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This document contains the latest information about the protocols, preventative measures and changes adopted in Italy and on Sicily in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

Since lockdown was announced, and before, we have been closely monitoring government guidance, regional policies and have maintained a continuous dialogue with our colleagues in Italy and on Sicily. Below we have highlighted the facts and guidelines relating to accommodation, shops and services. It is important to note that guidelines are being updated daily and you should contact us should you have any specific questions or concerns. 

This document was updated on Sunday 28 November.

Testing Guidance

If you have received both vaccinations (more than 14 days prior to departure):

  • Provide proof of your vaccination status – see below for details of the evidence required.
  • Pre-departure testing: A PCR test taken within 48 hours of your arrival time in Italy or a lateral flow (rapid antigen) test taken at an authorised clinic within 48 hours of your arrival time in Italy. A negative test result is required in order to travel.
  • A completed Digital European Passenger Locator Form 
  • In addition, visitors to Sicily must complete a visitor arrival form
  • Testing on return to the UK: A Day 2 PCR test is required. This test must be ordered before your return to the UK and evidence of this purchase must be added to the UK Passenger Locator Form. Travellers are required to self-isolate until a negative test result is received.
  • A completed UK Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

Evidence for passengers in receipt of both vaccinations (one of the following):

  • The NHS App: This application is valid on smart phones and tablets and requires ALL passengers to register for their own account. The account is connected to your NHS number, date of birth and postcode. The application will display your Covid-19 vaccine record.
  • An official certificate from the NHS: This certificate can be obtained by calling “119” from any UK landline or mobile (or by dialling "111" is resident in Wales). This request takes c.5-7 days to receive.
  • You should check that your name on your passport matches how it is displayed on your NHS Covid App/cartificate (Pass). If the names are different, contact your GP practice to have your details updated. Middle names are not required on the Covid App/certificate
  • We recommend you travel with a printed copy of your vaccination certificate. A printed copy of your vaccination status (as obtained by the NHS App) must be dated after 01 November.

If you have not received both vaccinations (more than 14 days prior to departure):

  • A quarantine period of 5-days is applicable on arrival for unvaccinated travellers. As such, Sunvil is not recommending leisure travel at this time. 

Children aged 17yrs and younger - when travelling with fully vaccinated parent(s)/parental guardian(s):

  • Pre-departure testing - required for children aged 6-17yrs: A PCR test taken within 48 hours of your arrival time in Italy or a lateral flow (rapid antigen) test taken at an authorised clinic within 48 hours of your arrival time in Italy. A negative test result is required in order to travel.
  • A completed Digital European Passenger Locator Form
  • In addition, visitors to Sicily must complete a visitor arrival form
  • Testing on return to the UK - required for children aged 5-17yrs: A Day 2 PCR test is required. This test must be ordered before your return to the UK and evidence of this purchase must be added to the UK Passenger Locator Form. Travellers are required to self-isolate until a negative test result is received.

Testing providers

In UK tests:
At Sunvil, we recommend the testing services of Randox Health and Express Test (two of the UK government’s approved providers). Their services have been tried-and-tested by our team and also utilised by our travellers throughout the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Full details of their products and pricing can be found below.

Randox Health
Finsbury House
23 Finsbury Circus
London
EC2M 7EO
Website: https://www.randoxhealth.com
Tel: 0800 254 5130

  • UK testing kits for adults and children aged 6-17yrs travelling with fully vaccinated parent(s)/parental guardian(s): Pre-departure PCR test and a Day 2 PCR test - quote SUNVIL2021 online. Price: £43.00 each for the pre-departure PCR test and Day 2 PCR test.
  • UK testing kits for children aged 5yrs travelling with fully vaccinated parent(s)/parental guardian(s): Day 2 PCR test – quote SUNVIL2021 online. Price: £43.00. A reduced rate applies for click and collect purchases.

Express Test by Cignpost
Building X92 Cody Technology Park
Farnborough
Surrey
GU14 0LX
Website: https://www.expresstest.co.uk/
Tel: 020 3384 0000

  • UK testing kits for adults and children aged 6-17yrs travelling with fully vaccinated parent(s)/parental guardian(s): Pre-departure PCR test and a Day 2 PCR test - quote SUNVIL2021 online. Price: £59.00 for the pre-departure PCR test and £69.00 for the Day 2 PCR test.
  • UK testing kits for children aged 5yrs travelling with fully vaccinated parent(s)/parental guardian(s): Day 2 PCR test – quote AITO21 online. Price: £69.00 for the Day 2 PCR test.

Sunvil's support

Sunvil’s destination specialists have toured Italy and Sicily and know the country inside out. The team consisting of Rosanna, Michelle, Yasmin, Cristiana, Alison and Bekki, are supported in-country by our local agent. We operate a 24-hour emergency telephone number and are also on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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