What are the current rules for school trips travelling to and from Italy?
3 May 2022, 09:23 by Kate Moore
Are school trips to Italy allowed in 2022?
Italy is relaxing its travel rules to make school trips to Italy even easier. Read on for our understanding of the current requirements for school trips to Italy from 3 May 2022.
Entry requirements for school groups to Italy
Tests are no longer required for travellers (aged from 6 years) who are either fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID. To be considered fully vaccinated in Italy, eligible adults may require a booster shot.
Italy accepts the NHS COVID pass as proof of vaccination and recovery. Read more about how children aged 12 and over can demonstrate their COVID status for school trips abroad.
Until 30 May, unvaccinated travellers, aged 6 years and over, will need to take a PCR test (taken within 72 hours) or lateral flow test (within the 48 hours) to visit Italy.
Passenger locator forms are no longer required for visitors.
Visit the FCO website to check the latest entry requirements for Italy.
Domestic COVID rules
The Green Pas and Super Green Pass rules have been relaxed so that school groups will not be required to demonstrate their COVID-19 status during the course of their stay. Until 15 June, FFP2 masks are required on public transport and at indoor public venues such as theatres.
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, unvaccinated travellers no longer need to take a pre-departure COVID test before embarking on their return journey, and unvaccinated travellers are not required to take a COVID test on their return to the UK.
Can I travel to Italy if I'm unvaccinated?
Unvaccinated teachers and students aged from 6 years, who haven't recently recovered from COVID, will need to take a COVID test to enter Italy. Travellers no longer need to be vaccinated (or recently recovered) to access to indoor venues and attractions.
More information from the COVID-19 Travel Hub
- What are the rules for groups returning from a school trip abroad?
- 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