Coronavirus Covid 19 in Venice, Florence and Rome in Italy, Covid Certificate Pass, Antigenic and Molecular Swabs, Rules for entering Italy

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Covid Coronavirus: Venice, Florence, Rome

Tuesday 28 June: 83,555 new positive cases in Italy.
95.7% of Italians over the age of 12 have had a complete vaccination cycle or have been cured less than six months ago (5%).

Vaccination Pass, Antigenic and Molecular Tests, Quarantine, Outdoor Mask

The Italian Government's New rules in force since May 1, 2022:

Covid rules for entering Italy

All travellers over the age of 6 who are members of the European Union who enter Italy must respect the following rules:
Fill out a European traceability sheet Form  Form 
Present a EU Digital Covid Certificate or other equivalent certification less than 9 months issued after having completed the prescribed anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle (2 doses). If you have done a booster dose (3rd dose) the health pass is valid without any condition of duration to enter Italy.
That you have recovered from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab)
Undergo a molecular swab carried out within 72 hours prior to entry into Italy and the result of which is negative, or an antigenic swab carried out within 48 hours prior to entry into Italy and the result of which is negative. Minors under the age of 6 years are exempt from taking the pre-departure swab.

Rules for Minors

A minor under the age of 6 is exempt from testing and is not subject to any measures.
A child over 6 years of age must present a negative antigenic swab of fewer than 48 hours or a molecular swab of fewer than 72 hours (self-tests are not accepted); children are deemed to follow the parent's condition with whom they are travelling. If the parent is vaccinated or cured, the child will not be subject to quarantine; on the other hand, if the parent is not vaccinated and subject to quarantine, the child will be subject to the same measure.

For travellers from Canada, the United States and Japan, Venice, Rome, Milan and Naples airports are certified "Covid Tested" to avoid quarantine.

COVID Green Pass Certificate/Swabs Rules to Enter Italy

United Kingdom Travelers  infos 
Japan, Canada and U.S. Travelers  infos 
European Union Travellers  infos 

Wearing a mask in Italy

End of wearing a sanitary mask Outdoors
Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory outside throughout Italy. It remains mandatory outdoors in case of gatherings that do not allow a sufficient distance to be respected between people, and therefore you should always have one in your pocket just in case.

End of wearing a sanitary mask Indoors
Wearing the FFP2 mask from age 12 is mandatory in museums, the theatre and the concert.
Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory in all transport until September 2022.

Curfew, Travel inside Italy

There is currently no curfew in force throughout Italy. All travel is allowed between regions without limitation.

Obligation of EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent Certification in Italy

The obligation to present EU Digital Covid Certificate or other equivalent certification begins at the age of 12.
From 1st May, there is no longer any obligation to produce a Covid Certificate throughout Italy.

Hotels Restaurants Cafes Museums
From 1st May the EU Digital Covid Certificate (basic, obtained with a test, or vaccinal) is not anymore mandatory inside restaurants, cafes and bars, cinemas, theatres, concerts and operas.

There is no longer need to have an EU Digital Covid Certificate obligation for staying in hotels.

Covid Certificate are no longer required to enter museums, shops and shopping centres.

Covid Rules in Transport
The EU Digital Covid Certificate (basic, obtained with a test, or vaccinal) is mandatory on long-distance public transport, but it is no longer required on local public transport.

COVID Tested Flights to Italy

For travellers from Canada, the United States and Japan, airports in Venice, Rome, Milan and Naples are certified “Covid Tested” to avoid quarantine.
Covid Tested Flights  Official Information 

Where you can get a COVID-19 Antigenic or Molecular Swab in Venice Florence or Rome?

Antigenic swabs can be done in many Italian pharmacies with a result within half an hour. However, be careful; it is often necessary to book your test appointment the day before.
Antigenic swab in Venice Pharmacies  infos 
Antigenic swab in Florence Pharmacies  infos 
Antigenic swab in Rome Pharmacies  infos 

Molecular swabs can be done without a prescription but you need to make an appointment in advance.
In Italian: Tampone Molecolare (PCR)
The time limits for the test result depend on each laboratory, so you must contact them first so you can then decide on your appointment date. Prices (70 to €100) are indicated on the pages of analytical laboratories.

Molecular swabs in Venice:

Policlinico San Marco (Mestre)
Istituto Sherman (Venice)
Lifebrain (Mestre)
Synlab (Mestre)
Ospedale San Camillo (Lido)
Bielo+Hub (Venice) +39 041 5237870
Venice Marco Polo Airport

Molecular swabs in Florence


Molecular swabs in Rome


Transports in Venice

If you don't want to use the public transports from the airport (Bus or Alilaguna boat lines) we advise you to book a water taxi, private or to be shared with security distances  Water Taxis 

Paid Access Tax in Venice

Paid Access Tax in Venice for Tourists  infos 

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