There is now a more simplified two tier traffic light system in place for international travel - red destinations and the rest of the world. For more information on what this means, please click here: Government rules for entering England.
We have put together the following to guide you through the relevant requirements. These can change at short notice from both the Italian and UK governments so this should only be used as a guide, we recommend you check the FCDO website and have included those links for your ease.
Reviewed 10 May 2022
Travelling to Italy on a direct flight from the UK
Fully Vaccinated Passengers
- Proof of vaccination status - please check the entry rules for Italy paying particular attention to the length of vaccine validity status
- You will need to show the NHS COVID Pass either on your mobile device or, preferably a paper copy to minimise delays. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is NOT accepted
Not Fully Vaccinated / Unvaccinated Passengers
- Present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or a negative lateral flow test result taken within 48 hours of your departure OR
- Present a COVID-19 recovery certificate, certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
- You should not use the NHS testing service and test results must be certified by an approved private test provider to be accepted.
Children aged 17 years and under
- Children aged 6 and over must follow the rules for adult travellers.
- Children aged 5 and under are exempt from testing.
- Children and minors do not need to complete a separate Passenger Locator Form. Accompanied minors can be registered on the EU Passenger locator form of the accompanying adult in the declaration section.
For all passengers - from 1st May until at least 15th June the use of FFP2 masks are compulsory in the following cases:
- When entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach
- On public transport within the country
- At indoor venue
- When visiting heathcare facilities
For full details, please refer to the FCDO website.
Returning to the UK
For entry to the UK, you are no longer required to take tests or complete a passenger locator form.