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Jfk to Milan flights on American- happening OK?

I know flights on British Air are being canceled. We’re thinking of changing our flight to JFK to Milan and American Airlines. Is anyone having current difficulties with this routing? Thanks..

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I know my friend and I were originally planning on flying from SFO to Milan via London with BA at end of Sept. A person named Christina I think mentioned a few days ago that we would need to quarantine when we got to Milan for 5 days which was news to us. We were only told to just have a 3 day covid free test result. Flying direct to Italy supposedly is fine with proper covid vaccination and 3 day covid test. Anyways I called British and the lovely guy on the phone changed our flight so that were flying American Airlines out of JFK to Milan direct. SFO-JFK to Milan. We still fly BA back home to SFO. So I think if your able to do so change your flight. I still want to call the Italian Consulate in SF to see if we actually would have had to 5 day quarantine flying through Heathrow..

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yes you would have. Until at least the end of this month, with extensions to the end of the year.

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I still want to call the Italian Consulate in SF to see if we actually
would have had to 5 day quarantine flying through Heathrow..

I am not sure why you continue to question this.
I (Christine) posted the links and the OFFICIAL info from the Italian government. I was going to pull that up on your old thread but it appears you have deleted that.

Here is the info again from this site, it is VERY CLEAR and a call to the Italian Consulate will not give you a different answer.

https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/returningtoitaly.html

You are entering Italy from…
Your answer: "UNITED KINGDOM"
Where have you been in the 14 days prior to your attempt to enter Italy?
Your answer: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
Are you a citizen of the European Union (Italian citizens included) or of a Schengen Country or their family member?
Your answer: "no"
Are you a holder of long-term residence status in Italy or are you a family member of the latter, also resident in Italy?
Your answer: "no"

You are allowed to enter/return to Italy from or after a stay/transit, in the previous 14 days, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus), but you are subject to specific containment measures, indicated below. 
In accordance with Order of July 29, 2021 adopted by the Minister of Health, in force until August 30, 2021,  the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus) falls into List D (click on the blue button on top of the page for the complete Lists of Countries and Territories). 
Travellers coming from the UK or who have visited/transited the UK in the previous fourteen (14) days, must: 
Fill out a digital Passenger Locator Form and present it to the carrier or any other authorised person, either printed or on one's mobile device. 
Present to the carrier, or any other authorized person, a document proving the negative result of a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab, in the 48 hours before you arrive. 
Irrespective of the result of the test mentioned above, self-isolate for a period of five (5) days, informing your local Health Authority in order to activate health surveillance procedures.
take a second test at the end of the 5-day self-isolation.
 
Children under the age of six (6) are exempt from the requirement of a molecular or antigenic test, but must still self-isolate. 
Border Officers in Italy may always request that you fill out a paper-based self-statement upon arrival. 

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We are flying from JFK to Milan on AA in early September. Have not heard of any problems.

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lilianalavezzo73, in addition to Christine's links you'd deleted, I'd provided this link from the same Ministry of Foreign Affairs site...

https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/08/normativa_covid_30_luglio_eng.pdf

In which it states (under section D):

"Albania, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus and excluding territories outside mainland Europe), Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, Ukraine; Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions: persons travelling to Italy after having transited through or stayed in any of these Countries in the last 14 days before entering Italy shall be required to compile the digital passenger locator form (PLF), present a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test result taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy (48 hours in the case of travellers arriving from the UK) and to self-isolate under medical supervision for a period of 5 days, after which it shall be necessary to take a new (molecular or antigen) swab test."

If not useful to you, at least leave them up for someone else who might need them? Things could change but those are the rules currently. Becky, as you're not transiting through the UK, this doesn't apply to you! :O)

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If not useful to you, at least leave them up for someone else who might need them?

THIS^^

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Flying direct to Italy supposedly is fine with proper covid
vaccination and 3 day covid test.

Clarification here- you need proof of vaccination OR a negative test performed within 72 hours of your flight OR proof of COVID recovery.
Nothing supposed about it. Them's the rules.