Stelvio for life

Covid-19 measurements

Are you participating in the Stelvio for Life? Then the journey to Italy will be a little different than in previous years. With the measures around Covid-19 it is important to be well prepared. Not only the rules for Italy are important, but also look carefully at the rules of the countries through which you travel. The travel app of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps you up to date (this travel app is available in the Google Play Store and Apple Store). You can select countries as your preference. You will also receive a push notification of any changes (if this has been enabled in your settings). This information is also available at Below, we have listed a number of important guidelines that currently apply for you. Always check the latest guidelines before you travel. They change regularly.

In order to enter Italy you need the following:

  • Digital Passenger Locator Form Italy: Click here for the form.
  • For everyone over 6 years of age – proof of:
    • Full vaccination (2nd vaccination was at least 14 days ago) or
    • Negative PCR-Test or antigen test not older than 48 hours or
    • Recovery certificate not older than 6 months.

Important – transit through Germany, Austria and Switzerland

All persons aged 12 and over who do not have a recovery certificate or a vaccination certificate must have themselves tested for corona before leaving for Germany. This also applies to transit travellers who will be entering Germany for a maximum of 24 hours.
There are currently no transit restrictions for the transit countries Austria and Switzerland.

Hospitality or event presence in Italy

When visiting catering establishments or events (such as Stelvio for Life), you will need a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate, PCR test (valid for a maximum of 48 hours) or an antigen test (valid for a maximum of 48 hours). This means that depending on when you had the test done in the Netherlands and the day you arrive in Italy, you will have to do a new PCR or Antigen test which is also valid for 48 hours. If you do not do this, you risk a huge fine or being arrested by the local police. So please make sure that you have everything in order.

Return to the Netherlands

The Dutch travel advice for Italy is yellow, for your return journey this means that everyone 12 years and older needs the following:

  • Full vaccination (2nd vaccination was at least 14 days ago) or
  • Negative PCR test maximum 48 hours at departure or a quick test (Antigen test) of maximum 24 hours at departure.
  • Recovery certificate not older than 6 months.

On the website you can find an advice for your return journey which you should take into account.

Tests in Bormio or its surroundings

If you want to have a PCR or antigen test done in Bormio or its surroundings you can go to the following locations (We do recommend making an appointment in advance.):

BORMIO TERME – Via Stelvio 14, Bormio – Tel. 0342 901325 – (appointment only, on thursdays)
Good to know: a test at this location can only be done on Thursdays. Plan this appointment in advance in the Netherlands. For your return journey you cannot get tested here as the maximum validity time does not allow it.

BLUE CENTERS – Via Nazionale 82, Villa Tirano – Tel. 0342 796032 – –

CENTRO RADIOLOGICO VALTELLINESE – Via San Martino, 89 – Piantedo (SO) – Tel. 0342 19211 – –