ROME & ASSISI
Fantastic News! Tourism in Italy has resumed and this beautiful country is waiting to be enjoyed. Below you will find some answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions regarding travel, please do not hesitate to email Jon at Jon.Leonetti@gmail.com or call Jimmy Coppinger at 800.653.0017 ex. 1006.
Please note: While these restrictions are current as of October 2021, there is a good possibility even the light restrictions currently in place will no longer be in effect by the time of our pilgrimage. We will continue to monitor directives from the Italian Ministry of Health.
What are the COVID Requirements to enter Italy?
U.S. travelers to Italy will need proof of a negative result from a PCR or rapid antigen test within 72 hours of arrival. In addition, travelers will need to present one of the following: 1) proof of EMA approved full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to arrival, OR 2) proof of recovery from COVID dated no more than 6 months before departure. Note: If you do not provide proof of vaccination OR proof of recovery from Covid no more than 6 months before departure you will have to self-isolate for 5 days upon arrival.
Are masks required in Italy?
As of right now, face coverings are required in indoor public settings.
What is Italy's "Green Pass?"
The green pass is required to access certain social activities such as indoor dining, museums, cultural sites, and other venues. You receive the pass with any one of the following: 1) proof of vaccination with an EMA approved vaccine, 2) proof of recovery from COVID in the last 6 months, or 3) a negative COVID test taken in the last 48 hours. We will be journeying together in early September, during which the weather will afford us beautiful temperatures for dining and site visits. Italy in the fall is navigable with or without a Green Pass.
What is an EMA approved vaccine?
The European Medicines Agency approves many of the same vaccines against COVID as the U.S. Having the final dose of vaccination two weeks in advance of arrival with Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and AstraZeneca vaccines fulfills both the entry requirements to Italy and the Green Pass requirements.
Have many popular pilgrimage destinations closed due to COVID?
The vast majority of our favorite holy sites and tourist spots to visit in Italy are open. In fact, we have yet to come across closures. We closely monitor the status of the various sites on our itinerary, and we are prepared to adjust when necessary to ensure a seamless and spiritually enriching experience for all. In our experience, most sites anxiously await our arrival!
What happens to my payments toward the trip in the case of postponement?
With the foresight of 75 days prior to departure, we hope to make any necessary changes to the trip's departure prior to the final balance due date, which is June 15, 2022. If you need to cancel before this date, any refundable payments paid toward the trip may be refunded subject to a $200 security fee as part of each deposit.
Should I insure my trip?
YES! We offer two plans through Allianz Travel Insurance. Both the Classic Plan and the Classic Plan with Cancel Anytime cover you at 100% of your trip cost for any provable medical reasons that render you unable to take or continue your trip. Both plans cover you in the event of a positive COVID test received prior to departure or during your trip and all associated necessary travel, medical, or quarantine-related costs. Please call Canterbury at (800) 653-0017 for more information.
Both Jon and Fr. Scott look forward to welcoming you to yet another amazing adventure!