The Omicron variant has made Italy tighten the entry requirements, and we expect the cases to rise from now on. However, entering the country is still possible, and you can travel from the UK to Italy rather easily if you’re vaccinated.
However, some preparation and paperwork are needed, from the Green Pass to vaccination certificate and, in some cases, even a quarantine period.
Before the new Omicron cases, travelers from numerous countries could enter without quarantine. But things have slightly changed for passengers coming from the Schengen zone and outside.
Apart from traveling to Italy from the UK, we’ll detail everything you should do when entering the country, what you should expect, and how to get the documents needed. These rules will apply to passengers until at least January 31st, and we recommend noting down what you need.
The Documents Needed to Travel to Italy
While the travel regulations have slightly changed since discovering the Omicron variant, they are still similar to the previous ones. Here is all the paperwork you need to provide upon entry.
European Digital Passenger Locator Form
The Italy passenger locator form was introduced to track travelers that may have previously been exposed to Covid-19 on their trip. It is relatively easy to get, and the data below is needed from each passenger willing to enter Italy:
- Passenger’s itinerary – Place of origin and final destination in Italy
- Transportation used
- Travel and personal data
- Accommodation and address in the country
- Emergency content details
Getting your digital PLF is accessible on our website, and you are only required to fill in your information, and we’ll email you the QR code once all paperwork is approved.
Each passenger traveling to Italy needs to be fully vaccinated if they want to avoid the 5-day quarantine. For this reason, a vaccination certificate will need to be provided upon entry.
All passengers must have received their second and last jab at least 14 days before entering the country.
In addition, only certain vaccines were allowed by the Italian government, and we will list them all in the following paragraphs.
Negative PCR Test
For travelers flying to Italy, a negative PCR test result is needed. The negative results must be received within 72 hours of the arrival in the country.
This applies to all passengers no matter their vaccination status and origin.
Your Green Pass
A green pass is not necessary to have when traveling to Italy. However, you will need it to eat at restaurants, visit museums, take long-distance transportation, and more.
To get an Italian Green Pass, you will have to download the mobile app Immuni on the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play (for Android devices). The form in the app will ask you all the details the health authorities need, for instance, personal data and vaccination status.
The Vaccinations Approved by the Italian Administration
As mentioned above, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine upon entry into Italy. However, this applies only to inoculated travelers with specific vaccine schedules.
Here are the vaccination programs currently approved by the Italian administration:
- Spikevax, formerly Moderna
- Johnson & Johnson by Janssen
- Vaxzvria, formerly AstraZeneca
Given the rise of Omicron cases, other than being fully vaccinated with one of the brands above, travelers will also need to provide negative swab test results for Covid-19.
If the passengers are vaccinated but with another vaccine than the ones listed above, they will need to self-isolate for 5 days.
Who Is Allowed to Enter Italy?
Many countries are allowed to enter Italy if travelers can provide the documents above. Countries are divided into three different lists, and travel restrictions slightly differ.
Countries on List C
All countries on list C are the European nations and are categorized as low risk. Of course, with the rising Covid-19 cases and the Omicron variant, restrictions apply. All passengers coming from list C countries need to provide a digital PLF upon arrival as well as their vaccine certificate and a negative test result taken within 72 hours of arrival.
As mentioned previously, all passengers need to have received their last dose at least 14 before arrival in Italy. Here is the list of C countries:
- The Czech Republic,
Unvaccinated individuals can still enter the country. But, since they are considered a higher risk, they will need to self-isolate for five days and take a test on their last quarantine day.
Countries on List D
In addition, countries on list D are outside the EU and aren’t considered at high risk. The countries on list D are the following:
- New Zealand,
- Saudi Arabia,
- Hong Kong
On the same level as list C countries, passengers from these nations have to display a digital Passenger Locator Form upon arrival and their vaccine certificate.
A negative Covid-19 test also needs to be presented, and it must have been taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival.
Naturally, the unvaccinated travelers from list D countries will also need to quarantine for 5 full days before taking a final test and being released from their accommodation.
Countries on List E
The nations not in the above list C and D countries are then in the list E. Only essential travel is permitted, and each passenger has to quarantine for 10 days and get a final Covid-19 test on their last day.
No matter the country of origin and the list to which it belongs, children aged six or below accompanying parents will only need to quarantine if their parents do.
How to Travel from the UK to Italy
The United Kingdom, as a non-member of the EU, is included in the list D countries. In order to travel from the UK to Italy, passengers will need to get their Passenger Locator Form ahead of time.
They will also need to be fully vaccinated and take a Covid test within 72 hours before arrival. No quarantine is required as far as you’re fully vaccinated.