COVID-19 tests when visiting Italy from England

Find out what tests you'll need to arrange before you depart.

Formerly an "amber" country, as of 4 October Italy is simply not on the red list, and comes under "Rest of world". If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will need to take a pre-departure test to re-enter England (excludes children aged 18 and under), pre-book day 2 and day 8 PCR tests for after your return, and can additionally choose to take a day 5 "Test to release", which, if negative, will mean you can end your self-isolation at that point (you will still need to take the day 8 test, however). If you have been fully vaccinated*, you must simply arrange a day 2 test for after your return from Italy (these must be booked and paid for before you arrive in the UK)

Before you go, check the entry requirements for getting into Italy.

We're updating this page regularly, but still strongly advise that you confirm the latest travel requirements at gov.uk.
* Either as part of the UK vaccine roll-out, under an approved vaccination programme in Europe or the US, or with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Albania, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda,The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Vietnam.
Infographic showing requirements for those arriving into England from non-red-list countries such as Italy.

COVID-19 statistics in Italy vs UK

Renowned for the coastlines in Amalfi and the canals in Venice, Italy is an international getaway sure to impress any traveller.

Major tourist attractions:

  • MaLeaning Tower of Pisa
  • Colosseum
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain

Walking trails, parks and beaches:

  • Stelvio National Park
  • Gargano National Park
  • Cinque Terre National Park
  • Atrani in Campania
  • Marasusa in Calabria
  • Scala dei Turchi in Sicily

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