Covid update on entering Italy

Travelling to Italy from the UK

Due to the Covid 19 health crisis, there are rules and restrictions on travel to Italy, with some specific differences depending on the country of origin or destination.

Currently, British travellers wishing to travel to Italy must comply with the following obligations:


Fully vaccinated

  • take a negative molecular or antigen swab test in the 48 hours to entering Italy with a negative result.
  • fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy. The form replaces the self-declaration made to the transport operator.
  • inform the local health authority immediately of your arrival in Italy. See: COVID-19 Regional toll-free numbers and information.



All the above plus

  • travel to your final destination in Italy by private transport only.
  • undergo 5 days self quarantine.
  • must take another test at the end of the quarantine period.

COVID-19 Green Certificate


Certificates issued by the health authorities of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar and the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus) are equivalent to those of the European Union for access to activities and services on the Italian territory such as indoor restaurants, museums and cinemas. They can be presented in paper or digital format.

Returning to the UK

Italy is on the amber list and before you return to the UK you must:


When you arrive in the UK


If you are fully vaccinated

  • After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2.


If you are not fully vaccinated

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

If You’re Returning to Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales:


Visit the below webpages as certain requirements for testing upon your return may differ.


Northern Ireland:



Available COVID-19 Tests – Before you travel from UK


Eurofins Covid Testing Services – the price for their home test kits ranges between £20 – £44.90. More information about bookings and the drop-off process can be found via this link:


Randox Health – by inputting TTNG43 as a discount coupon at the checkout, you will get a discounted price of £43 per home test kit. An updated FAQ can be found via this link


Please note that NHS PCR & Antigen tests cannot be used for travel purposes

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