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Looking to fly to Rome on AA from DFW and transit to Aegean Air the same day. Will need to get luggage and re check in. Is this currently allowed.
You should be fine, especially as you are not leaving the airport, per the Embassy website updated last week:
“Transiting through Italian airports is allowed, but those traveling from certain listed countries are not permitted to leave the airport while transiting.”
Given that it’s Rome, I would be concerned about how that will work in practice. At a minimum, regardless of how long your connection is, if you have to try and clear immigration during that arrival bank, there is a good chance you will miss it. That queue often took 2-3 hours in the summer for non-EU citizens before Covid.
Obviously they aren’t going to have people guarding the doors, but depending on how strict of a definition we’re using here, it also isn’t technically physically possible to arrive from a non-Schengen country and then re-check your bags in the Schengen terminal without “leaving” “the airport”.
The flip side, it’s FCO, and enforcement of everything is historically lax.
Your best option: American and Aegean have an “interline” agreement, which means that they can collect baggage fees and check bags on each other’s itineraries. When you check your bag in Dallas, bring a printout with your Aegean PNR, and ask for your luggage to be checked through. Not all agents know how to do this, so I’d give yourself an extra 15 minutes at the counter, but it is technically possible.