Coronavirus Covid 19 in Venice, Florence and Rome in Italy, Pass, Antigenic and PCR Tests

Saint-Mark Square and Basilica in Venice.
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Covid Coronavirus: Venice, Florence, Rome

Wednesday 26 January: 167,206 new positive cases in Italy.
87.2% of the Italian population over 12 years of age is fully vaccinated (2 doses).

Official Confirmation Venice Carnival 2022

Mayor of Venice's Confirmation  infos 

European Travellers to Italy Covid Rules up to January 31, 2022

For travellers entering Italy from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco:

People who have had a full vaccination must present their European or International Green Pass as well as a negative antigen test less than 24 hours or a negative molecular test less than 48 hours.

From 1st February 2022 no more test needed to enter Italy

From 1st February, you will only need a green pass to enter Italy, molecular or antigen test will not be any more necessary.

Unvaccinated people must present a negative antigen test less than 24 hours or a negative molecular test less than 48 hours and respect a 5-day quarantine.

For entry into the national territory, children under the age of six are exempted from carrying out the molecular or antigen test.

Minors up to the age of 18, travelling with parents exempt from quarantine (because they have a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate) are also exempt from quarantine but they must present a negative molecular or antigen test like adults.

Confirmation of Venice Carnival 2022

Venice Carnival Mask and Costume The mayor of Venice confirmed in his wishes for the new year 2022 that the carnival will take place. It is an official confirmation.

The only unknown, of course, is the pandemic. If things go wrong, some events such as the Angel Fly or the Best Costume Contest may be cancelled.

But that won't stop the true carnival. As you know, 95% of the Venice carnival is made by the masked people themselves who, by their presence, are the true magic of the Venice carnival.

Venice Carnival Mask and Costume Since these masked people are not a “collective” organization that could be regulated, but of people there individually, we do not see how we could prevent them from being present any more than the usual tourists.

And with vaccines and masks, the risks of lockdown are fortunately now a thing of the past.

So at worst, no Angel Jump or contest for the most beautiful costume, but all the real actors of the carnival whose creative efforts are the true soul of the Venice carnival will always be able to be there and make us dream.

COVID Green Pass Certificate/Tests Rules to Enter Italy

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

White Zone, Curfew, Travel

Venice (Veneto) is yellow zone on December 18, Rome (Lazio) and Florence (Tuscany) are white zone and there is no curfew. All travel is allowed between regions without limitation.

The difference between the white and yellow zone is only the mandatory wearing of the mask outdoors.

Shops, Bars Restaurants, Churches, Museums, Entertainment

All shops, bars and restaurants are open as well as museums, churches and entertainment venues (concerts, opera...) In Venice, the Gondolas are in service.

Green Pass - COVID Pass in Italy

The Green Pass or Sanitary Pass requirement begins at the age of 12.

The Green Pass is mandatory inside restaurants, cafes and bars, cinemas, theatres, concerts, opera, museums, theme parks, social and cultural centres, beauty centre, sports halls, casinos, bingo, stadiums, congresses and fairs.

The Green Pass is mandatory in hotels and restaurants.

Transport. The Green pass is mandatory on long-distance and local public transport.

Covid Wearing a sanitary mask in Italy

Wearing a mask is mandatory inside shops, public places and transport, and restaurants and bars if you do not consume. The mask is mandatory outside in all Italy

In the transports, theaters, concert halls and all events, you have to wear an FFP2 mask.

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 PCR test in Venice Florence or Rome?

Antigenic tests 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 Test in Venice Pharmacies  infos 
Antigenic Test in Florence Pharmacies  infos 
Antigenic Test in Rome Pharmacies  infos 

PCR tests 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.


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





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 

Venice Biennale of Art The Venice Biennale of Art 2021 is postponed to 2022.

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