Covid Test for Italy

If you are travelling from the UK to Italy, it is essential to have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certification, allowing you to confidently travel to Italy.

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Latest Updates

As of 5 March 2021, entry into Italy is only permitted to residents or those with absolute necessity including urgent work, health needs or study requirements from 6 March until 6 April. Until 6 April, those wishing to fly must present the airline with a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen or PCR swab test taken no more than 48 hours before entry into Italy. Click here for more information on the entry requirements to Italy.

As of 8 January 2021, international travel from the UK to Italy is permitted only for those with official residency in Italy or for those to whom travel is an absolute necessity, as declared in writing.

Effective from 4 January 2021, the UK government has prohibited all international travel without a legally permitted reason for departure.

Passengers travelling to or from the UK to Italy are able to take a Covid-19 antigen test (lateral flow) to prove that you are fit to travel. Lateral flow tests are a quicker and cheaper alternative to PCR tests and guarantee results in just 20 minutes. Details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test can be found here.

Italy Travel Advice

Which Coronavirus test do I need to travel to Italy?

If you are permitted to travel from the UK to Italy, you must undertake a negative PCR test or antigenic test up to 72 hours before your arrival in Italy. You must then undertake an additional Covid-19 PCR test or antigenic test within 48 hours of entering Italy.

Will I still need to quarantine on arrival in Italy if I have tested negative for Covid-19?

Yes. Whatever the result of your Covid-19 tests, the Italian government requires arrivals from the UK to report to their local health authorities and self-isolate for 14 days.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Italy?

Yes. Travellers from the UK to Italy are required to download and complete a self-declaration form from the Ministry of Interior. You must also provide proof that you meet the criteria for entry, as detailed by the Italian government.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Italy?

If you are travelling to Italy, a Covid-19 test costs £149. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Italy?

Yes. Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Italy’s airlines and the Italian government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Italy’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 72 hour testing requirement window.

How long before my flight to Italy should I take a Covid test?

As of 8 January 2021, travellers from the UK to Italy are required to take a negative PCR or antigenic test 72 hours before their flight.

Does Italy accept Covid-19 Proof of Recovery documents?

As of July 2021, Italy does not allow proof of recovery certificates for travellers arriving from the UK to enter the country. Further information can be found on the government website.

Inbound UK Travel

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to enter the UK from Italy?

If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before travelling to the UK, you must:

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to take once I have arrived in the UK?

Italy is on the amber list for travel. Once you have arrived in the UK from Italy you must:

  • Quarantine for 10 days.
  • Take the mandatory day 2 and 8 tests.

There is also the option to take part in Test to Release which allows travellers to shorten their quarantine from day 5 of their arrival, provided they have tested negative for coronavirus. This test must be bought from a private provider like Medicspot. You can find additional information about the Test to Release scheme on the government website.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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