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Italy

Travel to Italy during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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At a glance

TRAFFIC LIGHT STATUS: Green

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

If you are fully vaccinated (more than 14 days has passed and no more than 270 days since your second dose) and you have a COVID pass showing your vaccination certificate then you will not need to self-isolate or take a further test once you enter into Italy. 

Once in Italy your vaccination certificate is valid for 180 days from your last dose of a 2 dose vaccine.  If this expires before or during then you can take antigen tests locally to maintain passes.  The vaccination certificate has unlimited validity if you have had your booster dose.

Any travellers aged 6 and over must be fully vaccinated to follow the fully vaccinated rules.  If they are not, then you will need to follow the unvaccinated rules.  Children under 6 are exempt.

Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy
Local regulations:

Social distancing of at least 1 metre must be observed at all times. The use of masks is also mandatory in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible and whilst indoors in all places.

You must wear a FFP2 mask on public transport, including your flights into and out if Italy, in theatres, concert halls and cinemas.

You will need a Green or Super Green pass to enter/depart Italy.

The NHS proof of covid vaccination will be accepted for this but you need to ensure there is a verifiable digital QR code to scan. If you are travelling with children aged 12 to 17 who have been fully vaccinated but do not have access to the NHS COVID app, then you can request a COVID Pass letter by calling 119 and this will be permitted as proof for a super green pass.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be able to show your test result to enter.  You will need to obtain a negative COVID19 test result from a local pharmacy no earlier than 48 hours before your flight departs Italy.

Museums and exhibits are reopen also but you should pre-book these at least one day in advance.

Beaches, their facilities and open air swimming pools are also open.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR or Antigen
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

You must present the airline with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before entering Italy or a negative COVID-19 antigen test no more than 48 hours before entering Italy  You will need to present this to the airline at check in to be able to fly.

Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the test.  Anyone children aged 6 and over that are not fully vaccinated, will need to follow the unvaccinated guidelines.

If you have recently recovered from COVID-19

You are able to enter Italy if you have a COVID-19 recovery certificate, certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months

On arrival: This destination has yet to confirm other Covid-19 related requirements for arriving visitors.
Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy
Local regulations:

Social distancing of at least 1 metre must be observed at all times. The use of masks is also mandatory in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible and whilst indoors in all places.

You must wear a FFP2 mask on public transport, including your flights into and out if Italy, in theatres, concert halls and cinemas.

You will need a Green or Super Green pass to enter/depart Italy.

The NHS proof of covid vaccination will be accepted for this but you need to ensure there is a verifiable digital QR code to scan. If you are travelling with children aged 12 to 17 who have been fully vaccinated but do not have access to the NHS COVID app, then you can request a COVID Pass letter by calling 119 and this will be permitted as proof for a super green pass.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be able to show your test result to enter.  You will need to obtain a negative COVID19 test result from a local pharmacy no earlier than 48 hours before your flight departs Italy.

Museums and exhibits are reopen also but you should pre-book these at least one day in advance.

Beaches, their facilities and open air swimming pools are also open.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 09.05.2022 at 11:40