Italy drops Passenger Locator Form but extends other Covid rules

Italy has removed the requirement for international visitors to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) to enter the country.

As of May 1, Britons travelling to Italy have been able to enter without completing an online form.

The UK Foreign Office website states: “From May 1, travellers will no longer be required to complete a PLF to enter or travel through Italy as a visitor.”

But Italy has extended its other Covid entry restrictions until the end of the month, which means visitors still need to show proof of vaccination, recovery certificate within the six months prior to travel or a negative Covid test to be allowed in.

The Foreign Office website states: “Until May 30, all travellers aged six and over must show one of the following: proof of vaccination, or evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering Italy or a negative rapid lateral flow test taken within the 48 hours before entering Italy, or a Covid recovery certificate certifying that you have recovered from Covid in the last six months.”

Anyone who cannot show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative Covid test must travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport, self-isolate for five days, and show proof of a negative Covid test at the end of the five days to be allowed out.

Face mask rules have been eased and are no longer compulsory in restaurants, bars or shops. However, until June 15 they will remain mandatory on public transport, when visiting healthcare facilities, and at indoor public venues including theatres, cinemas, clubs and concert halls.

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