COVID-19 and 1 Euro Houses: How to travel and visit without worries

Want to purchase a 1 euro house in Italy, but are afraid to travel because of COVID-19? The COVID-19 pandemic was especially hard for those who wanted to purchase a 1 euro house in Italy. With restricted travel and fear of contracting the disease abroad, many are still worried about traveling to Italy. But what if you want to see 1 euro houses in Italy and are prepared to travel in the foreseeable future?

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, travelling was nearly impossible in 2020. Now, in 2021, more and more people want to come to Italy to see the 1 euro houses before purchasing. We receive many emails, asking us what’s the current situation and how to visit Italy without worries. We decided to prepare an article on the subject to help you plan your visit and see the 1 euro houses for yourself.

Cover of the 1 Euro Houses Ebook

Here's how to buy 1€ Houses with our 5€ ebook

  1. Available in English in PDF and epub format.
  2. How to buy 1 Euro Houses in Italy?
  3. How to find available 1 Euro Houses in Italy?
  4. How to plan for the purchase and renovation?
After the purchase, you will receive access to the ebook via email. The file must be downloaded within 48 hours of purchase. If you have any questions about the purchase, we are available via email.

Coronavirus pandemic in Italy

Italy was one of the most heavily hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. You probably all saw the terrible news coming from our country, while we desperately tried to contain the spread of the virus in 2020.

But there wasn’t just a personal toll in human lives that hit us. Closing down shops and museums with limiting travel options hit our tourism and service sector heavily. This included our ability to bring potential buyers to municipalities with 1 euro houses. 

Today, we are happy and relieved to see that cases have dropped as low as early October 2020. Vaccinations are rolling in and people can move around in near normality. All of the Italian regions are currently in the white category, which is the lowest alert possible on the risk scale currently in place.

What does that mean for travellers?

  1. You can travel inside the country without particular limitations.
  2. You have to wear masks inside closed spaces and in crowded outside spaces (like markets etc.).

But what about those who want to enter Italy from the outside?

Visiting Italy and seeing 1 Euro Houses

At the moment, you can visit Italy if you:

  • Have a negative COVID-19 test that isn’t older than 48 hours.
  • Have a certification of vaccination for COVID-19.
  • You have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days.
  • After your arrival, stay in a 5-day quarantine and get a swab COVID-19 test before proceeding with your travel.

More specific information is regularly updated on the official website here, so we suggest you check it before planning your trip.

If you are from a EU state or from the Schengen Area, you can now freely travel to Italy by presenting the EU Digital Covid Certificate. To entry into Italy, travellers from Eu Member States and the Schengen Area (List C) are required to present the Eu Digital COVID Certificate showing that:

  • you have completed the prescribed anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle at least 14 days ago, or
  • you have recovered from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab), or
  • you have taken a negative molecular or antigen swab test in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy.

The 1 Euro Houses team has been so far fully vaccinated and are keeping an eye on any updates regarding travels to and from Italy. This way, we can help you plan your visit to see 1 Euro Houses with us.

1 Euro Houses are usually located in small municipalities, which currently have very low rates of COVID-19 cases. Some didn’t have a case in months and are perfectly safe to travel to. In short, travelling to Italy and seeing 1 Euro Houses is possible and adequately safe at the moment.

Visit 1 Euro Houses with us

Maurizio Berti, the founder of our website, leads personalized trips around 1 euro house municipalities, helping you decide which house to purchase. In addition, we help you get in touch with municipality administration, which can help you with getting the project of your dreams going.

For more information on the 1 Euro Houses project, check our ebook, the map of 1 Euro Houses and contact us if you want to travel with our team.

Cover of the 1 Euro Houses Ebook

Here's how to buy 1€ Houses with our 5€ ebook

  1. Available in English in PDF and epub format.
  2. How to buy 1 Euro Houses in Italy?
  3. How to find available 1 Euro Houses in Italy?
  4. How to plan for the purchase and renovation?
After the purchase, you will receive access to the ebook via email. The file must be downloaded within 48 hours of purchase. If you have any questions about the purchase, we are available via email.

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