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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 Wednesday 04 May.

Testing Guidance

Fully vaccinated travellers: This status applies if you have received both vaccinations (with the second dose issued less than 270 days prior to departure and more than 14 days prior to departure) OR in receipt of the booster vaccination.

  • Pre-departure test: This is not required.
  • Form to enter Italy: This is not required.
  • Test in resort: Tests on arrival or in resort are not required, except on Sicily where all arrivals from the UK are required to undertake a rapid lateral flow (antigen) test on arrival (administered by the local health authorities free of charge).
  • Italy Green Pass and Super Green Pass:The NHS Covid App/Certificate to prove vaccination status, recovery, or a negative test result.
  • Test to return to the UK: This is not required.
  • Form to enter the UK: This is not required.
  • Test on return to the UK: Testing on return to the UK is not required.

Evidence for passengers in receipt of both vaccinations or in receipt of the booster vaccination (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/certificate (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):

You will need to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering Italy. Alternatively, a negative rapid lateral flow test can be taken within the 48 hours before entering Italy. OR a Covid-19 recovery certificate certifying that you have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 6 months.

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

  • Pre-departure test - required for children aged 6-11yrs: A PCR test taken within 72 hours of your arrival time in Italy or a lateral flow (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. The NHS lateral flow (antigen) test is not accepted.
  • Form to enter Italy: This is not required.
  • Test on arrival and in resort - children under 12yrs: Tests on arrival or in resort are not required, except on Sicily where all arrivals from the UK are required to undertake a rapid lateral flow (antigen) test on arrival (administered by the local health authorities free of charge).
  • Test to return to the UK – children under 12yrs: This is not required.
  • Form to enter the UK: This is not required.
  • Test on return to the UK – children under 12yrs: Testing on return to the UK is not required.

In Italy and Sicily

Public spaces and services

The following COVID-19 restrictions should be followed:

It is highly recommended to use masks whilst indoors. Children under the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all times. When travelling by aircraft to Italy and onboard public transportation, the mask must be an FFP2 mask. You can read more about the local guidance and measures in place here: https://www.italia.it/en/covid19.

Pre-departure team

Should you have any questions concerning your booked trip, please contact our Pre-departure team who will only be too happy to answer any questions. Contact them on - 020 8568 4499 and press Option 4. Alternatively email us at predep@sunvil.co.uk.

Sunvil's support

Sunvil’s destination specialists have toured Italy and Sicily and know the country inside out. The sales team is 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.

Other useful links

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