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covid restrictions Milan Malpensa airport

Has anyone recently taken the express train or bus shuttle to Milan central station?

airport website seems to suggest if having been in U.S. 14 days prior you will not be able to use public transport to move from the airport to your final destination, but you will have to use a private means of transport. Thanks.

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Suzanne
Have not been yet myself but there are a good number of reports here from people who have and pretty sure some have arrived at MXP
I have seen no mention of not being allowed on shuttles, etc
So I tend to think that’s just outdated info on their website

I do know that beginning 9/1 a CDC card will be required for train travel ( Italitreno has a notice on their site, last I looked trenitalia did not have notice up yet)
And I’m not at all sure it will be more than spot inspections

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Received text message today that arriving from U.S. unfortunately cannot use public transport to final destination.

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yesterday via Facebook I texted Malpensa Airport support team: "My flight originates in the U.S. but I will be landing in Malpensa from Copenhagen. Will I be allowed to use public transport to the train station"
Today I recieved this reply: "You will not be able to use public trains to move from the airport to your final destination. You will have to use private transport."

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We are arriving in Milan on Sept 1st from JFK. It sounds like the text did not state if it was the US or Copenhagen causing that restriction. I can't find any additional information. Please keep us updated.

I do see the restriction on the airport site, but when I click on the link referencing the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs it states that the restriction is for those who do not have a green pass/ CDC vaccination. Since it goes into affect the day of our arrival it looks like we may need a backup plan.

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Not sure I'd go with a text from a FB group.

I have scoured the official Malpensa Express site- not the airport site- and see absolutely no indication that US travelers will not be allowed on the shuttle. I would think that notice would be on the actual shuttle/express site.
I'd also think we'd see reports from others who have arrived/ departed from MXP if this is truly the policy.

https://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/

I would contact the Malpensa Express
Here is their contact form
https://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/information-and-assistance/support/contact/

This is the page with "travel safe" info- no mention
https://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/information-and-assistance/useful-information/make-your-journey-safer/

US travelers are allowed onto trains, buses, etc everywhere else in Italy now. Beginning 9/1- they will need to show CDC card.
Seriously what would be the point in not allowing public transport TO Milano Centrale when once you get there you can board any train you like?

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Here is full text from the airport website. It is the 2nd paragraph below that got me going on this. MY flight is SAS via CPH also arriving Milan 1 September. Due in 19:15 if you happen to be there and want to share a taxi!

COVID-19 EMERGENCY: If you land in Malpensa from another Italian Region, EU Member States, Schengen Area Countries, UK, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, and Vatican City State, you can use any public transport to reach your destination.

If you return to Italy from foreign countries other than those listed above (or if you visited one of these countries in the 14 days prior to your arrival in Italy), however, you will not be able to use public transport to move from the airport to your final destination, but you will have to use a private means of transport.

Visit the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs website for any further information.

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Thanks for all the info, I have used the link you provide and written to Malpensa Express today. Will update here if I get a reply.

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Suzanne, I see the same restriction on the Milano-Linate airport site, also.

I was supposed to land in Malpensa this morning and heading to Bergamo to stay in the Citta Alta section. I cancelled my trip, so I can’t give you an eyewitness account.

I do have friends traveling soon, so I’m trying to help them stay up-to-date on changes.

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Thanks Suzanne

Just as another point- we are heading to Stresa and have already decided to use a private driver (bus times don't work out)
I'm hanging on to the bus info just in case

No mention of US travelers not being allowed on these buses either
https://www.safduemila.com/linee/alibus-malpensa-lago-maggiore/

It would seem to me if you can't ride the Malpensa Express you wouldn't be allowed on the buses either.

Look forward to your report if you hear back from the Malpensa Express site.

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Also odd that travelers from UK would be allowed on to public transportation when they actually HAVE to quarantine when they arrive in Italy. I mean it literally makes no sense!

COVID-19 EMERGENCY: If you land in Malpensa from another Italian
Region, EU Member States, Schengen Area Countries, UK, Andorra,
Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, and Vatican City
State, you can use any public transport to reach your destination.

I still think that is outdated info on the airport sites.

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Suzanne,

We are expected to land about 10 hours ahead of you. If we are still in the airport we will not be happy campers. 😳😉

Still, feel free to send me a message if you want to talk.

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Hello Charlotte: Ostello Bello Grande near train station sent this reply: "it's strange bec we have guests all the time from different countries (including US) and there were never any problems with the bus shuttle/train. There shouldn't be any problems with you arriving here." Full disclosure, I have switched to an Airbnb for my overnight, too wary of the hostel because of covid but have not cancelled yet. Have also emailed one of the bus shuttle companies and Malpensa express, if hear back will let you know. Suzanne

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Been following this topic out of curiosity (have used one of the express buses to Malpensa in the past), and agree that the statement about prohibited use of public transport on the airport website is likely outdated. As had been stated above, there is nothing at all about that on the Malpensa Express' own site nor on the sites for the shuttles.

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I checked the Malpensa Express site and there is no mention of anyone NOT being allowed.

I checked the Italian Foreign Ministry's site and there is no mention of anyone not being allowed on Malpensa Express. There is a restrictions after Sept. 1 that will only allow people with Green passes on long distance trains but it distinctly says:

The certificates issued by the competent Canadian, Japanese, Israeli, UK and US authorities are considered equivalent to the European green pass.

While I don't know if you want to call the CDC "competent" (LOL) but they are the ones issuing certificates.

The ONLY place stating Americans aren't allowed on public transit is the Malpensa Airport website. And only in one place. It is possible that area has not been updated.

Here's another reason why I don't think it's been updated. In the section "arriving from the U.S., Canada, etc" it says only an Italian issued or EU issued certificate would be allowed. That's no longer true according to the Foreign Ministries website and I tend to think the Foreign Ministry's website would be more up to date.

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I think the dead give away is that it says travelers from UK can ride the bus
Travelers from UK must quarantine on arrival so can’t see why they’d be allowed on the bus when US travelers would not

I think the answer from Malpensa Express confirms pretty clearly that there are no restrictions

Thank you Suzanne

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My mom and her partner are arriving at Malpensa tomorrow and taking the express to Centrale. After seeing this I also sent them a Facebook message and the response I got was: "hi, as of 21 June 2021 passengers who enter Italy from the US, Canada and Japan will be required to produce the Green Certificate, issues under Italian and European legislation, in order to provide to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19... etc. etc. that's all. Regards, Milan Airports Support Team"

So, I also tend to believe it is just outdated information but I will update here if my mom has any issues tomorrow.