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CORONAVIRUS (COVID - 19) UPDATES

  Updated as of 5 July 2021

 


WARNING - With regard to travel to and from abroad, citizens are advised to contact their chosen airline and/or shipping company in advance to check for specific health requirements that may affect boarding, both on departure and return (for example, the need to take a molecular or antigenic swab test). It is also recommended to consult governmental websites of the countries of transit and arrival to check the health regulations in force in those countries.

Reminding that health regulations of the countries of departure, transit and arrival may change anytime, it is kindly advised to stay up-to-date until shortly before departure and throughout th entire journey.


The Authorities of the Republic of San Marino have issued Decree-Law no. 124 of 30 June 2021 extending the provisions to loosen the measures for the management of the Covid-19 epidemic and further measures, which will remain in force on the entire San Marino territory until 5:00 a.m. on 31 August 2021.

 

Under Decree–Law no. 97 of 1 June 2021, ratified by Decree–Law no. 107 of 16 June 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 upon submission of the following certificates:

 

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 digital form;

Or

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: laboratorioanalisi@pec.sm (certified e-mail only) or laboratorio.analisi@iss.sm. 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.

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: laboratorioanalisi@pec.sm (certified e-mail only) or laboratorio.analisi@iss.sm. 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.).

 

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.

 

Until 31 August 2021, it is possible to travel to San Marino for vaccination tourism. For further information and the relevant requirements, please visit the following web page.

 

For further information on entry/return to the Republic of San Marino, please contact the email address of the Department of Foreign Affairs: viaggiareinformati@esteri.sm.  

 

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 “Viaggiare Sicuri” of the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


TRAVELLER INFORMATION

Citizens of San Marino holding an ordinary passport and travelling abroad for tourism or business purposes are invited to read the information contained in this section, which is provided without any guarantee of completeness.
When travelling abroad for any purpose, it is advisable to contact the embassy or consulate of the country of destination directly.

Please also note that ordinary passports are issued by the Passport Office at the Vital Statistics Office (Borgo Maggiore Office Centre - Via 28 luglio n. 196 - Ph. 0549.88.22.37-38-09 - segreteria.passaporti@pa.sm).

Health insurance is compulsory in some countries. Even where it is not explicitly required, taking out an insurance policy is always desirable.

Information on the safety of the country can be found on the website of the Ministero degli Affari Esteri Italiano and of the Dipartimento federale degli Affari Esteri svizzero (in Italian).  


LOSS OR THEFT OF DOCUMENTS

In the event of loss or theft abroad of their passport or travel document, San Marino citizens must comply with the following rules:

  • go to the local police authorities to report the theft or loss of the document.
  • contact the competent Italian consular office (see the section of the site of Ministero degli Affari Esteri Italiano) to request the issue of an emergency travel document (ETD), by submitting a copy of the theft or loss report, two passport photos (passport size) and a travel document, if available.

The payment of fees and any reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Italian consular office shall be borne by the applicant.

The Italian consular office, following the necessary checks, will issue the emergency travel document (ETD). This is made possible thanks to the collaboration between the San Marino Foreign Affairs Department and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


For any additional information, clarifications and verifications, the Department of Foreign Affairs remains at your disposal:

dipartimentoaffariesteri@pa.sm

 

 

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