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Italy scraps quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from UK

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Entry to Italy from the UK

From 31 August, travellers from the UK can enter Italy without being required to quarantine if they have proof of vaccination and a negative test taken within 48 hours before entering Italy.

If you wish to fly, you must present the airline with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 48 hours before travel.

Before travel, you must complete an online digital form. This will generate a QR code, which should be presented to your travel provider and Border Police if requested. A paper form can be completed if you do not have an electronic device.

Travellers arriving without proof of a negative test and details of where they will self-isolate may be refused entry.

Airport regulations note travellers are required to wear a medical mask whilst on board flights to and from Italy. Masks should be replaced every 4 hours if it is not possible to maintain social distancing. You should check on board requirements with your airline.

Everyone arriving in Italy must also call the COVID-19 helpline for the region you are travelling within 48 hours of arrival, to inform them of your visit.

Exemptions from testing and self-isolation may apply to travellers transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours and those travelling for proven reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours. The requirement to complete a passenger locator form will still apply to all travellers (even those exempt from testing and self-isolation). Check the Ministry of Health guidance for details of the exemption process.

You can read more about the requirement to get a COVID-19 test (including when you might be exempt) on the Italian Embassy in London’s COVID-19 update page.

Check Italian Embassy in London guidance, or contact your travel provider, for more information.

If you are a UK national resident in Italy, we advise carrying proof of your residence when entering Italy.

In addition to the above measures, all travellers to Italy should consult the Italian Government’s online questionnaire (in English) for more advice on entry requirements and travel to Italy.

Non-vaccinated travellers from the UK

For non-vaccinated travellers, the rules stay the same as before.


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