

What are the rules on public transports?


Mandatory use of  FFP2 face masks on all public transport until Jan. 31st  and mandatory Super Green Pass on all local and regional transport, buses and underground lines.


  • Public transports from ATM: maximum capacity reduced to 80%. Info and updates on the webpage, App and Twitter

Airports: passenger traffic from/to Milano is guaranteed by three airports Malpensa terminal 1, Linate e Bergamo-Orio al Serio. Info: Malpensa and Linate - Bergamo-Orio al Serio.                                                                                      
For updates on boarding procedures, please contact your flight company.
What are the rules for travellers?

For updates on the rules for travellers from/to Italy, please visit the dedicated webpage of our Health Department.


Commercial activities, catering services and tourist assistance

What are the current rules and regulations?


Catering services: the rules for the zona gialla bianca (“yellow area”). All catering activities are open. 


Until the end of the state of emergency (March 31st 2022)  the need for a Super Green Pass is extended  to catering services even at the counter and outdoor.



Stay at a hotel:  a Super Green Pass is required from all hotel guests to stay at the hotel and dine at hotel restaurants. 


Retail commercial activities: all commercial activities are open in respect of the regional guidelines for retail commerce in a fixed area.


Hairdressers, barbershops and beauty salons: from Jan. 20th 2022 the "basic" Green Pass will be needed to access all services to the person.


Tourist Infopoints: open 

Sports activities, gyms, swimming pools and spas

Can I practice sports in Milano?


Activities in swimming pools as well as in gyms are allowed with a Super Green Pass.  Swimming centers, spas and indoor swimming pools are open, in the respect of the guidelines and rules currently in force.

Any team and contact sports is allowed outdoors, as well as any sports and motor activity in dedicated areas and public parks, in respect of social distancing.

  • Mandatory use of FFP2 face masks for sports events and competitions both indoors or outdoors. It is forbidden to eat and drink indoors.