Requirements for travel to Italy from the UK

After a rough time of not being able to travel we are finally able to take an escape and enjoy freedom and relaxation. As Italy has finally opened its door to UK travellers, now is the time to pack your bags and travel to Italy from UK to delight in pasta and Prosecco. But before being able to taste the flavours of Italy there are some requirements you must meet before entering the country. Therefore, we are here to help! Step by step on what you need, along with easy-to-follow videos will get you soaking in the Italian sun in no time!

Step 1 – Pre-departure Travel Test

Before setting off to travel to Italy from UK you will have to under-go a Rapid-antigen flow test. We recommend buying a c19 testing kit. This test allows you to enter Italy. The test should be taken up to 48 hours before travelling. When your test kit arrives, go to The site will guide you through taking the test along with submitting the results. Allow up to 12 hours to receive your negative test certificate.

Step 2 – EU digital passenger locator form

The next step to entering Italy is completing the EU passenger Locator form. The form will ask you to fill out your details which consist of:

  • Personal information
  • Contact information
  • Permanent address information
  • Previous accommodation
  • Temporary address
  • Travel companions
  • Emergency contact information

After completion you will receive an email containing a unique Quick Response (QR) code along with a link to download your digital passenger locator form in PDF format.

Step 3 – Booking your Day-2 Lateral Flow test

After you have indulged in all the pasta and pizza it is time for your return to the UK. When getting back you will need to take a Day-2 Lateral Flow Antigen  test. We recommend using the c19 Testing fully vaccinated day-2 Lateral Flow Antigen test. The key part of this test is the booking reference you will receive through email. This booking reference will be used for when you will be filling out your UK passenger Locator Form. Keep the confirmation email that includes the booking reference handy. 

Step 4 – UK Digital Passenger Locator Form

The final step to having a safe and successful holiday is completing the UK digital passenger locator form. You will need to provide all your personal and contact information. If you are fully vaccinated, you will not need to quarantine. This is where you will need to provide your booking reference number.

If you want to find out more about how to travel to Italy, Lorne Blyth the founder of Flavours Holidays takes you through everything you need to enter and return from Italy.

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