As the vaccine rollout picks up pace and European borders start to re-open, we are all itching for Revenge Travel. Many of us had our vacations altered or cancelled last year, so the desire to scratch the itch is growing.
However, things are still cloudy in terms of what the current restrictions are, what colour each region of Italy is and so forth. To help you make sense of the confusing situation, we’ve outlined the current state of play concerning travel restrictions, what is currently going on in Italy, and how we, Tuscany Now & More, can help you feel more confident when booking your next villa escape.
As of the 31st of August 2021, fully-vaccinated travellers from the UK can enter Italy without having to self-isolate as long as they can show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 48 hours before entering Italy) or antigen coronavirus test (taken no more than 24 hours before entering Italy).
As of the 16th of December 2021, fully-vaccinated travellers from the EU can enter Italy without having to self-isolate as long as they can show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 48 hours before entering Italy) or antigen coronavirus test (taken no more than 24 hours before entering Italy).
Fully-vaccinated travellers from the US, Japan and Canada must present a negative PCR (taken no more than 72 hours before entering Italy) or antigen coronavirus test (taken no more than 24 hours before entering Italy).
Non-vaccinated travellers can still enter Italy with a negative test but must self-isolate for 5 days upon arrival and take a further test at the end of the isolation period. This can be done at your villa if you would still like to travel.
Regardless of whether you are travelling from the EU or a country outside like the US, everyone travelling to Italy is required to fill out the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form.
All of Italy except for Friuli Venezia Giulia is Zona Bianca (“White Zone”). White zone means that all cafes and restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, museums, archaeological sites and exhibitions are open, as well as the cinema, theatre and beaches.
From December 6th, access to public venues and activities like indoor restaurants and bars, sporting events, stadiums, concerts, civil or religious ceremonies, theme parks, theatres, cinemas and casinos will require the ‘Super Green’ Pass. The pass is available to those that present valid proof of vaccination or recovery. The original Green Pass based on a negative test is still valid for gyms and museums. Click here to read more about travelling to Italy with a COVID ‘Super Green’ Pass, how it works and what this means for you.
You can also find information and guidelines regarding travelling to Italy, issued by the Italian Government here. We also recommend consulting your home country’s travel guidelines.
While we are confident that the next few months will provide an important turning point after a difficult year, we want to make sure our clients feel confident when booking their next villa escape. With this in mind, we’re offering TN&M’s Responsible Travel Guarantee for 2021 & 2022. Our flexible policy offers extra peace of mind and tranquillity when travelling with Covid-related restrictions.
Airports are now a very different place in Covid times, hence why we’ve partnered with Fastrack VIP to look after the wellbeing of our clients. As one of the best Airport Meet & Assist companies in the world, Fastrack VIP helps travellers navigate the challenges of today's airport experience at an affordable price. With a friendly, knowledgeable Fastrack VIP airport greeter on hand, travellers will be guided safely through the airport terminal, alleviating the anxiety associated with air travel.
Fastrack VIP cover 670 airports worldwide including all major airports in Italy, offering services including departure meet & assist, arrival meet & assist, gate to gate transfer assistance, VIP terminal services, executive lounge access, tarmac transfer, limousine and luggage delivery
If you are travelling with us and would like help organising PCR tests in Italy, our award-winning Concierge Team can navigate you to the nearest clinic, as well as organise an in-villa test. Don’t forget that while you are in destination, our 24-hour on-the-ground team is also available by phone or WhatsApp for emergencies.
If you would like to discuss your upcoming trip and options, please get in touch with our Travel Specialists as soon as possible. Call us on +44 (0)20 73684 8884, or if you're in the US or Canada, on our toll-free number: 1-800-469-4546.