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Italy Travel Restrictions

73.25% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 72.46% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Italy.
Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Italy with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Italy for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Italy entry details and exceptions

Travelers who do not have a travel history in Bangladesh, Brazil, India or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days before travel are allowed to enter Italy.


Outgoing travel to ItalyTravelling from the United Kingdom to Italy

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 or 72 hours before departing to Italy.

Details and exceptions

Testing requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 6.

Travelers arriving from India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Sri Lanka must take a swab test on arrival in Italy.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Italy.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are fully vaccinated, travelers staying in Italy with a maximum of 120 hours for proven work, health, or essential reasons and travelers in transit through Italy by private transport in a maximum of 36 hours are exempted from this requirement.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Italy

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Italy must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Italy will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Italy with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Italy.

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Italy with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Italy.

  • Travelers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 or 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 5 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Italy is required in enclosed environments.

  • Restaurants in Italy are open with restrictions. Bars in Italy are open with restrictions.