Are the airports open?
Yes. Commercial Aviation passenger traffic is currently concentrated on both Milano Linate airport and Terminal 1 of Milan Malpensa airport. Milano Malpensa Terminal 2, on the other hand, is temporarily closed.
In compliance with ENAC's dispositions, access to Milano Malpensa Terminal 1 is regulated through unidirectional routes that control the flow of passengers to make travelers' and staff's stay inside the airport as safe as possible. Consult the access maps to Terminal 1.
We recommend that you arrive at the airport in advance to ensure that all operations are carried out in compliance with the necessary security measures.
Which are the operating flights at Malpensa airport?
You can check all the information about the next flights departing and arriving at Milan Malpensa airport in the dedicated section
To check your flight details, we advise you to contact the airline.
Are there any limitations for international flights?
Travel to and from foreign countries is subjected to the Decree of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers dated November 3, 2020
, which lists the possibility of specific limitations
. For all the details on the limitations or on the need to produce a self-declaration
for your trip, please consult the dedicated section of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or complete the Information Form on the Viaggiare Sicuri website.
Starting from 6 November 2020
, the movements in and out of the regional territory of Lombardy are regulated by the Prime Ministerial Decree of November 3, 2020
, and by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health dated November 4, 2020
, which authorizes travelling motivated only by proven work requirements, health reasons and other reasons of proven necessity
. Return to one's permanent or present home address is always allowed
. To justify travelling, it is necessary to show a self-declaration form
. It is necessary to arrive at the airport with the self-declaration form filled out:
it will be verified by Police staff before going through the security check.
Therefore, we invite passengers to arrive at the airport in advance.
To help foreign citizens, we translated the latest self-certification
form into English. Always fill in the Italian form and use the English translation provided as an aid.
In any case, we recommend you to check carefully the regulation established in the country of destination or any transit country
before leaving for a trip abroad. Furthermore, each Italian Region has the possibility to impose additional regulations
on those coming from foreign states or territories. It is therefore recommended to also check for any additional provisions by the Region of destination by contacting them directly or by visiting their websites.
For further information, visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
or the website www.viaggiaresicuri.it
I am arriving in Malpensa from a foreign country, will I undergo a COVID-19 molecular test upon my arrival at the airport?
Passengers arriving in Malpensa from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom
need to undergo a free nasal swab to test COVID-19 upon their arrival in Italy.
If you arrive from one of the countries mentioned above, you may take a free molecular test at the Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Area located in the square facing Ugo Mara Barracks of Solbiate Olona (via per Busto, 20 - at the end of the freeway connecting Malpensa and the Milan-Varese motorway, about 15 minutes from the airport), where ATS Insubria Health Protection Agency
transferred the service starting from November 21.
The Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Area is operational from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
It is necessary to show up by car.
The service is managed by ATS Insubria Health Protection Agency,
in collaboration with Local Health District Hospitals (ASST).
Online reservation is mandatory to access the COVID-19 Testing Area.
If you decide to take the test, you must log in to the ATS Insubria website
with a mobile phone, a tablet, or a personal computer before entering the test site area. Fill in all the fields in the provided form and complete your COVID-19 test reservation.
To access the COVID-19 Testing Area, you should take with you a travel document
and a valid ID/passport
It is also mandatory to keep a safe distance from others
and respect hygiene regulations
(always wearing a face mask and cleaning your hands frequently with a hand sanitizer).
You will receive your result via email as soon as possible.
Instead of carrying out the test at the airport, you may also:
take a molecular or antigenic swab test within 48 hours of entering Italy at the competent local health authority surgery;
present a declaration to the effect that you have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy.
For any further information and contacts, please, visit:
If I buy a plane ticket and the flight is cancelled or rescheduled, what should I do?
For any information regarding airline policies in case of cancellation or rescheduling, we advise you to contact the airline with which you booked your flight or visit its official website.
Can I carry a cabin bag?
Yes, respecting the indications provided by each airline. For specific information regarding the dimensions allowed for your hand baggage, please contact the airline with which you made the reservation.
Are there any social distancing measures and health checks at the airport?
Ensuring the safety of passengers has always been a priority for us. For this reason, we have put in place a series of measures to allow the stay in airport environments according to the parameters of health safety.
All arriving and departing passengers will also be subjected to a body temperature check through thermoscanners installed at the various access points to the terminal.
To help you maintain safe distances during your stay at the airport, we have provided clear visual indications in the areas of greatest presence, through floor signs, signage, and monitors.
We advise you to check-in online and follow the information available so that you can always keep a safe distance of at least one meter during all operations at the airport (check-in, transit, boarding, landing, baggage claim, security checks, etc.).
We invite you to listen to the repeated voice announcements and, if necessary, to contact the airport staff present, who will be able to assist you.
Is it necessary to wear masks and gloves inside the terminal?
It is mandatory to wear a medical face mask upon arrival and for the duration of your stay at the terminal. The use of gloves is not mandatory.
We recommend (as indicated by the authorities) to have a sufficient number of masks based on the entire duration of your journey.
In case of need, you can buy masks in the airport pharmacy or at the vending machines.
Are hand sanitizing gel dispensers available inside the airport?
Yes, sanitizing liquid dispensers are installed in different areas of the terminal to allow passengers to sanitize their hands during their stay at the airport.
You can also buy sanitizing products at the airport pharmacy or at the vending machines.
What sanitation procedures are in place at the airport?
Important cleaning and disinfection activities of airport environments are carried out several times a day.
In addition, special equipment was acquired, such as hydrogen peroxide atomizers, for disinfection of the various areas of the terminal, which is carried out at night.
If I have a fever, can I still fly? What happens in case of suspected infection for a passenger (e.g. temperature above 37.5° C)?
In compliance with the regulations in force, people with respiratory infection characterized by fever (over 37.5° C) must remain at home, contacting their family doctor and refraining from any type of travel.
If a passenger is found to have a body temperature above 37.5 °C, he/she will be checked by the health authorities.
I am arriving in Malpensa with a flight from abroad. Can I take another flight to another national or international destination?
Yes, airport transits are allowed. However, it is not possible to leave the airport area if you are coming from (or if you have stayed in the 14 days prior to transit in Italy) a country other than the following: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, United Kingdom.
When boarding the flight to Italy, it is necessary to fill in a self-declaration
, indicating that it is a transit with the exclusive purpose of reaching your home located in a country other than Italy. It is also important that, before embarking on the journey, you get all the information needed about the travel restrictions introduced not only in Italy but also in any other country of origin, transit, and destination.
For any further information, visit the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs website
I am a resident abroad, to reach the country where I usually live I have to pass through Italy through your airport. How should I behave?
Transit through Italy, from one foreign country to another, to return home along the fastest possible route and without intermediate stopovers that are not strictly necessary, is allowed.
For more information visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
or the website www.viaggiaresicuri.it
I am resident in Italy, can I come back from abroad?
Yes. Travel to and from abroad continues to be permitted to return to your home, domicile, or legal residence.
Can passengers with a residence permit return to Italy
Yes. Travel to and from abroad is in any case allowed for passengers who return to their home, domicile or legal residence, even if of non-Italian nationality.