Simpson Safe Italy

Last updated 7 October 2020.

Everything you need to know about travelling to Italy in 2020…

Restrictions
The FCO is currently advising against all but essential travel to Italy. All passengers returning to the UK from Italy after 4am on Sunday 18 October will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

Local Restrictions
Bars in Italy are currently required to close at midnight.

Entry requirements
Passengers are required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form before travelling to Italy. When giving details of your address overseas, the villa name and region should be sufficient. You will be asked to show proof of the completed document before boarding the plane. Download the form here.

You may also be required to fill out a self-certification form on arrival at your accommodation, confirming that you are not experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 and, to the best of your knowledge, have not been in recent contact with anyone suffering from the virus.

The use of overhead lockers is not permitted on flights to Italy. Cabin bags which do not fit under the seat must be placed in the hold. Most airlines are not making a charge for this but please check with your carrier.

Italian authorities recommend signing up to their track and trace system at immuni.italia.it

Will I be tested for Covid-19 at the airport?
Temperature checks will be carried out but specific testing for Covid-19 is not required unless you display symptoms.

Will temperature checks be carried out during my stay?
Temperature checks may be carried out when entering restaurants, beach clubs, supermarkets and tourist attractions. They may also be requested by some property owners on arrival.

Should I wear a face mask?
Face masks are mandatory in all public spaces.

Beaches
Beaches and beach clubs in Italy are all open as usual, with sunbeds laid out in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Numbers may be limited on ‘free’ beaches and pre-booking is strongly advised at beach clubs. Face masks should be worn on arrival and temperature checks may be carried out.

Restaurants
Restaurants are open as usual and tables are spaced in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Face masks should be worn until seated at your table and contact details may be requested. Pre-booking is advised.

Bars
Bars are open as usual with customers required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Face masks are required on arrival and seating areas must be open-air.

Shops
Shops are open as usual, with numbers limited to allow compliance with social distancing guidelines. Masks are mandatory and temperature checks may be carried out at some supermarkets.

Boats, experiences and activities
Boat hire will be available as usual in Italy this summer, but groups will be limited to single parties travelling together. Some other pre-bookable activities and experiences may carry limitations for 2020; your Simpson Concierge will be able to advise.

Will there be any changes at the villa or hotel?
Please check your property details carefully on our website to see if any changes have been implemented for 2020. All our hygiene and enhanced cleaning measures are detailed on our Simpson Safe hub page.

What should I do if a member of my party is unwell or develops symptoms of Covid-19?
As always, your local Simpson Concierge has everything in place to assist you and should be your first port of call. They can arrange rapid testing, access to medical care if required, and are fully briefed on all procedures in the event that a member of your party tests positive for Covid-19.

Returning to the UK
You will be required to quarantine for 14 days when returning to the UK after 4am on Sunday 18 October 2020. Within 48 hours of travelling back, all passengers must complete a form giving journey and contact details, ready to present at the UK border. This may be printed, or downloaded onto a smart device and can be found at https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

Additional information
For further information on travel to Italy, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements


This page will be updated regularly. For the latest information, please check back immediately prior to your departure date.

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