Last Updated: Friday 19th November 2021

Skiing and riding this year will be different; we’re here to welcome you back to winter as smoothly as possible. This guide is a brief overview of what to expect when travelling to and around Italy and in resort this winter.

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The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office issues advice relating to the safety of a country or destination to travel to. If you travel against this advice, there could be serious ramifications for the cover provided under your travel insurance policy. Please read their advice and your travel insurance policy very carefully before booking and travelling.


Contents

          -          NHS COVID Pass & Booster Doses

          -          Entry Requirements

          -          Getting Around – Italy’s Green Pass

          -          What to Expect in Resort?

          -          Travelling with Children

          -          Leaving Italy

 

NHS COVID Pass & Booster Doses

As of Friday 19th November, the NHS Proof of COVID Vaccination has been updated to demonstrate proof of third or other booster vaccinations. Please refresh your NHS COVID Pass after this date to ensure all appropriate doses are included on your NHS COVID Pass.

Currently, Italy does not require a third dose to be considered “fully vaccinated”. However, if offered, you should strongly consider take up your third “booster” dose, to ensure swift compliance with any changes in international regulations.


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are subject to change at short notice. Please check the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s advice for Italy for the latest guidance.

All travellers must wear a medical mask on all flights to or from Italy.

Vaccinated – vaccinated travellers must fill out a travel pre-clearance form to generate a QR code either to your phone or to print and carry with you. You must also have proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48hrs before your arrival in Italy.

Unvaccinated – you must fill out a pre-travel clearance form and have evidence of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no more than 48hrs before arrival in Italy. You will need to notify the Prevention Department of your destination’s local authority – for details see here. Once in Italy, you must travel to your destination by private vehicle and self-isolate there for five days, followed by a PCR test after this time.

Children under the age of 18 do not need to self-isolate if travelling with a fully vaccinated adult, however, they must demonstrate a negative PCR test. Children under 6 are exempt from testing.


Getting Around – Italy's Green Pass.

You will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination or a recent negative test in order to gain access to some venues, including bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. In Italy, this extends to public transport which links two or more regions, religious and civil ceremonies, and accessing indoor wellness facilities in hotels such as spas, gyms and pools. 

Your NHS Proof of COVID Vaccination is officially accepted in place of Italy’s “Green Pass”. This must be refreshed close to the time of departure to ensure the appropriate QR codes are generated.

All people aged 12 or over will need a Green Pass to access ski lifts. Your NHS Proof of COVID Vaccination is suitable in place of this. Children aged 17 and under who have not received a full course of vaccination can access a temporary green pass by testing negative at testing centres.

You should carry I.D. with you as you may be required to present this as part of your proof of vaccination.

Unvaccinated travellers can access a temporary green pass valid for 48hrs by testing negative using a rapid COVID test, available widely at pharmacies and test centres. This applies to children aged 17 and under who have not received a full course of vaccination.

 

What to Expect in Resort?

Third party liability insurance is a legal requirement from 1st January 2022 - this can be purchased locally with your ski lift pass. There are heavy fines if you are found to be skiing without this. All Children under 18 must wear a helmet whilst skiing.
 
Social distancing will be heavily enforced in resort and large gatherings are actively discouraged. Sports events are running with a reduced capacity in place. Facemasks will be mandatory in all enclosed spaces, or outdoor spaces where the ability to social distance is limited, including ski lifts. Italian authorities stipulate that surgical or FFP-2 masks must be worn on all lifts and in common areas. Eating or drinking is not permitted on lifts or boarding areas.

All people aged 12 or over will need a Green Pass to access ski lifts. Your NHS Proof of COVID Vaccination is suitable in place of this. Children aged 17 and under who have not received a full course of vaccination (see above) will need have proof of recovery, or can access a temporary green pass by testing negative at testing centres.

Cultural venues, including theatres, cinemas and museums are operating with a reduced capacity and must be booked at least 24hrs in advance.


Travelling with Children
Children under the age of 18 may enter Italy without needing to quarantine regardless of vaccination status, provided they are travelling with fully vaccinated adults. Those aged 6 and up must present proof of a negative test taken in the previous 48hrs.

Those aged 12 and above are subject to the same Green Pass rules (see above) as adults. If they are not fully vaccinated, temporary Green Passes can be accessed by testing negative at a local pharmacy. These last for a period of 48hrs.

Those under 12 do not need to comply with Italy's Green Pass rules.


Leaving Italy
All travellers must wear a medical mask on flights to and from Italy.

All travellers must show a Green Pass to board flights, for which your NHS Proof of COVID Vaccination is sufficient. Those who are not fully vaccinated, including children aged 12 and over who have not received a full course of vaccination, must be able to present a negative rapid antigen test result taken no sooner than 48hrs before your flight. These tests are widely available from local pharmacies.