School trips to Italy are back! Entry restrictions scrapped
1 Jun 2022, 08:23 by Kate Moore
Are school trips to Italy allowed in 2023?
Yes! All COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted and school trips to Italy are even easier. Read on for our understanding of the current requirements for school trips to Italy from 3 October 2022.
Entry requirements for school trips to Italy
All COVID-19 entry restrictions were lifted on 1 June 2022. This means that Italy does not require any proof of vaccination, a negative test result, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate to enter the country, regardless of the vaccination status of the adults and children in your group. But, be aware that travellers arriving in Italy, including children, may be subject to random COVID-19 testing in airports and ports.
Passenger locator forms are no longer required for visitors. Visit the FCO website to check the latest entry requirements for Italy.
Please also see our checklist for school trips to Europe now we have left the EU.
Domestic COVID rules
From 3 October FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory on public transport.
Current rules for school groups returning from Italy
All UK COVID travel restrictions were removed on 18 March 2022, making it much easier for groups returning home from a school trip abroad. This means that, regardless of vaccination status, children and adults no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator form or take a test to return to the UK.
Can I travel to Italy if I'm unvaccinated?
Yes, all COVID-19 travel restrictions were removed for adults and children on 1st June.
Have any schools taken a trip to Italy yet?
Yes! Just take a look at the photos below from this trip we organised for Bassingbourn School who travelled to Pompeii back in April 2022.
More information from the COVID-19 Travel Hub
- School Travel Insurance with COVID-19 cover
- Voyager School Travel Peace of Mind Promise
- Guide to Restarting School Trips
- COVID-19 Travel FAQs
- Vaccination requirements for school trips abroad